Rainbow Gathering

After several weeks of an influx of Rainbow Family members gathering in the national forest above Heber City, most have made their exodus, leaving behind dozens to clean up. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Wasatch County's police officers and other staff are maxed out at the Rainbow Gathering, taking place in the Uintah Forest east of Heber and the event is expected to reach its peak on the Fourth. Rick Brough has more.

Thousands Attend Utah Counterculture Fest

Jul 2, 2014

UINTA NATIONAL FOREST, Utah (AP) - A county jail easy of Salt Lake City is nearly full in part because of the influx of thousands of people for the Rainbow Family gathering.

KSL-TV reports that Wasatch County Sheriff's officials say a third of the prisoners in the 100-person jail are from the gathering, which has brought 5,900 people to the area in a four-day celebration of love and peace.

Chief Deputy Jared Rigby says deputies are working non-stop to monitor the happenings at the gathering. Rigby says one recently married deputy had to cancel his honeymoon.

With two days to go before its expected peak, nearly 6,000 people have reportedly arrived at the Rainbow Gathering site near Heber. Rick Brough has more.

Wasatch County authorities say a Texas man has died at the Rainbow Gathering near Heber City - the second unattended death that's been reported at the counter-culture event.

Meanwhile, officers last week also arrested a Rainbow attendee from New Jersey, on charges he tried to rob a woman outside a Heber store. Rick Brough has more.

Wasatch County Jail

The woman wanted for a stabbing attack at the Rainbow Gathering east of Heber was located Monday at the camp and arrested by Wasatch County Sheriff deputies and officers from the U.S. Forest Service. Rick Brough has more.

The 2014 Rainbow Family of Living Light world peace and healing gathering could be headed back to northern Utah. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.