Justin Martinez

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Amir Caus about an application for a change of use of an accessory building in Silver Creek; Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez  talks about the overwhelming support county residents have shown his department; Julie Glusker is the new Head of Athlete Career and Education for the US Ski and Snowboard Association and Becca Lael and Katrina Kmak with the Park City Library talk about some upcoming programs.


The Local News Hour is KPCW's flagship news program, hosted by News Director Leslie Thatcher.

Renai Bodley / KPCW

The Summit County Sheriff says he will keep a cease-and-desist order he put in place Friday afternoon for helicopters at the Sundance Film Festival, despite a judge's ruling that allows the choppers to keep landing through the weekend. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

A 40-year-old homicide case was finally solved this week, but no one will be going to jail. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

After three months on the job, Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez is settling into the job and says it was a much bigger change than he expected.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.  

Summit County Sheriff-elect Justin Martinez says he's putting the emphasis on training to hopefully avoid situations like the recent controversy and violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Rick Brough has more.

After 12 years, Summit County has a new sheriff-elect - Justin Martinez . The No. 2 man in the current sheriff's administration was elected to office TUesday night. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Two of the most-watched local political contests this year are the races for Summit County Sheriff and County Attorney.

New campaign finance reports this week show incumbent County Attorney David Brickey outspending his challenger, former Third District Court Judge Robert Hilder.

Meanwhile, Sheriff candidate Justin Martinez is swamping his opponent Kris Henricksen in terms of money spent and raised. Rick Brough has more.

Sheriff Candidates Differentiate Themselves At Forum

Oct 21, 2014
KPCW file photo

Candidates for Summit County Sheriff answered questions at the KPCW-Park Record 2014 Election Forum Monday evening. Justin Martinez said he would be the people's sheriff; Kris Hendriksen said he would make everyone feel safe inside their homes. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

KPCW file photo

The opposing candidates for Summit County Sheriff appeared before Park City Rotary Tuesday, discussing items such as the Sheriff Department relations with the community, the color of their vehicles, and deputies who live outside the county. Rick Brough has more.