Leslie Thatcher

Park City Local and American Idol contestant Wyatt Pike talks about getting on the show and when we might see his audition.

Deputy Director of Utah State Parks Scott Strong discusses the 33% increase in visitors to state parks last year during the pandemic and what that means for revenue. He also shares updates on new state park projects.

  

Today on the Local News Hour:

(01:49) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(09:03) - Utah Division of Parks and Recreation saw a record number of visitors in the past calendar year. Deputy Director of  Utah State Parks Scott Strong talks about the increase in visitation.

(23:51) - US Ski and Snowboard Association update with Communications Manager Lara Carlton.

(34:31) - President of the South Summit Trails Foundation Tom Noaker has details about the S.R. 32 paved trail petition.

Utah State Legislature

Summit and Wasatch County Senator Ron Winterton joins the Local News Hour to bring us the latest on this legislative session.

  

Executive Director of Connect Summit County Deanna Rhodes has details about the first Utah State of Mind Virtual Conference.

The three-day event explores topics such as school-based mental wellness, implications of housing on recovery, and exploration of mental health impacts on businesses.

Local News Hour - February 19, 2021

Feb 19, 2021

Today on the Local News Hour:

(02:01) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(07:23) - Joe Spink shares information on the newly formed Snyderville Transit Board  

(23:30) - Executive Director of Connect Summit County Deanna Rhoades has details about the first Utah State of Mind Virtual Conference to discuss the most recent data and promising treatments.

(37:18) - Summit and Wasatch County Senator Ron Winterton with an update on the Legislative Session.

For 11 years, Charlie Sturgis has been synonymous with our local trails system.

Today, on the Local News Hour, he tells us he will be stepping down from his role as Executive Director of the Mountain Trails Foundation this June. 

Today on the Local News Hour:

(02:32) - Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(05:38) - Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting.

(20:41) - Heber City Council member Mike Johnston discusses his recent presentation regarding the North Village Overlay Zone.

(37:35) - Charlie Sturgis on his departure from the Executive Director role at Mountain Trails Foundation.

  

Alf Engen Ski Museum

Long-time Wasatch Race Series Race Director Dave Hanscom talks about his retirement and takes a look back at Nordic skiing over the last four decades.

Today on Local News Hour:

(02:39) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(07:03 ) - Long Time Wasatch Race Series Race Director Dave Hanscom on his retirement and a look back at how Nordic skiing has changed over the last four decades.

(37:12) - Historic Park City Alliance Executive Director Alison Kuhlow has an update from yesterday's board meeting.

Recycle Utah Director Carolyn Wawra brings us a monthly update. Topics include the return of its Green Drinks event on March 9,  and relocation possibilities of a new center.  

Deer Valley Ski Patrol Director Chris Erkkila explains the resort's new policy on uphill skiing.

Erkkila says with a rise of backcountry skiers in the area, the resort's boundaries have been increasingly encroached upon. 

  

Today on the Local News Hour:

(02:09) - Nikki Champion has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report.

(07:03 ) - Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

(21:13) - Deer Valley Ski Patrol Director Chris Erkkila explains the resort's updated policy on uphill skiing.

( 38:12) - Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra has a monthly update.

In the monthly update, Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Dana Jones shares new programs available through Basin Recreation, including a free winter trail challenge.

Jones also speaks to the short-term trail access plan document, which is scheduled for release by the end of March.

  

On the heels of announcing his retirement, two-time Olympic champion, Ted Ligety decided to end his ski racing career on Saturday. This is six days before he planned to compete in his final race, the giant slalom at the world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

Ligety is the most decorated U.S. male skier with seven Olympic or world itles.

US Ski and Snowboard Association Communications Manager Lara Carlton speaks to this and recaps all of the action on the Local News Hour

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