Summit County

As part of their agenda on Wednesday, the Summit County Council will receive visitors from one of Utah’s Senators—and on a different topic, will hear from their neighboring county.

At about 2:45 pm at the Richins Services Building, the council will be visited by staffers from Senator Mitt Romney.

County Manager Tom Fisher said they’re making the rounds, introducing themselves to local governments. He said the council may be interested in bringing up some particular topics.

If it seems like your kids know a great deal about composting, recycling, and water - it's in large part thanks to Recycle Utah's education program led by Mary Closser, our guest on The Mountain Life. She also details education on composting, green businesses, the Green Drinks program, and how each year she educates 5,000 school kids throughout Summit and Wasatch Counties. 

Tim Henney and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Mark Moffet, the legendary ant biologist who tells the epic story and ultimate big history of how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into the sprawling civilizations of a world-dominating species in his new book, The Human Swarm. 

Lace up your running shoes and get your costume, it’s time for Running With Ed on May 18. Christine Grenney,  Lila Grenney and Vince Heyd join us in the studio to talk about the 10th anniversary of this Park City Education Foundation fundraiser, what to expect if it’s your first time and why it’s one of the most fun days of the year in Park City. 

Local News Hour - April 24, 2019

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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

Apr 23, 2019

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

Apr 23, 2019

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.