Sally Elliott

Cross-necked acoustic guitar virtuoso Terence Hansen was our in-studio musical-guest playing two guitar necks in unison. Dave March of the Canyons Village Development Association highlighted their newest event – Oktoberfest- happening this weekend at Canyons Village.

On today’s program,  Former Park City Attorney Tom Clyde talks about the legacy of Arlene Loble, former Park City Manager who died last week. Elsa Gary - Co-Founder of Voterise and Activist Jill Lesh talk about their 2020 Challenge and the voter registration training session coming up June 29th at the Christian Center of Park City. Friends of Ski Mining History Co-Founder Sally Elliott and Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk talk about the vandalism of historic structures and ideas for prevention and clean up.

Courtesy of Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History

At a recent Park City Council meeting, some members of the public expressed concerns about the lack of historic preservation efforts–efforts that were dictated under the terms of the Flagstaff Annexation area–now known as Empire Pass. Just this week, a historic building in the Silver King Mine Complex collapsed. Now, the city is debating how best to preserve its mining history. 

On today’s program, Clio Reyner from GSBS Consultants has an update on the Park City School District’s Master Planning efforts. Sally Elliott, from Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History will preview a free lecture Monday about the people who founded the Silver King Mine.

On today’s program, Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez talks about the recent rash of  auto thefts and burglaries. Sally Elliott and Wendy Fisher, Director of Utah Open Lands discuss the protection of Armstrong Snow Ranch Pastures--they still have to raise money to save it. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Director of Communications Tom Webb has  a team update and Park City Native Rosie Brennen talks about her cross country career and her fight to get back on the team.

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.

Local News Hour - June 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher who discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council  meeting. Park City Planning Director, Bruce Erickson, previews tomorrow's planning commission agenda and has an update on the Kimball Garage Special Event space and outdoor lighting. Sundance Institute Managing director Betsy Wallace and Assistant Director of Utah Community Programs, LaraLee Ownby have details about the Outdoor Summer Film Series that kicks off on Thursday.

Local News Hour - January 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018

Greg Gagne starts off today’s program with the Utah avalanche forecast. Newly named University of Utah President Ruth Watkins talks about why she wanted the job and what she hopes to accomplish. Next, THINC members John Stafsholt, Kyra Parkhurst and Neils Vernegaard react to the news of Park City negotiating a potential buyout of Treasure Hill. And finally, Christina Miller, Bari Nan Rothchild and Sally Elliott talk about their efforts to dissuade Superintendent Ember Conley from leaving her post at the Park City School District.

Local News Hour - August 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017

On today’s program, Park City School Board member Andrew Caplan has a recap of yesterday’s meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Planning Director Bruce Erickson discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Sally Elliott and Rory Murphy with Friends of Ski Mining History with details on a couple of upcoming fundraisers.

With the changing of the season comes the annual transit shift to a full winter schedule. However, this year's schedule brought unexpected changes on the Prospector bus route, invoking an uproar from neighborhood residents. While city officials thought a quick and temporary solution would appease them, it's had quite the opposite effect. "Not so fast!" — KPCW's Melissa Allison has the story.

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to former Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds who has been appointed to serve as Executive Director of the Utah Communications Authority. Marlene Peacock, and Jean Daly – co-presidents of Park City Friends of Library have information on this weekend’s used book sale and upcoming Author’s Luncheon. Sally Elliott and Rory Murphy invite the community to Wednesday’s Pik ‘n Shovel membership party at the Town Lift to support the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History.

Tom Kelly

Park City Rotary has presented its annual Professional Citizen of the Year Award to Mike Luers, director of the Snyderville Basin Water Rreclamation District. 

Have you ever asked ‘Are those shoes in those trees?’ when you’ve driven up Deer Valley Drive?

This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.

Before there was a trail under those trees, Pacific Avenue, nick-named Easy Street, lay there, lined with miner shacks. As Park City moved to skiing in the ‘60s, “hippies” began renting the street’s wood-framed buildings. About this time shoes began appearing in the trees.