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See which Wasatch Front cities, districts are proposing new tax hikes

See which Wasatch Front cities, districts are proposing new tax hikes

Tim Vandenack, Cassidy Wixom, Bridger Beal-Cvetko and Emma Everett, KSL.com  |  Posted July 18 - 7:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

Here is a look at numerous locales and taxing entities throughout Utah that are mulling property tax hikes as part of their proposed 2024-25 budgets.
Chabad of Park City to host evening of solidarity for Israel with message from a hostage's mother

Chabad of Park City to host evening of solidarity for Israel with message from a hostage's mother

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Einav Danino, the mother of Ori Danino who has been a hostage of Hamas since Oct. 7, 2023, is coming to Utah on Wednesday to share a message of hope.
Utah transit could look completely different for 2034 Olympics

Utah transit could look completely different for 2034 Olympics

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 12 - 5:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics helped Utah build a light-rail system in Salt Lake County. A few big transit projects are expected to be added by 2034.
Park City man who defrauded investors of $1.7M in brewery scheme is sent to prison

Park City man who defrauded investors of $1.7M in brewery scheme is sent to prison

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 11 - 7:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Timothy Nemeckay has been sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud, after using investor funds meant for the development of a brewery, on mortgage payments, luxury items, vacations and more, according to court documents.
Second Winter Olympics could spark $6.6B in economic output for Utah, new report finds

Second Winter Olympics could spark $6.6B in economic output for Utah, new report finds

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 10 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hosting the Winter Games again in 2034 may have a significant economic boost, but there is a lot that can also happen in 10 years, experts say.
Summit County deputy injured while stopping wrong-way driver suffering 'diabetic episode'

Summit County deputy injured while stopping wrong-way driver suffering 'diabetic episode'

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated July 9 - 3:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Summit County sheriff's deputy was injured Tuesday while stopping a wrong-way driver on U.S. 40 by hitting the vehicle head-on.
How Utah plans to 'party like it's 2002' on Pioneer Day

How Utah plans to 'party like it's 2002' on Pioneer Day

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 8 - 12:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

Multiple Utah cities plan to celebrate 1847 and 2034 this Pioneer Day, as the International Olympic Committee's vote to award the 2034 Winter Games lands on the state holiday.
Utah's plan to retain Sundance Film Festival would split it between 2 cities

Utah's plan to retain Sundance Film Festival would split it between 2 cities

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 4 - 9:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

It appears that Utah's bid to retain the Sundance Film Festival beyond 2026 will focus on splitting it between its current home in Park City and its first one in Salt Lake City.
Fighter wing to fly over 17 Utah cities for Fourth of July celebrations

Fighter wing to fly over 17 Utah cities for Fourth of July celebrations

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 11:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

The 419th Fighter Wing will fly over 17 Utah cities Thursday morning for its annual Fourth of July Flyover.
Kayaker's body recovered from Little Dell Reservoir

Kayaker's body recovered from Little Dell Reservoir

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 9:45 a.m.  |  Save Story

The body of a 29-year-old Salt Lake County woman who was kayaking on Little Dell Reservoir on Tuesday has been recovered.
Another arrest made in Summit County shootout investigation

Another arrest made in Summit County shootout investigation

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 9:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Another man police say was involved in a shootout outside a party in Summit County in May has been arrested.
Park City police trying to handle e-bike issues as complaints, injuries ramp up

Park City police trying to handle e-bike issues as complaints, injuries ramp up

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 24 - 9:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

After an e-bike incident nearly turned deadly and multiple other problems arose, Park City police want to make sure more people understand e-bike rules.
Salt Lake's 'largest renewable energy initiative' is now operational after several snags

Salt Lake's 'largest renewable energy initiative' is now operational after several snags

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A massive 80-megawatt solar farm near the Great Salt Lake is finally up and running, generating energy for cities and entities east of it.
Judge sets preliminary hearing in Kouri Richins murder case

Judge sets preliminary hearing in Kouri Richins murder case

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 8:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

The preliminary hearing for a Kamas woman accused of murdering her husband was scheduled Friday for the end of August, after multiple delays.
1 dead in 2-vehicle crash near Heber City

1 dead in 2-vehicle crash near Heber City

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 10:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

One person died Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 40 near Heber City.
Firefighters rescue driver of dump truck after vehicle fell 200 feet into ravine

Firefighters rescue driver of dump truck after vehicle fell 200 feet into ravine

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated June 18 - 7:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Firefighters extricated a dump truck driver pinned after the truck fell 200 feet into a ravine Tuesday.
Minor flooding expected in areas along Weber River in Summit County this week

Minor flooding expected in areas along Weber River in Summit County this week

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 5 - 10:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

Some areas were flooded Tuesday as the Weber River swelled with runoff waters. More minor flooding may come through the week with hot temperatures finally arriving.
Motorcyclist killed Sunday in crash in Provo Canyon

Motorcyclist killed Sunday in crash in Provo Canyon

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 12:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 31-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash on U.S. 189 near Deer Creek Reservoir on Sunday afternoon, troopers said.
'Topaz Stories' exhibit travels Utah showing human side of WWII internment

'Topaz Stories' exhibit travels Utah showing human side of WWII internment

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 10:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

Stories are bridges. Or at least that's what Ruth Sasaki, editor of Topaz Stories and daughter of a WWII Japanese American internment camp survivor, thinks.
Elite sheepdogs compete happily in pouring rain at Midway herding championship

Elite sheepdogs compete happily in pouring rain at Midway herding championship

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Perhaps the largest attended sheepdog trial in the world," is underway at Soldier Hollow, and bordie collies from around the world competed Saturday.
Kouri Richins gets new attorneys, proclaims innocence in recordings sent to national media

Kouri Richins gets new attorneys, proclaims innocence in recordings sent to national media

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 24 - 3:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

New attorneys were assigned Friday to represent Kouri Richins, after she sent audio files to national media proclaiming her innocence and saying she is ready to fight.
Primary Children's donates life jackets for loaner stations around Utah

Primary Children's donates life jackets for loaner stations around Utah

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Primary Children's Hospital has donated 900 life jackets to loaner stations located a reservoirs and lakes throughout Utah. Life jackets and supervision help keep children safe in the water.
Police identify driver killed after semi crashed into Deer Creek Reservoir

Police identify driver killed after semi crashed into Deer Creek Reservoir

Cassidy Wixom and Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated May 22 - 6:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

The body of a missing semitruck driver was recovered Tuesday after the semi's cab was pulled out of Deer Creek Reservoir. The rig crashed into the reservoir Monday night.
4 charged, 1 more arrested in large Summit County party shootout involving submachine gun

4 charged, 1 more arrested in large Summit County party shootout involving submachine gun

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated May 22 - 12:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Four people now face criminal charges after police say a large party in rural Summit County ended in a shootout between organizers and people who had been kicked out.
Judge allows Kouri Richins' attorneys to withdraw from representing her in murder case

Judge allows Kouri Richins' attorneys to withdraw from representing her in murder case

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated May 20 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A judge granted attorneys for Kouri Richins, a Kamas woman accused of fatally poisoning her husband, permission to withdraw as her counsel on Monday, after they cited "an irreconcilable and nonwaivable situation."
2 arrested after nearly 50 shots were fired at large Summit County party, police say

2 arrested after nearly 50 shots were fired at large Summit County party, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 1:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two people were arrested Sunday after nearly 50 shots were fired during a large party in Peoa, Summit County, police say. At least two people were injured.
Authorities identify man killed by falling crane at Park City job site

Authorities identify man killed by falling crane at Park City job site

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 19 - 5:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

Authorities identified a construction worker who was killed in an accident at a work site in the Promontory area of Park City Saturday morning.
Kouri Richins' attorney asks the court to take Summit County prosecutors off her case

Kouri Richins' attorney asks the court to take Summit County prosecutors off her case

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 10:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kouri Richins' attorney said prosecutors have been listening to privileged calls and restricting Richins' ability to communicate with her attorneys.
Summit County to acquire largest open space in its history for $55M

Summit County to acquire largest open space in its history for $55M

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 5:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

After receiving funding from the U.S. Forest Service, Summit County is set to act on its exclusive option to purchase the 910 Ranch, a property bigger than the entire city of Millcreek, and turn it into a wildlife sanctuary.
Woman dies in 'tragic' scuba diving accident at Homestead Crater

Woman dies in 'tragic' scuba diving accident at Homestead Crater

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 5:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

A woman scuba diving in the Homestead Crater experienced difficulty after surfacing and died Tuesday night in a "tragic incident," according to the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office.
Preliminary hearing for Kouri Richins delayed after attorney says she will object to all exhibits

Preliminary hearing for Kouri Richins delayed after attorney says she will object to all exhibits

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 12:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

The preliminary hearing for Kouri Richins was delayed Wednesday after Richins' attorney announced her intentions to object to all 18 exhibits brought by prosecutors.
Wildlife officials continue to track for fish species illegally introduced at Utah reservoir

Wildlife officials continue to track for fish species illegally introduced at Utah reservoir

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 9:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah wildlife officials say they are still tracking Strawberry Reservoir after a fish was found illegally dumped in the reservoir over the winter.
Historic Heber theater gets a new lease on life

Historic Heber theater gets a new lease on life

Eric Cabrera, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted May 14 - 8:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Ideal Playhouse Theater in Heber, which was once on the verge of closing, is now getting a fresh start.
Kamas woman charged with murdering husband is found guilty of assaulting sister-in-law

Kamas woman charged with murdering husband is found guilty of assaulting sister-in-law

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 7:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

A woman charged with murdering her husband was found guilty on Monday of assaulting her sister-in-law shortly after her husband's death after not following through with conditions of a no-contest plea in abeyance.
Sundance moves forward with Utah proposal, but no word from other cities

Sundance moves forward with Utah proposal, but no word from other cities

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 5:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Sundance Film Festival has moved into the second phase of weighing future host cities, but little information can be gleaned from those who have signed nondisclosure agreements.
Summit County approves purchase of hip Skullcandy HQ for $17.5M

Summit County approves purchase of hip Skullcandy HQ for $17.5M

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 10:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Government employees don't often get skateparks and putting greens in their county offices. That might change as Summit County agrees to buy the hip corporate headquarters of Skullcandy.
A tale of Park City: Soap opera-type feud sizzles among city's elite

A tale of Park City: Soap opera-type feud sizzles among city's elite

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 6:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

The story of billionaire couple Matthew and Tatiana Princes' drawn-out battle with Park City planners, their neighbors, the local media, the Utah Legislature, some dogs, and a rock wall.
'Hope and looking forward': Utah's Jewish community focuses on safety as antisemitism spikes

'Hope and looking forward': Utah's Jewish community focuses on safety as antisemitism spikes

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The United Jewish Federation hosted a panel discussion spurred by a rise in antisemitism as the Israel-Hamas war continues and will offer training to the public to prepare for incidents of hate.
Utah's Miss USA steps down for 'physical and mental well-being'

Utah's Miss USA steps down for 'physical and mental well-being'

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 8:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Miss USA titleholder and former Miss Utah USA Noelia Voigt announced she would be stepping down from her current Miss USA role in a social media post Monday.
Slamdance founder explains why festival is leaving Utah

Slamdance founder explains why festival is leaving Utah

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Slamdance, the festival founded under the shadow of Sundance, announced it is moving to Los Angeles after 30 years in Utah.
Park City man charged with child exploitation tried to film kids at local businesses, police say

Park City man charged with child exploitation tried to film kids at local businesses, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 26 - 2:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Park City man is facing a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor and police say they have evidence that he may have been trying to secretly film children in the Park City area.
Leaving Park City? Sundance Institute seeks proposals for future location of film festival

Leaving Park City? Sundance Institute seeks proposals for future location of film festival

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated April 17 - 6:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Sundance Institute announced Wednesday it is seeking "viable locations" to host the Sundance Film Festival in the future. The event has been in Park City for 40 years.
Driver killed in double-semitruck collision in Summit County

Driver killed in double-semitruck collision in Summit County

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted April 17 - 6:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

One person was killed in a double-semitruck collision on I-80 in Summit County on Wednesday.
UDOT nixes wildlife crossing idea in Park City to advocacy group's dismay

UDOT nixes wildlife crossing idea in Park City to advocacy group's dismay

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 16 - 7:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

A wildlife group is trying to figure out how to move forward after the Utah Department of Transportation said it will not pursue building a wildlife crossing on the highway leading into Park City. UDOT is explaining the decision, as the advocacy group questions UDOT's choice.
How liable is a moving company if your stuff gets damaged?

How liable is a moving company if your stuff gets damaged?

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 12 - 11:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Dave Donegan's home was just about to go into renovation, so he hired a moving and storage company to hold onto his household goods while work was underway.
Mobile pantry fights food insecurity in Summit County

Mobile pantry fights food insecurity in Summit County

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 11 - 4:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Community Action Services team is taking its food pantry on the road. The mobile pantry will be parked in different spots around Summit County every other week because there are more hungry families there than people might expect.
Kamas woman used police badge to threaten speeding construction workers, charges say

Kamas woman used police badge to threaten speeding construction workers, charges say

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted April 9 - 5:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 72-year-old Kamas woman, apparently frustrated with speeders in her neighborhood, took what was likely her late husband's badge and gun and threatened construction workers, charges say.
Driver accused of targeting female pedestrians now suspected of 3 other hit-and-runs

Driver accused of targeting female pedestrians now suspected of 3 other hit-and-runs

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 9 - 7:37 a.m.  |  Save Story

The 26-year-old man who's suspected of multiple hit-and-run accidents involving women is being accused of another three cases on Monday.
'Most dangerous' drug dealer tied to 2 Park City teen deaths sent to prison

'Most dangerous' drug dealer tied to 2 Park City teen deaths sent to prison

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 5 - 1:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Las Vegas drug dealer linked to the deaths of two 13-year-old Park City boys in 2016 was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday in a separate drug case that nearly killed a Utah man.
Man charged with 'targeting' women in hit-and-run crashes named suspect in Park City crash

Man charged with 'targeting' women in hit-and-run crashes named suspect in Park City crash

Josh Ellis, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 4 - 10:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

A 26-year-old man accused of intentionally hitting at least six women in hit-and-run crashes across Salt Lake County has been named as a suspect in a Summit County crash.
Exit of CEO, apparent theater closure could impact future of Sundance Film Festival

Exit of CEO, apparent theater closure could impact future of Sundance Film Festival

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 7:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Sundance Institute's CEO announced her departure with the festival's long-term contract renewal deadline approaching. Meanwhile, a regular festival theater near Park City has stopped listing showtimes on its website.
Grant program launched to support sustainable tourism initiatives across Summit County

Grant program launched to support sustainable tourism initiatives across Summit County

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 4:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is, for the second year, launching a grant program to help fund programs and initiatives to support tourism in the area.
New charges: Utah mom charged with murdering husband also tried killing him on Valentine's Day

New charges: Utah mom charged with murdering husband also tried killing him on Valentine's Day

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted March 26 - 11:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

Kouri Richins, a Kamas woman charged with murdering her husband, now faces new charges accusing her of trying to kill him less than three weeks earlier on Valentine's Day.
Wasatch County sheriff's employee faces 10 felony charges in sex with teen case

Wasatch County sheriff's employee faces 10 felony charges in sex with teen case

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated March 25 - 4:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

An administrative services director for the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office is facing 10 felony charges accusing him of giving a teen boy nicotine vapes in exchange for sexual acts.
From garage to global: The journey of Utah's most-trusted company, Ski Butlers

From garage to global: The journey of Utah's most-trusted company, Ski Butlers

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted March 25 - 11:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

What began as a small business in a garage in Park City in 2004 now serves 50 mountain resorts worldwide and was recently ranked as the most trustworthy company in the state of Utah.
Cocaine lab found across from Park City High, police say

Cocaine lab found across from Park City High, police say

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted March 23 - 9:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Police arrested a Park City man Thursday after they reported finding evidence of crack cocaine production, an AR-15 and large quantities of methamphetamine.
Park City School District pledges change after dozens of harassment reports in investigation

Park City School District pledges change after dozens of harassment reports in investigation

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 21 - 9:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

A U.S. Department of Education report details dozens of cases of reported instances of harassment within the Park City School District, along with an agreement as the school district pledges to change.
Wasatch County sheriff's employee arrested for alleged sex acts with minor

Wasatch County sheriff's employee arrested for alleged sex acts with minor

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated March 21 - 9:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Wasatch County Sheriff's Office employee was arrested Wednesday for alleged sexual crimes involving a minor.
Utah tech billionaire sues neighbors challenging his house over their 'vicious' dogs

Utah tech billionaire sues neighbors challenging his house over their 'vicious' dogs

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted March 21 - 7:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

Park City tech billionaire Matthew Prince is suing his neighbors because of their "aggressive" dogs after those same neighbors challenged the approval of his proposed house.