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Court report: March 16

March 18, 2019 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, March 11, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Butch Harris Luffman, 41, of Park City, entered guilty pleas to two violations of a protective order, both class

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Emails to Summit County’s legislators show heated debate over Medicaid expansion rollback

March 16, 2019 — The Utah Legislature's 2019 session wrapped up on Thursday after 45 days where debate over significant policy overhauls reached a fever pitch early and, seemingly, never died down. From the start, Summit County's GOP representatives were at the center of a firestorm when Republican state

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Developer says ‘it’s time’ for a Snyderville Basin retail hub east of U.S. 40

March 16, 2019 — The major retail and housing project that was proposed a year ago near the intersection of Silver Creek Drive and U.S 40 is still on the table.

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Summit County agrees to settlement in Mountain Accord lawsuit

March 15, 2019 — Summit County and Park City, along with the other cities and counties involved in the now-defunct Mountain Accord, recently agreed to pay $11,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by landowners in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The suit, filed in 2016, asserted that the Mountain Accord violated

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Summit County approves list of projects for 2019

March 15, 2019 — Summit County's elected officials are taking a different approach in 2019 to how they address the issues identified as priorities for the county. The County Council, with the help of staff, has outlined specific projects to focus on in the coming months to help further

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Sheriff’s report: Jar containing between $3,000 and $5,000 stolen from Francis home

March 14, 2019 — According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement responded to several calls between Sunday, March 3, and Sunday, March 10, including the theft of a jar containing between $3,000 and $5,000 from a home in Francis. Sunday, March 10 Deputies performed 10 traffic stops

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Summit County pushes back against electric scooter bill

March 12, 2019 — A bill in the Utah Legislature would legalize the use of electric scooters on streets across the state and allow cities to promote their use.

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Park City man arrested for pulling knife on Uber driver

March 12, 2019 — A 25-year-old man from Park City was arrested over the weekend after pulling a knife on an Uber driver and threatening him in an attempt to get a free ride, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office. Lt. Andrew Wright, with the Sheriff's Office, said

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Court report: Francis man sentenced to one year in jail for sexual exploitation of a minor

March 12, 2019 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, March 4, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Douglas Edwin Marcus, 57, of Prue, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance with the

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Summit County Council approves first new development in four years

March 10, 2019 — The Summit County Council on Wednesday approved the first new development since the passing of the Snyderville Basin General Plan in 2015, which included a policy restricting new projects beyond what has already been permitted. The provision was included in the general plan because there

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Moose kicks dog in Pinebrook, highlighting safety concerns

March 9, 2019 — A moose kicked a Pinebrook woman’s dog last week, reminding her of the dangers wildlife can pose to pets and people.

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Summit County prepares for Jeremy Ranch interchange project

March 9, 2019 — A major construction project that is expected to impact thousands of residents in Jeremy Ranch and Pinebrook is set to begin later this spring.

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Toxic lime spill cleanup on Bitner Road in Kimball Junction continues (w/ video)

March 8, 2019 — The efforts to clean up more than 20,000 pounds of toxic quicklime on Bitner Road in Kimball Junction continued days after a dump truck first spilled the substance on the road.

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Sheriff’s report: $4,000 worth of jewelry missing after Basin hotel stay

March 7, 2019 — According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement responded to several calls between Monday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, March 2, including a report of $4,000 worth of jewelry missing following a hotel stay in the Snyderville Basin. Saturday, March 2 Deputies responded to a

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Summit County Council considers $50,000 for Central Wasatch Commission

March 7, 2019 — Summit County Council members may soon be faced with deciding whether to continue contributing financially to the Central Wasatch Commission to have a say in decisions about growth and development in the central Wasatch Mountains. Elected officials had an informal conversation last week about whether

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Two members appointed to the East Side Planning Commission

March 6, 2019 — The Eastern Summit County Planning Commission is now set. The Summit County Council last week appointed Clint Benson to the seven-member planning panel alongside incumbent Rich Sonntag. Benson replaces three-term commissioner Tonja Hanson. Hanson was first appointed in 2010 and was not eligible to reapply.

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Snyderville Basin Recreation District hopes to reduce fire risk in Summit Park open space

March 6, 2019 — Whenever officials identify the communities in Summit County that would be the most susceptible to a devastating wildfire, Summit Park often rises to the top of the list. The homes in Summit Park are built in heavily wooded areas with steep terrain and limited road

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Summit County Council delays decision on Bitner housing project

March 5, 2019 — The Summit County Council last week revisited the housing and retail project proposed on Bitner Road in Kimball Junction and determined the plan has changed enough in recent months to require further review of the application. The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission first endorsed the project,

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Court report: Wanship man sentenced to two months in jail for DUI

March 5, 2019 — According to the Summit County Attorney's Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, Feb. 25, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center: Marie Bernadette Palicia, 36, of Park City, entered a guilty plea to failure to remain at the scene of

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Truck driver sentenced for nearly running cars off the road in December

March 3, 2019 — A semi-truck driver from California who in December forced several cars off the road during a police pursuit in the Snyderville Basin will not serve any additional jail time. Dustin Charles Cullom, 41, of Chico, California, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and failure to respond

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