Wasatch County

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Plans to develop the more than 3,000 acre Mayflower parcel strerching from the shores of Jordanelle Reservoir to the upper reaches of Deer Valley Resort are moving forward, with a Park City architect leading the way. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Lisa Boyle

It could be another year before the smokes clears and those responsible for starting the Wheeler Fire have to pay the $1.5 million cost to put out the 640 acre fire. While no one was injured or buildings damaged, right now, Wasatch County is footing the bill.  Renai Bodley has the story.

Ron Phillips via LInkedIn

The Jordanelle Special Service District has a new director and one less lawsuit to deal with. Leslie Thatcher has this update.

Egyptian Theatre Company

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis about the JSSD and Mayflower. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews Wednesday's county council meeting, Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen provides her monthly update and Randy Barton talks about his one-man, two-act performance, Famous and Infamous, this weekend at the Egyptian Theater.

Will Heber City see any traffic relief anytime soon on Main Street?  A bypass would help reduce the number of cars and trucks in the area.  But it's still several years away.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Here is a link to the Rural Planning Organization Plans from the Utah Department of Transportation website.

(Go to page 3 for the Wasatch County Regional Transportation Plan - Roads for Years 2011 - 2040)

  If you don't like the looks of that property tax bill you received at the end of July, time is running out to change it.  The deadline to file an appeal with the County Assessor's office is next Tuesday, September 15.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has more.

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

Relief is on the way for pedestrians on Heber City's Main Street.  As KPCW's Renai Bodley reports, police and residents are happy to hear about UDOT's Hawk Signal. 

The Wasatch County Council, acting as the Jordanelle Special Service Distirct, recently approved an agreement with a former member of the county council, Steve Capson to serve as a paid spokesman for  JSSD.  He spoke with KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher on Thursday's Local News Hour.  Here's the interview in its entirety.

Some residents in the Heber City subdivision of Timber Lakes are worried after two of their pets were shot for wandering into a private hunting preserve in the middle of the neighborhood.   One dog was killed and the other had to have a rear leg amputated.   Rick Brough has more.