Chris Waddell

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State leaders created the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games to inform Utah’s preparation for a future Winter Olympics and Paralympics bid. Utah is shooting to host either the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee chose Salt Lake City in 2018 as a future bid city for the games.

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Park City resident and decorated Paralympian Chris Waddell will be inducted into the US Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame next week.

Waddell says the induction ceremony is on November 1st at the US Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Paralympic athlete and Park City resident Chris Waddell is a finalist for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame—and members of the public can help make him an inductee. 

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Chris Robinson has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Park City Resident and Paralympian Chris Waddell has details about how to vote for his nomination into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame. Park City High School Cheerleading Coach Ashely Baer talks about the upcoming season and the revamp of the cheer program and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen previews what you need to know about getting around on Miners Day.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley, USSA Spokesman Tom Kelly, Paralympian and Author Chris Wadell and Park City Magazine Editor Melissa Fields and Contributor Tina Lewis.

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City school board president Tania Knauer about remodeling plans for the high school library and master planning for the Kearns Blvd. school campus. Assistant Park City manager Matt Dias and Park City Museum director Sandra Morrison talk about the mitigation efforts to save the Daly West Mine structure.

Did you know Park City had its own soda pop for almost 70 years?

This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.

The McPolin’s Park City Bottling Works bottled and distributed soda from 1898 to 1965. Located on the corner of 13th and Park Avenue, many old time Parkites still remember the soda concocted within its walls. 

Have you ever asked ‘Are those shoes in those trees?’ when you’ve driven up Deer Valley Drive?

This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.

Before there was a trail under those trees, Pacific Avenue, nick-named Easy Street, lay there, lined with miner shacks. As Park City moved to skiing in the ‘60s, “hippies” began renting the street’s wood-framed buildings. About this time shoes began appearing in the trees.

Did you remember how you used to get up the ski hill?

This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.

When Treasure Mountains Resort (now Park City Mountain Resort) opened in 1963, it featured the Prospector double chairlift, two J-bars and a two-and-a-half-mile aerial tramway, said to be the longest in North America. A four-passenger gondola from the resort base to the top of Pinion Ridge quickly became a popular attraction.

Did you know a murder in 1883 shocked Park City’s citizens, who dealt with lawlessness almost daily?

This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.

Two of Park City’s prominent prospectors, Matt Brennan and E. M. Wheeler, were riding their horses near the mouth of Iron Canyon, inspecting mining claims. 

Suddenly, a shot rang out and Brennan dropped from his horse. Brennan’s dying words were, “Black Jack Murphy done me in.” Murphy surrendered to the local sheriff after escaping Wheeler and friends.