Melissa Allison

Although there was a small turnout for Tuesday’s Aprés With Council, there wasn’t a shortage of questions. Melissa Allison was there and has this report:

PCSD

The Park City School Board was not able to vote on the 2018-19 Budget or on the proposed $5.6 million tax increase during the regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday.  They had just two of five board members and therefore no quorum to legally vote on any of the action items on the agenda.  Carolyn Murray has this:

New Director of Utah State Park Jeff Rasmussen comes into his new role with 25 years of experience. He’s been deputy director since 2012. He says his vision for State Parks is to continue to offer great services while keeping up with trends.

“People that we have working at our state parks know best what our customers are looking for because they’re with them every day,” Rasmussen said “they’re always coming up with new ideas 'hey we need to offer a floating water park at Jordanelle' it’s because of that creativity and dedication that we come up with these ideas”

Alterra Mountain Company announced today (Wednesday) that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon. That comes just less than a year after the company purchased Deer Valley Resort. 

Last August, Deer Valley announced it was selling - to then, an unnamed partnership – which consisted of KSL Partners and the Crown Family, which between them, had a handful of ski resorts across the country.

Bureau of Reclamation

Newly appointed Director of Utah State Parks, Jeff Rasmussen, has 25 years of experience within Utah’s state parks. Rasmussen says he’s focused on keeping up with recreation needs on the Wasatch Back.

There are 6 state parks in Wasatch and Summit Counties including Rockport, Pacific Rail Trail, Jordanelle, Wasatch Mountain, Deer Creek, and Utah’s newest state park Echo.

Local News Hour - June 20, 2018

Jun 20, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber who has an update on last night’s meeting in which the Park City school board was scheduled to adopt a final budget, but couldn’t due to a lack of a quorum. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Budget Manager Nate Rockwood and Trails and Open Space Manager Heinrich Deters have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. The city council scheduled to adopt next year’s budget and a conservation easement for Bonanza Flat.

A semi-truck driver has plead guilty in Third District Court. The driver was phone-shopping at the wheel last year, when he rear-ended a vehicle on U.S. 40, resulting in a crash that paralyzed the driver and caused fatal injuries to a passenger.

The defendant, 38-year-old Nathaniel Bone of Midvale, appeared in court and pled Guilty to the charge of “Text Messaging or e-mail Automobile Homicide”.  

Former presidential candidate and Utah Olympic Director, Mitt Romney is running in the Republican Primary race for the Senate seat which is opening due to the retirement of Orin Hatch. He’s facing off against Mike Kennedy a physician representing Utah House district 27 in Utah County. The Primary Election is June 26th and whoever wins will be the Republican nominee in the General Election.

Mitt Romney says he has spoken out against the current Trump Administration policy that separates children from their parents as they attempt to seek asylum at the US Border.         

A trial date has been set for a Basin resident who’s been charged with allegedly dispensing marijuana to six teenagers at a party last December. 

The defendant, 45-year-old Adam Childers is also accused of subsequently instructing or threatening the youngsters to conceal the crime from police.

In a Third District Court appearance, Childers defense counsel Greg Skordas and prosecutor Blake Hills indicated they haven’t come to a plea agreement.   Judge Patrick Corum set a three-day trial for September 4th through the 6th.

Director of Recycle Utah Carolyn Wawra is happy to announce that the center is now able to recycle styrofoam again.

Wawra says that they had issues with the machine. Styrofoam is one of the more expensive items to process at the center.

The type of styrofoam that holds food does not work with their machine.

“It’s a different kind of material that’s meant to handle heat like a hot coffee cup, and it’s not processible with us” Explains Wawra “Try bringing your own coffee cup or even to-go-box when you go out to eat.”

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