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Hard news covering local government: Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County - city and county councils, planning boards, water entities and issues specific the Wasatch Back.

It’s October and heavy rain is in the forecast, thanks to the after-effects of Tropical Storm Rosa.

Summit County’s Emergency manager Chris Crowley dropped by with some precautions and tips for the rainy season.

Rosa is expected to impact southwest Utah in particular. A briefing from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration says there is a potential for flash flooding in vulnerable areas like slot canyons, normally-dry washes and slick rock areas.

Crowley told Summit County residents what to expect.

The Park City Board of Realtors has hired a new Chief Executive Officer--Jamie Hoppe, who starts this week.

At the same time, they’re facing a pending lawsuit from their former CEO, who was fired last May.

A lawsuit was filed in Third District Court in August by Terry Nolan, who said he had not done anything to merit being fired under his Employment Agreement with the Park City Board. Although a specific complaint was cited before his termination, he wasn’t given the chance to respond to it.

Heber City Police

The suspects, Carlos Garcia and Jennifer Granja, sold marijuana and handguns to a Wasatch BackNET undercover police officer according to an online post from the Heber City Police Department. The two were later arrested on September 27th after a traffic stop. During the stop and arrest officers found another handgun and a large sum of cash.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) along with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a test of emergency alert systems Tomorrow (Today) starting at 12:18 pm.

FEMA and the FCC will be testing their Wirelesses Emergency Alerts as well as their Emergency Alert System starting at 12:18 pm mountain standard time.


The Park City Women’s Expo comes October 13 and 14. Organizers say the inaugural event is all about education, support and community. Melissa Allison has more:

Heber Ave. Closed Due To Busted Water Line

Oct 2, 2018

Park City officials issued an emergency contract to replace the water line on Heber Avenue after it busted Thursday – spilling about 200,000 gallons of water in 90 minutes. The repairs will require Heber Avenue to close through October starting as soon as Tuesday night.  Melissa Allison brings us the latest:


The Park City Board of Education met Tuesday  morning in a work session. The School Board’s goals were discussed which included a new policy on how the board will communicate with the media. Job survey results were presented and Board President, Andrew Caplan read a statement about their plans to bond for capital projects next year.  Carolyn Murray has this:


On average, Park City uses 3,000 gallons of water per minute of water year-round. But that’s with leaks. Melissa Allison brings us an update on the city’s efforts to identify and repair them:

Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 pm Mountain Mediation invites the public to hear a presentation entitled Communication After Trauma at the Blair Education Center at the Park City Hospital.

Natalie Segall is an attorney, mediator and a member of the Mountain Mediation board. She explains why they’re speaking about trauma.

Pure Midway

Residents of Midway are being asked to approve a $5 million open space bond on this November's ballot--even while all of Wasatch County will also consider an open space bond of up to $10 million on the same election day.

The citizens group Pure Midway is campaigning for the local bond and a representative talked to KPCW on Monday.

The Pure Midway group is hosting a meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd, starting at 6:00 pm at Midway's Community Center. A representative for the group, Kate Noble, said attendees are invited to make their arguments for and against the bond.