Summit County

Summit County deputies arrested a Utah man last week who was preying on automobiles--and also golf carts.

Charging documents in Third District Court identify the suspect a 46-year-old Dennis Mark Christensen, a resident of Brigham City.

The filing, and also an incident report, says that last Tuesday, the 7th, the suspect took a golf cart at the Jeremy golf course and drove it around, then was stopped by an employee from taking another cart.

He was observed looking into people's belongings, in both cars and golf carts.

Hy Saunders, known for 40 years in the Snyderville Basin as the founder and operator of the Summit Water Company has died. He was 79. 

Saunders' obituary, published this past weekend, noted he was a life-long Utah resident. He attended East High, was a champion tennis player at the University of Utah, and earned business degrees from the U and NYU.

Saunders set up the Saunders Land Investment Corporation. According to his obituary, Summit Water, founded four decades ago, now serves 6,000 residental and business customers "without using a penny of taxpayer money."

Utah Highway Patrol


Last evening a Salt Lake man was ejected from his motorcycle when he lost control in Lambs Canyon.

The 63-year-old Salt Lake resident was traveling west on I-80 on a motorcycle pulling a trailer. Witnesses say the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic before losing control.

The motorcycle went left and right several times before ejecting the rider off to the left side ditch. The motorcycle continued for several hundred feet more before stopping in the road.

Summit County

After a lengthy discussion on Wednesday, Summit County Council members are still deliberating the issue over an appeal of the Commons at Newpark development.

The developers from the Crandall family have proposed a four-story seven-townhome project near the Newpark amphitheater, which appellants claim the proposal doesn’t conform with Town Center principles.

Council member Roger Armstrong said a decision can be difficult when the issue is based on a particular Development Agreement, not a zone. He said they’re looking for more information and analysis.

Ken Fisher

Park City Recreation Manager Ken Fisher says the Mobile Recreation Trailer brings recreation to the public.

Summit County

The Summit County Council Wednesday did not come to a decision, after hearing an appeal against the Commons at Newpark project.

Developer Gary Crandall and his sons Matt and Ryan have proposed the Commons as a building with seven townhomes, up to 43 feet high, just west of the Newpark Plaza.

The project got a positive vote from the Snyderville Commission earlier this year and received a final approval in June from County Manager Tom Fisher.

National Ability Center

The National Ability Center’s 11th annual Summit Challenge falls on August 25th. The event has 16, 50, 80 and 100-mile bicycle rides. Director of Communications and Engagement Tanya Boland explains the event is for riders of all abilities.

Bob Zanetti

Thanks to quick thinking and quick action Wednesday afternoon; Pinebrook residents were able to avoid a disaster.

Around noon, a trailer sitting in the driveway of a home in promontory caught on-fire. The owner of the trailer was a contractor. Officials say that the contractor had enough foresight to jump in his truck and move the trailer away from the home and the nearby scrub oak, helping prevent a brushfire.

Riley Simpson

Summit County manager Tom Fisher just gave a development approval for the Promontory project--but with some conditions.

Fisher held a hearing last week about a new phase to expand the Nicklaus Clubhouse in Promontory. He said he approved it--but with two conditions.

"The two conditions are that an affordable housing plan for the 37-units be developed and accepted by the county before building permits are issued as well as a time-line for that affordable housing plan would be developed and accepted by the county before building permits are issued."

Everybody knows we’re dealing with a very warm very dry summer. But the new director of the Mountain Regional Water District, Scott Morrison, said their water supply isn’t a critical problem at this point.

Morrison said one dry summer isn’t a problem for them.