Jack Thomas

  Local News Hour – August 3, 2016

Rick Shand and Carol Agle – Park City Board of Realtors

Jack Thomas – Park City Mayor

Diane Foster – Park City Manager

James Humpherys – Commemorative Air Force


We are  talking traffic and taxes with Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and 

  Summit County Council Chairman Roger Armstrong.     After a joint meeting last night, the city council and county council decided to look at  two new taxes to help finance transportation improvements in the Park City area.   That’s at 8:15.


A crowd of more than 200 people gathered outside city hall in Park City Wednesday afternoon to send a message to Vail Resorts, while executives from that company met inside with city officials to debate Vail's application to trademark the name "Park City."   KPCW's Renai Bodley was there: 

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Mayor Jack Thomas about this week's drama between Park City and Vail Resorts; Roy Park has a new job as director of the Summit County Recovery Foundation; PC Tots Board President Carol Loomis talks about the progress made over the last year after receiving the first Women's Giving Fund grant in 2015.

Future Park City

One of the founders of the citizen group Future Park City is reacting to the recent exchange of public statements between Park City Mountain Resort and Park City, and encouraging local businesses to take more time to examine the issue.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Vail released a follow-up statement Wednesday morning, after Park City Mayor Jack Thomas replied to a letter Bill Rock, Chief Operating Officer of Park City Mountain Resort, sent the day before.  In that letter, Rock said Vail is not "willing to withdraw or amend" the application to trademark the name "Park City."  In Thomas' response, he said he was "disappointed" with the letter.  Wednesday morning, Vail's Vice President for  Mountain Community Affairs, Kristin Kenney Williams,  released the following statement: 

On Tuesday,  Bill Rock, the COO of Park City Mountain Resort, sent a letter to Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and city council stating that Vail would not "withdraw or amend" its application to trademark the name Park City.   Tuesday night, the mayor responded with a statement to the Park City community.  Thomas says he is "disappointed" with Rock's letter.  He also says Vail "balked" at the city's attempts to come up with an agreement that protected local businesses that have the words "Park City" in its name from any legal actions from Vail.

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Park City officials met with the CEO of Vail Resorts earlier this week as the Park City Council prepares to discuss the efforts of the Colorado company's trademark application for the words "Park City." KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher has a farewell interview the outgoing director of Snyderville Basin Recreation; Summit County Clerk Kent Jones reviews the process for filing for office; Park City Mayor Jack Thomas has a recap of the city council retreat so far; Charlie Matthews talks about his new role as Park City School District's STEM Program Coordinator and Leadership Park City Myles Rademan has details about Monday's Women in Leadership Forum.

Leslie Thatcher

A delegation from Park City's Sister City, Courchevel, France has been in the area, getting a soup-to-nuts tour, including visits with government officials, businesses, non-profit organizations, historians as well as a visit to the Utah Olympic Park and Park Cityy Film Studios. Rich Brough has more.