Phil Bondurant

On today's Local News Hour:

( 07:06) Park City Deputy City Manager Sarah Pearce and Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen have details about the upcoming holiday weekend and the transportation, parking, and pedestrian plans being put into place.

( 20:15) Summit County Deputy Health Dept. Director Phil Bondurant and the CEO of the Park City Chamber Bureau Jennifer Wesselhoff have details on the Business testing program for COVID.

Utah Department of Health

When the rest of Utah eases into a yellow, or “low risk” level for COVID-19, Summit and Wasatch Counties remain at an orange, or “moderate risk” level. Health officials say that’s because of the high rate of the disease per capita in those counties.

But Summit County did make some changes. Thursday night, Summit County Council passed a new health order which clarified what the orange level means. It goes into effect Saturday and will last at least one week.

Today on the Local News Hour

Summit County Deputy Health Director Phil Bondurant has an update on COVID public health transition to an orange status. He talks about the  Summit county orders and gives an update on pilot anti-body testing. (04:35)

Renee Huang is founder and owner of Wild Women Tribe. She has an update on the virtual retreat, Spark Clarity which is scheduled for the last weekend in May. (20:00)

Executive Director of Summit Community Gardens Sloane Johnson talks about the spring opening and the upcoming activities at the gardens. (32:48)

Summit County

Summit County is easing its restrictions and is nowallowing restaurants to offer in-house delivery service starting Thursday.

Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong and Deputy Health Director Phil Bondurant have a recap of Wednesday’s meeting and an explanation of the stay at home order that goes into effect tonight at midnight. Park City Trails and Open Space Manager Heinrich Deters discusses the results of the e-bike survey and Kimball Art Center Communications and Marketing Director Amy Roberts has details about the center's online offerings to help the community creatively quarantine.

On today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Utah Education Association President Heidi Matthews and Vice President Renee Pinkney talk about what's at stake under the proposed tax reform plan. Housing Services Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Brianna Siddoway and Deputy Director of the Summit County Health Department Phil Bondurant have details about Summit County's Burn Smart program and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen previews Halloween on Main St.

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Doug Clyde has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Park City Mountain Marketing Director Emily Curtis recaps last season and has a look ahead at the summer season as well as the  future development of the parking lots and new chairlift that’s going in this summer.

Local News Hour - May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019

On today’s program, Summit County Environmental Health Director Phil Bondurant discusses the 2019 Community Health Assessment. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Manager Jed Briggs have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson and Fair Director Travis English have details on next week's Golden Spike event in Echo and Heinrich Deters has details about this year's Young Riders Bike Swap.

Algal blooms have gotten a bad rap over the past few summers—but not all are toxic. Some are totally normal. 

If you happen to wander by the pond at the Park City Municipal Golf Course’s 14th hole, don’t be alarmed by the brownish-green slime you see floating at the top. A combination of fertilizer nutrients and sunshine has resulted in the formation of an algal bloom. Summit County Environmental Health Director Phil Bondurant says it’s just a part of the transition from winter to spring.

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 Environmental Health Director, Phil Bondurant talks to Carolyn bout the $120,000-dollar EPA grant they received to reduce wood smoke emissions in the county.  Park City School District Board of Education candidate, Kara Henrickson talks about her background and her reasons for running for the open school board seat. We have a sneak peek at the upcoming debate on Proposition 4 with two representatives from either side of the gerrymandering citizen’s initiative.

Phil Bondurant with the Summit County Health Department joins Chris and Nell to discuss a joint grant with the UPHE which would help homeowners cover the cost of replacing wood burning fireplaces with gas fired units.

Leslie Thatcher

As the winds shifted Thursday, smoke from the Dollar Ridge Fire blew into Summit County – and the P-M 2-point-5 levels jumped sky high into the unhealthy category. While the numbers have dropped into good or moderate - they continue to fluctuate and caught the attention of the Summit County Health Dept. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County Environmental Health Director Phil Bondurant says the smoky skies came on quickly.

Phil Bondurant, Environmental Health Director with Summit County, talks about an algal bloom recently observed at Rockport Reservoir.

The Sundance Film Festival is bigger than just Park City.  In addition to all of the permitting that must be approved by the municipality, the Summit County Health Department is also very invovled to protect the health of those attending the festival.  Leslie Thatcher explains: