Did you remember how you used to get up the ski hill?
This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.
When Treasure Mountains Resort (now Park City Mountain Resort) opened in 1963, it featured the Prospector double chairlift, two J-bars and a two-and-a-half-mile aerial tramway, said to be the longest in North America. A four-passenger gondola from the resort base to the top of Pinion Ridge quickly became a popular attraction.
Today, we’ll be joined by Carolyn Rose, director of Nursing at Summit County Health Department. Carolyn will be one of the panelists at the KPCW Community Forum on the Affordable Health Care on December 2nd.Then Lisa Bishop Forbes, winemaker at Chalk Hill Estates in Sonoma, California to talk about wine pairings for the holidays and other fun old fashioned yet trendy currents within the wine world. Finally, Dana Goodyear, staff writer for the New Yorker who will talk about her book, “Anything That Moves,” Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture.
Many seasonal workers are arriving in Park City this week and next, and most of them don't have places to stay. With housing scarce, the Christian Center and Mountainlands community housing are making an appeal for those who may be interested in opening their homes to these international students. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Jason Utgaard, owner of The Spotted Door, an online shopping experience, joins Chris and Lynn this morning. The Spotted Door sells only items which are made from at least 50% recycled material. He joins us in-studio to discuss why he started the business and what’s available.
The Park City council has appointed three new members to Park City's planning commission, and says its decision was not a clean sweep of crucial experience on the commission and instead says the three new members will have "multiple pairs of fresh eyes." Lynn Ware Peek has more.
According to a 2010 census, eight percent of Summit County's population is 65 or older. The county's senior services offer help for that group, but they could use some volunteers. Rick Brough has more.