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Once again, it’s the time of year when locals are asked to donate their slightly-used clothing for the Winter Coat Drive, so that youths of all income levels can enjoy winter sports.

The coat drive is part of the Park City Christian Center Operation Hope. Pete Stoughten, from the Center, and Heather Sims, from the Youth Sports Alliance, visited KPCW to explain the purpose of the program, and to mention their other partners in the effort.

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The Snyderville Planning Commission Tuesday night did not make a decision about a proposal to allow a soccer arena and some other uses on a lot in Silver Creek.

However, a public hearing brought out about a dozen neighbors with concerns.

The applicant owns a parcel at 532 Westwood Road, and is asking for a building, of a little over 14,000 square feet, which would have a large soccer arena, some other space for pool or ping-pong, an apartment or living area, and a warm-up or storage space.

Lt. Andrew Wright with the Summit County Sheriff’s Department says they’ve dealt with three cases involving down branches since the storm.

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In their regular meeting Wednesday, the major item for Summit County Council members is their introduction to the draft 2019 budget.

The council meets at the Coalville Courthouse and will take up the budget at about 4:30.

County manager Tom Fisher said the overall budget figure is $55.6 million. Their projected revenues are about $55.4 million so council has to address that gap, and other issues, in their meetings over the next two months.

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The Summit County Council is dropping one item from their agenda Wednesday—a field trip, but they have several other topics to keep them busy.

County manager Tom Fisher said the council was scheduled to take a tour of Chalk Creek Road at mid-day but canceled that due to weather and other reasons.

The council is considering whether to extend the paving on Chalk Creek to link up to the Mirror Lake Highway and create another tourist connection to the High Uintas.

Fisher said the idea is still on council’s radar, and they have funding available to begin a study.

The Art and Science of Arachnids exhibit is now at the Swaner EcoCenter giving locals and visitors the opportunity to learn more about and maybe even overcome their fear of spiders.

The exhibit is here through December 9. Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter Executive Director Nell Larson introduces the exhibit.

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The recurring debate about Recreation Facilities and Accessory Buildings in the Silver Creek neighborhood, is coming back to the Snyderville Planning Commission, as they look at a proposed soccer arena in their regular meeting set for Tuesday.

The Snyderville Commission meets on Tuesday, October 9th, 4:30 at the Sheldon Richins Building.

Kamas Will Have New Public Art By Utah Sculptor

Oct 5, 2018
Summit County Day Christensen

The South Summit County Services Building in Kamas will have a new public art installation soon. The Summit County Art Advisory Board has selected a Utah artist to build the sculpture after receiving nearly two dozen applicants. Carolyn Murray has this:

The building was finished in April and the sculpture went out for an RFP (request for proposal) in early spring. She is the Summit County Arts Council Director Jocelyn Scudder said the title of the exhibit is Yambow. Yambow means “valley of the herbs” and is the name the Ute Indians gave the Kamas Valley.

Tom Kelly

The Artique gallery in Kamas is opening a new exhibit. Local artist Tom Kelly’s showing is called Backroads Americana, he will be there with his work tonight at an artist reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Tom Kelly has long been a photographer although his return to the medium has him thinking about it more as an art form than before.

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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.