Carolyn Murray

Reporter

KPCW reporter Carolyn Murray covers Summit and Wasatch County School Districts.  She also reports on wildlife and environmental stories, along with breaking news.  Carolyn has been in town since the mid ‘80s and raised two daughters in Park City. 

 Originally from the New York metro area, Carolyn came to Utah to attend college, earning degrees from the University of Utah in political science and French.  After college, Carolyn started her career in retail, moving to sales and business marketing and management.  Taking a hiatus to raise her girls, she pursued many volunteer endeavors in the schools and in the community.  She initiated the citizen-led, city-wide, $15 million walkability bond that passed in 2007.  The bond funded sidewalks and bike paths.  It also resulted in a tunnel under Kearns Boulevard near the school campus and one under Bonanza Drive, which connects the city’s Old Town district with the Prospector neighborhood and the Rail Trail. 

 A news junky for decades and years of civic engagement set in motion a passion for the community.  Since 2016, Carolyn has worked with the KPCW news team and readily offers that it’s the best professional experience of her life so far. 

 A hiking, biking and skiing enthusiast, she spends her free time in the mountains and deserts.  

Summit County Fire Warden, Bryce Boyer talks about the three major fires this summer, their causes, damage and strategies used to combat them. Carolyn Wawra, Executive Director of Recycle Utah gives a run down on changes to plastic collection, an update on the final dumpster days of the year and a recap on the Hazardous Waste collection held the beginning of the month. UDOT Public Information Officer, John Gleason talks about the Truck chain-up lot near the US 40 and I-80 interchange.

Lori Weston is the new Park City Hospital Administrator and talks about her background in finance with IHC and what her goals are for the hospital. Paul Putnam is a College Athletic Recruiting Expert and tells us what people can expect with his seminar tonight at the High School here in Park City. Julie Joyce and Pam Woll from the Peace House tells listeners about the annual Bling Fling coming Novemeber 1st.

Executive Director of Mountain Trails Foundation, Charlie Sturgis called in with his weekly trails report. -Bea Peck, Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Chair-person talks about Wednesday’s meeting. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman gives a recap on the meeting last night.  October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and Shellie Burrow, Founder and Principal from the SAIL Academy- a school that specializes in Dyslexic learners-talks about her school and her students and how they can be successful.

Pulitzer Prize winning “Doonesbury” creator and social observer Garry Trudeau, talks about his show at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 13th. Summit County Council member Doug Clyde has a recap of Wednesday's meeting.  Park City Planning Commissioner John Phillips will be in to talk about Wednesday's Planning meeting. Peter Rock talks about his book "My Abandonment" and the subsequent Sundance Film, Leave No Trace.

Tom Kelly and Kristen Ulmer talk about their induction into the Ski Hall of Fame in Ishepeming, Michigan. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Planning Director, Bruce Erickson have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting. People's Health Clinic Ex. Director Beth Armstrong, Development Director Aimee Armer  and Tanger Outlets General Manager Candice Wilson have details for the October PinkStyle campaign to raise money for breast cancer research.

Summit County Manager, Tom Fisher talks about the County Council meeting on Wednesday that includes a big discussion on the 2019 budget. Park City Planning Director, Bruce Erickson previews the Planning Agenda for Wednesday. He is asking planners for a decision on the Kimball Special Events roof top deck. Yoga instructor and Health Coach, Sam Sylvitis talks about her upcoming Lunch and  Learn Topic at the PC MARC where she will discuss Aryvedic living.

Judy Collins is performing at the Egyptian Theater Thurday through SAturday. She talks about her long career and the work she continues to do for activist issues. Her song writing and performances have not slowed with more than 100 shows a year. Utah National Guard Brigadier General Tom Fisher explains how the Governor called for a civic action which deployed 200 soldiers to assist in preparation for extreme rain and potential flooding events throughout the state.

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.

Local News Hour - October 4, 2018

Oct 4, 2018

Utah State Park Naturalist, Kathy Donnell gives her monthly update outlining  the changes occurring as the summer season winds down. Summit County Arts council Director, Jocelyn Scudder talks about the public art project, Yambow which is going in to the new county building in Kamas. Travis English, Summit county Fair Director, gives an update on the new facilities for the County Fair and some of the highlights from this years’ event. Kimball Arts center Director of Marketing, Amy Roberts talks about the ART ober Fest  autumn celebration at the Kimball on Octoer 13th.

Executive Director of Mountain Trails, Charlie Sturgis talks about the big running events happening in Round Valley this weekend and next.Park City Council Member, Becca Gerber gives an update on the Council Meeting. They approved code changes to address event fatigue in Park City.Blake Fonnesbeck and Robbie Smooth gave description of the shoulder season changes to parking fees beginning on Monday.Terri Orr, Executive Director of the Park City Performing Arts Institute shares the diverse line up scheduled for this winter with some preview shows scheduled in October.

Project For Deeper Understanding - Prop 2 Segment 2

Sep 21, 2018

Will Utah voters approve medical marijuana this year? Proposition 2, the Medical Cannabis Initiative, is on the ballot. The Park City Area Project for Deeper Understanding has compiled a panel of experts on all sides of the issue to discuss the matter & answer audience questions: Marty Stephens, the Director of Government Affairs for the LDS Church, Rep.

Will Utah voters approve medical marijuana this year? Proposition 2, the Medical Cannabis Initiative, is on the ballot. The Park City Area Project for Deeper Understanding has compiled a panel of experts on all sides of the issue to discuss the matter & answer audience questions: Marty Stephens, the Director of Government Affairs for the LDS Church, Rep.

Executive Director of the Mountain Trails Foundation, Charlie Sturgis has an update on the Jupiter Peek Steeple Chase, the Upcoming Mid-Mountain Marathon and the progress on new trails opening in the area.Teri Orr, Executive Director of the Park City Performing Arts Institute tells KPCW they want to move the remaining shows scheduled for August and September at Quinn's Junction in to town to the City Park venue. This due to the success of the Grace Potter concert held in City Park on Friday, July 13th.

Summit County Chris Robinson has a recap of Wednesday’s meeting.  The second guest on the program is Kirsta Albert, Communications Director of the Wasatch County School District. Then, singer Chris Blue joins the program to talk about his performance July 23 as part of the Park City Big Stars Bright Night concert series.

This morning Heber Mayor, Kelleen Potter, gives KPCW an update on a trip she and Heber Light and Power Board members  took to visit a small nuclear power plant in Oregon.  She also has an update on the progress of the Heber Bypass proposal to route Highway 40 traffic off  Heber's Main Street.    Park City Manager Diane Foster talks about Mayor Andy Beerman's letter to the Utah Congressional Delegation in which he asks them put an end to inhumane policies carried out by ICE in dealing with children of immigrants coming to the US.  It also expressly asks the delegation to create a path to ci

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