Chris Robinson

Summit County

Following a contentious history over the past few months, the proposed Whileaway Ranch Indoor Riding Arena and Horse Boarding Facility in lower Silver Creek has been approved by the Summit County Council in a 3-1 vote, overriding an earlier denial by the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission.


Council chair Glenn Wright and councilors Chris Robinson and Malena Stevens voted in support of the appeal. The dissenting vote came from Roger Armstrong while Doug Clyde abstained.


Summit County

The proposed amendments to the Snyderville Code governing accessory buildings will return to the Summit County Council in the near future. 

The council didn’t make a decision at its meeting last week on Wednesday, March 31, and asked staff for further information. The hearing brought out opinions on both sides about whether the changes would harm the equestrian character of Silver Creek.


Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson agrees with his colleagues about not implementing a limited mask order, after the state mandate expires on Saturday, April 10.


But despite some heated comments directed at the council last Wednesday, Robinson still says the county needs to encourage masking up, including with private businesses, and continue vaccinations so even private mask requirements can be lifted in the future.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:09) Mask mandate addressed in last nights Summit County Council meeting as Rick Brough reports.

( 04:56) Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 22:00) Amy Hunt Chief Academic Officer of the PCSD talks about the achievement gap and how the funds coming from the American Rescue Plan will help address kids who need extra support getting caught up since COVID.

Summit County

The Snyderville Basin Transit District Board held its first meeting on Feb. 18. Board member Joe Spink says they’re working towards a deadline, in four and a half months, to transition to being an independent district.


The county’s transit district will be splitting off from Park City Transit to become its own entity by July 1.


The new board includes three Summit County Councilors—Roger Armstrong, Doug Clyde and Chris Robinson. The two at-large members are Spink and former Councilor Kim Carson.

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.


Summit County

It looks like the Summit County Council will be busy over the next several weeks with the Dakota Pacific project at Kimball Junction. They will be taking a deep dive into the major items involved in a revised development agreement for the property.


However, Councilor Chris Robinson recused himself from the Dakota discussion over three months ago. But during Wednesday’s Council session, his colleagues said he should be part of their decision.


Summit County

Complaints have appeared in the Snyderville Basin about two different types of “accessory” development.


In his latest visit with KPCW, Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson discussed the two issues. 


County Council Members Doug Clyde and Glenn Wright expressed concerns last week that a proliferation of accessory dwelling units are not fulfilling a need, as county officials hoped.


Courtesy Oakley City Website

Looking ahead to 2021, one of the tasks for the East Side Planning Commission will likely be studying how they can address water quality problems in the Weber River.


The topic came up in a recent joint session between the East Side Commission and the Summit County Council.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Drew Hardesty has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 07:21) Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting and Deputy County Health Director Phil Bodurant has the latest on the Covid vaccine process.

( 26:25) Vice President of Development for PEG, Robert Schmidt and Planning Consultant Stan Kozlowski expand on last night's Park City Planning Commission meeting and the status of the development proposal for the base of Park City Mountain Resort.

On today's Local News Hour:

(00:01 ) Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 20:06 )  Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson with updates on Tuesday's City Council meeting.

( 33:40) Sundance Institute Managing Director and CFO Betsy Wallace has details on how the 2021 Sundance Film Festival will work.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 05:21) Chair of the Central Wasatch Commission and member of the Summit County Council Chris Robinson has details from last week's discussion on transit alternatives.

( 19:45) Utah Commemorative Air Force Executive Officer Skip Slyfield with updates on the "Made in the Shade " B-25 Bomber in Heber City thru Sunday.

( 25:56)  Executive Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council Jocelyn Scudder talks about how to celebrate the end of summer with the gallery stroll.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 05:24) Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting, discussing budgets, transit and Hideout.

( 18:56) Park City School District Business Administrator  Todd Hauber and Board of Education Vice President Erin Grady have an update from yesterday’s meeting.

( 37:50) Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Vice-Chair Thomas Cooke has a recap of Tuesday's meeting, including more discussion on the Dakota Pacific at Kimball Junction project.

Today on the Local News Hour: 

(08:17) - Summit County Council member Chris Robinson has a recap of Wednesday’s meeting.

(24:31) - Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Canice Hart discusses the planning meeting which included a positive recommendation on an application for The Summit county Clubhouse to locate in an existing residence along Highland Drive.

(37:55) - Park City Film Director Katy Wang has the monthly update which includes information on upcoming drive-in movie events and virtual access to screening a number of films.

Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson (6:44) has an update of Wednesday’s meeting. Owen Ashton, President of NAMI's (National Association of Mental Illness) Board of Directors (23:44) talks about the free online support groups and mental health seminars happening as Mental Health Awareness month comes to an end. Local Author and Pediatrician Alison Delgado (31:47) has details about her new book, My Race for Life – the story of her recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury.