Park City Council

Park City Municipal kicked off a series of public forums on a topic that faces all of us in Utah and especially in Summit County:  GROWTH.  The Monday evening meeting at the newly remodeled Park City Library building set the stage to begin to answer the question, “What’s Next Park City?”  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park Meadows resident and local businessman Dan Portwood is one of six contenders in this year's City Council race. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The number of candidates running for Park City Council last week dropped from 8 to 6 after two candidates withdrew from the race. One of those, Mark Blue cited family obligations and the other, Josh Hobson, would still be in the race except that he recently moved to a rental in Thaynes Canyon that is just a few yards outside the city limits. Still he says he'll be watching and contribution to the election rhetoric. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Senior Policy Advisor Ann Ober about tonight's Growth Forum - What's Next Park City? Park City Schools Superintendent Ember Conley and Business Administrator Todd Hauber review the teachers compensation package and next year's budget. Dan Portwood is one of six candidates running for Park City Council - he introduces himself and Summit Community Power Works Project Manager Mary Christa Smith promotes the group's first fundraise on Saturday, the Watt Shot.

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has the weekly trails update and talks about a new Mid-Mountain section going in and improvements to Spiro trail. Josh Hobson, a former candidate for Park City Council had to back out of the race after learning that he's 100 steps from being within the city's boundaries. He talks about what would have been his campaign platform. Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Chuck Klingenstein reviews the Pace Ranch Development proposed rezone.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council member Tim Henney about Monday's "What's Next Park City?" growth forum. City manager Diane Foster has details on some of the agenda items for Thursday's City Council meeting, including an $800,00 upgrade to the McPolin Barn. Rich Bullough and Katie Mullaly from the Summit County Health Dept. have the monthly update. The Foreigner opens at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday.

Jill Orschel

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation invites you to participate in National Trails Day on Saturday. Park City School Board member Julie Eihausen has the latest on choosing a new candidate to replace Moe Hickey on the school board and master planning. Park City Council member Liza Simpson announces she is not going to run for re-election.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the superintendent of Wasatch School District Terry Shoemaker about the possibility of a $62 million bond that could go on November's election ballot to build new schools and a pool facility. Park City manager Diane Foster reviews the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting and Ann Ober discuses the Mountain Accord Interlocal Agreement that is on the council's agenda for discussion. Melissa Caffey and Glenn Artist from The Hope Alliance talk about Caffey's retirement and what's next for the organization.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox with the Summit Land Conservancy about their summer programs. Park City council candidate Nann Worrel - the first one to file talks about why she's running for one of the three seats. Summit County manager Tom Fisher previews Wednesday's council council agenda, including a possible approval of the Silver Creek Development Agreement.

Nann Worrel

A second Park City resident has announced she will run for Park City Council and will file an official declaration of candidacy next week. Leslie Thatcher has more.