Wasatch County Search and Rescue

A number of people driving cars have recently ventured and gotten stuck on snowmobile trails in Wasatch County.

As the snow begins to melt at the bottom of trails, car drivers will start their trek up paths meant for snowmobiles. A couple miles up the mountain - where temperatures are colder - there are still inches of snowpack, and cars eventually get stuck and can’t turn around. 

The Utah Department of Health announced 10 more COVID-19 deaths Thursday.


Thursday’s report of 10 COVID-19 deaths was the highest single day count since March 28th, when 13 statewide deaths were reported by the health department.


The four men and six women were all over the age of 65. None were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties. The Health Department specified that four of Thursday’s deaths occurred before March 18th.


Park City Community Foundation

Tax Day has been moved to May 17 this year. When parents file their federal taxes, they'll be eligible to receive prepayments for the 2021 American Rescue Act Funds under a new child tax credit.



When filing their 2020 federal taxes on May 17, parents must recognize the government will use that filing to establish the family's eligibility to receive an economic impact payment from the 2021 American Rescue Act.


Mike Schirf

Kaylin Richardson is known in the skiing world as a champion alpine racer and 2-time Olympic competitor. But the Park City local has made a somewhat unexpected career shift. 

Kaylin Richardson wears many hats: she’s a pro-skier, broadcaster, new mom and her most recent role is penning a Christmas film. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:26) Summit County Council Member recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 16:29) Carolyn Murray reports on the child tax credit provided by the American Rescue Act funds.

( 18:53) Ballet Next Founder and Artisitic Director Michele Wiles talks about moving her company to Park City and the planned summer shows.

Park City Fire District

Some North Summit community members have raised concerns about emergency services provided in their area.

The North Summit Fire District is a special service district in the county with around 25 volunteer firefighters and EMS serving almost 420 square miles in the North Eastern part of the county.

In the past, when there were accidents the responding volunteers would drive to the scene in their own cars. Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson said these volunteers were commonly community members.


Stein Eriksen Lodge

Park City’s Transient Room Tax is collected on lodging stays of under 30 consecutive days. According to Park City Municipal’s finance team, TRT revenue is down over 25% this fiscal year. KPCW’s Sean Higgins spoke to some local lodging managers to see how the industry has fared over the COVID-19 pandemic.


On The Mountain Life, Pete and Lynn bring you their ongoing series, Living a Mountain Life. This week joining them is Park City local Gordon Lange.

Lange has just retired from Park City Ski and Snowboard Cross Country as the Comp Head Coach.

On the show, Lange shares stories about Park City blossoming into a training site for cross country athletes, he also discusses how his mountain life is now balanced between Jackson, Wyoming and Park City.

Utah reached a milestone with COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday, but the state also saw a significant increase in cases week over week.

More than 1 million Utahns have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine - amounting to about 44% of all of the eligible population. This milestone was driven by the 34,814 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Tuesday. 

Summit County has administered 32,742 total vaccines and Wasatch has given out 16,801 doses. Both counties are registering to vaccinate residents 16 years or older. 

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Park City Hospital owner Intermountain Healthcare announced on Monday, April 5, that the hospital system will allow visitors for all patients at its facilities as COVID-19 case rates decline in Utah.


Since the COVID-19 pandemic began a year ago, hospitals disallowed all patient visitors regardless of the severity of illness. Many of the more than half a million Americans who died from COVID-19 did so alone due to hospital visitor restrictions.