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Motion filed to add Summit County and Park City to Mountain Accord lawsuit

October 21, 2017 — Will Fontenot, the lawyer representing canyon landowners in the lawsuit against the now defunct Mountain Accord program, filed a motion on Monday to expand the lawsuit to add all cities and counties involved with the Accord as defendants, including Summit County and Park City.

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Here’s what is going on in Summit County courts

October 20, 2017 — According to the Summit County Attorney’s Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, Oct. 16, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center.

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Brushfire burns almost an acre near Quinn’s Junction

October 20, 2017 — A brushfire that started on Friday at the base of a power pole charred almost an acre of land near Quinn’s Junction, according to the Park City Fire District.

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Boy accidentally shoots older brother while hunting in Summit County, police say

October 19, 2017 — A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his older brother in the legs on Wednesday while they were elk hunting in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

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Francis municipal race pits lifelong residents against new contenders

October 19, 2017 — Francis City’s contested races for mayor and two open seats on the City Council is pitting lifelong residents against newer contenders, with all the candidates hoping their visions for the growing community resonate with voters.

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Summit County Search and Rescue helps save man after 150-foot fall near King’s Peak

October 19, 2017 — A 22-year-old man from Lehi had to be rescued Wednesday night after he plummeted nearly 200 yards down a steep embankment while hiking with family members in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

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UPDATE: Toxic algal advisory remains in affect until Monday for Echo and Rockport reservoirs

October 18, 2017 — The Summit County Health Department issued an advisory on Wednesday warning people of toxic algal growths that were detected in the Rockport and Echo reservoirs. Earlier this week, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality conducted several tests at the reservoirs, and the samples showed the

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Sheriff’s Report: detonated blasting cap found in the Snyderville Basin

October 17, 2017 — The Unified Bomb Squad removed a detonated blasting cap from the garden of a home in the Snyderville Basin over the weekend, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

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Kamas’ municipal candidates vie for city’s top positions

October 17, 2017 — The six candidates who are seeking elected office in Kamas City have contrasting ideas for how to help the city maintain its status as the commercial hub of the Kamas Valley as the city teeters on a growth precipice.

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Utah Department of Transportation moving forward with vote for noise abatement measure

October 17, 2017 — The Utah Department of Transportation announced on Monday it plans to move forward with the balloting process to determine whether a new design -- combination berm and a wall -- should be constructed on Interstate 80 near Jeremy Ranch to mitigate traffic noises.

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Do ski boots drive you crazy? This Colorado company made it so skiers can wear snowboarding boots

October 17, 2017 — Hate ski boots? You’re not alone. A new Colorado-based company called Envy Snow Sports is about to roll out a line of ski frames that allow skiers to strap into their bindings while wearing snowboard boots.

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Oakley City Council candidates tested at recent forum

October 17, 2017 — The four candidates vying for open seats on the Oakley City Council gathered on Tuesday night for a candidate forum, covering a range of issues that included trails, growth and the Weber River Corridor project. The candidates – Steve Wilmoth, Stephanie Woolstenhulme, Christopher Hanson and

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Few attend hearing on Summit County’s proposed property tax increase

October 16, 2017 — Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez gave an impassioned speech in front of the Summit County Council and other elected officials at the County Courthouse on Wednesday in support of the proposed property tax increase.

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Summit County manager’s budget recommendation hinges on property tax increase

October 15, 2017 — Summit County Manager Tom Fisher gave the Summit County Council on Wednesday its first glimpse of the proposed 2018 budget, which represents a 9 percent overall increase in spending and hinges on a property tax increase.

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Three seats up on Summit County’s Service Area No. 3 Board

October 14, 2017 — The makeup of the Service Area No. 3 Board of Trustees, which governs Silver Creek, is set to change following the upcoming municipal elections.

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Summit County to transition to 100 percent renewable electric energy

October 13, 2017 — Summit County’s elected officials agreed last week to help the community completely transition to renewable electric energy by the year 2032 as part of the county’s ongoing effort to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

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Water company drills new well 2,000 feet deep in Kimball Junction

October 11, 2017 — The Summit Water Distribution Company is drilling a new well that is 2,000 feet deep in the Kimball Junction area, a process that is scheduled to take up to 90 days.

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Sheriff’s Report: juvenile driver leads law enforcement on a chase

October 10, 2017 — About $25,000 worth of tools were stolen last week from two construction companies at a job site in the Snyderville Basin, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

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Grand Summit Hotel condo owners laud renovations

October 10, 2017 — When Jeff Bauml first heard about the Grand Summit Hotel Homeowner’s Association’s plans to significantly renovate the hotel at the Canyons Village base area at Park City Mountain Resort, he says he was elated.

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PHOTOS: Harvest Festival

October 9, 2017 — Recycle Utah held their annual Harvest Festival at High Star Ranch on Saturday. The event, which was free and open to the public, featured live music, family-friendly activities, food, drinks and pumpkins. (Tanzi Propst/Park Record) Link to full gallery here: https://parkrecordphoto.smugmug.com/PHOTOS-Recycle-Utahs-Harvest-Festival/

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