Wasatch County

Utah State Board of Education

Wasatch School District was recognized at the Utah State Board of Education meeting last week.

The Wasatch County School District had an 11% gain in literacy proficiency according to assessments from the state. Superintendent Paul Sweat explained to the state board that after careful planning the district implemented several tools to increase literacy, including additional training for teachers.

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.

Utah State Tax Commission

A federal court complaint filed against the Utah State Tax Commission by Union Pacific will decrease revenues for many taxing entities throughout the state—including in Summit County. That’s the word in a news release from the state last week.

KPCW contacted Summit County Auditor Michael Howard, who said that under the judge’s order in the case, they won’t be able to collect, roughly $210,000 this year from Union Pacific. The amount is spread over several taxing entities.

Nearly 100 students at Wasatch High participate in the Wasatch CAPS program. The students recently heard from Utah’s Lt. Governor who spoke with them about collaboration.

CAPS stands for the Wasatch Center for Advanced Professional Studies. The program is in its third year. Wasatch CAPS director Weston Broadbent explains what the program does.

The Guardsman’s Pass road also called 224 will close to all vehicle traffic beginning September 27 at 8 am. Wasatch County has hired a road contractor to lay asphalt from the top of the pass to the “Y” intersection with Pine Canyon Road. The paving project is a first for this steep mountain pass. Carolyn Murray has this: 

Wasatch County Planning Department

The Sky Ridge residential development on the north arm of the Jordanelle Reservoir has been approved by the Wasatch County Council. They’ll begin work in the spring of 2019. However, starting the project is contingent on the having the Jordanelle Parkway operational and the managers of that project have had delays. Carolyn Murray has this:


The Wasatch County Council approved the 678-acre Sky Ridge Master Plan last week which includes overall preliminary approval and density approval of 503 ERU’s or Equivalent Residential Units.

Heber City

The Wasatch County Council recently approved the final density for the county’s largest development  ever.  New York based Extell Development Company is developing a high-end destination resort that will provide another base for the Deer Valley Ski Area at the Mayflower exit off US-40 overlooking the Jordanelle Reservoir. Carolyn Murray has this report.

The U.S. Forest Service has updates on the two fires Northeast of Kamas. The Cobblerest Fire is located along the north side of Mirror Lake Highway and was reported Saturday morning and has burned about 100 acres between the highway and Alexander Lake. The fire is at 25% containment. Over 80 personnel are working on that blaze, the cause of that fire is not yet known.

Park City Municipal Corporation

Park City Municipal and Wasatch County plan to authorize a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow for the Park City Police and Emergency Services to respond to calls on the City owned Bonanza Flat property off SR 224 /Guardsman’s Pass Road. Wasatch County officials plan to sign it this week. Carolyn Murray has this:

Wasatch Sheriff’s Deputy, Jared Rigby says the Memorandum of Understanding between the County and City enforcement services will run through the end of this year.

Fire In Wallsburg

Sep 14, 2018
Wasatch County Fire

UPDATE: Saturday 10:00 a.m.

Wasatch County Fire District reported a fire in Wallsburg, located near Little Valley Road last evening at around 9:30 p.m.  Some homes were evacuated along the road.

At around midnight, Wasatch Fire said in a post that they had been around the entire perimeter of the fire. They said crews will be working through the night doing mop-up and preventing flare ups. Officials are now reporting the fire is 60 percent contained. Power is expected to return at around 3:00 p.m.