David Boyle

Reporter
Heber City Police

The suspects, Carlos Garcia and Jennifer Granja, sold marijuana and handguns to a Wasatch BackNET undercover police officer according to an online post from the Heber City Police Department. The two were later arrested on September 27th after a traffic stop. During the stop and arrest officers found another handgun and a large sum of cash.

FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) along with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a test of emergency alert systems Tomorrow (Today) starting at 12:18 pm.

FEMA and the FCC will be testing their Wirelesses Emergency Alerts as well as their Emergency Alert System starting at 12:18 pm mountain standard time.

Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 pm Mountain Mediation invites the public to hear a presentation entitled Communication After Trauma at the Blair Education Center at the Park City Hospital.

Natalie Segall is an attorney, mediator and a member of the Mountain Mediation board. She explains why they’re speaking about trauma.

U.S. Forest Service

The Mirror Lake Complex comprised of the Slate and Murdock fires have burned a combined 5,500 acres. Although containment is at just 11 percent. Resources at the Mirror Lake complex are being decreased. Public Information Officer Robyn Broyles explains why.

“There is forecasted to be two to three inches of rain over our fire area coming in this week." Broyles said, "We anticipate that rain doing some significant work on our fire to keep it in place. We don’t expect the fire to grow anymore.”

Broyles explains the weekend activity of the two fires.

Park City Municipal

October 1st through the 7th is Utah’s Climate Week. Park City is kicking off the week a little early but has plenty of activities planned throughout the week.

Dumpster days will run now through Saturday at Recycle Utah. This week, the last Friday gallery stroll will feature galleries displaying environmental art to kick off climate week. On Saturday Recycle Utah will also be leading Clean Up Day at three locations. Volunteers can meet at City park Bandstand, the Winter Sports School or Park City High School from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to help cleanup.

Forest Service

Officials are now calling the Murdock and Slate fires both burning northeast of Kamas the Mirror Lake Complex.

The Mirror Lake Complex grew by 634 acres to the east on Wednesday. Officials report that the fire is moving gradually in a north and eastward direction. The Murdock and Slate fires were both caused by lightning and have burned a combined 2,310 acres.

Thanks to the efforts of the more 200 personnel on hand containment of the complex is now at 19%. Crews are being aided by five helicopters and five fire engines.

Nearly 100 students at Wasatch High participate in the Wasatch CAPS program. The students recently heard from Utah’s Lt. Governor who spoke with them about collaboration.

CAPS stands for the Wasatch Center for Advanced Professional Studies. The program is in its third year. Wasatch CAPS director Weston Broadbent explains what the program does.

A gravel truck coming down Marsac Avenue lost control of its brakes and crashed at the Deer Valley Roundabout.

Uber Driver Brian Owens was driving down Marsac Avenue Tuesday morning after dropping off a passenger at Montage Deer Valley. He passed a gravel truck on the right side of the road, not unusual for Marsac Ave. Moments later Owens realized the truck behind him was blowing smoke and had lost its brakes.

Park City Municipal

A growing sport in the Wasatch Back is asking Summit County and Snyderville Basin Recreation for more space to play.

Pickleball is growing immensely in popularity across the U.S. and in Summit County. Local pickleball athlete Eric Wheeler explains the sport.

Nonprofit organizations such as the LDS church and Mountain Trails Foundation are advocating for various propositions and bonds this election season. Which leaves some asking, ‘Can they do that?’ The short answer is ‘yes’.

There are plenty of rules and regulations regarding what nonprofits can and can’t do. We spoke with Utah Nonprofit Association’s CEO Kate Rubalcava about nonprofits rules during election season.     

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