Utah Olympic Park

Summit County

  The Summit County Council has a long agenda Wednesday, with a variety of topics from a community market to improvements for the Olympic Park.

  The council meets at the Coalville Courthouse.

 Among the items at about 2:15, the council gets a briefing on the county Community Market, which starts next week, sponsored by the county Health Department. County manager Tom Fisher explained this continues a program they started last year.

Psicobloc Competition

Athletes from around the world will be gathering to Park City to scale the 50-foot wall that overhangs a pool that is 16-feet deep. Utah Olympic Park Marketing Manager Kole Nordman says the event is unlike any other in the world.

On today's show Charlie Sturgis has today’s Mountain Trails report. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman recaps last night's city council meeting. Utah Olympic Park Marketing Manager Kole Nordman has details on Saturday's Psicobloc climbing competition and the Founder of Giving Artfully Kids Sitinee Sheffert talks about her and her family’s temporary move to Park City for a 5-month experiment of where to live.

  

The Utah Olympic Park recently began work on an affordable housing facility for athletes of all development levels, their coaches and Utah Olympic Legacy Staff. The organization’s president Collin Hilton maps out the 72 unit facility.

"(The facility will have) 146 beds. Of those 146 beds, 88 are year-round apartments, and 58 are for short-term visits of one week or two week stays.”

Hilton says they’re aiming to complete the housing project in July 2019.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

The Utah Olympic Park is open for the season and offering some new activities. David Boyle has more:

Local News Hour December 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017

On today’s program, Park City Mayor Jack Thomas has a look back at his four years as mayor. Outgoing Park City Board of Realtors President Sara Werberlow and President Elect Todd Anderson have a look back at 2017 and the year ahead. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Spokesman Tom Kelly has a team update and joining him are some of the athletes participating in this week’s Olympic Qualifiers at the UOP, Bryan Fletcher, Nina Lussi,  and Will Rhoads and Dr. Melissa Lopez-Larsen from Summit County Health Department  talks  about seasonal depression.

Local News Hour December 26, 2017

Dec 26, 2017

On todays show our first guest was Utah State Representative for district 53, Logan Wilde. He was in to talk about upcoming legislation and other hot button issues like education, the new DUI law, rural jobs and air quality.  Tom Farkas from Citizens Against The Wall was in to outline his concerns about UDOT"s noise barrier along I-80.  Olympic Gold Medalist Nordic Skier, Billy DeMong and Marketing Director with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, Melanie Welsch, had an overview of the winner take all Olympic  qualifiers coming up at the Utah Olympic Park this weekend.

Utah's 2002 Olympic venues will play a key role in determining the first skiing athletes nominated to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team to compete in PyeongChang, South Korea. Rick Brough has more.

Utah Avalanche Center

Stay off the new trails at the Utah Olympic Park.  That's the message from park management.  They're worried about avalanche danger.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

On today's Local News Hour host Leslie Thatcher speak to Charlie Sturgis of Mountain Trails Foundation. Park City Council Member Dick Peek has an update from Thursday's meeting and Colin Hilton and Marc Norman with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation talk about the newest attraction at the park - Extreme Tubing!

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