Every year at the Glenwood Cemetery, in Park City, the dead come back to life during a tour where reenactors stand in front of the headstones of the deceased. 

Andrew Cohen is the Interim Director of the Park City Museum. He said this year they had to move the tour online.  

“We felt that this was one of the big events that we always did every year, and everybody wanted to attend this,” Cohen said. “And because of COVID, we just couldn't pull it off.” 

Despite it being online, the event is still pretty similar to past years. 

Bureau of Land Management

A Wyoming court recently struck down a rule preventing oil and gas companies from deliberately venting or burning off excess natural gas. KPCW looks at what that means for the environment and what the future of that rule might look like.

 

It’s called “venting and flaring” and it’s the practice energy companies use to burn off excess natural gas or release it into the atmosphere during the extraction of oil.

 

Youth Sports Alliance

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost everything so far in 2020, and the annual Jan’s Winter Welcome fundraiser is no different.

 

Traditionally put on each fall by the Youth Sports Alliance, the black-tie Winter Welcome is one of the hottest nonprofit fundraising tickets in town. In fact, the fundraiser is now in its 40th year raising money for local winter sports athletes. 

 

For the first time in four years, the North Summit Braves have won a playoff game. The No. 5-ranked Braves defeated Rich 23-14 on Friday night, getting a late touchdown by Crimzon Crittenden to seize the victory. North Summit returns to action this Friday when it travels south to face No. 4 Enterprise. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. The South Summit Wildcats saw their season come to an end following a 42-16 loss to host Juan Diego on Friday. The Wildcats finished the year 4-6, but did take down rival North Summit earlier in the season.

 

Wasatch County School District

The Wasatch County School District Board of Education revealed a new approach to engaging stakeholders as they navigate the challenges of the fastest growing county in Utah.

The failure of the $150 million bond referendum last year prompted the Wasatch County School District Board of Education to reconsider next steps in addressing how best to move forward. They plan to form a committee of stake holders to include county and municipal government, transportation experts, law enforcement and community members to participate in future education planning.

Kimberly Dickersen

The Wasatch School District East seat has two new candidates running this term. Kimo Paulse and Kimberly Dickerson are vying for the seat covering the neighborhoods of Jordanelle, Hideout, Timber Lakes and other areas east of Heber City.

Kimo Paulsen says he is very involved in his children’s education. He believes he has the management and financial experience to take on the challenges of meeting growth demands, student’s educational needs and controlling spending by the school district. He claims 35-years of business management in multi-national and fortune 100 companies.

Ken Lund on Flickr

At Friday morning’s Park City Council special meeting, the council and city staff discussed a new federal CARES Act grant program for local small businesses. The city has recently received $2.2 million dollars of State and Federal CARES Act assistance.

 

The application process for the Park City CARES Grant Program is tight. Applications for grants open on Monday October 26th and close on November 9th, with checks distributed on November 20th.

 

KPCW's Consolidated coverage of Coronavirus - COVID-19 for Summit County and Wasatch County Utah with rendering of virus from the CDC
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Utah recorded another record number of COVID-19 cases Friday, one day after 21 counties in the state were designated as ‘high’ transmission areas. 

 

“Now is not the time to let down your guard,” Governor Gary Herbert said in an email on Friday. A record 1,960 new COVID-19 cases were announced by the Utah Department of Health. 

 

"The Climb," was in a way, born at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Michael Angelo Covino and co-written and co-starred in by Covino and Kyle Marvin, it premiered here in 2018 as a “short."

Summit County Sheriff's Office

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is looking to identify two men who are responsible for a home burglary in the Promontory area. The burglary took place during the day and even as the homeowners were inside.

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