Brian Hanton

Snyderville Basin Recreation District

The Basin Recreation Field House opened last week after it was shuttered in mid-March to manage the COVID-19 spread.

Snyderville Basin Recreation District Director Brian Hanton says the soft opening of the Field House has included limits of 20 people working out on each floor at a time and limiting visits to a length of one hour.

Snyderville Basin Recreation District

Snyderville Basin Recreation has closed down its four dog parks, and the trails could be next – if residents don’t practice the required social distancing – 6 feet away from the next person.

The closure of the four dog parks – Run A Muck, Willow Creek, Trailside, and The Woods at Parleys Lane - were closed on Monday. These are the latest in a series of closures by Basin Recreation… the  lap pool,  the playgrounds and park pavilions and the skate park. Basin Recreation District Director Brian Hanton says they’ve been considering closing the dog parks for a while now…

Emily Means has this week’s Legislative Report. Writer Debbie Leaman is offering a personal essay workshop titled Writing Through Grief. It will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting February 26th.  Lara Carlton has this week’s U.S. Ski and Snowboard Report and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has an update on some of the projects planned for 2020. 

On today's show Utah State Rep. Brian King previews the 2020 legislative session. Sundance Events Manager Josie McGuinn has details about the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival, including Artist at the Table. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Communications Manager Lara Carlton has this week's update and with a property tax approved, Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton previews some of the projects planned for 2020.

On the Local News Hour: Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson gives an update on the power lines project running through Midway; Park City Planning Commissioner Mark Sletten recaps last Wednesday’s planning meeting; Freeski and Snowboard Marketing and Communications Manager Andrew Gauthier (GO-tee-ay) calls in with the weekly U.S. Ski and Snowboard Report; and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton joins us for a monthly update.

The Snyderville Recreation District is going to a  public hearing soon on a proposed tax increase that will raise just under $2.4 million a year.

District Director Brian Hanton  says they haven’t had a tax increase for about 15 years.

The District’s Truth in Taxation hearing is set for December 4th, at 6 p.m. at the Richins Services Building—part of the County Council’s agenda.

Hanton said that the tax rate would amount to $12.83 annually, per $100,000 assessed value of a residence.

On today’s program, Bob Wheaton, the former President and General Manager of Deer Valley Resort and now the new President and CEO of Wasatch Peaks Ranch is joined by Ed Schultz, the Managing Director of the newly approved Wasatch Peaks Ranch. They  have details on this private, exclusive development in Morgan County, including a ski resort, trails and golf course. The new Chief Operating Office for Park City Mike Goar has an update on his return to Park City and the opening of the resort on Friday.

On today’s program, Park City Librarian Kate Mapp has details about this year's Utah Humanities Book Festival, including a presentation from  New York Times Reporter John Branch about his new book, The Last Cowboys. Park City High School Student Body President Noah Nasser and Student Council President and Cheerleader Sheccid Villanueva have a rundown on Spirit Week leading up to Homecoming on Friday.

Snyderville Basin Recreation Board Wants A Tax Increase

Aug 19, 2019
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A recent Snyderville Basin Recreation District survey shows people want more, open space and trails, adult fitness and off-leash dog areas. The Administrative Control Board approved a truth in taxation process to help pay for the increasing costs of maintaining Basin Rec services.

Snyderville Basin Recreation District Director Brian Hanton says they had about 400 selected survey participants and 1200 open public responses. In addition to more open space, trails, adult fitness and off leash dog areas, he says people want to see more pickle ball and single use hiking trails.

On today’s program, People’s Health Clinic Executive Director Beth Armstrong and Si Hutt, Heber Valley Hospital Administrator have details about the 20th anniversary celebration of the Clinic September 6th and the long term partnership with Intermountain Health Care.

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The popular Rob’s Trail above Sun Peak in the Basin will be closed again this winter. Vandalism on the Pickle Ball Courts has staff urging users to play nice and the results of a community recreation survey are being compiled and will be presented to the board later this month.

Last winter, Vail closed a section of Rob’s Trail due to concerns with avalanche safety. Snyderville Basin Recreation Director, Brian Hanton says finding an alternative access is complicated and he’s not sure it can be done this year.

ON today’s program, the CEO of US Ski and Snowboard Tiger Shaw recaps the annual Congress and takes a look ahead at the coming season. The new CEO of Park City Ski and Snowboard Christie Hind talks about her new position and where she hopes to take the organization. Ryan Anderson  Community Program Coordinator with Utah Clean Energy has details about another bulk solar panel buy for Summit County. It launches July 29th and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has an update on some upcoming events and projects.

On today’s program,  Former Park City Attorney Tom Clyde talks about the legacy of Arlene Loble, former Park City Manager who died last week. Elsa Gary - Co-Founder of Voterise and Activist Jill Lesh talk about their 2020 Challenge and the voter registration training session coming up June 29th at the Christian Center of Park City. Friends of Ski Mining History Co-Founder Sally Elliott and Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk talk about the vandalism of historic structures and ideas for prevention and clean up.

Local News Hour - May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

On today’s program, it’s opening day for the summer season at Utah Olympic Park. Marketing Manager Kole Nordmann has details. National Ability Center Director of Development Carey Cusimano has details on the upcoming Barn Party   and the race to the finish line for their $15 million capital campaign.  Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has an update on the community recreation survey and National Trails Day, June 1.

Park City Recreation Department

More than 400 surveys were mailed out to Park City and Snyderville Basin residents a couple of weeks ago – to find out what they think are the area’s most important recreation needs. The rest of the community can add their two-cents starting Thursday.

The invites to fill out the recreation survey were chosen randomly by the consultant who was hired for the project. The addresses were selected using the voter registration rolls and emails on file.