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January and February storms help boost Utah’s snowpack

February 19, 2019 — An onslaught of storms has dropped several feet of snow on the Wasatch Mountains since January, helping the snowpack reach near-normal levels.

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Park City grocer will shun plastic bags regardless of Utah lawmakers

February 19, 2019 — A Park City grocer said the store would not return to plastic bags should the Utah legislature overturn a City Hall ban on the bags. The owner of The Market at Park City said customers are adapting to the prohibition.

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Park City-area avalanche buries skier in harrowing backcountry episode (w/video)

February 19, 2019 — An avalanche in the Park City-area backcountry buried a skier on Saturday before he was rescued, the Utah Avalanche Center said. The avalanche, just east of Brighton Estates, stretched 200 feet wide and traveled downhill approximately 200 vertical feet. It was 3 feet deep.

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CEO: Arapahoe Basin broke up with Vail Resorts over parking, long lines

February 19, 2019 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Keystone Resort might have just became each other's biggest competitors. For years, the resort and ski area only 5 miles apart have worked together under an agreement that allows Keystone's pass holders the opportunity to carve turns on A-Basin's high-elevation

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Mountain Town News: The Sierras get their snowpack, but climate change marches on

February 19, 2019 — Tahoe gets dumped on, but there will be far less by 2100 TRUCKEE, Calif. – Ski resorts of the Tahoe-Truckee area of the Sierra Nevada have been getting the kind of dumps for which they've long been known. One recent storm alone delivered more than

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Court report: Wanship man sentenced for sexual battery and other charges

February 19, 2019 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, Feb. 11, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Kasey J. Dawson, 23, of Coalville, entered a guilty plea to attempted criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor, and

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Marketplace: Rime Raw Bar serves mid-mountain seafood fare near Deer Valley slopes

February 19, 2019 — Since moving to Park City 10 years ago, Matthew Harris has had intermittent cravings for fresh seafood. He satisfied his appetite by starting a restaurant and filling the menu with natural ingredients, including fish, but the idea of launching a bar that served raw oysters

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Park City child hits the slopes with surgeon who saved his life as an infant (w/video)

February 18, 2019 — When Thomas Summers was an infant his parents discovered he had a rare disorder that was causing him to have seizures. His parents elected for him to have a hemispherectomy. The family recently reunited with the doctor who performed the surgery.

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Report shows high prices, slowing home sales as Park City buyers opt for new construction

February 18, 2019 — In a town marked by high housing costs, the prices keep on rising. The Park City Board of Realtors recently released a report showing a steady increase in housing costs and a decrease in the amount of houses sold during 2018 compared to 2017. Officials

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Park City finds snowmobilers, vandals cause trouble in Bonanza Flat

February 17, 2019 — People continue to use motorized vehicles on Bonanza Flat acreage despite a prohibition of the practice, City Hall said in a recent written submittal to Mayor Andy Beerman and the Park City Council, another example of the complexities of municipal ownership of the swath of

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Summit County rolls out scooter survey

February 17, 2019 — Summit County’s transportation officials are encouraging community members to take an online survey so they can better understand how people feel about electric scooter shares.

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Business briefs: Summit Sotheby’s Cares donates to 50 nonprofits

February 17, 2019 — Summit Sotheby's Cares donates to 50 nonprofits Summit Sotheby's Cares, part of Summit Sotheby's International Realty, recently awarded a total of $100,000 to 50 local nonprofits in Park City, Salt Lake and Southern Utah. According to a press release, the firm's sales associates and the

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Upbeat State of the City contrasts with mayor’s ‘dark times’ holiday remarks

February 16, 2019 — The mayor of Park City delivered a State of the City address that was in contrast to a portion of his holiday message in late 2018. He spoke of “some dark times going on in our country” during the holiday message, but did not make a similar comment during the State of the City address on Tuesday.

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Park City mayor, trumpeting Treasure deal, says ‘angst’ ended

February 16, 2019 — Park City Mayor Andy Beerman during the State of the City address thanked figures involved in City Hall’s pending acquisition of Treasure in a conservation deal. He also said the deal will end "thirty years of frustration and angst in this community."

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Park City State of the City: No rebuttal to the mayor

February 16, 2019 — There were no rebuttals to Mayor Andy Beerman’s State of the City address on Tuesday, a tradition on the national level and sometimes on the state level. Park City elected posts are nonpartisan in nature, though, something that likely led to the lack of a rebuttal on Tuesday.

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Park City mayor, upbeat, outlines vision of kind, patient community

February 16, 2019 — The mayor of Park City on Tuesday delivered an upbeat State of the City address, covering City Hall successes, during well-received remarks. Mayor Andy Beerman urged Parkites to practice kindness and patience during the address, held at the Santy Auditorium.

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Utah breweries opposed to bill to allow full-strength beer in grocery stores

February 16, 2019 — While breweries in Utah have often grumbled about restrictive alcohol laws, one regulation has allowed them to thrive in a unique niche. Now that the restriction might be partially lifted, breweries are worried increased competition could drastically impact their sales. In the Utah Legislature, S.B.

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Park City police stop driver in extreme speeding case

February 15, 2019 — The Park City Police Department earlier in February stopped a driver in lower Deer Valley at 62 mph on a stretch of road where the posted speed limit is 25 mph. It is rare for a Park City driver to be pulled over at a speed more than double the posted limit, the Police Department said, adding that it is dangerous to be traveling that fast.

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Park City’s plastic bag ban again threatened by Utah lawmakers

February 15, 2019 — A Utah legislator wants the state to block municipal governments from prohibiting plastic bags, something that could eventually overturn Park City's rule against the bags in what is the second consecutive Statehouse challenge to the City Hall ban. Rep. Michael McKell, a Republican from Spanish

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Kimball Junction neighborhood plan moves on to the Summit County Council

February 15, 2019 — The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission endorsed the Kimball Junction neighborhood plan after spending just two meetings discussing the 20-page document.

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