Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Council continued work on allowing smaller properties to have culinary wells as well as updates to the watershed plan on Wednesday.

 

Currently, parcels in unincorporated Wasatch County must be at least five acres in size to have a culinary well placed on them, but the County Council is considering lowering that minimum to four acres. 

 

County planner Doug Smith says they've added language addressing a few perceived issues with the code change. 

On today's Local News Hour:

(06:28)Editor of Park City Magazine Jane Gendron talks about some of the highlights in this summer’s issue on newsstands now as well as some of the challenges putting it together during a pandemic.

(23:04) South Summit School District Superintendent Shad Sorenson and  Business Administrator Adam Robinson talk about the most recent budget hearing setting next school year’s budget with an update on schools opening next month.

Cada Domingo - David Brooks

Jul 5, 2020

The current economic slowdown is the perfect environment for projects like We Tsunami says founder and C.E.O. David Ezekiel Brooks. He joins us to talk about We Tsunami, a collective of local businesses and individuals interested in growing together through sustainable investment and business practices, and ways to develop economic incentives where profit is not the only bottom line, but rather a sustainable model that accounts for much more than earnings.

Cada Domingo - Astrid Morales

Jul 5, 2020

  We Continue our series about the 2019 Binational Journey for artists of Mexican ancestry based in the United States by The Mexican Government organization IME (Institute for Mexicans in the Exterior) where they invited 43 artists representing 36 states in the U.S. 

Jude Grenney, J Go Gallery

Four large temporary art installations are underway on Park City's Main Street this 4th of July.   

The four 20' by 300' murals are being painted on the street. Executive Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council, Jocelyn Scudder, says her group saw an opportunity to create public art on the pavement when they realized Park City had closed Main Street to cars for the holiday weekend. The city had also cancelled the traditional 4th of July parade out of concerns about COVID-19. Scudder says that allowed artists to get on the street early in the day.

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Park City Municipal

 

 

Park City’s City Council canceled all city-sponsored Fourth of July events last week due to COVID-19 concerns. The council may also raise the safety requirements for other private events to come to town. One of those events, The Triple Crown softball tournament, isn’t happy about it.

 

Scheduled for July 13-18, the annual Triple Crown softball tournament usually brings around 7,000 people to Park City throughout the course of the tournament.

 

 

  

There’s a new tally in the Democratic race for Summit County Council. 

Malena Stevens widened her lead over Canice Harte to 1,437 votes in the race for Summit County Council on Thursday. Stevens led Harte in the Democratic primary by just under 1,000 votes after the first batch of results was released on Tuesday night.

 

After Thursday’s vote count, Stevens has 2,601 votes to Harte’s 1,164.

 

Sundance Institute

  

The Sundance Institute has announced it is cutting 24 positions in Los Angeles, New York, and Park City. Some staff will move to reduced schedules with greatly reduced seasonal staff budgets. 

 

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Officials announced the first COVID-19 death in Summit County on Thursday. 

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

Wasatch County doesn’t plan to issue a mandate to wear masks in public, but the county health department indicated at a Wednesday meeting that it is watching the data and keeping its options open.

 

As of Thursday, Wasatch County has reported 414 cases, 20 hospitalizations and 3 deaths due to COVID-19, according to the Utah Department of Health.

 

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