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On the verge of the Labor Day weekend, both sides in Park City’s ski resort fight say they are continuing to mediate.

The mediation deadline has been extended twice , most recently till 5 p.m. on Friday.    John Lund , the counsel for Talisker and Vail, said in an e-mail this afternoon that the deadline has been extended to 10 a.m. on Sunday, and he added the parties are continuing to work together in good faith.

Listen to the live recordings of the attorneys for Park City Mountain Resort and Judge Ryan Harris from Wednesday's hearing . Both sides were presenting their argument on what the bond amount should be for PCMR to open the ski resort this winter.

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Judge Ryan Harris chose not to render a decision yesterday, instead choosing to meet again at 1 PM Wednesday, September 3.

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After three hours of oral arguments between the two sides in Park City's ski resort fight, Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris said he wasn't able to come up with a ruling today.

The judge said he will render a decision next week, Wednesday, September 3.

The judge was asked to set a bond amount that the Park City Mountain Resort would have to pay so it could putt off an eviction, and continue operations this winter on a 3,000-acre ski hill owned by Talisker Land Holdings.

With a critically important hearing set for Wednesday in Park City's ski resort fight, both sides fired off one more volley at each other, via written agreements submitted last Friday.

Third District Judge Ryan Harris will be asked tomorrow to set a bond amount Park City Mountain Resort has to pay to fend off eviction and operate for the upcoming ski season.

The major dispute is setting a value for the 3,000 acres of ski mountain, owned by Talisker Land Holdings and leased in the past by PCMR. The argument has often center on whose property is dependent on who?

The two disputing ski resort giants, Vail Resorts and Park City Mountain Resort, continue to mediate and have asked the court's permission to keep meeting through the rest of the week. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

In an op-ed published Sunday in the Satl Lake Tribune, Jack Gallivan Jr. and Mickey Gallivan, whose father helped launch what is now Park City Mountain Resort, wrote that Park City's ski resort fight must be resolved.

While they plead with both sides to find a solution, most of the criticism in their guest editorial is aimed at Talisker and Vail Resorts. Rick Brough has more.

In a joint statement issued Friday, Park City Municipal and Summit County have urged all sides in Park City's ski resort fight to cooperate and end uncertainties about the upcoming ski season.

Meanwhile, in the statements issued last week, Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail indicated they still sharply disagree on the amount of a bond PCMR should post in order to put off an eviction. Rick Brough has more.

Friday is the deadline for PCMR and Talisker/Vail to finish up court ordered mediation between the ongoing battle over the ski terrain of the Mountain Resort, but both sides are now asking for more time. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City Mayor Jack Thomas says that the moment of truth is arriving in the city's ski resort fight. And it's time for the Park City Mountain's Resorts and Vail Resorts/Talisker to find a workable solution to their dispute.
That comes with just one day left before the court-ordered mediation period for the two sides officially run out. Rick Brough has more.

Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris ordered both sides in Park City's ski resort fight to prepare briefs by Friday on how to calculate a financial bond for Park City Mountain Resort to pay. The bond payment could determine if PCMR will be open this winter.

The disagreement over the bond amount centers on what rent PCMR owes, culminated over the past few years,  to Talisker, the ski hill's current owner. Both sides have told a different story about the overdue rent in recent letters to Park City Municipal. Rick Brough has more.

Comments made on the KPCW Local News Hour by Park City's mayor and city manager last week were the impetus for another round of letters from attorneys representing Talisker/Vail Resorts. Park City Mountain Resort and Park City Municipal. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

 Disappointed by the lack of meaningful results from the negotiations so far, Park City leaders continue to pound home the message that Park City Mountain Resort needs to open this winter - no matter who is operating it. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Municipal Corporation has continued with its missi0n to ensure that Park City Mountain Resort be a fully operational resort this winter. Leslie Thatcher has more.

In a statement issued today Talisker has announced it will accept further postponement of an eviction which could throw the Park City Mountain Resort off its ski hill.
The statement opens the door for the Mountain Resort to continue operating the next ski season. But Talisker said it's now up to the Resort to post a required bond amount to keep using the ski mountain, owned by Talisker. Rick Brough has more.

In the first segment of today's show, Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts join hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson to talk about Vail's ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. In the second segment, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell of the University of Utah and Lisa Yoder of Summit County joined the show to talk about the University's "Community Solar" program. Finally, Nell and Chris share why it's a bad idea to leave your car running, unattended, with the air conditioner on, just to keep your dog cool.

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