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 residents interested in preserving their land will soon be able to apply for part of the $10 million Open Space Bond passed last year.

Central Wasatch Commission

The Central Wasatch Commission is hosting a public forum Tuesday evening at Park City High School. The commission is looking to protect parts of Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. They’re also looking to protect an area in Summit County.

The Central Wasatch Commission is hosting a public forum Tuesday evening at Park City High School. The commission is looking to protect parts of Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. They’re also looking to protect an area in Summit County.

Hideout Utah

The Town of Hideout and the Military Installation Development Authority or MIDA are considering a partnership that would place several portions of the town within MIDA’s project area.

Hideout recently updated their general plan, among priorities identified include connecting the community and building green space. MIDA’s goal for the project area is to increase recreational opportunities for military members and their families. Mayor Phil Rubin sees these two goals as aligned.

A Wasatch County resident has been arrested and booked into Juvenile Detention after shots were fired at the state liquor store in Heber City Sunday night.

According to Heber City Police, the 16-year-old Wasatch County boy was booked into Juvenile Detention on multiple criminal charges. A press release from the police reports that Wasatch County Dispatch received an alarm call just after 6:30 Sunday evening at the Utah State Liquor Store, located on East Gateway Drive near the intersection of highways 189 and 40.

Hideout Utah

 

Located in Wasatch County on the North end of the Jordanelle, the town of Hideout is continuing to guide the town as they expect growth in the coming years.

Hideout Mayor Phil Rubin says that after a Truth in Taxation hearing the city property taxes were raised from 0.0004% to 0.0008% which will raise about $50,000 a year for the city.

Momentum Development Group

The Sorenson Annexation Petition is moving forward. At the September 3rd City Council Work meeting the petitioner answered questions from the council.

Mike Bradshaw the President of Momentum Development Group stood before the council on Tuesday and answered questions posed regarding the Master Development Agreement.

The proposed master plan would develop five village areas within the 8,288 acres that make up the property. In total 3,166 acres would be developed for over 5,500 residential units. The rest of the 5,122 acres would be left for open space.

Connecting Wasatch

The transit study to look at a possible bus line inside and connecting outside Wasatch County is underway. The study is starting with an online survey for residents to fill out.

Earlier this year seven local government agencies including Wasatch County, Midway, Heber, Park City and the Utah Transit Authority agreed to enter into a study to look at public transit needs in Wasatch County. The Mountainland Association of Governments is the study manager. They’ve contracted with a team of consultants to conduct the study.

NASA

Two members of the Park City Fired Department are part of a Utah task force that has been deployed to the East Coast to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.

Captain McKay Wadley and Engineer Chad Kramer were deployed Tuesday night by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to Charlotte, North Carolina. Park City Fire District spokesperson Tricia Hurd Hazelrigg says they’re in a hotel waiting for the storm to impact the area.

Heber Airport Museum

Heber City Council approved a grant agreement to fund the Airport Master Plan update at Tuesday’s city council.

Wasatch County Sheriff’s office reports that Monday afternoon an unconscious cyclist was found on the Coyote Trail north of Heber City.  That man was later identified to be 61-year-old Heber resident Bernard Wilson.

Sheriff Deputies, Search and Rescue and EMS responded to the scene where they determined Wilson had died. Wasatch County sheriff’s office says the cause of Wilson's death is under investigation.

 

Miners’ Day celebrates Park City’s miner heritage. Part of that celebration included the annual Mucking and Drilling competitions at City Park.

Park City Miners’ Day started off with the traditional running of the balls. 25 winners were announced, you can find the list of winners here.

Following the running of the balls was the parade. PC Mountain Resort and Friends of Mining were awarded the Grand Miner Award.

Crowd Favorite was Park City Hospital

Best Costumes went to Park City Museum

Best Music to Egyptian Theater

Best Political Becca Gerber

Most Enthusiastic Park City High School Cheerleaders

Utah Highway Patrol

A European man was hit by a Park City Transit bus traveling in the shoulder lane this weekend. 

The accident occurred on Sunday around 10:30 am. Corporal Colton Freckleton of the Utah Highway Patrol says the 21-year-old man from Montenegro was walking southbound on 224 towards Park City near mile marker nine close to the Canyons Resort drive.

As we’ve reported Park City Mountain Resort COO Bill Rock will be taking on a new role within Vail Resorts. Returning to run Park City Mountain Resort is a familiar face.

Rock’s brand-new job will be based at company headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, where he will serve in a regional leadership role. Rock explains that job will have him overseeing the company’s five resorts in Colorado and Utah. He says even though he’ll be based in corporate headquarters he still plans to spend around 90 days on the mountain split between the four Colorado ski areas and Park City.

What will Heber look like 30 years from now? Continued sprawl or high-density town centers with open space surrounding? Or something else? Answering those questions has been the purpose of the Envision Heber 2050 project. The Wednesday evening meeting saw the city come one step closer to updating their general plan.

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