Mountain Money - November 20, 2017

Nov 20, 2017

On today’s Mountain Money, Renai Bodley and guest co-host Roger Goldman talk taxes with Scott Michel , partner in the law firm of Caplin and Drysdale.  In the second segment, they visit with Nikhil Hutheesing , Deputy Editor of Consumer Reports.  His subject is shopping online with confidence. Then they talk fashion with local entrepreneur Sharon Backhurz from Zenzee.

On today’s program, State Rep. Tim Quinn (R - District 54) has a look ahead at the 2018 legislative session.  Heber Mayor-elect Kelleen Potter talks about her election and what she hopes to accomplish in the next four years. Abby McNulty, director of the Park City Education Foundation has an update on her new appointment to the NSFA Industry Leadership Council. She is joined by Crystal Giles – a coding specialist with Jeremy Ranch Elementary school who had an update on this program started three years ago.

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The Mountain Trails Foundation has been taking care of the Park City Rail Trail for several years. But now Utah State Parks has awarded the contract to another entity, and Mountain Trails director Charlie Sturgis takes issue with that. Rick Brough has more.

For two years, 50 communities across the country competed for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, with a $5 million carrot offered to the location that could be number-one in energy efficiency. Now, says Park City's Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin, "there's something funky going on." The news that there's no cash prize after all has left communities disappointed and confused in a number of ways. Rick Brough has more.

Spurred this week by a citizen advocate from Jeremy Ranch, the Summit County Council will have some further discussions about a proposed I-80 noise wall near Jeremy. A work session on the sound wall will be held Monday, November 20 at the Richins Building from 4-6pm. Rick Brough has more.

In less than a month, the Summit County Council will hold public hearings and will vote on a 2018 budget. That could include a property tax increase. Council member Kim Carson says that she hasn't heard much criticism of the tax hike so far. Rick Brough has more.

For 30 years, longtime resident Carly Bennett Stenmark has observed Park City and its residents from the view of a chair in a beauty salon. She has put her experiences into a book, More Than a Manicure: The Nail File. Rick Brough has more.

A vegan advocacy group, Sage Mountain, is asking people to consider taking turkey or ham off their dinner plate for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Rick Brough has more.

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This week's Friday Film review looks at the new film, "Murder on the Orient Express." Libby Wadman's verdict: while the train derails, the film stays nicely on track.

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The Snyderville Planning Commission still can't decide if the 330 units of affordable housing at Silver Creek Village can be built up front - or need to wait and be integrated when the rest of the project comes on line. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

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