Sandra Morrison

Hal Compton

Longtime Research Historian for the Park City Museum Hal Compton died Monday morning. His legacy in Park City is reflected in the extensive volunteer work for the Museum and his dedication to preserving the history of the area.

According to Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison, Hal Compton served as the Park City Historian Laureate and is the namesake of the Museum’s Research Library. He was a dedicated volunteer researcher for the museum for nearly 3 decades.

Park City Museum

The Park City Museum has re-opened to visitors with COVID-19 distancing protocols in place. With the closure in mid-March, the staff and volunteers have been working on many projects including making the facility safe to welcome back the public.

Park City Museum Executive Director Sandra Morrison says they are open Friday’s through Sundays, 11 to 5. Admissions will be timed with an effort to keep groups together with visitors following one-way directional guidelines.  As summer traffic increases, she says  they plan to add additional days to the schedule.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(07:15) - Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discuess the agenda for Wednesday's County Council Meeting.

(21:10) - Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison talks about the reopening of the Museum and the loss of long-time research volunteer Hal Compton.

(34:51) - Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra with a monthly update.

On Today’s program, Ballet West Development Director Sarah West and Park City Film Director Katy Wang have details about Thursday’s film screening of the Nutcracker – Behind the Scenes. Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison has details on Tomorrow’s lecture, “Remembering the Ladies: The Fight for Women’s Rights.” It’s also free locals’ day at the Museum. Christian Center of Park City Programs Director Pete Stoughten on Operation Hope. The US Ski and Snowboard Report. And the Park City Education Foundation monthly update.

The Park City Museum is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its expansion tonight. Members and those would like to become a member are invited to join in from 5:30 to 7:30 for the annual Dungeon Party.

Museum Director Sandra Morison says they just cleared out an exhibit – so have room for the party. Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be served. If you’re not a member, you can purchase one starting at $100 - that’s good for a year and gets four adults into the museum each visit.

On today’s program, Kelly Pawlak, President and CEO of National Ski Areas Association who was the Keynote Speaker at last week’s Chamber Fall Tourism event. Interim Park City Manager Matt Dias and Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Park City Community Foundation Impact Director Ollie Wilder has details on how to apply for grant money from the new Park City Climate Fund.

Some 20 years after the approval of the Flagstaff Development, the Park City Council is trying to figure out how to preserve and restore  the historic mine buildings there—which was promised in Flagstaff’s approval.

KPCW talked to Sandra Morrison, Park City Museum Director, who’s one of the historic activists trying to work with the City and the developers to get to a solution.

When the Flagstaff Development Agreement and Annexation was approved about 20 years ago, it required the preservation of several historic mine buildings.

Today on the Local News Hour: Dani Lo Feudo from Mountainlands Community Housing Trust and Pete Stoughton from the Christian Center of Park City talk about the persistent need for housing student workers as Park City heads into the peak winter season; Park City Foundation Community Impact Director Ollie Wilder and Board Member Mike Ruzek have the final tally from Friday's Live PC Give PC fundraising efforts; Park City Museum Executive Director Sandra Morrison previews an upcoming lecture called, “The Whites Want Everything,” presented by Utah historian Will Bagley; and Park City Edu

On today’s program, Sundance Film Festival Senior Manager of Ticketing Operations Fabian Castillo has details about local passes that go on sale for the 2020 Festival next week. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of last night's meeting and Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison and Board Chair Randy Scott have details about the inaugural Historic Main Street Pub Crawl on October 18th.

Park City Historical Society

In Park City, autumn means it’s time for the annual Glenwood Cemetery Tour and this year there’s an historical lecture happening to kick off the Saturday event. Deceased characters come alive for just one day as patrons visit a handful of grave sites.

In addition, Tuesday is a free entry into the Park City Museum.

On today’s program, Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez has details about the new school resource officer and the next generation 911. Eyee Hsu and Bryn Carey preview the upcoming Mountain Towns 2030 conference in Park City and Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison has details on the Glenwood Cemetery tour and upcoming lecture.

Local News Hour - June 25, 2019

Jun 25, 2019

Summit County Manager, Tom Fisher gives a preview of the council meeting on Wednesday and reminds folks that the Jeremy Ranch Round-About project is in full swing and people will experience some delays. They can sign up for on the spot information by sending an email to Park City Planning Director Bruce Erikson and Planner, Hannah Tyler talk about the Board of Adjustments meeting tonight addressing the affordable housing approval of phase 2 of Woodside Park. They also discuss the agenda for the planning commission meeting on Wednesday.

Summit County Emergency Manager, Chris Crowley talks about the run-off and flooding and he reminds listeners that wildland fire danger is always a concern, even when coming off a wet, cold spring. Park City Magazine Editor, Jane Gendron talks about the summer issue hitting the streets, hotel rooms and coffee shops. The highlight story on the cover is the Ultimate Biking guide. Nancy Haga is founder of the Solstice Flute Festival. There are workshops and flute classes along with performances. The festival starts Friday June 20th and goes through Saturday evening of the solstice.

On today’s program, Park City Planner Hannah Tyler and Park City Museum Executive Director Sandra Morrison talk about the history of the Star Hotel, which is now being dismantled on Main Street. Snyderville Planning Commissioner Malena Stevens has an update from last night’s meeting and Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough has details on the sewer/septic legislation approved this past session and an update on implementing medical marijuana dispensaries in Summit County.

On today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Director of the Park city Museum, Sandra Morrison has details about Wednesday lectures, titled “Utah’s Landslides,” and the new exhibit that is opening this weekend, Moe Hickey, Whitney Thompson and Christy Johnson talking about a special event this Friday night at the Park City Eccles Center and St.