Renai Bodley

General Manager

Renai Bodley became General Manager of KPCW in June, 2017. Previously, she was a reporter at KPCW. Renai is a 25 year veteran of the television news business.  She was a news producer in Roanoke, VA, Richmond, VA, Miami, FL, and Washington, DC before moving to Utah in 1996 to be the Executive Producer at KSTU Fox 13.  In 1999, she was promoted to Vice President/News Director.  Under Renai’s tenure, Fox 13 expanded its news coverage from 2.5 hours to 10 hours of news a day.  She retired in July, 2015, to enjoy her new home in Park City; but she couldn’t stay out of a newsroom for long.  Less than a month later she signed on with KPCW as a reporter, and less than two years later she was promoted to General Manager when Larry Warren retired.

Renai is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Radio Television Digital News Association.  She grew up in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Language and Literature. She was an inaugural fellow of the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism (1998) and has been invited back several times as a speaker and attendee.  Renai has a passion for politics and was a founding board member of the Utah Debate Commission.   She considers Utah home, and enjoys playing the role of Park City tour guide for her out-of-state friends and family.

 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare & You 2010, official government handbook

Open enrollment for Medicare starts October 15th this year and ends December 7th.  If you need help navigating the Medicare maze, there are resources available.  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:  

Here's a link to "Medicare and You 2016", the official guide to Medicare from the U.S. government.

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

  Commuters in Wanship and Coalville headed to Park City will have a different drive on Interstate 80 starting September 29th.   A brand new westbound lane will open between the Wanship exit and U-S 40.    It’s the penultimate step towards finishing the two-year project.    KPCW’s Renai Bodley explains.

wasatchtrailsalliance.org

  For the first time Heber Valley residents will get their chance to say what kind of connection they want between their neighborhoods.  Work is underway on a master trail plan and the people behind the project say they're ready for the public's input.  There will be a public meeting Tuesday evening, September 29th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Heber City offices at 75 North Main Street.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

  Here's a link to the Wasatch County Trails Master Plan survey.  

USFWS - Pacific Region

Is it a bird, a harbinger of the future of the American West, or both?  On September 22, 2015,  Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the Greater Sage Grouse would NOT be put on the Endangered Species List.   It’s what conservatives had hoped for, so why is this announcement by the Obama Administration being criticized by Utah Congressman Rob Bishop?  KPCW’s Renai Bodley explains.

Wasatch County School District

  It was a full house at a public hearing Thursday, September 17, at the Wasatch County School District offices.   Residents spoke out for and against the proposed 62 million dollar bond that will pay for a new elementary school, middle school, and community pool.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Lisa Boyle

It could be another year before the smokes clears and those responsible for starting the Wheeler Fire have to pay the $1.5 million cost to put out the 640 acre fire. While no one was injured or buildings damaged, right now, Wasatch County is footing the bill.  Renai Bodley has the story.

Wasatch County School District

*Note: If you missed the public hearing on Thursday, 9/16, there are still two community meetings on Tuesday, 9/22:  6:30pm at Timpanogos Intermediate School and 7:30pm at JR Smith Elementary School.

What do you think about the proposed 62 million dollar bond for the Wasatch County School District?  There's a public hearing Thursday night,  September 17, at 6:30pm at the District offices at 101 East, 200 North in Heber City.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has a preview:

Will Heber City see any traffic relief anytime soon on Main Street?  A bypass would help reduce the number of cars and trucks in the area.  But it's still several years away.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Here is a link to the Rural Planning Organization Plans from the Utah Department of Transportation website.

(Go to page 3 for the Wasatch County Regional Transportation Plan - Roads for Years 2011 - 2040)

The Winter Sports School

  Students at the Winter Sports School came back to class Monday after a week off.  While they were gone, one of their classmates, Sam Jackenthal, suffered a head injury in Australia.    One of the first things the students did was send a positive message to their friend.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

From Team Park City United:

Emery County Sheriff's Office

  A man from Park City and a man from Heber city escaped uninjured after the small plane they were in crashed at the Mexican Mountain Airstrip Saturday morning.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.  

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