Wasatch Mountain State Park

Utah Fire Info is reporting the wildfire near Wasatch Mountain State Park north of Midway has been contained to only 0.5 acres. Firefighters are now mopping up the area and evacuations have been lifted.

In the midst of Utah’s worst drought in 30 years, the water master of the Midway Irrigation company expects water to farmers and ranchers will substantially decrease this summer and the state Division of Natural Resources is recommending that Summit County residents limit their watering to just twice a week. 


Both of them expect your grass to be brown by the end of the summer.


Marcy McCartney is the Manager of Water Conservation and Public Information for the Division of Natural Resources. 


Heber City

If you’re interested in running for municipal office in Utah, the filing window is June 1 to June 7. 


In November, Heber City and Midway will hold mayoral elections. Both have two open council seats. Six other Wasatch County towns are holding local elections.


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 City

The Midway City Council meets virtually at 5 p.m. this Tuesday, April 6, and kicking off the meeting are the approvals of nearly a dozen appointees to various city commissions and committees. 


Then, the council has packed agenda covering decisions on land annexations, ranked-choice voting and city events.


Heber City

The governing entities from Wasatch County, Heber City, and Midway City will meet virtually via Zoom on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The interlocal meeting includes various issues affecting residents living in the Wasatch Back. 


The agenda for the interlocal meeting is chock full of items that KPCW has been following.


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.

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.

Midway City


Summit Land Conservancy is partnering with Wasatch area local governments and private landowners to preserve a 78-acre parcel called the Mountain Spa located in Midway. It’s a unique coalition of interests coming together to save open space that would otherwise be slated for homes and development. 


Midway City


The Midway City Council did not approve putting a $4 million bond measure on November’s ballot on Tuesday night. The bond would have paid for the burial of about a mile of power lines set to run through the city.


In order for the city council to pass a bond measure in Midway, a supermajority of at least four councilmembers must vote in favor of it. 


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.



Both the Heber and Midway City Councils are scheduled to meet on Tuesday evening. Hot-button issues like Heber’s new banner ordinance and a potential bond proposal in Midway are both up for discussion.


The meetings in Heber and Midway are set to happen simultaneously at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug.18. Members of the public will be able to participate virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions on in-person meetings.


Midway City

The Midway City Council is set to consider putting a $4 million dollar bond measure on the ballot in November to pay for the burial of about a mile of power lines running through the city at next Tuesday’s city council meeting. Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson says right now, the city is in a tough spot.


Midway City

Last Tuesday the Midway City Council heard a brief conversation regarding a request to make some upgrades and changes to the Homestead Resort.


Plans to revitalize the Homestead Resort in Midway have been a topic of conversation for the past year and a half. Last year, a local company’s plans to purchase and revitalize the resort stalled when the company and one of the property owners within the resort were unable to resolve a title issue.