David Boyle

Reporter
US Forest Service

The U.S. Forest service is reporting that the Slate Fire northeast of Kamas is putting out more smoke Thursday, causing more people to notice and report the fire. The lightning-caused fire was reported on August 23rd and is about three-and-a-half miles north of Highway 150. The fire is currently at 386 acres and has grown just 20 acres since Wednesday.

Meanwhile the Cobblerest Fire, also northeast of Kamas, is at 100% containment and has burned just 100 acres.

Odyssey Dance Theatre

Odyssey Dance Theater’s Thriller is back for it’s 23rd year. The spooky, silly show opens the Egyptian Theater this weekend.

Artistic Director of Odyssey Dance Theater Derryl Yeager says the company looks forward to putting on the show each fall.

Autumn Aloft

High winds kept the Autumn Aloft event grounded last weekend, but organizers report the hot air balloon event was still a success. 

The Autumn Aloft saw a bit of a hiccup in their event. Event Organizer Meisha Ross says that the winds on Saturday and Sunday prevented the balloons from taking flight.

Park City Magazine

Park City Magazine is hosting a brunch event this Saturday, between that and preparing for the next edition new editor Jane Gendron says she’s been quite busy. 

Park City Magazine’s new editor Jane Gendron explains why she took the job.

“I have been freelancing for 20 years actually contributing to Park City Magazine while doing other jobs. Doing PR for Park City Institute and various other incarnations here in Park City. I’ve always loved the magazine it’s just a fabulous publication since its lodestar days.”

The U.S. Forest Service has updates on the two fires Northeast of Kamas. The Cobblerest Fire is located along the north side of Mirror Lake Highway and was reported Saturday morning and has burned about 100 acres between the highway and Alexander Lake. The fire is at 25% containment. Over 80 personnel are working on that blaze, the cause of that fire is not yet known.

Basin Rec

Snyderville Basin Recreation has their annual golf tournament fundraiser coming up this month. Basin Rec director Brian Hanton introduces the event.

Basin Rec is in the process of facilitating a facility demands study. Director Brian Hanton outlines some of the questions they hope to answer.

US Forest Service

  The U.S. Forest Service reported two fires Northeast of Kamas on Sunday. The Cobblerest Fire is located along the north side of Mirror Lake Highway and was reported Saturday morning and has burned about 200 acres between the highway and Alexander Lake. Over 40 personnel are working on that blaze, the cause of that fire is not yet known.

 The lightning-caused Slate Fire has now spread to 200 acres in size. This fire was reported on August 23rd and is about 6 miles northeast of Kamas. Officials report that neither fires pose risk to lives or property at this time. 

Fire In Wallsburg

Sep 14, 2018
Wasatch County Fire

UPDATE: Saturday 10:00 a.m.

Wasatch County Fire District reported a fire in Wallsburg, located near Little Valley Road last evening at around 9:30 p.m.  Some homes were evacuated along the road.

At around midnight, Wasatch Fire said in a post that they had been around the entire perimeter of the fire. They said crews will be working through the night doing mop-up and preventing flare ups. Officials are now reporting the fire is 60 percent contained. Power is expected to return at around 3:00 p.m.

Nuzzles & Co

Local Animal Rescue and Adoption Non-Profit Nuzzles & Co was one of 60 non-profits worldwide selected by an anonymous Bitcoin millionaire known only as “Pine”. She or he donated around $86 million to the 60 charities through the Pineapple Fund. Nuzzles & Co did research on cryptocurrency and applied for the grant. Nuzzles & Co President Kathleen Weron describes the application process.

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