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Utah Wildfire Info

The East Canyon Fire on the border of Summit County is now over 90% contained, according to Utah Wildfire Info. As of Saturday, command of the firefighting efforts returned to local crews. 

 

Although the East Canyon Fire is now over 90% contained, fire officials say the last 10% of the fire is in the thickest vegetation north of East Canyon Reservoir and may take some time to fully extinguish.

 

Ralph Severini

Hideout City Councilor Ralph Severini will hold his current seat on the council. His candidacy is uncontested. 

 

He was appointed in October 2020 when Kurt Shadel vacated the seat.

 

John Greenfield

Park City attorney and small business owner John Greenfield filed last-minute paperwork with the city this week to enter the race for city council. The 42-year-old wants to bring bold ideas to how the city looks at the environment, transit, and housing.

 

Idaho native Greenfield moved to the Park City area in 2015 with his wife and two children. He runs Black Diamond Grocery Delivery, a service that works with local property management companies, hotels, and residents, and is also a licensed attorney in Utah and Idaho.

 

Creative Trails, LLC

The five-mile Slate Creek trail loop, the first dedicated mountain bike trail in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, opens on Saturday with a celebration.

 

The Slate Creek Trail Grand Opening event, featuring a food truck and the South Summit Trails Foundation trail-builders responsible for the track, runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Yellow Pine parking area east of Kamas.

 

Park City School District

The Utah School Readiness Board has approved more than $12 million in grant applications for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. 

 

The money will support a mix of private, public, charter, and Head Start schools across the state.

 

Utah’s Student Readiness initiative aims to expand access to quality preschool education for children ages three to five. It focuses on economically disadvantaged children and English language learners. 

 

Summit County

The Summit County Council will continue to work on revising the code for accessory buildings in the Snyderville Basin.

 

But on Wednesday, the council voted to change the moratorium that’s currently in place for those structures.

 

The council, by a 4 to 1 vote, changed its temporary zoning ordinance so it would exempt accessory structures of 5,000 square feet or less.

 

Councilor Chris Robinson noted that the moratorium was enacted in March and runs until September 10th.

Summit County

After months of discussion, the Summit County Council finally approved the proposed neighborhood mixed-use zone at its meeting on Wednesday.

 

The approval of the new zone occurred relatively quickly in the middle of the council’s long, busy agenda. The vote was 4 to 1 with a dissenting vote from Roger Armstrong.

 

The council also approved a master-planned development process to implement the zone.

 

Instagram @haley.batten

  

The mountain bike, road, and track cycling teams for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics have been officially announced. Local mountain biker Haley Batten qualified for her first Olympic team.

 

Park City’s Haley Batten qualified for the Tokyo Games after the 22-year-old finished in second at the 2021 ICU World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic last month. The team was officially named by USA Cycling Thursday.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:08) Mountain Trails Report with Lora Smith.

( 6:20) The Salt Lake City-Utah Olympic Games Committee announced is expanding its board as it focuses on a bid to bring back the Games in 2030 or 2034 as Michelle Deininger reports. 

( 08:20)  US Bobsled and Skeleton Team Foundation CEO Aron McGuire talks about an event at the Utah Olympic Park next Wednesday June 16th.

( 17:45) Rick Brough with a Summit County council recap from Wednesday nights meeting.

( 21:47) Extell Founder and CEO Gary Barnett talks about the groundbreaking of the military hotel - the cornerstone of his Mayflower Mountain Resort.

(28:56) Friday Film Review of "The Sparks Brothers"

( 31:19) Rick Brough reports on the change of accessory building's code by the Summit County Council from Wednsday's meeting. 

( 33:34) Carolyn Murray story about  Park City High School senior gift of identity flags to the school as part of an inclusiveness theme. 

( 37:40 ) Jennifer Gardner talks about how to garden responsibly with Firewise Landscaping.


Utah Highway Patrol

A fatal crash on US 40 in Wasatch County killed one motorist and sent another to the hospital Thursday evening.

 

According to a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol, at 5pm Thursday a 2007 Subaru Impreza was traveling eastbound on US 40 near milepost 15 in Heber City before colliding head-on with an oncoming Chevy truck. The driver of the Subaru was killed and the other driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

 

Friday Film Review--"The Sparks Brothers"

Jun 11, 2021

Billed as your favorite band’s favorite band, Sparks was the subject of a rock documentary – “The Sparks Brothers” – which streamed at Sundance this year. Linda Jager added the film to her Sundance watch list and is here with her review.

Over the past few years, I’ve found myself continually drawn to the rock film genre, so when the Sundance 2021 lineup was announced, “The Sparks Brothers”, a documentary about a band I’d never heard of piqued my interest.

Park City High School GSA Club

  

The Park City High School class of 2021 said goodbye to their classmates and school staff last week in their final farewell to the district. This year, the senior gifted identity flags to the school as part of an inclusiveness theme. 

 

The Park City High School Student Council wanted to address the disharmony of the current social climate and leave a gift celebrating diversity with flags representing the various cultures and identities represented in the Park City school system. 

 

With Utah experiencing record-setting drought conditions before the summer even starts, water restrictions have been put in place across the state in order to compensate.

 

With over 90% of Utah experiencing what is considered ‘extreme drought,’ Utah Governor Spencer Cox declared a drought state of emergency in May and announced this week that state entities would reduce their watering to twice a week.

 

Summit County

The threat of cyberattack is real, as Summit County discovered recently.

 

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher gave a brief report Wednesday to the County Council saying that the Mountain Regional Water District had sustained some electronic assaults in recent weeks.

 

“It was a small malware incident against a few of their computers in the office. It had no effect on any operation, or any safety situation with water delivery, or treatment of water.”

 

Sarah Brunson, U.S. Ski & Snowboard/© Jonathan Selkowitz

The Salt Lake City-Utah Olympic Games Committee announced is expanding its board as it focuses on a bid to bring back the Games in 2030 or 2034. 


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