Habitat For Humanity

You can help build affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity by hammering at the build site, joining a committee, or prepping donations at the ReStore. Make a difference, meet new friends, and build a house. Look under 'How to Help' on habitat-utah.org, or call 435-658-1400.

On today's Local News Hour:

(01:57) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

(04:53) - Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt responds to concerns that the Park City Fire District will be taking over the North Summit Fire District. 

(40:27) - Monika Guendner, Community Engagement & Marketing Manager, and Education Director Meagan Nielsen Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch counties have details about the need for volunteers.

On today's Local News Hour:

(08:25) - Heber City Council Member Rachel Kahler has details on last night’s city council meeting.

(24:25) - Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting.

(41:01) - Director of Operations for Habitat for Humanity Julianne Carone has details about the Silver Creek Village housing applications that open November 30th.

Habitat for Humanity

Like many other local non-profits, Habitat for Humanity for Summit and Wasatch Counties is having to make Covid adjustments—even for their Overall Ball Gala, as Habitat celebrates its 25th anniversary.   

According to Heidi Davidson, the Resource Development Director for Habitat, their event this year is called “The Overall Ball 2020 Unbuckled.”    She said that there won’t be an auction and instead they’re conducting an on-line “ask.”

She said it’s impressive that after 25 years, a majority of their beneficiaries are still in the homes they helped build.      

On today's Local News Hour:

(06:09) - Habitat for Humanity Resource Development Director Heidi Davidson has details about this year's virtual Overall Ball as well an update on the homes they're buidling in Summit and Wasatch County. (24:21)- Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. (41:33) - Ari Ioannides has details about the Park City Rotary Club's work with the Christian Center for a coat drive on Saturday, Oct. 3. 

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including planning efforts for our community's recovery.  Park City High School English Language Teacher Melanie Moffat has details about a new website Parkcityroscks.org. It's a community building and social distancing activity for students in the Park City School District, funded with a grant from the Park City Education Foundation.

Lorelei Combs and Tom Farkas from Save People Save Wildlife have an update on meetings held with Park City, Summit County and UDOT. Park City Councilmember Becca Gerber has a recap of last night's meeting. Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Shellie Barrus and Consultant Alison Kuhlow talk about their visit to Washington D.C. to discuss local affordable housing needs. KPCW General Manager Renai Miller and new Development Manager John Boyack have details about the KPCW Winter Pledge Drive that starts on Monday.

KPCW Radio

Park City community members who have never purchased a home before and are interested in applying for Park City Municipal or Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing programs are required to attend a six-hour-long first-time homebuyer information session. 

KPCW is halfway through its Summer Pledge Drive.

The fundraiser began Monday, August 19th.  The public radio station raised $30,470 in the first day, and $36,835 in the second day.  The station is trying to raise $175,000 by the end of the week.  KPCW will continue with the on-air pledge drive through Thursday, 6pm.  The station's online auction will close Friday, 6pm.

Habitat for Humanity

On August 8th Habitat for Humanity held a groundbreaking for their project at Silver Creek Village. The event celebrated the completion of the first two single family homes.

After working on the project for three years Executive Director Shellie Barrus describes Silver Creek Village as a game changer. 

The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity will break ground on a new green home this summer in Heber City. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Snyderville Planning Commissioner Canice Hart. The commission spent most of its meeting discussing the relocation of Whole Foods. Park City Manager Diane Foster reviews some of the agenda items on Thursday's city council agenda, including an update on the ongoing Lower Park Avenue Design Studio.

 On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Chris Robinson about accepting hazardous waste in the landfill and RAP and Restaurant Tax grants. Saturday is the 18th annual Historic Home Tour, Sandra Morrison and Thea Leonard have details as well as a history lesson on the 50th anniversary of the Treasure Mountain Inn. Lisa Schneider has news about the newest home to be built in Heber City.


Changes are coming for Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties, which is taking on a new director as of January 1st. Rick Brough has more.

Mountain Money - July 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014

Alex Butwinski sat in for Doug Wells on this episode of KPCW's Mountain Money. This episode features a conversation with Joan O'Brien from utahnewspaperproject.org about the ongoing situation at The Salt Lake Tribune. Mickey Grames, Programs Manager for  The Utah Microenterprise Fund joined the show to talk their programs, which are expanding. Lisa Schneider and Scott Loomis then joined the show to talk about the Homeownership 101 workshop coming up on July 30th.