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  In response to an initiative from the Governor's office, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong says the council wants to control deadfall in the county's national forest, but they don't want to endorse more development in the High Uintas.

The governor has asked counties in Utah if they want to support a petition to the U.S. Forest Service to revise the so-called Roadless Rule, and allow a Utah-specific policy for forest management.

US Forest Service

The U.S. Forest service is reporting that the Slate Fire northeast of Kamas is putting out more smoke Thursday, causing more people to notice and report the fire. The lightning-caused fire was reported on August 23rd and is about three-and-a-half miles north of Highway 150. The fire is currently at 386 acres and has grown just 20 acres since Wednesday.

Meanwhile the Cobblerest Fire, also northeast of Kamas, is at 100% containment and has burned just 100 acres.

On the Local News Hour, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap of Wednesday’s meeting and Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis discusses the county’s recent approval of the Mayflower Mountain Resort.

Recycle Utah

It’s late September and the biannual Hazardous Waste Collection is next Saturday. The Sunrise Rotary Volunteers, Park City Municipal, Summit County and Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation partner with Recycle Utah twice a year to keep poison out of the water table.

They’ll take yard chemicals, paint thinners and expired medicines along with just about any other hazardous waste. It’s double duty for those who want to do a fall clean up because Dumpster Days is also scheduled for next week beginning Thursday.  Carolyn Murray has this:

 

Park City School Board Approves Early Literacy Plan

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Park City’s new Superintendent, Jill Gildea isn’t quite settled in her new home in Jeremy Ranch, still, she loves her new neighborhood. Meanwhile, the school district is moving at a quick pace with board meetings and a retreat, master planning committee work and new curriculum roll-outs. Carolyn Murray has this:

     

  Katy Wang, the Executive Director of the  Park City Film Series, joins the show. On Thursday, September 27, the Film Series  will screen the film, "The Most Unknown," a film that has scientists from various disciplines explaining their work to each other. It is part of their STEM educational series. A panel made up of  scientists and science educators will meet after the screening to talk about how to get kids excited about science.

 

 Marcia Bartusiak, a professor of science writing at MIT, joins Cool Science Radio. She discusses her new book,  Dispatches from Planet 3:  32 Brief Tales on the Solar System, the Milky Way and Beyond. In 32 concise and fascinating essays, the author provides a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe and those who strive to uncover its mysteries.

 

 

 

 Cool Science Radio speaks with Sharon Anderson Morris,  the programs director for Strategic News Service, the Future in Review (FiRe) events and the managing director of FiReFilms, supporting world-changing documentaries to create positive global awareness and change. The Future in Review conference will be at the Stein Eriksen Lodge, October 9-12, 2018.

 

This week's Project for Deeper Understanding at St. Luke's Episcopal Church looks at the debate over Proposition 2, calling for Medical Marijuana on this November's ballot.

The event tonight will feature 10 panelists. Two of them visited KPCW Wednesday for an exchange of views.

The panel on September 20th takes place at St. Luke's near the Blue Roof at Silver Springs. It runs from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and will be broadcast live on KPCW.

Five Park City chefs are in New York City preparing for a sold-out dinner at the prestigious James Beard House Thursday night. For three of them, it’s their first time to be invited – for all of them it’s a chef’s dream come true. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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