Charlie Sturgis

Mountain Trails Foundation

Charlie Sturgis is retiring in June after 11 years of leading the local nonprofit Mountain Trails Foundation, and he thinks the transition to the leadership of longtime Mountain Trails staffer Lora Smith will be a smooth one.

 

"I mean if it had been someone, an outsider, they would have also probably had to move on from their other job, things like that,” Sturgis said. “So, one of the benefits certainly with Laura as a person who's been almost nine years staffer at Mountain Trails, the handoff is going to be a lot simpler."

 

On today's Local News Hour:

(02:58) - Leslie Thatcher reports on this weekend’s Young Riders Bike Swap in Park City.

(06:55) - Parent, Author and Activist Pete Earley will be presenting a session on Navigating the Healthcare System for Loved Ones with Mental Illness on May 4th. 

(22:21) - Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of last night's meeting.

(36: 16) - Carolyn Murray reports on UDOT seeking public input for the Heber bypass project.

(39:25) - Charlie Sturgis, outgoing Executive Director of Mountain Trails Foundation and Laura Smith, incoming Executive Director of Mountain Trails Foundation. 

(49:33) - Sean Higgins reports on how Park City Municipal and Summit County are open to extending part-time remote work post-pandemic.


Mountain Trails Foundation

Lora Smith has been named as the Mountain Trails Foundation’s new executive director.

 

The longtime staffer will succeed Charlie Sturgis, who is retiring in June after years of leading the nonprofit that builds and maintains trails in Summit County.

 

Smith, an 18-year resident of Summit County, has served as the Mountain Trails Foundation’s development and resource director since 2012. She’s an avid trail runner, mountain biker and cross-country skier. 

 

Courtesy of Mountain Trails Foundation

After 40-plus years in the outdoor recreation industry – with 11 of those years leading the Mountain Trails Foundation – Charlie Sturgis is stepping down this June.

 

The youthful 69-year-old can still be found out on the local trails skiing and riding and this summer, he will have even more time to be outside doing fun things.

 

The executive director announced he will be retiring from Mountain Trails Foundation in June.

 

For 11 years, Charlie Sturgis has been synonymous with our local trails system.

Today, on the Local News Hour, he tells us he will be stepping down from his role as Executive Director of the Mountain Trails Foundation this June. 

Today on the Local News Hour:

(02:32) - Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(05:38) - Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting.

(20:41) - Heber City Council member Mike Johnston discusses his recent presentation regarding the North Village Overlay Zone.

(37:35) - Charlie Sturgis on his departure from the Executive Director role at Mountain Trails Foundation.

  

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:04) Charlie Sturgis with this weeks Mountain Trails Report.

( 02:44) Robert Schmidt from PEG Companies with an update on their plans for the base of Park City Mountain Resort.

( 18:43) Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of last night's meeting.

( 38:53) National Ability Center Development Director Carey Cusimano has details on those who were named Heroes as part of the NAC's Salute Your Hero event.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Charlie Sturgis with this weeks Mountain Trails Report.

( 06:17) Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county.

( 22:46) Park City Community Foundation Director Katie Wright and Meg Steele have a first look at LIVE PC GIVE PC – Park City’s Day of Giving.

( 34:38) KPCW General Manager Renai Bodley Miller talks about why it's Important to fund those still churning out daily news content.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:04) Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report.

( 05:05) Wasatch School District Superintendent Paul Sweat and Scott Hanson talk about Thursday’s School Board meeting where they announced the final study from the Army Corps of Engineers and the formation of a new Future Schools Project community task force. 

( 22:43 ) Senate District 19 Republican Candidate John Johnson

On today's Local News Hour:

( 07:32) US Ski and Snowboard CEO Tiger Shaw is on the line to talk bout the upcoming season and the world cup opening.

( 23:33) Wasatch County Council Candidate Steve Farrell talks about why he's running for re-election.

( 36.02) Mountain Trails Foundation Director Charlie Sturgis talks about some of the trail projects they're working on.

On today's Local News Hour:

(01:40) - Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report

(3:20) - Story: Park City Senior Center Goes Non-Profit, in a ‘Holding Pattern’ With City Over 99-Year Lease

(06:53) - Outgoing CEO of the Park City Chamber Bureau Bill Malone and newest inductee into the Utah Tourism Hall of Fame talks about his 20 year tenure in Park City.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report.

( 05:01) Dr. Wing Province with Park City Hospital about changes to COVID testing

( 22 :39) Park City Councilmember Max Doilney has a update on the  Hideout Anexation.

( 35:01) Rotary member Jim Whitney has details on this year's virtual Shot Ski to raise money for Sunrise Rotary.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:26) Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report

( 02:42) Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county.

( 20:08) Park City Councilmember Nann Worel has a recap of last night's meeting.

( 32:16) Wasatch County Regional Trails Planner Don Taylor has an update on the new trails going in and around Wasatch County that will eventually connect into Deer Valley, Park City and Provo.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Charlie Sturgis with this weeks Mountain Trails Report

( 11:38) Snyderville Basin Recreation Open Space Management Supervisor Jessica Kirby and Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Public Information Officer Jason Curry have an update on the forest restoration project taking place in Summit Park.

( 23:11) Park City Economic Development Manager Jenny Diersen has details on the Call to Artists: Imagine Park City Original Art for Bonanza District

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:08) Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report including an update on the tree clearing project and Tour de Suds

( 07:59) Newly named General Manager for Woodward Park City Chris Gunnarson talks about his new role and what is happening at the park this season.

( 23:57) Park City Mayor Andy Beerman talks about the steps Park City is taking to stop the annexation of Summit County property into Hideout.

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