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Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

Heber named among Top 10 small U.S. towns

The Wasatch County city popped up at No. 8 on Livability.com's list, behind Los Alamos, N.M.; Northfield, Minn.; Lebanon, N.H.; Hood River, Ore.; Port Angeles, Wash.; Glenwood Springs, Colo.; and Spearfish, S.D. Heber's "low crime rate, good schools and excellent health-care system attract families to the area and help the town lay claim to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, Heber, UT

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Deseret News

Farmers in 5 Utah counties qualify for drought assistance

Wasatch County farmers are eligible for disaster assistance as the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated the county as a primary natural disaster area due to recent drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Park Record

Arts-Kids readies online fundraiser and auction

Corrine Humphrey's "Take the Leap" will be one of the artworks that are in the Arts-Kids online fundraiser and auction.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Summit County, UT, Uintah, UT, Whiterocks, UT, Fort Duchesne, UT

Park Record

Tom Clyde: Just say 'om'

The Rainbow Family gathering is about over now. They had their big moment on the 4th of July when they all join hands and say "om."

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Related Topix: Heber, UT, Burning Man, Arts, Woodland, UT, Park City, UT, Opinion

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KSL-TV

Man charged in year-long child porn investigation

A Heber City man who was the target of a year-long child pornography investigation now faces criminal charges and has been arrested.

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Related Topix: Heber City, UT

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KSL-TV

3 more men charged as Rainbow Family leaves Utah

Rainbow Family members may be filtering out of the Heber Valley after the Friday peak of their annual gathering, but Wasatch County authorities say some of them continue to get into trouble with the law.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Utah Business

Heber City Ranks as the Safest City in Utah by Movoto

In a recent study by Movoto Real Estate, Heber City came out on top as the safest city in Utah.

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Related Topix: Heber City, UT

Fri Jul 04, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Thousands pray for peace at Rainbow Family fest

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Heber City, UT

ABC News

Thousands Pray for Peace at Rainbow Family Fest

About 8,000 members of counterculture group the Rainbow Family have arrived in eastern Utah for the annual gathering's final celebration, officials from the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.

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Related Topix: Heber City, UT

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Rainbow Family aspires to create 'sacred' space in Utah woods

West Fork of the Duchesne River a Robert Calvin Gordon III, seated comfortably in his wheelchair and clutching an old wooden mandolin, is describing the plot of his first, only and still-to-be-published novel.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Heber City, UT, Prison

Park Record

A classic pairing of Food and Wine in Park City

The Park City Food and Wine Classic is designed to get participants get active outdoors while enjoying artisan foods, wines and beers.

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Related Topix: Park City, UT, Summit County, UT

Park Record

Mable Sundstrom, approaching 100, still lively

Mable Sundstrom, who willl turn 100 years old next month, plans to ride on a float in Park City's Fourth of July parade.

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Related Topix: Park City, UT, Summit County, UT, Francis, UT

KSL-TV

Electronic monitor, restitution ordered for man in fraud case

A Wasatch County man who claimed to be a Park City police officer and a Special Forces soldier has been ordered to wear an electronic ankle monitor and pay restitution to the Heber City car dealerships he defrauded.

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Related Topix: Heber City, UT

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Thousands attend Utah counterculture fest

A graying man clad in a towering rainbow top hat and neon sunglasses raised a sunflower high above his head in a circle of three dozen listeners.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Heber City, UT

ABC News

Thousands Attend Utah Counterculture Fest

A graying man clad in a towering rainbow top hat and neon sunglasses raised a sunflower high above his head in a circle of three dozen listeners.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Heber City, UT

KSL-TV

Rainbow Family gathering maxing out local jail, officials say

There have been two deaths, four overdoses, one attempted homicide, and 35 people booked in the county jail from the Rainbow Family event and it's only officially day two of the gathering.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

4,000 arrive for Utah forest counterculture fest

About 4,000 members of a counterculture group known as the Rainbow Family have poured into the woods about 60 miles east of Salt Lake City for an annual festival that culminates in a four-day celebration beginning Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Heber City, UT

Mon Jun 30, 2014

KSL-TV

Man accused in murder-for-hire case demands new lawyer

A Park City man accused of offering an undercover police officer $1,500 to kill his ex-wife's boyfriend wants a new public defender to appointed to represent him.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Jun 29, 2014

KSL-TV

Texas man found dead inside tent at Rainbow Family Gathering

Authorities are investigating the death of a 68-year-old Texas man who was found dead inside his tent at the Rainbow Family Gathering underway in the Uinta National Forest.

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Related Topix: Heber City, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

WTVC

Utah High School Under Fire for Altering Yearbook Photos

The superintendent of the Utah school district where female students' yearbook photos were edited to show less skin says he is only sorry that the school district did not edit students' photos on a more consistent basis.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Heber City, UT

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