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The FAA just approved drones to video skiers at ski resorts.  But only one company has the unique exemption to do it,  and only one Utah ski resort will provide the service.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Here is a link to an example of a ski video from Powder Mountain.


The North Summit School Board has voted unanimously to switch out all of its florescent and incandescent lights to energy-saving LED bulbs. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Alf Engen Musem and Chris Seemann

Hundreds of locals and visitors attended Thursday's Celebration of Life for Olympic champion and ski ambassador Stein Eriksen. Leslie Thatcher was there and has this report.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Bryan Schott of utahpolicy.com; Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley; Tom Kelly with USSA and Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche.

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.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Development Director Pat Putt; Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and the mayr and city manager of Courchevel, Philippe Mgnier and Nicolas Feidt and Park City Education Foundation Director Abby McNulty and After School Direcvtor John Hall.

Stephen Jones Family

Summit County Search and Rescue Tuesday afternoon located the body of a missing skier from Wanship who was buried in a backcountry avalanche. Rick Brough has more.

Contribute to the Stephen Jones GoFundMe Account here.

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You've heard of an Open House, how about a Closing House?  There's one Friday, February 5, and Saturday, February 6, 2015, in Heber City.  It's your last chance to walk through the old Central School on Main Street before its scheduled demolition on February 11.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

While Vail Resorts Retail sector hasn't opened up significant retail space in Park City, it announced Wednesday it’s leasing the old Talisker On Main Building at 515 Main Street and will open a retail store.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

In light of the recent arrest of former Ecker Hill Middle School teacher Derek Spitzer for felony charges of inappropriate communication with a student, a local expert gives tips to guide parents and children so it doesn’t happen again. Lynn Ware Peek has more.