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Park City local Daniel Lewis announced his intent to run for city council this week. KPCW’s Sean Higgins spoke with the candidate and has this:

 

2021 won’t be Lewis’ first run for public office -- he also ran for a city council seat in 2019 but was ultimately defeated in the general election. 

 

The Utah Department of Health reported four additional statewide COVID-19 deaths on Friday. Summit and Wasatch county saw five new cases combined.

 

The four deaths in Friday’s report from the Health Department included three men and one woman, all over the age of 45. None of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties. To date, 2,223 Utahns have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

 

U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Alejandro Lucero

After a 31 year career in the Utah National Guard, Summit County Manager  Tom Fisher – who has also served as commander of the Utah Army National Guard’s Land Component Command  - resigned from his military career last Saturday.

Tom Fisher started his military career with the Michigan National Guard as a second lieutenant with the Army ROTC in June 1990 as a way to pay for college. In return for the scholarship, he served an eight year obligation with the National Guard and while he could have called that good – he continued – even surpassing the typical 20-years of service...

Friday Film Review--"Dream Horse"

May 7, 2021

Just in time for Triple Crown season in the U.S., "Dream Horse", a 2020 Sundance Film Festival favorite, is off to the races in a theater or on a small screen near you. Linda Jager shares her thoughts on the film in this week’s Friday Film Review.

As last week’s Kentucky Derby ushered in the 2021 horse racing season, "Dream Horse", a 2020 film from the Sundance Film Festival, sprints to theaters later this month and will be available to stream at home in mid-June.

On today's Local News Hour:

(00:02) Charlie Sturgis with the weekly Mountain Trails Report.

( 03:07) Jessica Lowell's story on the man who has been charged with multiple sexual assault counts after targeting underage girls in Heber City.

( 04:40) Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county.

( 21:02) Ski Utah Ex. Director Nathan Rafferty with a recap of the COVID ski season.

Leslie Thatcher

The Summit County Council, meeting on Wednesday, again didn’t come to a decision about their proposed Neighborhood Mixed Use Zone.   

But they did agree to have a sub-committee work on unraveling the issue that seems to be blocking a resolution.

The sub-committee consists of County Council Members Chris Robinson and Doug Clyde; Development Director Pat Putt; Senior Planner Peter Barnes; and Deputy County Attorney Dave Thomas.

Summit County

Summit County’s six municipalities will hold elections for mayor and two council seats this fall. The candidate filing window opens June 1 and runs through June 7.

 

Kellie Robinson is the interim Summit County Clerk replacing Kent Jones, who retired last month. In addition to the municipal seats, there are special service positions that will be on the ballot.

 

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. 

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