Summit County

Paul Hewitt, Park City Fire Service District Chief

 Wild weather hit the Park City area Friday afternoon.  High winds downed power lines, causing electricity outages and a wildfire in Summit County.  According to Paul Hewitt, Park City Fire District Chief, a fire burned between two and three acres east of Interstate 40 and North of Interstate 248.  No one was injured and no structures were threatened. The nearest development is Black Rock near Browns Canyon, which is about a half mile away.  Hewitt says the fire started near a power pole.  Despite high winds, firefighters controlled the blaze within thirty minutes.

Salt Lake City has taken the first step in bringing back the Winter Olympics to Utah and Park City. At a press conference Thursday, a number of Park City residents were named to serve on what’s called a OEC – an Olympic Exploratory Committee.  Leslie Thatcher has more. 

KPCW

A group of elected Utah leaders are looking at potentially hosting another Olympic Winter Games.  On Monday, they announced the formation of an official Olympic/Paralympic Exploratory Committee (OEC).    

Noise Abatement Wall Goes Out To A Vote

Oct 18, 2017
UDOT

For months, UDOT has studied the noise impacts an additional climbing lane will have on nearby property owners on I-80 near the Jeremy Ranch exit. Now UDOT will  be asking them to vote on how they want to mitigate the noise.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit County Sheriff

The man accused of shooting and killing a local bartender was found guilty of murder.  29 year-old James Enoch Henfling of Midvale admitted to shooting 37 year-old Jose Fernandez in a Snowcrest Condominium on February 22, 2016.  Henfling said it was in self defense.   But  a jury returned a guilty verdict Friday afternoon, saying Henfling knowingly and intentionally took the life of Fernandez.

 

 

 

Judges currently presiding in Summit County's Third District court and Wasatch County's Fourth District Court are two   of seven nominees for a vacancy on Utah's Supreme Court.  

The open seat on the Supreme Court is for Justice Christine Durham, who will retire as of November 16th.

A Judicial Nominating Commission has picked seven nominees, including local Judges  Paige Petersen, who serves as the Silver Creek Justice Center and Fourth District Court Judge Derek Pullan, who works in Wasatch County. 

Two defendants, mother and son, have been sentenced in Third District Court on counterfeiting charges. Rick Brough reports.

Utah State Board Of Education

The State of Utah released the Sage Test Scores earlier this week and school leaders weren’t surprised to see one of Park City schools receive a failing grade.    Carolyn Murray has this:  

Park City School District

On this year anniversary of the deaths of two Park City 8th graders, significant changes have occurred in the Park City School District. In a recent presentation to the Park City Rotary Club, District Superintendent Ember Conley highlighted the lessons learned and the efforts being made to address mental health and substance abuse.  Carolyn Murray has more:

5000 Pounds of Green Waste Diverted From Landfill

Sep 20, 2017

Park City Compost has been in operation for about four years.  They accept yard waste from landscaping companies and pre-consumer food scraps from commercial kitchens.  Carolyn Murray has more on this: 

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