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With all the uproar about Vail's trademark application for the name "Park City", why isn't anyone talking about the one business in town that already owns a similar trademark?  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:

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Vail Resorts does not intend to withdraw its application for the trademark of the words Park City, but company officials hope that after Thursday's discussion with the Park City council, the community will better understand why they're doing what they're doing.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

Here is the complete interview with Bill Rock and Kristin Williams from The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher on Thursday, June 9, 2016:

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Park City officials met with the CEO of Vail Resorts earlier this week as the Park City Council prepares to discuss the efforts of the Colorado company's trademark application for the words "Park City." KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The count keeps getting higher.  As of Tuesday afternoon, more than fifty people have asked the federal trademark office for more time to consider what threat, if any, exists if Vail owns a trademark for the name "Park City."  The deadline to file an extension request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is this Thursday.  That's the same day city council will take up the issue in a work session.  And now a new group called Future Park City is getting in on the action.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the latest.  

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Park City's Powdr Corp has added its first resort since selling Park City to Vail  Resorts.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Vail just got bigger.  Today the company announced it has acquired another ski resort.  And that makes the Epic Pass much more appealing to the Midwest market.  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:

It was a close vote.  Initial results show Park City ski patrollers will  join a union.  

Below is an excerpt from an email sent to Park City ski patrollers Monday evening:

"Today, you were given an opportunity to vote on whether or not the Park City Ski Patrol Team would be represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Preliminary results show that employees voted 97 to 94 for representation. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a process to officially certify the results. As soon as the process is complete, we will let you know."

Park City Municipal has sent a follow up correspondence to the CEO's of Vail Resorts and Powdr Corp, expressing support for a "broader resolution" to their legal dispute which would include an operational plan for the resort to remain open for the upcoming ski season. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Despite the ongoing lease dispute between PCMR and Vail/Talisker, city leaders say plans for a parking structure, enhanced transit, and greater connection between the resort and Lower Park Avenue area will move forward. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The town of Vail, Colorado had representatives in town last week, for several days of collaboration, brainstorming, and sharing information on how similar mountain resort communities operate. Lynn Ware Peek has more.