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Fatal Overdoses from Synthetic Opioid -- U-47700 -- in Utah

U-47700 (Also Known as “Pink” or “Pinky”): Extremely Dangerous Drug Appearing in Park City

  On today's program, host Renai Bodley previews Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting with commissioners Amir Caus and Ray Milliner.  On the agenda: surveillance cameras in Jeremy Ranch and a mixed affordable housing project near the Weilenmann School.    Then, Park City Education Foundation Director Abby McNulty checks in with news about this week's Author-In-Residence program, the new "Bright Futures" program and afterschool programs.  Finally, three members of this year's Park City Leadership class share their impressions of last weekend's City Tour.

SEAC Has More Questions Than Answers For City Council

Sep 9, 2016

Events in Park City have huge benefits for locals as they bring in sales tax revenue for the city but the Special Events Advisory Committee (SEAC)  is concerned that residents may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of summer events and the congestion it brings with it.

Local Athlete Celebrates the Inclusion of His Dream

Sep 8, 2016

The International Paralympic Committee has provisionally approved the inclusion  of bobsleigh to the Beijing 2022 Paralympic games. The governing board made the decision in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday. Park City residents Dave Nicholls is the chairman and founder of the U.S. Adaptive Bobsled and Skeleton Association. He’s been working to get the sport in the Paralympics for more than 10 years. He attributes the success largely to the vision of the founder of the National Ability Center, Mechee White who was instrumental in helping Nicholls obtain bobsleds for his organization from the Virgin Islands after the 2002 Olympics.


Wildlife advocates say they have two weeks to raise $50,000 to save wildlife and drivers on I-80.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.

For the Save People Save Wildlife website, click here

For the Razoo fundraising site for the fence, click here.

Ann Ober

Ann Ober has been hired as the new city manager for Milwaukie – a small city in Oregon. Born in Minnesota, Ober has spent most of her life in Utah and has served as the regional policy and energy director for Park City for the last three years. But after dipping her toes into the process of helping Millcreek City take shape – she jumped in with both feet and began her journey toward her longtime goal of becoming a city manager.

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After what many would call a busy summer of events in Park City, SEAC (Special Events Advisory Committee) spent Tuesday afternoon sorting out what they plan to recommend to the city council September 22nd. Carolyn Murray has more.

Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Utah Wildlife Board approved more cougar hunting permits this season.  Several people spoke out against the increase at a public hearing last week.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:


Luke Cartin said the city’s goal to be net zero by 2022 and the entire community by 2032 won’t be easy. As he’s settling into his new job, he said his focus will first be around municipal operations - basically everything from bus fleets to the ice arena – and getting them to be net-zero. That is, basically any of the carbon that is released from city operations will be offset by new trees, solar power or purchasing energy credit.


There are approximately 70 Youth City Councils in Utah and on September 13, Park City will be counted among them. Park City council member Nann Worel told KPCW that there’s a lot to be gained from having their own youth council.