"We Are Heartbroken"

Oct 3, 2015

  Sam Jackenthal, the 16-year-old champion freestyle skier from Park City, passed away October 1, 2015.  Sam suffered a serious head injury at Perisher Ski Resort in Australia last month.  He was there training with Team Park City United.  Sam’s father, Ron Jackenthal, posted the news about Sam’s passing on Facebook:  

The Morning Mix - October 2, 2015

Oct 2, 2015

  A very special Morning Mix program as John and Peggy welcome members of Chamber Music of Park City.  Performers included Paul Rosenthal and Simon Gollo, violins, Russell Harlow, clarinet and Leslie Harlow, viola. Paul and Leslie performed a Mozart Duo, Simon played the opening of “Tzgane” or Gipsy, by Ravel and Leslie and Russell played part of a Beethoven Duo.

In segment two, Jessica Grey and Whitney Leavitt of Peace House talk about Bling Fling and Domestic Awareness Month.

The EPA will come to town this month and next spring to work on mitigating effluent from toxic mine waste in a handful of mountain sites around Park City.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Over a year after the arrest of former Park City School District teacher, Jose Ardanaz, on charges of possession of child pornography, he was sentenced in Federal District Court.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member David Ure. Marty McComb, the On-Scene Coordinator for the Environmental Protection Agency discusses the EPA's site work plan and schedule from the Uintah Mining District clean up and Christie Dilloway and Darryl Yeager have details on this year's run of Thriller.

As we've reported, the developer of the Park City Film Studios, Greg Ericksen, has filed a Counter-Claim against his lender, asking for more than $1- million in damages. He claims that businessman Gary Crandall engaged in a fraudulent scheme to obtain the studio property for a fraction of its value. As part of that, Ericksen's lawsuit details how Crandall allegedly sabotaged leases with possible tenants, ranging from the Kimball Art Center to ABC, which is now producing the "Blood and Oil" series at the studio. Rick Brough has more.

As voters consider how to vote on the $56 million bond next month, critics say they don't want to support the bond if it means building facilities for students who don't live within the school district. As Leslie Thatcher reports, those out of district students only make up a very small number of the student population. It's future growth the district is planning for.

Today, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Water Manager Clint McAffee about the status of the city's water sources and system. Melissa Band and Allison Butz have details about Friday's public forum of the six candidates running for Park City Council and Cross Country Ski Olympian Liz Stephens invites girls 8 to 18 to the annual Fast and Female girls workshop.


 Today’s first guest is Ashwin Vasavada who was the project scientist of the Mars Curiosity project. There is evidence that the Red Planet once had a climate that could have supported life billions of years ago – and more evidence unearthed last week. 

The second guest is author J. Kenji Lopez, who wrote the book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.  In the Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American   dishes, delving into interactions between heat, energy and molecules that create great food.

Host Leslie Thatcher today speaks with Park City High School Athletic Director Jamie Sheetz and business manager Todd Hauber about what the $12 million athletic facility needs are. Summit County Manager Tom  Fisher previews Wednesday's agenda. Kate Boyd and Michelle McDonald recap this summer's Park Silly Market and Heidi Hewitt and Lydia Kluge with Girls on the Run have details about an upcoming fundraiser.