Summit County

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. 

The Utah Department of Transportation  will hold off on an election of whether to build a noise wall after recieving lots of public feedback. Offiicals say they want to ensure that everyone can be heard. 

Pcschools.us website

A new school board member has been named to replace Phil Kaplan who resigned his seat in District 1, earlier in June.  Carolyn Murray has more:

UDOT

The Save People, Save Wildlife group worked with the Utah Department of Transportation in the past couple of years to put up wildlife fencing to make the I-80 freeway near Jeremy Ranch a safer place for motorists and animals.  Construction of a new climbing lane is causing concerns for the neighborhoods nearby.  Carolyn Murray has these updates.

An Open House was held on Wednesday to introduce some high level conceptual ideas being considered for development on the Cline Dahle parcel near Jeremy Ranch Elementary School. KPCW’s  Carolyn Murray attended and has this:

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