ELECTION NEWS
New and familiar faces file for candidacy this week

Sean Wharton files against Councilman Dave Ure
the close of business Thursday, Summit County voters will have a good preview of November's ballot, which will include two County Council races and Read more...
School board candidates multiply
Now that the filing window for local school board seats is open, several new candidates have headed to the Summit County Clerk's office to file the Read more...

Candidate filing window officially open
The partisan races for two seats on the Summit County Council and seven department-head positions got off to a strong start Friday. Read more...

The roots of democracy sprout at neighborhood caucuses
For a real taste of the democratic process, take the time to participate in your neighborhood caucus. Read more...

School board election filings begin
This story was updated late Friday afternoon to reflect late filings.The filing window for running for local school board seats opened Friday... Read more...

Party caucuses starting soon
March is a busy time for Utah Republicans and Democrats. In the course of a week after a 45-day legislative session capped off with a final marathon Read more...

Seven county department head slots up for election this year
You won't find these jobs in the classified listings, but if you are looking for a near-six-figure salary and full benefits, it might be smart to Read more...

School board seats up for election
Election year in Summit County will begin March 14 at 8 a.m. when those that want to run for public office can file to do so at the County Clerk's Read more...

Rep. Mel Brown to seek re-election
Still in the midst of a busy 2014 legislative session, 53rd District Rep. Melvin Brown (R-Coalville) announced that he will run for re-election once Read more...

County Democratic Party Chair to run against Rep. Powell
54th District Rep. Kraig Powell (R-Heber City) will have an opponent in this November's election. Summit County Democratic Party Chair Glenn Wright, Read more...

Two familiar names declare candidacy for Sum. Co. Sheriff
Two more lawmen have announced their intent to join the Summit County Sheriff's campaign, and voters may recognize them, as both ran against Sheriff Read more...

Council member Dave Ure to run again
Entering his sixth year on the Summit County Council, Dave Ure announced on Wednesday that he will seek re-election this November. Read more...

Sen. Van Tassell to seek re-election
Utah Sen. Kevin Van Tassell (R-Vernal) who serves the 26th District of Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah and Wasatch Counties, told The Park Record Read more...

County Council member Robinson, Rep. Powell will seek re-election
County Council member Chris Robinson (D) and Utah State Rep. Kraig Powell (R) both told The Park Record this week that they will seek re-election. Read more...

Capt. Martinez running for sheriff
Summit County Sheriff's Capt. Justin Martinez declared Wednesday he will run for sheriff in next year's election. Read more...

Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"? Full Story
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Justin Lin to direct third 'Star Trek' film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount's "Star Trek" franchise. Full Story