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Local News Hour - September 9, 2021

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On today's Local News Hour:

( 2:14) Leslie Thatcher's report on the annual Shot Ski event canceled due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area.

( 4:22) Access to quality childcare is in a crisis, according to policy experts. Carolyn Murray has this update.

( 7:48) Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 19:04) The Kamas Planning Commission hosted a public hearing Tuesday night on whether to allow nightly rentals in town as Rick Brough reports.

( 21:24) Save People Save Wildlife Secretary Erin Ferguson and new PR person Gabby Saunders talk  about their efforts to prevent wildlife /vehicle collisions on I-80, their recent fundraising successes and what's next on their radar.

( 37:49) Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher has an update on youth sport programming.

( 47:30) The Mountain West region saw more than 80 armed protests over the last year and a half. A new analysis warns these events are more likely to turn violent compared to unarmed demonstrations as Robyn Vincent reports.

Sean Higgins covers all things Park City and is the Saturday Weekend Edition host at KPCW. Sean spent the first five years of his journalism career covering World Cup skiing for Ski Racing Media here in Utah and served as Senior Editor until January 2020. As Senior Editor, he managed the day-to-day news section of skiracing.com, as well as produced and hosted Ski Racing’s weekly podcast. During his tenure with Ski Racing Media, he was also a field reporter for NBC Sports, covering events in Europe.