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Park City Sends Their Own To Olympic Games

Jan 29, 2018
US Ski and Snowboard Team-Ted Ligety

One hundred nine athletes have been named to the US Ski & Snowboard Olympic team. Twenty one of them trained with Park City local teams. The Alpine Team will include some familiar names.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Skier Survives Avalanche in Park City Backcountry

Jan 24, 2018
Utah Avalanche Center

A skier was swept more than 300 feet downslope in an avalanche along Park City's ridgeline Wednesday afternoon and escaped unharmed.  Carolyn Murray has the dramatic details:

The Park City city council tonight is scheduled to name their choice to fill the unexpired term of Andy Beerman’s council seat after he was elected mayor – even though the process may have been tainted. 

The Park City council presumably met in closed session on Tuesday January 16th after they had interviewed all 15 of the applicants over two days. That closed session was noted on the agenda. The first 7 applicants were interviewed on Thursday, January 11th and then the following 8 on Tuesday on the 16th.  

Independent films often deal with road trips, but the documentary Roll With Me puts a difference spin on the genre, as a man rolls his wheelchair across the country in 100 days.  This interesting piece is featured at the Slamdance Festival, as Rick Brough reports:

A group of Pinebrook residents filed an appeal last week against the proposed Camp Woodward youth recreation facility near Gorgoza Park, arguing that the the facility will have negative impacts on their neighborhood.  Rick Brough brings the story:

KPCW

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a starring role in this year's Sundance.  She is the subject of "RBG," a documentary in the film festival.  NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg has known Ginsburg for decades.  She's in the documentary, and interviewed Ginsburg in front of a full house Sunday before the movie's premiere.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has the story: 

While films are screening all over town for the Sundance Film Festival, the epicenter of the Slamdance Festival is the Treasure Mountain Inn.  Rick Brough has been chatting with a few of the filmmakers showing their work at the top of Main Street:

Sales Tax On Food Is Moral Issue For One Legislator

Jan 22, 2018
Utah House Representative, Tim Quinn

Republican Tim Quinn thinks charging sales tax on food is a moral concern.  He’s pushing an early bill in the legislature to drop the 1.75% Utahns pay on food sales.  Carolyn Murray has this:

In the movie Quest, now playing at the Slamdance Festival, director Santiago Rizzo tells the story of his own troubled youth and also pays tribute to the teacher and mentor who helped him.  The film premiers tonight (Monday) at 6:30pm.  Rick Brough spoke to Rizzo:

Room Rates Are Higher This Year While Occupancy Is Down

Jan 19, 2018

Occupancy and revenues for western resorts fell in December due to snow fall and school vacation schedules.  Lodging projections through the end of the ski season look soft and it likely won’t turn around without the white stuff falling from the sky.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

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