The Summit County Council on Wednesday passed a series of agreements, to settle a tax dispute with Talisker's Empire Pass Hotel, the Montage. The county and half-a-dozen other taxing entities have to return taxes to the Montage over the dispute - an amount totaling nearly $1.7 million. Rick Brough has more.
Today's guests include Craig Wiseman, Certified Insurance Counselor and Board President of Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents. In the second half, Todd Marriott, Executive Director of Utopia (Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency). Utpoia is a fiber optic infrastructure that utilizes light to transfer information.
On this week's show, Season 11 winner of "Biggest Loser", Olivia Ward and Dr. Kathleen Kobashi, an accomplished urologist, discusses the embarrassing health struggles some women face. Then, Jack O'Brien, author of "The De-Textbook: the Stuff You Didn't Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew". Finally, Carol Masheter, author of "No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon's Climb Of Everest", talks about her 9th summit at age 67.
Kerry Kelly, Environmental Engineer and researcher at the U. is on first talking about her study relating wood smoke and poor air quality. Then Dr. Michelle Hofmann, Pediatrician, on the second half to discuss the health impacts associated with PM 2.5 and ozone exposure to children.
The Utah Avalanche Center, in its first report of the season, warns citizens of the the perfect storm of avalanche danger, taking place in the early season due to the first significant snowfall blankets the Wasatch Mountains. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.