Summit County

Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District

 When winter comes, more people workout inside, and The Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District wants their indoor track to be ready.


That’s why the track will be closed for the rest of the month for improvements.  Melissa O’Brien is the district’s interim director.

Utah passed another grim milestone on Friday, surpassing 1,000 positive COVID-19 cases in a day for the first time since the pandemic began in March.


A mere 24 hours after breaking the state’s previous record for positive COVID-19 cases in one day with 911 on Thursday, the Utah Department of Health announced the state recorded 1,117 positive cases on Friday.


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With 911 new COVID-19 cases reported in Utah on Thursday, Governor Gary Herbert said new health mandates are “on the table” going forward in order to stop the spike in infections.


It’s been a rough week in Utah for new COVID-19 cases with the state’s seven day rolling average now at 661 new cases per day. Last week’s rolling average was only 381 cases per day.


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The defendants in Summit County’s lawsuit against the developers hoping to build in Richardson Flat accepted the terms of the county’s preliminary injunction on Tuesday.


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In their latest meeting Tuesday, the Joint Transportation Advisory Board for Park City and Summit County voted for a roster of bus service changes and reductions for this winter.


But in one case, due to public input, transit planners reversed course and kept bus service in one Snyderville neighborhood.


Summit County Health Director Dr. Rich Bullough told KPCW the county has been on the right track lately when it comes to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite some encouraging progress, a COVID cure is likely still months away.


Bullough said although an irresponsible party last month in Park City was partly responsible for a worrisome spike in COVID-19 cases in Summit County, county health officials have not seen any additional cases attached to the event.


Hideout Utah

On Thursday night, Hideout Town Council again voted to start a process to annex land extending into Summit County to allow a possible project from developers Nate Brockbank and Josh Romney.


The council approved two measures, though the acreage has been trimmed compared to the annexation they attempted in July – a resolution of intent to annex property in the vicinity of Richardson Flat, including six specific parcels.


Summit County was granted a temporary restraining order against developers Nate Brockbank and Josh Romney on Wednesday. The developers are hoping to build a commercial development on the Richardson Flat land East of Park City. 


The ruling by Utah 3rd District Court Judge Richard Mrazik prevents Brockbank, Romney, and their associates from temporarily moving forward with any development plans regarding disputed parcels of land in the Richardson Flat area of Summit County.

Summit County and the town of Hideout are at odds once again, this time over an alleged settlement agreement regarding Hideout’s attempt to annex Richardson Flat. 


Summit County sued Hideout on July 31st over the town’s vote to annex the Richardson Flat land East of Park City. Both Summit County and Hideout have confirmed to KPCW that settlement negotiations began shortly after the initial August 10th hearing in Utah’s 4th District Court.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 5:33) Assistant County Manager Janna Young joins the Local News Hour with a preview to Wednesday’s county council meeting.

( 29:09) Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a look at the agenda for the Wednesday Planning Commission meeting.

( 35:53) Summit Land Conservancy Executive Director Cheryl Fox has details on upcoming events and their current efforts to preserve a Weber River parcel in Peoa.

Town of Hideout

The Town of Hideout on the northeast shore of the Jordanelle Reservoir held a public meeting Friday. The town wanted to discuss their options after a judge granted a preliminary injunction to Summit County over the town’s attempt to annex 655 acres of Summit County’s land. 


Hideout’s Town Council stressed several times to the members of the public in attendance that Friday’s meeting was purely informational and no definitive actions were going to be taken.

The Town of Hideout will be holding a town council meeting at 6:30 Friday evening to discuss Thursday’s ruling by Utah’s 4th district Court over the town’s attempted annexation of 655 acres of land in Richardson Flat. The town will be examining their future options.


Summit County

The Summit County Council on Wednesday did not come to a decision about an appeal from the owners of the Colby School, who want to redevelop the building as a bed and breakfast.


The owner of the property, an LLC known as Hoffvest, is seeking a conditional use permit to convert the building into a bed and breakfast for eight guests, plus a caretaker unit and a kitchen.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 04:12) Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt


( 19.:25 ) Gretchen Lee Executive Director of Mountain Mediations and Landlord and Tenent Attornmey Marcus Degen talk about eviction protections in place


(  34:44) Jenny Diersen Special Events Director gives an update on ski season expectations, Sundance, what she is working on and how car free is going.







Town of Hideout

A ruling on the Summit County vs. Town of Hideout lawsuit was handed down Thursday afternoon in Utah’s 4th District Court.


Summit County has been granted a preliminary injunction as it relates to Hideout’s July 9th effort to annex 655 acres of land in Summit County. Judge Jennifer A Brown said this was a “short but prolific case” due to the sheer number of documents filed with the court as evidence over the past month.