Heber Valley

Wasatch County

Rocky Mountain Power Company and the municipal power company, Heber Light and Power, are evaluating the feasibility of burying new high power lines through the Heber Valley. The community has expressed opposition to the original plan which would run the 100 foot power poles through sensitive view corridors. Rocky Mountain Power would pay for the costs of installing above ground lines but the Heber Valley Community would have to pay for the difference in costs to bury them.   Carolyn Murray has this:

Rocky Mountain Power and Heber Light & Power are working on a project to install high power transmission lines to connect the Jordanelle and Midway substations. Power poles as high as 110 feet would run through the Heber Valley. Public opposition has forced a temporary halt to the project. Carolyn Murray has this:

Heber City Website Photo

An agreement was signed between Heber Light and Power and Rocky Mountain Power in April to install high voltage transmission lines through the Heber Valley and in to a new substation to be located in Midway.  In recent weeks, 2000 people have signed a petition asking the agencies and local authorities to put a hold on the project while the public has a chance to weigh in.  Carolyn Murray has this:  

Wasatch County School District

  It was a full house at a public hearing Thursday, September 17, at the Wasatch County School District offices.   Residents spoke out for and against the proposed 62 million dollar bond that will pay for a new elementary school, middle school, and community pool.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

The Heber Valley has its own Community Garden. Rick Brough has more.

Heber Valley Tourism

The Heber Valley "Pow-Wow" is coming up next month at Soldier Hollow. However, this weekend there's a fundraiser for the Pow-Wow, which will give you a taste of the upcoming festivities. Rick Brough has more.

Paws For Life, an organization in the Heber Valley dedicated to animal rescue and welfare, is holding a major fundraiser this Saturday. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired July 12, 2013.

The Heber Valley Arts outdoor musical theater is presenting “The Music Man” in Midway through July 20th. Rick Brough has more.

courtesy Heber Valley Tourism

  Originally aired May 21, 2013.

The Heber Valley has plans to inspire its youth to unplug from technology and reconnect with the great outdoors this summer. Lynn Ware Peek has more.