Park City

Park City Municipal

Applications for the 25th Leadership Park City Class are open now through Friday August 24th.

Founder and Director Myles Rademan says the Leadership Park City program is open to those who live or work in the greater Park City area and want to give back to their community.

The Park City Council voted Thursday night to approve a new venue for the Sundance Film Festival, in a commercial space near Park Avenue.

The council approved a venue for 950 Iron Horse Drive—the vacant commercial space next to Rite Aid.

The space was for many years a Blockbuster Video.

Now, according to Sundance Institute Managing Director Betsy Wallace, it will be used as a merchandising store in the months leading up to the festival.

Park City Municipal

  Park City Council took a vote Thursday, capping off months of discussion--and controversy stretching back over 30 years on the Treasure Hill property.

The council approved a Resolution, putting a Bond before the voters this November for $48 million to acquire the Treasure hillside and exclude any residential and commercial development. The sum also includes $3 million to help acquire a conservation easement for the Snow Ranch Pastures.

State representatives on the Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee heard from local representatives and Rocky Mountain Power about efforts to provide municipalities with renewable energy options.

The meeting, held at the capitol building, addressed efforts to provide options for those communities interested in investing in renewable energy.

Local representatives and Rocky Mountain Power appealed to the committee to change regulations to allow the agreement to move forward. Park City Regional Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin explains.

Deer Valley Resort

After nearly 38 years with Deer Valley, Bob Wheaton announced this morning in a press release he will be transitioning away from his role as President and COO of Deer Valley. Wheaton will take on a new role with Alterra Mountain Company as Senior Strategic Advisor.

In a prepared statment Wheaton said “I am grateful to our parent company for the opportunity to stay engaged and involved in the ski industry as I move into a new phase. As many of you know, I love working at my ranch with my wife Marion and very much look forward to having more time to spend with family and friends."

Park City School District

It’s just around the corner, Wednesday August 23rd is the start of school in the Park City District. That first day of school will be a first for many students at new schools but will also be a first school day for Park City High School’s new principal Roger Arbabi. 

Principal Roger Arbabi moved to Park City with his family in July. His contract began on August 1st and he says he’s been impressed by what he’s seen so far from Park City High School.

The KPCW & Cole Sport Back Alley Bash happens this Friday evening. The bash has been a tradition for decades and KPCW’s David Boyle researched the history of the event.

Former KPCW Program Director Don Gomes admits he’s not exactly sure when the Back Alley Bash began, but he does remember that the party was meant to celebrate the end of the radio stations summer pledge drive.

Park City Fire District

A small patch of burnt brush near Quinn’s Junction is an indication of a fire that was quickly addressed on Friday night by the Park City Fire District.

The fire was near Highway 40, at the off-ramp going down to Highway 248. Park City Battalion Chief Steve Zwirn said at about 7:00 pm, a malfunctioning power pole dropped some material that started the blaze.

He said fortunately there was no wind. Within a few minutes enginges cam from Station 37 at Promontory and Station 31 at Holiday Ranch Loop Road.

The real estate report for the second quarter of 2018 showed some strong indicators for single-family homes, for the Snyderville Basin, and for Wasatch County. 

The President of the Park City Board of Realtors, Todd Anderson, said that sales activity has been steady, despite a lack of inventory.

“Once again we’re still seeing prices rising. we’re still seeing the levels of sales rising at the same time and not so much that it’s pushing prices to unreasonable increases”

He said that the prices for single-family homes have increased by six percent, year after year.

Summit County

After some discussion on Wednesday, the Summit County Council decided to take an opportunity to acquire a unit in Bear Hollow. Council Member Roger Armstrong says maybe they can tighten up the one-time deed restrictions on the unit, to make it affordable housing again.

The council is looking at a unit at 5573 North Oslo Lane. 

Armstrong said that nearly 20 years ago, they set up dozens of residences at Bear Hollow to be affordable housing. But they haven't stayed that way.