4th of July

This is a message from Republic Services, Summit County local trash and recycling pick-up. To acknowledge our nation's Holiday and allow employees time with their families, services for  Thursday,  the Fourth of July will be picked up the next day, Friday, July 5.  Scheduled Friday pick ups willl be picked up on Saturday. Starting July 8th, all services return to regularly scheduled pick-ups. For questions, call 435.615.8311 or visit Summit County.org 

Park City Police reported nearly 30,000 visitors poured into Park City on July 4th to celebrate the nations birthday. Plenty of people lined up on Main Street for the annual parade. KPCW spoke with a few visitors to ask them their thoughts on the fireworks and open flame bans in Park City and Summit County.

Dallas, Texas resident Chris said he was unaware of the fireworks ban but thought it was a good idea.

59 different organizations and floats lined up to parade down main street on Wednesday morning. The parade started with a military flyover by the 419th Fighter Wing. The Grand Marshall was former U.S. Ski and Snowboard Communications Vice President Tom Kelly. Kelly recently retired after three decades of service covering Park Cities athletes at World Cup and Olympic events.

The parade featured a wide variety of different organizations and creative floats. KPCW provided live broadcast coverage of the event.

4th of July on KPCW

Jun 27, 2018

Keep it tuned to KPCW all day on Thursday, July 4th.

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This year’s Independence Day on KPCW kicks off with live parade coverage of participants and spectators.  KPCW will also have a float in the parade, and will continue all day with music and live updates on what’s going on in and around town. Stay tuned until sundown when we will have the perfect music block to play during the fireworks display from Park City Mountain.


The Summit County Council will sit down soon to ratify the recommendations they’ve received on grants from restaurant tax funds.

But they might change one recommendation they got from their citizens committee; not granting any funding to Park City Municipal for its Fourth of July celebration. Rick Brough has more:

So far, so good for fireworks this 4th of July in Park City.    Fire officials say the recent rain has doused the chances for a fireworks ban this weekend.  But they still have words of caution.  Lynn Ware Peek has more: 

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis about the complaints over the new Mid-Mountain Trail reroute. The Park City Community Foundation announces that PC Tots is the first recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Women's Giving Fund. Park City Council Member Liza Simpson reviews a number of ongoing projects before the council, including a proposed Housing Commission. Special Events managers talk about the 4th of July activities and Tina Blake with the Summit County Friends of the Library has details on this weekend's Used Book Sale.


On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Emergency Manager Hugh Daniels and Fire Chief Paul Hewitt about the Park City Council's decision to ban fireworks this summer. Park City Council Member Liza Sinpson reviews some of the business discussed at Thursday's City Council meeting. Nick Schou, Conservation Director of Utah Rivers Council discusses a rain harvesting program proposed for Park City and Bob Kollar and Jenny Dierson discuss upcoming special events, including the 4th of July festivities.

Park City is cracking down - from banning fireworks to enforcing speed limits. Leslie Thatcher has more.