Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

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A man died while hunting Wednesday night near Strawberry Reservoir.

 

The hunter who died was in his 50s. According to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s office, he and his family were hunting near the Aspen Grove campground, which is just south of Strawberry Reservoir.

Emergency responders found him unresponsive around 8:30 p.m. and couldn’t resuscitate him. It was in a rugged, remote area, and a helicopter flew his body away. Sheriff’s deputies, Wasatch County EMS, Search and Rescue, and a Life Flight unit responded.

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

Business representatives in the Heber Valley will meet to talk about ideas and issues in the local economy Monday.

All local businesses are invited to the Monday morning business forum. It’s at the Wasatch County Senior Citizen Center at 465 East 1200 South. It’s also open to the public.

Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce Director Dallin Koecher says his office organized the event to get feedback directly from businesses.

Heber City

At an interlocal meeting with Heber City and Wasatch County Wednesday, local officials discussed the Heber Valley Airport.

 

  

Heber Airport Manager Travis Biggs gave an update to Heber City, Wasatch County and Daniel Town, as well as to members of the public. He touched on points the city will focus on as it tweaks the master plan for years to come.

Ben Lasseter/KPCW Peace House Executive Director Kendra Wyckoff speaks to Heber City Manager Matt Brower (left), Councilman Ryan Stack and the rest of the Heber City Council about domestic violence in the area.

At Tuesday’s Heber City council meeting, negotiations on a sewer contract ended, guaranteeing service to a large swath of Wasatch County. The council also dedicated October to raising awareness about domestic violence and restricted industrial developments.

 

  

The Twin Creeks Special Service District serves the water-related needs of about 4,000 people in eastern Wasatch County. At the Heber City council meeting Tuesday, it agreed to connect to Heber City sewer lines that flow to a sewer plant.

Heber City

Heber City has announced a plan to revitalize its downtown area. It involves a 20-year economic development strategy that requires regular contributions from local taxing entities, with the majority of funds coming from the Wasatch County School District.

KPCW

COVID-19 claimed the life of a 17th Summit County resident today.

 

Tuesday’s Summit County death was identified as a man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized at the time of his death.

 

The death was announced by the Utah Department of Health alongside 24 other COVID-19 victims, bringing the statewide death toll to 2,829 since the start of the pandemic.

 

To date, 17 people have died of COVID-19 in Summit County. 27 deaths have occurred in Wasatch County.

Wasatch Community Foundation

A Wasatch County service organization made up of community volunteers is looking for support as it helps residents.

The majority of the Wasatch Community Foundation’s funding comes from donations. During the remainder of this year, the foundation’s looking to form a group of 100 sustaining donors.

Chair of the foundation board Tom Fowler hopes these can come from outside of Wasatch County, as well as within.

KPCW

After a busy election filing week in Heber City that brought three candidates for mayor and eight for council, the ballot has now slimmed considerably.

Last week, owner of Summit Contractors and city planning commission member Dave Richards dropped out of the race for mayor.

KPCW

Wasatch County reported its 27 COVID-19 death on Friday.

 

Friday’s Wasatch County death was reported to be a young female between the ages of 15 and 24, who was not hospitalized at the time of her death.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported seven other statewide deaths, bringing Utah’s COVID-19 death toll to 2,787.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:37) Ben Lasseter reports  on nonprofit in the Heber Valley wanting families to come have a free meal and take one to go next Monday .

( 5:55) PC Municipal's Linda Jager, Alex Roy, and Andy Stevenson on the City's Fall Open House Projects

( 19:15) Park City Museum Education Director Diane Knispel talks about the upcoming Cemetery Tours on Saturday.

Caring Community Coalition

A nonprofit in the Heber Valley wants families to come have a free meal and take one to go to start the next week.

 

The Caring Community Coalition is observing National Family Meals Month by hosting its annual Family Dinner in the Park Monday.

It’s a drive-through event this year and will be held at Southfield Park, at 415 Southfield Road. It’s happening from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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