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6:32 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Emergency Responders Kept Busy With Fire And Flood

Emergency responders in the East County had to deal with a fire near Kamas, and a minor flood near Coalville. Rick Brough has more. 

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Local News
4:20 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Costly Transporation Project Upsets Local Businesses

  Summit County is contemplating capital road projects costing up to $152 million in its Transportation Master Plan up to the year 2030. An Important part of paying for that is the Transportation Impact Fee set on new business in the Basin. But some businesses have been disgruntled about paying the fee. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
5:53 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Summit County Beef Under New Ownership

  Summit County Beef is under new ownership - it has switched from a county sponsored non-profit to a for-profit business with more varieties of meat coming your way. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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Rockport Estate Fire
2:50 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Rockport Reservoir Saves The Day

Helicopters scooped water from the nearby Rockport Reservoir to help contain the Rockport Fire.
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

If there's a wildfire, the best possible scenario would be to have a lake full of water a mile away - with free dipping privileges. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports - that's been the case with the Rockport Fire.

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Traffic News
2:31 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Friday Afternoon Traffic Accident Send Two To Hospital

Credit Utah Department of Transportation

A single-vehicle truck-trailer accident held up traffic on U.S. 40 Friday afternoon. It sent both passengers to Salt Lake hospitals, one of those with critical injuries. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
2:27 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Fire Aftermath

Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

The Rockport Fire was reported at 90% containment Monday morning. But even last week, at the height of the blaze, Summit County officials said they needed to think about the aftermath. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
3:36 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Still Not Safe For Residents to Return Home in Rockport

Hot spots still smoulder Friday in the Rockport Estates and Rockport Ranches area.
Credit Larry Warren

Leaking propane tanks in the Rockport Ranches and Rockport Estates subdivisions may mean that even though an evacuation order is lifted sometime soon, it could be a while before residents are actually allowed to live in their homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Rockport Estate Fire
6:34 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Prelude To A Fire Started Days Before

Small fires may have been a prelude to the Rockport fire (shown burning Wednesday).
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

The blazed that started Tuesday in the Rockport Estates area is the worst fire that Summit County has seen in years. But Local Emergency personnel might understandably think that the opening act started this weekend.

In the prior days, the County's Fire Warden and firefighters have been busy responding to a rash of small fires in eastern Summit County - mostly lightning caused. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
6:07 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Evacuation Holdout Asks For Escort To Safety

A Bridge Hollow resident who has refused to evacuate since the Rockport fire started Tuesday apparently had had enough and asked for a police escort down the hill today. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:13 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Some Homes Get Their Own Private Firefighters

Members of the Park City Fire Department (shown) get assistance by private firefighters hired by the Elkhorn Insurance company.
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

An insurance company has hired a private firefighting crew to stand by at the top of the Promontory Ranch Club to protect the high-end homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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