April 13, 2017

As many readers have heard by this point, the Alta community has endured a couple of traumatic incidents recently with the unexpected passing of two long-time canyon employees and community members. Alta residents, business operators and property owners, and seasonal and year-round employees should be aware that a variety of services are available throughout Salt Lake County for individuals in need of mental or behavioral health assistance; click here to learn more.

March 22, 2017

The US Forest Service is taking public comment on a proposal to develop a utility corridor that would serve the Patsy Marley Hill Subdivision. The proposal also includes the widening and partial paving of the existing Albion Basin Summer Road. Click here to read the scoping notice, which includes instructions to provide comments. Click here to review a variety of documents related to the proposal. The US Forest Service is taking comments during this scoping period until March 23rd. You can provide comments by downloading this comment form and returning your comments to the Forest Service via email, fax, or regular mail.

Click here to read the Town of Alta’s comment to the Forest Service regarding the proposal. This comment was submitted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.

This proposal is similar to an earlier proposal by the Shrontz Estate to develop a utility corridor and summer road improvements. That proposal was retracted by the Estate and the current proposal has been refined from its original form. The Town of Alta submitted comments on the earlier proposal, which you can read here.

January 25, 2017

The Town of Alta will hold elections for Mayor and two (2) Town Council seats. The seats are “at-large,” meaning they are open to candidates town-wide. Each position has a four year term.

Interested residents of the Town of Alta may become candidates by filing a Declaration of Candidacy or Nomination Petition at the Town Clerk’s Office between June 1, 2017 and June 7, 2017, during regular business hours.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. If sufficient candidates file, a primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Candidate packets will be available in May at the Town Clerk’s Office or information may be obtained by calling (801)-363-5105. Information will also be available on the Town of Alta website at

Dated this 25th day of January, 2017,

Kate Black
Town Clerk

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