On today’s program Wasatch County School District Communications Director John Moss has an update on Tuesday's school board meeting. Jeff Kooring, Associate Director of Ticketing for the Sundance Film Festival and Institute Managing Director Betsy Wallace have an update onto the ticketing options that are available to the public and the status of the new headquarters in the Arts and Culture District.

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The controversy over the proposed Wohali project in Coalville came to a head Monday night.    The development was approved by the City Council on a 3-to-1 vote.

The vote came after a public hearing, where critics spoke out in an audience of up to 120 people.

Wohali is proposed as a rural resort and golf course, located on 1500 acres in the hills west of Interstate 80 and downtown Coalville.   It is proposing 570 residential units and 130 nightly-rental units, with a build-out of 20 years.

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A Park City man has been charged for allegedly assaulting a teenage girl while she was skiing in town last month.    

The Summit County Attorney’s Office last week charged 40-year-old Marcelo Pablo Jose Portomene with one count of Child Abuse, a second-degree felony.

According to a Park City Police report in the charging documents, the incident occurred on November 27th, the day before Thanksgiving.

The report says a 17-year-old girl was skiing down a slope, then stopped to wait for friends.

The Woodward youth recreation facility near Kilby Road is scheduled to have its Grand Opening this Saturday, Dec. 14th.     Summit County’s Development Director Pat Putt has been keeping an eye on the progress.

During his regular monthly report to KPCW, Putt said workers at the Woodward site are pushing hard to get their Certificate of Occupancy by the deadline.      


Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson is the new chairman of the Central Wasatch Commission---the intergovernmental group that is working on transportation and land preservation issues for the Wasatch Front range.

The CWC’s mission has been affected by news that four ski resorts are backing away from some land swaps with the federal government.    Robinson says he can understand their position.   

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A couple of vehicle thefts and one mistaken identity of a rental car highlights how important it is to NOT leave keys in car even if for a couple of hours while shopping on Main Street.

Kem E. Gardener Institute

The Kem C. Gardener Institute at the University of Utah recently published the state and county population estimates as of July. They use data collected in the most recent census which was taken in 2010. In 2020 a new decennial census will be done, and that data will establish a baseline count that will be used to predict population changes moving into the next decade.

Vail Mountain CEO Rob Katz spoke with investors as part of the company’s quarterly earnings report.

Local News Hour - December 10, 2019

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On today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has a preview of the council’s final meeting of 2019. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting as well as an update on the continuance of an appeal regarding the Woodside Park Phase 2 affordable housing development.

During the second part of the show, the conversation was all about beavers!  Marshall Wolf, a phd candidate at Utah State University, joined Chris and Nell to cover the rich history of beavers in Summit County, and how they have impacted our local geology and play a key role in native ecosystems.  He also shared information about his project in partnership with Swaner Preserve, using beaver-inspired restoration techniques to restore a healthier ecosystem and carefully monitor the changes taking place.  


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