Arts & Culture

Special Series
1:57 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Park City Stories - Karen Korfanta

Karen Korfanta

Karen Korfanta was a Junior National Champion ski racer in the 1960s and went on to compete for the University of Utah race team.  She was later named to the US Ski Team and a member of the 1968 US Olympic Ski Team.

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Park City Institute
1:28 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Wild Ride Wheels Into Eccles Center

All Wheel Sports comes to the Eccles Center on Saturday - it's a unique show that includes X Games gold medalists, BMX riders, trampoline athletes - all tied together in a show of non-stop action. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Park City History
5:22 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Park City History Bits - December 5, 2013

Did you know the “King of Denmark’s” saloon helped Park City recover from the Great Fire of 1898?

This is Bill Redeker with your weekly Park City History Bit.

George Wanning was born around 1859 in Denmark, arriving in Park City in the late 1870s. Wanning helped build the town, but what might have been his most significant mark on local history was his saloon.

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Special Series
2:19 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Park City Stories Start Friday

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher starts a new series of local stories for this winter.

To celebrate Park City Mountain Resort’s 50th anniversary, KPCW created an audio anthology – filled with local stories. 

We'll be sharing your yarns about yard sales, anecdotes around America’s Open, features about first chairs or first runs and vignettes about virgin ski trails.If it happened at Park City Mountain Resort over the last 50 years, we've heard – and recorded – it. Starting Friday, December 6 during the morning news with Leslie Thatcher.

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4:08 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

The Slamdance Film Festival Line-Up Announced

The Slamdance Film Festival has announced the feature film line-up for its 20th year. The program, set for January 17th - 23rd in Park City at the Treasure Mountain Inn; it's made up of 10 narrative and 8 documentary films. Rick Brough has more.

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TEDx Park City
1:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

National And Local Names To Speak At TEDx Event

For the third year, the Park City Institute is bringing the TEDx Women's event to town. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Park City History
3:14 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Park City History Bits - November 28, 2013

Did you remember how you used to get up the ski hill?

This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.

When Treasure Mountains Resort (now Park City Mountain Resort) opened in 1963, it featured the Prospector double chairlift, two J-bars and a two-and-a-half-mile aerial tramway, said to be the longest in North America. A four-passenger gondola from the resort base to the top of Pinion Ridge quickly became a popular attraction.

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Book Review
1:39 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

November Book Review: The Panther

The Panther by Nelson DeMille debuted at #1 on New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list. Barbara Bretz has this month's KPCW Book Review.

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Park City History
11:59 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Park City History Bits - November 21, 2013

Did you know avoiding water was once a huge challenge for miners?

This is Mark Eaton, with your weekly Park City History Bit.

Park City’s Ontario mine descended 2,500 feet below ground, and a giant Cornish Pump had to pump nearly four million gallons a day from a thousand-foot depth to the drain tunnel on the 600-foot level.

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Park City History
9:09 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Park City History Bits - November 14, 2013

Did you know a murder in 1883 shocked Park City’s citizens, who dealt with lawlessness almost daily?

This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.

Two of Park City’s prominent prospectors, Matt Brennan and E. M. Wheeler, were riding their horses near the mouth of Iron Canyon, inspecting mining claims. 

Suddenly, a shot rang out and Brennan dropped from his horse. Brennan’s dying words were, “Black Jack Murphy done me in.” Murphy surrendered to the local sheriff after escaping Wheeler and friends. 

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