Midway and Heber City Councils meet Tuesday evening. Among items on the Midway’s agenda include a business grant request from Zermatt Resort and continued discussion on possible Master Plan amendments to Remund Farms.

Midway City

The master plan for the 50-acre, 96-unit Remund Farms has already been approved by Midway City. Now Watts Enterprises are asking for a few changes to the master plan.

At the September 3rd Midway City Council meeting the changes to the master plan were presented in a public hearing. Proposed amendments included adjusting the pad dimensions of a single unit in the plan, another was to adjust the location of three units. Those two suggestions received less pushback from the council or public in attendance.

Wasatch County

Wasatch County residents interested in preserving their land will soon be able to apply for part of the $10 million Open Space Bond passed last year.

Connecting Wasatch

The transit study to look at a possible bus line inside and connecting outside Wasatch County is underway. The study is starting with an online survey for residents to fill out.

Earlier this year seven local government agencies including Wasatch County, Midway, Heber, Park City and the Utah Transit Authority agreed to enter into a study to look at public transit needs in Wasatch County. The Mountainland Association of Governments is the study manager. They’ve contracted with a team of consultants to conduct the study.

Pure Midway

Nonprofit Pure Midway works to preserve the rural character of Midway and the North Fields. The organization is launching an annual event known as Volksmarch.

Pure Midway’s Volksmarch event is meant to celebrate Midway’s heritage and help preserve its rural character. Board Member Kris Ward explains what a Volksmarch is.

The group behind the Homestead revitalization project has withdrawn their application after failing to acquire a parcel within the resort. The failure of the project may result in increased property taxes for Midway residents.

Homestead resort is divided into several parcels with different ownership. One of the parcels within the Homestead Resort contains four condominiums. Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson says the owners of that parcel was unable to reach a deal with Watts Enterprises to sell their property.

Pure Midway

Midway residents voted to fund a $5 million open space bond last November. The Midway Open Space Committee is now engaging in conversations with those interested in preserving their land.

Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson says that the credit for passing the open space bond belongs to volunteers and members of the Midway Open Space Committee

“What a committee,” Johnson said. “Again, I can't scream loud enough from enough rooftops the level volunteerism and expertise we have in our town. So that committee has probably put in more hours than any committee to date.”

Midway City

Midway City is seeking input from residents when it comes to their trails and park amenities

For many years’ developers in Midway were required to build trails within their new developments. Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson says that now the city is working to connect the trails.

The Wasatch Back chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby hosted a panel discussion on climate change Wednesday evening. Three mayors of Wasatch Back communities were in attendance to share what their cities are doing to combat climate change.

A Wasatch County girl is the first Utahn to be crowned the National Rodeo Queen in over a decade.

Midway resident McKardy Kelly was crowned the National High School Rodeo Queen at the National Rodeo in Rock Springs Wyoming on Saturday. Representing the state of Utah, the 16-year old was crowned over 41 other contestants from other states in the US, Canadian provinces, Mexico and Australia. McKardy said being crowned National Rodeo Queen was a lifelong goal.

Kohler Creamery

Wasatch Back residents can familiarize themselves with farm equipment this weekend. As a Heber Valley business is hosting an event called Touch a Tractor day.

The event takes this place this Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Kohler Creamery located at 920 River Road in Midway.  

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese Communications Specialist Tamra Annett explains the dairy farm worked with four tractor dealers including Valley Kuboto and High Valley Rental in Heber to bring the machines to the farm.

The case of a 13-year-old girl who went missing from the Homestead Resort Saturday afternoon appears to be a runaway situation, and not an abduction.


The family and friends of Annika Rose Bird put up a Facebook post late Saturday. The post said that at around 1:00 pm she was swimming at the resort in Midway with relatives, said she was going to their car and didn't return.


Update: It appears that Anika is a runaway and has not been abducted. Read that story here.



















Midway City

Midway City has been abuzz for the past nine months after a local company showed interest in buying and re-energizing the Homestead Resort. The sale of the property has stalled as of late. Now the potential buyer of the resort says that if the issue is not resolved soon it could mean the resort won’t sell.

Midway City

Midway City Council meets tomorrows to discuss a variety of issues including final approval for a 50-lot subdivision. 

Midway City Council meets in regular session Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm at the Midway Community Center on Main Street.

Midway City Council agenda includes an update on a proposed plaza in Centennial Park, a possible granting of a permit for a preschool, and discussions around parking requirements for commercial and mixed-use developments. There also will be potential final approvals for some subdivisions in town.