Summit County

The Utah Avalanche Center, in its first report of the season, warns citizens of the the perfect storm of avalanche danger, taking place in the early season due to the first significant snowfall blankets the Wasatch Mountains. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Summit County Attorney's Office obtained an Emergency Writ from a Third District Court judge on Friday, to keep a suspected drug trafficker confined in the County Jail. The County filed a petition because Justice Court Judge Shauna Kerr declined to authorize detention, feeling the arresting officer had not sufficiently explained why the suspect was pulled over in I-80.

The Summit County Council got its first look this week at the 2014 budget recommendations from the Summit County Manager. And after four years of lean times, Council Member David Ure and his colleagues might be able to think about increasing spending and hiring more staff. Rick Brough has more.  

As a result of Tuesday's voting, the towns of Oakley and Coalville both have new mayors. Wade Woolstenhulme has been elected as Oakley's new chief executive, edging out the incumbent by 26 votes. And in the county seat, Coalville businessman Trevor Johnson won the mayor's seat. Rick Brough has more. 

Unofficial Election Results as of Tuesday night at 9 PM

Park City Mayor

Jack Thomas 962 - Andy Beerman 829

Park City Council

Cindy Matsumoto (I) 875 - Tim Henney 874

Alex Butwinski (I) 783 - Mary Wintzer 755

Oakley Mayor

Wade Woolstenhulme 181 - Blake Frazier (I) 155

Oakley City Council - 5 provisional votes

Alton Frazier 241 - Tiny Woolstenhulme 184 - Charles Gillett 180

Coalville Mayor

While municipal elections are taking place Tuesday in Park City, Oakley, Coalville, and other towns across Utah - three other cities on the east side won't have any elections due to a lack of candidates. Rick Brough has more. 

After last week's arrests and the breakdown of a major Mexican drug cartel running meth, a rash of recent crimes, and three heroin overdoses in Summit County, law enforcement officials are ramping up their efforts to fight the war on drugs. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

As the first federal government shut-down in 17 years went into effect last week,  Summit County residents may wonder whether it will affect them on a local scale. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds was named as Sheriff of the Year at the annual Utah Sheriff's Association conference last week. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Summit County's library branches in Coalville,  Kamas and the Snyderville Basin are important community centers. But the county's rolling library is also important for school students, senior shut-its and residents in rural areas. Rick Brough has more.

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