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Local News Hour - January 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018

Evelyn Lees kicks off today’s program with the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center update. Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan and Associate Superintendent of Wellness Ben Bellnap recap Tuesday's school board work session. Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias previews the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Summit County Health Dept. Director of Environmental Health Phil Bondurant discusses the department's role in the Sundance festival and, finally, Wasatch School District Superintendent Paul Sweat reviews what’s going on in his  district. 

Local News Hour - January 3, 2018

Jan 3, 2018

On today’s program Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Drew Hardesty has an update on the avalanche danger and mountain weather outlook. Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis talks about issues related to the Mayflower expansion, affordable housing, the projected 4 percent growth, and the latest on the Heber Light & Power/Rocky Mountain Power high voltage transmission lines being considered. Park City Manager Diane Foster previews the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including another look at the new Treasure Hill proposal. Then it's U.S.

Local News Hour - December 20, 2017

Dec 20, 2017

On today’s program, Park City School Board Member Petra Butler has an update on the superintendent recruiting efforts and District Business Administrator Todd Hauber updates the budget being drafted for next school year.  Park City Manager Diane Foster  and Assistant City Manager Matt Dias have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including a discussion on the new Treasure proposal. Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Lucky Diaz -  founder of Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam  - talks about the two upcoming performances ] at the Park City Eccles Center Dec.

On today’s program, Snyderville Planning vice-chairwoman Bea Peck recaps the highlights from yesterday’s meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Assistant Manager Matt Dias preview the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including a possible contract with Downtowners which will provide free rides to transit stops with hopes of keeping you out of your car.

Local News Hour - February 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

It was a busy morning on The Local News Hour!  It started with Park City Fire District Chief Paul Hewitt talking about the snowy roads and how to protect yourself and your home with all the new snowfall.  Then Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and Assistant City Manager Matt Dias talk about proposed legislation regarding short-term, nightly rentals (AirBnB, VRBO) that could prevent the city from banning those rentals altogether.  (Right now there are several neighborhoods in Park City that don't allow them.)   And then... drum roll...

On today's Utah's Politics Now, Park City School Board candidates Petra Butler and Moe Hickey debate the issues surrounding local education.  Park City Assistant Manager Matt Dias explains why city council voted to put a $25M bond on the ballot which, if approved, would go towards the possible purchase of Bonanza Flats.  And finally, Dr. Peter Clemens, the democratic candidate for Utah District 1 explains why he would do a better job than incumbent Congressman Rob Bishop* (R) if elected.   *Congressman Bishop was invited to be on the show with Dr. Clemens, but he declined.  

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Tyler Rouser, the Administrative control board member and spokesman for North Summit Recreation District to talk about the ballot tax proposal and if approved, how the money will be spent. Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias will be in to discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including a look at the proposed Public Utilities Facility. David Hedderly-Smith from Sunrise Rotary will talk about Saturday's Hazardous Household Collection event.

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Park City officials met with the CEO of Vail Resorts earlier this week as the Park City Council prepares to discuss the efforts of the Colorado company's trademark application for the words "Park City." KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

City Hall wants to hit the pause button on Vail's attempt to trademark the name "Park City."  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Nancy Garrison and Business Administrator Todd Hauber; Park City Manager Diane Foster and Assistant City Manager Matt Dias;
members of the Project for Deeper Understanding Charles Robinson, Mike Andrews and Daniel Patterson and Jen Billow and Sean Beard about Running with Ed.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Board Members Nancy Garrison and Julie Eihausen; Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias and Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhammer and Aimee Preston, Tom Eastwood and Leah Lange are the guests on this month's Youth Sports Alliance update.

Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Chief Building Official Chad Root who reports,the valuation of building this year has topped the $100-million mark in Park City and plans to introduce a ban on wood burning appliances within the city limits. Park City Assistant City Manager Matt Dias and Planning Director Bruce Erickson talk about how things will change with the appointment of  new Community Development Director, Anne Laurent.

A delegation of Park City officials will leave for France for a week, with the mission of renewing our sister city relationship with Courchevel. They'll also seek information about how that ski resort town answers questions about transportation, housing and interconnected ski resorts. Lynn Ware Peak has more.

Lot's of new commerce and buildings show up in town this week and next as Sundance moves into town.   In Old Town, to add to the hubbub, you'll see bathroom buildings. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Park City council Thursday will consider whether to consider plans for a second ice rink. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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