Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

The Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters, hosted the candidates for Senate District 26 in a forum in Heber City on Wednesday June 13th. Republican candidates Jack Rubin and Brian Gorum, Democratic candidates Pat Vaughn and Eileen Gallagher and United Utah candidate Cathy Callow-Heusser were all in attendance. Republican Primary Candidate Ron Winterton was unable to attend.

Part 2 features the candidates answering the following questions.

"What do you think about the medical marijuana initiative?"

The Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters, hosted the candidates for Senate District 26 in a forum in Heber City on Wednesday June 13th. Republican candidates Jack Rubin and Brian Gorum, Democratic candidates Pat Vaughn and Eileen Gallagher and United Utah candidate Cathy Callow-Heusser were all in attendance. Republican Primary Candidate Ron Winterton was unable to attend.

Part 1 features the candidates introducing themselves and answering the following questions

Utah Open Lands

Wasatch County Council voted last week to authorize 100 foot easements for several county roads through Bonanza Flat.  The property is owned by Park City which is in the process of establishing a Conservation Easement under the coordination of Utah Open Lands.  The property was purchased as open space last year in a high profile acquisition that involved multiple contributors and a 25 million dollar voter approved bond.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

The Willow Creek fire near Strawberry Reservoir is reported to be 10 percent contained. Rick Brough has more:

A fire near Willow Creek has grown to 60 acres. KPCW’s David Boyle has more:

The primary race for Wasatch county attorney’s office has 4 candidates vying to represent the Republican party in the 2018 general election. All 4 candidates participated in a debate at the Wasatch Senior Center on June 5th. David Boyle has more:

Two young girls were seriously hurt in an ATV crash near Midway Saturday night.

According to news reports, the 4 and 5-year-old girls were riding with their parents when the ATV they were in overturned. Both girls were flown to Primary Children’s Hospital with skull fractures and potential brain injuries.

According to KSL.com, another young daughter was also riding, but it was her older two sisters who had the more serious injuries.

The parents, Van and Kim Oakes, said the girls were making progress in their treatments.

Alan Ward-DWR

The summer angling season is in swing in the Wasatch Back and the Uintah Basin.  Strawberry Reservoir is located in Wasatch County and DWR Biologists will begin to monitor fish populations such as the Utah Cutthroat, Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon.  Biologists report huge Cutthroat being captured in the spawning traps and this requires changes in managing these native fish populations. Carolyn Murray has this:

Courtesy Utah Highway Patrol

A woman is in critical condition after hitting a moose in Wasatch county late Saturday evening. David Boyle has more:

John Curtis For Congress

The U.S. Congressional District 3 Republican Primary Election is June 26. It’s a run off between incumbent John Curtis who won the special election last year after Jason Chaffetz resigned as the District 3 Representative.  Chris Herrod is running against Curtis in the Primary and the winner will be the Republican Party Candidate in the General Election in November.    Carolyn Murray has this:

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