Wasatch County

Heber City

A $15 million open space bond resolution passed the Wasatch County Council on Wednesday in a 4 to 3 vote. Wasatch County residents will have the chance to weigh in on the ballot initiative in November.  The work of writing the bond language and educating the public begins immediately.  Carolyn Murray has this:  

Efforts to expand Medicaid in Utah have met roadblocks in the state legislature since the Affordable Care Act was signed in 2010 by President Barak Obama. Utah lawmakers passed a Medicaid expansion bill this year.  Critics say it has no chance of getting federal approval because it doesn’t meet the ACA guidelines requiring coverage up to 138% of the poverty level. Proponents in the legislature disagree and are hoping for support from the federal government.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Senator Kevin Van Tassell is the outgoing 26th District representative.  He’s finishing 12 years in the Utah legislature representing an expansive swath of northeastern Utah.  The district includes five counties, some of which border Wyoming and Colorado.  The landscape and culture are diverse as are the interests and priorities of its 101,000 constituents.  Kevin Van Tassell provided KPCW with an update of his final session.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Next year, Utah's  26th Senate District will have a new representative.  Kevin Van Tassell finished out the 2018 session after 12 years representing the diverse interests of the five counties that make up the northeastern section of the state.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Wasatch County Is Busy With Election Filings

Mar 15, 2018

Wasatch County has a total of 10 seats that are on November’s ballot. The filing period closed as of  Thursday at 5 p.m. Carolyn Murray has this:

Wasatch County Growth In U.S. Top Five

Mar 12, 2018

Wasatch County is the second-fastest growing county in Utah and fourth in the nation, according to the University of Utah Policy Institute.  The growth is largely due to net migration, which means more people are coming into the county than leaving.  County officials face many challenges in keeping up with the pace.  Carolyn Murray has this:

After the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month, two Wasatch County students threatened gun violence on Snapchat videos. Local police immediately responded, thanks to alerts from other students.  Thursday night the Wasatch board of education held a special public meeting to review school security procedures.  Carolyn Murray reports.

Roughly 200 Wasatch County residents attended a school board meeting Thursday night to talk about school security, active shooter scenarios, and whether staff might use concealed weapons to deter violence.  Many in attendance expressed gratitude and support for the way the School District is addressing the threats recently made by two students threatening gun violence.   Twenty five to 30 people asked specific questions about current and future security measures. Carolyn Murray has this:

Heber City Searching For New Manager

Mar 7, 2018
Heber City Website Photo-Mark Anderson

The City Manager of Heber is stepping aside after 28 years in the role.  The city is looking for his replacement and hopes to identify a candidate in the coming months.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Leslie Thatcher

While the project is still in the planning process with Wasatch County, representatives for the Extell Development Company made a rare appearance before members of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to give them a glimpse of what's to come. Leslie Thatcher has this report.

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