Heber Market 2020 Begins Thursday

Thanks to some very dedicated leaders of Heber City, the Heber Market on Main will be going forward this year! The kickoff event will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020, from 6-8:30 pm, at the Main Street Park. It will include food trucks, live music, contests, and prizes. And, exclusively for 2020, there will also be physical distancing, sanitizing, and a face mask contest thrown in. After the event came to a close last year, the city decided to recreate it into a world-class event, with a new website and a new brand.…

Midway to Host 4th of July Celebration

The Midway Boosters are holding an Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2020, and everyone is invited! Activities will include a drive-by parade, a radio broadcast, and fireworks originating from Memorial Hill. The City of Midway is encouraging people to watch the fireworks from their vehicles, if possible. Booster members Randy Bradley and his wife Annie are in charge of the event. They knew they couldn’t have the traditional Midway celebration because of the coronavirus. “We came up with a plan where we wouldn’t have…

“A Night of Thanks” for First Responders

The Karl Malone Team held a free dinner event on Friday night to show the community’s gratitude for Wasatch County’s First Responders. “A Night of Thanks” included dinner and prizes donated from multiple local businesses. The Fire Department, Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, Utah Highway Patrol, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Search and Rescue were invited, along with their families, to attend. The event was created by Amy Madsen, who is the wife of Karl Malone’s local partner, Andy Madsen. Amy’s son is a…

The Classics Come to Heber

Heber City hosted a popular Car Show on Saturday, June 27, 2020. The “Back to the 50’s” Car Show was held at Heber City Park and included music and awards. JC Hackett, radio personality for Oldies station KCPX, was the organizer, and this is his 27th year hosting the Heber City show. The proceeds from the show will go to charities, including The Alzheimer’s Foundation and the Utah 1033 Foundation for families of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers. Some accommodations were made due to the current COVID pandemic. For example,…

Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox Visits Wasatch County

The lieutenant governor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Spencer Cox, along with his running mate Utah Senator Deidre Henderson, stopped by the Spin Cafe in Heber City on Wednesday to meet with local residents. The event provided an opportunity for Cox and Henderson to discuss issues important to Wasatch County. Cox also visited the Kohler Dairy Farm earlier in the day. A native of rural Fairview, Utah, Cox has made it a goal to visit each of Utah’s 248 cities and towns during his campaign for governor. He currently…

Red Light, Green Light, GO!

One of the city’s busiest intersections is becoming much safer. A new traffic light is being added to 100 South and 300 West. This road is also State Highway 113 and is managed by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). The department has been doing a “warrant study” to determine if there was a need in that location, and their analysis showed that the stoplight was necessary to maintain the safety of the road. UDOT is also adding left-turn lanes on 100 South and crosswalks in all four directions. “These added safety…

A Colorful Display Of Heber City Unity

Heber City has officially put out its welcome mat for the summer! This past Saturday, the Community Alliance for Main Street (CAMS) organized its Heber City Annual Spring Planting. CAMS has made its mission to “restore and improve our beloved historic Main Street.” The non-profit is required to work with the significant limitations of being on a state highway, but Main Street is still the face of Heber City to visitors, and CAMS is working towards supporting local businesses and Heber’s economy by creating a unique and…

The Provo River

By Karyn Bates Anderson “A river is more than an amenity; it is a treasure. It offers a necessity of life that must be rationed among those who have power over it.” A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT This statement by Oliver Wendall Holmes Jr. (Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court) is as true today as it was in 1922. Of all the majestic landforms in the Heber Valley the Provo River, flowing silently along, yet changing everything in its path, is a significant game-changer. The river is a consistent and necessary…

The Homestead

In a small little area of the world, over 10,000 years ago, snow melted in the Wasatch Mountains running through cracks and fissures in the ground until it reached 2 miles under the surface. It then began to heat and rise back up, bringing minerals with it. Eventually, that process created what is now known as the Homestead Crater. Midways Natural Wonder The Homestead is one of the most unique properties in Utah and has received well-deserved attention for over 125 years. Maria and Simon Schneitter originally built…