Wasatch County

The Federal Election Commission and the State of Utah Financial Disclosures have released campaign finances for the primary election.

Mitt Romney is running for the U.S. Senate seat left open by the retirement of Orrin Hatch. Romney has raised over $3.5 million, with $1 million transferred from his 2012 Presidential election bid. Romney has disbursed nearly $2 million during his campaign. John Cumming contributed over $8,000; Evrett and Cheryl Benton contributed over $16,000

New Director of Utah State Park Jeff Rasmussen comes into his new role with 25 years of experience. He’s been deputy director since 2012. He says his vision for State Parks is to continue to offer great services while keeping up with trends.

“People that we have working at our state parks know best what our customers are looking for because they’re with them every day,” Rasmussen said “they’re always coming up with new ideas 'hey we need to offer a floating water park at Jordanelle' it’s because of that creativity and dedication that we come up with these ideas”

Former presidential candidate and Utah Olympic Director, Mitt Romney is running in the Republican Primary race for the Senate seat which is opening due to the retirement of Orin Hatch. He’s facing off against Mike Kennedy a physician representing Utah House district 27 in Utah County. The Primary Election is June 26th and whoever wins will be the Republican nominee in the General Election.

Mitt Romney says he has spoken out against the current Trump Administration policy that separates children from their parents as they attempt to seek asylum at the US Border.         

Brent Kelly is being inducted to the Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame this July. On June 8 he was announcing the Utah High School State Rodeo Finals in Ogden as he’s done every year for 31 years. Brent’s son Jason announces rodeo with him and surprised his dad that evening.

Citizens of the Wasatch Back were able to see Five candidates running to represent District 26 in the Utah Senate participated in a forum in Heber on June 13th. The event was sponsored by the Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake. KPCW’s David Boyle has more:

The Willow Creek Fire near Strawberry reservoir is 25% contained. David Boyle has more:

It’s less than two weeks before the voting for Utah’s primary election is completed and tallied on Tuesday, June 26th. With that in mind, former County Democratic Party Char Glenn Wright wants voters to know that they can register as Democrat or Republican for the election—even temporarily, if you lie. Rick Brough has more:


Five candidates running to represent District 26 in the Utah Senate participated in a forum in front of 40 citizens of the Wasatch Back on Wednesday night. The event was sponsored by The Park City Unit of the  League of Women Voters of Salt Lake . KPCW’s David Boyle has more:

The travel booking website Expedia.com has placed Heber on its list of the most beautiful towns in America. Rick Brough has more:

The Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters, hosted the candidates for Senate District 26 in a forum in Heber City on Wednesday June 13th. Republic candidates Jack Rubin and Brian Gorum, Democratic candidates Pat Vaughn and Eileen Gallagher and United Utah candidate Cathy Callow-Heusser were all in attendance. Republican Primary Candidate Ron Winterton was unable to attend.

Part 3 features the candidates giving closing remarks and answering the following questions