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New Peace House site publically unveiled

June 20, 2017 — When Jane Patten arrived at the site of the new Peace House campus Tuesday morning, she broke out into a wide smile. Wooden stakes and purple flags outlined the footprint of what will be the new multi-million dollar Peace House facility. The campus will be […]

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Kamas City Council race attracts enough candidates to force a primary election

June 20, 2017 — The Kamas City Council race has attracted enough candidates, including several political newcomers who are concerned about the city's future, to force a primary election in August. Voters will narrow the pool for two seats on the City Council, currently held by Diane Atkinson and […]

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Pig in the Park organizers hope to raise funds for Summit County Children’s Justice Center

June 20, 2017 — Harry Kirschner's involvement with the Summit County nonprofit organization Community for Children's Justice, which supports the Children's Justice Center, happened serendipitously last year. In 2016, the Prospector resident was browsing Park City's list of nonprofit organizations when he came across the Children's Justice Center. After […]

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Sheriff’s Report

June 20, 2017 — According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to several calls between Sunday, June 11, and Sunday, June 18, including two thefts. Sunday, June 18 Employees at a business in the Kimball Junction area contacted dispatch after a fraudulent transaction was made in the […]

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Jeremy Ranch residents sound off on noise wall

June 16, 2017 — Standing near an 18-foot-long strip of black paper hanging from the ceiling, Jim Howell spoke frankly about why he would support a noise wall of that height along Interstate 80 near his home in a lower Jeremy Ranch neighborhood. "I think it is a good […]

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Summit County leaders pass resolution supporting public lands and national monuments

June 16, 2017 — Wednesday, Summit County Council members agreed to join Salt Lake City and Castle Valley in passing a resolution urging Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and state legislators to stop using taxpayers' money to fund the transfer of control of public lands to the state. The council […]

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Summit County narrowly approves $100,000 toward Wasatch ideals

June 16, 2017 — The Summit County Council narrowly agreed to reallocate a $100,000 pledge from the Mountain Accord to the Central Wasatch Commission, an agency that is being created to implement the goals set by the Accord. After a 30-minute discussion on Wednesday, County Council members approved the […]

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Mosquitoes are out and about

June 16, 2017 — Bryan Stephens says the county's Mosquito Abatement District uses biology to fight biology when eradicating blood-sucking insects that act as vectors for viruses such as West Nile. "We use BTI (bacillus thuringiensis israelensisa), a natural occurring bacteria found in soil, to kill mosquitoes," said Stephens, […]

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Wasatch Powderbird Guides requests a new 10-year permit

June 16, 2017 — The Salt Lake Ranger District, of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, has initiated a 30-day public comment period for a project to renew an outfitting and guiding permit for Wasatch Powderbird Guides. The re-issued permit does not represent any change to the scope or intensity of […]

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Court Report: Monday, June 12, 2017

June 16, 2017 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, June 12 in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Charles Dwight Caster, 18, of Salt Lake City, entered a guilty plea to attempted failure to respond to an […]

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New beauty trend requires salons to get body-art permits

June 14, 2017 — Microblading — a beauty technique used to shape and fill in eyebrows — is a new trend in the cosmetology world. Salons in Summit County have been eager to offer the semi-permanent tattoos meant to mimic tiny hairs, but Environmental Health Scientist Rebecka Hullinger says […]

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Oakley City Council race produces diverse candidate field

June 13, 2017 — The Oakley City Council race has produced a diverse field of candidates who will be on the ballot for the August primary election, including an incumbent council member and a former Summit County Sheriff. In August, voters will be narrowing the field for two seats […]

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Pedestrian passage requested for Jeremy Ranch area

June 13, 2017 — Nearly four years ago, Jeremy Ranch resident Jennifer Terry created a page on Facebook to raise awareness about Summit County's plans to redesign the interchange at the entrance of her neighborhood. At the time, Terry's daughters were students at Jeremy Ranch Elementary School and often […]

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Coalville City gears up to host annual barbecue festival

June 13, 2017 — Over the last several years, Coalville City's annual barbecue festival has evolved into an event that attracts nearly 2,000 people to the county seat for the one-day function. The event was first created nearly a decade ago to mark the 100-year anniversary of one of […]

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Replay Resorts breaks ground on LIFT condo project

June 13, 2017 — After a successful sales season resulting in over $50 million in sales and over 70 percent of condominium residences sold, representatives from Replay Resorts were joined by Berkshire Hathaway, TCFC and Wadsworth Construction recently for the official ground breaking ceremony on the building site located […]

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Sheriff’s Report: high-speed pursuit terminated

June 13, 2017 — According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to several calls between Sunday, June 4, and Saturday, June 10, including a non-injury accident and high-speed pursuit. Saturday, June 10 Dispatch received a report that an unoccupied vehicle was seen in the river prior to the Morgan […]

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PHOTOS: Basin Fieldhouse’s expansion celebration

June 13, 2017 — The Basin Recreation Fieldhouse held an expansion celebration Saturday morning, June 10, 2017. Activities at the Fieldhouse were free all day, with a myriad of classes, kids’ activities and more. (Tanzi Propst/Park Record) Link to full gallery here: https://parkrecordphoto.smugmug.com/PHOTOS-Basin-Recreation-Fieldhouses-Expansion-Celebration/

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UPDATED: Dead Dog Fire closes U.S. Highway 40, grows to 2,000 acres in Moffat County near Utah border

June 12, 2017 — The Dead Dog Fire has exploded to about 2,000 acres mid-afternoon Monday, according to Bureau of Land Management spokesperson David Boyd. Officials closed U.S. Highway 40 between Dinosaur and Skull Creek in western Moffat County near the Utah border shortly after 3 p.m., Boyd said. […]

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UDOT study reveals noise wall warranted near Jeremy Ranch

June 9, 2017 — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is considering constructing Summit County's first concrete noise wall along the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Jeremy Ranch to mitigate traffic noise. UDOT completed an environmental study, including a noise analysis, over several weeks during the winter from […]

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Flood and drowning risks remain as water levels peak

June 9, 2017 — Summit County residents are being urged to avoid recreating near or wading into rivers as the flood and drowning risks are expected to remain high for several more days. Last week, the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the Weber River between the […]

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