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Gatherings will address mental health and substance abuse

August 15, 2017 — Summit County's Mental Wellness Alliance wants to engage the community to help shape the ongoing efforts to address the gaps in the county's mental health and substance abuse services. Since April, the alliance, comprised of several agencies and governing bodies including the Summit County Health […]

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Lightning likely caused blaze in Brown’s Canyon

August 15, 2017 — A lightning strike likely caused a wildfire that burned more than 50 acres in Brown's Canyon early Sunday morning, according to Bryce Boyer, Summit County fire warden. At about 3:20 a.m., a deputy with the Summit County Sheriff's Office first saw the blaze and contacted […]

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Illinois man drowns over the weekend at Deer Creek State Park

August 15, 2017 — A 32-year-old man drowned over the weekend when his kayak overturned at Deer Creek State Park. At about 3:20 p.m. on Saturday, Utah State Parks received reports of a kayak accident involving a man and a woman at Deer Creek in the Wallsburg Bay area, […]

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Sheriff’s Office purchases two new hybrid vehicles

August 15, 2017 — The Summit County Sheriff's Office recently purchased two new hybrid vehicles to add to its fleet, according to Lt. Andrew Wright. The new Toyota Highlander hybrids will replace traditional SUVs and be used for administrative and investigative work, Wright said. They will not replace patrol […]

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Sheriff’s Report: stray bullet hits bedroom wall

August 15, 2017 — Last week, two people contacted the Summit County Sheriff's Office after they discovered bullet holes in their home in the Snyderville Basin. On Wednesday, Aug. 9, the couple heard and loud noise and found what appeared to be a bullet hole in the bedroom wall […]

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Court Report: Monday, Aug 7, 2017

August 15, 2017 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, Aug. 7 in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Wesley Dean Moulton, 38, of Heber City, Utah, entered a guilty plea to possession or use of a controlled […]

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PHOTOS: 100 Mile Meal

August 15, 2017 — Recycle Utah hosted their 100 Mile Meal fundraising event Saturday evening, August 12, 2017, at a private ranch near Oakley. The event featured games, live music and a five-course meal made with local foods that were sourced from within 100 miles of the recycling center […]

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Health Department hires coordinator for youth mental health and substance abuse

August 11, 2017 — Mary Christa Smith says she has been inspired by Summit County's endeavor to address mental health and substance abuse in the community and is especially excited to join the effort as the new coordinator for youth mental health and substance abuse prevention programs. The Summit […]

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PHOTOS: Summit County Fair

August 11, 2017 — The annual Summit County Fair in Coalville is in full swing with carnival rides, mutton busting and more. The fair will continue throughout the end of the week. (Tanzi Propst/Park Record) Link to full gallery here: https://parkrecordphoto.smugmug.com/PHOTOS-Summit-County-Fair-2017/

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County issues statement about national anthem performance at Demolition Derby

August 8, 2017 — After Summit County was inundated with phone calls, emails and social media comments from fair goers who were disappointed with the performance of the national anthem at the Demolition Derby on Saturday, officials released a statement addressing their concerns. "It certainly didn't meet our standards […]

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Summit County Children’s Justice Center’s offers safety camp for children

August 8, 2017 — Christina Sally, lead investigator with the Summit County Children's Justice Center, created the Camp Safety program several years ago after she recognized the need to educate children about protecting themselves. Sally based the curriculum on programs she started in California where each day builds on […]

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Summit County identifies park-and-ride lot options

August 8, 2017 — Last week, the Summit County Council began exploring locations for potential park-and-ride lots that would intercept commuters traveling into Park City. County staffers, with the help from members of a Blue Ribbon Citizens Advisory Committee, identified three possible sites for the lots: Ecker view area, […]

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Sheriff’s Report: more than 10 thefts reported

August 8, 2017 — Last week, 24 mailboxes were damaged along a North Summit road, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office. Monday, July 31, dispatch received a report about the incident and responding deputies discovered the mailboxes. A tool was reportedly used to pry open the mailboxes, which […]

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Three sisters struck by lightning in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

August 4, 2017 — Friday afternoon, three sisters from Evanston, Wyoming, were struck by lightning in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest while on a camping trip with their family, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office. At about 1:49 p.m., dispatch received a report from a bystander that lightning had […]

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Search continues for missing hiker

August 4, 2017 — As of Friday morning, Summit County Search and Rescue was still looking for a missing hiker in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Lt. Andrew Wright said crews are mobilizing every morning at around 7 a.m. and are working until sundown in the search for Melvin Heaps, […]

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More than 280 units of affordable housing are at risk

August 4, 2017 — Matt Lowe, president of the Silver Creek Village Center's development group, located in the open space near the junction of Interstate 80 and U.S. 40, says he wants to start construction on a significant portion of the project's required affordable housing units this fall. As […]

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Primary ballots slowly trickling in

August 4, 2017 — Return ballots for the municipal elections have slowly started trickling in since they were sent last week, according to Summit County Clerk Kent Jones. As of Friday morning, approximately 875 ballots had been qualified. Additional ballots have been received, but have not been processed yet. […]

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Busy bees are the buzz at Summit Community Gardens

August 4, 2017 — Countless honeybees flew back and forth on Wednesday from their manmade hive to the rows of Summit Community Gardens' sunflowers. As the insects collected nectar and pollen from the plants — some reaching taller than 5 feet — with bright yellow petals, Ken Kullack explained […]

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Tour de Sunrise cruises through East Side

August 4, 2017 — When Park City Sunrise Rotary Club members were exploring fundraiser ideas that could include the entire family and bring events to the East Side, they settled on a bike ride that would coincide with the Summit County Fair. Connie Nelson, a Rotary Club member, said […]

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Court Report: Monday, July 31, 2017

August 4, 2017 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, July 31 in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Rodrigo Marccili De Oliveira Martin, 24, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, entered a guilty plea to two counts of assault, […]

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