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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Mural

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today, officially announcing a new mural on Main Street. The artwork is on the north side of the visitor center. It depicts many of the outdoor recreation opportunities available in the Heber Valley. This mural is only the first installment of many to come through the Heber City CAMS’ Art in Public Places Initiative. It is a collaborative effort between Heber City, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Alliance for Main Street. Tom Stone, Chairperson of CAMS, opened the…

Heber City Creates Main Street Banner Ordinance

The Heber City Council recently updated the city’s policy regarding banners posted on Main Street’s light posts. This was partially in response to an emotionally-charged, split opinion among local residents concerning Pride banners, which have been allowed on the City’s light posts for the past two years. Heber City Council Member Ryan Stack, an attorney who has worked as a public prosecutor since 2007 and has served on a Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee, explained why the change was necessary. “Last year’s…

Heber to Hold Public Open House

Heber City will be holding an open house on Wednesday for public review of recommendations from the Parks and Trails Committee. The public is invited to attend virtually over Zoom. The meeting will begin at 6pm and again at 7pm, August 26, 2020. The public open house sessions will be recorded and available for viewing afterwards on the Heber City website. The city has been working with an outside consulting organization, Landmark Design, to create a vision for the city’s future parks. They met in January 2020 to begin the…

The Show Must Go On!

The Timpanogos Valley Theater (TVT) is opening its 2020 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat today. It will run in the evenings on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from August 12-22. All evening performances will begin at 7:30 pm. Saturday’s shows will also include an 11:00am matinee. The show was originally scheduled to run in May, but it was postponed due to health concerns. TVT determined in early July that a modified, outdoor performance might be a possibility. Outdoor, socially-distanced…

Art Murals coming to Heber City

CAMS’ Art in Public Places Initiative kicked off this week by launching the first of several huge murals in Heber City. The Community Alliance for Main Street (CAMS) partnered with Heber City and the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce to create the artwork. According to Mayor Kelleen Potter, the murals are “an investment in our downtown. Data shows investing in downtowns brings back great returns, often $3 for every dollar spent.” The inaugural mural will be on the north side of the Heber Valley Visitor’s Center at 475 N.…

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…

Heber Market On Main Cancelled Through June

Another event in the Heber Valley has become a casualty to COVID-19. The Heber Market on Main is cancelled for the month of June. Heber City Manager Matt Brower reported the news to the city council at Tuesday evening’s council meeting. The farmers market and concert in the park usually take place each Thursday evening in the summer. Brower says they hope the event might continue in July or August, although he says that would require modifications such as social distancing and limiting vendors. Brower says he also received…

The Heber Half Run for Autism

Saturday, June 29, 2019 The Heber Half Run for Autism includes a half marathon, a 5k and a half mile All Abilities run. The race takes place on a downhill slope through the gorgeous Heber Valley. Finish line festivities include bounce houses, food trucks and the legendary Heber Half blue foam party. The race will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Heber City, Utah. When you’re racing in the Heber Half Run for Autism, you’re racing for a cause. Benefiting Kids On the Move’s Autism Center, this race is one that

Comment Period Extended As Heber Residents Voice Concerns With Proposed Bypass Route

The Heber Valley Corridor Comment period has been expanded to March 20th. As we’ve reported Heber City, UDOT and Wasatch County held a public open house to unveil recommended alignment of a future US 40 and US 189. The meeting on February 20th also released the results and recommendations from the Heber City Main Street study. Since then Heber residents have been providing feedback to the government entities about the proposal. The comment period was scheduled to close on March 6th but has been extended two weeks through