Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Fire District is implementing countywide fire restrictions on Wednesday, June 16, due to forecasted weather conditions and the ongoing exceptional drought in Utah.

 

The fire district will issue the directive in collaboration with the Utah Division of Natural Resources. 

 

It prohibits open fires of any kind except with established public facilities in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or permanently constructed fire pits at private homes where running water is present.

 

The filing period for municipal elections across Utah ends today at 5 p.m. A number of mayoral and city council seats in Summit and Wasatch Counties are open for election.

Summit County’s six municipalities will hold elections for mayor and at least two council seats this fall – which include Park City, Kamas, Coalville, Francis, Henefer, and Oakley.

In addition to the municipal seats, there are special service positions that will be on the ballot, including for the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation Board, Service Area Three, and the South Summit Fire District.

Heber City Police Department

The Heber City Police Department will welcome the Latino community to a conversation Thursday night - the event will be in Spanish. 

The police department is trying to improve its relationship with Latino residents in Heber. That’s according to Tammy Thacker with the department. 

Thacker says they’re hoping to focus on confusion in the community over state laws and municipal codes regarding things like parking and DUIs. She also said there are a lot of fears regrarding immigration laws.

Wasatch County

Wasatch County Councilor Mark Nelson gave an update to KPCW on county business including more than $3 million the county will receive in American Rescue Plan funds, second amendment sanctuary status and the recent results of the groundwater quality report from the health department.

 

Last week, the council received confirmation that the legislature will distribute $3.3 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds. Nelson said they hadn't made decisions on how to use the money.

 

Wasatch County School District

Two Old Mill Elementary students were first place winners in the spring Utah Stock Market Game.

Tucker Christian and Aiden Gay, under the advice of teacher Anna Miller were this year’s elementary division winners in the Spring 2021 Utah Stock Market Game. Nearly 3200 students from across the state participated in the game, competing in  elementary, middle school and high school divisions.

The Stock Market Game is a 10 week simulation of Wall Street trading that provides a framework for Utah students to learn about the U.S. economy and financial markets.

The Utah Department of Health Reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday.

 

Utah’s COVID-19 death toll remained at 2,223 on Saturday and other pandemic measurements like new case numbers and hospitalizations remained stable as well.

 

360 new cases were reported statewide. Five came from Summit County and none were reported in Wasatch County. The statewide rolling seven day average for positive tests is now 342 per day, the lowest since June 15th, 2020.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported four additional statewide COVID-19 deaths on Friday. Summit and Wasatch county saw five new cases combined.

 

The four deaths in Friday’s report from the Health Department included three men and one woman, all over the age of 45. None of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties. To date, 2,223 Utahns have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

 

Heber City

If you’re interested in running for municipal office in Utah, the filing window is June 1 to June 7. 

 

In November, Heber City and Midway will hold mayoral elections. Both have two open council seats. Six other Wasatch County towns are holding local elections.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced Tuesday that the state has met the COVID-19 thresholds outlined in HB 294, or the pandemic “endgame” bill, passed by the state legislature in March.

 

As of Tuesday, all public health orders are terminated. The inability for local governments to enforce health orders caused friction between state and local lawmakers during the legislative session, but the bill passed with a veto-proof majority in the state legislature in March.

 

One more Utah COVID-19 death was reported by the Utah Department of Health on Saturday and the Wasatch Back remained stable in their numbers of new cases.

 

Saturday’s lone death was identified as a Salt Lake County woman between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized at the time of her death. To date, 2,203 Utahns have died of COVID-19.

 

Summit and Wasatch Counties both recorded four new cases on Saturday, continuing a single-digit streak that extends back to the middle of April.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced five more COVID-19 deaths Friday, while Summit and Wasatch Counties continued their streak of single digit numbers of new cases.

 

Friday’s five deaths were identified as three women and two men all over the age of 65. The Health Department said two of the deaths occurred before April 1st. None of Friday's deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.

 

KPCW

With the passage of Proposition 4 by Utah voters back in 2018, an independent redistricting commission will help draw the state’s  legislative boundaries this year. Redistricting happens once every 10 years -- the boundaries drawn this year will be in place for the next decade.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced one more COVID-19 death on Saturday.

 

Saturday’s death was identified as a Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 and 64, who was hospitalized at the time of his death. To date, 2,180 Utahns have died of the disease, 12 in Summit County, 21 in Wasatch County.

 

Statewide, the Health Department reported 472 new COVID-19 cases. The rolling seven-day average of positive tests in Utah is now 378 per day.

 

FDA

The Utah Department of Health lifted the statewide pause on administering shots of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine late Friday.

 

The pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations had been in place since April 13th. The Health Department decided Friday evening to follow the direction of the Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control to lift the pause.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported that the state has crossed the 2 million mark for doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered.

 

With over 29,000 vaccine doses administered since Thursday, Utah has officially crossed the 2 million shot threshold for vaccinations.

 

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