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Business Zoning
5:59 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Highland Estates Businesses Hear And Express Troubles

About 100 people turned out before the Summit County Council Wednesday night to discuss whether the Highland Estates neighborhood should be zoned to allow home-based small-contracting businesses. 

With a majority of the speakers against the charge, Council Chair Claudia McMullin told the crowd they haven't decided on any rezone or even if they're going to consider any changes for home-based businesses. Rick Brough has more.

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Park City History
5:35 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Park City History Bits - October 17, 2013

Did you know there was a time when Kings & Queens ruled Park City – as well as cleaned, cooked and staffed the front desk at the Chateaux Après Lodge?

This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.

Back in the 1970s and ‘80s the owners of Chateaux Après, Ed and Sue Hosenfeld, ran ads throughout the United States to recruit kids to help them run the lodge with their eight children. To boost response, they nicknamed the positions “Kings” and “Queens.”

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Nordic Skiing
5:28 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Nordic Betties Trains Local Women On The Cross-country Track

There's just a handful of spots open to participate in this winter's Park City Nordic Betties - a season long series for women to improve your Nordic skiing. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
4:45 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

The Egyptian Theater Does The Time Warp

  The Egyptian Theater had a busy Fall season, with sold out shows nearly every weekend. This weekend, get ready for the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Lynn Ware Peek has more.  

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Technology
2:21 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Cool Science Radio - October 17, 2013

Today we talked with Clive Thompson,  contributing writer to Wired and NY Times Magazine and also one of the people chosen to test the Google Glass.  He’ll tell us about that and also talk about his new book called “Smarter Than You Think, How Technology is Changing our Minds for The Better." Then Daniel Leiberman, head of the evolutionary biology department at Harvard., speaks about  his book: "The Story of the Human Body:  Evolution, Health, and Disease." 

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KPCW
8:12 am
Thu October 17, 2013

KPCW Earns Eight Radio Awards For Programming And Promotion

KPCW intern Corrie Gustman helps Fun Friday host John Burdick display all the awards won at the 2013 Utah Broadcasters Association UBEE Award event on Wednesday.

KPCW Radio earned peer recognition at the 2013 Utah Broadcasters Award Ceremony Wednesday, taking home eight 2013 UBEE awards, including Five golds.

All entries submitted to the awards were judged by broadcasting colleagues living outside of Utah. KPCW was ranked against other Utah radio stations in non-metro markets of similar size.

KPCW earned the following awards this year:

In the Best Promotional Campaign category, Jan Williams, Mark Towner Williams and John Burdick took home a gold UBEE award for their “Pledge Drive – The Musical” spots.

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Local News
12:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Mother Advocates For Walkable And Bikeable Options

  The area where Jeremy Ranch and Pinebrook intersect is congested, and while traffic solutions are being planned at least one area resident is also asking for safer passages for pedestrians and cyclist. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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State & Regional
9:15 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Navajo Lawmakers Take Up Energy-Related Bills

WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA (AP) - Navajo lawmakers have approved a $4,000,000 appropriation to a tribal company set up to purchase a coal mine in northwestern New Mexico. 

The vote Wednesday came during a special session of the Navajo Nation Council in Window Rock.

The bill will give an initial infusion of cash to the Navajo Mine from BHP Billiton if lawmakers don't vote to update the tribe's 1980 energy policy.

A bill to do so had been on the council's agenda Wednesday. But the council lost a quorum.

State & Regional
8:46 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Cox Sworn In As Utah Lieutenant Governor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Spencer Cox has been sworn in as Utah's new lieutenant governor, becoming the the eighth person to hold the office.

Cox took the oath of office at the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after his appointment was approved by the Senate. 

Gov. Gary Herbert selected Cox to replace Greg Bell, who is stepping down to return to the private sector. 

Cox was a freshman Republican lawmaker, attorney and telecommunications executive from Fairview, a small town in Central Utah.

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State & Regional
8:35 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Lawmakers Approve $7,000,000 To Keep National Parks Open

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah lawmakers have authorized the state to spend another $7,000,000 to keep Utah's national parks open through December 1 after the sites were temporarily shuttered due to a partial shutdown of the federal government.

The Senate and House unanimously approved the spending Wednesday evening, but it was unclear if the money would need to be used.

Congress appeared to be closing in on a deal late Wednesday to reopen the government.

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