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Hard news covering local government: Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County - city and county councils, planning boards, water entities and issues specific the Wasatch Back.

For the second day in a row, rain has helped curtail the Dollar Ridge Fire.

The Dollar Ridge Fire has burned 52,000 acres in Wasatch and Duchesne counties, during the past 10 days. Some rain fall Sunday and Monday gave fire fighters an opportunity to suppress the fire.

Containment of the fire jumped to 35% on Sunday at the end of the day on Monday containment was at 45%.

Highway 40 is now open although U-DOT asks that drivers slow down, to 35 mph near milepost 50 and keep traffic flowing.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives $33K Grant

Jul 10, 2018
Women's Giving Fund Grant 2018

The Women’s Giving Fund awarded the 2018 high impact grant of $33,000 to Big Brother, Big Sister of Park City.  The foundation started in 2013 raising a $1 million endowment. The money generated is earmarked to support programs that support women and children throughout Summit County. Carolyn Murray has this:


The Park City Summit County Arts Council has a few events coming up and invited local artists to show off their stuff. Melissa Allison has more:

The theme for this month’s Lunchtime Learning at the PC MARC, is Strategies for a Sustainable Income in Retirement. 

Certified Financial Planner Jon Neilson says the financial advisement industry has a low barrier to entry, and the public doesn’t have a great idea of the difference in titles.

“There is hundreds of titles out there, and unfortunately a lot of them don’t have any legal or regulator meaning. So, for example, financial advisor, financial consultant, wealth manager, those have no legal or regulatory meaning.”

A recent Park City High School graduate – one of three charged with harassing another student in a weight-lifting class—has entered a guilty plea, in abeyance, in exchange for a reduced charge.

The defendant, 18-year-old Bernhardt Pederson, entered the plea in Third District Court Monday morning.

Under the plea agreement, Pederson is pleading to one count of Disorderly Conduct, a Class B Misdemeanor. He was originally charged with Sexual Battery.

Heber City

Heber City officials, residents and business owners have talked for years about the need to divert traffic off US Highway 40 with a bypass road. The Heber Valley Chamber Bureau wants the state of Utah to deed a 6 mile stretch of the highway to Heber City in order to take through traffic around the downtown area. Carolyn Murray has this:  

Lodging Business In Park City Is Up This Summer

Jul 9, 2018
Park City Chamber Bureau

Summertime bookings in the Park City area are hard to predict but nightly reservations for August are up over last year.  Business travel for mid-week frequently gets booked years in advance but weekend visitors coming to Park City tend to decide more on the spur of the moment. Taxes, room rates, booking practices and occupancy all play into evaluating the summer business climate.   Carolyn Murray has this:


The Park City Summit County Arts Council Executive Director Hadley Dynak handed in her resignation last week. Melissa Allison has more:

Prospector Ave. Becomes One-Way During Construction

Jul 9, 2018

Before winter hits – Prospector Ave. will be Park City’s first complete street of its size. Stapp Construction started early Monday morning. Melissa Allison has more:


A Park City resident and author is scheduled for a book signing on July 13 for his second book entitled, Heatwave. Melissa Allison has more: