Local News Hour - April 24, 2019

4 minutes ago

On today’s program, Park City Streets Manager Troy Dayley and Emergency Manager Mike McComb talk about spring runoff and how to prepare for any flooding. Mindfulness instructor Rebecca Brenner has details about her upcoming 6-week series on mindfulness and compassion at Park City Library and Summit County Nurse Carolyn Rose talks about the Measles epidemic and what residents should do to protect themselves.

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Vail Resorts announced last week the sale of the parking lots at the base of Park City Mountain Resort to Utah County-based developer PEG Companies. Development at the base of the resort has been on the table for more than 20 years.

Snyderville Basin Recreation District

The Snyderville Basin Recreation District is seeking public input in the form of a survey to inform how they plan for future projects and programs. Among items of interest for residents include ice rinks, new trails and a community pool.

The last community survey from the rec district went out in about 2012, now Snyderville Basin Recreation District Director Brian Hanton says that letters and emails have been sent out to residents in the community.

Ecker Hill Middle School Receives National Recognition

16 hours ago

Ecker Hill Middle School has received the Schools to Watch designation under a national program designed to reform middle-grades learning through academics, whole child development and social equity. There are fewer than 500 middle schools nationally that have qualified for the designation. Ecker Hill first received it in 2013 and recently learned they’ve been named again after going through the recertification process.

Park City High School Girls Tech Club Hosts Hack-A-Thon

17 hours ago

A couple of Park City High School Seniors and members of the Girls in Tech Club have organized a first ever all-female coding workshop. It’s open to any girl in the state and no experience is needed. The event is Saturday and will run for 12 hours.

Park City High School senior, Claire Oberg says the idea behind the All Girl Hack-a-Thon is to explore career options while collaborating on real world projects.

Wasatch County Republicans appointed Cal Griffiths as the new County Clerk/Auditor last week. Griffiths says despite the sobering circumstances in which he got the job, he’s eager to serve the people of Wasatch County.

Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District

Managers of the Snyderville Water Reclamation District are hard at work in the midst of their multi-million-dollar revamp of the Silver Creek Treatment Plant.

District Director Mike Luers and the project manager, Mike Boyle, said they are not only rebuilding the Silver Creek plant, located near the junction of I-80 and Highway 40, but have been expanding it.

Luers said they undertook a similar process in the early 2000’s with its counterpart—the Jeremy Ranch Treatment Plant.

Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District

As we reported, the managers at the Snyderville Water Reclamation District say they’re on time and on budget with an upgrade and rebuild of the Silver Creek Treatment Plant.

During their visit to KPCW, they talked about some other projects coming up in the near future.

District Director Mike Luers said their next major task is to deal with discarded medications and drugs in their effluent. He said they’ve done several studies on the issue.

As weather finally begins to warm in the Snyderville Basin, the Recreation District is busy preparing for Spring activities.

Snyderville Basin Recreation District Director Brian Hanton reports that the department worked on an unpleasant project last Saturday to clean up the Run-A-Muk dog park.

“There was a lot out there and we appreciate everybody that came out. We had about 30 people or so show up and some spent the whole two hours out there. Rough estimate was we collected almost 600 lbs. of leftover dog poop.”

Local News Hour - April 23, 2019

22 hours ago

ON today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews tomorrow's Planning commission agenda. Park City High School seniors Claire Oberg and Sela Serafin are organizing the first ever Utah state girls coding hack-a-thon and South Summit Librarian Lee Whiting and Katy Wang Director of Park City Film have details on the "Chinese Helped Build the Railroad" exhibit and film.