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Park City Police are investigating a possible homicide, but very little is being said at this point. 


The group, Citizens Against the Wall, represents a group of basin residents trying to prevent UDOT from installing a 3200 foot long, 18 foot high, noise barrier along I-80 near Jeremy Ranch.  KPCW’s been following the story and Carolyn Murray has these updates.

The algal bloom advisories in effect at two Summit County reservoirs were lifted today. 

The Summit County Health Department reports that the most recent testing of the Rockport and Echo reservoir waters has determined that the blooms are now below harmful levels and all recreational activities may be safely resumed.

The Summit County Council will host a public hearing tonight at 6 at the Sheldon Richins Building on a special exception request from the developer of the Little Valley subdivision, a proposed 12 lot development next to Lewis Park near Silver Creek. 

A petition signed by nearly 300 people objects to the special exception request by the developer of the proposed Little Valley subdivision, the Milton Bitner Company.

Bison Shot in Peoa Pasture

Oct 31, 2017

Last week, a man reported one of his bison was shot and killed on his ranch in Peoa.  The Sheriff’s Department received the complaint calling the incident a livestock problem.  Carolyn Murray has this:

OK 3 AIR Sues Summit County Man For Defamation

Oct 31, 2017
Heber City Airport

On August 9th, Heber City Airport’s Fixed Base Operator – known as an FBO -  OK3 Air - filed a lawsuit in the Summit County’s 3rd District Court claiming defamation and tortious interference.  On Wednesday, the case will be considered on a motion to dismiss by the defendant.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Girls Giving Fund-Park City Community Foundation

The Girls Giving Fund was launched this past June by a 12 year old Park City girl.  It’s made up of middle school girls who have come together to raise money for local issues affecting children. Carolyn Murray has this:

Here's this week's Miner Nation Report with Morgan Lukrich.

Judge Paige Petersen, who serves Summit County's Third District Court, has been named to the Utah Supreme Court pending confirmation by the Utah Senate. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.


Summit County voters approved two, half-percent sales tax increases last year for transportation and transit needs. The county didn't start collecting the taxes - estimated to raise more than $8 million each year - until this past April so only about half of that amount was collected. KPCW's Melissa Allison tells us what the county is using their cut for.