Despite the lackluster snow this past winter, enough snow riders enjoyed the slopes to make the 2017-2018 one of the top 10 for skier day sin the state’s history.

Utah’s 14 ski areas posted their sixth best season for skier days last winter. The season started November 21st at Brighton and ended May 13th at Snowbird. Ski Utah is reporting 4.1 million skier days, down almost 10% from last season’s all-time record.

Ski Utah president Nathan Rafferty says that’s not bad considering the winter we were dealt

Summit County

The Summit County Council has less than two weeks to decide if it will implement a new transit sales tax—with a share of the revenues going to local cities.

The council asked local mayors how they feel, at a Monday meeting of the Council of Governments. (COG)

In general, the mayors had mixed feelings, saying they were apprehensive how citizens would react to a new tax coming their way; on top of the levies that have been recently passed or are being proposed this year.

The film, Wasted, The Story of Food Waste, will be airing Wednesday, June 20 at the Santy Auditorium.  It’s a documentary produced by the late Anthony Bourdain and focuses on what needs to be done to reduce and re-direct food that is lost to landfills.  Josh Hobson, a member of the Park City Leadership Class 24 discusses this film and a class project focusing on food waste and composting.

Mark Adams is the author of the new book, Tip Of The Iceberg: My 3,000 Mile Journey around Wild Alaska, The Last Great American Frontier. Adams retraces the famous 1899 expedition sponsored by railroad magnate Edward Harriman which included John Muir and George Bird Grinnell, founder of the Audubon Society.  Adams describes the changes both man and climate have made on the Alaskan wilderness since that famous trip.

For nearly 20-years, TRAX light rail trains have shuttled riders up and down the Salt Lake Valley, saving countless car trips and sparing Salt Lake’s air tons of petroleum-based pollutants.  But for the past four years the trains have done even more for Utah’s air.

Brent Kelly is being inducted to the Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame this July. On June 8 he was announcing the Utah High School State Rodeo Finals in Ogden as he’s done every year for 31 years. Brent’s son Jason announces rodeo with him and surprised his dad that evening.

Local News Hour - June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. United States Senate Candidate Mitt Romney talks about his campaign and his position as it relates to primary opponent, Mike Kennedy to succeed Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra previews some upcoming events and Jim McCarty, who is one of the original members of the Yardbirds. The Yardbirds are performing at the Egyptian Theater this weekend.

Local Parkite Arrested For Bike Theft

Jun 18, 2018
Summit County Sheriff's Office

The Park City Police Department arrested a one local man in relation to a series of bike thefts on Sunday. Melissa Allison brings us the story:

Fire Season Is Here In The Wasatch Back

Jun 18, 2018
North Summit Fire District

Another wildfire in North Summit County has been contained after just burning 3/4 of an acre on Sunday.  It’s the second fire in North Summit County since Friday. Both fires were started by lightning strikes.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

PCSD

The Park City School Board meets  Tuesday)and a $5.6 million  tax increase will likely be approved. A two year contract approval is expected for the Business Administrator Todd Hauber along with a tunnel discussion and other policy decisions. Carolyn Murray has this:

  

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