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Election Season Begins In Wasatch County

Mar 14, 2018
Wasatch County

Wasatch County has a total of ten seats that will be on November’s ballot. The filing period for prospective candidates closes at the end of  business on Thursday. This report by Carolyn Murray covers filings as of Tuesday, March 13, at 5 p.m.:

Park City Dusts Off The E-Bikes For Another Run

Mar 14, 2018

With warmer temperatures and spring just around the corner, Park City and Summit County are looking at dusting off the e-bikes and will make them available for locals and visitors wanting to get out of their cars beginning April 28. Melissa Allison has more:

PCHS Student Walkout

A student walkout at the Kearns school campus in Park City called out Utah’s congressional delegation and National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre for allowing gun rights to supersede their right to life.  Wednesday, students left class at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes, streaming into the high school parking lot. Carolyn Murray has this:

The 2018 candidate filing window closes at the end of business on Thursday.  Two contenders have filed for the State Senate seat being vacated by Kevin Van Tassell (R-District 26).  Jack Rubin, who lives in Park City, is one of them.  Rick Brough reports:


Chambers Trail runs between Hillside Ave. and Swede Alley but for years has been called, to put it nicely, the Dog Doo trail. In spite of the colorful name, Park City staff is working on giving the little trail a face lift in hopes people will reframe the trail with something more meaningful. Melissa Allison has more:

A public hearing before the Coalville City Council Monday night drew more than 300 people to discuss the Wohali project, which proposes 500 high-end homes and a golf course west of Interstate 80.  Rick Brough has more:

The recently concluded Utah legislative session had some good news for Summit County... and some bad news, as well.  On some issues, the county still has questions, as Rick Brough tells us:

When participants at Monday's Summit County Council retreat discussed advancing transportation in a clean, efficient way, they weren't afraid to consider futuristic options.  Rick Brough has details:

At the Summit County Council's annual retreat on Monday, members talked about where they see the county 12 years out.  As Rick Brough reports, that timeframe wasn't chosen accidentally:

After a lengthy public hearing, the Coalville City Council voted 3-2 to annex a 1,500-acre property west of Interstate 80. But city officials said Monday night that although they decided to annex the so-called Wohali tract -- named for its hopeful developers, Wohali Partners LLC -- it does not automatically mean approval to build 500 high-end residences and a golf course.  Rick Brough has details: