David Ure

Local News Hour - March 30, 2017

Mar 30, 2017

On today’s program, High Country News Correspondent Elizabeth Shogren discusses her recent article "Why the West will Continue to Green Without the Clean Power Plan.”  Director of the state Institutional Trust Lands Administration and former Summit County Council Member, David Ure discusses how the national Monument affects Utah public school funding and Sarah Koenig - the co-founder of the podcast Serial - who will be on the Park City Eccles stage on Saturday night with co-founder Julie Snyder, discusses binge worthy journalism.

Members of the Summit County Council Wednesday said farewell to their colleague David Ure, paid tribute to him - and sometimes, got a bit teary-eyed. After seven years, serving as one of the first members of the council, Ure is leaving to head up the State Institutional Trust Lands Administration. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member David Ure. Marty McComb, the On-Scene Coordinator for the Environmental Protection Agency discusses the EPA's site work plan and schedule from the Uintah Mining District clean up and Christie Dilloway and Darryl Yeager have details on this year's run of Thriller.

During today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member David Ure about the Wilderness proposal the council approved and that he helped formulate.  Not everyone supports the gondola connection between Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort and Leslie talks with three residents who submitted their concerns to the Park City planning commission. Finally, Evelyn Everton with the Utah Child Protection Registry warns parents about the risks of sharing too much information about their children online.

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.

The candidates running for Summit County Council Seat E discussed some of the challenges presented by the Tesoro Oil pipeline, development problems and Utah legislature. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council and Park City Council, covening Thursday after a series of meetings this week, heard from their consultant about the growth explosion project to come by the middle of the century - a prospect he calls "Provo in the mountains". 
In the midst of that, consultant Charles Buki outlined some problems he sees in the Mountain Accord planning process, after his discussions with city and council officials. Rick Brough has more.


David Ure is asking to be elected a third time to the Summit County Council, in Seat E. As the only member of the Council from the east Side, he thinks he's done a decent job of representing that region of the country. Rick Brough has more.

Utah Department of Transportation

Summit Council Member David Ure says he was happy to see a big turn out at last week's Transportation Forum - with people speaking out, he says,  who knew what they wanted.   More with Rick Brough.

County City Member David Ure say's he is not against Wilderness, but he wants users of the National Forest to be able to control their destiny.    Rick Brough has more.