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Citizens of the Wasatch Back were able to see Five candidates running to represent District 26 in the Utah Senate participated in a forum in Heber on June 13th. The event was sponsored by the Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake. KPCW’s David Boyle has more:

New Alcohol Laws Cause Concerns For Restaurateurs

Jun 15, 2018
Shabu- Park City

In 2017 the Utah Legislature passed an Alcohol Amendment Bill that eliminated the Dining Club Liquor License category.  It takes effect July 1st.  Restaurant and Bar owners who previously held the Dining Club license, which allowed for alcohol service, have been forced to change their business model to accommodate the new law. Many Restaurateurs have found it complicated and cumbersome and they’re worried about the long term effects the new law will have on business. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Willow Creek Fire near Strawberry reservoir is 25% contained. David Boyle has more:

A sentence of up to five years in the Utah State Prison has been handed down to an out-of-state fugitive. He was caught in Summit County and committed a number of offenses here. Rick Brough has more:

It’s less than two weeks before the voting for Utah’s primary election is completed and tallied on Tuesday, June 26th. With that in mind, former County Democratic Party Char Glenn Wright wants voters to know that they can register as Democrat or Republican for the election—even temporarily, if you lie. Rick Brough has more:

 

Candidates for Utah’s First Congressional District participated in a forum at Park City Library on Thursday June 14. They spoke to an audience of about 20 people and addressed many topics, although the conversation was perhaps most lively when the candidates discussed the U.S. justice system. David Boyle has more:

  The Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters hosted the candidates for Congressional District 1 in a forum in Park City on Thursday June 14th. Democratic candidates Kurt Weiland and Lee Castillo as well as United Utah candidate Eric Eliason were all in attendance. The Incumbent Republican Rob Bishop did not respond to invitations to the event.

Part 2 features the candidates giving closing remarks as well as answering the following questions

"It's been said the justice system is racist, do you think it is racist and why?"

The Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters hosted the candidates for Congressional District 1 in a forum in Park City on Thursday June 14th. Democratic candidates Kurt Weiland and Lee Castillo as well as United Utah candidate Eric Eliason were all in attendance. The Incumbent Republican Rob Bishop did not respond to invitations to the event.

Part 1 features the candidates introducing themselves and answering the following questions

"What do you think about immigrant children being separated from parents, and what's the solution?"

Henefer Fire Burns Six Acres Before Its Contained

Jun 14, 2018
Summit County

On Thursday afternoon, a wildfire in the Fire Canyon area in North Summit burned about six acres. It is a state wildlife management area on the southeast bench of the town of Henefer. Carolyn Murray has this:

 

Developer Henry Sigg introduced his proposal, called "The Marketplace at Silver Creek Center" to the Snyderville planning Commission this week. 

On Wednesday, he talked about the plan, which included a grocery store, amphitheater, other retail, and residential. Rick Brough has more:

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