U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

A 33-year old man was arrested in Summit County Saturday after law enforcement officers discovered him smuggling eight illegal immigrants on I-80.

33-year-old Rolando Gomez-Gomez was arrested and booked into Summit County Jail on Saturday with suspected 3rd degree Felony Human Smuggling and a class A misdemeanor Obstruction of Justice – False Information.

At their last meeting, the Snyderville Recreation District Board discussed a couple of land issues—such as the sale of some density entitlement.

District Director Brian Hanton said they sold off some 27,000 square feet, which will go toward another site in Newpark at Kimball Junction. He referred to the Commons at Newpark project, being done by the Crandall family.

He said they acquired the density originally as part of their approval for the Basin Fieldhouse.

Utah League of Cities and Towns

Representation from each of Utah’s 248 cities probably won’t be able to attend all of the state’s legislative session; but the Utah League of Cities and Towns plan to represent their interests.

Director of government relations with the Utah League of Cities and Towns Rachel Otto says that the organization uses five question to evaluate proposed legislation.

In the coming months, Summit County’s planning staff will be analyzing several issues on the revised South Pointe project near Brown’s Canyon Road.

After the East County Planning Commission was introduced to the new version last week, the Planning Commissioners had some feedback on the employee housing in the project, the level of commercial there, and the road access to the development.

A 54-year-old man was arrested in Summit County after law enforcement officers found 50 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

According to a probable cause statement Utah Highway Patrol pulled over 54-year-old Oscar Alexis Lustre on Saturday evening after a law enforcement officer observed his SUV had a very dark tint on the front window, suspecting it may be a window tint violation.

Summit County

The man at the head of the massive Promontory development says that for nearly two decades, his company has worked well as a partner with Summit County.

But now, says Francis Najafi, the county is illegally holding up the approval for a clubhouse permit in their project—based on an invalid claim about Promontory’s employee housing obligation.

Najafi made some impassioned remarks last week to the East Side Planning Commission—and while Najafi’s appeal on the Nicklaus Clubhouse expansion goes to the council on Wednesday.

The Mountainland Continuum of Care Project is looking for 20 volunteers Thursday, Friday and Saturday to count and provide outreach to people experiencing homelessness in Wasatch and Summit Counties. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

The Summit County Attorney’s office is reviewing an incident for possible charges—after a confrontation occurred last Monday between a customer at the Kimball Junction McDonald’s and an employee.

The Sheriff’s department reported they got a call shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday night, the 14th.

Brian McInerney , Senior Hydrologist, Has a update on the winter snowfall and temperatures to date and how our snowpack is fairing.  Judging from the past few days, it should be fairing well. 

Celia Peterson with Park City Municipals’ Sustainability Department discusses My Sustainable Year programs and measures.