Summit County

Avalanche Season
4:23 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Avalanche Center Offers Warnings Already In First Report

The Utah Avalanche Center, in its first report of the season, warns citizens of the the perfect storm of avalanche danger, taking place in the early season due to the first significant snowfall blankets the Wasatch Mountains. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Drugs in Summit County
4:32 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Suspected Drug Trafficker Stays In Jail

The Summit County Attorney's Office obtained an Emergency Writ from a Third District Court judge on Friday, to keep a suspected drug trafficker confined in the County Jail. The County filed a petition because Justice Court Judge Shauna Kerr declined to authorize detention, feeling the arresting officer had not sufficiently explained why the suspect was pulled over in I-80.

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County Budget
5:00 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Summit County Council Begins To Review 2014 Budget

The Summit County Council got its first look this week at the 2014 budget recommendations from the Summit County Manager. And after four years of lean times, Council Member David Ure and his colleagues might be able to think about increasing spending and hiring more staff. Rick Brough has more.  

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2013 County Elections
4:25 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Oakley And Coalville Elect New Mayors

As a result of Tuesday's voting, the towns of Oakley and Coalville both have new mayors. Wade Woolstenhulme has been elected as Oakley's new chief executive, edging out the incumbent by 26 votes. And in the county seat, Coalville businessman Trevor Johnson won the mayor's seat. Rick Brough has more. 

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2013 Elections
9:47 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Voters Elect Thomas, Matsumoto and Henney

Unofficial Election Results as of Tuesday night at 9 PM

Park City Mayor

Jack Thomas 962 - Andy Beerman 829

Park City Council

Cindy Matsumoto (I) 875 - Tim Henney 874

Alex Butwinski (I) 783 - Mary Wintzer 755

Oakley Mayor

Wade Woolstenhulme 181 - Blake Frazier (I) 155

Oakley City Council - 5 provisional votes

Alton Frazier 241 - Tiny Woolstenhulme 184 - Charles Gillett 180

Coalville Mayor

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Municipal Elections
5:06 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Kamas, Francis And Henefer Cancel Voting

They'll be no elections this year for three cities on the East side of Summit County.

While municipal elections are taking place Tuesday in Park City, Oakley, Coalville, and other towns across Utah - three other cities on the east side won't have any elections due to a lack of candidates. Rick Brough has more. 

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Drug Related Crimes
5:51 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Officials Ramp Up Efforts To Keep Drugs Out

After last week's arrests and the breakdown of a major Mexican drug cartel running meth, a rash of recent crimes, and three heroin overdoses in Summit County, law enforcement officials are ramping up their efforts to fight the war on drugs. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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National Trickle-down
4:30 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Government Shutdown Hits Home In Summit County

As the first federal government shut-down in 17 years went into effect last week,  Summit County residents may wonder whether it will affect them on a local scale. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Sheriff's Office
5:28 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Edmunds Named Sheriff Of The Year

Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds was named as Sheriff of the Year at the annual Utah Sheriff's Association conference last week. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local News
5:05 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Bookmobile Important Part Of The Community

Summit County's library branches in Coalville,  Kamas and the Snyderville Basin are important community centers. But the county's rolling library is also important for school students, senior shut-its and residents in rural areas. Rick Brough has more.

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