On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:40)  The Utah School Readiness Board has approved more than $12 million in grant applications for the upcoming 2021-22 school year as Carolyn Murray reports.

( 06:22) Park City Municipal Water Resources Manager Jason Christensen has information about the city's water conservation efforts. 

( 20:47) Rick Brough's update from the Summit County Health Board on the tick season this summer.

( 23:27) Pamella Bellow and Kathy Day of Summit County Behavioral Health Prevention have details about the Parent's Empowered Family Activity.

( 31:00) COVID-19 cases have stayed low in Utah despite Memorial Day weekend celebrations two weeks ago as Jessica Lowell reports.

( 33:34) Park City Education Foundation Development Director Jen Billow has an update on programs offered by the foundation.

(43:51) Update on the first dedicated mountain bike trail in the Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forrest that opened last Saturday.

(46:54) Sean Higgins story about A fatal crash on US 40 in Wasatch County killed one motorist and sent another to the hospital Thursday evening.

(48:11) Local mountain biker Haley Batten qualified for her first Olympic team competeing in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.


COVID-19 cases have stayed low in Utah despite Memorial Day weekend celebrations two weeks ago.

 

 

And even with the return to outdoor celebrations like Memorial Day, Utah didn’t see a dramatic spike in cases, according to infectious disease expert at Intermountain Healthcare Eddie Stenejhem.

 

Utah Wildfire Info

The East Canyon Fire on the border of Summit County is now over 90% contained, according to Utah Wildfire Info. As of Saturday, command of the firefighting efforts returned to local crews. 

 

Although the East Canyon Fire is now over 90% contained, fire officials say the last 10% of the fire is in the thickest vegetation north of East Canyon Reservoir and may take some time to fully extinguish.

 

  

Hideout City Councilor Ralph Severini will hold his current seat on the council. His candidacy is uncontested. 

 

He was appointed in October 2020 when Kurt Shadel vacated the seat.

 

John Greenfield

Park City attorney and small business owner John Greenfield filed last-minute paperwork with the city this week to enter the race for city council. The 42-year-old wants to bring bold ideas to how the city looks at the environment, transit, and housing.

 

Idaho native Greenfield moved to the Park City area in 2015 with his wife and two children. He runs Black Diamond Grocery Delivery, a service that works with local property management companies, hotels, and residents, and is also a licensed attorney in Utah and Idaho.

 

Creative Trails, LLC

The five-mile Slate Creek trail loop, the first dedicated mountain bike trail in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, opens on Saturday with a celebration.

 

The Slate Creek Trail Grand Opening event, featuring a food truck and the South Summit Trails Foundation trail-builders responsible for the track, runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Yellow Pine parking area east of Kamas.

 

Park City School District

The Utah School Readiness Board has approved more than $12 million in grant applications for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. 

 

The money will support a mix of private, public, charter, and Head Start schools across the state.

 

Utah’s Student Readiness initiative aims to expand access to quality preschool education for children ages three to five. It focuses on economically disadvantaged children and English language learners. 

 

Summit County

The Summit County Council will continue to work on revising the code for accessory buildings in the Snyderville Basin.

 

But on Wednesday, the council voted to change the moratorium that’s currently in place for those structures.

 

The council, by a 4 to 1 vote, changed its temporary zoning ordinance so it would exempt accessory structures of 5,000 square feet or less.

 

Councilor Chris Robinson noted that the moratorium was enacted in March and runs until September 10th.

Summit County

After months of discussion, the Summit County Council finally approved the proposed neighborhood mixed-use zone at its meeting on Wednesday.

 

The approval of the new zone occurred relatively quickly in the middle of the council’s long, busy agenda. The vote was 4 to 1 with a dissenting vote from Roger Armstrong.

 

The council also approved a master-planned development process to implement the zone.

 

Instagram @haley.batten

  

The mountain bike, road, and track cycling teams for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics have been officially announced. Local mountain biker Haley Batten qualified for her first Olympic team.

 

Park City’s Haley Batten qualified for the Tokyo Games after the 22-year-old finished in second at the 2021 ICU World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic last month. The team was officially named by USA Cycling Thursday.

 

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