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Court Report: March 25-28, 2017

March 24, 2017 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, March 20, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Caitlyn B. Carpenter, 23, of Windsor, California, entered a guilty plea to attempted possession of a controlled substance with […]

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Former Colby School property owners ‘happy to house seasonal workers’

March 24, 2017 — When Juan Chavo arrived in Park City from Chile on a temporary visa in early December, he needed somewhere to stay. Chavo said he, along with nearly a dozen other Chilean seasonal workers, looked for places throughout Park City and the Snyderville Basin. He said […]

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Recycle Utah promotes from within for new director

March 24, 2017 — Whenever Carolyn Wawra goes trail running or takes her border collie, Penguin, for a walk around her Jeremy Ranch neighborhood, she picks up trash that she finds along the way. "I want to leave this place better than how I found it," Wawra said. Wawra […]

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Summit County Council scraps temporary grading permit proposal

March 24, 2017 — Property owners in Eastern Summit County and the Snyderville Basin were given temporary reprieve this week after the Summit County Council failed to act on a six-month zoning ordinance regulating grading activity. County Council members agreed not to approve the temporary ordinance that would have […]

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How helping hands learn the ropes: a look at nonprofit volunteers

March 24, 2017 — Roxanne Kerr had trouble holding her tears back on her way home. She was returning from her weekly volunteer job at the National Ability Center, a nonprofit offering athletic programs to people of all abilities. Kerr, who helps with the center's equestrian therapy program, cried […]

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Seasonal workers living at former Colby School property told to vacate

March 21, 2017 — Nearly 30 seasonal workers living at the former Colby School property along the east side of State Road 224 are being forced to find somewhere else to live after the Park City Fire District issued a notice to vacate to the property owners earlier this […]

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Several vehicles burglarized in the Jeremy Ranch neighborhood

March 21, 2017 — The Summit County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be diligent in locking their vehicles after deputies responded to eight separate incidents where vehicles were burglarized in a Snyderville Basin neighborhood on Monday. According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, unknown suspects entered several unlocked […]

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Summit County Health Department hopes water study results will guide development

March 21, 2017 — Phil Bondurant, director of Environmental Health with the Summit County Health Department, says he hopes the results of a two-year water quality study will help guide future development on both sides of the county. Earlier this year, the Health Department released its findings from the […]

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County Briefs: Resource Management Plan open house

March 21, 2017 — Public open houses for Resource Management Draft Plan Summit County is scheduled to host two public open houses later this month to reveal the first draft of the county's Resource Management Plan. The plan covers the county's goals, strategies and objectives for managing water quality […]

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Sheriff’s Report: road-rage incident results in arrest

March 21, 2017 — Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol arrested a man in Wasatch County after he allegedly brandished a weapon at another driver in the Kimball Junction area, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office. On Friday, March 17, dispatch received a report about a road rage […]

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Court Report: March 18-21, 2017

March 17, 2017 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, March 13, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Thomas Kyle Grubbs, 43, of Lynchburg, Virginia, entered a guilty plea to failure to stop at command of law […]

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Summit County to establish group to develop a neighborhood plan for Kimball Junction

March 17, 2017 — Summit County plans on creating a Blue Ribbon Citizen's Advisory Committee to develop a preliminary neighborhood master plan for Kimball Junction and the surrounding areas. On Wednesday, Pat Putt, Summit County's Community Development director, met with County Council members to discuss creating a committee comprised […]

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Former Park City Transit driver pleads guilty to attempted sexual exploitation

March 17, 2017 — A former Park City Transit bus driver pleaded guilty this week in 3rd District Court to felony charges after he admitted receiving inappropriate photos from a 17-year-old girl, according to court documents. On Monday, March 13, Jose Patino Moreno, 46, of Park City, pleaded guilty […]

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Quonset Hut and livestock buildings first to go under fairgrounds master plan

March 17, 2017 — Coalville Mayor Trever Johnson has attended dozens of meetings over the last three years, pleading with Summit County to keep the fair in its current location. Last year, the county purchased two properties adjacent to the current fairgrounds in Coalville and began working on a […]

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Basin Recreation District pleads with trail users to pick up after their pets

March 17, 2017 — Complaints about some of the dog owners who use the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District's trails are starting to pile up. Bob Radke, the recreation district's trail's and open space manager, said there has been an ongoing issue lately with dog owners who don't properly […]

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County Attorney Robert Hilder diagnosed with cancer

March 17, 2017 — In early February 2017, Summit County Attorney Robert K. Hilder was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. His prognosis for recovery is good, however, he will be continuing to undergo chemotherapy treatment for the next month. All indications are that his treatment is progressing well. Hilder has […]

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County Briefs: Resource Management Plan open house

March 17, 2017 — Public open houses for Resource Management Draft Plan Summit County is scheduled to host two public open houses later this month to reveal the first draft of the county's Resource Management Plan. The plan covers the county's goals, strategies and objectives for managing water quality […]

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Bill on equal pay study delayed

March 14, 2017 — Lawmakers feel a bill on equal pay that made waves after a Letter to the Editor regarding it was printed in the Park Record needs more work before it can be made law. If passed, Senate Bill 210 would have required Utah's Department of Workforce […]

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Utah becomes the first state to lower the DUI threshold

March 14, 2017 — Utah is in a position to take the lead as the state with the strictest drunk driving laws in the nation after the state Legislature voted last week to lower the DUI threshold. Utah would become the first state in the nation to lower the […]

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Summit County’s electric bike ordinance still has a few kinks

March 14, 2017 — As Summit County prepares to launch its electric bike-share program this summer, the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District is suggesting the county impose an ordinance to regulate the use. Earlier this month, the County Council considered approving a measure to regulate electric assisted bicycles on […]

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