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

Apr 23, 2019

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.

In This special "Best Of" edition of This Green Earth,  Chris and Nell speak with author Earl Swift  who discusses how the rising ocean is slowly making a unique island in the Chesapeake Bay disappear, making it's 400 residents the first possible climate change refugees in America. 

In a special "Best Of" edition of This Green Earth, the first part of the program features how climate change is threatening America's National Parks, especially in the west. Chris and Nell visit with author Stephen Nash.

Spike 150 .org

The second Friday in May will mark the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike. Doug Foxley, who is heading up the state-wide celebration, says it’s one of the most significant dates in American history.

Foxley is the chairman of the Spike 150 Foundation. He told KPCW that the joining of the transcontinental railroad on May 10th, 1869 was a huge event not just for Utah, but the whole country.

Heber City

Heber City’s airport’s lone Fixed Base Operator is OK3 Air. Ken Mead, General Counsel for Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association says that OK3’s position is that of a monopoly that allows them to boost prices on services that FBO’s offer to pilots such as fueling, light maintenance and hanger storage.

Mead even says that OK3 is charging more for fuel than Salt Lake International Airport.

Midway City

Midway City Council meets Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm at the Midway Community Center on 160 West Main Street to discuss and potentially approve amendments to the Homestead Resort Master Plan.

Salt Lake Company Watts Enterprises signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Homestead Resort from its current owners. Watts Enterprises has plans to replace every building at the resort, excluding the Virginia House.