Local News Hour - June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. CFO and Managing Director of Sundance Institute Betsy Wallace and Assistant Director, Utah Community and Government Relations Kara Cody discuss this year's Festival Economic Impact Report, that totals more than $151 million. Park City Council member Andy Beerman, Utah Open Lands Director Wendy Fisher and Cheryl Fox, Director of Summit Land Conservancy discuss the closing of Bonanza Flat at last night's meeting.

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The Summit County Council was unanimous Wednesday in approving a resolution endorsing federal public lands and recognizing their value to Summit County and Utah's economy, recreation, heritage, and quality of life. Rick Brough has more.

Members of the Park City Council were in high spirits as they met Thursday, which was the deadline for the city to close on the purchase of Bonanza Flat. The Council approved three important agreements to help seal the deal -- and heard the news that they received one more grant to take them to the finish line. Rick Brough has more.

Libby Wadman went to see the new romantic melodrama, "My Cousin Rachel," and she can't decide if it's more like watching paint dry, or waiting for grass to grow. Here's Libby with the Friday Film Review.

The Summit County Council discussed Wednesday whether to continue with the next step in the Mountain Accord process. They said yes, but in a split 3-2 vote. The Accord has been succeeded by the Central Wasatch Commission made up of four entities in the Salt Lake Valley. Council Members Chris Robinson, Kim Carson, and Glenn Wright voted to continue with $100,000 in funding they had pledged to the Accord. The dissenters, Roger Armstrong and Doug Clyde, asked what the county is getting out of a process that's being run by interests in the Salt Lake Valley. Rick Brough has more.

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The developers behind the Canyons Amended Master Plan have revised their concept for the Lower Village, the adjoining parking, and housing for employees. That prompted a joint meeting in Wednesday between the Snyderville Planning Commission and Summit County Council. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council discussed Wednesday whether to continue with the next step in the Mountain Accord process. They said yes, but in a split 3-2 vote. The Accord has been succeeded by the Central Wasatch Commission, made up of four entities in the Salt Lake Valley.

Council members Chris Robinson, Kim Carson, and Glenn Wright voted to continue with $100,000 in funding they had pledged to the Accord. The dissenters, Roger Armstrong and Doug Clyde, asked what the county is getting out of a process that's being run by interests in the Salt Lake Valley. Rick Brough has m0re.

Heber Has Active Political Season

Jun 15, 2017

With candidate filing windows closed, Heber City has plenty of candidates interested in running for the Mayors seat and for the 2 open council seats.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Park City Planning Commission chairman Adam Strachan will be extending his already well-extended term on the commission, in the hopes of getting through as much as possible on the Treasure Hill conditional use application before he steps down this fall. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Cool Science Radio - June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

John and Lynn’s first guest is Mark O’Connell who has written THE CLOSE ENCOUNTERS MAN: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs. The book is about Dr. J. Allen Hynek responsible for coining the phrase “close encounters of the third kind” Hynek enthusiastically debunked UFO reports on behalf of the Air Force for years. Then, he changed teams. The book is about his transformation from skepticism to true believer and the actual UFO stories he investigated. The2nd guest this morning is Mary Roach who has written GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War.

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