Summit County

Rockport Estate Fire
11:41 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Frustrated Resident Arrested After Running Barricade Second Time

The Promontory neighborhood looks clearer on Thursday morning, but evacuation orders are still in effect until at least 6PM Thursday.
Credit Rod Riley

A resident in the area ravaged by the Rockport 5 fire was arrested Wednesday for running through the evacuation barricade set up by Summit County Sheriff deputies.

Due to the fire near Wanship, portions of Promontory Ranch, Rockport Estates and Bridge Hollow have been evacuated and closed.

A press release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office says that 74-year-old Robert Wiener was arrested after his second attempt to run the barricade.

Wiener first violated the closure Tuesday  night, and he was warned he would be arrested if he tried it again.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:08 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Homes And Vehicles Lost in Rockport Fire, But No Lives

"Firenados", seen as narrow columns of swirling smoke, popped up throughout the fire yesterday, due to dry weather and winds.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

The Rockport Fire forced hundreds of people out of their homes Tuesday afternoon as it ravaged through the dry brush. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, several structures and vehicles were lost, but no injuries have been reported.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:00 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Rockport Fire Slowed But Didn't Die Overnight

Air support dumped fire suppressant over burning areas yesterday.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

Firefighters battled the Rockport fire overnight and calm conditions this morning allowed crews to work on hot spots. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Relief Society President Rushes To Help Those Affected By Fire

When Melanie Bosworth heard news about the Rockport fire, as a North Summit Relief Society President for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she kicked into gear.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:34 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Red Cross Serves More Than 150 Locals In Fire's Wake

American Red Cross shelters in Coalville and Park City - established Tuesday as refuge for evacuees forced from  their homes by the Rockport wildfire - will remain open until at least 6 PM Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
10:11 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Rockport Estate Fire Photos

8/14/2013 Map of the area of the fire as reported by Summit Wildfires.
KPCW

Listeners from around the county shared their photos of the Rockport Estate fire with KPCW through email, text messages and social media. The slide show above shows some of the ones we received by Tuesday night.

More photos of the fire here.

Sheriff Department
11:06 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Sheriff Edmunds Hopes For Restored Funding

With a year and a half left in his last term as Summit County Sheriff, Dave Edmunds is hoping that in his final budget cycle he can get some funding and staff restored to his department. Rick Brough has more.

Development
12:03 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Conditions Added To Indian Hollow Approval

The proposed Indian Hollow Development near Kamas has received an approval from Summit County Manager Bob Jasper, after discussion and debate over the past 15 years.

However, the approval for the 65-lot project did come with several conditions due to concerns from the public. Rick Brough has more.

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Taxes
2:28 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Hearing For Two Proposed Tax Increases Next Week

The Summit County Council is scheduled to hold a hearing next week, Wednesday, August 14th, on two proposed tax increases. But County Manager Bob Jasper says nevertheless that in several neighborhoods of the county, the total tax bill, in dollar and cents, is less than the previous year. Rick Brough has more.

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Solar Program
4:22 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Sun Sets Soon On Solar Bulk Buy

There's just one more week for Summit County homeowners to participate in the Summit Community Solar Program - the community bulk-buy of solar panels. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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