David Boyle

Reporter

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.

Although this is ‘technically’ David’s first full-time job he joins the news team with plenty of experience working at his hometown newspaper the San Juan Record along with internships at KUER, KSL and BYU Radio as well as a degree in News Media from BYU.

Originally from Monticello, Utah, David also has deep ties to the Heber Valley. His grandfather Bob Clyde was a sheep rancher in the valley and also represented the county in the Utah State Legislature for 16 years.

If he’s not in the KPCW bullpen you can find David hiking with his wife Emily, skiing, watching NBA basketball or re-runs of Seinfeld and The Office.

The Heber Valley Parkway Environmental Impact Study will be launching in the coming months. Ahead of the launch UDOT officials have outlined how residents will be able to engage in the process.

UDOT Communications Manager Geoff Dupaix identified three main phases where the public is required to be engaged as part of the environmental study. The first stage is the scoping phase.

Eight Heber residents are running for three city council seats opening up in 2020. The ballots for the Primary Election have been sent out. The Primary Election will narrow the eight candidates down to six before the municipal general election. Residents can also cast their vote on August 13th from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at Heber City Hall located at 75 North Main Street.

KPCW has reached out to all eight residents running for council. Below are interviews with seven of the candidates running for council.

Ron Jackenthal

The Winter Sports School’s annual beach volleyball fundraiser is this weekend. This year the school will raise funds for an organization that honors the memory of a former Winter Sports School student.

Winter Sports School student Jack Schaede says that this year the Student Council decided to fundraise for an organization with direct ties to Park City.

Heber Valley Parkway Planning Study Report

In April, UDOT approved funding for an environmental impact study of the Heber Valley Parkway. Earlier this month UDOT officials met with local officials and the public to discuss the next steps in producing the environmental document. The study may be underway by the end of 2019.

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday evening that the search for two men at Strawberry Reservoir has come to an end.

After 11 days of searching Wasatch County Sheriff Jared Rigby reported that the bodies of Jim and Mark Gardiner have been found. The Utah county brothers, aged 70 and 61 were found southwest of the island near the Ladders area. The Ladders area is located on the northeast side of Strawberry Reservoir.

Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation

As we’ve reported the National Governor’s Association recently launched Outdoor Recreation Learning Network. The network is meant to promote economic growth amongst states through the outdoor industry. The new network will look to Utah for much of its leadership.

National Governors Association

Members of the National Governors Association were in Utah this past week as part of their annual summer meeting. On Pioneer Day the organization launched a new program to promote Outdoor Recreation throughout the U.S.

Heber Valley Tourism

The Wasatch County Fair kicks off today with the demolition derby. That’s just one of a few events taking place at the county fairgrounds during the next week.

The fair kicks off this weekend with the annual demolition derby. Heber Valley Communications Manager Dallin Koecher says they’ve made a slight tweak to the demolition derby.

Heber City

Eight Heber residents are running for three city council seats opening up in 2020. A Primary Election on August 13th will narrow the eight candidates down to six before the municipal general election.

A man was arrested in Park City after trying to meet with a person he thought was a minor for sex.

26-year-old Noriko Cubian has been charged with enticing a minor by internet or text. Cubian was arrested after a 35-year-old woman posing as a 13-year-old boy alerted police that Cubian was attempting to meet up with the supposed 13-year-old for sex. The woman told police said she was associated with a group known as Creep Catchers.

A Wasatch County girl is the first Utahn to be crowned the National Rodeo Queen in over a decade.

Midway resident McKardy Kelly was crowned the National High School Rodeo Queen at the National Rodeo in Rock Springs Wyoming on Saturday. Representing the state of Utah, the 16-year old was crowned over 41 other contestants from other states in the US, Canadian provinces, Mexico and Australia. McKardy said being crowned National Rodeo Queen was a lifelong goal.

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for two men who went missing Thursday afternoon while fishing. The department is now scaling back those search efforts.

Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez and his office have been aiding Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department in their search for brothers Jim and Mark Gardiner who went missing last week while fishing at Strawberry Reservoir.

Summit County has been loaning an underwater remote operated vehicle that has the ability to help search for the men. Martinez says the search has been difficult on crews.

Eight Heber residents are running for three city council seats opening up in 2020. A Primary on August 13th will narrow the eight candidates down to six before the municipal general election

Heber City Council member Ron Crittenden has lived in Heber since the mid 70’s. Crittenden has worked as the Instate Director for Republican Congressman Howard Neilson for nine years and a year for Democratic Congressman Bill Orton.

Park City Extreme Cup

Nearly 500 youth soccer teams will be in town this Thursday through Saturday to be a part of an annual soccer tournament.

This Thursday through Saturday The Wasatch Back will be host to the 16th annual Park City Extreme Cup Soccer Tournament.

The youth tournament is for players ages 8-18 and hosted by the Park City Soccer Club.

Executive Director Shelly Gillwald explains Park City Soccer Club shares tournament hosting responsibilities with clubs throughout the Wasatch back.

Rachel Kahler

Eight Heber residents are running for three city council seats opening up in 2020. A Primary on August 13th will narrow the eight candidates down to six before the municipal general election November 5th.

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