Libertas Institute

The Libertas Institute has worked for years to legalize the use of medical cannabis in Utah. In a surprise pre-election announcement, the organization announced the agreement they’ve struck with the Utah Legislature to allow medical marijuana use starting December 1. Carolyn Murray has this:

Kamas Will Have New Public Art By Utah Sculptor

Oct 5, 2018
Summit County Day Christensen

The South Summit County Services Building in Kamas will have a new public art installation soon. The Summit County Art Advisory Board has selected a Utah artist to build the sculpture after receiving nearly two dozen applicants. Carolyn Murray has this:

The building was finished in April and the sculpture went out for an RFP (request for proposal) in early spring. She is the Summit County Arts Council Director Jocelyn Scudder said the title of the exhibit is Yambow. Yambow means “valley of the herbs” and is the name the Ute Indians gave the Kamas Valley.

Kilby Road Update

Oct 5, 2018

Rainfall is replacing sunny weather, but Summit County is continuing the renovation projects on Kilby Road.

KPCW spoke to project manager John Angell, who said the county made progress Wednesday paving the widened bike lanes on Kilby.

“luckily yesterday it didn’t rain like they were planning. So, we got most of the bike asphalt widening done. Tomorrow we’ll probably come through and have a little bit of flagging going on while we shoulder that so there’s not a lip where the asphalt is at.”

Angell said at the moment, traffic delays are minimal.

Jack Black and Cate Blanchett star in a film that is well-suited for the Fall. But Rick Brough, with the Friday Film Review, says, Don’t expect the Great Pumpkin.

A new film called “The House With a Clock in its Walls” definitely wants to put you in the mood for Halloween. It’s aim is good-natured Goosebumps, if I can steal from R. L. Stine.

Tom Kelly

The Artique gallery in Kamas is opening a new exhibit. Local artist Tom Kelly’s showing is called Backroads Americana, he will be there with his work tonight at an artist reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Tom Kelly has long been a photographer although his return to the medium has him thinking about it more as an art form than before.

US Forest Service

The Bureau of Land Management has announced that, due to reduced fire danger, it is rescinding its fire restrictions in 11 counties in northern Utah, including Summit and Wasatch Counties.

The order took effect as of Thursday. It will lift the prohibitions on campfires outside of established fire pits, smoking over dry vegetation, and cutting or welding of metal on public land.

The year-round restrictions are still in effect, such as the use of fireworks, or tracer and incendiary ammunition.

On today's program John and Dave visit with Tara Forman from Operation Underground Railroad and Becky Fuys from Rocky Mountain Outfitters, Sleepy Hollow Wagon Rides.  Plus,  they present news of weekend events.

Today’s guests include Charlie Sturgis, Executive Director of Mountain Trails Foundation. He joins us with a trails report highlighting the rain caused muddy conditions this weekend on Park City’s trails. Connor Boyack, President of Libertas Institute has the details of the agreement with the Legislature to legalize Medical Marijuana in Utah. Pete Stoughton from the Christian Center and Heather Simms with the Winer Sports Alliance have a run down of the annual winter coat drive to provide warm weather coats and accessories for kids in Park City.

Here is today's line up of fresh tracks on KPCW. Send us a note to or on facebook and let us know your thoughts.

Time                      Artist                                            Song

10am    Panic! At The Disco                             Say Amen (Saturday Night)

11am     Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics       Broken Women

1pm      Luke Mitrani                                          Winding Road

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Chris Fischer, founder and expedition leader for OCEARCH, a data-centric organization that's an enterprise built to help scientists collect previously unobtainable data in the ocean. OCEARCH is on its first expedition to the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, after following the multi-year migratory tracks laid down by great white sharks Lydia, Hilton, and George. The work they started in 2012 suggests this area could be a potential mating site for the North Atlantic white shark population.