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A classic Western bromance hits the big screen in time for the summer blockbuster season. But does it fire silver bullets, or just blanks? Friday Film Reviewer Linda Jager with her review of The Lone Ranger.

The Friday Film Review is sponsored by the Utah Film Center.

Forty-two Canyons employees lost their jobs Monday – that after Vail Resorts took over operations of the resort just a couple of weeks ago.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

  

Premiered June 13, 2013

Do you know who brought celebrities and literati to Park City decades before Robert Redford did?

This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.

Exotic dancer Shirley Price, known as “The Duchess”, arrived in Park City in the 1960s after leaving Hawaii and Las Vegas, and made the town her home and stage. She performed her illustrious act at the C’est Bon, located where the Sweetwater Lift Lodge now stands, and the Ore Haus, which stood at 1410 Empire Avenue.

Vail Resorts’ announcement last week that it’s leasing Canyons Resort didn’t go unnoticed in the stock market.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Summit Park neighbors of Craig Patterson – the Utah Department of Transportation avalanche forecaster died in April in a snow slide in Big Cottonwood Canyon – are holding a fundraiser Saturday to help his family with some needed home repairs.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Did you know you would have been pitied if you told folks you lived in Park City in the 19th century?

This is Bill Redeker with your weekly Park City History Bit.

 

What do the movie Citizen Kane and Park City have in common?

Park City shares part of its origin story with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst – whom many people also believe the movie Citizen Kane is based on. Hearst’s father George Hearst was in Park City in 1872, when he met four men working a mining claim, and bought it for $27,000.

J.J. Abrams is back with another Star Trek story - but does he have another hit? Rick Brough takes a look.

The Friday Film Review is sponsored by the Utah Film Center.

Taking a trip back to the Flapper Era, with a backdrop of hip-hop, director Baz Luhrmann brings F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” to the big screen one more time. Linda Jager has the Friday Film Review.

Sponsored by the Utah Film Center.

A former Park City police officer is behind bars – charged with 5 felonies for stealing money from the police evidence room as well as a non-profit organization that helps buy Christmas presents for kids.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

graphic by Monika Guendner / KPCW

America’s rivers – controlled by dams, levees and dredging – at what cost?  Amy Mills reviews Daniel McCool’s latest book, River Republic:  The Fall and Rise of America’s Rivers.

The Park City High School Academic Decathlon team was challenged this year at the National championships – having to compete in the medium school category for the first time.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City real estate market is bounding back and the numbers for the first quarter of 2013 are looking strong.  KCPW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

The Summit County Council said April 17th they will be seeking to recover over $100,000 in tax revenues, following the discovery of a snafu that mistakenly sent sales taxes from Snyderville Basin businesses to Park City. Rick Brough has more.

Even with overwhelming public support for renewable energy - Utah's renewable energy production has remained stagnant.  But HEAL Utah - and some Summit County residents - hope to change that.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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