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William T. Vollmann discusses a topic that will impact generations to come: the factors and human actions that have led to global warming.  His new book, No Immediate Danger, is the first of two volumes titled Carbon Ideologies. Matt Abbott, deputy program manager of sustainability and energy at the University of Utah joins the second half of the show.

The Kamas Valley Business Association is celebrating its inaugural year. The association was founded to assist and promote economic growth in the south Summit County area. Rick Brough has more:

Although the U.S. Forest Service has approved a master development plan for the Alta ski resort, the environmental group Save Our Canyons says it still opposes a tram on Mount Baldy and helicopter landings in wilderness areas. Rick Brough has the story:

Summit County

Summit County has been hit with a legal filing from a group of landowners in Jeremy Ranch who are protesting an order from the county to remove their entry gate. Rick Brough has more:

Eight Wasatch County property owners sent a letter to the Wasatch County Council and the county attorney asking the council to hold off on adopting an ordinance and general plan amendment until the issue can be investigated for not following county procedures. Leslie Thatcher has more:

Local News Hour - April 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018

Today starts with a preview of Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting agenda from Tom Fisher, county manager. Dr. Barbara Wirostko-Morelly of PC Reads talks about a seminar slated for Saturday, April 21, titled "Dyslexia for a Day." Finally, Maddy Shear from the Park City Community Foundation discusses the upcoming seminar by Roger Craver, a fundraising guru and author Retention Fundraising.

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Summit County

Summit County planners have recently made decisions about three major development proposals, all of them controversial. Rick Brough asked Pat Putt, community development director, what happens next:

The campaign to incorporate Hoystville as a town has finished its first step. Soon a feasibility study will be launched to look at the proposal. Rick Brough has more:

Park City plans to spend $40-million dollars to build 800 units of affordable housing. The founder of Park City Base Camp thinks he may have a solution, if only temporary, to house seasonal workers. Leslie Thatcher reports:

The Wasatch County Council Wednesday will consider a request to rezone a 20-acre parcel of land and amend the general plan so the applicant can move from the Central Planning Area to the South Planning Area, allowing for more density. Some residents think that's a bad idea. Leslie Thatcher has more:

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