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On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:03) Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 09:39 ) Katy Wang Park City Film Executive Director and Sundance Institute Managing Director and CFO Betsy Wallace have details on the new Drive-In dates and a free Sundance Film Screening on August 30th.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(04:23 ) Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright has a re-cap of this week's Council meeting and related items.

(21:53 ) Education and Outreach Director for Summit Land Conservancy Caitlin Willard has details on Forest Bathing and Hops Hunting.

(36:29 )Youth Sports Alliance Development Director Jana Dalton has an update on the youth sports organization.

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Utah has seen a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases since the state began reopening. The increase in cases has state and local officials looking at possible changes to health and safety guidelines to help stem the spread of the virus.

In a June 19 memo to state and local health officials, state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn warned that if current daily infection rates continue across the state, conventional ICU capacity at many hospitals will be overwhelmed by early July. 

Local News Hour - June 23, 2020

Jun 23, 2020

(07:30) - Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright talks about the RAP Tax authorization that is required every 10 years in order to keep collecting the 1/10 of one percent sales tax for recreation, arts, and parks. 

(21:05) - Republican candidate for Utah House of Representatives 54th District Mike Kohler talks about why he’s running for office and what he offers to the voters. He is one of two Republican candidates on the June 30th primary ballot.

Like the rest of the country, the Park City area has taken note of the tragic death of George Floyd and the issue of police brutality.   

At the same time, Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright said they’re fortunate that the officers of Summit County and Park City work extraordinarily well with the community.  

Wright talked to KPCW after attending the rally held this week by Park City High students.

As we’ve reported, Summit County Council Members have said  they’re very concerned that Utah’s leaders are moving too fast toward re-opening during the Covid pandemic.

Council Member Glenn Wright says he isn’t trying to trash Governor Gary Herbert or others on Capitol Hill.   But he wants them to take a closer look at the situation.   

The County Council voted 3 to 2 to drop a prohibition on all mass gatherings from their nearly-three-month-old Emergency Order.   

Today on the Local News Hour: 

(06:13) - Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright  with a recap of Wednesday’s meeting.

(22:29) - Park City Rotary Club President Colin DeFord  has details on a number of upcoming service projects, including Saturday's Hygiene Drive.

(36:25) - Filmmakers Jill Orschel and Drew Neff  have details about tonight's Live Q and A - part of the Virtual Film Roundup. 

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Summit County Council voted Thursday to join the rest of the state and go to the yellow risk level for COVID-19.

The decision takes effect Friday, just three weeks after the county lifted the Stay At Home Order put into place in March, which also ordered businesses, except essential ones, to close. 

When Summit County lifted that order on May first, people were allowed to move about the county and most businesses were allowed to reopen if they followed strict protocols to ensure the safety of employees and customers.

Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright has a recap from yesterday’s meeting dealing with more budget cuts. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber talks about the district's budget as the state legislature contemplates reworking education funding and the owner of Park City Lodging and a member of the Park City Lodging Association Rhonda Sideris has an update on how hard hit the industry has been and what the plans are to begin to re-open nightly rentals.

Summit County Councilmember Glenn Wrigt recaps Wednesday's County Council meeting. Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Chair Malena Stevens reveiws the ciscusison the commison had on the expansion of the Mountain Life Church and the propsed redevelopment of the Colby School. Pink Park City representatives Diane Tanner and Diane Johnson about the upcoming fundraiser to benefit the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Youth Sports Alliance Development Director Jana Dalton is joined by athlete Dalton Swallon - one of the recipients of the Stein Eriksen Endowment Scholarship Fund.

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The Park City and Summit County Councils met Wednesday for a long-anticipated discussion on the two parties’ goals for a transit system. 

Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright says they’re keeping an eye on a variety of proposals from the Legislature.    There are a couple of items affecting seniors, a couple on health services, and a gun bill that isn’t as controversial as it first appeared.

Glenn Wright said a Davis County legislator is working on a bill to protect seniors from scams.    The sponsor acted after a constituent was swindled out of $100,000.    Wright added phone scams are frequently reported in Summit County.

Local News Hour - February 14, 2020

Feb 14, 2020

Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright reviews some of the legislative issues that the county is watching. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of yesterday's council retreat and visioning meetings these week.

At their regular meeting on Feb 5th , Summit County Council Members heard about a variety of issues—from bills at the Utah Legislature to concerns in Public Input.   

The Council got a briefing on proposed bills at Capitol Hill.   One of those, HB 92, would stop local governments from prohibiting prescribed burns.

Council Member Glenn Wright said they still need to find out more about that legislation.       

Director of Park City Film Katy Wang has details on this weekend's screening at Jim Santy Auditorium. Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright has a recap on yesterday’s meeting. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber has a legislative update focused on education issues and Kimball Art Center Marketing and Communications Director Amy Roberts has details on this year's Art of Love event.