Summit County

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.

With this summer's monsoons bringing more moisture to Summit County than in recent memory... thoughts turn to what the fall and winter will bring in terms of snowfall. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

The Tesoro Pipeline Company may come to agree with Summit County that the best place for the proposed pipeline to transport waxy crude from the Uintah Basin to refineries in Salt Lake is away from the Weber River Corridor. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

In the first segment of today's show, Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts join hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson to talk about Vail's ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. In the second segment, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell of the University of Utah and Lisa Yoder of Summit County joined the show to talk about the University's "Community Solar" program. Finally, Nell and Chris share why it's a bad idea to leave your car running, unattended, with the air conditioner on, just to keep your dog cool.

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