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ICE arrests trigger wave of fear in Park City

February 18, 2017 — The arrest of four individuals by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in Park City, on Friday, touched off a chain of social media and email speculation. Throughout the weekend messages ricocheted around the community with unsubstantiated reports of additional ICE actions. According to one […]

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ICE apprehends four in Park City operation

February 17, 2017 — Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted an operation in Park City on Friday morning, apprehending four people, the Park City Police Department said. Wade Carpenter, the police chief, said the operation lasted from 5 a.m. until 8 a.m. Carpenter did not have details, including the location, […]

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Project proposed at the former Colby School site rouses residents

February 17, 2017 — Residents in the three neighborhoods surrounding the former Colby School property along the east side of State Road 224 pleaded with the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission for nearly two hours on Valentine’s Day to deny the hotel project that is being proposed at the site. […]

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Truck plummets over guardrail in Echo Canyon

February 17, 2017 — A 62-year-old Wyoming man died on Tuesday after his truck plummeted over a guardrail on Interstate 80 into the Weber River near Echo Canyon. Jeff A. Howard, of Kemmerer, Wyoming, was transported in a medical helicopter to a Salt Lake area hospital where he later […]

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Former Development Director Don Sargent appointed to East Side Planning Commission

February 17, 2017 — Former Summit County Community Development Director Don Sargent, who resigned in 2013 following an ethics investigation into his conduct as director, was appointed to serve on the Eastern Summit County Planning Commission. On Wednesday, the Summit County Council unanimously agreed to select Sargent to serve […]

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Sundance loses key cast member

February 17, 2017 — The Sundance Film Festival in coming weeks will lose one of the key members of its cast. Sarah Pearce, the managing director of the Sundance Institute and a crucial figure in the relationship between festival organizers and Park City leaders, will depart on March 10. […]

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Heber-Kamas Ranger District has a new leader

February 17, 2017 — When Daniel Jauregui interned with the U.S. Forest Service in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest more than 10 years ago, the southern-Texas native fell in love with Utah’s topography. Jauregui worked as a wildlife biology trainee in the Logan Ranger District between 1999 and 2007. He […]

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Sundance traffic described as ‘hellacious’

February 17, 2017 — A member of a City Hall panel centered on Park City’s busy event calendar on Wednesday offered a blunt assessment of traffic in Old Town during the Sundance Film Festival in January. “Hellacious,” Maria McNulty said during a meeting of the Special Events Advisory Committee […]

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Tour of Utah won’t pedal toward Park City finish line in 2017

February 17, 2017 — The Tour of Utah riders this summer will not pedal toward a finish line in Park City. The August bicycle race that has drawn thousands of spectators in the city does not begin or end a stage in Park City or surrounding Summit County. The […]

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Treasure tallied thousands of cars in 2005 traffic count

February 17, 2017 — The Treasure developers in 2005 conducted a traffic study similar in nature to the one that is planned on Saturday afternoon. The study in 2005 involved the same day – the Saturday of the busy Presidents Day weekend – and most of the same locations […]

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Treasure developers plan to count cars on busy Park City ski day

February 17, 2017 — The Treasure partnership on Saturday afternoon will be counting cars at some high-traffic intersections in Park City on what is anticipated to be one of the busiest days of the ski season, a crucial step as the discussions continue about the disputed project. The traffic […]

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Business briefs, Feb. 17-20

February 17, 2017 — Chamber/Bureau to hold photo workshop The Park City Chamber/Bureau is putting on a workshop to teach members the fundamentals of photo editing and the importance of photos in the digital age. According to the organization’s website, visitparkcity.com, the workshop will focus on Adobe Photoshop. Even […]

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Marketplace: Rising Star Realtors mine for clients in Park City

February 17, 2017 — In 2008, Alan Long moved to Park City for a peaceful retirement after a successful career in real estate on the West Coast. That lasted about a year and a half. Shortly after coming to town, Long, who made his bones in real estate by […]

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Kimball Junction Business Association elects new president

February 17, 2017 — For nearly a decade, Jennifer Clarke has been heavily involved in the local business scene from her perch as public programs senior manager at the Utah Olympic Park. But now she is taking on a new role as the face of the Kimball Junction Business […]

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Outdoor Retailer to Salt Lake City: ‘Take a hike’

February 17, 2017 — The Outdoor Retailer will pitch its tent elsewhere. The trade show, one of the largest of its kind and a boon to Summit County outdoor businesses that rely on it to market and move product, announced Thursday evening that it will no longer consider Salt […]

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‘Day Without Immigrants’ hits home in Park City

February 17, 2017 — Some Park City establishments — and their patrons — on Thursday got a glimpse of what it would be like without the immigrants who help make the town a world-class resort destination. Employees of multiple businesses in the area participated in the nationwide “Day Without […]

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Three killed in early morning crash outside of Heber

February 15, 2017 — Three people were killed in a head-on collision on U.S. 40 early Tuesday morning, causing law enforcement officials to temporarily close the highway for several hours. According to the Utah Patrol, Miguel J. Huitron, 27, of Salt Lake City, Cindy A. Cruz, 27, of West […]

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Bill seeks to curb cities’ control over short-term rentals

February 15, 2017 — A bill making its way through the Utah Legislature would allow homeowners to rent a spare bedroom on a short-term basis — regardless of local zoning rules. House Bill 253, sponsored by Rep. John Knotwell, a Republican from Herriman, would prevent cities and counties from […]

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Summit County Council weighs grant requests for 2017

February 14, 2017 — The Summit County Council is considering awarding more than $330,000 in Recreation, Arts and Parks (RAP) Tax grants to fund dozens of projects county wide. Today, Feb. 15, the County Council is scheduled to approve the recommendations from the community-led RAP Tax Advisory committee, comprised […]

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County considers creating Silver Creek Sewer Assessment Area

February 14, 2017 — Summit County Health Department Director Rich Bullough recently urged the Summit County Council to seriously consider forming a voluntary assessment area in the lower Silver Creek neighborhood near the Interstate 80 and U.S. 40 junction. Most of the homes and businesses in the lower Silver […]

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