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Summit County exercises option to purchase 29-acres near Jeremy Ranch

January 20, 2017 — Less than one day before the deadline was set to expire, Summit County announced it will move forward with the option to purchase a 29-acre parcel near Jeremy Ranch. On Wednesday, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher delivered a notice that the county will exercise the […]

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Case against New York couple accused of sexual assault will go to trial

January 20, 2017 — A 3rd District Court judge last week ordered a New York couple to stand trial on sexual assault charges in connection with an incident involving a Utah woman at their Park City hotel during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Anne M. Hardcastle and Michael Taylor […]

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Summit County Sheriff’s Office presence grows during Sundance

January 20, 2017 — As the Sundance Film Festival continues to expand beyond Park City’s limit and more film screenings are being held in the Snyderville Basin, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office has progressively increased its law enforcement presence to meet the growing needs. Sheriff Justin Martinez said his […]

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Lawmaker hopes to lower state’s DUI threshold

January 17, 2017 — Even a couple of drinks could put someone over the legal limit to drive in Utah if a bill proposed by a state lawmaker passes during the upcoming legislative session. Utah would become the first state in the nation to lower the DUI threshold from […]

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No Worries Café finds new home in Quarry Village

January 17, 2017 — When Dante and Nancy Eggan announced the closure of their landmark restaurant the No Worries Café, they were stunned by the community’s overwhelming support with hundreds promising to follow them to a new location. Although the Eggans had found a niche over the last 16 […]

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Sheriff’s Report: two cases of fraudulent activity reported

January 17, 2017 — According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous calls between Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Sunday, Jan. 15, including two cases of fraudulent activity. Sunday, Jan. 15 No significant incidents were reported. Saturday, Jan. 14 A woman lost a ski bag with her skis and […]

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Bus hours extended during Sundance for Kimball Junction Transit Center

January 17, 2017 — With the onslaught of film goers expected to descend on Park City this week for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and related events, Summit County and Park City transportation officials are urging everyone to use the free transit service to reduce traffic. “I just want […]

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Two snowboarders buried in avalanche

January 13, 2017 — Two snowboarders were rescued late Wednesday night after becoming buried and seriously injured in an avalanche on a backcountry slope near the Smith and Morehouse Reservoir in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The two men, who are in the 40s and from the Salt Lake Valley, […]

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Park City-based group Alpine Collective partners with Protect Our Winters

January 13, 2017 — Conor Quinn says the mission of his Park City-based organization The Alpine Collective is to encourage Parkites to “get stoked about living here and become involved” in events that support the mountain lifestyle. In 2014, Quinn formed the organization with others who were passionate about […]

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North Summit fire temporarily displaces elderly woman

January 13, 2017 — An elderly woman’s home in North Summit was partially damaged early Wednesday morning when part of her electrical system caught fire outside of the residence. At around 6:45 a.m., about 10 firefighters and three engines from the North Summit Fire District responded to the fire […]

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Court Report: Jan. 14-17, 2017

January 13, 2017 — According to the Summit County Attorney’s Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, Jan. 9, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Guy Thomas Rivoli, 62, of Silver Springs, Florida, entered a guilty plea to attempted possession of a controlled substance […]

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Park City woman arrested for rear-ending Utah Highway Patrol trooper’s vehicle

January 13, 2017 — A Utah Highway Patrol trooper suffered minor injuries on Wednesday night when his vehicle was hit by a Park City woman suspected of driving under the influence of prescription drugs, according to the Sheriff’s Office. At around 8:30 p.m., the trooper was parked in a […]

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PHOTOS: Park City Fire District’s Promotional Ceremony

January 13, 2017 — The Park City Fire District held a promotional ceremony to promote five individuals to Captain and Engineer status Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, 2017. Following the brief event, the crew and their families were treated to a reception. (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)

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Incoming legislator Logan Wilde prepares for his first session

January 10, 2017 — Newcomer Logan Wilde says he has spent the last several weeks “trying to soak it all in” as he prepares for his first legislative session as a freshman representative for the District 53 seat in the Utah House of Representatives. On Jan. 23, Wilde will […]

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Summit County asked to sponsor grant for housing study

January 10, 2017 — Mountainlands Community Housing Trust (MCHT) is asking Summit County to sponsor a Community Development Block Grant this year to conduct a regional affordable housing study that will influence future housing requirements in Summit and Wasatch Counties. Summit and Wasatch Counties are expected to receive approximately […]

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Sheriff’s Report:

January 10, 2017 — According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous calls between Monday, Jan.2, and Monday, Jan. 9, including three cases of automobile theft. Monday, Jan. 9 Deputies responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident in a neighborhood in the Basin after a woman claimed […]

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Snowmelt raises flood risk in Summit County

January 10, 2017 — After a series of powerful storms blasted the area with frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall last week, a warm weather pattern moved into the area early Monday, causing incidents of isolated flooding in parts of eastern Summit County. “What has changed is we have gotten […]

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Summit County overwhelmed with calls about new garbage collection fees

January 6, 2017 — Ever since Republic Services sent out bills for Summit County’s new garbage collection fees, county officials have been swamped with complaints from property owners about the new billing system. Tom Fisher, Summit County Manager, said the county has received “several hundred phone calls and emails,” […]

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Summit County tows eight vehicles in Weber Canyon, stranding residents

January 6, 2017 — When Mike MacDonald drove down Weber Canyon Road from his cabin in Alpine Acres on Monday, Jan. 2, he was stunned to find his daughter’s vehicle missing. MacDonald, who has owned his cabin for more than 30 years, said most property owners park at the […]

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Defining the affordable housing need in Summit County and Park City

January 6, 2017 — Scott Loomis, executive director of the Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, says he is encouraged by the conversations that are taking place concerning affordable housing in Summit County and Park City. In early December, the Summit County and Park City Councils reiterated their commitment to address […]

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