Brian Hanton

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.

On today’s program, South Summit School District Superintendent Shad Sorenson has an update on the community scholarship awards. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Manager Nate Rockwood have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including another look at the budget.

Local News Hour - April 22, 2019

Apr 22, 2019

On today’s program, Deer Valley Marketing Director Coleen Reardon has a recap on this winter season - the first years as an IKON resort. Executive Director of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Mike Luers along with Mike Boyle have an update on the new multi-million dollar treatment plant that was turned on for the first time earlier this month. Sam Alpanalp and Shanna Atkinson with the Kamas Valley Business Association talk about the upcoming annual meeting on Wednesday with Utah Lt.

On today’s program, KPCW Reporter Emily Means has a final wrap up of this year's legislative session. Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter talks about the update to the  Heber Master Plan. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Director of Communications Tom Webb has a team update and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has an update on summer camp registration and the new Trailside playground project.

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The recent decision to close part of Rob’s Tail, which is above the Sun Peak neighborhood, was done because the land owner, Vail Resorts has concerns over safety and liability. The Sun Peak Homeowners Association, Basin Recreation and Vail Resorts are working to come up with a work around for next winter. But for now, the trail is closed about a mile up from the trail head.

Snyderville Basin Recreation District Director, Brian Hanton says they didn’t realize the trail was on Vail property.


The Snyderville Basin Recreation District will begin a survey later this month asking for input from the community.  This spring, they have new trail projects planned along with an equipment update to the Trailside playground. Day camps are available for kids ages 6 to 12 during President’s week. For the first time, they’re offering camp for 4 to 6-year-olds during the holiday week.

On today’s #LocalNewsHour, KPCW Reporter Emily Means has a weekly update on this year's state legislative session. Director of Park City Film Katy Wang has details on Saturday's Oscar Party fundraiser. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Director of Communications Tom Webb has a team update and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has the latest on the closure of Rob’s Trail.


Basin Recreation

The upper portion of the  popular Rob’s Trail  has been closed – due to the fact that it’s private property and could be dangerous during the winter months. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton says the last 8/10th of a mile of Rob’s Trail will be closed through May 15th – leaving only the first mile of up and back hiking.

With this year’s abundant snowfall, the lessor of the property, Vail Resorts,  is now clamping down due to safety concerns.