David Boyle

Reporter

Fire In Wallsburg

Sep 14, 2018
Wasatch County Fire

UPDATE: Saturday 10:00 a.m.

Wasatch County Fire District reported a fire in Wallsburg, located near Little Valley Road last evening at around 9:30 p.m.  Some homes were evacuated along the road.

At around midnight, Wasatch Fire said in a post that they had been around the entire perimeter of the fire. They said crews will be working through the night doing mop-up and preventing flare ups. Officials are now reporting the fire is 60 percent contained. Power is expected to return at around 3:00 p.m.

Nuzzles & Co

Local Animal Rescue and Adoption Non-Profit Nuzzles & Co was one of 60 non-profits worldwide selected by an anonymous Bitcoin millionaire known only as “Pine”. She or he donated around $86 million to the 60 charities through the Pineapple Fund. Nuzzles & Co did research on cryptocurrency and applied for the grant. Nuzzles & Co President Kathleen Weron describes the application process.

Utah Division Of Forestry Fire State Lands

Parts of Summit and Wasatch Counties are filled with smoke originating from fires in southern Utah County.

The Pole Creek fire and Bald Mountain fires are near Mount Nebo and Spanish Fork Canyon and are heading towards a possible convergence. The combined flames have caused evacuations in Woodland Hills, Elk Ridge and Covered Bridge communities no structures have been lost as of this report.  

The fires have burned nearly 70,000 acres combined and have just two-percent containment.

Autumn Aloft - 2014

The annual Autumn Aloft event will bring nearly two dozen hot air balloons to Park City this weekend. 

The Autumn Aloft launch events will take place at the North 40 Fields on Saturday and Sunday morning, Misha Ross explains the day’s activities.

PCSC Arts Council

The Park City Summit County Arts Council is encouraging residents to experience art in nature.

The Art on the Trails event happens this Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and takes place on McCloud Creek Trail. PCSC Director of Programs and Engagement Jocelyn Scudder explains the event.

John Cunniff / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Today is the 17-year anniversary of the terror attacks on the U.S. now known as 9/11. Park City High School students were able to hear from a NYPD first responder who was at the world trade center that day.

Park City resident Scott Zink spent nearly three hours telling two groups of Park City High students his story as a member of the New York Police Departments Emergency Service Unit on September 11, 2001. Zink had just finished a shift and was just about to go home when he heard news that a plane had struck the north tower.

As leaders throughout the state met at the outdoor recreation summit in Midway last week, they heard admonishings from Utah’s Lt. Governor to reach an understanding on public lands issues.

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox addressed recreation leaders at the state’s outdoor recreation summit in Midway last week. Cox’s speech ended with words about public lands issues in Utah.

Last month the Salt Lake Tribune published an article listing the top 25 most influential people in Utah Sports. The list caught the attention of 16-year-old Park City resident Mia Vinding.

When Mia Vinding saw the Tribunes article only included three women and just one winter athlete she was disappointed. Vinding recounts the morning her mother showed her the article.

Courtesy Josh Mann

Josh Mann has lived in Summit County for 8 years. He became involved in politics in 2012 when he started filming and posting County Council meetings to YouTube, that evolved into the local news blog the Park Rag. Mann says he decided to run for council when he noticed seven unopposed country races would appear on this November’s ballot. Mann is running as a write-in for the Summit County council seat E against Democratic incumbent Glenn Wright. Mann says he wants to focus on creating what he calls a low development, low growth environment.

  Alterra Mountain Company has announced they've entered into an agreement to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington.

Alterra announced plans on Thursday to acquire the 2,600 acre property that borders Mt. Rainer National Park near Seattle.

The company says the sale is expected to close in time for the upcoming ski season, making the resort available for their 2019/2019 Ikon Pass. The company currently owns 13 resorts in the U.S. and Canada including Deer Valley. Alterra most recently acquired Solitude Mountain Resort.

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