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Local News Hour - April 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018

      Summit County Sheriffs Department, Andrew Wright and Justin Hemingway talk about a community workshop called Front Line and Blue Line  which is scheduled for May 14th at Ecker Hill Middle School.  Park City Planning Director Bruce Erikson has a preview of the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday.  Utah Open Lands Executive Director, Wendy Fisher and National Weather Service Senior Hydrologist, Brian McInerney talk to KPCW about the Brock Evans Earth Day Conservation award given to McInerney for his lifetime of work educating people on the effects of climate change.  

The Utah legislature recently defunded the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund, which has helped preserve open space in the state for 20 years. Wendy Fisher, executive director of Utah Open Lands, is not quite sure why this happened. Rick Brough has more on this:

Local News Hour - March 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018
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On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Director Michael Barille, who has an update from the Historic Park City Alliance City Alliance. Director Kendra Wyckoff, Capital Campaign Manager Liza Springmeyer  from the Peace House and Karen Marriott, chair of the Thrive Campaign talk about the grant from the state  legislature and the final push for fundraising for the new facility and Utah Open Lands Ex. Director Wendy Fisher has an update on open space issues, including the Snow Ranch Pastures and Bonanza Flat.

Saving Open Space Is Years In The Making

Aug 25, 2017
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The Park City Rotary Club just granted Professional Citizen of the Year Award to two Land Conservation Directors who were instrumental in the successful Bonanza Flat Open Space acquisition. It’s taken a couple of decades of focus and commitment.  Carolyn Murray has more:

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Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, announced Thursday his recommendation to shrink some of the nation’s National Monuments. Included in the proposal are two of Utah’s National Monuments, Escalante and the newly designated, Bears Ears.  No details have been released yet, but a statement from the San Juan County Commission outlines their support of the Zinke recommendation. 

Local News Hour - August 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017

On today’s program, Bob Radke has this week’s Mountain Trails Report with Bob Radke. Cheryl Fox and Wendy Fisher – this year’s Rotary Club’s Professional Citizens of the Year. They talk about their organizations impact on saving open space and their reactions to yesterday’s draft report on shrinking two National Monuments in Utah. Clark Martinez, son of iconic miner Rich Martinez, and Robert Holmes from Park City Rotary have details on this year's Mucking and Drilling contest, as well as the other activities planned for Miner's Day.

Conserving Bonanza Flat Begins

Jul 26, 2017
Utah Open Lands Bonanza Flat

The 1350-acre open space Bonanza Flat was purchased on June 15th by Park City and now a six-month planning process begins.  Carolyn Murray has this update:

Local News Hour - June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. CFO and Managing Director of Sundance Institute Betsy Wallace and Assistant Director, Utah Community and Government Relations Kara Cody discuss this year's Festival Economic Impact Report, that totals more than $151 million. Park City Council member Andy Beerman, Utah Open Lands Director Wendy Fisher and Cheryl Fox, Director of Summit Land Conservancy discuss the closing of Bonanza Flat at last night's meeting.

Members of the Park City Council were in high spirits as they met Thursday, which was the deadline for the city to close on the purchase of Bonanza Flat. The Council approved three important agreements to help seal the deal -- and heard the news that they received one more grant to take them to the finish line. Rick Brough has more.

Local News Hour - April 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017

On today’s program, Mountain Trails Foundation Charlie Sturgis has this week’s trails report and discusses the complaints of e-bikes on dirt trails. Park City High School Principal Bob O'Conner discusses the most recent US NEWS report where PC is ranked #2 in Utah and #418 in the country. Wendy Fisher Director of Utah Open Lands has an update on the purchase of Bonanza Flat and Park City Council member Becca Gerber talks about last meeting.

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