Sundance Institute

With the 2020 Sundance Film Festival only a week away, the city braces for impact.

One of the biggest changes to traffic operations during Sundance is the designation of Park Avenue as a one-way road. Except for transit buses, emergency vehicles, snowplows and Park Avenue residents with access passes, the street will be for outbound traffic only. Additionally, public parking on both sides of Park Avenue is removed, with the west side of the road available only to residents. Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen says it’s a strategy to cut down on neighborhood traffic.

Around 30 Summit County community members met Monday evening to learn more about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. 

What is the census? That’s the first question the recent Summit County 2020 Census Town Hall sought to answer. Members from the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, presented information in Spanish and English about the once-per-decade effort to count everyone living in the United States. Summit County is pushing to increase the number of households counted in the 2020 Census. In 2010, only 55% of Summit County households responded.

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The Park City Council discussed the future of the municipal transit system for two hours at Thursday’s council meeting. 

Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts says, after 40 years of operation, the Park City Transit system has reached its limit—in every way.

“Park City Transit is at capacity," Knotts said. "In terms of employees, in terms of facility space, in terms of equipment and in terms of fleet maintenance and everything that comes along with operating this system.”

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

Wasatch County law enforcement responded to a chase that went through much of the valley on Friday.

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 911 dispatch center received a call from Orem dispatch that the driver and passenger of a stolen black Ford Expedition was on the move headed towards Wasatch County on Friday.

Members of the Valley Opposition to Large Transmission lines, or VOLT, are busy working to raise $1.5 million to fund the burial of about a one mile stretch transmission lines that will go through Midway City, but the clock is ticking on that effort.


Wasatch County

Wasatch County has released more information on the tax error that cost the county $6 million in under collected taxes. In a brief report the county has outlined a timeline of events and plans to prevent further errors in the future.


Musical guests are long-time locals Joy and Eric, premiering songs from their newest album “One Night”live in the studio.  Danny Hill calls in with festival-week concert updates at OP Rockwell, Chicago Mike Beck, producer of the 17th annual Access Film Music Showcase details this year's event, and Junior Richards announces  new festival shows at The Cabin. Not everything is a private event or requires a credential during the festival days.

On today's Local News Hour Utah State Board of Education Teacher Trainer Holly Bell talks about  the future of the Welcoming Schools program in the Park City School District and state of Utah. Park City Councilmember Tim Henney has a recap of last night's meeting. Park City Attorney Alex Natt talks about the unique details of the new medical cannabis law and the possible unintended consequences and Sundance Institute Managing Director Betsy Wallace has details about today's opening of the Festival store and sale of individual local tickets.

New Music! Click the date above for this week’s list or listen to our updated  FreshTracks playlist here. Stay tuned as songs get added and refreshed each week. Share your opinions with Christie@KPCW.org or drop a note on our facebook page. KPCW-Keeping it FRESH!!!

Time             Artist                                                                    Song

10am      Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello,Cardi B                   South Of The Boarder

11am      Tiesto                                                                          Blue

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In 2019, the Park City School District budgeted $1.5 million to hire an architect to flesh out the facilities costs for the new master planning directives.  After more than a year of stakeholder input into the district’s master planning process.


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