Summit County

A negative recommendation for the proposed South Pointe project in Browns Canyon, given by the Eastern Summit County Planning Commission, is on its way to the Summit County Council, as Rick Brough reports:

A Third District Court judge held a hearing Thursday for 31 Summit County residents so they could explain why they were no-shows for jury duty in December.  The case had to be moved to Salt Lake City because of the lack of potential jurors.

Judge Kent Holmberg heard from each person individually, and in several cases he sentenced people to a day of community service.  But Summit County Attorney Margaret Olson said in general it appears a "series of unfortunate events" led to an unusual number of people failing to appear.  Rick Brough has more:

50 Local Athletes To Compete In Pyeongchang

Feb 2, 2018
YSA Athletes

The Youth Sports Alliance plans to track 50 Park City athletes as they compete in a variety of winter sports at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The organization was established as a 2002 Winter Olympics legacy program to increase the number of kids participating in winter sports.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Now that Utah's 2018 legislative session is underway, several representatives from Summit County will be tracking bills, meeting with legislators and voicing their opinions.  Among those are Cheryl Butler, chair of the county's Democratic Party, and Brantley Eason, Republican Party chair, as Rick Brough reports:

Yotel Brings "Living Pods" To Canyons

Jan 25, 2018

Replay Destinations plans to build one of the first Yotel projects in North America at Canyons Village.  Yotel is a hotel developer out of London with a unique approach to creating living spaces.   Carolyn Murray has this:

Skier Survives Avalanche in Park City Backcountry

Jan 24, 2018
Utah Avalanche Center

A skier was swept more than 300 feet downslope in an avalanche along Park City's ridgeline Wednesday afternoon and escaped unharmed.  Carolyn Murray has the dramatic details:

The Summit County Council heard Wednesday that it will take a significant lobbying effort at the Utah legislature if it wants to keep tabs on short-term rental listings and online booking services.  Rick Brough has more:

The Sundance Film Festival is bigger than just Park City.  In addition to all of the permitting that must be approved by the municipality, the Summit County Health Department is also very invovled to protect the health of those attending the festival.  Leslie Thatcher explains:

After several months of negotiations, Summit County and the Park City Chamber/Bureau have reached a draft agreement to re-allocate revenues from the transient room tax.  Rick Brough has more:

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher's contract is being reviewed by the County Council.  Fisher acknolwedges there are some areas where he can improve.  Rick Brough talked to Fisher: