Lynn Ware Peek

City & Education Reporter

When it comes to Park City meetings and events, as well as education issues for the entire Summit County, Lynn Ware Peek has it covered. Joining the station in 2012, makes her the ‘cub reporter’ of the KPCW news team, but far from green. Her natural curiosity and strong roots in the community give her the advantages she needs to get the scoop on the local news.

She also co-hosts two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life on health and lifestyle on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology  every Thursday.

Ways to Connect

  In the first segment of the program, John and Lynn interview Dr. Cynthia Burrows.  University of Utah chemists devised a new way to detect chemical damage to DNA that sometimes leads to genetic mutations responsible for many diseases, including various cancers and neurological disorders.  In the second segment, Malcolm Gay, author of, The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines.

The City of Park City hopes to take its practices net zero – that is no more energy is used than can be produced by renewable energy sources.  They’re shooting for the year 2022, and then - the whole community by 2033.  It’s no small task but the City’s sustainability team is taking on the charge.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

KPCW

Today on the Local News Hour, we speak with Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner, Colin Deford about the former Colby School site proposal,  Then, Matt Abbot of the Park City's Sustainability Team on how to reduce  consumption of electricity and natural gas, Diane Foster and Jason Glidden from Park City Municipal, Trish Hatch and Pat Jones from the Women's Leadership Institute, and the Youth Sports Alliance.  

USA Luge

 

 This morning we get ready for a few more winter sports.  Nordic (cross country) skiing and luge. First we speak with Dave Hanscom,  the race director of the popular Wasatch Citizen Series which began in 1979 and continues with 6 races this winter.Then we speak with two Olympians who are US luge athletes, Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer and they’re in town for the Luge World Cup  along with athletes from over 30 countries – all at the Utah Olympic Park – competing this Friday and Saturday. 

On the Local News Hour, Lynn Ware Peek speaks with Jeff Jones, Summit County Economic Development director, Park City Planning director Bruce Erickson and planner Kirsten Whetstone, Tom Noaker, co- founder of South Summit Trails Foundation, the PC MARC Lunch and Learn program, and violinist and fiddler Eileen Ivers who appears at the Eccles Center Saturday.   

Two pump stations in Park Meadows on Holiday Ranch Loop Road near the Fire Station will undergo a significant change in the near future, as the City's water department addresses a need for better water filtration.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

KPCW

The Local News Hour today features conversations with Bill Rock, COO of Park City, Robin Marrouche of the Kimball Art Center and artist Bill Kranstover about the Chairs for Charity silent auction this week.  Rock also talks about the Vail Epic Promise Foundation.  Then, it's Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association, Jenny Mauer from the Christian Center, and Michelle McDonald and Kate Boyd from the Park Silly Sunday Market Holiday Bazaar coming up at the end of the week. 

KPCW

Local artists Bill Kranstover and Malia Denali are busy putting the final touches on two of the old Motherlode Chairs, after turning them into pieces of art for the for Chairs for Charity event next week.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

  Today’s first guest is Roger Burrows who teaches CAPP classes at the High School says he’d like to create a “technology vision” statement for the PCSD.

Lynn Ware Peek speaks with Erin Bragg of Summit Land Conservancy, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher, Bryn Carey of Ski Butlers, Alison Page of Trail Talk, and Craig McCarthy of the Chamber Bureau about the Winter Kick Off. 

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