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Park City Considering Ordiance To Reduce Light Pollution

Park City council members are planning to vote on changes to the city's lighting codes to improve views of the night sky there. If approved, the change would also improve the city's chances of becoming an International Dark Sky Community.

City planner Liz Jackson said reducing light pollution there would save energy and support human, animal and ecosystem health. She says the low direct lighting would also improve public safety.

Four of Utah's five national parks, as well as various national monuments, state and local parks have received International Dark Sky designation to reduce light pollution.

In 2018 Torrey, in Wayne County, was designated by the International Dark-Sky Association as Utah's first Dark Sky Community.


Helper, in Carbon County, received the status earlier this year.

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.