Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 04:42) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 19:43) Carolyn Murray reports on the Wasatch Interlocal Meeting with Heber City and Midway City. 

( 21:57) Park City Library Director Adriane Juarez talks about the re-opening of the library.

( 33:28) Extreme Skiing Pioneer Dan Egan talks about his career, his connection to Warren Miller and his new book, "30 Years in a White Haze."

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 05:35) Sean Higgins with an update on the  In-Person City Council Meetings in Park City Tentatively Returning in May.

(07:44) Myles Rademan with Leadership Park City talking about this year's Community Leadership Lecture.

( 21:46) US Ski and Snowboard Association's weekly update.

The Utah Department of Health reported under 400 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in a week.

 

Sunday’s 375 cases was the lowest daily case count since March 14th, when the state reported 222 cases.

 

Summit County has reported 26 cases over the last two days and Wasatch County reported a single new case on Sunday.

 

The statewide seven-day average for positive tests dropped to 466, its lowest level since September 11th of last year. 

 

COVID-19 trends seen over the past week continued on Saturday as Utah experiences a plateau in new cases.

 

After a precipitous drop in COVID-19 case counts after the new year and the introduction of vaccines, Utah has begun to plateau. Current trends echo what was experienced mid-summer of 2020, with around 500 new cases per day.

 

Summit County recently became the number one county in Utah when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per capita.

 

The Summit County Health Department has announced that the county has officially surpassed San Juan County in southeastern Utah for most first dose COVID-19 vaccines administered per capita in the state.

 

According to the county, 47% of adults living in Summit County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

NVOZ Heber City

The Heber City Council has voted 3 to 1 to adopt the North Village Overlay Zone, which could radically reshape the character of Heber City’s northern reaches. 

 

Councilors Mike Johnston, Wayne Hardman, and Ryan Stack voted to approve the new zoning guidelines, while Heidi Franco cast the lone dissenting vote. Rachel Kahler was attending remotely and lost connection before she had the chance to vote, though her answer likely would not have affected the outcome.

 

Extell Development Company

The Military Installation Development Authority has taken what was originally planned to be a 400-room hotel for military personnel R&R and turned it into a 6,000-acre luxury mountain resort with ski-in-ski-out home sites and at least four high-end hotels.

 

Utah neared the one million dose mark for COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday and also saw a significant drop in statewide hospitalizations.

 

The numbers released by the Utah Department of Health on Saturday reported just over 993,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the state. Governor Spencer Cox also tweeted just after 8am that Utah had officially surpassed the one million mark in doses delivered to the state.

 

Wasatch County

Wasatch County fared well in 2020 despite the closures and restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recreation, arts, and parks (RAP) tax may be on the ballot in November.

 

As the counties and municipalities of the Wasatch Back see positive revenue numbers rolling in from the unprecedented 2020 year of the pandemic, many officials are pleasantly surprised by what they see. Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis said they projected up to 20% drops in sales tax revenues.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported 519 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Friday. Summit and Wasatch Counties both saw under 10 cases each.

 

Summit County’s seven new cases and Wasatch County’s six is the second day in a row where both counties have reported fewer than 10 cases in a day. Wasatch County has not recorded more than eight cases in a day since March 2nd -- when they saw 13 -- and before that a day over 10 cases had not been seen since February 17th.

 

Heber City Municipal

On Wednesday, Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter gave a brief State of the City address covering a handful of the most pressing issues such as housing, traffic, financial health, and the Heber Valley's development.

 

Potter began her address with a brief history lesson underscoring the "locals' versus move-ins" social media chatter. She introduced a descendant of some of the first Heber Valley locals: Chief Tabby, a member of the Timpanogas Tribe.

 

Today on the Local News Hour:

(01:47) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(07:48) - Kim Carson of the Snyderville Basin Transit District joins us.

(28:27) - Park City Councilmember Steve Joyce has a recap of Thursday night's meeting.

(40:59) - Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis provides an update on county business.

MIke Kohler

Republican state representative Mike Kohler, who represents Wasatch County and the municipal area of Park City as part of House District 54, gave a recap of this year’s legislative session.

 

In Kohler’s first general session as a state representative after being elected to the House of Representatives last November, one of his signature pieces of legislation, HB390, was passed and now waits to be signed into law by Governor Spencer Cox.

 

Today on the Local News Hour:

(01:57) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report 

(07:03) - Wasatch County Representative Mike Kohler recaps the Legislative Session.

(23:33) -  Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of this week's city council meeting.

(37:49) - Summit County Health Department monthly update with Health Deptartment Director Rich Bullough. 

  

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