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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…

Wasatch County Orders Supplies To Re-Distribute To County Businesses

Wasatch County has ordered cleaning and protective supplies to aid local businesses impacted by COVID-19. The county plans to make the supplies available as the community prepares for a gradual reopening of activity. At a special Wasatch County Council meeting on Tuesday County Manager Mike Davis reported the county had ordered 50,000 surgical masks to arrive in the early part of May. Davis says although suppliers could not guarantee a date, the county did lock in a price on the masks in response to daily rising of costs.…

Wasatch County Issues New Health Order

The new order issued by the Wasatch County Health Department follows the Governor's directive issued Friday that state parks be open to residents outside of the county. While the health department has opened the state parks, they are not encouraging travelers to come into the county. Park playground equipment is closed but public lands are otherwise available for residents to use for recreation. The order also encourages residents to wear masks when they do leave their homes and go someplace such as the store where they…

Wasatch County Officials Prepare For Gradual Reopening Of Local Economy

Wasatch County leadership is working on the next phase in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During an update to the Wasatch County Council, Health Department Director Randall Probst compared the county response to COVID-19 to a light bulb being dimmed down. Now he says they’re preparing to make gradual adjustments to brighten the metaphorical bulb. “We started working with some of our businesses to start to identify what it’s going to look like as we start turning up that switch,” Probst explained. “It’s not going…

Rent Deferment Offers Options For Tenants And Landlords

With the end of the month coming up many renters are unsure of what their options are if they’ve experienced a decrease in income. Options exist for landlords and tenants in the form of rent deferment. With the end of the month coming up many renters are unsure of what their options are if they’ve experienced a decrease in income. Options exist for landlords and tenants in the form of rent deferment or rent reduction. Heber resident Jeff Daybell is a lawyer with a private practice, he also works for the Utah State Bar,…

Wasatch County Upgraded To Stay At Home Order

Wasatch County Council announced the upgrade to a Stay at Home Monday afternoon, The order goes into effect April 1st at 7:00 am. Wasatch County Health Department Director Randall Probst read the announcement. The meeting was streamed live at council chambers. You can find a link to the stream here. The whole order can be read here. Non-essential businesses and operations are ordered to cease. definition of essential vs. non-essential businesses can be found in the order. The order says residents can only leave…

Wasatch County Exploring New Affordable Housing Program For County Employees

Wasatch County Council is considering a new program to provide affordable housing for essential county employees. The effort may help sheriff’s deputies, public works employees and others obtain housing in the increasingly expensive Heber Valley. The council heard about the Shared Appreciation Mortgage or SAM program at the county council meeting on February 5th. Wasatch County Assistant County Manager Dustin Grabau explains what the new program would do. “We’re talking about a shared appreciation mortgage programs for…