Summit County

Dakota Pacific

The public is invited to learn more about the plans for the property formerly known as the Park City Tech Park at Kimball Junction. The property owner, Dakota Pacific has a new website and one mor online open house scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

The Zoom online open house is scheduled Tuesday afternoon, from 2 to 3:30 The property owner’s representative Jeff Gochnour says Dakota Pacific is a real estate investment firm and also has a development arm. It purchased the property in 2018.

Sean Higgins

 Park City had its first car-free Sunday on Main Street June 14. KPCW was on the ground to check everything out.



It was definitely not business as usual on Park City’s Main Street on Sunday with no cars, people in facemasks, and social distancing measures in place. Hundreds of people roamed the street throughout the day while groups of bikers maneuvered between them. 


Kimball Arts Center

Park City Council met Thursday night and discussed the possibility of holding a limited Kimball Arts Festival this summer. The board and staff of the Kimball Arts Center have been working on just what that would look like under the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

Park City Community Foundation

KPCW has been taking a look at diversity in winter sports this week. In part two of this series, we'll learn about two Park City organizations hoping to make a difference.


Diego Zegarra is the Community Impact Director for the Park City Community Foundation and has dedicated much of his professional life towards the advancement of social equity in the Beehive State.



As summer arrives and more people take to the trails around Park City, trail etiquette has become a hot topic for locals. Summit County officials are looking for your input on the best way to manage our open spaces.



Park City’s trail system is a well-known destination for outdoor enthusiasts nationwide. Every year, thousands of hikers and bikers utilize the trails in and around Park City. Unfortunately, their popularity has also led to friction with local property owners.

Renai Bodley Miller


CDC guidelines were updated last month to clarify the ways the COVID-19 virus is believed to be spread. Even though the virus spreads easiest through person-to-person contact, Summit County officials say people should still be mindful of their contact with hard surfaces.


Deer Valley

The Park City Council business roundtable today (Friday) hosted a conversation with the general managers from Park City Mountain, Deer Valley and the chair elect for the Chamber Board.

With the restrictions beginning to lift around the state of Utah, local businesses are looking for ways to safely invite people back to Summit County. The summer business season is already impacted by many cancelled events due to concerns over large gatherings, but the business community is hopeful there is still a market for outdoor activities, dining and shopping.

Utah Department of Health

Utah’s COVID-19 cases went up by 2.1% Monday, with 256 more cases since Sunday.

Summit County has 437 cases, up three from the day before.  Wasatch County added two more cases, for a total of 332.

There were three more deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Utah Sunday, two women in Salt Lake County and one man in Davis County.  All three were older than age 60 and were hospitalized at the time of their deaths. A total of 124 people have passed away in Utah due to COVID-19.

Utah Department of Health

The Utah Department of Health reported 268 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Sunday, a more than 50% drop from the day before.  Ten more people are hospitalized, bringing the total number of coronavirus patients in Utah hospitals to 118.  No new deaths have been reported.

Summit County has 434 cases, up eight from Saturday.  One more person has been hospitalized, bringing the total number of hospitalizations in the county since March to 40.  

Wasatch County has 330 cases, up four from Saturday.  

Utah Department of Health

Utah set another record for COVID-19 Saturday, reporting 546 new cases.  The statewide total is now 11,798.  There was one more death, a Weber County man over the age of 85, bringing the total number of fatalities to 121 since March.

Summit County has 426 cases, up four from Friday.  Wasatch County has 326 cases, up nine from Friday.

Utah Department of Health

Utah recorded its highest daily incident rate of COVID-19 Friday and the state epidemiologist says a significant number is due to an outbreak at a meat processing facility in northern Utah.

In a news release Friday, the Utah Health Department announced there were 439 new cases of COVID-19 since the day before. That’s a daily rate increase of 4.1%.

Today on the Local News Hour:  

( 0:07) - Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report.

( 3:30) - Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county.

(18:53) - Park City Soccer Club President Andrew Way with details about training, tryouts, and the possibility of holding the Extreme Cup.

Based on very favorable data of COVID-19 infection rates, Summit County officials were in support of the county moving from the moderate risk orange phase to the lower risk yellow phase last month. This was part of Utah’s approach to reopen the economy after it was shut it down to stop the spread.

But a new trend is troubling local officials – especially as state leaders now consider moving the state to a “smart green” level.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

UPDATED Thursday Evening:

An 11-year-old boy from the Kamas Valley died of a gunshot wound to his chest Wednesday evening.


This week’s Park City Coffee with Council covered social behaviors and safety practices related to the spread of COVID-19. Summit County has thus far had no virus-related deaths and council members credited that success to the community as a whole and the leadership from the County Health Department.