Wasatch County Clerk-Auditor Brent Titcomb Passes Away

Wasatch County Clerk-Auditor Brent Titcomb passed away Thursday evening, March 14th.

Wasatch County shared the news of the passing of Wasatch County Clerk-Auditor Brent Titcomb on Thursday evening after a lengthy illness. County Manager Mike Davis shared his condolences.

“Well Brent, he was an amazing county Clerk-Auditor,” Davis shared. “He first and foremost always wanted his office to be of a professional nature, but he also was so concerned about making sure people had their questions answered and were served correctly. You will always hear that people just almost always said that Brent is the kindest, nicest person I’ve ever met, and he truly was. He ran his office that way, he was very efficient and did a great job. He’ll be missed. He’ll be very very missed.”

Social media posts informing the community of his passing had over a hundred comments of people expressing condolences. In addition to working for the county, Titcomb also worked at Lee’s Market. He spoke to KPCW ahead of his re-election last November. He expressed his desire to continue to serve Wasatch County.

“I have an interest in the county,” Titcomb expressed in October 2018. “I want to still represent the voters in Wasatch County and help them daily as they come into the office. I have been honored to be able to serve the people of Wasatch County and it’s just a desire I have to continue to do that and to help the citizens to be able to vote to be able to see all the things that go on in the office. The transparency in our financials if anyone has questions, we’ve always been here to show people or explain what’s going on with budgets and whatever it might be. I feel that I enjoy what I do, I like coming to work and I want to continue to do that.”

Davis said that Titcomb continued to work up through last week.

Davis said that county employees will continue to run the office until the Republican Party and County Council name an appointment in the interim.

Read the original story at KPCW.org.

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese held their 2nd annual Ice Sculptures Exhibition this weekend. Several local businesses sponsored the sculptures being displayed. There were also two different ice carving demonstrations. The event was free to the public.

The annual event began last year when Carolee Kohler saw ice sculpting on a Hallmark movie and thought it would be a fun idea for their farm. They are also considering a woodcarving event.

According to Lindsey Strother, social media and events coordinator, each sculpture takes between 1-3 hours to carve. “We contacted Amazing Ice Creations back in November, and we reached out to local companies to sponsor the ice sculptures,” she said. “Yesterday morning around 9 am, they came in a massive truck and dropped them all off for us, and we set them up.”

Along with the ice sculptures, sponsors receive a sign and canopy for the display and social media marketing. The sponsors decide what they want to have sculpted. After the event, they can take the ice sculptures and display them at their businesses. The creations normally last a couple of weeks. Some will be left in the field and can be viewed throughout the week.

The ice this year included Olaf, company logos, animals, and other items. Darron Kingston, the sculptor, has carved ice for over 10 years with his dad. According to Kingston, “I like sculptures that give me a challenge. Here, for example, my favorite was the lumberjack.” One of his favorite past creations was a 9-foot bear.

Grant Kohler, owner of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, explained, “We decided to do something that was free and something that people could just get out and come and enjoy. Especially this year with Covid, it seems like Januarys are slow months. People are looking for things to be able to get outside and do.” He continued, “Businesses pay in and buy the sculptures, we have them sculpted, and then we just let people come and enjoy them.” Kohler estimated around 3,000 to 4,000 people will stop by the event.

The dairy farm also offers cheese-making classes and tours of their new robotic barn. “The tours are everyday except Sunday,” according to Kohler. “People hayride over, intermingle with the cows, see the barn and amenities, and watch the cows be milked. The cows will literally go get milked on their own.” Tickets for the tours and other events are available on the Heber Valley Artisan Cheese website: https://hebervalleyartisancheese.com/.