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Utah State Legislature

Utah State Representative Mike Kennedy is challenging Mitt Romney in the June 26th Primary Election.  If he wins he will be the Republican US Senate nominee on the November ballot. The winner of that election would replace retiring US Senator, Orin Hatch who has represented Utah since 1977.  Kennedy is a family practice physician and an attorney and has served in the Utah House since 2013.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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The horror film "Hereditary" played last January at the Sundance Festival. Now in general release, it's showing that it can raise chills from an audience even in the summer. Rick Brough has this week's Friday Flm Review.

It’s always great to discover a classic at the Sundance Film Festival.  

It happened this year with a showing of “Hereditary." Afterward in the Q and A, the writer-director Ari Aster  appeared awkward and tongue-tied.

Park City Magazine Looks For New Editor

Jun 22, 2018

The Park City Magazine has been around for more than 4 decades now.  It started as the Lodestar, founded by long-time Park City resident, Jan Wilking.  The look and feel of the journal is quite different with this edition thanks to the design work under the leadership of current editor, Melissa Fields. Carolyn Murray has this:

Utah DEQ

An  advisory has been issued from  the Summit County Health Dept and the state Division of Environmental Quality—about  harmful algae blooms  detected  in Rockport  Reservoir.    

In a notice  issued Thursday,  the county said that the algal blooms are natural in lakes and reservoirs.   But  if a bloom develops, the toxins can be harmful to pets or people

It says while  the bloom at Rockport is currently isolated in a few areas, and doesn’t compromise drinking  water, recreationists should take precautions.

The board of the Central Wasatch Commission has decided  to give Summit County a seat  on the panel.    But  the decision has to go through a ratification process. 

The Summit County Council  wrote a letter last January asking for a seat with  the Commisison.    

Following a meeting of the Central Wasatch group on Wednesday, Summit County’s Deputy Manager Janna  Young  said  the group agreed to designate Summit County as the representative for  the Wasatch Back.

Along with that, Park City would have a seat of its own.

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong is still wrestling with a decision about  whether the Council should set up a new transit tax—a choice the county has to make before the end of the month.

The new tax, amounting to .25 percent, was a topic this week as the Council of Governments (COG) met. East Side mayors were concerned that the new levy comes while the citizens are facing a number of proposed tax increases.

PCMC

Park City Council banned fireworks starting today, Friday, June 22. Last winter, the Central Wasatch Mountains had very low snow pack and the hot, dry spring has Park City’s Emergency Teams concerned about fire danger. There are some hefty consequences for breaking the ban.  Carolyn Murray has this:

City Council member, Becca Gerber says the council’s decision to ban fireworks was a no brainer.

The Summit Council Wednesday once again turned down the applicants of the Colby School Redevelopment project. Council Member  Roger Armstrong again maintained  that  careful analysis was behind their rejection of the plan this spring.   

In late March, the County Council granted an appeal from neighbors and voted against the Colby project. Soon after, the developers put in another application, but it was turned down by Development Director Pat Putt.

Jill Gildea

The Greenwich Public Schools Board of Education has picked a veteran employee to lead their district while it searches for their next superintendent, allowing Dr. Jill Gildea to make the move to her new position here in Park City.

According to the Greenwich schools website, the school board on Thursday voted unanimously to appoint their middle school principal Ralph Mayo as interim superintendent. He will replace Dr. Gildea, who announced to the board last month that she was leaving for Park City after serving just one year of her three year contract.

  Friday on The Morning Mix, in-studio musical guests inlcuded The Inevitables, one of the many student performance groups produced by the award winning  'Caleb Chapman's Soundhouse' school in Salt Lake City. Also, conversations with the Director, Caleb Chapman, and with original Yardbirds member, Jim McCarty, who is performing this weekend at Egyptian Theatre.        

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