Claudia McMullin

Leslie Thatcher

On Thursday's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin about Mountain Accord and the six-month moratorium on preservation projects on historic properties. Then Park City native Laura Lesar is back in town working on his doctoral thesis on sustainable tourism. Finally Summit County Fair Coordinator Travis English has information on how to purchase Summit County Fair Demolition Derby and Rodeo tickets before they sell out.

The horrible traffic jam that Park City suffered on Monday, December 29th is already becoming the stuff of legend.    It's being called "Car-mageddon" by some, like members of the Summit County Council.  On Wednesday,  the Council talked about how to avoid a repeat and how to deal, in general, with congestion and dependence on cars.    Rick Brough has more.

Summit County's new county manager has all of the qualities the county council was looking for - experience in county government, a background in transportation planning and a good fit for the community, KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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During their meeting last week, the Summit County Council looked to the future on a couple of topics. One was the Mountain Accord regional planning effort. The other was the dangers of landslides.

County Council Member Claudia McMullin said that Thursday, she and her colleagues spent a long time on an appeal over the Canyons Resort's proposed new ski maintenance building. But she said they came to the right conclusion. Rick Brough has more.

Thursday's tanker truck accident in Parley's Canyon, which led to the spill of up to 4,000 gallons of oil, drew attention again to the problems of transporting oil from the Uintah Basin to Salt Lake.
The Tesoro Company is proposing a pipeline as an alternative. But as County Council member Claudia McMullin noted, the county is trying to come up with a stronger ordinance to govern the pipeline construction. Rick Brough has more.

Some items from the past made their appearance on the agenda for the Summit County Council Wednesday. Rick Brough has more.

As we reported, Basin resident Chris Hague thinks a County Council member might have a conflict of interest running a small business in Building A of the Boyer Tech Center.

But asked about that, County Manager Bob Jasper said he doesn't think there is a problem. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin said that a proposed Tesoro oil pipeline going through the county is a new issue for her. But certainly they can't stop it. KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

As a County Council member, Claudia McMullin has heard the concerns of small business owners around Kimball Junction. Now she's a business owner there herself, and  we asked her about her new perspective. Rick Brough has more.

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