Summit County

  More than 200 avalanche fences are slated to go in above two homes in the Colony. Vail Resorts obtained permission to build the fences through a low impact permit that didn’t require the project to go through the public review process. 

The avalanche fencing was approved for a low impact permit about 10 months ago by the Summit County Community Development Deptartment. The paneled fences will be about 10-15 feet tall and wide and would act as a barrier to protect a driveway and two houses from avalanches. 

On today's Local News Hour:

(04:06) - Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

(21:26) - Jessica Lowell reports on Avalanche Fences Above The Colony Get Push Back From Community

(25:34) - Summit County Transportation planner Chris Putt has details about this year's bike share program and an update on the U of U Bike Rack Design Challenge.

(35:03) - Cheryl Fox, Director of Summit Land Conservancy has an update on open space issues.

(45:38) - Leslie Thatcher reports on Residents Push for More Time to Comment on Quinn's Junction Contaminated Soil Landfill

On This Green Earth, joining the show is Diana Movius, Director of Global Forest Policy with the non-profit group, Climate Advisers.

Movius discusses the actions of private businesses and countries who are developing financial incentives to protect and preserve threatened tropical rain forests.

Tom Hanks saddles up, in a new movie that’s familiar, but also heartwarming.    Rick Brough has the low-down, for this week’s Friday Film Review.

Tom Hanks hasn’t played a Western character before.   (We’re not counting Sheriff Woody.)

But despite the historic setting, “News of the World” is another tale with Hanks as a hero, in his modest, unassuming way, holding out for decency and civilization.

The deadline to submit comments on a proposed contaminated soil landfill at Quinn’s Junction is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 – however, last-minute concerns being raised by the public and at least one Summit County Councilor is asking city officials to delay the deadline.

Park City Community Foundation

Jewish Family Service and the Park City Community Foundation are working together to distribute $250,000 to those living in Summit County who were not eligible for CARES Act funding or unemployment insurance but have faced financial strain due to COVID-19-related loss of work.


The Park City Community Foundation is consulting counselors and social workers to identify people impacted by COVID-19 related layoffs but has not been eligible to receive federal CARES Act funds while Jewish Family Service will manage the distribution of the funds.

New COVID-19 cases were down week over week Monday.



The Utah Department of Health announced 228 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is around 20 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 369cases per day, down from last week’s average of 389.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported two new cases, the same as last week. Wasatch County reported three new cases, half as many as last Monday. 

On today's Local News Hour:

(03:12) - Sean Higgins reports on how New Arts and Culture Scenarios Could Cut Initial Costs by Over $30 Million

(07:30) - Ellen Silver Director with the Jewish Family Services and Diego Zegarra from the Park City Community foundation talks about administering the Park City Community Foundation funds to 250 families in the area who have been finanancially impacted by COVID and who have not been eleigible to receive CARES funds during the pandemic.

(19:56) -  Jake Hutchinson and Brian Van Hecke talk about their efforts to stop the installation of 200 + avalanche gates above homes in The Colony.

(34:10) - Park City Mayor Andy Beerman Says He Intends to Run For Second Term

(35:36) -  Sean Higgins reports on Park City Council Doesn’t Want a Weekend Fourth of July Parade, But Seeks Public Input.

(39:13) - Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City Rob Harter has an update on the services the organization offers.

(49:05) - Carolyn Murray reports on Incoming and Outgoing Mountain Trails Leadership Details Visions for the Future

Cada Domingo - Eddie Juarez - 05-03-21

May 3, 2021

SLC Music Producer Eddie Juarez joins us to talk about singer/songwriter Dalia Haro, we hear some of her music, and despite not being able to connect with the artist due to technical difficulties, we spend the hour talking about Eddie's work, the inspiration behind it, including not taking a fee for promoting up and coming artists, and much more.

Cada Domingo - Ma Black - 05-02-21

May 3, 2021

Activist Ma Black joins us to talk about the unveiling of a mural dedicated to the legacy of Margarita Satini taking place at the Og-woi-People's Orchard and Garden's Project located at 412 N Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 starting at 11am. Event organizer Ma Black talks about Margarita's legacy, the influence Margarita has had on the members of the Tongan community, and the impact of her work. 
Facebook Event 

QPR Institute is hosting training workshops for prevention of suicide on Thursday May 13th starting at 6pm at the Wasatch County Library to help train individuals to provide support for people suffering through mental/emotional health crisis. Learn the QPR about providing this support. 
Limited Space
Call to register: 435-631-0173

Joana Acevedo & Ana Pantoja - 05-02-21

May 3, 2021

Mountain Mediation Center is Partnering with Connect Summit County for May's Community Conversation focused on "Addressing the Stigma on Mental Health" as part of the ongoing series of community conversations held via Zoom. The event takes place May 4th, begining at 6:30pm. 

Sunday’s COVID-19 case count was more or less the same as last week, but cases in the Wasatch Back increased.


The Utah Department of Health announced 279 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is 2 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 


COVID-19 vaccine supply has begun to outweigh the demand. That’s why Utah Governor Spencer Cox announced a new initiative to bring mobile vaccine clinics to community organizations. 

"And now we want to take this fight, we want to take it to the people, we want to make it as easy as possible, we want to take away any excuses for not being able to get the vaccine," Cox said.

Park City Council has indicated they are not in favor of holding a parade the weekend of July 4th, but are open to a Friday parade on July 2nd.