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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.

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

Sep 20, 2018
PCSD

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.

 

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