David Boyle

Reporter

Monday night the fire at Tollgate Canyon had burned 287 acres, with containment at just 10%. The fire caused evacuation of four homes on Forest Meadow Road as well as the Blue Sky/Highwest Distillery. The flames also caused the closure of exit 150. The Tollgate Canyon fire started around 2:30 pm. and was originally reported to be just 10 acres. Officials have not yet determined the cause of the fire. The flames made their way Northeast away from the Tollgate Canyon road but alongside I-80.

A brush fire is burning in Tollgate Canyon. Park City Fire District reports that there are multiple agencies on the scene and they are starting attack operation. Early estimates say the fire is 10 acres. KPCW will update this story as more information becomes available

Heber City Police Department

Heber City Police arrested a man after he stole a car while claiming to be an FBI agent. 

On Sunday afternoon 30-year-old Luke Menders approached another man at a 7-11 on Main street in Heber and asked for his keys. Heber City Police Detective Tammy Thacker explains Menders claim to the victim.

“He told the victim that he needed his car as part of an FBI operation.”

The man refused to give his keys to Menders, resulting in a confrontation.

The creation of a new housing facility is another exhibit for Utah’s case to host another Winter Olympics.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation is creating affordable housing for athletes, coaches and staff. The foundation’s President and CEO Collin Hilton says the facility is a statement about Utah’s potential to host another Winter Olympics.

The Utah Olympic Park recently began work on an affordable housing facility for athletes of all development levels, their coaches and Utah Olympic Legacy Staff. The organization’s president Collin Hilton maps out the 72 unit facility.

"(The facility will have) 146 beds. Of those 146 beds, 88 are year-round apartments, and 58 are for short-term visits of one week or two week stays.”

Hilton says they’re aiming to complete the housing project in July 2019.

The 20th Annual North American Jindro Mayer Springer Tournee is the largest ski jumping and Nordic Combined event of the year. The event features athletes from across the U.S. and Canada converging onto Park City for summer competition. U.S. Nordic Executive Director Billy Demong lays out the schedule of events.

USA Nordic

The IOC announced last week that Women's Nordic Combined event will not be a part of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee announced last week the addition of seven events for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. US Nordic Executive Director Billy Demong was disappointed to learn that Women’s Nordic Combined was not included.

UDOT

UDOT has several upcoming projects scheduled for sections of I-80 in Summit County. Starting August 1st and going through mid-October, UDOT will be working on the Tollgate Bridge. UDOT Travel Information Manager Lisa Miller explains the project.

Summit County

Summit County is seeking input from those affected by the proposed changes to Old Ranch Road. Among those speaking with residents is Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton.

“We’re meeting with some of the residents in the Old Ranch Road neighborhood. The county is looking to possibly do some enhancements to that road, creating some safer passageways. We wanted to meet with those residents and get their input, any suggestions that they have, and address any concerns that they have about the plans that have been proposed.”

Snyderville Basin Recreation is replacing the turf field at the Fieldhouse starting Wednesday, July 25. Director Brian Hanton says the work will affect use of the fieldhouse for a couple of weeks.

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