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IHC Heber Valley Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2023 Born in Wasatch County

Sawyer Ann Karinen was born at 11:39 p.m. on January 2, 2023. She is the daughter of Clara Vowels and Andrew Karinen, residents of Heber City. Sawyer weighed in at 6 lbs. 5 oz. and is 19 inches long. She is Clara and Andrew’s first child. “I can’t believe she’s mine,” said Clara, Sawyer’s mom. “It was a long day of almost 20 hours of labor, but she’s definitely worth it.” “It’s hard to put into words,” said her father, Andrew. “We’ve both worked in daycares, so we have lots of experience with kids. But they go home at…

Built to Ride

It’s no secret that one of the greatest, most tangible benefits to living in or visiting Wasatch County is the proximity to high-quality, sustainable trails. Whether you consider yourself a hiker, a mountain biker, an equestrian, or just someone looking for great views in Heber Valley — you know our trails are amazing — but have you ever wondered how the trails you use came to be? THE BEGINNING OF IT ALL In 1992, the Mountain Trails Foundation was established in Park City at a time when all local hand-cut trails were…

Putting Growth and Education to the Test

Wasatch County residents have earned what seems like a doctorate in dealing with growth, but channeling change is a never-ending process that seems to be as challenging as the teenage years. Just like that awkward, formative, and stressful stage of life, Wasatch County has a lot of current issues: traffic, taxes, affordable housing, water, air quality, the airport, public safety, and on and on and on. (Take a deep breath — it’s going to be okay.) With growth being the proverbial issue on every local campaign, and education…

Golf in the Wasatch

Once again, it’s that time of year. The remnants of the black snow are melting leaving odds and ends of buried treasures, or bits of trash on the curbs. The birds chirp a little louder in the mornings. And blades of grass are popping up along the fairways. It’s Spring. It’s golf. It’s time. “Golf…is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well”. – P.G.Wodehouse…

Free Rapid Covid-19 Tests offered in Heber

TestUtah will be providing free Covid-19 Rapid Antigen tests in Heber City. The drive-through tests will be available on January 11 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and January 12 from noon to 7:00 pm. The testing center is located at the Wasatch County Events Center. The Antigen tests can be completely processed in only 15-20 minutes. These tests will be provided free to anyone, regardless of symptoms or insurance. Anyone interested in participating in the free testing should go online to www.testutah.com. Participants are asked…

10 Reasons to Love 2020!

Goodbye 2020. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! We have been barraged with negativity about the year 2020. True, there were some bad things that happened this year. Okay, a lot of bad things. However, there’s always another side to the story. 10 reasons to love 2020: 1. The kids got more sleep. Really, sleep has so many health benefits. So, when the kids all came home from school permanently in March, definitely a shocker, they were probably completely sleep deprived from years of waking up at unearthly…

Nutcracker Tea Raises Money for Children’s Justice Center

The Wasatch Dance Center Foundation’s Nutcracker Tea was held December 3-5 as a fundraiser for the Children’s Justice Center (CJC). The foundation normally puts on several benefit performances of the Nutcracker each December. They brought in $14,500 for the CJC in 2019. This year, the full-length show was unable to be performed because of Covid-19 restrictions. Instead, the Nutcracker Tea became a bigger, more involved production, with Zermatt Resort donating their Bernese Event Center. The group performed a 35-minute…

Booming Real Estate

In early March 2020, we all received a crash course on COVID, whether we liked it or not. As quarantine, business shutdowns, and required masks became the new norm; it became abundantly clear how reliant we all truly are on each other. Assessing the four necessities of life became front and center: food, water, clothing, and shelter (and apparently toilet paper).

New Covid Restrictions Mandated for Wasatch County

Utah’s government launched a new “Level of Transmission” index on Tuesday. It will provide a more scientific way for assessing each county’s Covid situation, along with new restrictions created to fight the current rise in cases. Color-coded guidelines are discontinued.  Wasatch County is one of six Utah counties currently on "high transmission" risk. Levels will be reassessed weekly. They are determined by looking at case rates per 100K, percent of test positivity, and statewide ICU usage.   The Governor did not enact…

Free Family Dinner Tonight!

The Wasatch Caring Community Coalition (CCC) is giving out a free dinner tonight at their Family Dinner Drive-Thru event. The annual occurrence is modified this year because of COVID. Participants will drive to the booths, instead of walking, and will pick up dinner supplies to create a spaghetti dinner. The event will run from 5:30-7:00pm, Monday, September 21, at the Wasatch County Event Center. The free family dinner activity is an opportunity for the CCC to not only provide a free dinner, but also to educate the…

Big Hollow Fire at 22% Containment

The Big Hollow Fire continued to rage Friday, as firefighter crews worked tirelessly to protect the town of Daniel. Heber Valley residents watched as huge flames were clearly visible on the mountain Thursday night. Big Hollow Fire had consumed 418 acres and was 22% contained by Friday evening. It began at around 4:30 pm Thursday afternoon, just above the Big Hollow Shooting Range. The specific cause is still under investigation. It was determined to be a human-caused fire, based on lightning maps of the area. Those…

Wasatch County Fair (2020 version) is On!

The Wasatch County Fair will be held August 5-8, 2020. Although this year will be different from past events, the organizers have come up with some unique, safe ideas for family fun! “We have great events and activities planned for Fair Days this year,” says Amaria Scovil, Director of the Wasatch County Recreation Center. “There is a free drive-in movie night with popcorn to kick off the fair on August 5th, and to wrap it up on August 8th, we’re throwing a tailgate concert and BBQ, followed by fireworks.” In between,…

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…
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