Renai Bodley Miller

General Manager

Renai Bodley Miller became General Manager of KPCW in June, 2017. Previously, she was a reporter at KPCW. Renai is a 25 year veteran of the television news business.  She was a news producer in Roanoke, VA, Richmond, VA, Miami, FL, and Washington, DC before moving to Utah in 1996 to be the Executive Producer at KSTU Fox 13.  In 1999, she was promoted to Vice President/News Director.  Under Renai’s tenure, Fox 13 expanded its news coverage from 2.5 hours to 10 hours of news a day.  She retired in July, 2015, to enjoy her new home in Park City; but she couldn’t stay out of a newsroom for long.  Less than a month later she signed on with KPCW as a reporter, and less than two years later she was promoted to General Manager when Larry Warren retired.

Renai is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Radio Television Digital News Association.  She grew up in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Language and Literature. She was an inaugural fellow of the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism (1998) and has been invited back several times as a speaker and attendee.  Renai has a passion for politics and was a founding board member of the Utah Debate Commission.   She and her husband Mark consider Utah home, and enjoy playing the role of Park City tour guide for their out-of-state friends and family.

 

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Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday morning that he is lifting the 10 p.m. “Last call for alcohol” regulation at Utah’s restaurants and bars, which he had instituted to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in the state. 

 

Gov. Herbert had reasoned that if people couldn’t order alcoholic drinks, they would be less inclined to gather for longer periods of time at bars.

 

Wasatch County Fire

A man died in a gyrocopter crash in Heber City Wednesday afternoon. 

The crash happened around 2pm.  According to a spokesperson for the Utah Highway Patrol, the gyrocopter went down by the side of Highway 189 near 1200 South shortly after taking off from the Heber City airport.

The pilot was the only person in the aircraft. He died in the crash. The Utah Highway Patrol is not releasing his name until his family is notified.

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A small plane made an emergency landing on I-80 near Jeremy Ranch Saturday night.  No one was injured.

According to Agent Colton Freckleton with the Utah Department of Public Safety, the plane landed in the east bound lanes near mile marker 142 around 6:15pm. Two people were in the plane. They managed to push the aircraft to the shoulder of the road and out of traffic after landing on the highway.  

Today on Mountain Money, Roger and guest co-host Renai Bodley Miller, speak with Leslie Joesphs, Airline Reporter for CNBC, Jeff Jones, Summit County Economic Development Director, and Shelley Marshall, owner of Park City Desserts and Coffee. 

Town of Hideout

The Hideout Town Council will vote Wednesday night on whether to approve an annexation of 350 acre of Summit County. The property is owned by Mayflower Stichting in the Richardson Flat area. 

At a work session Tuesday night, council reviewed the details of a draft Master Development Agreement of the annexed property with developer Nate Brockbank. The development is now called Silver Meadows. 

Park City Police Department

  A dump truck overturned on 224 Friday afternoon, about a half mile above the Montage, blocking traffic in both directions in Empire Pass. The road was closed for more than four hours, preventing Park City traffic from accessing Guardsman Pass, a popular fall drive, during that time. The road reopened around 7 o’clock Friday night.

 

Hideout's Town Council isn't done talking about annexing 655 acres in Summit County.

The council scheduled a meeting for Friday night of Labor Day weekend at 6:30pm.  On Thursday afternoon, a judge issued a preliminary injuction against Hideout's pre-annexation agreement with developers Josh Romney and Nate Brockbank.  Summit County had filed a lawsuit saying that agreement occured in violation of Utah's open meeting laws.  

Park CIty Summit County Arts Council

Starting this weekend, a local trail will be more colorful, and not just because the leaves are changing. 

 

Art on the Trails is an event sponsored by the Park City Summit County Arts Council in partnership with Basin Recreation. The goal is to get people outside and flex their creative muscles.

 

Summit County residents are invited to create environmentally friendly artwork to place on McLeod Creek Trail between the Copper Moose Farmstand and Temple Har Shalom.

 

Summit County released more information Monday about a private birthday party in early August that health officials believe has led to at least 75 new cases of COVID-19.

Rich Bullough, Director & Health Officer for the Summit County Health Department, released the following statement Monday evening:

"As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, we want to share some additional information related to the recent event that has contributed to the increase in new cases.

South Summit Fire District

A fire near Mirror Lake Highway had firefighters scrambling and campers and hikers evacuating an area near Norway Flat Saturday afternoon.

The Shingle Creek Fire started near mile marker 11 around 2:30pm on the north side of the highway.

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**UPDATE:  I-80 will be closed Friday at 9am, according to Unified Fire Authority, to support firefighting operations.  They don't know how long the highway will be shut down.  If you need to get from Park City to Salt Lake City, take an alternate route.**

A fast-moving wildfire in Parleys Canyon sparked about 6:30pm Thursday evening.  About an hour later, Interstate 80 between Park City and Salt Lake City was closed to vehicles so fire fighters could battle the blaze on the ground and from the air.  The highway reopened around 9:30pm.

Tuesday night Park City School District and Wasatch School District will hold meetings to talk about how to safely return students to the classroom this fall.

By law, all public school districts have to post their COVID-19 plans for the 2021/2022 school year on their website by August first. 

  It appears Park City students will have the option of going to class in person or online next school year, according to a letter from the school superintendent, Jill Gildea, which is posted on the school district’s website, pcschools.us. Kindergarten through 12th grade classes for the 2020 / 2021 school year start August 20th. 

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The Black Lives Matter mural on Park City’s Main Street was vandalized Tuesday night, just days after it was completed.

 

The word “black” was painted over with grey paint. So was the image of a fist that makes up the letter “i” in the word “lives”. The result is that the phrase “Black Lives Matter” becomes “Lives Matter.”

 

Jude Grenney, J Go Gallery

Four large temporary art installations are underway on Park City's Main Street this 4th of July.   

The four 20' by 300' murals are being painted on the street. Executive Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council, Jocelyn Scudder, says her group saw an opportunity to create public art on the pavement when they realized Park City had closed Main Street to cars for the holiday weekend. The city had also cancelled the traditional 4th of July parade out of concerns about COVID-19. Scudder says that allowed artists to get on the street early in the day.

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