Heber City Police Department

A man has been charged with multiple sexual assault counts after targeting underage girls in Heber City.




21-year-old Joaquin Lopez was booked into Wasatch County Jail Tuesday. He was arrested after allegedly posing as a 16-year-old and sexually assaulting multiple 13 and 14-year-old girls. 


At least five young teenagers told police they engaged in sexual activity or were forced to engage in activity with Lopez.

Utah saw its lowest 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases since June on Thursday.  

The average is now 346 cases per day, down from last week’s average of 380. The last time the average was this low was June 14.

During his weekly COVID-19 briefing, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said after the state saw a plateau in cases for weeks, numbers are finally starting to decline. 

If you saw a moving uniform line of stars in the sky last night ... you’re not crazy and they weren’t aliens.  

The string of lights spotted in the sky throughout Utah Wednesday night were Starlink Satellites. 

SpaceX launched 60 of the satellites into space Tuesday, according to a press release from the company owned by Elon Musk. 

Heber City

The Heber City Council heard from Utah State Rep. Mike Kohler at its Tuesday regular meeting.


Kohler represents District 54, which comprises Wasatch County and the Park City area, on Capitol Hill. He told the Heber councilors that the state anticipates receiving nearly $1.5 billion in American Rescue Act funds. 


He thinks the process for determining which projects or programs get the money will be extensive.


Hideout Utah

The offer to sell the Outlaw Golf Club at Hideout Canyon to the Hideout homeowners association has been retracted by Mustang Development.


Members of the homeowners association confirmed to KPCW the offer was withdrawn by Mustang Development late Wednesday. The HOA previously had until Thursday to vote on the offer.


Kamas City

With continued concern over Utah’s drought, Kamas City has started to implement water restrictions.

About a month ago, the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District had to reduce all of its irrigation contracts because of drought conditions in Utah. Kamas, which sources water from the district, was notified that this would affect the city.

Hideout Town

Hideout homeowners have to decide whether to purchase a golf course in their community. If they don’t, the current owner says he will sell to someone else.


The Outlaw Golf Club at Hideout Canyon is a 9-hole golf course on roughly 60 acres of land on the northwest shore of the Jordanelle Reservoir.


According to documents obtained by KPCW, the golf course’s owner, Mustang Development, offered to sell the course to the town for $9.5 million, saying that is much less than the market value of $13.5 million.

Park City Professional Ski Patrol Association

The union representing the ski patrollers at Park City Mountain Resort and resort representatives will continue negotiations this month after their contract expired on May 1st.


After an unprecedented winter for the ski industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ski patrollers at PCMR and resort representatives were also locked in negotiations to update their employment contract. Even though PCMR’s season ended in mid-April, those negotiations are set to extend at least until later in May.


Park City Municipal

The Park City LGBTQIA+ community task force is starting to take shape. Members of the new group spoke with KPCW about what the future might hold and why the group is important for the greater Park City community.


In an effort to further Park City’s social equity goals and give the greater LGBTQIA+ community in Park City a seat at the table of local government, the community task force was formed in early February.