The East Canyon Fire on the border of Summit County is now over 90% contained, according to Utah Wildfire Info. As of Saturday, command of the firefighting efforts returned to local crews.
Although the East Canyon Fire is now over 90% contained, fire officials say the last 10% of the fire is in the thickest vegetation north of East Canyon Reservoir and may take some time to fully extinguish.
Park City attorney and small business owner John Greenfield filed last-minute paperwork with the city this week to enter the race for city council. The 42-year-old wants to bring bold ideas to how the city looks at the environment, transit, and housing.
Idaho native Greenfield moved to the Park City area in 2015 with his wife and two children. He runs Black Diamond Grocery Delivery, a service that works with local property management companies, hotels, and residents, and is also a licensed attorney in Utah and Idaho.
The five-mile Slate Creek trail loop, the first dedicated mountain bike trail in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, opens on Saturday with a celebration.
The Slate Creek Trail Grand Opening event, featuring a food truck and the South Summit Trails Foundation trail-builders responsible for the track, runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Yellow Pine parking area east of Kamas.
The Utah School Readiness Board has approved more than $12 million in grant applications for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.
The money will support a mix of private, public, charter, and Head Start schools across the state.
Utah’s Student Readiness initiative aims to expand access to quality preschool education for children ages three to five. It focuses on economically disadvantaged children and English language learners.
The mountain bike, road, and track cycling teams for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics have been officially announced. Local mountain biker Haley Batten qualified for her first Olympic team.
Park City’s Haley Batten qualified for the Tokyo Games after the 22-year-old finished in second at the 2021 ICU World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic last month. The team was officially named by USA Cycling Thursday.