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Heber Ave. is now closed between Park Ave. and Main St. while crews work to replace the waterline that burst on the 27th. Melissa Allison has more:


It’s time for the fourth annual Paint the Town Blue event. Saturday people are invited to show local law enforcement that Park City has their back. Melissa Allison has more:

Park City’s Paralympian Danelle Umstead is the first ever blind contestant on Dancing With The Stars but Tuesday was the end of the journey. Melissa Allison has more:

Marty Harger

The inaugural Yoga For Service event in Heber Valley is an effort to raise money for the Wasatch High School Food Pantry which serves more than 700 students. Melissa Allison has more:

Melissa Allison

As we’ve reported earlier, 200,000 gallons of water were lost when the waterline on Heber Ave. busted on Thursday. The city said the road would be closed between Park Ave. and Main St. no later than Wednesday morning. Melissa Allison brings us the latest on what is, or isn’t, happening on Heber Ave.:

Summit Land Conservancy

The Summit Land Conservancy announced progress to fund the purchase of the Osguthorpe Farm Conservation Easement.  The Snyderville Basin Recreation Board will contribute to the open space preservation effort of what some are calling the last farm on Old Ranch Road.  Carolyn Murray has this:


Basin Recreation is contributing $500,000 dollars toward the preservation efforts. Summit Land Conservancy Executive Director, Cheryl Fox said the land will have public access for winter recreation.

Judy Epstein

Judy Epstein lives on Meadows Drive in Park City. At the bottom of her family’s driveway sits a bronze bear.

“At the bottom of the driveway we have a couple of big rocks and our bronze bear drinking a cup of coffee." Epstein continued, "Has a black coffee mug in his hand, smiling sitting on the rock greeting people as they drive up and down the street. (It) has somewhat become known to everybody in Park City as the house with the bear. It was taken, stolen off this rock. It was bolted to the rock pretty securely but Oliver—who we have affectionately named our bear—was gone.

Utah League of Women Voters

Jill Lesh with the Utah League of Women Voters explains what the league does.

Summit County

Summit County is looking for volunteers to go through CERT training—that’s the Community Emergency Response Team. The county’s Emergency Manager Chris Crowley says CERT will help you prepare for just about any kind of disaster.

Crowley detailed what kind of training is involved with CERT.

Summit County

New Director Christie Hind began her legal work in New York working on behalf of Burmese victims of sex trafficking. She then moved to L.A. where she clerked for a federal judge, worked in major law firms and handled guardian ad litem cases in Children’s Court.