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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 Park City Transit Department Is Getting A Makeover

Aug 1, 2018

The Park City Transit department is experiencing some growing pains and the city manager, who isn’t surprised, says change is coming. Melissa Allison has more:

A 17-year-old girl has been charged for her alleged role in the overdose of two 13-year-old boys back in 2016 as well as receiving additional packages of  illegal drugs obtained from the dark web. Leslie Thatcher has more.

According to court documents, the female minor is a Park City High School student. She has been charged with four counts of drug distribution – all second-degree felonies, if committed by an adult.

A state-wide mandate is calling for clean-ups of nutrients or phosphorous to be undertaken on water treatment plants or bodies of water.

But reportedly, some legislators are concerned about the costs, and might act to limit the efforts.

Over at the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District, director Mike Luers says the costs are reasonable, and the problem needs solving.

Luers told KPCW that treatment should be undertaken now. If the state's water plants wait until a train wreck occurs, the costs will be a lot worse.


Drivers trying to outsmart the detour on I-80 ran into some problems, making it a busy night for both the Summit County Sheriffs and the Park City Police Departments. Melissa Allison has more:

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.

The activity over the past week for Summit County Sheriff deputies included a reported fraud case--and multiple instances of some unwanted visitors to residences and a business.

Last week, the Sheriff's Department received a complaint from an Ogden resident. After living with family for a year, she said she bought a residence in Roy, and was attempting to transfer the utility account she had been paying from her old residence to her new house.

Utah Open Lands

Park City budget managers are looking for direction from the city council whether two open space purchases – totaling $48 million should be combined for the November election.

Assistant city manager Matt Dias says they’ve found another $2.7 million in reductions that can lower the Treasure Hill and Armstrong Bond amount to $48 million.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Kimball Art Center Communications Director Amy Roberts who has details on this weekend's Arts Festival. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Assistant Manager Matt Dias have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including a late addition to the agenda that lowers the proposed Treasure/Armstrong open space bond to $48 million and 2018 Summer Cocktail Contest Winner Trevor Brown of Tupelo and Restaurant Association Director Ginger Rhies share the winning recipe “Cherry in the Rye.”

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.