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Mirror Lake Highway delays

The Heber-Kamas Ranger District has announced that drivers may experience delays when driving down the Mirror Lake Highway through Friday, Sept. 27, as three crews from the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands and one crew from the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest will be conducting hazardous tree removal.

Crews will be removing trees on the highway from the Highline Trailhead (34 miles from Kamas) and will continue north to the North Slope road turnoff (30 miles south of Evanston, Wyoming).

Flaggers from the Utah Department of Transportation will be stationed on the highway during each day of tree removal to direct the flow of traffic.

Wildfire Preparedness Fair

Summit County, Park City and the Park City Fire District will host a Community Wildfire Preparedness Fair, free to all Summit County residents, this Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Park City Fire District Station (736 Bitner Rd.).

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Topics covered will include "Creating Defensible Space," "Wildfire Preparedness 101" and "What to have in your Emergency Bug-Out Kit."

There will also be children’s activities, food, vendors, a wildland trailer tour and free family preparedness guides available.

County book release

Summit County will host a release event for the new book "Under One Sky," an assemblage of photos of scenic highways and byways of the county. The event is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 30, at the Old Rockport Church in Wanship, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Summit County Historian NaVee Vernon coordinated the production of the book.

The evening will include cowboy poetry and music courtesy of In Cahoots. The event price for "Under One Sky" is $15 and is $20 regular price.

RAP Tax deadline approaching

The deadline for applying for the Summit County 2013 Recreation, Arts and Parks (RAP) Tax grants is Friday, Oct. 4 at 12 p.m.

The following publicly owned or operated facilities qualify for grant money: parks, campgrounds, marinas, docks, golf courses, playgrounds, athletic fields, gymnasiums, swimming pools, trail systems or other facilities used for recreational purposes.

Interested applicants must submit three hard copies of the application, including all backup documentation, to Summit County Assistant Manager Anita Lewis. They should be postmarked: Attn: Anita Lewis, Summit County Court House, P.O. Box 128, Coalville, UT 84017. An electronic copy of the application can also be e-mailed to . by 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4.

Hard copies of the application can also be delivered by the same deadline to the following locations: Information Office, Summit County Courthouse, 60 N. Main St., Coalville; Summit County Service Building, 110 N. Main St., Kamas; Sheldon Richins Building, 6505 N. Landmark Dr., Park City.

Applicant interviews are scheduled for mid-October and the RAP/Recreation Advisory Committee will present recommendations to the Summit County Council by mid-November.