Public Memorial for Sam Jackenthal Saturday

There will be a public memorial service for Sam Jackenthal, the 16-year-old champion freestyle skier from Park City who passed away in Australia last week. Chris "Hatch" Haslock, Sam's coach at Team Park City United, told KPCW Radio the service will be Saturday, October 10th at 6pm at the Utah Olympic Park. Haslock said the Jackenthal family is still finalizing details and he will let the public know when more information is available. Meanwhile Monday night, October 5, there is a gathering...
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Park City teacher Heidi Matthews is one of three candidates running to become president of the Utah Education Association. Leslie Thatcher has more.

While the Future in Review or FiRe Conference  has brought in some of the best and brightest from around the world, it also brought Utah's Lt. Governor to town. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Cool Science Radio - October 8, 2015

22 minutes ago

  Our first guest  is Con Slobehikoff, author of Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals. Con is CEO of Animal Communications Ltd and the director of the Animal Language Institute. The name of the panel that Con will be heading at the Future in Review Conference is “The Patterns of Language: Using Computers to Communicate with Other Species.”

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong about the County Fair, Epic Pass sales tax and transportation planning. Park City Teacher Heidi Matthews talks about her campaign as a candidate for President of the Utah Education Association and Paul Murphy and Chad Ambrose with Rocky Mountain Power explain why the utility company is asking the Public Service Commission for a surcharge on those with rooftop solar.

Miners Tackle Football on Thursday

20 hours ago

Join KPCW This Thursday evening at 7 PM as the Park City High School Miners boys football team takes to the field. Announcers Craig Elliott and Pete Gilwald  give the play-by-play as the Miners taken on the Tigers at Ogden High School. Listen live at 91.9 or 88.1 FM or stream it live at

At Tuesday’s Park City school board meeting, the board paused for a moment of silence to recognize Sam Jackenthal who passed away last week. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Park City High School

The Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies, or PC CAPS, is in its third year of engaging Park City High School juniors and seniors in real world projects.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Today on the program Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney take a look at Cross Fit Minerstown and a new program being adopted there by owner and founder Mike Lynch.  In the second segment, they talk with author Dr. Shimi Kang, a Harvard trained child and adult psychiatrist, and expert in human motivation who has written the book, The Self Motivated Kid: How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children who Know What They Want and Go After It (without being told).

ON today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to School Board Members Julie Eihausen and Phil Kaplan about the $56 million dollar bond and timeline for construction. Park City Manger Diane Foster and Planning Director Bruce Erickson discuss some of the agenda items for Thursday's City Council meeting, including a new amended plat for the Alice Claim project, which puts the houses into the gully instead of the hillside and members of a new group Citizens for Better Education, Jim Tedford and Ali Zeisler talk about why they can't support the $56 million school bond.

Summit County

Summit County has announced the hiring of a new county engineer - Gary Horton. Leslie Thatcher has more.