After a busy election filing week in Heber City that brought three candidates for mayor and eight for council, the ballot has now slimmed considerably.

Last week, owner of Summit Contractors and city planning commission member Dave Richards dropped out of the race for mayor.

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The ramp that connects Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 40 will close for 10 days for a renovation project, starting tomorrow.



According to the Utah Department of Transportation, there will be delays on and near the bridge as crews resurface the road and replace concrete barriers there. Drivers on U.S. 40 will still be able to access I-80 westbound via Silver Creek Road.

UDOT’s website says the roads are scheduled to fully reopen after 10 days, which falls on Thursday, Sept. 30.

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A crash in the Provo Canyon sent a semi truck rolling over a guard rail and beyond train tracks beneath the road, just shy of the Provo River.

The accident was first reported just after 10 a.m. Sunday. A spokesperson for the Utah Department of Transportation said as of 11:00, the truck's trailer, which was full of the mineral lime, wasn’t leaking. Three utility trucks pulled it back up the hill and onto the road.

Photos of the accident showed a third truck lying on its side, perpendicular to the direction of traffic flow and blocking two lanes.

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The Parley's Summit wildlife bridge has been in place since the fall of 2019. An analysis is underway to determine its effectiveness compared to other wildlife crossings in Utah.


School districts on the Wasatch Back have differing personnel policies for staff who are quarantining due to COVID-19.


Wasatch County reported its 27 COVID-19 death on Friday.


Friday’s Wasatch County death was reported to be a young female between the ages of 15 and 24, who was not hospitalized at the time of her death.


The Utah Department of Health reported seven other statewide deaths, bringing Utah’s COVID-19 death toll to 2,787.


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The Park City Fire District responded to multiple accidents near Parleys Summit during Saturday’s rain storm.


Saturday’s rain not only brought about the cancellation of the Autumn Aloft hot air balloon flights, but also caused several accidents on Interstate 80 near Parleys Summit.


According to the Park City Fire District, three separate vehicle rollovers were responded to before 11am Saturday. Two patients were transported to the hospital in stable condition with minor injuries.


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Saturday's Autumn Aloft event in Park City has been cancelled due to rain.

Organizers announced ealry Saturday they would wait as long as possible before making a decision based on the weather. Rain started to fall in Park City shortly after 7am and organizers made the call to cancel Saturday's event shortly before 7:15. Rain is expected to fall throughout the Wasatch Back all day Saturday.

Jeff Schloessel

In the midst of headlines about the U.S. exit from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s takeover of that country, a timely new memoir about life in the war zone is launching in bookstores across the country—including in Park City.

The author is Jeff Schloesser (shlow-sir) a retired major general, a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division, and now a part-time Parkite.    

Major General Schloesser’s book is called “Marathon War:  Leadership in Combat in Afghanistan.”   He will appear for a signing party at Dolly’s on September 25th.

High School football has crossed the halfway mark for this season, and schools across the Wasatch Back celebrated victories at home Friday during week 6.