Summit County

American Red Cross shelters in Coalville and Park City - established Tuesday as refuge for evacuees forced from  their homes by the Rockport wildfire - will remain open until at least 6 PM Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Listeners from around the county shared their photos of the Rockport Estate fire with KPCW through email, text messages and social media. The slide show above shows some of the ones we received by Tuesday night.

More photos of the fire here.

With a year and a half left in his last term as Summit County Sheriff, Dave Edmunds is hoping that in his final budget cycle he can get some funding and staff restored to his department. Rick Brough has more.

The proposed Indian Hollow Development near Kamas has received an approval from Summit County Manager Bob Jasper, after discussion and debate over the past 15 years.

However, the approval for the 65-lot project did come with several conditions due to concerns from the public. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council is scheduled to hold a hearing next week, Wednesday, August 14th, on two proposed tax increases. But County Manager Bob Jasper says nevertheless that in several neighborhoods of the county, the total tax bill, in dollar and cents, is less than the previous year. Rick Brough has more.

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There's just one more week for Summit County homeowners to participate in the Summit Community Solar Program - the community bulk-buy of solar panels. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City and Summit County have always been inextricably linked, but in recent efforts of both entities, collaboration is taking on a purposefully designed mechanism called the Greater Park City Compact. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Summit County held the second of their hearings on Neighborhood Plans in the Snyderville General Plan - and drew their largest audience so far, 10 people.

The Neighborhoods discussed were north of Interstate-80. The Council heard about a historic ranch property. And two property representatives said they need help to spur development proposals. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council met with members of their East Side Planning Commission and talked about the future of farming and development in the eastern side. Rick Brough has more.

Camp Safety is a program, taking place in two different locations in early August, that aims to teach youngsters about being safe in a number of different ways. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired July 29, 2013.  

Earlier this month, Adam Swapp was paroled from prison, after 25 years in confinement for dynamiting a Kamas LDS stake center, and leading a standoff at a compound near Marion that led to the death of a corrections officer. The news caught the attention of Summit County officials. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired July 26, 2013.  

Summit County deputies are not reporting as many fire incidents as last year, but in recent days they responded to separate reports of recreationists dangerously mis-using firearms - and fireworks. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired on July 12, 2013.

Tax increases and financial audits were on the agenda for the Summit County Council this week, as Council member Kim Carson noted in her KPCW interview Thursday. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Municipal Corporation

The acquisition of open space is not a new idea to Park City and Summit County - and it remains one of their top priorities. Leaders say that open space both defines the Park City area and provides an economic engine for the area. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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