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  The Park City housing market is still lively, but perhaps there are some changes occurring, as the season changes. That's the word from the President of the Park City Board of Realtors.

In his regular report to KPCW, Todd Anderson said that sellers are making some decisions as the summer blends into fall.

Basin Rec

Snyderville Basin Recreation has their annual golf tournament fundraiser coming up this month. Basin Rec director Brian Hanton introduces the event.

Lisa Powell

 The summer weather may be drawing to a close, but after a hot, dry season with wildfires plaguing the Wasatch Back, Utah and the western U.S.; Summit County officials are still trying to warn homeowners to guard against fires.

In a brief county council discussion last week, council member Doug Clyde talked about the regulations for Wildland Urban Interface areas (often called "WUI" for short.)

Basin Rec is in the process of facilitating a facility demands study. Director Brian Hanton outlines some of the questions they hope to answer.

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  The Snyderville Planning Commission will host public hearings in the near future on a proposal to regulate accessory buildings and structures.

The chair of the Planning Commission says at this point, she still needs more information about the idea.

The planning commission got an introduction to the proposal during a work session last week. The planning staff said the idea was prompted by public comment.

Planning Commission chairwoman Bea Peck said she still has a basic question: Where's the harm in accessory buildings?

Photo by Steven Coffey

  The Summit County Council is being asked to consider an ordinance that could set a protocol for vehicle-wildlife collisions and would reduce the suffering of stricken animals.

During their public comment time, the council heard from Summer Combs, a Hidden Cove resident, a 16-year-old student at Park City High, and an intern with the group Save People, Save Wildlife.

She asked the council to approve a Wildlife Collision Ordinance, which would call on drivers who have struck large wildlife to immediately report it to authorities.

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One of the major appellants against the Commons at Newpark project says he accepts the decision by county council on Wednesday, which affirmed the plan.

Chris Eggleton says he wishes success for the Commons project, since that could mean success for Newpark and Kimball Junction.

On Wednesday, the County Council unanimously overturned an appeal against the Commons project and upheld an approval from the County Manager. The proposal calls for a building with seven townhomes, up to 43 feet, west of the Newpark amphitheater.

Nuzzles & Co

Local Animal Rescue and Adoption Non-Profit Nuzzles & Co was one of 60 non-profits worldwide selected by an anonymous Bitcoin millionaire known only as “Pine”. She or he donated around $86 million to the 60 charities through the Pineapple Fund. Nuzzles & Co did research on cryptocurrency and applied for the grant. Nuzzles & Co President Kathleen Weron describes the application process.

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It looks like Summit County Council member Glenn Wright will be the only county incumbent on the ballot this November who has an election contest.

Wright told KPCW that in the end, he’s not chagrined about that.

As we reported, Josh Mann, a Jeremy Ranch resident and creator of the blog, the Park Rag, announced last week he would run as a write-in candidate for Council Seat E, currently held by Wright.

On Wednesday, we asked Wright about his reaction to the news.

Utah Division Of Forestry Fire State Lands

Parts of Summit and Wasatch Counties are filled with smoke originating from fires in southern Utah County.

The Pole Creek fire and Bald Mountain fires are near Mount Nebo and Spanish Fork Canyon and are heading towards a possible convergence. The combined flames have caused evacuations in Woodland Hills, Elk Ridge and Covered Bridge communities no structures have been lost as of this report.  

The fires have burned nearly 70,000 acres combined and have just two-percent containment.