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Hard news covering local government: Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County - city and county councils, planning boards, water entities and issues specific the Wasatch Back.

Summit County Sheriff's Department

Summit County Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said the new medical marijuana law raises some big questions about how the regulation will shake out for them.

For one thing, it’s leading to a reduced, or different, role for their K-9 officers.

Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said that for now, anyway, they’re taking their drug-sniffing dogs off traffic stops.

Summit Land Conservancy

The Summit Land Conservancy announced Monday afternoon it has completed its fundraising campaign to save the 158-acre Osguthorpe Farm located off Old Ranch Road.  The Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to saving land in Summit County, faced a March 31st deadline to raise $5.6 million to leverage federal funding.  

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.

Expect Avalanches In Wasatch Back Country

21 hours ago
Utah Avalanche Forecast Center

It’s springtime. March sun, warming afternoons, winter snow conditions one minute, then on a dime, it turns to spring weather. The season brings quick, spiking changes to Utah’s avalanche terrain.

For people who like to recreate in the back country this time of year, conditions change rapidly and anyone heading out of the resort boundaries is advised to pay close attention to the conditions. Utah Avalanche Center Forecaster, Drew Hardesty, says avalanches are certain to occur based on Monday’s and Tuesday’s weather forecast.

Heber City

Heber Planning Commission meets Tuesday evening to discuss the creation of a residential transition area south of Heber and regulate short-term rentals in the city while opening the way up for larger bed & breakfast facilities.

Wasatch CAPS

Wasatch High School Center for Advance Professional Studies students are working alongside Heber’s Community Alliance for Main Street to bring a dual purpose splashpad/ice rink to Heber’s Main Street.

Wasatch CAPS student Nathan Larson says that the original idea for the splash pad came from a presentation made to city council by Roger Brooks an expert on tourism branding, and downtown development.

Miner Nation Report - March 25, 2019

22 hours ago

Here's Noah Nasser with the Miner Nation Report.

Hello everyone my name is Noah Nasser and this is the miner nation report. 

- Park City Baseball swept Grantsville last week on Friday, walking away with a final score of 12-3. They will face off Stansbury during a home match this Tuesday at 3:30. 

- Park City Softball defeated Skyline in an away game last Wednesday, walking away with a final score of 12-10. They now head on to play Ben Lomond this Tuesday at 3:30. 

Wasatch CAPS

The Heber Community Alliance for Main Street and Wasatch Center for Advance Professional Studies are working together to create a vision for Heber City’s future.

Wasatch High School student Kaleb Jensen is one of a half-dozen Wasatch CAPS members working with Heber’s CAMS group to create a vision for the Heber Valley’s future.

Summit County

The Snyderville Planning Commission takes up just a few items in their regular meeting on Tuesday. Primarily, a proposed mixed-use development on Bitner Road goes back to the Planning Commission, following some approvals from the County Council.

The Planning Commission meets starting at 4:30 pm at the Richins Services Building.

They will be looking again at Lincoln Station, a mixed-use project proposed for a four-acre parcel near the Bitner fire station.

The Snyderville Commission gave it a set of recommendations and approvals last May.

KPCW Radio

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. 


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.

Book Shares 100 Things On A Utah Bucket List

Mar 22, 2019
Jeremy Pugh


A bucket list of “things to do” in the Salt Lake City area has just been published by former Salt Lake Magazine Editor and author, Jeremy Pugh. It’s a second edition for the popular guide book, 100 Things to do in Salt Lake City Before You Die and it includes a handful of things in Wasatch and Summit counties.

Author Jeremy Pugh says he tested every activity he highlights in his book, 100 Thigs to do in Salt Lake City Before You Die.  He says the bob sled ride at the Olympic Park was for him a once in a lifetime experience.

Chess Tournament-Open For Registration

Mar 22, 2019
Gina Mason

 Kids in Park City compete in sports, dance, cheering, debate, business and robotics, along with many other activities. Chess has been around for 1500 years and it’s alive and well in the school district. Ecker Hill Middle School will host a tournament with players from kindergarten to ninth grade.  But, with this tournament, there’s an opportunity for friends and family to participate.

Friday Film Review - "Apollo 11"

Mar 22, 2019

One small step for Man—one giant leap for the Friday Film Review? Well, you’ll have to decide about that.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins’ Apollo 11 flight and the first landing on the moon, director Todd Douglas Miller brings us his incredible documentary, “Apollo 11”.

Heber Valley Tourism

The 4th annual Heber Valley Restaurant week returns Monday the 25th and runs through Sunday March 31st.

The Heber Valley Chamber of commerce sponsors the Heber Valley Restaurant Week. Marketing and Events Coordinator Jessica Brodhead explains what restaurant week offers.