Local News

Hard news covering local government: Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County - city and county councils, planning boards, water entities and issues specific the Wasatch Back.

On today's program, Utah State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell reports on the local state parks. Beverlee Mays is proposing a boycott of advertisers on KSL-TV, hoping they will put pressure on the KSL and DirecTV to settle their dispute. Park City Mountain Resort COO Bill Rock has the latest on construction projects and best EPIC pass prices. Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough talks about the growing use of E cigarettes and Tom Kelly with USSA has the latest on Sarah Hendrickson's recovery.

On today's program, fill-in host Lynn Ware Peek speaks with local resident Erin Ruzack,  who supports a pedestrian crossing on Hwy 224 near the Blue Roof Market.  Then, Summit County Transportation manager Caroline Ferris and Public Works Director Derrick Radke on the road improvement proposal for the Jeremy/Pinebrook interchange.  Also, Jenny Dorsey and David Williams spoke about Healthy Laughs, a fundraiser for the People's Health Clinic on September 5th at the Montage, and Anna Lea Cantor and Anne Frank of the Newcomers Club to talk about their September 8th Annunal Luncheon. 

  On Thursday, August 27, 2015, Summit County officials held an Open House at the Sheldon Richins Building to unveil the results of a traffic study by the County and Utah Department of Transportation that calls for the construction of two roundabouts between Pinebrook and Jeremy Ranch.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.  

Utah's newest town is in Wasatch County and sits right above Midway.  Interlaken officially became a town this spring and elected a town council and Mayor.  One city council member says it's time to make some tough decisions.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story. 

Two local teenagers from a group called Teen Council attended the Planned Parenthood rally at the Utah State Capitol rotunda on Tuesday evening.  They say continuing to fund the organization is crucial for young people. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

Relief is on the way for pedestrians on Heber City's Main Street.  As KPCW's Renai Bodley reports, police and residents are happy to hear about UDOT's Hawk Signal. 

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher review the Park City Planning Commission agenda with planner Kirsten Whetstone. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has details on Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Council Member Andy Beerman releases the preliminary results of an on-line survey he's conducting and Teri Orr has details on Saturday's Lee Brice concert.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Sean Lewis. The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Conditional Use Permit for an attorney's office at the entrance to the Silver Springs development. UDOT Project Engineer Matt Zundel has details on the closure of Marsac Avenue between the roundabout and Ontario Mine. Craig Sanchez and Heinrich Deters with Park City Municipal have an update on local construction projects, including the Dan's to Jan's pedestrian corridor.

United States Forest Service

For the first time ever, the Summit County Health Department issued an air quality advisory on Friday, alerting resident who may be susceptible to dirty air to be careful while smoke is in the air. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

On today's Local News Hour host Leslie Thatcher speak to Charlie Sturgis of Mountain Trails Foundation. Park City Council Member Dick Peek has an update from Thursday's meeting and Colin Hilton and Marc Norman with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation talk about the newest attraction at the park - Extreme Tubing!

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