Nell Larson

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Interim Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Planning Tech Makena Hawley. Connie Nelson, the Executive Director of the Alf Engen Ski Museum introduces us to two of the four inductees in this year's class at the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame. Nell Larson, director of Swaner EcoCenter talks about some of the center's upcoming events and Nate Vineyard, President of Slow Food Park City has the rundown for this year's Food and Film Weekend.

Chris and Nell First speak with Rob DuBruc, staff attorney with Western Resource Advocates, regarding their efforts to have U.S. Oil Sands perform air and groundwater monitoring as a proposed strip mining operation in eastern Utah.  Then, on the second half of the show, they speak with Jenna Walenga of the research group Adventures and Scientists for Conservation.  ASC  is conducting research which documents the increasing extent and amounts of micro plastics showing up in fresh and saltwater around the globe.

The County Council today is declaring May 18th through the 24th Summit County Week Week. That's the prelude to activities including a Week Pull this weekend. Rick Brough has more.

The Swaner EcoCenter and Park City Municipal are hosting a panel discussion that's free to the public.  The event on Tuesday, the 18th is looking at air quality issues around Park City and Summit County.  Rick Brough has more.

Nell Larsen - who also serves as one of the co-hosts of This Green Earth, heard here on KPCW Tuesday mornings - has been named the new director of the Swaner Eco Center. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.