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The Park City branch of the county’s Senior Center operation has to find a new home, since the city has decided to turn its current location on Woodside Avenue into affordable housing.

That will be the topic of  a city-county meeting this week.

Wright said that he and colleague Doug Clyde will be meeting with two Park City Council members, and both city and county staff members on Tuesday.         

Drew Hardesty has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center. The Center has issued an avalanche warning. Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright recaps Monday's special meeting. Summit County Health Inspector Kelly Gallo lets us know the safest way to prepare our Thanksgiving turkey and Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone has a look at advanced bookings for the winter and his thoughts about sustainable tourism and how to deal with nightly rentals.

The next two or three months will be important for Summit County’s plan to sign a Renewable Energy Services Contract with Rocky Mountain Power.     County Council Member Glenn Wright talked to KPCW following Council’s discussion on Wednesday.

The county aims to achieve a net 100 percent renewable-energy standard for their government operations by 2032.    To that end, they’re looking at a contract to have Rocky Mountain Power deliver electricity from renewable sources..    After an RFP process, a solar facility to be built near Tooele has been selected as the provider.

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The Utah Association of Counties has its annual convention next month, and Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright hopes there will be a  discussion about what he and Council colleagues think is a serious problem in the organization.

Wright points to  political lobbying—and targeting of people perceived as dissenters.

The Summit County Council  sent a letter to UAC  expressing serious concern after a UAC meeting in October of County Commisisoners and Council Members.    

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Traffic, an affordable housing shortage, crowding on trails—residents along the Wasatch Back have been feeling the effects of growth in different ways. The upcoming Project for Deeper Understanding aims to address how policymakers and stakeholders can collaborate to prepare and mitigate the impacts of growth as a region. 

Summit County Councilmember Glenn Wright guesses the regional population of the Wasatch Back will soon catch up to the metropolitan area on the Wasatch Front.

On the Local News Hour: Summit County Councilmember Roger Armstrong recaps Wednesday's county council meeting; Hideout Town Manager Jan McCosh and Summit County Councilmember Glenn Wright preview the upcoming Project For Deeper Understanding exploring regional growth; and Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr has details about Saturday’s event, featuring two of the students involved in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Local News Hour - September 6, 2019

Sep 6, 2019

On today’s program, Lora Smith has this week’s Trails Report. Summit County Planning, Zoning and Design Director Peter Barnes has an update on development projects throughout the county. Park City Road Tour Participants Glenn Wright and Lynn Ware Peek share some of their impressions from this year’s tour. Hideout Mayor Phil Rubin talks about the town's involvement with MIDA; UTOPIA internet; a recent property tax increase; and the town's annexation policy plan and Park City Christan Center Programs Director Pete Stoughton has details on this year's Hike for Hunger.

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Glenn Wright has a recap of Wednesday's meeting, including a field trip to the Promontory to look at the proposed Pinnacle subdivision. Ron Boyer, head of Summit County's IT department talks about the county's new website and some of the new features.

On today’s program, Summit County Council Glenn Wright member has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Heber City Manager Matt Brower discusses growth and challenges in Heber City. Park City Transit staff Alexis Verson and Merrilee Hewitt preview Try Transit Week and the summer bus schedule and PCHS Debate Team Coach Sharon Ellsworth-Nielson who is stepping down from a long, successful run as coach and Gavin Serr,  a former and much-decorated team member who is taking on the role of coach, talk about the delegation headed to the National Debate Championships in Dallas later this month.

Can Summit County's forests be managed to sequester more carbon? Over half of the county is forested, and with forests under stress from climate and invasive species, what can be done to promote growth, reduce the threat of wildfires, and provide renewable energy? Summit County Councilman Glenn Wright and host Chris Cherniak discuss the issue and potential answers.   

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Glenn Wright has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. President of the Park City Board of Realtors Shelia Hall and President Elect William Winstead have a look at the 1st Quarter 2019 stats and Beth Ann Schneider has details about the season opening for the airport museum in Heber City.

Local News Hour - March 28, 2019

Mar 28, 2019

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Glenn Wright has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Mountain Regional Water District Director Scott Morrison and Chief Financial Officer Lisa Hoffman talk about the Western Summit County Water Agreement and Park City Police Officer Terry Knechtel speaks about registration for the upcoming  Citizen Police Academy.

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Glenn Wright has a recap of Wednesday's meeting and an update on the legislative issues the county is following. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber has an update on education bills at the Utah Legislature and Kirah Solomon, a member of the Park City Professional Ski Patrol Association, has details about the skijoring  competition they will be competing in at Soldier Hollow Friday and Saturday.

Local News Hour - January 31, 2019

Jan 31, 2019

On Today’s local news hour, Summit County Environmental Health Director Phil Bondurant and Habitat for Humanity Program Coordinator Brianna Siddoway talk about the launch of the county’s Burn Smart Program. Park City Youth Council Mayor Alex Sletta and Secretary Olivia Downs were part of yesterday’s Utah League and Cities of Town legislative session. They talk about what they learned about the business of making laws in the state. Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright discusses the legislative session.

Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright doesn’t want the county to repeat the tragedy of Paradise, California, which was destroyed in last fall’s wildfires.

Given that, one of his major concerns this year is getting homeowners to create defensible space in the mountain vegetation around their homes.

Wright mentioned the problem during this week’s council meeting.

While Wildland Urban Interface rules apply to new construction, they aren’t enforced on existing homes and subdivisions.

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