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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.


Tuesday is free day at the Park City Museum which is showing the traveling exhibition, “Once Upon A Playground.” But that’s not all the museum has got going on. Melissa Allison has more:

Park Ave. Utility Lines Are Scheduled For Work In 2020

Sep 24, 2018

Park City public works is in the preliminary stages of replacing the utility lines on Park Ave. The necessary - but impactful  - project is scheduled for 2020.  Melissa Allison has more:

Nonprofit organizations such as the LDS church and Mountain Trails Foundation are advocating for various propositions and bonds this election season. Which leaves some asking, ‘Can they do that?’ The short answer is ‘yes’.

There are plenty of rules and regulations regarding what nonprofits can and can’t do. We spoke with Utah Nonprofit Association’s CEO Kate Rubalcava about nonprofits rules during election season.     

Public Lands Council

The Public Lands Council is an advocacy group that represents the interests of cattle and sheep ranchers who graze on public lands. The organization is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and will do so in Park City.

Public Lands Council President Dave Eliason told KPCW what it is that the organization does.

Miner Nation Report - September 24, 2018

Sep 24, 2018

 Here is this week's Miner Nation Report with Noah Nasser:


The Park City Council will be taking the final action of putting a general obligation bond for $48 million on the November ballot Thursday. They wanted to give the final decision to the community on purchasing the Treasure Hill property and place an easement on the Snow Ranch Pasture. Melissa Allison has more:

Utah State

KPCW moderated the Project for Deeper Understanding on Thursday evening. It was a panel discussion on the voter ballot referendum to legalize medical cannabis in Utah. Pastor Charles Robinson from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church hosted the seven-member panel representing a cross section of views on the subject. It’s a Yes or No vote on the ballot for legalizing medical cannabis in Utah but there have been curious developments on the issue recently. Here is a highlight from the two-hour debate. Carolyn Murray has this:


The Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District board Friday morning sent a positive recommendation to the Summit County Council for a half million dollar grant toward the conservation easement purchase on the 158-acre Osguthorpe Ranch on Old Ranch Road. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Heber City

The Wasatch County Council recently approved the final density for the county’s largest development  ever.  New York based Extell Development Company is developing a high-end destination resort that will provide another base for the Deer Valley Ski Area at the Mayflower exit off US-40 overlooking the Jordanelle Reservoir. Carolyn Murray has this report.

Summit County

Summit County has hired a new director for the Children’s Justice Center.

The county announced in a press statement Thursday that the new director is Christie Hind, who has lived in Park City with her family since 2016.