Emily Means

Reporter
Christian Center of Park City

The Christian Center’s new event space fits 208 people, has a commercial kitchen and mountain views. What it doesn’t have is a name, so the Center is enlisting the community to help change that. 

Christian Center Executive Director Rob Harter says the Center could have considered selling the naming rights to one individual donor, but they wanted it to reflect the Park City community.

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Park City Chief Building Official Dave Thacker says it’s been an interesting year for snow load, and big winter storms have put Park City structures to the test. 

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Park City Attorney Mark Harrington made a special announcement at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

“So, as of yesterday, March 20, the city is proud owner of a little parcel in Old Town called Treasure Hill.”

Voters approved the $48 million Treasure Hill and Armstrong/Snow Ranch Pasture open space bond in November 2018, with $45 million of that designated for the purchase of Treasure Hill. Harrington says Budget Manager Nate Rockwood and the Park City Budget Department secured the bond financing on February 20, at a 2.43% interest rate.

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The newest addition to Park City Municipal’s legal team, Special Counsel Margaret Plane started earlier in March, bringing a long list of experiences with her. 

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Vail CEO Rob Katz addressed a standing-room-only crowd at the Santy Auditorium for the Community Leadership Lecture Monday. Katz took questions from the audience for about half an hour, on topics ranging from employment to the skiing experience. 

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The last time Rob Katz stood on a Park City stage was five years ago—except then, an actor portrayed him as the villain in “An Epic Follies.” Katz says he can’t believe he went from the butt-end of the Follies to addressing the Leadership Park City Class.

“So the play ended, as I recall, with the Vailiens and the folks from Powdr Corp killing each other, lying on the stage all over the place, and then somebody came out with a big broom to clean up the mess--and that was Bob Wheaton," Katz recalled, to laughs. "But now, I'm still on the stage.”

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With only three weeks left in the ski season, the big snow year has brought many skiers to the slopes—and with them, their cars. 

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House Bill 148 allows law enforcement to give only one warning before imposing a fine on drivers who leave their engines running, as opposed to the three warnings that state law previously required.

Bill sponsor Rep. Patrice Arent, a Democrat from Millcreek and co-chair of the Legislature’s Clean Air Caucus, said vehicle emissions contribute to almost half of the state’s air quality issues, and HB 148 would help curb that.

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A bill that would have prohibited local governments from banning plastic bags and other containers failed to advance in the state Legislature. 

A bill that creates a framework for communities to move towards using 100% renewably sourced electricity passed in the final hour of the Utah Legislature’s 2019 general session. 

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The state Senate gave final passage Thursday to a bill that would raise the alcohol limit of grocery and convenience store beer from 3.2% to 4%—with a few added conditions. 

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The Park City Council will receive an update on the city’s affordable housing efforts at its meeting Thursday, including the affordable housing lottery, rentals and more. 

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At a recent Park City Council meeting, some members of the public expressed concerns about the lack of historic preservation efforts–efforts that were dictated under the terms of the Flagstaff Annexation area–now known as Empire Pass. Just this week, a historic building in the Silver King Mine Complex collapsed. Now, the city is debating how best to preserve its mining history. 

Many of us are feeling the effects of the time change, after setting the clocks ahead an hour for daylight saving time. But Utahns might not have to worry about resetting their clocks, if legislation sponsored by a Utah representative gets enough support. 

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Park City Transportation Planning Manager Alfred Knotts says the city’s 2011 transportation master plan needs a fresh, new look. Enter Park City Forward, an effort by the city to update that master plan by prioritizing projects and strategies that address the needs of a growing community and a desire for eco-conscious transit options. 

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