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Wed/Thurs/Fri, September 19-21, 2018 The Park Record A-3 County Seat COUNTY EDITOR: ANGELIQUE McNAUGHTON 649–9014 EXT. 15712 | Countynews@parkrecord.com Council weary of state’s plan Officials suspicious about request to manage forest ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON The Park Record Some of Summit County’s elected officials are weary of a petition Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s office is preparing that asks for a state-specific version of the U.S. Forest Service rule regarding roadless areas, saying it feels like “another plank in the floor for state control of federal lands.” The Governor’s Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office petition says the administration under former President Bill Clinton did not take into account the state’s “unique forests and needs” when it approved the roadless rule in 2001, according to the governor’s office. The rule establishes prohibitions on the construction of roads and timber harvesting on 58.5 million acres within the national forests, according to the Forest Service. Idaho and Colorado are the only other states with rules specific to the national forests within its boundaries. The U.S. Forest service is currently working with Alaska to establish similar regulations. The governor’s office argues that a state-specific version of the rule would allow the Forest Service to more effectively manage the forest to prevent catastrophic wildfires. Summit County has been asked to review the roadless areas within its jurisdiction and designate them as in one of four categories: primitive, forest restoration, forest stewardship or as an area that should be removed from the roadless rule. Staffers are recommending all of the county’s areas be labeled as forest stewardship or forest restoration areas to allow for temporary or permanent road construction for forest health reasons. While Summit County Council members said they are in favor of creating an avenue for the Forest Service to remove overgrown vegetation and trees that are suffering from infestation, they want assurances that the petition will represent their interests. A brief summary of the management areas shows mineral extraction would be allowed in the forest restoration and forest stewardship areas under the state’s petition, which alarmed County Council member Roger Armstrong. “When I see the state making that recommendation, it is a little suspicious,” said County Councilor Roger Armstrong. “For me, I just want us to be careful if we make a recommendation. That recommendation should be limited to those items that we are most concerned about and that we articulate we regard as important restrictions to leave in place for wilderness areas. “I get worried that we are being pulled into this with a couple of enticements as a way to address forest management,” he added. Armstrong expressed a desire “The state probably has vastly different ideas than us. They are all about local control,” Glenn Wright, Summit County Councilor to limit motorized travel within the areas to to existing routes and remove the ability to allow for mineral extraction. “These are primitive areas and the most sensitive lands,” he said. “Mineral development could be oil and gas. I don’t know if that qualifies, but potentially. It is not well articulated, but it’s buried there. If what we are trying to get to is tree management, then that’s great. But, if there are additional allowances, we need to be clear on that.” County Council Chair Kim Carson shared Armstrong’s apprehension. She said the fact that mineral development is listed under primative management, one of the more restricted areas, is questionable. Summit County has been asked to make a recommendation to the governor’s office by October. But, County Council members questioned whether the county should even participate if the “state is going to do what it wants anyways.” “If we don’t respond, I assume we will get saddled with what the state says,” Armstrong said. “The state may very well slap those labels on and disregard the changes within the definitions that we make. We have to be very strategic and micro manage this.” Sean Lewis, a county planner, said the county’s participation in the process would at least allow officials the opportunity to provide some input. If the Forest Service accepts the state’s petition, a rule-making process would still allow for additional comments. “We understand these definitions are not ideal for Summit County,” he said. “We have defined goals for our wilderness area and want to maintain the balance for recreational and pristine areas. But, the state will do what they will do whether Summit County agrees with them or not. This is our two cents so we can try to have a seat at the table.” Summit County Council member Glenn Wright said it could more be effective if the county worked with the local district rangers to come up with a recommendation based on how they think the area should be managed, while eliminating the possibility of mineral extraction. “I think we have a good game plan to take to the state,” Wright said. “But, the state probably has vastly different ideas than us. They are all about local control. Most of the counties to the east and the south will want to redraw the lines. They want to rip up the maps and draw new boundaries. That is not something we are interested in doing. Our main concern is forest fires, health of the forest and the protection of our local watersheds.” Three men from Ogden were arrested last week after leading Summit County Sheriff’s deputies on a vehicle chase that ended in West Valley City, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The incident began when a Summit Park homeowner contacted dispatch after noticing three men had broken into his neighbor’s house and were seen leaving with property, a Sheriff’s Office report states. Deputies located the suspects’ vehicle heading westbound on Interstate 80 past Parleys Summit toward the Salt Lake Valley. Deputies initiated a pursuit and attempted to stop the vehicle, the report states. The vehicle was located in a fenced industrial area and continued to evade deputies for nearly four minutes before it was stopped. Deputies found stolen property and a large amount of marijuana in the vehicle, the report states. The three men were arrested under suspicion of burglary, theft, evading, possession of burglary tools, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement responded to several calls between Monday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 16, including a report from a man who was fraudulently told he owed $40,000 for a mistaken refund. Sunday, Sept. 16 Several items were stolen from two storage units in the Snyderville Basin. An investigation was underway. A man contacted dispatch after noticing the back window of his truck had been shattered by what appeared to be a shot from a BB gun while it was parked on a road in Kamas. Saturday, Sept. 15 No significant incidents were reported. Friday, Sept. 14 Deputies observed a vehicle that was listed as stolen driving down a road in the Kimball Junction area and performed a high-risk stop. The driver, who was identified as the registered owner, told deputies he forgot to report that he had recovered the vehicle. The passenger was arrested for outstanding warrants and under suspicion of a possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thursday, Sept. 13 A vehicle traveling the wrong way down a street in the Kimball Junction area almost hit a patrol car. The report alleges the driver was so intoxicated she fell and was unable to perform field sobriety tests. She was arrested for driving under the influence, driving the wrong way down a oneway street, and driving with an expired driver’s license and registration. Employees at a business in the Kimball Junction area contacted dispatch after receiving a counterfeit $20 bill. A utility trailer was stolen from a property in the Basin. Wednesday, Sept. 12 While deputies were responding to a report of a citizen’s dispute at a home in the Basin, a man was arrested for being a felon in possession of a weapon. Dispatch received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Silver Creek area. Deputies BERRETT Fall Special! 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Please visit the Summit County website for instructions regarding grant eligibility and to complete the application. The address for the website is www. summitcounty.org/grants. Sheriff’S report Men arrested after burglary ends in high-speed chase 434 Main Street, Park City Utah 435.655.9505 www.purplesageparkcity.com arrested the driver after discovering she had outstanding warrants. A woman contacted dispatch after realizing her debit card was fraudulently used at two stores in the Tanger Outlets. An investigation was underway. A man who lives in the Kimball Junction area contacted dispatch after he was involved in a scam to collect money. The man was told he was fraudulently given a refund for $40,000 and was asked to return the money via a cashier’s check. He sent the check before he realized it was a scam, but placed a stop payment on it. Employees at a business in Kimball Junction contacted dispatch about parking problems related to two vehicles. One of the vehicles was stolen from Wasatch County and placed on hold for the owner. While deputies were investigating a potential domestic violence incident at a home in the Kimball Junction area, they discovered one of the witnesses had two outstanding warrants. Deputies searched the man and found a syringe containing a substance that tested positive for heroin. He was arrested under suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. Tuesday, Sept. 11 Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident between a man and a woman at a home in Henefer. The man was arrested under suspicion of assault, two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child and criminal mischief. Monday, Sept. 10 Life jackets and fishing tackle were taken from a vehicle while it was parked on a road in the Basin. For additional information, contact Anita Lewis, at (435) 336-3220, (435) 615-3220 or (435) 783-4451 ext 3220. 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