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Local News Hour - November 7, 2017

Nov 7, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy about open space issues, including Summit County’s decision not to help fund the purchase of the Osguthorpe Ranch. Summit County Regional Transportation Planner Caroline Rodriguez discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, which includes a public hearing on the Canyons SPA amendment and a couple of transit related updates. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson discusses tomorrow’s planning commission agenda, which includes the Treasure development. .

Paul Hewitt, Park City Fire Service District Chief

 Wild weather hit the Park City area Friday afternoon.  High winds downed power lines, causing electricity outages and a wildfire in Summit County.  According to Paul Hewitt, Park City Fire District Chief, a fire burned between two and three acres east of Interstate 40 and North of Interstate 248.  No one was injured and no structures were threatened. The nearest development is Black Rock near Browns Canyon, which is about a half mile away.  Hewitt says the fire started near a power pole.  Despite high winds, firefighters controlled the blaze within thirty minutes.

U.S. Air Force; photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf

Two staffers from the Park City Fire District have been dispatched to Houston to help with the catastrophic flooding left by Hurricane Harvey. Rick Brough has more.

Local News Hour - June 22, 2017

Jun 22, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Kim Carson recaps yesterday’s meeting. Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt and new Fire Marshall, Mike Owens, have details on a farewell for Assistant Chief Scott Adams next week and how fire season looks, and the possible restrictions on campfires, fireworks this summer. Park City Summit County Arts Council Director Hadley Dynak and artist Jan Massimino who has helped produce the Summit Arts Showcase.

Local News Hour - May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Summit County Council member Doug Clyde will be in to talk about last nights meeting - followed by The Kids Adventure Games founder Billy Mattison. We'll talk to him about this years event at Park City Mountain Resort and Park City Fire Chief, Paul Hewitt is coming in to talk the about measures their taking to help firefighters deal with the pressures of their work. Wrapping up the hour have Electric Bike Association, Advocacy Adviser Charlie Gandy to talk about Park City's ebike program.

Local News Hour - February 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

It was a busy morning on The Local News Hour!  It started with Park City Fire District Chief Paul Hewitt talking about the snowy roads and how to protect yourself and your home with all the new snowfall.  Then Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and Assistant City Manager Matt Dias talk about proposed legislation regarding short-term, nightly rentals (AirBnB, VRBO) that could prevent the city from banning those rentals altogether.  (Right now there are several neighborhoods in Park City that don't allow them.)   And then... drum roll...

Local News Hour - December 21, 2106

Dec 21, 2016

Park City Victim Advocate Malena Stevens will give us an update on their program. Then we have Summit County Clerk Kent Jones to talk about business licenses. After Kent is Park City Youth Services Librarian Katrina Kmak to talk about library events for kids during the holidays and rounding up our hour we’ll have PC Fire chief Paul Hewitt and Fire Prevention specialist Jerry Gomez to tell us how to be safe during the holidays.

Green Light for Fireworks this 4th in Park City

Jun 30, 2016

So far, so good for fireworks this 4th of July in Park City.    Fire officials say the recent rain has doused the chances for a fireworks ban this weekend.  But they still have words of caution.  Lynn Ware Peek has more: 

Since 2013, the Park City Fire District has taken steps to make its 10 buildings more energy efficient.  Now, with a grant awarded to the fire district by Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky program, it can further those goals.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Based on the recommendation of Park City fire chief Paul Hewitt, its emergency manager and police chief, the Park City council last week banned the use of personal fireworks. While Hewitt says he's a fan of fireworks, he doesn't think it's worth the risk. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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