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When Tom Kelly isn't following the athletes o the U-S Ski and Snowboard teams around, he can usually be found taking photos.  Some of his favorite landscapes will be on display at a Kamas gallery for the rest of the month. Leslie Thatcher has more.

While the Summit County Council is scheduled to adopt its Be Wise Energize loan program, the author of a recent Letter to the Editor argues there are still several unanswered questions. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Community Engagement Liaison Craig Sanchez about the newly completed City Hall Plaza. Kathleen Toth President of Friends of Animals Utah talks about the new rebranding campaign. The organization is rolling out with a new name and a new logo this week. Bonner Paddock talks about his challenges with Cerebral Palsy but how they didn't stop him from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Kimball Art Center Volunteer Coordinator Samantha Greer needs you to sign up to volunteer for the annual Arts Festival.

There are some important trail closures that Mountain Trails Foundation has announced - tied into the construction of the gondola to connect Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City is a trails mecca – and along with that comes a lot of trail etiquette that needs to be observed to keep safety and enjoyment intact.  That said, the Mtn Trails Foundation addresses concerns that have arisen on a few trails like Mid Mtn and Spiro as these popular trails are seeing construction closures and re-do’s to accommodate heavy trail use.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis about the complaints over the new Mid-Mountain Trail reroute. The Park City Community Foundation announces that PC Tots is the first recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Women's Giving Fund. Park City Council Member Liza Simpson reviews a number of ongoing projects before the council, including a proposed Housing Commission. Special Events managers talk about the 4th of July activities and Tina Blake with the Summit County Friends of the Library has details on this weekend's Used Book Sale.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member David Ure about Mountain Accord and the Be Wise Energize program. Tom Kelly and Artique owner Katie Stellpflug talk about Kelly's photography opening on Friday that will run through July at the Kamas gallery. Casey Vorwaller and Scot Adams with Park City Fire District talk about fireworks safety and Lucia Micarelli previews her performance Friday night as part of the Taste of Treme evening.

The development of quantum computers has been limited by the ability to increase the number of quantum bits, or qubits, that encode, store and access large amounts of data.  We speak with Dr. Jason Amini of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, about a new device that allows more electrodes to be placed on a chip - an important step that could help increase qubit densities and bring the world one step closer to a quantum computer. 

KPCW Turns 35

Jul 2, 2015

Thirty-five years ago today, KPCW gave residents of Summit and Wasatch counties the first radio station built and broadcasting just for them .

Thank you to all our listeners, founders, contributors, volunteers, staff and local businesses who have supported the station over the years and shaped it into a gem that reflects its community on an unrivaled leveled in the country.

recycleutah.org

Recycle Utah is piloting a new glass drop off program with the hope that residents will do a better job of keeping glass out of their curbside pick up bins. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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