Summit County Council

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Kim Carson about the Silver Creek Development Agreement and whether bikers should be allowed in the off-leash dog park, Runamuck. Park City school superintendent Ember Conley and PCHS principal Bob O'Connor address the concerns raised by students and staff on re-purposing the high school library into a Media Center and new home for the PCCAPS program. Finally Park City Film Series director Katie Wang highlights tonight's SUP movie as well as this weekend's screening of Merchants of Doubt.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City planning Kirsten Whetstone about Wednesday's planning commission meeting.  Summit County manager Tom Fisher reviews the county council agenda, Pastor Charles Robinson is moderating Thursday's Project for Deeper Understanding on Death with Dignity. He's joined by two of the panelists, Yarrow Hospice director Liana Teteberg and Dr. Margaret Battin, a professor of philosophy and bioethics at the University of Utah and Teri Orr and Katie Wright have details on Thursday's TedXWomen event at the St. Regis.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Roger Armstrong about talk of a proposed .25% increase in the county sales tax to help pay for transit and transportation needs. Then Michael Berry, the director of the national Ski Areas Association blames the 5% decrease in skier days this past winter all on the weather. Bill Humbert and Ellen Silver co-founders and facilitators of the Park Ciyt Career Network celebrate  that  they've helped more than 100 people find jobs since they started the Network in 2009.

Leslie Thatcher

On Thursday's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin about Mountain Accord and the six-month moratorium on preservation projects on historic properties. Then Park City native Laura Lesar is back in town working on his doctoral thesis on sustainable tourism. Finally Summit County Fair Coordinator Travis English has information on how to purchase Summit County Fair Demolition Derby and Rodeo tickets before they sell out.

During today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member David Ure about the Wilderness proposal the council approved and that he helped formulate.  Not everyone supports the gondola connection between Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort and Leslie talks with three residents who submitted their concerns to the Park City planning commission. Finally, Evelyn Everton with the Utah Child Protection Registry warns parents about the risks of sharing too much information about their children online.

Dan Campbell

Former Summit County Commissioner Gene Moser passed away on Sunday during a visit to New Mexico.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

As the Summit County Council met this week, much of their time was spent discussing transportation issues.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

This week's County Council meeting is the first for Tom Fisher, the new County Manager. For now, he said, his immediate goal is to listen, learn, and be conscious of what he doesn't know. Rick Brough has more.

Last month, a representative from the Timberline neighborhood, Julie Eilhausen, complained to the Summit County Council that the county's contracted trash hauler, Republic Services, was balking at providing door-to-door  pick up. We checked back with Eihausen, the president of the area's HOA, who said there is still no long-term solution. But short term, their garbage is being picked up. Rick Brough has more.

The horrible traffic jam that Park City suffered on Monday, December 29th is already becoming the stuff of legend.    It's being called "Car-mageddon" by some, like members of the Summit County Council.  On Wednesday,  the Council talked about how to avoid a repeat and how to deal, in general, with congestion and dependence on cars.    Rick Brough has more.