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.

Wasatch County

Wasatch County Council meets Wednesday evening. The council will discuss growth in the Jordanelle and Wallsburg as well as a request to build a memorial for US Armed Forces Veterans.

Wasatch County Council meets in a regular session Wednesday at the county administration building located at 25 North Main in Heber. The council will begin at 3:00 pm with a presentation on a census partnership program, this ahead of the 2020 census.

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Wasatch County Landowners interested in preserving their land are invited to a meeting Wednesday evening to learn more about their options.

After passing a $10 million open space bond last November Wasatch County landowners finally have the opportunity to apply for those monies to place conservation easements on their land.

Heber Light & Power

Heber Light & Power is conducting a survey amongst their customers to look at where future energy should come from for the utility.

Every five years or so Heber Light and Power conducts an integrated resource plan to take a look at the company’s current power portfolio and look ahead to the future. General Manager Jason Norlen says part of that plan includes a survey of customers.

Wasatch School Board heard from around 25 members of the public on Thursday evening providing public comment on the $150 million school bond that will appear on Wasatch County resident ballots this November.

With more than 50 people in attendance at the September 19th meeting the school board heard input from the public for over two hours regarding the $150 million bond which will build a new high school on the northwest side of Heber and replace the current Midway Elementary school.

Heber Light & Power

Heber Light & Power customers may see a slight increase in their upcoming power bills. The power company says the increases are a result of increasing expenses and growth.

Heber Light and Power will have a 4% rate increase starting October 1st across all classes. General Manager Jason Norlen says that the average customers bill will go up a little over three dollars a month. Norlen says the key driver for the rate increase is growing costs.

Midway

A request by Zermatt Resorts for $30,000 in a business grant was not voted on by Midway City Council at Tuesday’s council meeting. However, the request did jumpstart a conversation around how the city ought to spend transient room tax and transportation issues in the city.

Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson outlines the transportation issue Zermatt is asking the city help for in their $30,000 ask.

After an hour and a half of discussion and bargaining Midway City Council directed city staff to prepare an agreement with Watts Enterprises to amend the approved master plan for Remund Farms.

Wasatch School District

Wasatch County School District Board of Education is holding a public hearing Thursday regarding their proposed $150 million school bond

The school board meets Thursday at 6:30 in the District offices located at 101 East 200 North in Heber.

The public notice for the meetings says the purpose of the hearing is to receive input from the public with respect to the issuance of the bond and any potential economic impact that the improvements, facilities or properties financed in whole or in part with the proceeds of the bonds may have on the private sector.

Peace House

A local nonprofit that looks to aid victims of domestic violence is opening their new center this weekend.

The new Peace House Community Center is officially open after a year and a half of construction. This Saturday Peace House is inviting the community to their grand opening ceremony.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is at 9:00 am at 700 Round Valley Drive with breakfast being served after followed by tours of the new facility.

Midway

Midway and Heber City Councils meet Tuesday evening. Among items on the Midway’s agenda include a business grant request from Zermatt Resort and continued discussion on possible Master Plan amendments to Remund Farms.

Park City Library

The annual fall Utah Humanities Book Festival at the Park City Library kicks off this week. Events include presentations from local authors and a visit from John Branch, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author of “The Last Cowboys”.

During September and October, the Park City Library celebrates local, regional and national authors. On Tuesday at 6:30, former Navy SEAL and Park City resident Jack Carr will speak about his new thriller “True Believer”, a story about a string of terrorist attacks.

As part of Park City’s project to address traffic circulation and access in Old Town, one item is getting particular pushback from the community.

Park City Council member Lynn Ware Peek says while city staff is working on studies for a permanent solution to Main Street traffic spilling into residential neighborhoods, they are also looking for a short-term solution. One consideration is a turnaround area at the bottom of Hillside Avenue. The city will start by painting the area, but if it’s deemed successful, it could become memorialized in concrete.

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Park City Municipal

Park City Municipal is reminding those who use their water service of an option that could save customers money. The Water department also did an upgrade this summer that should save the city around $100,000 a year.

Park City Water Resources Manager Jason Christensen reminds customers of Park City Water that they can receive alerts via email, text or automated phone call when a leak is detected at their homes.

Midway City

The master plan for the 50-acre, 96-unit Remund Farms has already been approved by Midway City. Now Watts Enterprises are asking for a few changes to the master plan.

At the September 3rd Midway City Council meeting the changes to the master plan were presented in a public hearing. Proposed amendments included adjusting the pad dimensions of a single unit in the plan, another was to adjust the location of three units. Those two suggestions received less pushback from the council or public in attendance.

About 20 people gathered at Park City High School Tuesday evening for a public forum giving them opportunities to provide comment on proposed federal legislation. The Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Act, or NCRA, would add protections to parts of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons and the Monitors area in Summit County.

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