When Park City sophomore quarterback Chase Beyer lined up for the final snap of the game Friday night, he had a general idea of what he was looking for. 

 

Down by one with five seconds left and on the Stansbury 30-yard line, Beyer had three receivers all standing over 6-foot-3 lined up to his left and 5-foot-8 sophomore Riley Finlayson by himself on the right. The plan was for Beyer to throw jump ball into the endzone and trust that his tall receivers would get the job done.

 

AAA Rating On Wasatch County Open Space Bond

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Benloch Ranch

 

The Wasatch County Council work session on Wednesday had just four of the seven members in attendance. They had a relatively light work session with several items on that agenda.

Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis says on Wednesday, prior to the council meeting, they participated in the pricing call for the $5 million open space bond.

Wasatch County Seal

The Wasatch County Council work session on Wednesday included a COVID-19 update. The county public health director had some words of caution about recent spikes statewide and the continuation of a high death rate in the county.

Park City Police Department

  A dump truck overturned on 224 Friday afternoon, about a half mile above the Montage, blocking traffic in both directions in Empire Pass. The road was closed for more than four hours, preventing Park City traffic from accessing Guardsman Pass, a popular fall drive, during that time. The road reopened around 7 o’clock Friday night.

 

Park City Community Foundation

Early childhood education is considered a critical part of preparing children for success in school and in life. The Park City Community Foundation is hosting a zoom event on Tuesday to raise money to expand programs in the area.

Utah passed another grim milestone on Friday, surpassing 1,000 positive COVID-19 cases in a day for the first time since the pandemic began in March.

 

A mere 24 hours after breaking the state’s previous record for positive COVID-19 cases in one day with 911 on Thursday, the Utah Department of Health announced the state recorded 1,117 positive cases on Friday.

 

Triple Crown Sports

Possible contract extensions to the annual Triple Crown softball tournament in Park City were up for discussion at the Park City City Council Meeting on Thursday. The tournament wants to stay in Park City through 2032, but the city council will need to be convinced that it’s a good idea.

 

The 2020 edition of the Triple Crown softball tournament fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic in July along with a host of other well-known summer events in Park City.

 

Summit County Sheriff's Office

Summit County Search and Rescue crews are on day two of searching for a fit, 25 year old man from Boise – who has his sights set on summiting Utah’s highest peak -  Kings Peak.

On Thursday just after midnight, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a report of  25-year-old Kyle Wimpenny who had not returned home from a hiking trip as planned. Wimpenny had left his home on Sunday (September 13, 2020) to backpack in the High Uintas with plans to summit Kings Peak. 

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COVID-19 cases in Utah are spiking. Friday, Utah saw it’s highest number of new cases since the start of the pandemic.

Eddie Stenehjem is an infectious disease expert at Intermountain Healthcare. He said Utah’s current cases are rivaling the spike the state saw in July.  

But he said the spike was different earlier this summer. Now, the state’s increase in cases is predominantly driven by a younger age group. Stenehjem said most of the new cases arefrom 15-24 years old.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 06:21) Action Utah Executive Director Andrea Himoff has details on a number of virtual events they're hosting this fall to inform voters on ballot and other political issues.

( 17:50) Park City Councilmember Tim Henney has a recap of last night's meeting.

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