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.

 

Summit County Democrats Thursday night decided one of two contested county council races.  The other race will go to a primary in June.

The convention was held remotely.  Ballots were emailed to 104 delegates Thursday.  100% of the delegates participated.

For Seat A, delegates nominated incumbent council member Roger Armstrong to another four years. He defeated newcomer Jill Fellow with more than 89% of the vote.  Since no Republicans filed to run, Armstrong will hold the seat for another four years.

Vail Resorts is furloughing nearly all of their year-round hourly employees.  Salaried employees are getting at least a five percent pay cut. 

Park City Mountain Director of Communications Margo Van Ness says 391 employees at the resort will be furloughed for at least the next one to two months starting this Saturday, the result of cost-saving measures.

Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

Beginning today, the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development is offering a bridge loan to small businesses based in Utah to help them weather the COVID-19 crisis.

Busineses with 50 or fewer employees may apply.  Loan amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000, or up to three months operating expenses. The loan is interest free and it's payable over five years with the first payment not due until the end of the first year.  The loan uses about $8 million in re-purposed state economic development funds.  25% of the funds will go to rural Utah businesses. 

Utah Avalanche Center

Be careful in the backcountry!  Utah Avalanche Center reports multiple human-triggered avalanches Friday.   UAC reports two very close calls occurred in the boundaries of Snowbasin resort, which is closed for the season.  Another avalanche on Cardiac Ridge in Big Cottonwood Canyon was triggered by a skier and carried two people down.  One skier had an airbag that deployed.   UAC forecaster Drew Hardesty says there were only minor injuries involved in F

CONNECT Summit County

CONNECT Summit County is working hard to make mental health resources accessible for all Summit and Wasatch County residents during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  They have a series of ongoing series of virtual support groups lead by licensed therapists in the area.  

Friday afternoon Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued what he called a "Stay Safe, Stay Home" directive to all Utahns.

The directive, which is effective immediately, asks all residents to stay at home as much as possible and work from home whenever possible, stay away from others and practice strict hygiene standards.  It also limits travel and sets guidelines for outdoor recreation. 

A second person in Utah has died due to COVID-19. The Southwest Utah Public Health Department reports a woman, "an older adult under the age of 60" with underlying health issues, passed away Thursday in a Salt Lake area hospital.  

Summit County Health Department

After Summit County issued a Stay At Home Order Wednesday to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community, there were many questions about what, exactly, residents could and could not do.  So on Thursday, the county released more information, specifically what is considered an "essential" business.  For example, grocery stores, banks, gas stations, restaurants that provide curb-side and drive-through pickup and laundromats are all considered essential.

See the attached documents from the county for more information.

KPCW

Despite Summit County's Order to residents to stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says its stores will remain open.  

Summit County has issued a Stay At Home Order to all residents. Under the Order, all residents must stay at home and cease non-essential travel and operations until at least May 1.

Visitors in Summit County are asked to leave as soon as possible. Those planning trips to the county are asked not to come for the duration of the Order.

The Utah Department of Health released new numbers Monday afternoon about COVID-19 in the state.

There are 257 confirmed cases statewide, up from 181 Sunday. Summit County has 73, up from 50. Sixty-five are residents and eight are visitors. Wasatch County has 12 confirmed cases, up from eight the day before. Eleven of the Wasatch cases are residents and one is a visitor.  

Salt Lake County has 112 cases, up from 80 Sunday.  After Summit County, the county with the highest numbers is Davis County with 29 cases. 

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The Utah Department of Health released new numbers Sunday afternoon about COVID-19 in the state.

There are 181 confirmed cases statewide.  Summit County has 50, up from 39 Saturday.  43 are residents and seven are visitors. Wasatch County has eight, up from seven the day before. All Wasatch cases are residents.  

Salt Lake County has 80 cases.  After Summit County, the county with the highest numbers is Davis County with 19 cases. 

The Utah Department of Health announced Sunday the first COVID-19 death in Utah. 

The patient is a man over the age of 60. He was a resident of Davis County and was being treated at Lakeview Hosptial.  

The Utah Department of Health released new numbers Saturday afternoon about COVID-19 in the state.

There are 136 confirmed cases statewide.  Summit County has 39, up from 35 Friday.  32 are residents and seven are visitors. Wasatch County has seven, up from six the day before. All Wasatch cases are residents.  

Salt Lake County has 60 cases.  After Summit County, the county with the highest numbers is Davis County with 14 cases. 

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