Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

Fire In Wallsburg

Sep 14, 2018
Wasatch County Fire

UPDATE: Saturday 10:00 a.m.

Wasatch County Fire District reported a fire in Wallsburg, located near Little Valley Road last evening at around 9:30 p.m.  Some homes were evacuated along the road.

At around midnight, Wasatch Fire said in a post that they had been around the entire perimeter of the fire. They said crews will be working through the night doing mop-up and preventing flare ups. Officials are now reporting the fire is 60 percent contained. Power is expected to return at around 3:00 p.m.

Utah Division Of Forestry Fire State Lands

Parts of Summit and Wasatch Counties are filled with smoke originating from fires in southern Utah County.

The Pole Creek fire and Bald Mountain fires are near Mount Nebo and Spanish Fork Canyon and are heading towards a possible convergence. The combined flames have caused evacuations in Woodland Hills, Elk Ridge and Covered Bridge communities no structures have been lost as of this report.  

The fires have burned nearly 70,000 acres combined and have just two-percent containment.

The city of Bozeman, Montana, which was visited last week by Park City’s Tour group, has its issues. But they’re the kind of “good” problems that come with steady growth in a city.

We talked to Chris Mehl who currently sits on the City Commission in the position of Deputy Mayor.

He talked to us about the three levels of Western cities, and where a steadily-growing city of Bozeman fits in that scale.

Courtesy Utah Highway Patrol

  A motorcyclist crashed into a parked truck on state route 189 Sunday evening. 

According to the Utah Highway Patrol the cyclist was driving southbound around 7:30 pm near Deer Creek Reservoir when they lost control and crashed into two parked trucks located on a pullout to the right. 

The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and became pinned under the second truck.

Travelers in the area stopped and helped lift the truck off of the rider. Troopers then initiated CPR. 

Courtesy Utah Highway Patrol

The Utah Highway Patrol is reporting that a tanker truck this weekend struck a pedestrian who was walking on Highway 40 at night.

The UHP reported that the fatality happened shortly after 3:00 am Saturday morning. An oil tanker truck that was heading south, just before entering Heber, hit a male pedestrian who was in the roadway.

He was wearing dark clothing, and the highway is unlit in that area. The Highway Patrol reported that the pedestrian didn't have any identification and was apparently a transient.

Heber Municipal

The Heber City Council passed an annexation policy plan at Tuesdays meeting that could potentially double the size of the city.

The plan would allow developments in certain parts of the county to be annexed into the city, the largest portion of the expansion area map is east of U.S. Highway 40 and north of current city limits. The boundary extends all the way to the south side of Jordanelle and includes land on both sides of State Road 32. A map of the boundary can be found on KPCW’s website.

Four suspects were arrested in Summit and Wasatch Counties last week for identity theft and drug dealing offenses, following a multi-agency investigation.

The Utah Attorney General’s Office, in a statement, said their SECURE Strikeforce investigation arrested the suspects for a total of 17 felonies and one Class A Misdemeanor.

The Attorney General’s statement said the suspects are undocumented and have been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (or ICE.)

The statement said that last Wednesday, investigators served two search warrants simultaneously.

Heber City Agrees To Annexation Agreement

Aug 23, 2018
Wasatch County

The Heber City Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of a 30-year Memorandum of Understanding between the City and Wasatch County on principals of annexation protocol, land use and utility service policies. Negotiations have gone on for months and they’ll be ready to accept applications as soon as the Wasatch County Council approves the agreement. Carolyn Murray has this:

Many teachers drove to their first day of school in the same car year after year, but one lucky Wasatch District teacher drove in to the first day in a brand-new car.

Wasatch High School English Teacher Becca Wilhite won a year lease on a car during a district wide teacher training. The district invited the educators of the year from each of the schools in the district onto the stage. Wilhite explains what happened next.