Summit County

Kamas Valley Library & Summit County Services Building are now officially open!!! Check out the new Kamas Valley Branch Library Monday-Thursday 10 AM - 7 PM, Friday 10 AM - 6 PM, and Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM. Thank you for your patience..The staff is looking forward to showing you the new space and serving you again. 

A bipartisan group called Better Boundaries wants to get an initiative on the November ballot to reform Utah's process for redistricting.  The group is focusing on Summit County, reports Rick Brough:

Summit County's Democratic Party convention last week drew nearly 70 people, who listened to candidates running for seats in the Utah Legislature, as Rick Brough relates:

Summit County Democrats, gathered for last week's county convention, rallied around the candidates running for federal office. The contenders called for opposition to Utah Republicans and said they want to "de-Trumpify" the nation, as one candidate put it. Rick Brough has this report:

Summit County Is Getting A New State Park

Mar 29, 2018
Coalville City

A new state park will be established at Echo Reservoir.  It’s owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and the plan is to partner with Utah State Parks to fund the new facilities.  There will be changes once the federal public input process is complete.  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:

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: