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 Sheriff's Office

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office continues their search for two men who went missing Thursday afternoon while fishing.

Around 2:30 on Thursday a DWR employee at Strawberry Reservoir noticed an unoccupied boat running in the lake coming to stop on the shore in the northeast portion of Strawberry.

Since that time Wasatch County Sheriff’s office has been busy searching for the two men, brothers aged 70 and 61 from Salem and Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Wasatch County Sheriff Jared Rigby says they’ve found shoes and a hat in that area.

Perry Rose

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.

Heber City resident Perry Rose spent 20 years with the Heber Police Department before starting and running a private investigation security business that he sold after 10 years. Rose says being raised in Heber and working for the city government has helped qualify him to be on the council.

Kohler Creamery

Wasatch Back residents can familiarize themselves with farm equipment this weekend. As a Heber Valley business is hosting an event called Touch a Tractor day.

The event takes this place this Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Kohler Creamery located at 920 River Road in Midway.  

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese Communications Specialist Tamra Annett explains the dairy farm worked with four tractor dealers including Valley Kuboto and High Valley Rental in Heber to bring the machines to the farm.

A Wasatch County man has been arrested after a child told authorities the man had sexually abused him while the two were on a hunting trip.

59-year-old Wallsburg resident Arthur Jepperson was arrested and booked into Utah County Jail on Monday, July 15th, for aggravated sexual abuse of a child and tampering with a witness.

Jepperson was arrested after an eight-year-old boy told authorities that Jepperson had pinched the boys bum over his clothing and attempted to touch him under the clothing while the two were hunting near Mt. Timpanogos in the fall of 2018.

Heber City

Consideration to surplus and then sell or develop city property near the Heber City cemetery is no more. After another long public hearing city council voted to take that option to fund their portion of the eastern bypass off the table.

The Heber City eastern bypass will connect Red Ledges traffic to US 40. Red Ledges and future development New London will build the end portions of the bypass, while the city has financial obligations to build a section in the middle. In order to fund the construction of the road the city had considered selling land they owned near the cemetery.

Around 20 or so Wasatch Back residents attended a tax reform town hall on Tuesday evening. The event, held by The Utah House Democratic Caucus, provided residents an opportunity to weigh in on Utah tax reform.

US Ski & Snowboard (Tom Kelly)

Although there’s no snow left on Park City’s hills US Ski & Snowboard athletes are training for the upcoming season. While the athletes are busy preparing their bodies the organization that supports them is working just as hard.

In June, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2026 Winter Olympic Games to Milan-Cortina Italy over a bid from Sweden. US Ski & Snowboard CEO Tiger Shaw says the Salt Lake Olympic exploratory committee now has its eyes on the 2030 games.

Wasatch County Fire Department

Quick responses by Wasatch County Fire means two blazes were put out before they could damage structures on Monday.

Crews first responded to a fire near Red Ledges. Wasatch County Fire PIO Janet Carson reports that the fire size was about an acre, but crews were able to quickly put the flames out and contain the fire. She said no structures were damaged but there were a few homes within a few hundred feet.

Heber City

The Heber City eastern bypass will connect Red Ledges traffic to US 40. Red Ledges and future development New London will build the end portions of the bypass, while the city has financial obligations to build a section in the middle. After a call for more options to fund the city’s portion of the road Heber City Council members will hear alternatives from city staff at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

That city’s section of the eastern bypass is located on city property north of the current city cemetery and will cost somewhere around two million dollars to complete.

Heber City Police Department

A Heber city man has been arrested after he and a Sportsman’s Warehouse manager wrestled over a gun on Friday.

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.

Heber resident Nick Lopez works as a firefighter for the Salt Lake City Fire Department. He says that along with his military experience help qualify him to be on the Heber City Council.

Update: It appears that Anika is a runaway and has not been abducted. Read that story here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local ski racer Ted Ligety will be racing yet again this upcoming season. Although the ski legend will be cutting back to just one event.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety says that despite a dissapointing 2019, after battling injuries including a season ending ACL tear in 2016 and a season ending back surgery in 2017, he’ll be back for the 2019/2020 ski season.

After months of work the new Heber City Dog Park will have a grand opening this weekend.

The updated Boneyard dog park at Muirfield is located at 750 North 200 West in Heber. New amenities to the park include two separate runs for large and small dogs, play features, water stations, and human restrooms. City Manager Matt Brower explains what the public can expect from the event.

Envision Heber Website

The Heber Envision Process is nearing its end. After some public meetings, and online outreach the big survey for the project closes on July 15th. From there the survey input will be used to complete a draft vision for presentation at a meeting in August.

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