Teri Orr

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 02:29) Mountain Trails Foundation's weekly update.

( 04:23) Carolyn Murray's recap of Heber City Councils decision to authorized themselves to reapporpriate tax money as the redevelpoment agency.  

( 07:12) High Valley Transit District update with Board Member Roger Armstrong.

Today on the Local News Hour: 

(07:29) - Teri Orr with TedxParkCity talks about the Fearless virtual event coming up on Sunday

(22:53) - Abby Eddy, SOS Outreach Coordinator, talks about the program that gets kids out on the mountain.

(35:48) - Park City Museum Director Interim Andrew Cohen has details about free musuem days and the museum's newest exhibit.


A global TED event on climate change and what needs to be done over the next decade to slow its effects on the planet will be hosted by TEDxParkCity starting this weekend. Some heavy hitters are scheduled to speak over the three-day event.


If there is an upside to event after event going virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to join in on things happening thousands of miles away from the comfort of your own home would have to be it.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 07:28) Rachel Kahler Heber City Council Member calling in to give a recap of last night's meeting.

( 22:08) Teri Orr previews TedXPark City and the history of local TED Talk events.

( 35:36) Sloan Johnson Summit Community Gardens.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting and the new Executive Director of Park City Institute Ari Ioannides is joined by the Institute's Director Emeritus Teri Orr, who have details about the transition, the rest of the season and the annual fundraiser, Saints and Sinners.

On today’s program, outgoing Park City Councilmember Lynn Ware Peek reflects back on her time in office. Solitude Resort Communications Manager Sara Huey talks about the results they've seen by implementing paid parking this winter. Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr, newly named Managing Director Ari Ioannides and Board President Jason Owen talk about the on-going leadership changes and the future of the Institute.

On today’s program Wasatch County School District Communications Director John Moss has an update on Tuesday's school board meeting. Jeff Kooring, Associate Director of Ticketing for the Sundance Film Festival and Institute Managing Director Betsy Wallace have an update onto the ticketing options that are available to the public and the status of the new headquarters in the Arts and Culture District.

After over 20 years Park City Institute Director Terri Orr announced that she will be stepping down from her role with the institute.

Orr made the announcement to donors on Wednesday evening. She says she’ll step away from her role as institute director in the spring of this year to give the board a runway to find a replacement.

On the Local News Hour: Summit County Councilmember Roger Armstrong recaps Wednesday's county council meeting; Hideout Town Manager Jan McCosh and Summit County Councilmember Glenn Wright preview the upcoming Project For Deeper Understanding exploring regional growth; and Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr has details about Saturday’s event, featuring two of the students involved in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

On today’s program, People’s Health Clinic Executive Director Beth Armstrong and Si Hutt, Heber Valley Hospital Administrator have details about the 20th anniversary celebration of the Clinic September 6th and the long term partnership with Intermountain Health Care.

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Chris Robinson has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Park City Superintendent of Schools Jill Gildea reviews the options being considered as part of the master planning process prior to the April 30th community forum. Author Edward Massey has details about a book signing for his book, Fugitive Sheriff,  that is set here in Summit County and Park City Institute Director Teri Orr announces this summer's lineup and venue location.

On today’s program, State Rep. Tim Quinn (R) gives a brief explanation of his tax reform bill, in anticipation of its committee hearing at noon. Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus and Council Member Karen Guzman-Newton talk about the city's efforts to protect their town's ban on plastic bags. The mayor  also talks about Community Rebuilds, a Moab-based nonprofit building affordable energy-efficient housing through a workforce training program.

Park City Institute

Following the reports of a financial crisis, the directors of the Park City Institute now say that they’re not going away, and the lights at the Eccles Center are staying on.

Teri Orr, the executive director of the Institute, says they’re going to be smarter about how they operate. And they’re going to change—though not radically.

Previously, Orr told us that they needed to raise $250,000 before the end of the year—both to pay performing acts and for ongoing operations.

The good news is they were able to raise most of that amount.

Park City Institute

In a few weeks, the Eccles Center will be busy as the largest screening venue for the Sundance Film Festival.

But there are still three stage shows set for the Park City Institute’s 2018-2019 season.

Orr said that this Saturday, January 5th, they’re featuring an appearance by high-tech pioneer Jaron Lanier.

On today’s program, Park City Institute Teri Orr and Board Member Phyllis Robinson have an update on their quarter million dollar year-end goal to keep the season going through April. Utah Senator Ron Winterton previews his first legislative session. Midway Ice Castles CEO Ryan Davis talks about the opening of this year’s castle and Park City MARC Tennis Coordinator Hannah Shephard has details about the upcoming Tennis Social Night.