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.

Summit County

Summit County has now purchased and installed a new smart electric vehicle charging station network.

Summit County Sustainability Manager Lisa Yodder says the county is installing the stations as part of the council’s sustainability plan. Yodder says the stations were put in first and foremost for the county’s electric vehicle fleet. Right now, the county has just two electric vehicles, but more are on order as the county retires older vehicles and opts to replace them with electric.

Wasatch County Sheriff Department

The Big Hollow Fire which started on Friday evening is now put out.

The Big Hollow fire was located about a half mile southeast of the Big Hollow Shooting Range just south of the town of Daniel in Wasatch County. The fire started Friday night and burned a total of 77 acres but did not really spread beyond the first night. Mike Eriksson a spokesperson for the state Division of Forestry, Fire and State lands says they got lucky with some cool nights and had access to resources they needed.

Heber Valley Parkway Planning Study Report

Elected officials in Wasatch County will participate in a special interlocal meeting on Wednesday. The one item on the agenda is related to the Heber Valley Parkway bypass project.

No action will take place at the Wednesday work meeting. Instead elected officials, staff and residents of Wasatch County, Heber, Midway and other municipalities in the county will hear a report about the proposed road that will bypass traffic to the west side of Heber known as the Heber Valley Parkway project.

Heber City

Heber City Planning commission will be discussing an annexation in a portion of town that could see some substantial projects coming through in the next few years.

The proposed Zeb annexation is located on the northwest side of Heber, just north of Midway lane on the western side of town. Heber City Planner Tony Kohler explained that the annexation was placed on hold after a few months of work.

Heber City

Heber City Council and the Heber Planning Commission are meeting in a special joint meeting Tuesday night. The meeting is concerning an annexation into the city.

Heber City Council and the Planning Commission meet Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Heber City offices on 75 North Main Street.

City Planner Tony Kohler says that the meeting is not an action meeting but a work meeting for the two entities.

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department

Around 7:00 on Friday night, Wasatch County 9-1-1 dispatch began receiving calls about a fire near the Big Hollow Shooting Range.

Big Hollow is located southwest of the town of Daniel. At last report from officials the fire was at 100 acres and was five-percent contained. The fire is mostly on Division of Wildlife land with possibly an acre or two of private land being impacted.

Mountain Trails Foundation

Between storms with winds as fast as 70 mph and a series of events there’s plenty for mountain bikers to be aware of ahead of a week of riding Wasatch Back trails.

Mountain Trails Foundation Executive Director Charlie Sturgis reports that a series of storms has put deadfall back on trails. Sturgis has some request for those who come across branches and debris blocking trails.

Park City Beethoven Festival

The 37th annual Beethoven Music Festival is running now through August 16th. The first concert of Utah’s longest-running classical music festival is this Sunday July 7th at Temple Har Shalom.

Midway City

Midway City has been abuzz for the past nine months after a local company showed interest in buying and re-energizing the Homestead Resort. The sale of the property has stalled as of late. Now the potential buyer of the resort says that if the issue is not resolved soon it could mean the resort won’t sell.

US Forest Service

Hundreds of members of an environmental movement are gathering for a week in Wasatch County forests. The group will be gathering to spend time camping with likeminded individuals while also holding panels and workshops relating to topics from land defense, campaign strategy, and wilderness survival skills.

A few hundred members of the Earth First! movement are gathering together near Soapstone Mountain in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest about 20 miles East of Francis. The Earth First! Round River Rendezvous takes place for a week from July 3rd through July 10th.

Heber City

Although there will not be a parade in Heber on the 4th of July, Heber residents are still celebrating Independence Day.

Heber City’s Old Fashion Fourth of July Celebration takes place at Main Street City Park located at 200 South Main Street.

From noon to 1:00 will be a free hotdog lunch.

Heber City Police Department

Summer provides plenty of opportunity for adventure outdoors for children but with that fun comes risks parents should be aware of, the Heber City Police Department has summer safety tips for parents.

Heber City Detective Tammy Thacker says that when it comes to outdoor recreation its important parents take proper precautions.

Reservoirs, rivers and irrigation ditches are especially high this year after an impressive winter. Thacker says because of that there’s an increased risk of drowning for children.

Park City is ready for a busy week of events to celebrate the nations independence. The festivities begin the night before the 4th and continue through the weekend.

July 3rd will see a host of activities ahead of Independence Day celebrations. Free activities include the farmers market at Park City Mountain Resort, and fireworks at the Canyons Resort. Wednesday also marks the beginning of the nearly sold out Oakley Rodeo which will run through July 6th.

A pair of gang members from the Wasatch Back have been charged in connection to two different shootings in Salt Lake County.

Jesus Joshua Payan-Mendoza of Heber and Jorge Luis Crecencio-Gonzalez of Kamas were both charged in January with two counts of aggravated murder and two counts of felony discharge of a firearm. The men were charged in connection to a gang related shooting outside the Murray Fashion Place mall that left two people injured.

Two recent ruling by the Supreme Court will impact the census and redistricting of the US in the next few years. Utah Governor Gary Herbert responded to the two rulings.

The supreme court ruled on Thursday that federal courts have no role to play in policing political districts drawn for partisan gain.

In his monthly press conference Governor Herbert said that the supreme court ruling doesn’t have any real impact on the state other than it confirms that gerrymandering is a state issue.

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