Dan Compton

June Book Review: 'The Mountains Sing'

Jun 9, 2020

A new novel is a heartfelt inquiry into Viet Nam’s complex and brutal past. It follows one family’s heartache and healing that spans decades. Dan Compton has this month’s book review of The Mountains Sing.

On today’s program, the Director of Park City Film Katy Wang has details on this weekend's screening at Jim Santy Auditorium, The Aeronauts. Midway City Council Member Elect Kevin Payne talks about his upcoming term. Summit County Librarian Dan Compton and Park City Librarian Adriane Juarez discuss the changes to our public libraries and comment on the Utah Public Libraries boycott of Macmillan eBooks and Park City Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer talks about how the new drop and load zones are working and the enforcement efforts on Main Street.

On today’s program, Park City School Board President Andrew Caplan talks about the rock throwing incident last Friday breaking a window in the school district home where the superintendent and her family live. South Summit School Superintendent Shad Sorenson discusses the results of the $87 million bond that failed in yesterday's election and what's next. Interim Park City Manager Matt Dias and Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting.

On today’s program, Clio Reyner from GSBS Consultants has an update on the Park City School District’s Master Planning efforts. Sally Elliott, from Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History will preview a free lecture Monday about the people who founded the Silver King Mine.

On today’s program, Summit County Lieutenant Justin Hemingway and Park City School District Associate Superintendent of Wellness Ben Belnap talk about Front Line, Blue Line – an event taking place on September 10th at PCHS. This is an opportunity for parents to learn more about how to keep kids safe , identify risky behaviors and what to do about it.


It’s still in the discussion stage, but Summit County’s Library Board is looking at dropping fines for overdue books. Library Director Dan Compton says they’re thinking that the revenue they collect from small fines isn’t worth the staff effort put into it.

Compton said the fine-free system is being adopted by more and more libraries throughout the county.

He said that last year, the Summit County system collected about $11,000 in fines after putting in some 1,600 staff hours.

Local News Hour - October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap from Wednesday's meeting. Summit County Library Director Dan Compton will talk about his plans for the new South Summit Library. Leisa Mukai - the new Education and Awareness Coordinator for Peace House talks about her efforts this month as October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Kimball Art Center Artistic Director Amy MacDonald has an art center update.