Summit County

County Councilors decided on a new planning commissioner to replace Colin DeFord, who resigned his seat last month.  Some other items on the agenda included budget overruns, public land code, noxious weeds and transportation planning.

On June 6th, business leaders and classroom teachers filed the Teacher and Student Success Act with the Lt. Governor’s office.  This launches a ballot initiative to raise taxes to raise per pupil school funding. Carolyn Murray has more:

Black Bear Killed on I-80

Jul 9, 2017

  A black bear was hit Thursday night at 11pm on I 80 west bound near mile post 138 between Parleys Summit and Lambs Canyon. The accident involved multiple cars and one man was taken to the hospital with facial cuts and a possible dislocated shoulder.  Carolyn Murray spoke with the Utah Highway Patrol Trooper responding to the accident.

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"The Hero" a modern-day drama about a lonesome cowboy in L.A., premiered at last winter's  Sundance Film Festival, and now has made its way to a theater near you.  Linda Jager takes a look for this week's Friday Film Review:

The City and County are embarking on a number of new transportation initiatives designed to reduce traffic and congestion in the city and the basin. Carolyn Murray has more on the status of the micro transit contract.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

  On July 3, 2017 at approximately 4:20 A.M. Summit County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a kidnapping. The victim, a 45 year old female, escaped from a Summit County residence and telephoned 911. The victim stated she had been tied up, duct taped, and assaulted for three days. Deputies made contact with the victim and immediately transported her to the hospital for medical assessment. The suspect, identified as 47 year old Jason Stone, was located by deputies and arrested without incident.

A Coalville mink rancher has filed suit against Summit County and Coalville City, alleging that when they permitted a traveling circus near his operation two years ago, the noise and lights caused the deaths of 150 breeding females and thousands of unborn offspring. Rick Brough has more.

1000 Riders Try the New Electric Bus Service

Jul 3, 2017

It’s been more than a week since the new electric bus has come on the Park City transit scene.  It’s running every ten minutes between Kimball Junction and Old Town.  Carolyn Murray has this update.

Summit County Search and Rescue Is Diverse and Skilled

Jul 3, 2017
Summit County Search and Rescue

The Summit County Sherriff’s Office Search and Rescue team is a diverse group of men and women with a range of skills and experience.  KPCW’s Carolyn Murray talked with the Director and has this story.

At the launch of the new Electric Express last month, Park City and Summit County officials urged those in attendance to "ride the bus." So KPCW's Leslie Thatcher decided to ask them - if they ride the bus. Here's her report. 

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