On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:40) Heber City native and BYU track star Talem Franco competes for a spot on the Olympic team as Ben Lasseter reports.

( 06:02) Summit County Development Director Pat Putt talking about potential water restrictions.

( 20:53) Regional Manager of Utah Chapter of Alzheimer's Association Amanda Charles and Park City residents Glenn and Tracy Seymour have details on today's Alzheimer's Caregiver's panel.

( 32:52)  The Park City History Museum has a new leader at the helm, Morgan Pierce as Jessica Lowell reports.

( 34:14)  Author Libby Ludlow and Illustrator Nathan Jarvis have details about their new book Goodnight Chairlift

( 43:01) Michelle Deininger's story on the warm weather threats for pets. 

Michelle Deininger

Hot Utah summers hold particular risks for pets  along with all the good times. Just as humans have to adjust to living and exercising at elevation, pets also need care and caution exercised on their behalf to keep them safe in summer heat.


  Park City is weighing options on what to do with its toxic soil. Right now it’s looking like the soil could be stored in a repository near Quinn’s Junction, which has angered many residents.





Park City is hosting a panel discussion with the city council, staff, environmental experts and community members as an effort to share more information on the proposed toxic soils facility. 

Hideout Utah

The polls are closing at 8 p.m. Tuesday night for Hideout Town’s annexation referendum.

Hideout Town officials will be taking the ballots to Heber and making a preliminary tally that night.   

Citizens in the Wasatch County municipality are voting whether or not to approve the Town Council’s decision last fall to incorporate 350 acres located in Summit County near Richardson Flat.

Town Clerk Alicia Fairbourne said there are about 360 registered voters in Hideout.     As of mid-Monday, they have received 189 ballots.

A ruling expected Monday morning in Fourth District Court on Hideout Town’s annexation into Summit County has been delayed for a day.  

Judge Jennifer Brown called in sick, according to her court clerk, who said they got the word late Sunday night.   

The hearing has been re-scheduled for 4:30 on Tuesday.   That’s the same day that Hideout’s citizens will conclude a referendum vote on the town’s annexation of some 350 acres near Richardson Flat.  Although occurring on the same day, the court hearing and the vote are not legally related to each other.

Jennifer Kimball Bailey

Last week saw numerous tragedies at reservoirs in and around Wasatch County. While no new details have become available about several recent drowning deaths, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is urging visitors to take more thorough safety precautions as they enjoy the water.

Yesterday, an adult couple died in the Deer Creek Reservoir, a man drowned at Pineview Reservoir in Huntsville, and a teenager was rescued after nearly drowning in the Jordanelle.

Devan Chavez of Utah Parks and Recreation said all the deaths are still under investigation.

The Basics of Crypto-Currency

18 hours ago

Crypto currencies are gaining popularity and there is more out there than just Bitcoin.  CNBC Pro Reporter Jesse Pound joins us this morning to help us understand these peer-to-peer electronic cash systems. 


Summit County

The Summit County Council has passed two resolutions to amend the 2021 budget.

At their June 16th meeting, the Council restored some staff benefits, following a pandemic year that saw budget cutbacks.    They also created some new staff positions.

But that didn’t come without some questioning, and some debate, from Council Members.

The Secret History of Home Economics

19 hours ago

Author Danielle Dreilinger joins Mountain Money to talk about her new book, The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live. The book provides a fascinating look at how home economics has shaped American life and provided an outlet for many women to make scientific inroads into areas traditionally dominated by men.   


Summit County

Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson says the Council will continue to work on a new ordinance governing accessory buildings—with less than three months left before a moratorium on those buildings expires.

Meanwhile, the Council heard from one of Robinson’s neighbors who is concerned about the issue.

Robinson told KPCW that residents should stay tuned, and they are planning another meeting to receive public comment.