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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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As we’ve reported, the Utah Legislature’s approval of medical marijuana calls for county health departments to become dispensaries.

County council member Glenn Wright sees some problems, and even dangers, in that.

Wright told KPCW that there are a couple of local problems with the new marijuana law.

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The Summit County Council held a joint session this week with the Snyderville Planning Commission.

Afterwards, we talked to council member Glenn Wright about what he’d like to see in new development.

Wright said he thinks the county should agree to density bonuses for applicants, if their projects pursue county objectives like affordable housing and sustainability.

Summit County Council Member, Glenn Wright talks about the recent Council Meeting. Dusty Morgan is with the Utah State University Summit County Extension. She talks about the upcoming Summit and Wsatch County Master Gardening Certification Program beginning on February 7th . Peter Baxter is the Co-Founder and Director of Slam Dance. He talks about their early days , their mission to support emerging film makers and some highlight films to expect at the festival beginning Jan 25th. Emily Fisher and Jana Dalton with the Youth Sports Alliance  talk about Get Out and Play.

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Summit County Council member Glenn Wright has been re-elected to another term. Now he, and other council members, are moving on to such items as management of their national forest lands, and preservation of open space.

Several incumbents had no challengers running against them on the ballot this year.

Glenn Wright did have a write-in opponent, Josh Mann, appear at the 11th hour. Wright said that, in fact, he like having to work on a campaign about the issues.

On today’s program, Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist has a roundup of our local Utah State Parks. Summit County Council member Glenn Wright has a recap of Wednesday's meeting and Tuesday’s election. Park City Board of Realtors President Todd Anderson has an update on the 3rd Quarter stats and Sandra Morrison Director of the  Park City Museum , Bill Borden, the producer,  and Margaret Hilliard, Project Manager fo the film,  "A Midnight Clear,” talk about  the drama filmed in Park City in 1991 which will be screened at the Jim Santy Auditorium Monday night.

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It looks like Summit County Council member Glenn Wright will be the only county incumbent on the ballot this November who has an election contest.

Wright told KPCW that in the end, he’s not chagrined about that.

As we reported, Josh Mann, a Jeremy Ranch resident and creator of the blog, the Park Rag, announced last week he would run as a write-in candidate for Council Seat E, currently held by Wright.

On Wednesday, we asked Wright about his reaction to the news.

On today’s program, Clay Karz has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Summit County Council member Glenn Wright and Park City Mayor Andy Beerman talk about their impressions so far from the Road Tour in Bozeman, Montana. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county. Artique Owner Katie Stellpflug and Artist Carole Duh have details on the annual Knit Pumpkin Patch tonight and Park City Singer Renee Mox Hall and Musical Director Joe Demers have details on Sunday’s Welcome BBQ and the recruitment for new singers.

State representatives on the Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee heard from local representatives and Rocky Mountain Power about efforts to provide municipalities with renewable energy options.

The meeting, held at the capitol building, addressed efforts to provide options for those communities interested in investing in renewable energy.

Local representatives and Rocky Mountain Power appealed to the committee to change regulations to allow the agreement to move forward. Park City Regional Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin explains.