Pioneer Day

 

With the Pioneer Day weekend just days away, Park City Municipal has announced a fireworks ban within the city limits.

 

The city announced the immediate prohibition on fireworks and open-source flames on Tuesday afternoon.

 

On today’s program, Utah Education Association President  Heidi Mathews has an update on the Our Schools Now ballot initiative compromise, the recent Federal Department of Education's denial of Title 1 and 2 funding and the #WearRedForEd movement. Sally Elliott with the Friends of Park City Mining History has an update on the group’s efforts and a look back at the area’s mining history as we approach the Pioneer Day holiday.

On today's Local News Hour - the Pioneer Day  Special - host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the director of Mountain Trails Foundation, Charlie Sturgis. Heather Larrabee is the Executive Marketing Coordinator for Whole Foods Market. She has details on the company's envisioning efforts as the company moves forward with its new location on Landmark Ave. Tyler Walton, the LDS representative to the Park City Interfaith Council, has details on the Pioneer Day Celebration at City Park today and Tommy Youngblood with Park City Municipal Special Events has this weekend's rundown of events.

Thursday, July 24th is Pioneer Day as the state of Utah commemorates the arrival of the Mormon settlers in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. However, the origins of Park City, as a mining town, didn't come until nearly 20 years later, according to Park City Museum director Sandra Morrison. Rick Brough has more.