Summit County

Local Columnist Authors First Novel

Nov 8, 2017
Amy Roberts

A local columnist and author has partnered with a basin coffee shop for a literary gathering. She’s hoping people have read her book but even if that hasn’t happened, it’s still a social event open to everyone.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

In a closely contested mayoral race, Park City chose city councilman Andy Beerman over former mayor Dana Williams.  Beerman got 1,318 votes to Williams' 1,100.    Tim Henney and Steve Joyce won seats on Park City's city council.

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Park City voters elected a new mayor Tuesday night.  City Councilman Andy Beerman defeated Dana Williams by more than 200 votes, with 1,318 votes to Williams' 1,100.   Beerman was in his second term on council.  He had run for Mayor in 2014, but lost to Jack Thomas.  Williams was Park City's mayor from 2002 - 2014.  

In an interview with KPCW Tuesday night, Beerman said he thought his victory meant that voters think the city is on the right track.  He also said he will continue to work towards what he calls a "complete community" that contains more affordable housing.

Moose in Iron Canyon -Dave Cushing

Seeing Moose in this part of the Wasatch Back is common.  Spotting moose on the trails is one thing but in Park City, they’re often seen wandering up Swede Alley or grazing in the round-about on Deer Valley Drive.  Some of Utah’s wildlife experts are keeping watch on the moose that inhabit the region from Parley’s Canyon to Duchesne.  

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

A resident of Rockport saw some hunters shooting deer from the roadway on State Routh 32 near the State Park.  It turns out the hunters were cited by the Division of Wildlife Resources on a couple of counts.  Carolyn Murray has more:  

UDOT Wants Input From All On Noise Barrier

Nov 2, 2017
UDOT

The Utah Department of Transportation is building a climbing lane on I-80 near Jeremy Ranch.  They hired an engineering firm to assess the impacts on the property owners who are most affected by the additional noise from the truck lane. Carolyn Murray has more on this ongoing story. 

Lewis Park

The Summit County Council hearing on The Little Valley Subdivision special exception drew a substantial crowd Wednesday night.  This came after a petition of nearly 300 signatures was signed in opposition to the proposed development. Carolyn Murray has this:  

UDOT

The group, Citizens Against the Wall, represents a group of basin residents trying to prevent UDOT from installing a 3200 foot long, 18 foot high, noise barrier along I-80 near Jeremy Ranch.  KPCW’s been following the story and Carolyn Murray has these updates.

The algal bloom advisories in effect at two Summit County reservoirs were lifted today. 

The Summit County Health Department reports that the most recent testing of the Rockport and Echo reservoir waters has determined that the blooms are now below harmful levels and all recreational activities may be safely resumed.

Bison Shot in Peoa Pasture

Oct 31, 2017
Bison

Last week, a man reported one of his bison was shot and killed on his ranch in Peoa.  The Sheriff’s Department received the complaint calling the incident a livestock problem.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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