Summit County

Utah Department of Public Safety

Utah Highway Patrol troopers seized almost $900,000 in pot on Interstate Highway 80 Monday morning. According to a press release from the Utah Department of Public Safety, around 7:30 a.m. a trooper stopped a pickup truck for an improper lane change at milepost 158, between the Wanship and Coalville. In talking to the driver, the trooper found out the pickup truck was a rental and was traveling with four other personally owned cars. A drug-sniffing dog indicated there were drugs in the pickup truck.

The Summit County Sheriff's Department captured a wanted fugitive near Oakley on Sunday night. David Boyle reports:

In Wednesday’s meeting the Summit County Council was asked to consider the ongoing water quality problems with nutrients in the Weber River.  They heard a presentation from council member Doug Clyde who says the river has been out of compliance for a long time. Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit County

The Summit County Council hosted a lengthy and well-attended public hearing Wednesday night in Kamas on proposed revisions to the East County Planning Code. The council took public comments under advisement after a meeting where turnout approached 250 people, as Rick Brough reports:

Residents of south Summit County were happy last week to see the opening of the new County Services Building in Kamas, including a new branch library.  Rick Brough has details:

A large amount of Summit County's acreage is federal land upon which the county maintains roads and enforces laws. That's why the county receives what is called a payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, every year from the U.S. government. Rick Brough has more:

Residents Speak Out Against Huge I-80 Noise Wall

Apr 10, 2018

The group Citizens Against the Wall is asking Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to stop the noise wall project planned along the west side of Interstate Highway 80 until the criteria that the Utah Department of Transportation used in its decision-making process to build the wall can be investigated.

The week the Summit County Health Board heard a brief presentation on the massive lawsuit filed by the county against nearly two dozen opioid manufacturers and distributors.  Rick Brough has details:

In the public comment time of this week's Summit County Council meeting, two young students again pressed for a countywide ban on plastic bags.  Council chair Kim Carson told Rick Brough that she would like to explore the idea:

Next week the Summit County Council will be reviewing a long-range plan for solid waste in the area.  That's a familiar topic for Deputy County Manager Janna Young, who has been working on the plan for the last year, as Rick Brough tells us: