Emily Means

Reporter
Youth Sports Alliance

It’s the season when winter-sports lovers try to make it up to the slopes as often as they can. The Get Out and Play program has been making it possible for Park City elementary school students to do so for years. KPCW’s Emily Means has this.

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This year, Gov. Gary Herbert declared January 2019 and Jan. 11 as Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month and Day in Utah. Since 2009, Utah resorts have joined resorts nationwide in an effort to teach beginners to ski and snowboard. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

Utah is billed as having the greatest snow on Earth, so winter sports are a major draw to the state. But not all locals feel at home on the slopes. This is the 11th season of the Learn to Ski & Snowboard initiative. Ski Utah Communications Director Caitlin Furin says Utah resorts have been involved since the beginning.

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The U.S. Ski and Snowboard FIS World Championship is headed to Park City in February, briefly overlapping with the Sundance Film Festival. How much does it cost—and what will it give to the community? KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

On Tuesday, the City Council approved U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s request for a Level Five Special Event Permit, anticipating around 60,000 visitors during the 2019 FIS World Championship.

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The Park City Planning Commission meets Wednesday, in part, to consider a lot amendment in the West Ridge subdivision because construction has encroached on protected open space. City staff recommend denying the request to allow the decks and hot tub—and a denial could force the property owner to take them out. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

With crowd-drawing events such as Sundance and the World Championships coming up, city staff are contemplating how best to transport the increased number of guests who will be in town—in the event the current fleet can’t handle the demand. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

Park City Heights

The Park City Heights development has been in the works for nearly a decade, with only 20 of the 239 homes built. The City Council will receive an update—and an amendment request—on the project at their meeting on Tuesday. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

It’s a little cold to hit the outdoor tennis courts, but later this month, the PC MARC will host a Casino Night Social, to keep tennis players warmed up during the winter. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

PC MARC Tennis Coordinator Hannah Shephard says the event will be held Friday, January 11th and will incorporate a bit of inspiration from the poker table.

Utah State

A new medical cannabis law has taken effect in Utah—but not the one that voters approved in November. A conversation at the Park City Library on Tuesday will explain how it affects patients. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

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Since 2011, Utahns have visited a winter wonderland in Midway. This Saturday, Ice Castles opens for the season. KPCW’s Emily Means has this report.

Icy fortresses, slippery slides and frozen waterfalls decorate an acre of land at Ice Castles at the Homestead Resort in Midway.

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For the ninth year, a group of Park City residents—supported by many local contributors—welcomed the new year by helping those less fortunate. KPCW’s Emily Means has this report.

Warm coats hung on makeshift clothes racks, while pots of chili and soup simmered on a camp stove in Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park Tuesday, during an annual ritual by some Park City residents to reach out to the homeless population.

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