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Recent Stories in Summit County

Project proposed at the former Colby School site rouses residents

February 17, 2017 — Residents in the three neighborhoods surrounding the former Colby School property along the east side of State Road 224 pleaded with the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission for nearly two hours on Valentine’s Day to deny the hotel project that is being proposed at the site. […]

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Truck plummets over guardrail in Echo Canyon

February 17, 2017 — A 62-year-old Wyoming man died on Tuesday after his truck plummeted over a guardrail on Interstate 80 into the Weber River near Echo Canyon. Jeff A. Howard, of Kemmerer, Wyoming, was transported in a medical helicopter to a Salt Lake area hospital where he later […]

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Former Development Director Don Sargent appointed to East Side Planning Commission

February 17, 2017 — Former Summit County Community Development Director Don Sargent, who resigned in 2013 following an ethics investigation into his conduct as director, was appointed to serve on the Eastern Summit County Planning Commission. On Wednesday, the Summit County Council unanimously agreed to select Sargent to serve […]

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Heber-Kamas Ranger District has a new leader

February 17, 2017 — When Daniel Jauregui interned with the U.S. Forest Service in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest more than 10 years ago, the southern-Texas native fell in love with Utah’s topography. Jauregui worked as a wildlife biology trainee in the Logan Ranger District between 1999 and 2007. He […]

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Three killed in early morning crash outside of Heber

February 15, 2017 — Three people were killed in a head-on collision on U.S. 40 early Tuesday morning, causing law enforcement officials to temporarily close the highway for several hours. According to the Utah Patrol, Miguel J. Huitron, 27, of Salt Lake City, Cindy A. Cruz, 27, of West […]

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Summit County Council weighs grant requests for 2017

February 14, 2017 — The Summit County Council is considering awarding more than $330,000 in Recreation, Arts and Parks (RAP) Tax grants to fund dozens of projects county wide. Today, Feb. 15, the County Council is scheduled to approve the recommendations from the community-led RAP Tax Advisory committee, comprised […]

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County considers creating Silver Creek Sewer Assessment Area

February 14, 2017 — Summit County Health Department Director Rich Bullough recently urged the Summit County Council to seriously consider forming a voluntary assessment area in the lower Silver Creek neighborhood near the Interstate 80 and U.S. 40 junction. Most of the homes and businesses in the lower Silver […]

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Bill to end the use of gas chambers in animal shelters advances in the Utah Senate

February 14, 2017 — Ever since Summit County joined the no-kill movement for domestic animals, Sharon Cantwell has been advocating for more humane practices in other shelters across the state. Utah is one of four states in the country that still uses a gas chamber to euthanize animals and […]

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Woman collapses, dies at ropes course in Oakley

February 14, 2017 — A 51-year-old woman died on Saturday while watching her daughter participate in an Impact Trainings ropes course in Oakley. On Saturday, Feb. 11, deputies responded to Weber Canyon Road to assist medical personnel after a woman reportedly went into cardia arrest, according to the Summit […]

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Man punched in the face for refusing to give stranger money for beer

February 14, 2017 — A stranger reportedly punched a 31-year-old Park City man in the face several times on Friday night after he refused to give him money for beer, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. At around 11:15 p.m. on Friday, a man at an apartment complex […]

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Sheriff’s Report: deputies break car window and take suspects into custody

February 14, 2017 — A man and woman refused to get out of their car which was blocking traffic near a gas station in the Snyderville Basin last week, causing law enforcement officials to break one of the windows and take the couple into custody. At around 7 a.m. […]

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Public hearing about East Side code changes

February 14, 2017 — Public hearing about East Side code changes The Summit County Council has scheduled a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the County Courthouse in Coalville. The hearing will cover the proposed changes to Chapter 4 of the Eastern Summit County Development […]

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Utah’s Olympic legacy still burns bright 15 years later

February 10, 2017 — If you want to watch world-class athletes train or are an aspiring competitor in winter sports yourself, where do you go? For more nearly 20 years, it’s probably been the Utah Olympic Park. Since the 2002 Winter Games, the world-class training facility has continued to […]

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District 53 lawmaker is learning the ropes

February 10, 2017 — Freshman lawmaker Logan Wilde, who holds the District 53 seat in the Utah House of Representatives, says he is “just trying to get his feet wet” during his first few weeks of the legislative session. Wilde, a Republican and former Morgan County Councilor, has enthusiastically […]

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Two new members appointed to the Basin Planning Commission

February 10, 2017 — Two people were appointed this week to the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission after former members Greg Lawson and Julia Collins unexpectedly resigned. The Summit County Council selected Malena Stevens, the Park City Police Department’s victim advocate, and Thomas Cooke, the owner of a local software […]

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Basin commissioners’ resignations leave seats open

February 7, 2017 — Two Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioners recently announced their resignations from the seven-member board, with one commissioner stepping down less than a year into her first term. Last week, Greg Lawson officially announced he would be leaving his position because he and his family moved to […]

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Large commercial and housing project proposed for Promontory Development

February 7, 2017 — A large commercial and housing project that is being proposed for the southernmost 800 acres of Promontory Development has raised serious concerns with residents who live in Brown’s Canyon. Promontory Development is considering asking the Summit County to amend Promontory’s Specially Planned Area agreement to […]

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Sheriff’s Report: Feb. 7-9, 2017

February 7, 2017 — According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous calls between Sunday, Jan. 29, and Sunday, Feb. 5, including a theft at a business in the Basin. Sunday, Feb. 5 A woman contacted dispatch after her boyfriend allegedly removed the bed covers from her and […]

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Utah lawmaker proposes bill requiring the testing of all sexual assault kits

February 7, 2017 — A Utah lawmaker introduced a measure recently that would require the state to test all sexual assault evidence, including backlogged kits, and create a tracking system for victims to follow their cases. Sponsored by Rep. Angela Romero, a Democrat whose district includes Salt Lake, the […]

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Commissioners approve two water pipelines for Eastern Summit County

February 7, 2017 — For more than a century, ranchers and farmers in Eastern Summit County have used open-ditch irrigation systems for outdoor watering and livestock. But, some of the rushing waters in North and South Summit will soon stop. Last week, the Eastern Summit County Planning Commission unanimously […]

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