Park City School District

On Tuesday, the Park City School Board began discussing implementing a drug testing policy in the district.  They authorized a policy subcommittee to proceed with researching and proposing a program with the intention of putting it in place for next school year.

Carolyn Murray has more:  


The Park City Board of Education will further discuss whether the district should implement drug testing for students. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The film is a graphic depiction of Opioid addiction in the United States.  Special agents from the DEA and FBI , along with Community Health Workers, participated in the panel discussion that followed the movie.  

They indicate the  abuse of pain killers and synthetic opiates in Utah and nationwide is unprecedented.

Carolyn Murray was covering the event for KPCW.

On today's Local News Hour host Renai Bodley talks to the woman who will be the public face of Park City’s city hall.  Linda Jager is eight weeks into her new job.  She talks about her mission as the head of the city’s Community Engagement Team and her goals to get citizens better informed and more engaged.  Then Park City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ember Conley previews Tuesday's school board meeting.

There is a community forum Monday night at 6pm at the Park City Library to help parents who are struggling with how to talk to their kids about drug use and suicide prevention.   KPCW will air the forum live.

An update on the investigation into the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High School Students tops this morning’s Local News Hour.  Host Renai Bodley talks to Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter about the new synthetic drug “pink” and why police are concerned it could be in our community.  Then Summit County Councilman Tal Adair gives an update on criminal justice reform and a new plan to move non-violent drug offenders out of the jail and into supervision.  Snyderville Planning Commissioner Bea Peck talks about the Discovery CORE project, which is a mixed affordable housing project

Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter was on The Local News Hour this morning.  He gave new information about the synthetic drug "pink" and why he says it's in the community.  He also has an update on the investigation into the deaths of 13-year-old Grant Seavers and 13-year-old Ryan Ainsworth.    

Here is the entire 15 minute interview:

Wednesday afternoon Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley and Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk held a news conference to update the community on the investigation of the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High School students.  13-year-old Grant Seaver passed away at his home Sunday.  Tuesday, his friend Ryan Ainsworth, also 13, was found deceased at his home.

Park City Police are investigating the deaths of two 13-year-old Treasure Mountain Junior High students.  The deaths occurred in two separate incidents.   Grant Seaver passed away Sunday.  Ryan Ainsworth died Tuesday morning.  Both died at their homes.  Police say there is no imminent threat to student safety.    However, they are issuing a community-wide alert about a synthetic opioid called "pink".   They stress there is no confirmation the drug is connected to the deaths of the two boys.

Park City Police Department & Park City School District

(Below is a statement from the Park City Police Department and the Park City School District)

Fatal Overdoses from Synthetic Opioid -- U-47700 -- in Utah

U-47700 (Also Known as “Pink” or “Pinky”): Extremely Dangerous Drug Appearing in Park City