Friday Film Review--"Life In A Day 2020"

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For this week’s Friday Film Review, Linda Jager looks at a documentary that spanned the globe—and was featured at this year’s online Sundance Film Festival.

July 25, 2020, was likely just another ordinary summer day for many of us. Yet, the events of that one particular day were chronicled by hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide for the YouTube documentary” Life in a Day 2020”.

As we’ve reported, the public comment at Tuesday’s Snyderville Planning hearing on the Highland Flats proposal was overwhelmingly opposed—and easily outnumbered the four or five people who supported the project.

In fact, some critics suggested that the supporters were just “plants” cultivated by the developers.     KPCW got a response from the applicants.

Hilary Reiter is the spokeswoman for the Highland Flats developers—the Colmena Group, Breen Homes and Jake Breen—proposing to create 410 rental units, with 35 percent of those set as affordable deed-restricted housing.

Malena Stevens

For this week’s meeting with the Summit County Council, the applicants for the Dakota Pacific project at Kimball Junction went back to an earlier version of their plan.

Meanwhile, Council Member Glenn Wright said they need to find a better way to process the proposal.

Council Member Malena Stevens says they need to find a clear path forward, after the proposal has spent the last couple of years in limbo.   

The Council had a lenthy discussion at their February 24th meeting.  

After a lengthy public hearing on the proposed Highland Flats project, with a big crowd attending on Zoom, the Snyderville Planning Commisison on Tuesday continued the item to their March 9th meeting, when they will discuss a decision.

Snyderville Chairman Ryan Dickey talked to KPCW about some of the major issues they will need to consider.

The applicants are proposing 410 rental units on property located between Highland Drive and the intersection of Interstate 80 and Highway 40.

After a high speed chase on 248 Thursday, an individual was taken into custody.

The suspect was trying to evade deputies who had a warrant for his arrest for car theft, according to Summit County Sheriff's Lieutenant Andrew Wright. 

The suspect’s boss informed police that he would be arriving at his home in Kamas. Around 2 p.m., the suspect ran from the police. He headed westbound on State Road 248 traveling over 100 miles per hour. 

The South Summit Trails Foundation has launched a petition drive, aimed at the Summit County Council, to complete a trail that’s been contemplated for about 20 years.

The trail advocates say they just need the political will to finish a  link along Highway 32, connecting Oakley to Kamas.

The director of the Trails Foundation, Tom Noaker, said it would be a multi-use trail, but the major patrons would likely be pedestrians and cyclists.     It will be important not just for recreation, but to avoid a dangerous situation for people now walking along State Route 32.

Governor Spencer Cox announced Thursday new vaccine eligibility for Utahns over the age of 16 with certain comorbidities, effective immediately. 


Initially expected on March 1st, individuals 16 and older with comorbidities like cancer and chronic heart disease are now immediately eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. A full list of eligible comorbidities can be found here.


Park City School District

With state lawmakers setting a base budget early in the session, Utah school districts have a good idea of what to expect for the coming school year. At this point, the Park City School District will see an additional $1.2 million, but will still need to increase taxes.


Lawmakers added $400 million in new funding to the public education base budget including money to cover student growth, inflation, as well as $1,500 bonuses for teachers and $1,000 bonuses for many other school staff members.


Park City Film Executive Director Katy Wang says they have been given the green light to welcome a limited number of patrons back to the Jim Santy Auditorium to see films on the big screen.

On today's episode of Cool Science Radio:


We talk about the dawn of a revolution in astronomy with our guest, science writer Lee Billings.


For the first time ever, astronomers may have glimpsed light from a world in a life-friendly orbit around another star.


This promising potential world was spied around Alpha Centauri.