Park City Municipal

Both Park City Municipal and Summit County officials have indicated they are open to the idea of extending at least a part-time remote work model after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.


Despite all of the bad things that came from the COVID-19 pandemic, there were a few silver linings.


  After four days of increases in COVID-19 cases week over week, Utah saw a decrease Wednesday.

The Utah Department of Health announced 518 new COVID-19 cases, which is about 70 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported five new cases. In comparison last Wednesday the county saw eight. Wasatch County reported four new cases - twice as many as last Wednesday. 

Monika Guendner / KPCW

City council in Park City will return to regular session on Thursday with a packed agenda.


Thursday’s meeting will be held electronically over Zoom and Facebook Live.


Council will kick off the meeting with a work session starting at 3:30. First on the agenda is the Fourth of July festivities in Park City and what they may or may not look like.



Park City Mountain announced their summer operating dates Wednesday. The mountain is scheduled to open back up at the end of May.


Just as one season ends, another is set to begin with PCMR scheduled to open for summer operations on May 28th.


Summer favorites like the Adventure Park will return to offer activities like the mountain coaster, alpine slide, and mini golf.



Park City attorney Thomas Jacobson has been reappointed to serve another four-year term on the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage control board. 


He will be joined by two new female members of the DABC, Jennifer Tarazon and Natalie Randall, if they are confirmed by the state Senate.


Thomas Jacobson was first appointed to serve on the DABC board in 2017. With the new nominees, five of the seven control board members would be women.


On The Mountain Life, Lynn talks with Chris Purkey.

Purkey is the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at

He will be leading the retail initiative for Backcountry’s new store, which is set to open in Kimball Junction on May 1. 



Good Practices for Pregnancy in the Pandemic

Apr 28, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Lynn is talking with Dr. Tania Bodnar of Intermountain Park City Hospital.

Dr. Bodnar is an OB /GYN who will be sharing the importance of going to well-woman and prenatal check-ups, as well as keeping up on health screenings during the pandemic.

She will also discuss the importance of managing blood pressure during pregnancy.


On today's Local News Hour:

(03:23) - Jessica Lowell reports on Mountain Resort Short-Term Bookings Fared Better Than Expected During Pandemic Winter Season

(05:48) -  Chairman of the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Ryan Dickey with an update on last night's meeting.

(20:18) - Carolyn Murray reports on the Park City Board of Realtors annual awards after a record breaking year.  (23:50) - Park City Manager Matt Dias & Deputy City Manager David Everitt have a preview of this week's city council meeting.  (41:24) - Jessica Lowell reports on the 2020 Census results and the reveal that Utah is the fastest growing state in the nation.

(42:44) - Local pro skiier Colby Stevenson recaps this past ski season.

On This Green Earth, author Jon Dunn, talks about his new book: "The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds".

Dunn's book chronicles his tracking of various hummingbird species, and teaches us about their incredible biomechanics and interesting behaviors.



On The Mountain Life, Lynn and Pete speak with local Park City resident, founder of the Summit County Children's Justice Center, and longtime investigator for the Summit County attorney's office, Dr. Christina Sally and Andrea Silver, Board Vice President of Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Summit County.  

Park City Chamber/Bureau

The Park City real estate market is on fire. 


Sales exploded with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, making 2020 the best year on record even as the economy as a whole entered a sharp downturn.


Park City Board of REALTORS President Mark Jacobsen told KPCW that the 2020 trends are continuing this year. 


Inventory is shallow, with just 100 homes for sale. Usually, about 500 listings are available this time of the year.


Park City Board of Realtors

The Park City Board of REALTORS celebrated a handful of its members last week during at its annual awards event, which was held virtually.


Board of REALTORS Executive Director Jamie Johnson said realtors working in the Wasatch Back provide service above and beyond contributions to the real estate industry. The Awards Committee gave the meritorious service award to Nancy Ernie from Berkshire Hathaway.


Better Utah Institute

The Better Utah Institute is rolling out its Civic Engagement Toolkit, which is a gamified series of surveys, games and quizzes aimed educating Utahns on civic engagement and how they can get involved to make a difference in their communities.


There are three levels for uses to navigate through including “Level 1: Getting to Know You;” “Level 2: Civic Engagement 101;” and “Level 3: Make an Action Plan.”


On This Green Earth, Nell and Chris speak with Dr. Mark Chynoweth, an assistant professor of Wildland Resources for Utah State University. Chynoweth specializes in carnivore ecology.

In Park City, predator sightings seem to be increasing. It isn’t uncommon to see coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions in residential areas. Chynoweth will address the human-wildlife conflict and how we can safely co-exist with these large predators.

Snyderville Basin Planning Commission

The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to review code amendments on parking requirements before holding three public hearings on Silver Creek developments including a new church, a new location for the popular Latin market Anaya’s and a new 125-lot subdivision.


Applicant Jorge Hernandez is requesting approval for the 7,200 square foot church to be located on Lot 13 of the Silver Creek subdivision – in the community commercial zone.