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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 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.


Wasatch County Sheriff’s office reports that Monday afternoon an unconscious cyclist was found on the Coyote Trail north of Heber City.  That man was later identified to be 61-year-old Heber resident Bernard Wilson.

Sheriff Deputies, Search and Rescue and EMS responded to the scene where they determined Wilson had died. Wasatch County sheriff’s office says the cause of Wilson's death is under investigation.


Miners’ Day celebrates Park City’s miner heritage. Part of that celebration included the annual Mucking and Drilling competitions at City Park.

On today’s program, the Director of Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox has an update on open space issues. A Co-Founder of the Park City Songwriter Festival Scott Thomson has details about the inaugural event Sept. 13th and 14th. Park City School District Associate Superintendent of Wellness Ben Belnap talks about the plans for the redesigned Learning Academy and Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt and Summit County Public Works Director Derick Radke have details about the possible alignments of extending Bittner Road through to Silver Creek.

Park City Miners’ Day started off with the traditional running of the balls. 25 winners were announced, you can find the list of winners here.

Following the running of the balls was the parade. PC Mountain Resort and Friends of Mining were awarded the Grand Miner Award.

Crowd Favorite was Park City Hospital

Best Costumes went to Park City Museum

Best Music to Egyptian Theater

Best Political Becca Gerber

Most Enthusiastic Park City High School Cheerleaders

Utah Highway Patrol

A European man was hit by a Park City Transit bus traveling in the shoulder lane this weekend. 

The accident occurred on Sunday around 10:30 am. Corporal Colton Freckleton of the Utah Highway Patrol says the 21-year-old man from Montenegro was walking southbound on 224 towards Park City near mile marker nine close to the Canyons Resort drive.

As we’ve reported Park City Mountain Resort COO Bill Rock will be taking on a new role within Vail Resorts. Returning to run Park City Mountain Resort is a familiar face.

Rock’s brand-new job will be based at company headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, where he will serve in a regional leadership role. Rock explains that job will have him overseeing the company’s five resorts in Colorado and Utah. He says even though he’ll be based in corporate headquarters he still plans to spend around 90 days on the mountain split between the four Colorado ski areas and Park City.

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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Courtesy Park City Municipal

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.

One Revolution

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. 

What will Heber look like 30 years from now? Continued sprawl or high-density town centers with open space surrounding? Or something else? Answering those questions has been the purpose of the Envision Heber 2050 project. The Wednesday evening meeting saw the city come one step closer to updating their general plan.


Vehicle burglaries and several property thefts have been reported in the past week in Summit County. Five vehicles were burglarized in Park Meadows on Saturday and several property thefts occurred in the basin on Wednesday.

Cheerleading Team Expands At Park City High School

Aug 30, 2019
PCHS Cheerleading Team


Park City High School is taking a new direction with their Cheer squad. A new coach with extensive experience in Cheerleading has taken over the team and they have big plans for supporting all Park City High School sports teams but also venturing into regional and national competition of their own.

Park City High School Cheerleading Team Head Coach, Ashley Baer has been cheerleading since she was a toddler living in Florida where she says the sport is very competitive. High School Senior Tatam Burdige says her mom was a cheerleader at Park City High School.

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report with Charlie Sturgis with a heads up about Saturday’s Point 2 Point race. Snyderville Planning Commission Chair Malena Stevens has an update from Tuesday's meeting when the commission held a public hearing on the proposed NMU (Neighborhood Mixed Use) zone. Park City Councilmember Nann Worel has a recap of last night's meeting  in which they discussed social equity, and e-bikes in Round Valley.

Residents of Utah’s Third Congressional District were able to engage with their elected House representative John Curtis on Wednesday evening.