Summit County

Summit County officials met this week with a restless crowd of nearly 60 people from the Garff Ranches area near Kamas.  Residents are angry and frustrated now that county says it won't grant building permits until road standards are retroactively enforced in this decades-old neighborhood.  Rick Brough has the story:

Summit County, UT

Summit County hopes to open the new Kamas Services Building by the end of the month.  But Tom Fisher, county manager, says the project still has some snags to deal with, as we hear from Rick Brough:

The Summit County Attorney's office, aided by three outside law firms, have filed the first opioid lawsuit initiated by a county in Utah.  The 240-page complaint in the Third District Court alleges that a group of opioid manufacturers and distributors created the national crisis by the misinformation and false claims in their marketing, as Rick Brough explains:

Summit County's massive lawsuit, unveiled this week, has not yet defined the financial damages it is seeking against more than a dozen U.S. opioid manufacturers and distributors.  But at a press conference on Tuesday, attorneys for the county explained their strategy.  Rick Brough reports:

By annexing 1,500 acres of land west of Interstate Highway 80 last week, the Coalville City Council took the first step toward considering the proposed Wohali development, where investors are proposing 500 high-end homes and a golf course.  Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson says that the devil will be in the details, as Rick Brough reports:

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:

Although more and more young people in our area use electronic cigarettes, the Summit County Health Department wants them to know that vaping is not a safe alternative to tobacco, as Rick Brough tells us:

The Summit County Council is still trying to determine the future of affordable housing in the area.  Council Member Glenn Wright said this was a major topic at the council's retreat last week, as Rick Brough reports:

Park City’s plastic bag ban was a target of one Republican lawmaker from Roy, Utah who persisted in his attempts to keep local governments from regulating or banning plastic containers.   Transit restructuring, Medicaid expansion and school equalization bills were also passed and will have some impact on area residents.  Carolyn Murray this: