Wasatch County Fire

A woman is in critical but stable condition after a house in Wasatch County exploded in flames Friday night.

Wasatch County Fire officials report that around 7:00 pm they received an alert that a home had exploded on Lake Pines Drive at Timber Lakes development, East of Heber.  

The new thriller from Liam Neeson has drugs, violence, quirky characters and a ski town. But it’s also a story we’ve seen before.

This is a slow time of year for movies. But there’s one thing you can count on—another appearance by Liam Neeson—Hollywood’s favorite late-middle-age action hero.

The Park City Board of Education will hold a swearing in for the new district 3 school board member in the next board meeting later this month. KPCW had a chance to meet with Wendy Crossland and talk about her background and hopes for the school district.

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More snow is in the forecast and lodging projections look a lot like the busy Christmas week and Sundance Film Festival. Park City is moving into their peak traffic mitigation mode for President’s week.

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The Park City Council approved an ordinance for the Kings Crown Workforce Housing project, which will provide seven units of affordable and eight units of attainable housing on Lowell Avenue. The 15 units will contribute to the city’s larger goal of 800 units by 2026, which the council discussed at length during its annual retreat last week. 

At the retreat, Councilmember Becca Gerber said she felt strongly that the city should prioritize building housing projects within city limits, to help foster community engagement among residents in Park City proper.

The Snyderville Planning Commission made a decision this week on new lighting regulations for the Snyderville Code. They’re continuing to discuss requested changes for the large Silver Creek Village project.

On Tuesday, the Snyderville Commission voted on regulations to update lighting technology and help preserve the night skies over the Basin.

The provision include a time-line for nonconforming lighting fixtures to be brought into compliance. Snyderville Chairwoman Bea Peck said they changed the deadline for that.

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Beer drinkers could find more options in their grocery stores after this legislative session, thanks to a new bill that some Utah brewers and the LDS Church oppose. 

Right now, the only beer you can buy in a Utah grocery store or convenience store is 3.2 beer, meaning the beer contains 3.2 percent alcohol content by weight. For a long time, four other states also limited sales to 3.2, but three of those–Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas—recently voted to do away with the restriction, leaving Utah and Minnesota as the only states that require it.

Park City Ski and Snowboard

Park City Ski and Snowboard along with Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, the University of Utah and Rowland Hall are working together to create a new alpine training facility near the Utah Olympic Park.

Park City Ski and Snowboard Executive Director John Kanarowski says the expansion will offer more training opportunities for winter athletes.

Sen. Allen Christensen

Senate Bill 96, the bill that replaced full Medicaid expansion as outlined in Prop 3, was signed into law this week. Where does the lawmaker who ran the bill come down after its two-week sprint through the Utah Legislature? 

Summit County

Summit County Council members visited Capitol Hill Wednesday, where a proposal has been made—again—to prohibit local communities from banning plastic bags.

But when the council returned to regular session in Snyderville, they heard from three young students who asked them to pass a bag ban for the whole county.

During the council’s public comment segment, they heard from two fifth-grade students from McPolin Elementary, Shiva Minter and Sonja Preston. They asked that the council follow up on Park City’s plastic-bag law.

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