The deaths of two thirteen year old boys, who attended Treasure Mountain Junior High School has prompted a drug investigation by the Park city Police Department. The synthetic opioid U-47700, street named, "Pink" or "Pinky" is part of the investigation. Carolyn Murray has more:
Park City Police are investigating the deaths of two 13-year-old Treasure Mountain Junior High students. The deaths occurred in two separate incidents. Grant Seaver passed away Sunday. Ryan Ainsworth died Tuesday morning. Both died at their homes. Police say there is no imminent threat to student safety. However, they are issuing a community-wide alert about a synthetic opioid called "pink". They stress there is no confirmation the drug is connected to the deaths of the two boys.
On today's program, host Renai Bodley previews Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting with commissioners Amir Caus and Ray Milliner. On the agenda: surveillance cameras in Jeremy Ranch and a mixed affordable housing project near the Weilenmann School. Then, Park City Education Foundation Director Abby McNulty checks in with news about this week's Author-In-Residence program, the new "Bright Futures" program and afterschool programs. Finally, three members of this year's Park City Leadership class share their impressions of last weekend's City Tour.
Events in Park City have huge benefits for locals as they bring in sales tax revenue for the city but the Special Events Advisory Committee (SEAC) is concerned that residents may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of summer events and the congestion it brings with it.
The International Paralympic Committee has provisionally approved the inclusion of bobsleigh to the Beijing 2022 Paralympic games. The governing board made the decision in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday. Park City residents Dave Nicholls is the chairman and founder of the U.S. Adaptive Bobsled and Skeleton Association. He’s been working to get the sport in the Paralympics for more than 10 years. He attributes the success largely to the vision of the founder of the National Ability Center, Mechee White who was instrumental in helping Nicholls obtain bobsleds for his organization from the Virgin Islands after the 2002 Olympics.
Ann Ober has been hired as the new city manager for Milwaukie – a small city in Oregon. Born in Minnesota, Ober has spent most of her life in Utah and has served as the regional policy and energy director for Park City for the last three years. But after dipping her toes into the process of helping Millcreek City take shape – she jumped in with both feet and began her journey toward her longtime goal of becoming a city manager.
After what many would call a busy summer of events in Park City, SEAC (Special Events Advisory Committee) spent Tuesday afternoon sorting out what they plan to recommend to the city council September 22nd. Carolyn Murray has more.