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The developers of the proposed base area of Park City Mountain Resort say they are aiming for the construction to be at least 15% more sustainable than current building code requires.

 

Park City’s sustainability goals are lofty. City operations are aiming to be run on 100% renewable energy by 2022 as well as becoming net-zero with their carbon emissions. The city is also currently working towards zero waste city wide, as well as the entire community being run on renewable energy by 2030.

 

KPCW's Consolidated coverage of Coronavirus - COVID-19 for Summit County and Wasatch County Utah with rendering of virus from the CDC
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Utah continued its upward trend in COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with the Department of Health reporting over 1,800 new cases. KPCW has more on that including the latest numbers from Summit and Wasatch County.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported 1,837 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, increasing the state’s seven-day rolling average of positive cases to 1,578 per day.

 

The state’s rolling 7-day average for positive laboratory tests is 18.1%.

 

Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Health Department updated officials on the increasing COVID-19 case counts and hospital utilization and ICU trends.

During the interlocal meeting on Wednesday night, county and municipal officials were told that with the number of positive COVID-19 cases continuing upward, there will be a delayed impact on the area hospitals.  Regional ICU beds are not at capacity now but staffing them is a bigger concern. Wasatch County Council Chair Danny Goode asked Public Health Director Randall Probst for clarification on ICU staffing.

Park City Police Department

The Park City Police Department and Utah Highway Patrol cited 25 truck drivers for a total of 134 violations during a safety inspection operation on Wednesday.

Officers were patrolling State Route 224 – also known as Marsac Avenue for routine commercial vehicle violations.

During these safety checks, authorities stop trucks for uncovered loads, failure to stop at the check point, registration and more.

Kristy James

A daring rescue on thin ice by a Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy wasn’t enough to save a fawn that had fallen into the frozen pond, but it’s a nice reminder that there are kind people willing to help.

Kristy James’ family has enjoyed watching the mother deer and her two fawns that were born this spring, all summer from their home in the Tollgate neighborhood.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio Tim Gregory who has written Meteorite: How Stones from Outer Space Made Our World is the guest. Gregory explores the world of meteorites to uncover new insights into what our solar system was like before our sun became a star, into the forging of our planet, and into the emergence of life on it. Humans have long looked to the skies for answers to big questions. Meteorite reveals how science is finally arriving at those answers.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is  Heather Montgomery who has written Who Gives A Poop? Surprising Science From One End to Another. Scientists, engineers, veterinarians, even college students--people all over the world are discovering the power of poop. A guy in England powers a streetlamp with pet poo. A scientist uses scat to solve the mystery of a vanishing cave-dwelling critter.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:01) Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 18:39 ) District 53 Republican Candidate Kera Birkeland talks about her campaign.

( 34:33) Park City Community Foundation Impact Director Diego Zegarra and Barbara Philips from Blue Sky Utah talk about the plans and goals for this year’s Live PC Give PC.

In this episode of The Mountain Life Tom Kelly, Board Member of the Alf Egen Museum at Utah Olympic Park comes on to talk about the RAP tax. This tax is voted on for it's continuence every 10 years known as proposition 21 on the 2020 ballot. The Recreation Arts and Parks (RAP) is a .1% sales tax that raises almost 2 million dollars a year.  The monies are allocated to non profit applicants like the Alf Egen Museum to help with the programs they offer to the community. 

In this episode of The Mountain Life Utah Avalanche Center forecaster and local resident Craig Gordon and author Edward Power join the program. Craig is one of the subjects of a recently released book by Edward Power, Dragons in the Snow: Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains.

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