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The public conversation on Park City’s proposal to build a new $2 million Senior Center on a green space parcel in City Park continued Tuesday. During the monthly Coffee with Council, city and county officials brought some added viewpoints along with a longer-range look into the growing senior population in Summit County. 


Today on the Local News Hour:

(07:16 ) - Park City/Summit County Arts Council Ex. Director Jocelyn Scudder and Park City Mayor Andy Beerman talk about art murals project on Main St.

(22:44) - Park City Manager Matt Dias and Deputy City Manager David Everitt have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including an update on the Arts and Culture District.

(39:01) - Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough has an update of the COVID-19 situation in Summit County.

Quagga mussels are invasive shellfish that arrived in Utah in the boats of privately-owned watercraft trailered here from the Great Lakes.  When left unchecked, they clog pipes and inlets to boats, pipelines and other lake infrastructure.  They also cause great damage to native aquatic ecosystems.  Sgt. Krystal Tucker with the Dept.

We've all become familiar with the reality of micro-plastics and micro-fibers showing up more and more in our air, land and water, and even within the stomachs of birds, fish and deer.   Dr. Janice Brahney, an assistant professor of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University joins Chris and Nell on This Green Earth this week.

Wasatch County

During its regular Wednesday meeting the Wasatch County Council will receive their weekly update from the county health department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The council will also discuss and decide on whether to move forward with an ordinance declaring Wasatch County a Second Amendment “sanctuary county” and updating the fee schedule for open records requests to the county.   

The Wasatch County clerk released updated unofficial results from the June 30 primary election on Tuesday morning. With the additional votes, incumbent Kendall Crittenden won the Republican Primary for Wasatch County Council Heber South Seat over challenger Elizabeth Hokanson. 


Crittenden won 439 votes compared to Hokanson’s 412. No candidates in other parties have registered for the seat, meaning Crittenden will be unopposed on November’s ballot. 


PEG Companies

The Park City planning commission will conduct a site tour of the Park City Mountain Resort base area parking lot development area Wednesday afternoon.


The tour, open to the public, will take place at the parking lot at 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.


The applicant, PEG Companies, is doing its own personal outreach tours at 1 and 2 p.m. – before the planning commission. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson says the public is also welcomed to join in with the planning commission tour.

Eric Schramm/Park City Magazine

This season’s edition of Park City Magazine is available. And, despite the limitations of COVID-19 social distancing, the publishers were able to deliver an edition that highlights local old-timers, new fresh faces, and things to do during the summertime in the Wasatch Back.


Park City Magazine Editor Jane Gendron admits the publication had to make some adjustments, but she says because so much focus in this summer/fall edition is on outdoor activities, they were able to keep much of their content as they had planned. 


The Summit County Health Board heard on Monday that a number of East Side businesses feel they’re seriously hurting due to the county’s mandatory mask order, and they say the county isn’t listening to them.


During a brief conversation in the Health Board’s virtual meeting, board member Chris Ure, a South Summit resident, said he’s heard some area business owners say they’re being treated “like a kicking post.”


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As the Summit County Health Board met in their regular monthly session,on Monday County Health Director Rich Bullough reviewed the pandemic numbers that are concerning, and those more on the positive side; and commented on the county’s first recorded COVID-19 death.


Bullough told the Health Board that to date, the county has seen 536 cases total, and 47 of those have been hospitalized.