Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

The Utah Olympic Park’s summer activities are open for the season.

Utah Olympic Park activity hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm through the end of summer. UOP Marketing manager Kole Nordmann says at the moment they have almost all their activities up and running.

Park City School District

Bright Futures is a local program that seeks to help first-generation-immigrant students to prepare for college, gain admission, and navigate the years they will spend on campus.

The program counsels’ students through the grades of high school. It is sending off its first graduating class.

The coordinator of the program, Rebecca Gonzales, said Bright Futures is organized and funded under the Park City Education Foundation. They began with their first group of students three years ago.

North Summit School District

As May comes to an end so does the school year. The first Wasatch Back school to send of their graduates is also the area’s smallest. North Summit High.

Graduation was held at the North Summit High School auditorium in Coalville on Monday May 20th. In all 73 students walked across the stage to receive their diploma’s. North Summit High Principal Wade Murdock didn’t have the exact numbers but guessed around 95% of the class graduated at Monday’s ceremony.

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The Park City Planning Commission will consider a plat amendment, the conditional use permit and the master planned development for the Woodside Park Phase II housing project Wednesday, amid public concern stemming, in part, from the City’s role as both developer and regulator. 

Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson says though the City is the applicant for the Woodside Park Phase II project, it’s been subject to the same processes and regulations that any private developer would be.

SBRD

The weather isn’t being cooperative, but still, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to summer—for the Snyderville Recreation District and many others.

District Director Brian Hanton discussed some of their summer plans, in addition to some long-range items.

Hanton noted that the splash pad at the Basin Fieldhouse will be open on Friday.

Summit County Republican Party

The Summit County Republican Party has elected a new chair. Jennifer McDonald says she wants to get the base excited—and even wants to get Republicans involved in the 2019 local city races, which are non-partisan.

McDonald has been in the Park City area for about 25 years, and currently lives in the Ranch Place neighborhood.

She said she’s working to get Republican candidates to throw their hats in the ring. It’s hard to get people to step up but they’re talking to some possible contenders.

 John Lin, a professor of atmospheric sciences talks about a new study which shows that the processes that create ozone pollution in the summer can also trigger the formation of air pollution in the winter.   This unexpected finding suggests that certain efforts to reduce harmful wintertime air pollution may actually be backfiring. 

This Green Earth - May 21, 2019 Jeff Bousson

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   Jeff Bousson, Climate Program Manager for Summit Community Power Works stops by to discuss the groups upcoming programs and activities associated with energy efficiency, energy waste and renewable forms of electricity.

Last week’s localized power outage meant the White electric express bus could only charge at the Kimball Junction Transit Center—not at the other end of its route at the Old Town hub. The City is looking to reduce carbon emissions by switching to an all-electric fleet. But what happens if the power goes out? 

On today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Planner Hannah Tyler have a preview of Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting. Recycle Utah Education Director, Mary Closser and Director of Communications and Development Haley Lebsack talk about Green Businesses and some upcoming events and Director of Singin’ in the Rain Josh Robinson has details about the theatrical production which opens May 24th at the Egyptian Theater.

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