Recent Stories | ParkRecord.com

Recent Stories in Summit County

Community turns out for mental health event

April 25, 2017 — Summit County's Mental Wellness Alliance has challenged the community to take ownership of the mental health and substance abuse problems that exist in Summit County and they are responding. On Friday, nearly 100 people attended the alliance's community event featuring mental health and substance abuse […]

Learn more »

Sheriff’s Report: nine rescued after hot air balloon strikes live power line

April 25, 2017 — Nine people were rescued on Saturday after their hot air balloon struck a live power line while it was trying to land in the Snyderville Basin, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office. At around 8:42 a.m., a hot air balloon was attempting to land […]

Learn more »

Summit County Library suspects homeless man of sneaking in after-hours

April 25, 2017 — Employees at the Kimball Junction branch of the Summit County Library believe a homeless man has been sleeping inside the building for several months, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office. Last week, employees contacted dispatch after they found a downstairs door propped open and […]

Learn more »

Pinebrook woman appeals to County Council for traffic mitigation along Kilby Road

April 25, 2017 — Charlene Cottis and her husband often spend their mornings walking a nearly six-mile loop from their home in the Pinebrook neighborhood to the area near Walmart in Kimball Junction. But, Cottis said their outing is typically interrupted by close-calls with speeding drivers once they're on […]

Learn more »

Bountiful Eagle Scout candidate chooses project benefitting Summit County

April 25, 2017 — When Bountiful teenager Walker Gentry began exploring ideas for a service project to earn his Eagle Scout award, a family friend suggested he consider selecting a project to benefit children in Summit County. Gentry, who is 17 years old and a member of the Church […]

Learn more »

Court Report: April 8-11, 2017

April 21, 2017 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on April 11 and April 17, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Aaron James Job, 28, of Park City, entered a guilty plea to failure to respond to an […]

Learn more »

Summit County’s Children’s Justice Center opens its doors to the community

April 21, 2017 — Melissa McKain says children who have been abused must become a priority for the residents of Summit County. "If we can't support our children when they need us the most, then we have failed them," said McKain, director of the county's Children's Justice Center. The […]

Learn more »

Summit County Republican Party convention nears

April 21, 2017 — Every two years, Summit County's Republican Party elects new leaders who are tasked with running the meetings and conventions for the upcoming election cycle. This week, Summit County Republicans will be dusting off their party credentials for the upcoming organizing convention, scheduled to be held […]

Learn more »

Summit County Council selects group to develop neighborhood plan for Kimball Junction

April 21, 2017 — Summit County has now created a Blue Ribbon Citizen's Advisory Committee that will be tasked with developing a preliminary neighborhood master plan for Kimball Junction and the surrounding areas. The Summit County Council interviewed and selected six citizens on Wednesday for at-large positions on the […]

Learn more »

Three seats filled on East Side Planning Commission

April 21, 2017 — Most of Sean Wharton's time spent on the Eastern Summit County Planning Commission has been dedicated to rewriting the development code and adjustments of the zoning boundaries. Wharton, a two-term commissioner who lives in Marion, said he recently reapplied for his seat on the planning […]

Learn more »

Winter ticks latch onto Utah’s moose

April 18, 2017 — Since their migration into Northern Utah in the early 1900s, moose have become an iconic image for communities along the central Wasatch Mountains. But a moose sighting on Main Street in Park City last week revealed a grim fact about the area's most beloved species: […]

Learn more »

Jeremy Ranch man dies after crashing into a tree on State Road 65

April 18, 2017 — The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Jeremy Ranch man who was killed Sunday after his car struck a tree at a high rate of speed in the East Canyon area of Morgan County. At 11:22 a.m., Utah Highway Patrol troopers […]

Learn more »

Oakley leaders agree to accept nature preserve along Weber River

April 18, 2017 — Oakley City on Wednesday agreed to accept the Stevens Nature Preserve, a 23-acre swath of land along the Weber River, to preserve riverfront access and prevent future development from occurring. Oakley City Council members voted 3-1 to accept the nature preserve, with Tiny Woolstenhulme dissenting. […]

Learn more »

Weekend fire destroys cabin in Woodland

April 18, 2017 — Large flames ravaged a vacant cabin in Woodland on Sunday when an afternoon fire overtook the structure. At around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, fire crews from the South Summit Fire Protection District responded to the cabin in the Diamond Bar X Ranch in Woodland. Firefighters […]

Learn more »

Sheriff’s Report: including three burglary cases

April 18, 2017 — According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to several calls between Monday, April 10, and Sunday, April 16, including three vehicle burglary cases. Sunday, April 16 No significant incidents were reported. Saturday, April 15 Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Road 224 for expired registration […]

Learn more »

Utah Department of Transportation rolls out details for Interstate 80 road projects

April 14, 2017 — Wildlife advocates say they are thrilled with the Utah Department of Transportation's commitment to provide wildlife mitigation along Interstate 80. Over the last several months, citizens, in particular members of the nonprofit organization Save People Save Wildlife, have raised serious concerns with UDOT about the […]

Learn more »

Utah Avalanche Center will release final advisory of the season on Sunday

April 14, 2017 — The Utah Avalanche Center will issue its final regular season avalanche advisory on Sunday and forecasters are hoping to end the season on a high note. As of Friday, there had been no avalanche fatalities reported this season. According to the avalanche center, an average […]

Learn more »

Summit County’s Mental Wellness Alliance to host health summit

April 14, 2017 — While members of Summit County's Mental Wellness Alliance have worked tirelessly to take on the mental health initiative, Summit County Health Department Director Rich Bullough says "the community needs to own it now too." The Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance, comprised of several agencies and […]

Learn more »

Summit County Council not ready to revisit proposed East Side zoning map

April 14, 2017 — The Summit County Council has yet to revisit the zoning district map that is being proposed for the East Side of the county, more than a year after the Eastern Summit County Planning Commission handed it to the council. In December 2015, Planning Commissioners forwarded […]

Learn more »

Basin Planning Commission to hold an open house about Canyons Village Master Plan

April 14, 2017 — The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission is scheduled to meet in a special session on Tuesday to discuss the proposed Canyons Village Master Plan. The Planning Commission is scheduled to host an open house about the master plan at 3:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Richins Building […]

Learn more »