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Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

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A new bug is becoming pervasive in the Heber Valley, due to weather conditions this year.



  The elm seed bug is not harmful to people or homes, but people in the area say it is a growing nuisance this summer. The bugs are new to Utah, having first been detected here in 2014.

According to Dan Stead, who owns Nature’s Balance pest service in Midway, they are similar in resemblance to the box elder bug.

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New parking restrictions on Guardsman Pass went into effect this week. 

Drivers are no longer allowed to park on either side of the Guardsman Pass road. This is part of an initiative by Park City Municipal and Wasatch and Summit counties to manage overcrowding in the area.

Wasatch County placed signs along Guardsman Pass that say cars parked on either side of the road will be towed. This is a two-lane stretch of State Route 224 that runs from the Bonanza Flats trailhead to Big Cottonwood Road at the entrance of Brighton Resort.

On today's Local news Hour:

( 03:03)Park City Council meeting is expected to be a lengthy one with a potential solution to the housing shortage on the agenda, and a public hearing on the proposed soil facility along SR 248. City officials said they anticipate significant community input as Sean Higgins reports.

( 07:02) Summit County Council Chair Glenn Wright discusses issues.

( 22:16) Encircle Founder Stephenie Larsen talks about the groundbreaking for the new Heber City home.

( 32:00) Park City Library Director Adriane Juarez has information on why you need a new library card and how to get it.

(39:47) Three Wasatch-back State Parks have been selected to recieve money for improvements as Carolyn Murray reports.

( 41:16)  Park City Film Director Katy Wang has an update on Sundance Films at the Twilight Drive-in this week and schedule of films coming up in August.

Heidi Franco

Open space committees representing Heber City and Wasatch County are negotiating to help Heber City purchase open land immediately north of the city. 

Heber City asked for $353,140 in bond funds from Wasatch County at a meeting Monday, which would contribute to a $1.5 million project that council members say would preserve open space and give public access to a 14-acre area.

Nikole Webb

People from Heber City and surrounding areas came together last night for an auction to support a Heber City woman whose daughter died recently. 



Brooklyn Schneider was 12 when she had an accident that took her life on June 4. Her mother is Bridget Whiting.

Whiting’s friend, Nikole Webb, had an idea to help the mother who has been grieving.

Wasatch County

Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis has stepped down from his position as county manager to accept a new role as the county’s first MIDA Coordinator, overseeing the unelected body carrying out the development of Mayflower Mountain Resort.


Last week, the Wasatch County Council confirmed Davis as the new MIDA Coordinator and named former Assistant County Manager Dustin Grabau as its Interim County Manager. 


On today's Local news Hour:

( 03:13) Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis steps down to become MIDA Coordinator.  

( 07:34) Park City Board of Education member Wendy Crossland and Chief Operations Officer Mike Tanner update on building green.

( 25:15) Jocelyn and Chris Arndt who are performing at the Eccles Center July 17th.

( 31:35) Park City Rotary Club member Tom Kelly has details about this year's Miners' Day celebration.

( 37:44) Update on the agenda for tonights Synderville Planning Commission meeting  as Rick Brough reports.

( 40:45) Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City Rob Harter has an update on the services the organization offers.

( 47:26) Carolyn Murray reports on the three Park City residents being inducted to the Ski Hall of Fame. 

The Rodriguez-Irizarry family

The 7-year-old girl shot and killed at the Wasatch Commons Apartments Friday night was identified by her family as Zaydanielys "Zai" Rodriguez-Irizarry.

A family friend told KPCW that the family has lived in Utah for a year after moving from Puerto Rico. Zai lived with her father and two siblings, was active in school and sports, and was beloved around the apartment complex for her magnetic smile and personality.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:51) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 23:12) Director of Marketing and Events for Canyons Village Management Association (CVMA) Dave March has details on this summer's concert series that start on Thursday and an update on the workforce housing now under construction.

( 34:27) Cheryl Fox - Director of Summit Land Conservancy has an update on open space issues.

( 41:33) The court squabbles continue, as the town of Hideout fired back against a motion filed by Summit County last Friday as Rick Brough reports.

( 44:59) The Sunday Silly Market in Park City’s Old Town was the main 4th of July attraction this year for throngs of visitors and locals alike as Ben Lasseter reports.

( 48:25) Heber City residents can speak directly to public officials about plans for a city development project at a public hearing today.

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Heber City residents can speak directly to public officials about plans for a city development project at a public hearing tomorrow.


The hearing will take place as part of the regular city council meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at City Hall, and will focus on the project area and its budget.

For the second consecutive year, Red Ledges in Heber City will host a golf event for Paws for Life, a volunteer-run nonprofit with a mission to end animal homelessness and euthanasia in Utah.

The course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Park, is normally closed to the public, but there are still open slots for anyone to play. Some dogs from the shelter will be in attendance, and there will be a catered lunch and prizes sponsored by local businesses.