The Park City Future Summit takes place Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Park City Library’s Santy Auditorium. Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager says it’s a time for community members to talk about the themes and ideas that have emerged from the 2020 visioning process and react as a large group.

A Utah nonprofit that works to secure equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns and their families is expanding their reach in the Wasatch Back.

Equality Utah is the state’s leading LGBTQ political advocacy organization. Based in Salt Lake City, the organizations Executive Director Troy Williams says they are looking to expand their reach.  

The Summit County Clerk’s Office has officially canvassed the votes for a ballot proposal from the North Summit Recreation District.     That was the one question on the county’s November 5th ballot decided by a razor-thin margin.   

The Recreation District asked their patrons for authority to set a property tax this year.

On November 5th, the proposal won by ten votes—672 in favor and 662 against.    The County Clerk’s office said they received about 70 uncounted ballots for North Summit after the initial tally.

Map of the Canyons Base area part of Park City Mountains Ski area, the map shows the addition of a new chair lift to connect Tombstone area to the base area
Park City Mountain

Park City Mountain Resort is scheduled to open this Friday. The resort will add a lift, restaurant and a learning area, but skiing at Scotts Bowl will remain off-limits this year.

Park City Mountain’s Chief Operating Officer Mike Goar is back in Park City after a few years working at different resorts in Vails system. Goar was the general manager of the Canyons Resort from 2007 to 2015.

On today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager previews the upcoming 2020 visioning summit being held tomorrow. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors Ari Ioannides discuss the future of Park City’s recycling center and Grammy Award Winning Blues Legend Bobby Rush talks about his upcoming shows at the Egyptian Theater this weekend.

During the second segment, Chris and Nell spoke with Jon Devine, Director of Federal Water Policy for Natural Resources Defense Council to learn about the Trump administration's repeal of the Clean Water Rule, what has motivated this move, and what it means for water quality and drinking water in the United States.

During the first segment of the show, Nell and Chris spoke with journalist and author Eugene Linden who recently published an Op Ed in the New York Times titled How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong.  Linden made the case that what was once thought of as far-off worst-case scenarios have now turned out to be - in many cases - reality, leaving cities and countries with little time to prepare for the accelerating changes in weather and ocean levels.  Linden shows that the pressure for scientific consensus and immense political pressure have contributed to the watering-down of climate co

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Superintendent Ember Conley left the Park City School District in 2018 to lead the  Mesa Arizona Unified School District. A story Monday morning in the Arizona Republic newspaper reports she has been placed on a paid administrative leave. 

Melinda Colton

 

The Park City School District hosted the joint meeting of Summit County, Park City and school district officials. The meeting began with a Park City Municipal update on the Kearns Blvd tunnel project delays and the Arts and Culture District development.

Two properties that might be swapped between local governmental agencies
Heber City

Midway and Heber City Councils meet in regular session tomorrow evening. The councils will discuss annexations, short-term rentals, transmission lines and more.

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