David Boyle

Reporter
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Singer songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae will be taking the Big Stars Bright Nights Stage on Friday to play some of her favorite records.

Corinne Bailey Rae comes to Park City on the heels of shows all across the globe. Bailey Rae has been on the road since April. She says that she loves playing live.

With the start of the academic year just around the corner Wasatch School District is shoring up some work to improve the wellness and safety of their students. 

Wasatch School District’s additional emphasis on school safety comes in part due to a community meeting held earlier this year. The meeting came in response to school shootings across the U.S. and a social media threat by a Wasatch High student. Wellness director Ben Springer says that the meeting resulted in some positive changes.

The Tollgate Canyon fire started Monday July 30th and burned 287 acres. Fire containment is now at 90%. Now officials know the cause of the flames.

Summit County spokesperson Krachel Murdock says officials have discovered the cause of the Tollgate fire.

“The cause of the Tollgate fire has been identified as a vehicle-cause fire. Investigators have also tracked down the vehicle responsible for starting the fire.”

Psicobloc Competition

Athletes from around the world will be gathering to Park City to scale the 50-foot wall that overhangs a pool that is 16-feet deep. Utah Olympic Park Marketing Manager Kole Nordman says the event is unlike any other in the world.

Wasatch School District is focused on improving the mental wellbeing of their students. In addition to the safety upgrades at each of the schools, Wasatch School District this year has also added a school resource officer at every school.

Wasatch School Wellness Director Ben Springer says the addition of school psychologists to Wasatch School District is another important step in improving the mental wellbeing of Wasatch County students.

Cindy Kaiser

The 14th annual Tour of Utah bike race starts on Monday August 6th with the final two stages concluding in Summit County on August 11th and 12th

The Tour of Utah starts in St. George, and features stages in Cedar City, Payson, Antelope Island and downtown Salt Lake City. The final two stages take place in Summit County. Tour of Utah managing director John Kimball describes the final two stages.

The Kimball Arts Festival is back this weekend. The main street event has been labeled a ‘Can’t miss summer festival’ by Smithsonian Magazine.

The 49th annual Kimball Arts Festival kicks off Friday evening with free entrance for locals. Communications Director Amy Roberts gives a run-down of the weekend.

Lisa Powell

The Tollgate Canyon Fire has raised some concerns about single entrance communities.

The homes at Tollgate, like other developments in Summit County, have a single entry and exit point. This was a potential cause for concern for residents in Tollgate Canyon when fire officials had to close access to the homes due to the Tollgate Canyon Fire.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher says that the Sheriff’s Department was prepared with an evacuation plan.

Summit County Fire Warden and a 25-member crew are continuing work to contain the Tollgate Canyon fire after a night of little fire activity and no recorded fire growth. Two firetrucks stayed overnight to watch the flames. 

Officials are hopeful that lower winds and increased relative humidity are expected to assist efforts.

Firefighting efforts today will focus on securing the northeastern corner of the fire as well as mopping up areas along I-80 where debris fell along the shoulder of the road.

The Tollgate Canyon fire has burned 287 acres, with containment at just 10%.

The Tollgate Canyon fire started around 2:30 pm on Monday and was originally reported to be just 10 acres. Officials have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

Summit County public information officer Krachel Murdock says the flames started near the entrance into Tollgate Canyon.

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