Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

Leslie Thatcher gets the latest information on local trails from Mountainlands Association of Governments Wasatch County Regional Trails Planner Don Taylor. 

Heber City Mayor speaks with Leslie Thatcher about Tuesday night's North Village Overlay Zone vote and provides an update on rate fee increases. 

Today on The Local News Hour:

(01:41) - Utah Avalanche Forcast Center Report

(09:59) - Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter talks about last night's North Village Overlay Zone vote, and provides an update on rate fee increases.

(21:56) - Park City Manager Matt Dias and Deputy City Manager David Everett preview this week's city council meeting.

(40:47) - Don Taylor, Mountainlands Association of Governments Wasatch County Regional Trails Planner, shares a trail update. 

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough says he’s very happy to see a decline in the county’s COVID-19 case numbers while its vaccine operation is moving to over-70 residents as its next priority.

Bullough told his Board of Health Monday they’re certainly not out of the woods yet, and residents still need to maintain safeguards.

 

The Board of Health met on Monday as the Health Department announced that the third case of the more-contagious “U.K. variant” of COVID-19 has appeared in Summit County.

Utah’s COVID-19 case numbers are continuing on a downward trend.

The Utah Department of Health announced 1,201 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, which is about 200 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

The state reported an increase of 7,499 new tests administered. Intermountain Healthcare announced Tuesday that they have processed over 1 million of more than 3.3 million COVID-19 tests administered in Utah since the start of the pandemic.

Utah saw its lowest daily COVID-19 case count since mid-September Monday.

 

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 584 new COVID-19 cases Monday. The last time daily cases were this low was Sept. 14. 

While there were less cases, only 3,516 new tests were administered. The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests is around 17%.

Summit County reported 6 new cases, which is the lowest daily increase in the county since late September. 

 

Earlier this month Utah had a record high rolling-average of positive COVID-19 tests. On the last day of January, the department of health reported the state’s lowest average since mid-October.

  

The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests is around 17% which is the lowest it’s been since Oct. 19. 

The Utah Department of Health announced 1,194 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is around 300 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The state reported an increase of 6,472 new tests administered. 

  A car accident Saturday evening on Highway 40 in Wasatch County resulted in one death.

After a head-on collision at Daniels Canyon on Highway 40, around 6:30 Saturday evening, both directions of traffic were closed for nearly three hours. 

 

  

While heading westbound, a sedan crossed into eastbound traffic and collided with a pickup truck. 

The driver of the sedan was killed in the crash. The other driver sustained “incapacitating injuries,” but is expected to recover. 

The Utah Department of Health reported that the state’s COVID-19 statistics continued to decline on Saturday, including those in Summit and Wasatch County. 

 

Saturday’s 1,468 new statewide cases drop the statewide rolling seven-day average of positive tests to 1,509, the lowest average since mid-October of last year.

 

The statewide average of positive laboratory tests continued to fall as well and now at an even 18%.

 

Wasatch County

In Wednesday's Interlocal meeting, Wasatch County officials received a presentation showing that 141 affordable housing owner-occupied units are needed each year to keep up with the growth in the area.

 

A seventh Summit County COVID-19 death was among those reported by the Utah Department of Health in their daily pandemic update Friday.

 

The Health Department says a data transmission error was responsible for no COVID-19 deaths to be reported on Thursday. Thursday's numbers were grouped into Friday’s report.

 

The Utah Department of Health released a report Thursday saying there has been no significant increase in suicides or drug overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Department also reported no new deaths from the disease.

 

Thursday’s report by the Utah Department of Health largely debunks information that was spread during 2020 about increased suicide rates during the pandemic.

 

On Today's Local News Hour

(01:16) - Utah Avalanche Center Report.

(05:51) - Summit County Council Member, Glenn Wright, recaps Wednesday's meeting.

(23:41) - Director of Regional Planning with Mountainland Association of Governments Shawn Seager talks about Wasatch County’s Interlocal meeting. Last night he presented on behalf of affordable housing and the Wasatch Back 2050 land use mapping tool.

(38:12) - Sundance Film Festival Programmer Charlie Sextro talks about this year's narrative feature film lineup.

Wednesday’s COVID-19 report from the Utah Department of Health indicated declining averages for several key metrics used to track the disease in the state.

 

The 2,009 new positive COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday further drove down statewide averages for positive tests and the percentage of positive tests -- both numbers are a good indication of how rapidly the disease is spreading in Utah.

 

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The Salt Lake City Veterans Administration is currently scheduling Veterans 65 years and older for the COVID-19 vaccine, which could help Summit and Wasatch counties extend their  limited supplies. 

According to the  U.S. Census, there are 1,386 veterans living in Summit County and about 1,000 veterans living in Wasatch County. It's estimated about at least 14% of them are 65 and older. 

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