Roger Armstrong

Doug Dolde

The Summit County Council Wednesday night was shown a proposal to expand the High Uintas Wilderness area in Summit County by 28,000 acres - about 16 percent.

The Council also heard public input from citizens who support the wilderness expansion - and other who are concerned how it will impact fire prevention, the watershed and livestock activity. Rick Brough has more.

Members of the Summit County Council are concerned about what's happening in the Mountain Accord process.

Talking to his colleagues Wednesday, Council Member Roger Armstrong spurred comments. He said that with time running out, the Accord discussions on transportation aren't getting down to brass tacks. More troubling, he said, Summit County is being treated as an afterthought, and it feels like the tenor of the meetings is tilting against a possible light rail up Parley's Canyon - but in favor of a rail up SAlt Lake's Cottonwood Canyon. Rick Brough has more.

Tour Of Utah Proved Successful

Aug 20, 2014
Cindy Kaiser

Nearly two weeks after the Tour of Utah passed through Summit County, leaders from the Kamas area say it was a well-run event.  That's an improvement over the last summer, when East Side mayors voiced some heartburn over the impact of bike races.

The Summit County Council Wednesday got a presentation on the status of the regional Mountain Accord planning process. But at the same time they voiced concerns about what information they're getting out of the process, or how they can be put forward their viewpoints. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County Manager Bob Jasper, along with Council members Roger Armstrong and Chris Robinson, made a trip to Denver Monday to talk with the Environmental Protection Agency about their plan to clean up the old mine tailings in the corridor of Lower Silver Creek. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County's Manager and his staff are looking for ways to create a beefed-up county ordinance governing pipelines while the Tesoro company is proposing a pipe from the Uintah Basin running through the county.

But that meant the staff were burning the midnight oil Wednesday night to meet a deadline. Rick Brough has more.

Because of a snafu, Summit County residents now have until April 21 to submit comments on the proposed Tesoro oil pipeline, which would run fromn the Uintah Basin, through Summit, to refineries in Salt Lake. Rick Brough has more.

County Council member Roger Armstrong says he's supportive of a change to Boyer Tech Park's development agreement - allowing the County Manager to determine early on if a prospective tenant fits with the allowed uses at the park.

Armstrong says he has confidence in County Manager Bob Jasper and Development Director Pat Putt. Rick Brough has more.

As we have reported, a proposal from Summit County got the sparks flying at a meeting with several East-side mayors. County Council member Roger Armstrong said it was probably for good reason.

The County is asking East-side cities to enter into inter-local agreements to provide some financial support for the services they get from the County Sheriff. Armstrong said the presentation of that could have been handled better. Rick Brough has more.

About 100 people turned out before the Summit County Council Wednesday night to discuss whether the Highland Estates neighborhood should be zoned to allow home-based small-contracting businesses. 

With a majority of the speakers against the charge, Council Chair Claudia McMullin told the crowd they haven't decided on any rezone or even if they're going to consider any changes for home-based businesses. Rick Brough has more.

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