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The West Nile Virus has been detected in three counties in Northern Utah.  It has not shown up in humans at this reporting but the Health Department is concerned about getting the word out that the virus has been detected and letting folks know that people and horses are more susceptible to the illness caused by the virus. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Summit County Attorney’s Office has released an emergency alert identifying dangerous, controlled substances were shipped from overseas to at least one Park City address. Some of the drugs have been intercepted but there is concern that more may have been distributed throughout the community. There are four juveniles who are known to have received the controlled substances from a foreign origin. The substances were ordered from the “dark web”. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The acting director of the Summit County Recorder’s office has filed to run for the office in November’s election.

The filling window at the county clerk’s office is open until today at 5:00 pm for candidates to throw their hats in the ring.

The county’s elected Recorder/Surveyor, Mary Ann Trussell, resigned from the job as of July 1st. That left the county to hold a special election for a two-year position to fill out the rest of her term.

The acting Recorder is Rhonda Francis, who has now filed to run as a Democrat. She’s the only contender at this time.

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The Park City Council has some big goals to eliminate the city’s carbon footprint. Staff’s latest find includes putting cows and horses out to pasture. Melissa Allison has more:

Local law enforcement has issued an alert about a dangerous synthetic drug that may be in our community.  This drug has ties to "Pink", the synthetic opioid that police say killed two teens in the Park City area in 2016.  Please see the statement below and stay tuned to KPCW for updates.

The St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series had a change in venue last week, now they’re hoping to make the change permanent.

The Grace Potter concert on July 13 was held at City Park after a conflict in schedule meant that Quinn’s Junction was unavailable. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr says they’re now hoping to make City Park the venue for the remaining August and September concerts.

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.

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