Summit County

At the most recent meeting of the Summit County Council of Governments, members of the Summit County Council and local mayors discussed if they want to proposed a new county-wide sales tax to fund transit improvements - and if so, when would they put it on the ballot. Rick Brough has more.

ON today's Local News Hour, Cheryl Fox director of the Summit Land Conservancy talks about her trip back to Washington D.C. to meet with Utah's congressional delegation. Outgoing PCCAPS director Jennifer Jackent hal says now that the program is doing well, it's time for her to move on. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting and Canyons General Manager Mike Goar talks about his new job - in Keystone, Colorado.

'Transportation's Uncomfortable Choices' was the topic for Thursday night's public panel discuss and forum, hosted by the Project for a Deeper Understanding. Moderated by former Summit County Commissioner and KPCW Board President Bob Richer lead the panel into a discussion of options and plans involving transportation into and around Summit County.

Panelists included:

Dan Campbell

Former Summit County Commissioner Gene Moser passed away on Sunday during a visit to New Mexico.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

Summit County officially advanced to the semifinal round of the Georgetown University Prize Wednesday - a national competition to reduce energy use. Leslie Thatcher has more.

A Utah woman suspected of posing as a lawyer and representing clients is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County's newly-appointed County Manager, Tom Fisher is due to come on board in a week.    Meanwhile, the County Council has a fairly light agenda for their regular session Wednesday.   Rick Brough has more.

Vail Resorts announced on January 2nd that it has taken the next steps in connecting Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort by submitting application to Summit County.  While still subject to approvals, that connection should be in place by the 2015-2016 ski season.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The controversy over police shootings of civilians is raging across the U.S. It's certainly caught the attention of Dave Edmunds, who is retiring as County Sheriff after 12 years. Rick Brough has more.

The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have drawn concern from law enforcement professional across the country, including Summit County. A controversial grand jury decision, and the protests and riots that followed, focused on the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.

In response to that, and similar incidents in Utah, there have been suggestions that officers wear body cameras. Pack City Police Chief Wade Carpenter said his department is already doing that. Rick Brough has more.