Park City-based Dr. Robert Miller has been a board certified orthodontist for over 30 years and also spent 25 years as a ski patroller. He’s seen his share of dental injuries and concussions and he’s a believer in the benefit to athletes of custom mouth guards to reduce the incidence of both. He joins us now to cite the research and tell participants, coaches and parents why they should, as well as how to, equip athletes in contact sports with the most effective means of mouth guard protection.


 The Joseph James Morelli Scholarship Fund supports high school and college students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or dyscalculia interested in pursuing studies and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM. The Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to honor the life of Joseph James Morelli and the success he achieved in overcoming the challenges of dyslexia and has awarded 69 scholarships to students from 22 states. 


Renee Huang and Wild Women Tribe have been busy, very busy. There’s WANDER, a Walk & Wine followed by discussion. Then there’s the coming New Moon Camping retreat in Heber September 8 thru 10. And the ongoing full schedule of workshops. It’s women supporting women around the concept of self-identity, exploration and evolution from the inside out. 




Summit County

  A study by the state of Utah concludes that incorporating Hoytsville as a town is feasible.

That means the question will go on to be decided by residents of the area on the November ballot.

Earlier this year, five landowners filled a petition with the Lt. Governor’s office to create a new town along a stretch of Hoytsville Road south of Coalville.

Summit County

The Coalville Ledge is little known outside the county seat, with a heritage going back thousands of years. But today it's threatened by modern graffiti.

Last week, organizers of the Summit County Fair celebrated the opening of the Ledges Event Center, named for the sandstone cliffs in the area.

County Historian Navee Vernon told us that one cliff in particular is a trademark for Coalville.

On today’s program, Heber City Manager Matt Brower talks about his move to Utah to take the new Heber City Manager position. Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Park City High School Principal Roger Arbabi talks about priorities for the start of the school year and the outcomes of the team retreat he attended in Midway last week. And KPCW General Manager Renai Bodley invites the community to Friday's Back Alley Bash and has details about next week's summer pledge drive.

Park City Municipal

You may have noticed there are cows roaming the pastures and creeks near the McPolin Farm. They're part of an environmental project, according to Summit Land Conservancy director Cheryl Fox.

During her regular visit to KPCW, Fox said her group has joined a project to improve biodiversity and the watershed on the farm.

Local News Hour - August 14, 2018

Aug 15, 2018

On the Local News Hour, Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter talks about the HLP board meeting. Utah United Party Candidate Eric Eliason talks about his campaign and whether he will be included in the statewide debate October 17.  Summit County Fair Director Travis English with a recap of this year’s county fair and county historian Navee Vernon talks about the Ledges, Coalville’s little know historic site.

Utah Firefighter Dies Fighting California Blaze

Aug 14, 2018
Salt Lake City Emergency Management

On Monday Draper Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Burchett was injured while fighting the Mendocino Complex Fire in California. He died Monday night from his injuries. He had a 20-year career with the Unified Fire Authority before joining the Draper Fire Department in May. He volunteered earlier in August to help with the California fire.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Transit Department is getting a major overhaul and at Thursday’s meeting Transit and Public Works Director Blake Fonnesbeck told council they’re still training the staff, but the public should notice a difference by late fall. Melissa Allison has more: