A proposed development, Francis Commons, went before the Francis Planning Commission on January 21st.

After a public hearing, Planning Commissioners unanimously voted to send on a negative recommendation to City Council.

The applicant, Kit Burton, from the firm Wild Willow Limited, asked for rezoning of nearly 18 acres, west of Highway 32 and near the intersection where 32 makes a right turn, heading west.

The city staff reported the parcel is under what’s called a “Residential-Half” zone, which now would allow 35 single-family homes.

  Utah saw its lowest daily COVID-19 case count since October, excluding holiday numbers.

The Utah Department of Health announced 859 new COVID-19 cases Monday. Excluding the day after Christmas, the last time daily cases were this low was Oct. 5.

While there were less cases, only 4,174 new tests were administered. The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests is around 19%.

Summit County reported 26 new cases. In comparison, last Monday Summit County saw 21 cases.

Summit County

Complaints have appeared in the Snyderville Basin about two different types of “accessory” development.


In his latest visit with KPCW, Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson discussed the two issues. 


County Council Members Doug Clyde and Glenn Wright expressed concerns last week that a proliferation of accessory dwelling units are not fulfilling a need, as county officials hoped.


Courtesy Oakley City Website

Looking ahead to 2021, one of the tasks for the East Side Planning Commission will likely be studying how they can address water quality problems in the Weber River.


The topic came up in a recent joint session between the East Side Commission and the Summit County Council.


The Summit County Health Department is asking the residents to be patient with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, which has been sluggish so far.


Deputy Health Director Phil Bondurant says the department shares the frustration since it’s getting a limited amount of vaccines. And in the meantime, Gov. Spencer Cox has modified his priorities policy to vaccinate everyone in the state over the age of 70.


Salt Lake Tribune - Pool

During the first week of Utah’s 45-Day Legislative Session, Utah’s Governor gave a state of the state address, which covered key issues throughout the state. 




Utah Gov. Spencer Cox addressed the house and the senate jointly last Thursday for his first state of the state address. 

While Cox laid out plans to deal with concerns about public infrastructure and transportation, his address largely focused on education throughout the state.  

Mountain Money - January 25, 2021

10 hours ago

This morning on Mountain Money, (2:29) David Sandalow, former Under Secretary for the United States Department of Energy, joins us to talk about potential changes in energy policy and their impact on the economy under a Biden administration.

On today's Local News Hour:

(05:20) Park City School Board President Erin Grady and Business Administrator Todd Hauber talk about the consent agenda approval of the MOCA contract and plans for a bond initiative for 2021.

(21:34) U. S. Ski and Snowboard Update with Communications Manager Lara Carlton.

(36:29) Tech Executive, Motivational Speaker and Author Chad Foster talks about his day on the slopes of Deer Valley with the National Ability Center and NAC Program/Education Director Tracy Meier has details on the 32nd annual Huntsman Cup. 

Park City Library

In a normal year this would be a very busy time of the year for the Park City Film Series. Films would be show three – sometimes four nights every week. And volunteers would also be busy selling concessions during the 10 days of Sundance. While the theater remains dark, the Film Series is hoping to get back into the theater next month.

Cada Domingo - Madame Kubah of Northsiders MX - 01-24-21

21 hours ago

Monterrey-based Rap group Northsiders MX return to the music world after a years-long hiatus. Madame Kubah, Northsiders MX member, and voice for the project Historias del Reino joins us to talk about the history of the group, their focus on political commentary while avoiding glorifying drug culture or gun violence due to the prominent role these aspects play in the region, and we hear some of their music, including a newly-released single.

Cada Domingo - Consul José Borjón - 01-24-21

21 hours ago

With the end of Trump's administration being in power, the relationship between Mexico and the U.S. has the possibility to be reimagined, or so believes Consul José Borjón with the Consulado de México en Salt Lake City. Consúl Borjón joins us to discuss the many challenges and changes that might come under a Biden administration, including children in cages, economic hardships, a pandemic response, and how those will affect the role of the consulate.

Cada Domingo - Joana Acevedo & Ana Pantoja - 01-24-21

22 hours ago

Mountain Mediation Center continues with its series of Community Conversations in both Spanish and English to address the many concerns of the community, and to facilitate a dialog between the Spanish-speaking members of the community and those who speak English. Joana Acevedo, Community Outreach Coordinator/Program Assistant and Ana Pantoja, Intern both with Mountain Mediation join us to talk about the ongoing conversations. Their next Community Conversation: Blending Community Voices takes place on Tuesday, January 26 from 6pm to 7:30pm via Zoom conference (Zoom ID: 854 9762 4849)

Cada Domingo - Rodrigo Rivas - 01-24-21

22 hours ago

Park City School District's Learning Center holds registration for its ESL program on Monday January 25th and Wednesday January 27th between 5pm and 7pm for adults in Summit County. Rodrigo Rivas, ESL teacher, joins us to talk about the program, available services such as childcare, and requirements for those interested in participating. The program costs $40 for Utah residents, please bring proof of residence. To register, visit the Park City Learning Center on 2400 Kearns Blvd, Park City, Utah 84060. Classes start Monday February 1, 2021.

Utah COVID-19 case counts are continuing on a downward trend. The 7-day rolling average of new cases is just under 1,800, which is the lowest it’s been since the beginning of November.


The Utah Department of Health announced 1,516 new COVID-19 cases Sunday. The state reported an increase of 7,331 new tests administered. 

Summit County reported 36 new cases. In comparison, last Sunday Summit County saw 34 cases.

Wasatch County reported 21 new cases. Last Sunday, the county saw 22.  

Jennifer Kimball-Bailey - KPCW

  For people looking for winter recreation, but disappointed with little to no new snow fall, ice fishing can offer a fun alternative. 



In addition to being a family friendly activity, ice fishing also offers a socially distanced, way to spend time outside during the ongoing pandemic

Randy Oplinger is the Sportfish Coordinator with the Division of Wildlife Resources. He said it’s relatively easy to dive into the ice fishing scene.