Local News Hour - July 12, 2017

Jul 12, 2017

On today's  Christie Worthington follows up on a gathering she hosted Monday evening about the Our Schools Now Initiative. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Sustainability Manager Celia Peterson discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. With a Summit County Health Department monthly update, Health Educator Allyssa Mitchell talks about changes to the county’s code regarding electronic nicotine and county music singer Kellie Pickler performs Sunday night at the Deer Valley Amphitheatre.

The Mountain Life - July 12, 2017

Jul 12, 2017

Renai Bodley and Dave Cushing interview Dr. Stuart Shanker, a Canadian psychologist with a new and very practical book about raising our kids: “Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life”. Then they talk with local Pilates instructor Tracy Powers about the work she and her colleagues do at their Range studio in town. Hint: they teach Pilates and also the specialized fitness techniques of Gyrotonic.

Miller Sentenced in Fatal Wrong-Way Collision Case

Jul 11, 2017

Stuart Miller, who last year sped down Interstate 80 in the wrong direction and killed a woman in a head-on collision, appeared in the Third District Court on Monday for his sentence. He was given ten years in prison for the death of 39-year-old Amanda Streit. Rick Brough has more.

Fatal Bike Accident on Deer Valley Trail

Jul 11, 2017

Last Friday, a mountain biker from Henderson Nevada was found seriously injured on a Deer Valley trail.  Carolyn Murray has more on this accident:

Park City Mayoral Candidates Speak at First Forum

Jul 11, 2017
Melissa Allison

The Park City Action Network, also known as PCAN, organized the first mayoral forum of the campaign season Monday night. The room was packed – all to hear from the three men running for the Mayor’s seat. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

July Book Review - Small Great Things

Jul 11, 2017

The Washington Post considers Jodi Picoult's twenty-third novel "Small Great Things" the most important one she's ever written, as she takes a risk to expand our conversation about race and prejudice. Here's Barbara Bretz with our monthly book review.

Local News Hour - July 11, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy has her monthly update. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting. Treasure is back on the agenda to discuss construction feasibility and excavation site plans.

Utah Lake is a popular spot for boating and shoreline recreation, but for decades, large blooms of so-called blue-green algae have rendered the lake unappealing, at times harmful, to native fish, birds, dogs and humans alike. Why is this happening repeatedly at Utah Lake? What are its sources? And why is the bloom sometimes referred to as blue-green algae and other times cyanobacteria?  Joining Nell and Chris in the first part of the program is Ben Holcomb.  Ben is the coordinator of Biological Assessment and Harmful Algal Blooms Program with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. website photo

A first ever Park City Arts and Cultural district is planned for a 5 and a quarter acre parcel of land bordering Bonanza Drive, Kearns Boulevard and Munchkin Road. Carolyn Murray has more on the City’s development plans for the area: website photo

Park City announced plans to adopt a municipal transient room tax and use the revenues to build a city arts and culture center in the Bonanza Business district.  This kind of tax has never been done in Park City until now. Carolyn Murray has this story: