Summit County

Utah House of Representatives

The new tax law that state lawmakers recently passed might be put on hold, with a citizen referendum likely to succeed. One Summit County legislator looks ahead to how that might play out in the 2020 general session.

Although state lawmakers likely hoped to put it behind them, District 53 Rep. Logan Wilde says legislators won’t escape a conversation about tax reform, given the likely success of a referendum to put the legislature’s tax reform efforts to voters.

Sundance Institute

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival brings with it opportunities for festival goers to see new films, hear panels and listen to live music. Alongside more traditional forms of artistic expression, the festival also explores opportunities for additional venues of expression.

KPCW Radio

The Park City Council discussed the future of the municipal transit system for two hours at Thursday’s council meeting. 

Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts says, after 40 years of operation, the Park City Transit system has reached its limit—in every way.

“Park City Transit is at capacity," Knotts said. "In terms of employees, in terms of facility space, in terms of equipment and in terms of fleet maintenance and everything that comes along with operating this system.”

Five state representatives and senators met for a Legislative Preview hosted by Action Utah in Park City on Wednesday night. One of the hot topic issues for the evening was Tax Reform and funding for education.

On December 12th members of the Utah Legislature passed a Tax Reform bill in a special session, which was then signed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert. Soon after a grassroots effort to overturn the bill sprung up across the state.

Christophe Moratal/IOC

The International Olympic Committee met in a session last week in Switzerland. There the committee received an update on future Winter Olympic Host cities. The update included only three cities by name, Salt Lake being one of them.

Get your taxes done for free! Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free income tax assistance to individuals and families with a houshold income of less that $54,000 a year. Now scheduling January 29th - April 15th every Wednesday 2-4 pm. Call the Summit County Extension Office to learn more 435-336-3217. This event is put on by VITA, Summit County, and Utah State University Extension.""

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

A local nonprofits effort to bring more affordable housing to Summit County will soon be complete with 64 new condos but time is running out for those interested in buying these units.

The once-per-decade effort to count every person living in the United States starts this year. An upcoming event aims to inform Summit County residents about the 2020 census.

Utah Department of Health

The Utah Department of Health announced the companies that have been awarded medical cannabis pharmacy licenses. 

The State Health Department awarded 10 companies 14 licenses, with four of the business having two licenses each. One of those is Deseret Wellness, which has a license for a location in Provo and one in Summit County within the Snyderville Basin Planning District. That facility is set to be located at 4554 Forestdale Dr., off Highway 40 past Home Depot.

Summit County Clubhouse is a free, supportive community for adults (age 18+) living with a mental health diagnosis. The Clubhouse offers opportunity for friendship, employment, wellness and education goals in a single caring and safe environment. The Clubhouse is open and operating out of the Christian Center of Park City Monday from 10-2 and Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm.

Logo for the 2020 Lausanne, Switzerland Youth Olympics

The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games begin on Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland. Among those attending include several local athletes.

Local law enforcement reports a relatively quiet night on New Years Eve in the Wasatch Back.

Nearly 70 public libraries in Utah including those in the Wasatch Back have joined a boycott of a publisher distributor.

Matt Baydala

This week saw another avalanche on the Park City Ridgline.