David Boyle

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New Director of Utah State Park Jeff Rasmussen comes into his new role with 25 years of experience. He’s been deputy director since 2012. He says his vision for State Parks is to continue to offer great services while keeping up with trends.

“People that we have working at our state parks know best what our customers are looking for because they’re with them every day,” Rasmussen said “they’re always coming up with new ideas 'hey we need to offer a floating water park at Jordanelle' it’s because of that creativity and dedication that we come up with these ideas”

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Newly appointed Director of Utah State Parks, Jeff Rasmussen, has 25 years of experience within Utah’s state parks. Rasmussen says he’s focused on keeping up with recreation needs on the Wasatch Back.

There are 6 state parks in Wasatch and Summit Counties including Rockport, Pacific Rail Trail, Jordanelle, Wasatch Mountain, Deer Creek, and Utah’s newest state park Echo.

Director of Recycle Utah Carolyn Wawra is happy to announce that the center is now able to recycle styrofoam again.

Wawra says that they had issues with the machine. Styrofoam is one of the more expensive items to process at the center.

The type of styrofoam that holds food does not work with their machine.

“It’s a different kind of material that’s meant to handle heat like a hot coffee cup, and it’s not processible with us” Explains Wawra “Try bringing your own coffee cup or even to-go-box when you go out to eat.”

Brent Kelly is being inducted to the Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame this July. On June 8 he was announcing the Utah High School State Rodeo Finals in Ogden as he’s done every year for 31 years. Brent’s son Jason announces rodeo with him and surprised his dad that evening.

Citizens of Congressional District 1 were able to meet most of the candidates for Utah’s First Congressional district at a forum at Park City Library on June 14. A forum provided candidates to answer questions about their goals. David Boyle has more:

Art Pianos For All

Libraries, transit centers, and city hall's aren’t usually hosts to concerts. But thanks to some local organizations you’ll be hearing some renowned musicians throughout Summit County in the next few days. KPCW’s David Boyle has more:

Snyderville Basin Recreation has a full summer ahead, including three events on this Saturday June 23. David Boyle has more:

Citizens of the Wasatch Back were able to see Five candidates running to represent District 26 in the Utah Senate participated in a forum in Heber on June 13th. The event was sponsored by the Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake. KPCW’s David Boyle has more:

The Willow Creek Fire near Strawberry reservoir is 25% contained. David Boyle has more:

Candidates for Utah’s First Congressional District participated in a forum at Park City Library on Thursday June 14. They spoke to an audience of about 20 people and addressed many topics, although the conversation was perhaps most lively when the candidates discussed the U.S. justice system. David Boyle has more:

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