Local News

Hard news covering local government: Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County - city and county councils, planning boards, water entities and issues specific the Wasatch Back.

On today's program, fill-in host Lynn Ware Peek speaks with local resident Erin Ruzack,  who supports a pedestrian crossing on Hwy 224 near the Blue Roof Market.  Then, Summit County Transportation manager Caroline Ferris and Public Works Director Derrick Radke on the road improvement proposal for the Jeremy/Pinebrook interchange.  Also, Jenny Dorsey and David Williams spoke about Healthy Laughs, a fundraiser for the People's Health Clinic on September 5th at the Montage, and Anna Lea Cantor and Anne Frank of the Newcomers Club to talk about their September 8th Annunal Luncheon. 

  On Thursday, August 27, 2015, Summit County officials held an Open House at the Sheldon Richins Building to unveil the results of a traffic study by the County and Utah Department of Transportation that calls for the construction of two roundabouts between Pinebrook and Jeremy Ranch.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.  

Two local teenagers from a group called Teen Council attended the Planned Parenthood rally at the Utah State Capitol rotunda on Tuesday evening.  They say continuing to fund the organization is crucial for young people. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

Relief is on the way for pedestrians on Heber City's Main Street.  As KPCW's Renai Bodley reports, police and residents are happy to hear about UDOT's Hawk Signal. 

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher review the Park City Planning Commission agenda with planner Kirsten Whetstone. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has details on Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Council Member Andy Beerman releases the preliminary results of an on-line survey he's conducting and Teri Orr has details on Saturday's Lee Brice concert.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Sean Lewis. The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Conditional Use Permit for an attorney's office at the entrance to the Silver Springs development. UDOT Project Engineer Matt Zundel has details on the closure of Marsac Avenue between the roundabout and Ontario Mine. Craig Sanchez and Heinrich Deters with Park City Municipal have an update on local construction projects, including the Dan's to Jan's pedestrian corridor.

United States Forest Service

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.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

On today's Local News Hour host Leslie Thatcher speak to Charlie Sturgis of Mountain Trails Foundation. Park City Council Member Dick Peek has an update from Thursday's meeting and Colin Hilton and Marc Norman with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation talk about the newest attraction at the park - Extreme Tubing!

Plans to expand Deer Valley Resort by another thousand acres are moving forward, but before anything can be built, the sale of the huge Mayflower parcel needs to happen. Leslie Thatcher has more.

WCSD

The Wasatch County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to put a $62 million bond on the November 3rd ballot. Renai Bodley tells us what educators hope to do with the money if voters approve it.

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