Local News Hour - October 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board member, Julie Eihausen and communications manager  Molley Miller who have update us on Tuesday’s board meeting.Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhammer to discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including the revised drawings for a new affordable housing project Woodside Park and Erin Bragg, Summit County Sustainability Specialist has details on the Home Energy Score assessments that will be made available  for 100 eligible homeowners.

Nearly 80 Summit County residents turned out for the  KPCW/Park Record Candidate Forum Monday night. Here are the segments in their entirety.

Utah House of Representatives House Districts 53 and 54:

Park City Board of Education:

Summit County Council:

$25 Million Open Space Bond presened by Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias:

Summit County Transportation Sales Tax Measures presented by Becky Kearns:

Demand-Based Parking is in Old Towns Future

Oct 18, 2016
Melissa Allison

Large events like the Sundance film  Festival have  tested the limits of Park City’s parking system and it’s residents’ patience. Park City Public Works Director Blake Fonnesbeck said the demand-based parking system that will have a soft start next summer - will fluctuate in price as the demand for parking rise and fall.

The land that the Kimball Garage resides on was a well-established business known as the Kimball Bros. Livery that in 1929, in order to change with the times, built the Kimball Garage – a common shift in the era from horses to automobiles.

Melissa Allison

The city hasn’t worked out all of the details for parking prices but Park City’s public works director Blake Fonnesbeck said it will be hourly. To help Old town employees offset some of the impact to their wallets – the city is in the process of creating some plans to encourage them to make better parking choices.

The Park City School District has a handful  of sizeable projects underway including the evaluation of a new Drug Testing Policy.  Other committee projects include: High School Start Times, High School Expansion, Grade realignment and Special Education continuity and alignment evaluation. KPCW reporter, Carolyn Murray has more on the Tuesday  School board Meeting. 


In Biting the Hands That Feed Us, Food lawyer Baylen Linnekin tells the human stories of farmers, food producers, sellers and consumers who have been hurt by bad food laws and how these rules can be fixed and simplified. In the second segment of the program, Chris and Nell talk with Jill Jonnes, author of the book, Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and people in the American Cityscape. She discusses the history of trees in our urban landscape.

Local News Hour - October 18, 2016

Oct 18, 2016

On today’s program Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's meeting. Beth Armstrong and  Evelyn Servantes  talk about a new series for Mothers & Daughters called Linking Lives that starts next Thursday. Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen with a monthly update and Park City planning director Bruce Erickson has details about tonight's Board of Adjustment meeting on the Kimball Garage appeal.

The Santy Auditorium was all but empty if not for the 30 interested residents who showed up to hear the Treasure Hill applicants plans to mitigate the impacts of their project.