Wasatch County

Wasatch County has increased by $20,000 the money available to the Tax Advisory Board's grant program that supports tourism and events.  Leslie Thatcher reports:

Charges have been filed against a former part-time employee of the Heber Animal Shelter, alleging that he attempted to obtain sexual favors by offering to sign timesheets for two women who were working off their community service hours at the shelter.  Rick Brough brings us the story:

With two of the three Mayflower properties sold and the third not far behind, Wasatch County is preparing for a multi-year build-out in the area of Highway 40 and the Jordanelle Reservoir.  Leslie Thatcher brings you the update:

If you held off on registering your car - thinking you'd get out of a safety inspection - think again.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

State Confiscates CBD Oil From Heber Business

Jan 2, 2018

A pharmacy inspector with the Utah Division of Professional Licensing confiscated the inventory of cannabidiol (CBD) oil from a Heber Business owner last month.  The oil is a non-psychotropic derivative of the cannabis plant and is commonly used to treat a number of ailments including pain, anxiety, inflammation, insomnia and migraines. Carolyn Murray has this:

Ice Castle Opens in Midway

Dec 28, 2017
Ice Castle Melissa Smuznyski

 On Friday night, the Ice Castle in Midway at the Homestead Resort, opens to the public.  It’s built on about an acre on the driving range behind the resort and offers a frosty adventure for kids and adults. Carolyn Murray has this.

Heber City Website Photo

An agreement was signed between Heber Light and Power and Rocky Mountain Power in April to install high voltage transmission lines through the Heber Valley and in to a new substation to be located in Midway.  In recent weeks, 2000 people have signed a petition asking the agencies and local authorities to put a hold on the project while the public has a chance to weigh in.  Carolyn Murray has this:  

Celeste Johnson-Midway

Based on November’s election, it appears the community of Midway wants a change in direction. Celeste Johnson unseated Midway’s incumbent mayor with 57 percent of the vote. She’s ready to get to work on changes right off the bat.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Utah Moose Plan was set to expire this month so a review and update was brought to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. The revisions have been approved and specifically address some of the declining moose populations around the state.   

 

The Wasatch Back Narcotics Enforcement Team received an anonymous tip about gambling machines operating in Heber Businesses.  The police investigation shows that Latino businesses were targeted by individuals offering owners 30 percent of revenues generated by the machines.  The Heber City Police Department, in conjunction with an undercover joint task force, has shut down two gambling operations in Heber.  No arrests have been made.  Carolyn Murray has this report:

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