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Originally aired March 8, 2013.

The Summit County Council has made "economic development" one of their top priorities for the future.     But Council Member Claudia McMullin says it's her perception the county has set up some obstacles for development, such as its planning code.    Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 8, 2013.

The Summit County Council on Wednesday pondered how much they should do to study the idea of incorporating Snyderville.  The Council members ultimately decided to schedule a briefing from the County Attorney's office, and see if any public interest emerges.  Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Fair officially began last Friday and runs through August 10th with some attractions you'll recognize, plus a few twists. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Originally aired on June 21, 2013.

Now that the Rocky Mountain Power substation will stay in the Bonanza Park area, some new ideas have surfaced how and where to best expand it.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Originally aired on June 7, 2013.

The Park City council in its Thursday meeting passed the standard 2% cost of living increase for city staff and elected officials.  But in doing so, it started a discussion about how the low pay discourages people from running for office since they receive part-time pay for full-time work.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

The planned new water compact for the Snyderville Basin came another step closer to reality. Last week, the Class B shareholders for Summit Water voted approval of the agreement. Rick Brough has more.

After sitting vacant for years, the site of the former Rio Grande Passenger station on Park Avenue will be redeveloped.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

Matches Found!

Jul 4, 2013

Following a recent bone marrow registration event in Park City, a Park City woman and the son of a Park City couple have found nearly perfect matches to help beat their cancer. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

Leslie Thatcher

Skiing legend Stein Eriksen is expected to make a full recovery after being life-flighted to a Salt Lake hospital last week. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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.

  

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.

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.

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.

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