Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County



With the partial government shutdown into the fourth week, the Utah Department of Workforce Services is juggling two important programs to help people get through the financial hardship. They include unemployment pay for eligible, furloughed workers and administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP. Carolyn Murray has this:

Utah Department of Workforce Services, Public Information Officer, Wendy Hyatt said about 200,000 people in Utah rely on the SNAP benefits for assistance. Well over a thousand live in Summit and Wasatch Counties.

Salt Lake County Jail

Three additional men have been arrested in connection to the Fashion Place Mall shooting that took place on Sunday. The additional arrests mean four of the five gang members arrested have ties to Summit and Wasatch Counties.

18-year-old Steven Perez-Hernandez, 20-year-old Arian Huerta and Flaviano Aguilar, also 20, have been booked into Salt Lake County Jail in connection to the gang-related shooting that took place outside of Fashion Place Mall in Murray.


The next step in the Heber Main Street bypass is funding an environmental study.

Heber and Wasatch County elected officials are prioritizing the project meaning they’re looking at several different locations to get the funds for the study.

Shawn Seager is the Director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization with Mountainland Association of Governments. Mountainland is a government organization part of an interlocal agreement between Summit, Wasatch and Utah counties. Seager says that Heber’s Main Street has an average of 32,000 trips per day.

Pure Midway

After passing a $5 Million open space bond, the next six months will be busy for Midway City Council and staff.

Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson says there are two items to focus on during the next few months in order for the Midway open space bond to succeed. Step one is completing the bonding process.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

The movement for a 2030 Utah Winter Olympics is continuing to expand their footprint. Most recently a leader from the movement spoke with the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce.

While speaking to the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation Director Collin Hilton praised the center as a public amenity and as a laboratory for future Olympic athletes.

Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

Park City is preparing to host the cities largest sporting event since the 2002 Winter Olympics, that event of course being the FIS World Championships the first week of February. Meanwhile the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center is also preparing for it’s largest sporting event since the ’02 Olympics.

Salt Lake County Sheriff

The two teenagers arrested for the alleged shooting of two people inside the Fashion Place mall on Sunday have ties to Summit and Wasatch County - and both are known members of gangs. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

19 year old Jorge Luis Crecencio-Gonzales is facing two first degree felonies of aggravated murder and two third degree felonies for discharging a firearm. According to Murray City Police Public information officer, Kenny Bass, Gonzales’ last known address was in Kamas.



After Midway voters passed a five-million-dollar bond last November land owners in Midway can expect a letter in the mail from the city soon. That’s one item the Midway Open Space Committee recommended to the Midway City Council on Tuesday.

Open Space Committee Chair Courtland Nelson recommended sending out letters to all land owners in Midway to alert them of the opportunity to preserve land. The bond money is limited within the annexation boundaries of Midway, with priority given to lots within city limits.

Salt Lake County Sheriff

Two young men from the Wasatch Back have been arrested in connection to the Sunday shooting at the Fashion Place Mall in Murray.

Murray Police officers arrested Jorge Luis Crecencio-Gonzalez and Jesus Joshua Payan-Mendoza, both 19-year-old residents of the Wasatch Back late Sunday night in connection to the shooting at Fashion Place Mall that took place earlier on Sunday.