Carolyn Murray

Reporter

Executive Director of the Mountain Trails Foundation, Charlie Sturgis has an update on the Jupiter Peek Steeple Chase, the Upcoming Mid-Mountain Marathon and the progress on new trails opening in the area.Teri Orr, Executive Director of the Park City Performing Arts Institute tells KPCW they want to move the remaining shows scheduled for August and September at Quinn's Junction in to town to the City Park venue. This due to the success of the Grace Potter concert held in City Park on Friday, July 13th.

Summit County Chris Robinson has a recap of Wednesday’s meeting.  The second guest on the program is Kirsta Albert, Communications Director of the Wasatch County School District. Then, singer Chris Blue joins the program to talk about his performance July 23 as part of the Park City Big Stars Bright Night concert series.

This morning Heber Mayor, Kelleen Potter, gives KPCW an update on a trip she and Heber Light and Power Board members  took to visit a small nuclear power plant in Oregon.  She also has an update on the progress of the Heber Bypass proposal to route Highway 40 traffic off  Heber's Main Street.    Park City Manager Diane Foster talks about Mayor Andy Beerman's letter to the Utah Congressional Delegation in which he asks them put an end to inhumane policies carried out by ICE in dealing with children of immigrants coming to the US.  It also expressly asks the delegation to create a path to ci

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has a preview of Wednesday's County Council meeting.  The Lincoln Station rezone proposal is up for a possible decision from Council.  It would allow for 78 units on a 4 acre parcel on Bitner Road.  Included in the project is small commercial space. Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis talks with KPCW about the Truth in Taxation hearing held last week by the Wasatch County Council to address the aging water lines coming from the Duchesne area. It represents a small tax increase to the residents of Wasatch County.

  Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Director Scott Loomis has an update on the affordable housing projects underway in Heber City, Silver Creek Village and Discovery. Mountainlands is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in September with a party on the Bob Wells Plaza in Old Town.

An early algae bloom at Rockport Reservoir caused the Summit County Health Department to issue a boating and bathing warning to recreationists.  As of this week, the warning has been lifted and the lake is now open for use.  Carolyn Murray has this:

  

The algal bloom came early this year whereas last year, Rockport had a later than normal bloom. Summit County Environmental Health Director, Phil Bondurant says the algal bloom is always unwelcome and is a big health issue.  It’s called Algal instead of Algea because it represents multiple species.

Voting in Primary Elections in Utah can be confusing unless you affiliate with either the Republican or Democratic Party.  The Vote by Mail system has proven to increase participation but there are still substantial numbers of registered voters who don’t cast a Primary Ballot due to the decisions made by the Republican State Party along with the County Clerks who decide which ballots are sent out.  Carolyn Murray has this:

  On today's Local News Hour guest host Carolyn Murray updates the mountain trail conditions with a call in interview from Laura of the Mountain Trails Foundation.  Republican Congressman John Curtis talks about his time in Washington D.C. representing the 3rd District.  He is running against Chris Herrod who is challenging him in the June 26th Republican Primary Election. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman gives an update on Thursday's City Council Meeting covering the issues of social equity, homelessness in Park City, transit programs and the Historic Preservation Awards.

Local News Hour - May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

  Summit County Council member, Doug Clyde has an update on the council meeting which includes discussion on the new frontage road proposals for the Bitner access to Silver Creek. He gives a detailed explanation of the complicated state transit tax increase proposed by the state legislature last session.  Chris Herrod is one of two Primary Republican candidates for US House District 3 which is a seat currently held by John Curtis who won the special election in November.  He and Curtis are facing off in this Primary Election coming up on June 26th.

Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Operations and Strategic Planning Manager Jedd Briggs talk about the busy agenda City Council has for Thursday; budget, pest control and parking are just a few of the highlights. Craig Crowley, Summit County emergency manager, addresses wildfire risk, using emergency management systems, and putting in place family communications systems, which can be essential if a catastrophic event should occur.

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