Emily Means

Reporter
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Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts presented a pilot program to the Park City Council at their recent mid-year retreat. He calls it the “Quinn’s Neighborhood Connectivity Project.” Currently, Park City Transit’s dial-a-ride program runs on a fixed route from the Old Town Transit Center to the medical and recreational facilities out in Quinn’s Junction. Passengers schedule a ride at least two hours in advance, but it travels the same route, regardless of passengers. On average, it services 1.8 passengers per hour—at $35 per passenger. Knotts says it’s very inefficient.

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School starts in two weeks, and despite Park City Municipal’s efforts, the pedestrian tunnel on State Route 248/Kearns Blvd. won’t be finished by the time the bell rings for class. 

The city had planned to finish the tunnel by the time school started in August, but Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts says weather and a few other factors have set the timeline back a bit.

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As Heber Light and Power has signed on to participate in what’s known as the Carbon Free Power Project, a watchdog group wants to have a community discussion about the potential effects of the small nuclear reactor that will power the system. 

There’s only one primary election in Summit County this municipal election season—for three open seats on the Park City Council. Seven candidates are in the race: current City Councilmembers Nann Worel and Becca Gerber; Deanna Rhodes; Max Doilney; Chadwick Fairbanks III; Ed Parigian; and Daniel Lewis. The results of Tuesday’s primary will remove one candidate from the race, sending six to the November 5 general election.

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The Park City Council held a public hearing Thursday for an item that seemed to be decided back in May. 

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Park City Municipal is hosting a community question-and-answer session Wednesday on the topic of transportation projects and planning efforts in the Old Town area. 

The Park City Transportation Department is crafting a plan to address traffic access and circulation issues in Park City’s Old Town, engaging in data collection and soliciting input from the public to guide the implementation of different transportation projects.

American Red Cross

The Red Cross is looking for donors to help with a shortage in blood inventory—and they’re giving out giftcards to get people to roll up their sleeves. 

Currently, the humanitarian organization reports it has less than a three-day supply of most blood types. To encourage eligible participants to donate, the Red Cross is providing anyone who donates from now through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon gift card.

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The Park City Council received an update on the city’s affordable housing efforts at the council’s mid-year retreat Thursday, including plans to build rental units as part of its affordable housing stock.

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Ten years after its last visioning process, Park City Municipal is undertaking one for 2020, to determine what the community wants to look like in the future—and how to get there. 

Six Park City community members met at Lucky Ones Coffee Thursday morning to discuss their vision for the future over coffee and pastries. They talked about what the community has done right: 

“Unquestionably, the open space acquisitions." 

Where it’s gone wrong:

“We’re victims of our success, frankly.”

And what they want Park City to look like in the year 2030:

A program hosted by the Park City Library and Mexican Consulate of Salt Lake City provides an opportunity for immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries to access literacy, primary and secondary education and GED testing. 

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Seven Park City residents are running for three city council seats opening in 2020. The primary election on Aug. 13 will narrow the seven candidates down to six before the municipal general election on Nov. 5.

The Trump administration on Friday evening made clear to the Utah legislature and governor that it would not approve a waiver for a partial Medicaid expansion, before the state even submitted the waiver request. 

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Monday kicked off Try Transit Week, to promote the Park City Transit system and lessen traffic. 

The bus is already fare-free, but from July 29 through August 4, the Park City and Summit County transportation teams will encourage riders to hop on and win prizes. City and county councilmembers will hand out water bottles, gift cards and more to folks riding Park City Transit this week. Another Try Transit Week was planned for earlier in the summer, but Park City Transportation Planner Alexis Verson says the timing was hard to pin down.

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The League of Women Voters - Park City Unit hosted a forum featuring all the Park City Council candidates Tuesday, filling the Park City Community Room to near capacity. 

Seven Park City residents will face off in the primary election in August, in the hopes of contending for three open city council seats in the November general election: current City Councilmembers Nann Worel and Becca Gerber; Max Doilney; Chadwick Fairbanks III; Daniel Lewis; Deanna Rhodes; and Ed Parigian.

On today’s program, USA Nordic Sport Marketing Manager Ben Berend talks about this weekend's Nordic National Championships. Citizens Climate Lobby Wasatch Back Chapter Member Dani Ball has details about their Town Hall meeting on Tuesday to discuss action plans for air quality improvements and climate change solutions and Utah Director for the Office of Outdoor Recreation Tom Adams and Sue Gander of the National Governors Association join us to talk about the launch of the Outdoor Recreation Learning Network.

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