Summit County Health Department

Safe Kids Day is coming up on Friday, May 19th.  The Summit County Health Department is hosting an afternoon of events to educate kids and parents on how to avoid preventable injury from accidents. Carolyn Murray has more:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse have been on Park City’s radar since last fall when two 8th graders from Treasure Mountain Junior High School overdosed on opiate drugs that came from internet sources in China. There’s a Free Seminar Friday where the public can learn about successful treatment programs and practices for those dealing with this illness.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

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Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s normal toddler behavior or whether your teenager is too withdrawn, or maybe your spouse seems especially down but you can’t tell for sure.  There’s a community education event on Wednesday at the Park City Library beginning at 5 pm that can help families address these kinds of issues.  Carolyn Murray has more:

There is a community forum Monday night at 6pm at the Park City Library to help parents who are struggling with how to talk to their kids about drug use and suicide prevention.   KPCW will air the forum live.

The Summit County Health Department posted a survey this week to gauge how it's doing with its mental health and substance abuse programs. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Link to the survey.

For 2016, the Summit County Health Department is aiming to study and manage the development of septic systems on the east side of the county. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Tom Kelly with USSA says the World Cup alpine ski season kicks off later this month. Park City Council Candidate Becca Gerber is in for a final interview before the election. Summit County Environmental Health Scientist Rebecka Hullinger has the results of the radon testing in schools and Ryan Walsh and Trace Worthington have information about this year's Jan's Winter Welcome.

On today's program, Utah State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell reports on the local state parks. Beverlee Mays is proposing a boycott of advertisers on KSL-TV, hoping they will put pressure on the KSL and DirecTV to settle their dispute. Park City Mountain Resort COO Bill Rock has the latest on construction projects and best EPIC pass prices. Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough talks about the growing use of E cigarettes and Tom Kelly with USSA has the latest on Sarah Hendrickson's recovery.

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For the first time ever, the Summit County Health Department issued an air quality advisory on Friday, alerting resident who may be susceptible to dirty air to be careful while smoke is in the air. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Snyderville Planning Commissioner Canice Hart. The commission spent most of its meeting discussing the relocation of Whole Foods. Park City Manager Diane Foster reviews some of the agenda items on Thursday's city council agenda, including an update on the ongoing Lower Park Avenue Design Studio.

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