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The City Council voted to annex the upper Park Meadows neighborhood known as Mountain Top into the city water district. Homeowners approached the city last summer because their well had failed. There has been an interim emergency agreement in place with the development until now.  Carolyn Murray has this:

An award-winning author whose book was adapted into a Sundance film last year will be coming to Park City on Wednesday as the keynote speaker at the Park City Friends of the Library Luncheon on Wednesday at Silver Lake Lodge.

Peter Rock will be speaking in part about his book “My Abandonment” which was adapted into the film “Leave No Trace”. The story is based on real-life events. When in 2004, a man and his daughter were found by Portland police in a nature preserve where they had lived for four years.

Park City Performing Arts Institute

Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Trudeau comes to the Eccles Stage this weekend where he’ll talk about his latest book, hashtag SAD, Doonesbury In The Time Of Trump. It’s a book that explores the satire of how life in America has changed under the Trump Administration. Carolyn Murray has this:


Once again, it’s the time of year when locals are asked to donate their slightly-used clothing for the Winter Coat Drive, so that youths of all income levels can enjoy winter sports.

The coat drive is part of the Park City Christian Center Operation Hope. Pete Stoughten, from the Center, and Heather Sims, from the Youth Sports Alliance, visited KPCW to explain the purpose of the program, and to mention their other partners in the effort.

Wasatch County Fire

The Mountain Subdivision called Timber Lakes sits in the hills east of Heber. The city fire officials are always concerned about this area because it is so dry and covered with scrub oak. A house fire was reported in the early hours of Friday morning and if not for the recent rain and a vigilent homeowner’s association, the outcome could have been catastrophic for many property owners in the neighborhood. Carolyn Murray has this:

Lt. Andrew Wright with the Summit County Sheriff’s Department says they’ve dealt with three cases involving down branches since the storm.


Staff is asking the Planning Commission for the green light on their recommendations regarding food trucks at Wednesday’s meeting -before they present them to city council during their work session on Thursday. Melissa Allison has more:

The Art and Science of Arachnids exhibit is now at the Swaner EcoCenter giving locals and visitors the opportunity to learn more about and maybe even overcome their fear of spiders.

The exhibit is here through December 9. Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter Executive Director Nell Larson introduces the exhibit.

Park City Rotary

Organizers are getting set to have over a thousand locals, lining up and down Main Street this Saturday, for the 3rd Annual Park City Shot Ski.

The event invites participants to line Main Street, holding hundreds of skis laid end to end, and take back a shot. It is both a friendly competition with Breckenridge, Colorado, which set a record last January for the number of participants, and a fundraiser for the Sunrise Rotary Club.

KPCW talked to organizers Jim Whitman and Connie Nelson. Whitman said the idea was spawned by one of the annual Park City Road Tours.

Judy Collins has been writing and performing music for almost 60 years. She’s bringing new songs and classical standards to the Egyptian Theater Thursday through Friday night. She promises her audience a fresh show each performance. Carolyn Murray has this: