Local News Hour - August 15, 2015

Aug 15, 2016

  On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Sean Lewis about tonight’s open house to learn more about the county’s Resource Management Plan. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen is in with a monthly update and talks about a renewed effort to ban single-use plastic bags. Park City Police Captain Rick Ryan has an update on the thefts of artwork taken during this year’s Arts Festival.

  Larry and Doug’s first guest is Sam Urie, publisher of Utah Business Magazine. Utah Business, talking about Utah’s 50 fastest growing companies.Next, Nick Hanscom, a former champion mogul skier talks about NuVasive,  a  minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine.And finally they welcome Claire Berger and Bud Clark, of ReputationBIZ, a new Park City business to help customers improve their online reputation.

 KPCW will be hosting the popular Cole Sport Back Alley Bash from 5-9 PM on the Town Lift Plaza on Friday, August 26th.  The Back Alley Bash is a free community appreciation party held annually. Since 1998, this has been a local’s favorite and an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones!


  Monday, August 22 through Thursday, August 25. Welcome to Pledge Free Fridays - pending KPCW reaching their goal of $125,000 by Thursday @ 6PM.  Back to the programming you enjoy and the news you can use!

Kimball Art Center

Park City police are looking to recover stolen items during the Arts Festival this weekend.

The crimes occurred early Sunday morning in the 700 to 800 block of Lower Main Street sometime between 1 and 6 am. Several artist booths were burglarized and vandalized– estimated damages are about 20-thousand dollars. Two of the stolen items are hand carved wood chairs – a unique hand-made jacket was also taken.

Park City residents will vote this November on a  $25 million bond to save a valued piece of open space just over the city line in Wasatch County.   City council passed the Bonanza Flats ballot measure unanimously Thursday night.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more: 

courtesy of Recycle Utah

If something doesn't happen soon, Recycle Utah's future could be that of an education and advocacy organization - without a recycling center.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher explains:

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A man has died in a rollover crash on U.S. 40 Friday afternoon.  According to Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jared Cornia, around 2pm a gray Chevrolet Trailblazer went off the road to the left at mile marker 3 near Home Depot.   The driver appeared to have overcorrected, crossed both lanes of traffic and went off the road to the right.  The car rolled several times.  The driver was the only person in the car.  He was wearing a seat belt, but sustained fatal injuries.  His identity has not yet been released.

  John and Jude’s first guest is Wyatt Pike who performs live in studio. Second guests include Jeff LaBounty, Jeff Award and Ginger Ries talking about the Park City Restaurant Association Summer Contest.  Final guests are Robin Marrouche, the Executive Director of the Kimball Arts Festival and Ron Butkovich, a local jewelry artist.

  On today’s program Charlie Sturgis has his weekly trails update, including the rerouting of Jenny’s on Monday. In his monthly update, “What’s That with Pat?” Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt discusses the Canyons Village Master Plan redo and what’s going on at the Skullcandy excavation site. Park City Council Member Andy Beerman updates us on last night’s meeting and announces that he and his wife and business partner are looking to sell their lodging business and shares in the TMI (Treasure Mountain Inn).