Wasatch County, UT Government

Digging up Town

Jump back in time to the Roaring Twenties in Heber Valley. World War I and the Spanish Flu Pandemic were finally over, and the valley faced an extraordinary time of prosperity and growth. Electrical appliances, automobiles, film, telephones, and radio all revolutionized residents’ lives. Let’s interject running water and improved...
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A major ski resort in Wasatch County is still in the works. But is there enough water to support it?

In a few years, guests at the Mayflower Mountain Resort will have an incredible view, overlooking the Jordanelle Reservoir in Wasatch County — if anything is left of it. Right now, the development is mostly a big hole in the hillside, but state officials are really excited about it. In a promotional video, Senate President Stuart Adams gushed about how it will “increase the quality of life for people in Utah and all around the world.”
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Local News Hour - November 19, 2021

Today's Local News Hour guests include: Summit County Council Member and High Valley Transit District Board Member Chris Robinson has an update from Wednesday's meeting and what's new with transit, Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of last night's meeting and Wasatch County Clerk Auditor Joey Granger talks about how this year's election went using ranked choice voting.

Wasatch County to celebrate Thanksgiving week and beginning of holiday season

Thanksgiving week in Wasatch County means there’ll be events to bring the community together as the holiday season begins. For a second consecutive year, the Wasatch Community Foundation’s annual Thanksgiving dinner is canceled. That’s once again due to COVID-19, according to Jonelle Fitzgerald of the Wasatch County Health Department and an administrator for the foundation. She says the virus is still spreading too much to hold a meal for more than 500 people.

Wasatch County schools offer free COVID-19 tests as cases increase

With COVID-19 case numbers on the rise in Wasatch County schools, public health teams are coming to campuses to offer free testing. Rocky Mountain Middle School and Daniels Canyon Elementary began the week in special COVID-19 protocols. Under level two of the school district’s COVID mitigation plan, they’re isolating students...

Wasatch County RAP tax defeated by eight votes

After final vote canvassing this morning, Wasatch County has announced the recreation, arts and parks sales tax did not pass. County Clerk Joey Granger tells KPCW it came up short by eight votes. Out of 7,610 voters, 3,809 (50.05%) voted no to the tax, and 3,801 voted yes. The vote...

Final results announced for Heber City, Wasatch County elections

Final results are in for Wasatch County elections. There were no reversals from preliminary totals on election night. Monday’s official results are the first update from Wasatch County since election night. Out of 19,902 registered voters, the clerk’s office received 7,789 ballots, a 39% turnout. According to Wasatch County Clerk...

Wasatch County records 29th COVID-19 death

Wasatch County announced another COVID-19 death today. The victim was a man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was in the hospital when he passed. His death brings the number of Wasatch County COVID deaths to 29 since the beginning of the pandemic. Statewide, 26 total virus-related deaths...

Schools in Wasatch County seeing rise in COVID-19 cases

As more Wasatch County students test positive for COVID-19, schools are entering new protocol phases. Rocky Mountain Middle School and Daniels Canyon Elementary School each surpassed a 15-case threshold this week, triggering the second level of the district-wide COVID-19 mitigation plan. Level two will last 14 days from Wednesday through the 23rd.

KPCW studios named Spencer F. Eccles Broadcast Center

(Park City, Utah) – A $400,000 grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation has enabled KPCW to complete the expansion of its broadcast facilities on Swede Alley in historic Old Town Park City. The project, which began in late 2019, adds 1,400 sq. ft. to KPCW’s newly named Spencer F. Eccles Broadcast Center at a critical time for the station as it expands to meet the dramatic growth in the Summit and Wasatch Counties it serves.

Developer wants to help Wasatch County preserve land in North Fields

A potential buyer may help preserve open space near Heber City where a waterpark was supposed to be built. At its Monday meeting, the Wasatch County Open Lands Board heard that the developer Extell has expressed interest in land north of Heber City. The parcel is 38 acres of open space in the North Fields west of U.S. Highway 40 at the River Road intersection.

About 2,500 undeliverable Wasatch County ballots ‘an anomaly’

About 2,500 ballots mailed to registered voters in Wasatch County, or roughly one in 10, couldn’t be delivered this election. The ballots were returned to the Wasatch County Clerk’s office ahead of Election Day last Tuesday. Nearly 20,000 were sent out for elections in Heber City and Wasatch County, as well as the county-wide vote for a recreation, arts and parks tax. About 40 voters came to the county building to find their ballots after realizing they hadn’t received them by mail.

Wasatch County won’t offer new vote counts until final certification

Wasatch County voters will have to wait in suspense for election results until they're made official. The canvassing process is set to take place Monday, November 15. That’s when the county clerk adds all outstanding ballots to the official tabulation. Until then, there’ll be no updates to the preliminary tallies released Tuesday.

Heidi Franco takes lead in Heber City mayoral race

After a long night of city and county staff counting ballots, Councilwoman Heidi Franco emerged with a slight lead in the race for mayor. She finished the night with 1,664 votes to incumbent Mayor Kelleen Potter’s 1,598. According to Wasatch County Clerk Joey Granger, there are 44 provisional ballots that haven’t been counted, and some mailed ballots postmarked by Monday are expected to arrive in the coming days.

Elections in Daniel, Charleston, Hideout and Wallsburg get first results

Unofficial election results in Wasatch County suggested there’ll be new and familiar faces in government to represent Midway, Daniel, Hideout, Charleston, Wallsburg, Independence and Interlaken. Preliminary results released Tuesday night included ballots the Wasatch County clerk’s office had received by 8 p.m. With 44 provisional ballots yet to be verified...

Wasatch Co. School District launches ‘Future Schools Project’ master planning initiative

HEBER CITY, UT (ABC4) – In response to tremendous growth in Wasatch County, the Wasatch County School District on Monday announced the launch of a year-long master planning initiative to direct the District’s facilities development over the next 20 years. The master planning process will evaluate existing conditions of facilities within the District, identify the […]