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Hideout Utah

As we have reported, the Hideout Town Council voted last Friday for an annexation into Summit County of 350 acres near Richardson Flat.   

Before the vote, they heard a number of comments from Nate Brockbank, who proposes to develop on the annexed land.    He offered up his opinions on Summit County, Park City, the media, and the attacks against him.

Brockbank talked to the Hideout Council last week about a development with some 600 residential units and a net 95,000 square feet of commercial.

Summit County

The Summit County Council at their last meeting talked about the RFP they will put out to solicit bids for their next garbage contract.

They’re not only looking to continue their basic services, but considering some new options to handle or recycle waste.

And more in the near future, the Council will be busy over the next two months discussing and approving the 2021 budget.    We asked Council member Kim Carson about the county’s prospects.

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

A Midway resident has been arrested for vehicular homicide, and other offenses, after an accident this weekend.   

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office issued a press statement that on Saturday night, the 17th, shortly after 10:30,  they got a call from a man saying that he had struck a pedestrian with his vehicle on Midway’s Main Street, and she was seriously injured.

Registered Utah divers will no longer receive a postcard reminder from the Division of Motor Vehicles about car registration renewal. 

In September, the DMV discontinued the use of the courtesy postcards reminding drivers to renew their car registration. 

Monte Roberts is the director of Utah’s DMV. He said the department had been discussing discontinuing the postcards for years, but the pushing factor was when the state asked them to make budget cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Wasatch County Council

Wasatch County Council Seat B is on the ballot this November. The incumbent, Republican Steve Farrell wants another four years.

KPCW is interviewing Farrell’s challenger Democratic Candidate Aimee Armer on Tuesday, October 20 at 8:30 during the Local News Hour.

Farrell has grown up in the Heber Valley and he says for that reason, his understanding of the issues sets him apart from his opponent.

Mountain Money - October 19, 2020

21 hours ago

Maggie Craddock, a coach for Fortune 500 companies (1:19), joins Mountain Money to talk about her new book Lifeboat: Navigating Unexpected Career Change and Disruption.

(24:23) MountainWest Capital Network introduced the rankings of the 100 fastest growing companies in Utah.  Ryan Dent, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and chairman of the Utah 100 committee, will speak with Mountain Money about the top ranked companies.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 07:32) US Ski and Snowboard CEO Tiger Shaw is on the line to talk bout the upcoming season and the world cup opening.

( 23:33) Wasatch County Council Candidate Steve Farrell talks about why he's running for re-election.

( 36.02) Mountain Trails Foundation Director Charlie Sturgis talks about some of the trail projects they're working on.

Cada Domingo - Cónsul José Borjón

Oct 18, 2020

Mexican Consulate José Borjón with the Consulate of México in Salt Lake City joins us to talk about Health Month, which has been most challenging amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He also talks about the many functions the Consulate provides to its constituents. 
For information about Health Month, see the following link:
Consulate of México Health Month 

Cada Domingo - Fanny Guadalupe Blauer

Oct 18, 2020

 

Fanny Guadalupe Bauer is the Executive Director for Artes de México en Utah. She joins us to discuss the 8th Annual Sor Juana Prize Ceremony scheduled for October 21st, 2020 via Zoom meeting in observance of social distancing norms. Registration is required for participation at the following link:
Zoom Link

Cada Domingo - Edwin Espinel

Oct 18, 2020

As Utah sees a troubling trend of new COVID-19 positive cases averaging over 1200 cases per day, Edwin Espinel, Health System Specialist with the Utah Department of Health joins us to talk about the increases, steps that the Department of Health is taking, and more.

Utah DWR

 Summit County and Park City Firefighters are working to contain a human-caused fire that started Saturday morning in Henefer. 

 

 

Officials believe the fire started Saturday morning around 11 a.m. By Sunday morning, they estimated that it had grown to 1,600 acres.

 

Patrick Harwood, with the Park City Fire Department, said a number of factors allowed the fire to spread.  

Despite the pandemic, some Park City businesses are faring pretty well. Multiple businesses around town have claimed sales are up year-over-year.  

 

 

 

Bill Malone, CEO of the Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau, said after a rocky start, businesses found their footing during the pandemic. 

Friday Film Review--"Wolf of Snow Hollow"

Oct 17, 2020

A murder mystery set in a ski town (and filmed around the Wasatch Mountains) turns out to be a non-traditional mix of horror, comedy and drama.   Mark Harrington makes sense of it all for the Friday Film Review.

Heber City

  

  The Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact was signed by over 130 prominent political, business, and religious leaders earlier this month, including Park City Mayor Andy Beerman and Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter. KPCW spoke with both of them about the compact and what the Wasatch Back can do on this important issue:

 

The words “climate change” can provoke some polarizing reactions from people these days.

 

Hideout Utah

Meeting late into the night Friday, the Hideout Town Council on a 3-2 vote approved an annexation into Summit County of 350 acres near Richardson Flat.

That came after Nate Brockbank, the prospective developer of the annexation, offered three significant changes to his agreement with the city.  Those include putting the development up to a possible referendum vote next June.    Brockbank also offered to build a Town Hall and Community Center in the project.

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