Wasatch County

County trails, additional staff for the Assessor’s office and an annexation agreement are all on the Wasatch County Council’s agenda Wednesday.

Members of the Valley Opposition to Large Transmission lines, or VOLT, are busy working to raise $1.5 million to fund the burial of about a one mile stretch transmission lines that will go through Midway City, but the clock is ticking on that effort.

Midway City

At their Tuesday meeting Midway City Council swore in Lisa Kohler Orme for another term, as well as first term council members Steve Dougherty and Kevin Payne. One of the first items discussed by the new council was parking.

At their first meeting of 2020 Midway City Council considered an ordinance to amend their code regarding Festival Market Business Licenses, in order to incentivize the creation of public parking. Midway City planner Michael Henke introduced the idea.

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

13 ice sculptures will be on display at the Kohler Creamery in Midway this Friday and Saturday.


On Tuesday Midway’s City Council unanimously voted to approve the joint conditional use permit or CUP submitted by Rocky Mountain Power and Heber Light & Power to construct new transmission lines to carry power coming through the southern portion of Midway. The approval was conditional on a few items, the key one being that the lines be buried.

spreadsheet showing what citizens prefer when it comes to burying transmission lines
Midway City

After a professional randomized survey 70% of Midway residents say they prefer the transmission lines running through the southern portion of the city be buried underground at extra cost rather than placed overhead.

Mayor Kellen Potter

Heber and Midways Mayors are implementing a friendly competition to encourage service in the valley.

Christie Dilloway co-hosts with Keith Barany. Wyatt Pike made his live musical debut on air as the show’s musical guest.  Martha Reeves, lead singer of one of Motown’s biggest hit-makers- Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, called in to talk about her place in Motown history and about her shows this weekend at Egyptian Theatre with The Vandellas. And Sydney Holmes, marketing coordinator from Zermatt Resort & Spa in Midway let us know about the Swiss Christmas Market and other holiday-themed, family-friendly events happening this month at The Zermatt.

Giro Messeri

A Midway resident filmed his unexpected visit from a mountain lion on Tuesday.

Wiper, like the one posted, are among the fish available in the Wasatch Mountain State Park community pond. The pond has lifted the daily bag limit from two to unlimited from now through the end of the year
Division of Wildlife Resources

Anglers who visit the Wasatch Mountain State Park community pond usually can bring home just two fish at the end of the day. Thanks to a recent change, there’s now no limit to the fish you can bag from the pond from now until the end of the year.

Two properties that might be swapped between local governmental agencies
Heber City

Midway and Heber City Councils meet in regular session tomorrow evening. The councils will discuss annexations, short-term rentals, transmission lines and more.

view shows a road in Midway with a rendering of the proposed power poles that could be installed
Heber Light & Power

Midway residents will have two opportunities this week to learn more about and express their opinions on the Rocky Mountain Power and Heber Light & Power Transmission line which will run through the city.

The proposed transmission line will connect the Midway Substation to the Jordanelle Dam substation and go through Midway city limits for about a mile. The route follows existing transmission lines along Wards lane, Stringtown road and 970 South. The proposed poles range in height from 70-85 feet with dead end and crossing poles reaching from 80-110 feet above ground.

Image of the home while it is on fire. Flames come out of the top of the home in contrast to the dark night that is set in
Wasatch County Fire

Fire crews were able to quickly put out a fire in Midway over the weekend.

The Midway home located near 650 North Center Street became fully engulfed in flames on Sunday evening. Wasatch County Fire District received word from a neighbor about the house fire on Midways Center street around 8:00 pm last night. When crews arrived shortly after they were able to knock the fire down and make entry into the unoccupied home. Fire District Public Information Officer Janet Carson says they are still investigating the cause of the fire.

The $150 million school bond to create a new high school in the Heber Valley and to replace the current Midway Elementary school will not pass according to Tuesday night results. 5,223 or 57% residents voted against the bond while 3,921 or 42% voted for it.

LSC Consulting

The first report regarding the Wasatch County Transit Study has been completed. Below are some the report’s findings and the roadmap for a bus system to possibly come to Wasatch County next year.