Rob Bishop

On today's show, host Renai Bodley talks to Utah Representative Rob Bishop about this week's congressional hearing on his Public Lands Initiative.  Park City Planning Commission Chairman Adam Strachan talks about the public tour of the Treasure Hill development site.  Park City Councilwoman Cindy Matsumoto gives an update on last night's meeting where council discussed the Library Field and the Special Events Advisory Committee.  Grammy winner Sting talks about why he picked Utah audiences to be the first to see his Broadway show after it left the Great White Way.

Summit County Council Rejects Rep. Bishop's Draft

Feb 12, 2016

The Summit County Council says they don't agree with the draft of Utah's Public Lands Initiative submitted by Rep. Rob Bishop. The council decided Wednesday it will resubmit the proposal it ratified last spring, after consulting with all stakeholders, for Summit County's wilderness and high Uintas forest lands. Rick Brough has more.

A plan that took three years to develop is under attack from one of the groups that helped make it.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Here's a link to the Public Lands Initative Discussion Draft.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy: Summit County Manager Tom Fisher about Wednesday's County Council meeting; PCHS Band Teacher Bret Hughes has details about this year's Sweetheart Gala on February 12th, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) Attorney David Garbett discusses their opposition to Congressman Rob Bishop's Wilderness Bill and North Summit School District Superintendent Jerre Homes announces the school board's decision to switch all of their light bulbs to LED.

USFWS - Pacific Region

Is it a bird, a harbinger of the future of the American West, or both?  On September 22, 2015,  Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the Greater Sage Grouse would NOT be put on the Endangered Species List.   It’s what conservatives had hoped for, so why is this announcement by the Obama Administration being criticized by Utah Congressman Rob Bishop?  KPCW’s Renai Bodley explains.

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Tuesday evening's first election debate between Republicant incumbent Rob Bishop and Democratic challenger Donna McAleer in Utah's First Congressional District revealed some distinct differences between the two candidates. Leslie Thatcher has more.

  Franci Eisenberg contributed to this article.

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The only public debate between the candidates for the first congressional district pointed out the many partisan differences between the two candidates. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Democratic challenger Donna McAleer debated Republican incumbent Rob Bishop for the First Congressional District seat on issues including gun control, immigration, Social Security, air quality and the Affordable Care Act.

The full debate podcast below:

Tonight at 6 PM, KPCW will have a live broadcast of the only debate between local Democratic candidate Donna McAleer and Republican incumbent Rob Bishop - both vying for Utah's First District Congressional seat. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Six-term Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop has breezed past a challenge for his party's nomination and will face Democrat Donna McAleer a general election in rematch from two years ago. 

It took McAleer two rounds of votes to get enough support from the delegates Saturday at the Democratic convention get past physician Peter Clemens and avoid a primary. The business executive received 66% of the votes in the second round.