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Will Utah voters approve medical marijuana this year? Proposition 2, the Medical Cannabis Initiative, is on the ballot. The Park City Area Project for Deeper Understanding has compiled a panel of experts on all sides of the issue to discuss the matter & answer audience questions: Marty Stephens, the Director of Government Affairs for the LDS Church, Rep.

Fresh new songs for today. Listen to these new to KPCW tunes all day during music progamming from 10am -7pm. Send an email with your thoughts on these grooves to christie@kpcw.org or leave us a post on facebook.

Time                            Artist                                                      Song

10am       Eric Lindell                                                       Shot Down

Summit County

Summit County has hired a new director for the Children’s Justice Center.

The county announced in a press statement Thursday that the new director is Christie Hind, who has lived in Park City with her family since 2016.

Friday Film Review - “We the Animals”

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Winner of the NEXT Innovator Award at 2018 Sundance Film Festival, “We the Animals” has recently made its theatrical debut.

“We the Animals” is a coming-of-age story following 10-year-old Jonah, the youngest of three mixed-race brothers growing up in poverty and isolation in rural upstate New York.

In a poignant, first-time performance, 9-year-old actor Evan Rosado grounds the film with his portrayal of Jonah.

The Summit County Attorney office has dropped its prosecution of a local resident, who was arrested for damaging an exit gate last winter, shortly after a new parking permit system started at Park City's China Bridge.

The county reports the defendants has met all the conditions of an informal agreement. His attorney says the vandalism was an accident.

Woodward Park City website

A large, boisterous crowd gathered at the base of Parley's Summit, Thursday afternoon to celebrate the ground-breaking for the Woodward Park City youth sports complex. 

The audience partied under sunny, but windy conditions on the property, which has been the Gorgoza tubing park for decades. The promotional announcement said that Woodward will connect "sport, progression, community, vibe and youth-inspiring programming."

Woodward is owned by the Powdr. Corp. The founder and chairman of the company, John Cumming, said they acquired the Gorgoza site back in the late 1990's.

Summit County

Last year, e-bikes became a familiar sight in the Park City area, as an amenity in public transit.

Now there are indications the next wave in individual shared transit may be e-scooters, supplied by private companies.

Given that, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong says the council approved a Temporary Zoning Ordinance Wednesday. That will allow the county to get a regular handle on this new phenomenon.

Armstrong told KPCW that cities in California are reacting to the new scooters.

Rail Trail State Park Website

The Public Comment period before the Summit County Council on Wednesday brought out a couple of different topics.

The council heard from South Summit resident Jan Perkins, who asked them to pursue the idea of a Summer Heritage Byway, proposed earlier this year by Development Director Pat Putt.

Council member Roger Armstrong said the underlying idea is that we don't always notice the county's many historical treasures. He noted Putt's interest was sparked by the Rail Trail.

US Forest Service

  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.

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