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Summit County takes lead in reducing carbon footprint

January 17, 2019 — Summit County officials recently unveiled the installation of 346 solar panels at the Sheldon Richins Building in Kimball Junction.

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Semi-truck fire closes eastbound Interstate 80 in Summit County

January 16, 2019 — A semi-truck that caught fire closed eastbound Interstate 80 at the Silver Creek junction Wednesday morning, causing significant congestion in a commute already impacted by snowy conditions. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the semi-truck caught fire near the U.S. 40 interchange at roughly 7:30

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Few commuters taking advantage of remote parking lot on Kilby Road

January 16, 2019 — Commuters have been slow to start using the new remote parking lot on Kilby Road, something Summit County officials say they expected.

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Government shutdown impacting federal workers in Summit County

January 15, 2019 — Stephanie Graham, a Summit Park resident, has been a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for more than four years. But, she said she may have to reconsider her career if the government shutdown lasts a couple more weeks.

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Court report: Henefer man sentenced to 10 days in jail for DUI

January 13, 2019 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, Jan. 7, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Paul Robert Crandall, 32, of Wanship, entered a guilty plea to DUI, a third-degree felony. Sentencing is scheduled for

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Traffic signs on S.R. 224 part of in-vehicle traffic app development

January 13, 2019 — A Utah-based company is using electronic traffic signs on S.R. 224 to help develop an in-vehicle app to deliver information on traffic.

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New policy would allow Summit County employees to become wildland firefighters

January 12, 2019 — Summit County officials have created a new policy that would allow county staffers to train as wildland firefighters and respond to incidents on the eastern end of the county as needed.

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Senator looks to bring work requirements back to Medicaid expansion

January 12, 2019 — State Sen. Allen Christensen is floating a legislative revision to the Medicaid expansion plan voters approved on Election Day. One proposed change: reinstating the work requirement the Legislature approved and voters rejected, which would delay the process.

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Panelists at TRUCE forum slam state’s medical cannabis law

January 11, 2019 — More than 65 people attended a panel discussion put on by TRUCE in Park City on Tuesday that explored how the Utah Medical Cannabis act will affect patients, the medical community and law enforcement.

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Sheriff’s report: Heber City man shows up to court on Sunday intoxicated

January 10, 2019 — According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement responded to several calls between Monday, Dec. 31, and Sunday, Jan. 6, and arrested two people under suspicion of DUI. Sunday, Jan. 6 A Heber City man arrived at the Summit County Justice Court building because

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Summit County performs self-audit to gauge risk of fraud

January 9, 2019 — Summit County recently completed a self-audit at the urging of Utah State Auditor John Dougall to gauge the county’s risk for financial fraud.

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Summit County deputies shock man with a Taser three times at apartment

January 9, 2019 — Deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office shocked a Park City man with a Taser three times after he allegedly threatened his room with a mallet and then later resisted arrest.

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Utah’s snowpack is double what it was last year, but still below normal

January 8, 2019 — Utah’s snowpack is currently double what it was during the 2017-2018 winter, but it is still registering just below normal for this time of year.

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A Coalville man assaults his neighbor after dog killed

January 8, 2019 — A Coalville man allegedly assaulted his neighbor after his Chihuahua was attacked and killed by the man’s black Labrador mix.

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Rep. Logan Wilde ready to jump head first into third legislative session

January 8, 2019 — House District 53 Rep. Logan Wilde plans to sponsor nearly a dozen bills in the upcoming legislative session, which is scheduled to start on Jan. 28.

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Prop 2 advocates to host panel discussion in Park City amid lawsuit against governor

January 6, 2019 — A panel discussion about Proposition 2, Utah’s Medical Cannabis Act and a lawsuit challenging the state’s legislation is scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Park City.

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Summit County’s elected officials take oath of office

January 6, 2019 — Summit County Councilors Chris Robinson and Glenn Wright took the oath of office on Wednesday, alongside five other incumbent elected officials.

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Wyoming man pleads guilty but mentally ill to stabbing man in neck in eastern Summit County

January 5, 2019 — A Wyoming man pleaded guilty but mentally ill on Monday to stabbing a man in the neck in April at a convenience store in eastern Summit County.

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Summit County records four DUI arrests since new law took effect amid statewide dip

January 4, 2019 — Four drivers have been arrested in Summit County for suspicion of DUI since the state lowered the blood-alcohol content threshold to 0.05 at the end of December.

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Sheriff’s report: Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill woman

January 3, 2019 — Deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 73-year-old man from Park City for allegedly threatening to kill a woman.

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