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The next step in Summit County’s consideration of the proposed Lincoln Station development on Bitner Road will be a meeting July 23rd between the applicants and two county council members. One of them, Chris Robinson, says they want a tight Development Approval that will ensure the affordable housing stays that way.

The developer is asking to rezone his four-acre parcel, which now would allow just one unit, to a mixed-use project with 78 residential units and 5,300 square feet of commercial.

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Last year, the trial of three Uintah Basin defendants, charged with gang rape, could not be held in Summit County because an unusual number of those summoned for jury duty were no-shows.

Now there’s another twist to that story. An investigator for the Uintah County Attorney’s office has been charged with jury tampering, due to his contacts and conversations with the prospective jurors gathered at the Silver Creek Courthouse last December.

Charges were filed this week by the Summit County Attorney’s office against 38-year-old Jayson Chamberlain, of Roosevelt.

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Summit County Search and Rescue is looking for a missing Salt Lake Valley resident in the Wasatch-Cache Forest.

According to a press statement from the Sheriff’s Department, they were notified at about 12:30 Thursday about 66-year-old Ray Humpherys a resident of South Jordan. His family told authorities that he had not returned to camp, at about 10:00 pm on Wednesday night, in the Hidden Lake area.

The Kimball Art Center is inviting people to get their tickets now for a formal gala set to kick off the Kimball’s Art Fest weekend.

Amy Roberts, the Kimball’s communication director told KPCW the event is set for Thursday night, August 2nd, at the Dejoria Center near Kamas.

She said it’s a formal event, complete with gowns for the women and tuxes for the men. She had further details on the event, being organized by gala chair Maren Mullin.

The Park City Institute’s Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series rolls on with a performance on Monday evening from Chris Blue.

Chris Blue won season 12 of The Voice, a television singing competition on NBC, but Blue got his start at three-years-old singing with his family in churches in the South.

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After an investigation fire officials have determined the cause of the Deer Creek fire.

The Deer Creek fire started on Wednesday July 11, when sparks from a Heber Valley train caused flames to race up the hillside near the Deer Creek dam and burn 381 acres. A heavy rainstorm stopped the progress of the flames just a few hours later. Fire officials worked to put the flames out a few days later on the 16th.

KPCW spoke with Mark Nelson the executive director with Heber Valley Railroad. Nelson said the flames were a result of a ‘perfect storm’ of bad conditions.

Joining Cool Science Radio from NASA Goddard Space Center is Dr. Eric Christian, the Deputy Principal Investigator for the instrumentation package that will be on the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft that will launch in early August. The Parker Solar Probe Mission will fly closer to the Sun than any human-made object has ever gone. A mission 60 years in the making, Parker Solar Probe will make an historic journey to the sun's corona, a region of the solar atmosphere.

Summit County Chris Robinson has a recap of Wednesday’s meeting.  The second guest on the program is Kirsta Albert, Communications Director of the Wasatch County School District. Then, singer Chris Blue joins the program to talk about his performance July 23 as part of the Park City Big Stars Bright Night concert series.

Cool Science Radio speaks with Bill Andrews, Senior Associate Editor for Discover Magazine. Discover’s July/August issue features a section titled, "Everything Worth Knowing," and covers a broad range of topics about the Giza pyramids, clouds, personality, the Milky Way, mass extinctions, the science of music, octopuses, autonomous cars and more.

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