Today on the Local News Hour:

(02:32) - Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(05:38) - Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting.

(20:41) - Heber City Council member Mike Johnston discusses his recent presentation regarding the North Village Overlay Zone.

(37:35) - Charlie Sturgis on his departure from the Executive Director role at Mountain Trails Foundation.


Heber City Council member Ryan Stack talks about measurements the city is taking in regard to the 2021 senate bill allowing for electronic billboards throughout the state.

Wasatch County residents who are 50 and older now qualify to receive COVID19 vaccine through the Wasatch County Health Department. Individuals 16 -50 years with certain conditions will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on March 24.   Make an appointment at coronavirus.wasatch.utah.gov or visit coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine-distribution to find other providers. The Wasatch County Health Department will begin scheduling appointments for registrants in this group on March 24. 

Utah-based LGBTQ nonprofit Encircle has announced plans to build their fourth facility in Heber. Heber was wrapped up in controversy over LGBTQ pride banners flying down Main Street during Pride Month the last two years and Encircle Founder and CEO Stephenie Larsen saw an opportunity to provide support to a community in need.

When Larsen was younger, she probably wouldn’t have thought her career would take her in the direction it has. 

Heber City

The Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact was signed by over 130 prominent political, business, and religious leaders earlier this month, including Park City Mayor Andy Beerman and Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter. KPCW spoke with both of them about the compact and what the Wasatch Back can do on this important issue:


The words “climate change” can provoke some polarizing reactions from people these days.


Heber City

After a different proposal to limit short-term rentals like AirBnB and VRBO to only Heber’s downtown area failed in July, city council approved a series of amendments to Heber’s short-term rental code on September 1st.


The council decided to allow short-term rentals city-wide in July but the most recent changes are aimed at better regulating these rentals. The city had been looking at implementing ordinances for short-term rentals for over a year.


Heber Valley Elementary School

At a lengthy Heber City Council meeting on Tuesday, what to do with the city’s first round of CARES act funding and the effects of business signage on Heber’s light pollution were both topics of discussion.


The Heber City Council voted to accept nearly $1.5 million in federal COVID-19 aid through the CARES act at the council’s July 21 meeting. The council heard requests for the first installment of the funding on Tuesday.



The display of pride banners along Heber's Main Street over the last two years has stirred up strong opinions both for and against the move. Heber City Council hopes to avoid some of that controversey in the future and is now considering a new banner ordinance.


Heber City

Heber City Market on Main is making its first appearance for the season Thursday evening.

Heber City

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave uncertainty for events throughout the Wasatch Back, Heber City may hold the first Market on Main event of the season in early July.

Heber City

Heber City Council discussed nightly rentals, annexations to the north and the fiscal year budget at their meeting last week. 

LGBT Pride Banners are back on Heber’s Main Street, but with seemingly less controversy from last year.

Heber Police Department

Heber City Police share with the public two events that occurred over the weekend.

Heber City

Heber City Council approved the annexation of the Sorenson Property, meaning the incoming 5,700-unit development built over the course of 40 years will officially be a part of the city.  

Heber City

With Heber’s general plan updated, the city is now looking at the details of what implementation will look like.