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.

 

**UPDATE  11am:  Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez says Stratton has been found safe and has been reunited with his father. 

Search and rescue workers are looking for a missing 9-year-old boy near the Henry's Fork area in Summit County Thursday.

Malena Stevens

While the results are not official yet, it appears Malena Stevens has an insurmountable lead over Canice Harte in the race for Summit County Council.

Stevens and Harte, who serve together on the Snyderville Planning Commission, competed in the Democratic primary to fill the Council seat being vacated by Kim Carson.

In Tuesday’s unofficial results, Stevens received 1821 votes—nearly 1000 votes ahead of Harte, who received 831.

No Republican contender has filed to run for Carson’s seat. So barring a write-in, Stevens has been elected to the Summit County Council.

Utah Department of Health

Utah has set another high bar for COVID-19 cases. There are 676 new cases of the coronavirus in Utah Friday, according to the state health department.  That brings the total number of positive cases in Utah to 20,050 since the pandemic began in March.

More than 317,000 tests have been administered. The rate of positives is at 6.3%. 31 more people are in the hospital due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 174.

Pool Photos Daily COVID Briefing

Thursday night Utah Governor Gary Herbert approved Summit County’s request to make wearing face masks mandatory in public. County Manager Tom Fisher tells KPCW the county received verbal confirmation from Herbert's office and written approval will come Friday.

Utah Department of Health

Utah saw its highest number of COVID-19 cases this weekend, and a Wasatch County man is among the recent deaths reported due to the virus.

On Saturday, the Utah Department of Health reported 643 new cases, topping the old record set just the day before on Friday, which was 586.  State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn released a statement Saturday saying the number of new cases in Utah is “sobering.”  She noted that for three straight weeks the cases in Utah have been increasing at a rate that is not sustainable, and the state is at risk for overwhelming its hospital capacity. 

Utah Open Lands

Monday night the Wasatch County Open Lands Board will meet to consider giving $2 million to save one of the last dairy farms in the Heber Valley.

The Albert Kohler Legacy Farm is 103 acres between River Road on the west, and the Provo River on the east around 1800 North.  The Kohler family has operated the farm since the 1800's. Currently, they process milk and cheese on site and sell it in a red building adjacent to the proposed protected property.  The family also operates a cafe and provides tours of the cheese-making facility to local students and tourists.

Utah Department of Health

Utah’s COVID-19 cases went up by 2.1% Monday, with 256 more cases since Sunday.

Summit County has 437 cases, up three from the day before.  Wasatch County added two more cases, for a total of 332.

There were three more deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Utah Sunday, two women in Salt Lake County and one man in Davis County.  All three were older than age 60 and were hospitalized at the time of their deaths. A total of 124 people have passed away in Utah due to COVID-19.

KPCW

COVID-19 cut the 2019-2020 ski season short by about a month and "significantly impacted" Vail Resorts' third quarter earnings, according to the ski company.  Thursday, CEO Rob Katz told investors the company lost $140 million in the first four months of 2020. Net income was $152 million, down from $292 million the year before.

Utah Department of Health

The Utah Department of Health reported 268 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Sunday, a more than 50% drop from the day before.  Ten more people are hospitalized, bringing the total number of coronavirus patients in Utah hospitals to 118.  No new deaths have been reported.

Summit County has 434 cases, up eight from Saturday.  One more person has been hospitalized, bringing the total number of hospitalizations in the county since March to 40.  

Wasatch County has 330 cases, up four from Saturday.  

Utah Department of Health

Utah set another record for COVID-19 Saturday, reporting 546 new cases.  The statewide total is now 11,798.  There was one more death, a Weber County man over the age of 85, bringing the total number of fatalities to 121 since March.

Summit County has 426 cases, up four from Friday.  Wasatch County has 326 cases, up nine from Friday.

Utah Department of Health

Utah recorded its highest daily incident rate of COVID-19 Friday and the state epidemiologist says a significant number is due to an outbreak at a meat processing facility in northern Utah.

In a news release Friday, the Utah Health Department announced there were 439 new cases of COVID-19 since the day before. That’s a daily rate increase of 4.1%.

Utah Department of Health

Utah set its second highest benchmark for COVID-19 cases Saturday, with 269 more cases than the day before, or 2.9%.  That brings the state total for positive cases to 9,533.  

The state reported its highest ever daily increase Friday with 343 new cases.  State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn said the higher numbers could be due to testing trends and isolated outbreaks and urged Utahns to continue wearing face masks and staying home when they feel ill.

Park City Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau has a new plan to bring visitors back to the area now that businesses have reopened.

Phase One of the Chamber's plan uses digital advertising to appeal to potential visitors from the Wasatch Front, which is the population centered around Salt Lake City that stretches north to Ogden and south to Provo, an area encompassing 80% of Utah's 3.2 million residents.

Utah Department of Health

As Summit and Wasatch counties move to a lower-risk phase of COVID-19 response, the number of positive cases in Summit County appears to be levelling off, while Wasatch County's cases have gone up almost 10% in the past four days.

On Sunday, Summit County had 401 cases.  By Thursday, that number had gone up three to 404.  Wasatch County's cases, on the other hand, have gone up by twenty since Sunday, from 202 to 222.

Utah Department of Health

Summit County Council voted Thursday to join the rest of the state and go to the yellow risk level for COVID-19.

The decision takes effect Friday, just three weeks after the county lifted the Stay At Home Order put into place in March, which also ordered businesses, except essential ones, to close. 

When Summit County lifted that order on May first, people were allowed to move about the county and most businesses were allowed to reopen if they followed strict protocols to ensure the safety of employees and customers.

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