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It’s been over 16 years since the Winter Olympics first came to Utah in 2002. Now the United States Olympic Committee has endorsed efforts for a return of the games.

The United States Olympic Committee selected Salt Lake City as the US candidate for a future Winter Olympic and Paralympic Bid Friday afternoon. Salt Lake City was selected over Denver, Colorado.

The USOC said in a press release the next open bid will be for the 2030 Games, with a selection to be made by the International Olympic Committee no later than 2023.

Courtesy Oakley City Website

The City Council of Oakley met earlier this week and made an appointment to replace a vacancy on their council.

A city representative told KPCW this week that council member Dave Edmunds has resigned, since he moved out of town. Edmunds, a former Summit County Sheriff was elected in 2017 to the city position.

The council received three applications. They selected Craig Rydalch, who is the proprietor of the Salt Lake company Rydalch Electric.

Friday Film Review - "Creed II"

Dec 14, 2018

The reborn Rocky saga has now spawned its own sequel. And it hearkens back to the Italian Stallion’s most infamous fight of the Eighties.

Summit County

As we’ve reported, the Summit County Council passed their 2019 budget this week.

Afterwards, Council member Doug Clyde talked to us about the lack of public comment Wednesday night—new staff positions in budget—and the county’s economic prospects, given the current occupant of the White House.

The council’s budget hearing in Coalville brought out no one to comment.

Clyde agreed there are a couple of reasons for that—partly that citizens are generally satisfied with county government, and partly because the county isn’t asking for a tax increase this year.

A new mountain lifestyle brand from Jackson Hole, Wyoming will be making its way into Park City this winter.

Stio has announced the opening of its third Mountain Studio retail store and its first store outside of Wyoming. The brand has leased a historic Main Street building and plans to open in mid-February.

Park City Institute

The real-life father and son whose struggle with drug addiction inspired the film “Beautiful Boy” will be appearing at the Eccles Theater this Saturday, December 15th

The presentation, starting at 7:30 Saturday, features journalist David Sheff, who wrote about his son’s addiction, in the 2008 book “Beautiful Boy” along with son Nic who wrote his own perspective in the book “Tweak.”

Until further notice, Scotts Bowl and West Scott Bowl, located off of the Jupiter chairlift at Park City Mountain Resort, will be closed for public skiing and snowboarding. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Skiers looking for some fresh powder at Scott’s Bowl this week were turned away when ski patrollers told them that the area was closed due to it being private property and the resort hadn’t secured a lease renewal.

Wildlife Bridge Open But Not To People And Pets

Dec 14, 2018
John Gleason -UDOT

UDOT officials and representatives from the DWR, Division of Wildlife Resources, gathered Thursday morning to celebrate the official opening of the first Wildlife Bridge in the state. The irony of the event is that it’s really a closing because the message was clear from all those at the event. Now that it’s open, people and pets need to stay away.  Carolyn Murray was there and has this report:

On today’s program, Park City Council member Tim Henney has a recap of Tuesday's meeting. Jocelyn Scudder, Managing Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council along with Chocolatier Phyllis Robinson talk about this weekend’s Art Elevated Boutique and next week’s Pop up Holiday Shop: Branded-PC happening December 18 – 22 and Egyptian Theater Director Randy Barton discusses the future of the Banksy painting and the final fundraising push to build out the theater space under The Parkite.

A Francis resident has been charged with Attempted Murder and numerous other criminal offenses, after he drunkenly fell into a Christmas tree last weekend, and then sprayed a residence with gunfire, narrowly missing two other occupants.

The suspect, identified as Randal Weed Dickinson, is due to make an initial appearance in Third District Court Monday Morning.

According to the charging document, the defendant’s birthday is December 25th. He will be 57 years old on Christmas Day.