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After a two year competition between 50 communities across the country to lower energy consumption, it appears that the $5 million prize isn't a prize after all. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - October 25, 2017

Oct 25, 2017

On today’s show, Carolyn Murray speaks to Tom Farkas, a resident of South Ridge involved with the Citizens Against the Wall. Also in the studio, is City Councilman, Andy Beerman in to give a recap of  Tuesday’s City Council meeting.  Finally, Mary Christa Smith, Coordinator of Communities That Care along with Aaron Newman who is the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coordinator are in to talk about the Summit County Mental Wellness Strategic Plan.

Communities That Care Hires a Youth Programs Coordinator

Aug 28, 2017
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Summit County, Park City and the school districts have taken on mental health in response to the deaths of two middle school students last year. Out of that came the Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance who has hired a Communities That Care coordinator. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story. 

The Local News Hour - August 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

On today’s program, the Co- Campaign Director of the Utah Patients Coalition DJ Sanz talks about efforts to place a medical cannabis initiative on the November 2018 ballot. Park City High School Principal Bob O'Connor has an update on 2017 graduation statistics and the summer school AP prep program offered to ELL students – efforts to close the achievement gap here in Park City and provide more opportunities for higher participation in AP and Honors curriculum.  UDOT Project Manager John Montoya has an update on the start of construction to extend wildlife fencing.

Local News Hour - January 9, 2017

Jan 9, 2017

Park City Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin and SCPW Project Manager Mary Christa Smith have details about the Festival Base Camp Panel on Sunday, Jan. 22nd. Summit County planners Amir Caus and Tiffany Robinson discuss tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Jim Carter, senior planner with Logan Simpson to talk about his firm’s work with Summit County. They will be conducting community outreach events on January 30-31st to gather resource management-related input from Summit County residents. Tom Kelly with USSA with his weekly update. In studio.

This Green Earth - December 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016

Tim Loveday is the Superintendent of Solid Waste for Summit County and he joins Chris and guest co-host Carolyn Murray in the first part of the show to talk about why a 36-dollar annual solid waste fee is necessary and what it will be spent on. We will also talk about the ongoing work at the landfill to close out or cap the existing landfill cell. In the second part of the program we will chat with Mary Christa Smith, Project Manager of Summit County Community Power Works and talk about how Summit County is doing with respect to the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition.  

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A  U.S. Senator from the East Coast says an energy-saving program in Summit County & Park City is "inspiring."    He mentioned it in a speech on the Senate floor in September.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's meeting which includes a review of the Canyons employee housing need analysis.  Fisher also has news about Thursday’s Fair Open House and plans for the Cline Dahle parcel in lower Jeremy. Park City planning director Bruce Erickson and Community Development Director Anne Laurent review Wednesday’s planning commission agenda with a number of proposed Land Management Code changes on the agenda.

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With nine months to go, Park City is currently in 5th place for the $5 million dollar Georgetown Energy Prize, trailing behind the town of Aspen, which is in 3rd place.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Between now and the end of the month, Summit and Wasatch County residents have the opportunity to be part of a bulk purchase of what's known as a smart thermostat - a way to save money and energy and help Summit County win the $5-million Georgetown University Energy Prize. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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