On today's Local News Hour:

(01:57) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

(04:53) - Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt responds to concerns that the Park City Fire District will be taking over the North Summit Fire District. 

(40:27) - Monika Guendner, Community Engagement & Marketing Manager, and Education Director Meagan Nielsen Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch counties have details about the need for volunteers.


Park City Municipal disclosed at their April 1st city council meeting that if the arts and culture district were to be approved at its current $107 million price tag, additional city projects would probably be put on hold for the next 10 years, including additional open space purchases. But how much open space is there left to purchase in Park City? 


PEG Development

The developers who are hoping to turn the surface parking lots at the base of Park City Mountain Resort into condominiums, a hotel, and underground parking have said their timeline is delayed until next year.


The original timeline for PEG Companies’ base development project at Park City Mountain Resort had construction on phase one of the project beginning this spring with the goal of being complete by early 2026.

At its monthly meeting, the Summit County Health Board heard that there is continuing good news about COVID-19 case numbers in the area, especially declining stats for the elderly population.

But Health Director Rich Bullough said there is a significant concern with cases in young children, who have yet to be vaccinated as a group.


As of Monday, the Summit County Health Department reported a total of 5,334 cases during the pandemic, 155 hospitalizations and 11 deaths.


Utah saw a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases week over week Tuesday.

The Utah Department of Health announced 300 COVID-19 cases, which is about 70 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 387 per day, down 37 from last week. 

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported five new cases. In comparison last Tuesday the county saw 14.

Wasatch County reported four new cases - which is one more case than the county saw last Tuesday.  

On This Green Earth, Utah Rivers Council Campaign Director Jon Carter talks about the return of the Rain Barrel Program, and why they are so important to those of us who live in a drought-impacted, high desert environment.

The Utah Rivers Council, in collaboration with Park City Municipal Corporation is once again offering Rain Barrels for sale starting April 6. 

The barrels will range in price between $50 and $75 and, be available for pickup beginning May 2. 


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 02:56 ) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 20:38) Utah's mask mandate due to expire April 10th discussed at last nights Summit Council meeting as Rick Brough reports.  

Midway City

The Midway City Council meets virtually at 5 p.m. this Tuesday, April 6, and kicking off the meeting are the approvals of nearly a dozen appointees to various city commissions and committees. 


Then, the council has packed agenda covering decisions on land annexations, ranked-choice voting and city events.


Summit County

The proposed amendments to the Snyderville Code governing accessory buildings will return to the Summit County Council in the near future. 

The council didn’t make a decision at its meeting last week on Wednesday, March 31, and asked staff for further information. The hearing brought out opinions on both sides about whether the changes would harm the equestrian character of Silver Creek.


Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson agrees with his colleagues about not implementing a limited mask order, after the state mandate expires on Saturday, April 10.


But despite some heated comments directed at the council last Wednesday, Robinson still says the county needs to encourage masking up, including with private businesses, and continue vaccinations so even private mask requirements can be lifted in the future.