Summit County

Vail Resorts announced on January 2nd that it has taken the next steps in connecting Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort by submitting application to Summit County.  While still subject to approvals, that connection should be in place by the 2015-2016 ski season.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have drawn concern from law enforcement professional across the country, including Summit County. A controversial grand jury decision, and the protests and riots that followed, focused on the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.

In response to that, and similar incidents in Utah, there have been suggestions that officers wear body cameras. Pack City Police Chief Wade Carpenter said his department is already doing that. Rick Brough has more.

With all precincts in Summit County reporting, the results, with winners in bold, are as below. Races too close to call are indicated with an asterisk. Summit County Attorney

  • David Brickey (R) incumbent, 3,496
  • Judge Robert Hilder (D), 4,197

 Summit County Sheriff

  • Justin Martinez (D), 6,544
  • Kris Hendricksen (R), 2,422

Park City School Board, District #5 (Summit Park, Timberline, Pinebrook)

Monday night, KPCW and The Park Record hosted the 2014 Election Forum for candidates running for Utah House of Representatives, Summit County Council, Summit County Attorney and Summit County Sheriff.

The forum's panel included KPCW Reporter Rick Brough, Park Record Reporter Jay Hamburger, Park Record Editor Nan Chalat-Noaker and the event was moderated by KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher.

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Park City Municipal and Summit County officials will compile data this week collected by those who attended Monday's Mountain Accord meeting, to flush out what the public added to the process of what County Manager Bob Jasper calls, "saving the Wasatch from being 'loved to death'." Rick Brough has more.

A standing-roon-only crowd showed up at the Richins Services Building for a Tuesday afternoon transportation forum, organized by Summit County and Park City. The attendees got a chance to indicate their preferences on several options, and in public comment, talked about everything from roundabouts to the role of Vail Resorts. Rick Brough has more.

A Transportation Planning Forum organized by Summit County, Park City and others was held Tuesday afternoon. County Manager Bob Jasper said a major theme is how a growing Park City area can encourage people to get out of their cars. Rick Brough has more.

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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.

Summit County has just launched a newly redesigned interactive website - just four years after the last new one. The County says keeping up with technology is key. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

A suspect who was detained by Summit County deputies in June for trying to contact a celebrity homeowner in Promontory returned this weekend. The intruder was a Wisconsin resident who deputies arrested and sent to County Jail after he made two failed attempts to contact the woman, because of an apparent infatuation. Rick Brough has more.

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