Celeste Johnson

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Jessica Lowell's update on Coalville's plan to deal with drought conditions in North Summit County.

( 02:52) Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson recaps some of the highlights from Tuesday's meeting.

( 18:05) PCSD Board of Education Member Andrew Caplan talks about creative options and ideas they are considering for financing the school district facilities expansions as defined by the Master Planning Process.

On today's Local News Hour:

(01:57) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

(04:53) - Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt responds to concerns that the Park City Fire District will be taking over the North Summit Fire District. 

(40:27) - Monika Guendner, Community Engagement & Marketing Manager, and Education Director Meagan Nielsen Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch counties have details about the need for volunteers.

Midway Kem C. Gardner Legacy Preservation

Utah Open Lands and Midway City are working on two open space preservation initiatives that will forever protect agricultural lands in the Heber Valley.

On today's Local News Hour:

(00:01 ) Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 20:06 )  Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson with updates on Tuesday's City Council meeting.

( 33:40) Sundance Institute Managing Director and CFO Betsy Wallace has details on how the 2021 Sundance Film Festival will work.


Rocky Mountain Power, Heber Light and Power and Midway City have reached a settlement to install new above ground power lines in Midway. The resolution was presented to the public in last week’s council meeting.



Midway City is joining the Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact. This decision along with several others as part of their most recent council meeting.

Utah’s business, faith, civic and, government leaders along with communities throughout the state make up the Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact. Last week Midway City Council members voted unanimously to join the coalition. Strategies include better building codes, improving air quality, energy efficiency, developing transit systems including active transportation and immediately addressing greenhouse gas emissions.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 08:16) Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson has an update from last week’s city council meeting.

( 22:36) Park City Planner Rebecca Ward has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting.

( 32:59 ) Peace House Marketing Director Sally Tauber and Board Member Julie Joyce have details about this year's virtual Bling Fling.

On today's Local News Hour :

( 00:04) - Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson has the latest on whether the council approved putting a $4-million bond to put the power lines underground on November's ballot.

(12:49) - Snyderville Basin Resident John Nowoslowski  has an update on the cash reward for the elk slaughter back in February and what to do with it since no one was arrested for the crime.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(08:27) - Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson talks with Carolyn about the court ordered stay on a disputed case between the city of Midway and Rocky Mountain Power.

(20:20) - The Christian Center of Park City Executive Director Rob Harter discusses the services they offer for those individuals and families who are struggling to meet rent and utility payments during this time.

On today’s program, Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson gives an update on plans to install high transmission power lines through the Heber Valley, what’s next now that voters have approved open space funds and the budget impacts of losing the resort cities sales tax as of last January. State Rep. Brian King – who represents a portion of Summit County -  discusses what to expect from the upcoming legislative session that starts January 28th.

Local News Hour - July 6, 2018

Jul 6, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis with the Mountain Trails Report.  Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county. Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson gives an update on her first six months in office. She talks about her priorities as mayor along with some of the important projects including the proposed high power line agreement.

Rocky Mountain Power and Heber Light & Power are working on a project to install high power transmission lines to connect the Jordanelle and Midway substations. Power poles as high as 110 feet would run through the Heber Valley. Public opposition has forced a temporary halt to the project. Carolyn Murray has this:

Volt Citizens Group

Heber Light & Power has a new executive board made up of the three mayors from Heber, Midway and Charleston.  It’s a complete turnover in leadership and with that comes a big change in direction.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Heber City Website Photo

An agreement was signed between Heber Light and Power and Rocky Mountain Power in April to install high voltage transmission lines through the Heber Valley and in to a new substation to be located in Midway.  In recent weeks, 2000 people have signed a petition asking the agencies and local authorities to put a hold on the project while the public has a chance to weigh in.  Carolyn Murray has this:  

Celeste Johnson-Midway

Based on November’s election, it appears the community of Midway wants a change in direction. Celeste Johnson unseated Midway’s incumbent mayor with 57 percent of the vote. She’s ready to get to work on changes right off the bat.