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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.

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As drivers head in and out of town on SR 224, they may not realize that, as they pass the White Barn that marks the outer edge of Park City limits, they’re passing over a work of art: a mural in the McPolin Barn tunnel. 

Outside the tunnel, a sign asks passersby to “pardon our dust while we are creating community.”

Inside the tunnel, Eagle Mountain-based artist Bill Louis sprays paint on the walls, while his kids—out of school for the summer—tape up plastic sheets to protect what Louis has already completed and to learn something new.

Deanna Rhodes

With three seats up for election on the Park City Council, a variety of Park City residents have jumped into the race, including Prospector resident and community organizer Deanna Rhodes. 

Ryan Stack

Eight Heber residents are running for three city council seats opening up in 2020. A Primary on August 13th will narrow the eight candidates down to six before the municipal general election November 5th.

Heber City Council candidate Ryan Stack has lived in Heber for more than five years. Stack works as a prosecutor in the Summit County Attorney office. He says that amongst other reasons makes him qualified to be on the council.

Tick Season In The Wasatch Back

Jun 21, 2019

It’s tick season in the Wasatch Back and with the wet spring, they’re plentiful. Neighborhood social media sites are rife with photos of people finding them on their bodies after gardening, lawn mowing, and hiking. Outdoor pets are especially susceptible to ticks latching on and like humans, they can get very sick from diseases carried by the parasite.

Being tick aware and removing them before they have started to feed will keep you and your pets healthy from tick related diseases.

Friday Film Review - "The Secret Life Of Pets 2"

Jun 21, 2019

This week’s film is “The Secret Life of Pets 2”, the sequel of the 2016 animated peek at what pets do when their owners take off for the day.  The first film was surprisingly good, bouncing back and forth between owner and pet perspective.  In this round, the ever-versatile comedian Patton Oswalt replaces embattled Louis C. K.

Voices for Utah Children

An annual report on how children across the nation are doing shows Utah succeeding in some areas, with room to improve in others. 

Utah ranks number one in the family and community category and 21 in health, according to the 2019 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The data book tracks four domains: health, education, family and community, and economic wellbeing.

Summit County Health Department Photo

Thursday morning, about a hundred pounds of a white powder was reported spread around an I-80 rest stop at Mile Marker 165 west bound, near Echo. Officials don’t know who is responsible for the spill but think it was an accident. The Haz Mat Team from the Park City Fire District was called in and they determined it was quick lime.

Michael Barille

When Michael Barille started as the executive director of the Historic Park City Alliance in 2016, he wanted to bring his development experience in both the public and private sectors, along with the nearly 20 years he’s spent building relationships in Park City, to the historic district. Barille feels it was a good way for him to contribute to the community.


Park City Board Of Ed Considers Future School Calendars

Jun 20, 2019

The Park City Board of Education discussed future school calendar guidelines after receiving an update on the district calendar survey.  With 1100 respondents weighing in, school administration has been given clear direction.

The Christian Center of Park City is now a sign-up location for those seeking SNAP benefits.

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The program, formerly known as food stamps, allows lower income U.S. residents to purchase groceries. The Christian Center of Park City Programs Director Pete Stoughton explains the nonprofit Utahns Against Hunger approached the center after learning CCPC’s food pantry serves over 1,000 families a month.

City of Wilsonville Oregon

Arlene Loble, who died last week, became Park City’s first professional manager during the big changes and big challenges of the Eighties.

A former City Attorney recalled the era in an interview with KPCW.

Tom Clyde is still known locally as a Park Record columnist and the emcee and a writer for the Park City Follies, but he served as City Attorney from 1982 to 1987, brought on by Arlene Loble.

Leslie Thatcher - KPCW

The former editor of the Park Record Nan Chalat-Noaker was honored with the Society of Professional Journalists Top Award Wednesday. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher was there for the presentation of the award. 

Nan Chalat-Noaker retired as editor of The Park Record 40 years after her byline first appeared in the local Park City publication.

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The Park City Transportation team will present an overview of the State Route 248 environmental assessment to the City Council Thursday. 

Heber City

Heber City Council held a public hearing regarding the sale of cemetery surplus land for possible development and their portion of the Eastern bypass.

Heber purchased land across the street from the cemetery to the West of 550 East, known as the Duke Property. The Duke Property was purchased in 2018 to be used as future land for the cemetery.

The city already owned a little over 12 acres to the north of the cemetery and nearly 14 acres to the east that was originally slated to be used in the cemetery.

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The Woodside Park Phase I housing project is nearly finished. On Thursday, the Park City Council will consider the pricing for the units, as well as the process for getting applicants into the homes.