David Boyle

Reporter
Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

The Dollar Ridge fire has been burning the entire month of July. The fire started near Strawberry Reservoir in Wasatch County and moved into Duchesne county causing evacuations in both counties.

Now the wildfire is nearly wrapped up. The fire is 93% contained and just over 300 personnel are working towards an estimated July 25th containment day.

Wasatch County has decreased their lone remaining evacuation zone to a pre-evacuation level. Duchesne County is also removing pre-evacuation status from several areas.

Local law enforcement has issued an alert about a dangerous synthetic drug that may be in our community.  This drug has ties to "Pink", the synthetic opioid that police say killed two teens in the Park City area in 2016.  Please see the statement below and stay tuned to KPCW for updates.

The St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series had a change in venue last week, now they’re hoping to make the change permanent.

The Grace Potter concert on July 13 was held at City Park after a conflict in schedule meant that Quinn’s Junction was unavailable. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr says they’re now hoping to make City Park the venue for the remaining August and September concerts.

The Park City Institute’s Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series rolls on with a performance on Monday evening from Chris Blue.

Chris Blue won season 12 of The Voice, a television singing competition on NBC, but Blue got his start at three-years-old singing with his family in churches in the South.

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After an investigation fire officials have determined the cause of the Deer Creek fire.

The Deer Creek fire started on Wednesday July 11, when sparks from a Heber Valley train caused flames to race up the hillside near the Deer Creek dam and burn 381 acres. A heavy rainstorm stopped the progress of the flames just a few hours later. Fire officials worked to put the flames out a few days later on the 16th.

KPCW spoke with Mark Nelson the executive director with Heber Valley Railroad. Nelson said the flames were a result of a ‘perfect storm’ of bad conditions.

Sundance Institute’s Economic Report says the 2018 Sundance Film Festival generated $191 Million in economic impact. Sundance Institute’s managing director and CFO, Betsy Wallace, reports that attendance was also up this year.

Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has sent a letter to Park City’s Congressional Representatives urging them to challenge the Trump Administrations Zero-Tolerance illegal immigration policy.

Mayor Beerman’s one-page letter was sent to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Mike Lee. The letter was also sent to Utah’s 1st Congressional District Representative Rob Bishop.

Recycle Utah

Ships and semi-trucks bring foods from all over the world, but what if your next meal was limited to only what is available within 100 miles?

Recycle Utah is holding their 3rd annual 100-mile meal on August 11. The event menu features ingredients exclusively sourced from farms within a 100-mile radius of the Recycling Center in Park City.  Recycle Utah’s executive director, Carolyn Wawra, spoke with KPCW.

Park City Sailing is launching a Women &Wind Series

Park City Sailing Association has been sailing on the Jordanelle for just over 10 years. During that time the club has seen growth. Association representative Casey Marsh says they’re now focused on increasing participation among women.

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