More than 12,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Utah are currently without power as a result of a fast moving, high-impact storm on Tuesday. Most of these customers are in the Salt Lake City and Summit County areas. High winds and pole fires were the primary cause of outages. Crews worked throughout the night and continue working today to restore power to all affected customers.
In honor of Earth Day, This Green Earth looks at environmental stewardship in terms of acts, educationand advocacy. First, Dee Williams discusses the growing "tiny house" movement in the U.S. and why she enjoys living in an 84 square foot house. Then Lisa Schneider of Habitat for Humanity comes on to talk about their latest LEED certified home, and finally Brent Giles from POWDR Corporation stops by to announce the winners of "Protect Your Playground".
Larry and Doug have Dave Fiscus in the studio. Dave is the Director, US Commercial Services Utah Offices along with Mark Garfield, SVP, International Banking at Zion Bank. Tim Wheelright is the next guest. He is a member of AmericansForReform. A new report shows the number of Hispanic Entrepreneurs in America has grown exponentially over the past 2 decades. Finally, Chris Bender, owner of Paul Wyatt Designs, building unique and elaborate wine cellars.
Park City Mayor Jack Thomas says he's hopeful the battle between Park City Mountain Resort and Vail/Talisker will be resolved, and the city stands ready to weather the storm if a settlement threatens Park City's tax base. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
One of the key players from the Sundance Institute, Sarah West, is moving to the Park City Institute, the organization behind many Eccles Center shows and the Big Stars Bright Nights concerts. Rick Brough has more.