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On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:42) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 16:50) Park City School Board member Andrew Caplan and District Business Administrator Todd Hauber answer questions on the $79 million school bond questions.

( 41:52) Doug Pope a member of the Heber City Cowboy Poetry Board of Directors and entertainer/musician has details about this year's event.

Local News Hour - October 11, 2021

Oct 11, 2021

On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:34) Sean Higgins reports on Utah Legislature’s Redistricting Committee gathering input from  Summit County residents as the committee redraw’s the state’s congressional, state legislative, and school board maps.

( 8:25) Lauren Barros with Citizens Climate Lobby and new member Sebastian Nicholls talk about tonight’s monthly meeting and this week's climate solutions debate with the Park City candidates.

It’s election season and in lieu of our regular Local News Hour – We get to know the candidates running for Park City city council. Today we have Park City council candidates – Tim Henney,  Jeremy Rubell and Tana Toly.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:18) Mountain Trails Foundation weekly trails report with Executive Director Lora Smith

( 5:53) Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright  recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 24:33) Katie Wright, executive director of Better Boundaries, talking redistricting.

( 35:36) Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher has an update on youth sport programming.

( 44:21) Ben Lasseter has the details on the Park City  Ski & Snowboard's upcoming ski swap fundraiser.

On today's Local News Hour:

(04:16) - Rick Brough reports on Summit County Health Board gets good news mixed with concerns.

(09:00) - Park City Municipal Utilities Director Clint McAffee and Sally Elliott from Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History talk about the reopening of the Spiro Tunnel – both from the practical and historical perspectives. 

(23:13) - Park City Manager Matt Dias and Environmental  Sustainability Project Manager Celia Peterson have a preview of this week's city council meeting, including the decarbonization of buildings

(37:06) - For the final report of the growing season, Summit Community Garden Director Natale McHale has a gardens update. 

(39:39) - National Geographic Photographer Ami Vitale talks about her work around the world of endangered species and the presentation she's making at the opening of the Eccles Main Stage on Saturday night at 7 p.m.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:28) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 24:01 ) PCMC Trails and Open Space Manager Heinrich Deters along with walk commitee members Jennifer Wesselhoff and Alex Butwinski talk about the WALC 2, the next steps in addressing walkable and bikable connections throughout the city.

( 37:57) Owner of Alpine Forestry David Telian talks about the work that will be done to make the Treasure Hill open space safer from wildfire.

On today's Local News Hour

( 2:47 ) Rick Brough's report on Park City resident and former City Council candidate Michael Franchek filing a federal lawsuit against Park City and four officers.

( 7:10) Following a year off, the annual Park City Ski Swap will be back with a room full of gear again early next month as Ben Lasseter reports.

( 9:58) Utah State University Extension horticulturist Megan Lewis.

( 20:34) Filmmaker Holly Tuckett talks about her new film "Anchor Point" being show on Thursday at the Santy Auditorium. She is joined by Kelly Martin, retired Chief of Fire and Aviation for Yosemite.

( 36:26) Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City Rob Harter has an update on the services the organization offers.

( 46:59) Google Maps will soon launch a new feature that shows the location of active wildfires as MWNB Madelyn Beck reports.

It’s election season and in lieu of our regular Local News Hour – we’ll be taking the next four Fridays to get to know the candidates running for Park City and Heber City mayor and city council.

( 2:14) We kicked it off  this morning with the candidates for Park City Mayor Nann Worel and Andy Beerman.

Next week – we have Park City council candidates in studio – Tim Henney, Thomas Purcell, Jeremy Rubell, and Tana Toly.  

On October 15th it’s Heber City  mayoral candidates Kelleen Potter and Heidi Franco and on October 22nd, Heber City Council candidates Yvonne Barney,  Wayne Hardman, Bryce Hoover and Scott Phillips will be in studio.

You can email your questions to the candidates at news@kpcw.org

On today's Local News Hour:

( 2:44) Basin Recreation Mountain Trails report with Matt Waggoner 

( 7:04) A Smith’s Marketplace proposal in Heber City got a preliminary go-ahead from the planning commission as Ben Lasseter reports.

( 9:39) Summit County Council Member Melena Stevens recaps Wednesday's meeting discussing a proposed tax increase.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:54) Ben Lasseter's story on Park City High School former Principal Bob O’Connor’s memorial.

( 5:32) The owners of the outlet mall near Kimball Junction are proposing to open a Harmons grocery store as Rick Brough reports.

( 8:26) Summit County Deputy Manager Jana Young discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 21:25) Burt Johnson of the MWNB story about the effects of increased levels Algae in our water systems.

( 22:39) Ron Jackenthal talks about upcoming events for the Live Like Sam foundation.

( 35:22) The Heber City Planning Commission will review a mixed-use development that would build a new Smith’s Marketplace as Ben Lasseter reports.

( 37:03) Park City Emergency Program Manager Mike McCombon Treasure Fire Mitigation.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:50) High School Football update from Kyle Maguire for all the teams along the Wasatch back 

( 7:31) Nate Heggy of MWNB with a story about the new hunting laws that will drastically reduce the Wolf population in the Mountain West.

( 8:50) Ginger Wicks Executive Director of the Historic Park City Alliance talks about the summer business levels on Main St. Park City.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 2:55)  Mountain Trails Foundation weekly report with Executive Director Lora Smith.

( 5:11) Rick Brough's report on the Public comment to the Summit County Council Wednesday which supported the proposed open space bond, for up to $50 million.

( 9:35) Judge Richard Mrazik discusses jury duty snafus

( 25:06) Park City Councilor Steve Joyce has a recap of Tuesday's retreat and last night's meeting.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:12) Carolyn Murray's update on Park City's neighborhood traffic management program, the People First Streets Project.

(7:08) Summit County is providing a $100 vaccination bonus to its staff as Rick Brough reports.

( 9:43) Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 23:05 ) Jordan Moon on running across America