Emily Means

Reporter

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert issued a call for a special session of the State Legislature Thursday, to amend Utah’s medical cannabis law. 

The special session is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 16. In a press release from the governor’s office, Gov. Gary Herbert says taking the state-run, central fill pharmacy out of the equation will help ensure patients have access to medical cannabis by March 2020, the deadline set during a December 2018 special session when the legislature overrode the Proposition 2 medical cannabis ballot initiative.

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Members of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, local government officials and Olympians celebrated the grand opening of the Residences at Utah Olympic Park Thursday, a new affordable housing facility for athletes and staff. 

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation CEO Colin Hilton says, after a year of construction, he picked up the certificate of occupancy for the Residences at Utah Olympic Park at 5:05 p.m. last Friday. The building is already in use.

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The Utah Legislature called a special session last December to replace the voter-approved medical marijuana law with new legislation. Now, there could be additional changes in yet another special session for lawmakers. 

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With the Park City Senior Center slated to close when construction on the Woodside Park Phase II affordable housing development begins, local seniors might be thinking ahead to what’s next for them and their place in the community. A survey aims to figure out just that.

Briana Sisofo, a graduate student in gerontology at the University of Utah, says the Park City Senior Center survey starts with an easy question.

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The film is a documentary that follows John and Molly Chester’s journey from city living in Los Angeles to starting and caring for the 200-acre Apricot Lane Farms 40 miles north of the city. The Chesters’ approach to the farm centers around balancing the local ecosystem and respecting the farm’s animals and land. Park City Film Executive Director Katy Wang says the film looks at the environment through a hopeful lens.

Park City Songwriter Festival

Park City’s first music festival hits Main Street in September, with a focus on songwriters and a Nashville sound. 

The Park City Songwriter Festival is Sept. 13 and 14, featuring performances, songwriting workshops and more than 50 artists at five different venues.

Summit Land Conservancy

Summit Land Conservancy Executive Director Cheryl Fox hopes it’s a lucky harvest on Friday, Sept. 13. The wild hops that grow on protected open space are a bit behind schedule due to a cold spring, but Fox says she’s looking forward to meeting up at the Wasatch Brew Pub and heading out to hunt for hops.

 

After a year of surveys, community conversations and analysis, the Park City Community Foundation has finished a community strategic social equity plan, which was presented to the Park City Council Thursday. 

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After nearly two hours of discussion and more than a dozen comments from the public, the Park City Council made some small tweaks to the city’s e-bike ordinance. 

Heading into Thursday’s city council meeting, staff proposed a year-long pilot program allowing pedal-assist, class one e-bikes on all trails in Round Valley, along with including seniors 65 and older in the current ordinance allowing people with mobility disabilities to use e-bikes on any trails in Park City.

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Paralympic athlete and Park City resident Chris Waddell is a finalist for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame—and members of the public can help make him an inductee. 

City staff will present a one-year program to test the use of class one e-bikes on all Round Valley trails. Class one e-bikes are pedal-assist only—they don’t have a throttle and max out at 20 miles per hour. Park City Assistant City Manager Matt Dias says Round Valley will be a good place to try the program.

 

Friends of the Park City Library

Cooking, history, young adult, nonfiction, fiction in hardcover and paperback—Friends of the Library Co-Presidents Marlene Peacock and Jean Daly bet book lovers will find something they want to read at the book sale.

 

The sale begins Saturday, and Peacock says members get a preview before the sale opens to the rest of the public.

Two weeks after the Park City Council primary election, officials have the final vote count for seven candidates vying for three seats on the Park City Council. 

Town of Hideout

The Hideout Town Council approved its annexation policy plan Thursday, after a false start and multiple meetings with neighboring governments. 

Hideout Mayor Phil Rubin says the reason the 11-year-old town is updating its annexation policy plan is because it needs a seat at the table, as the area around the Jordanelle Reservoir develops.

Christian Center of Park City

Housing options at a reasonable price can be difficult to find for anyone who works in the Park City area. For international workers, it can be nearly impossible. A new group is working to help students with J-1 visas find somewhere to live for the season.

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