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Breaking News
5:43 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Fire Returns To Rockport Area

The Rockport area in eastern Summit County is hit by fire for a second summer in a row.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek.

Information compiled from on-air reports.

UPDATE 6:30 PM

The structure where the fire is believed to have started has been updated as a yurt, not a single family house.

County  and Sheriff spokespeople hope to lift the evacuation ban on homeowners by 11 PM tonight. Deputies went house-to-house to ask residents to leave. Most did, although a "handful" decided to stay in their homes, Capt. Justin Martinez said.

The state has taken the lead in fire fighting efforts.

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State & Regional
3:13 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Mountain Summer - July 25, 2014

It's fresh updates on all kinds of Summer fun on this edition of KPCW's Mountain Summer. Updates include exhibits at the Utah Museum of Natural History, The Park City Arts Festival, The Sundance Institute, The Summit County Fair and a visit from Chef Meryl.

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State & Regional
5:28 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 24, 2014

On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek are airing a rebroadcast of a couple of archived interviews, including a conversation with NASA's Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum. She joined the show to talk about the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite; it's part of their mission to improve forecasting of extreme weather events. Author Sam Keane also joined the show to talk about his new book The Tale Of Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness And Recovery.

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Oil Pipeline
7:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Tesoro Sues County

The Tesoro Pipeline Company has filed a federal lawsuit against Summit County, seeking to nullify the ordinances the county passed in June, attempting to regulate pipeline construction.

The lawsuit filed this week claims the county's new laws intend to impede or prevent Tesoro's proposed pipeline, and it says the ordinances are preempted by federal regulations. Rick Brough has more.

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State & Regional
3:29 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

The Mountain Life - July 23, 2014

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney started today's episode with a conversation with a group of accomplished runners and their parents. These kids have set world records and can tick off a 5K in about 16 minutes - some of them actually beat Tim Henney during the annual 4th Of July Fun Run. Next up, they spoke with Zelda La Grange, author of Good Morning Mr. Mandela. She was Nelson Mandela's long-time personal assistant and honorary "grand daughter".

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State & Regional
3:09 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

This Green Earth - July 22, 2014

In the first segment of today's show, Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts joined Chris and Nell to talk about Vail's ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. In the second segment, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell of the University of Utah and Lisa Yoder of Summit County joined the show to talk about the University's "Community Solar" program. Finally, Nell and Chris share why it's a bad idea to leave your car running, unattended, with the air conditioner on, just to keep your dog cool.

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Park City Council
12:44 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Henney Talks About Council's Decision On Vinyl Siding

The consensus of Park City Council Thursday night was, to say the least, not supportive on vinyl siding, says Council Member Tim Henney.
Henney told KPCW Friday that no housing material is problem-free, but vinyl is, on the spectrum, one of the worst choices. Rick Brough has more.

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Soldier Hollow
12:38 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Soldier Hollow Hires New Director

The Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation has a new director, Richard Hodges, who left his position on the Foundation's Board to take the new job. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
11:54 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Park City Balloon Festival Set For September

After a hiatus of 20 years, the Park City balloon festival known as Autumn Aloft is returning with plans set for September 19th to the 21st. Rick Brough has more.

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State & Regional
11:19 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Mountain Money - July 21 2014

Larry and Doug began this episode of Mountain Money with a conversation on toxic work environments with Dr. Merideth Ferguson, an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Utah State University. The show wrapped up on a much lighter note with John Keahey, author of Hidden Tuscany: Discovering Art, Culture, And Memories in a Well-Known Region's Unknown Places.

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