January 12, 2021
If you are a K-12 teacher or a Utahn age 70 or older, call the Salt Lake County Health Department at 385-468-4100 on Wednesday, January 13th at 8 AM or visit https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/vaccine/ to request an appointment for January 19th-23rd. Appointments will be limited to available doses and more appointments will be available as the Health Department recieves more vaccine. Visit https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/vaccine/ for more information about the vaccine and this vaccination program.
COVID-19 vaccine availability and accessibility is evolving rapidly as of mid-January 2021. The Town of Alta will provide updates as we learn more.
November 16, 2020
Click here to read a message from Mayor Sondak written on November 16, 2020, on the state of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and the effects it will have on the Alta community during the upcoming ski season.
November 9, 2020
Governor Gary Herbert issued an executive order on November 8th applying new restrictions across the State of Utah as COVID-19 transmission surges, threatening the Utah health care system and public health and safety for all Utahns. The order enacts the following restrictions.
-The entire state is under a mask mandate.
-Limit casual social gatherings to household-only until November 23, 2020.
-Put all youth and high school extracurricular activities, including athletic and intramural events, on hold for the duration of the order.
-Require students enrolled at public and private colleges and universities, who either live on campus or attend at least one in-person class per week, to be tested for COVID-19 weekly.
Click here to read the order, which is in effect until November 23rd.
Click here to visit the Utah Coronavirus Website page on the new order.
October 15, 2020
On Tuesday October 13, Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced a new framework of public health guidelines and restrictions intended to curtail the spread of COVID-19. This new approach replaces the previous “color-coded” phased guidelines, and it applies restrictions on a county-by-county basis based upon new case rates, test positivity rates, and ICU utiliziation. The new restrictions went into effect today for individuals and will be in effect October 18th for businesses
Click here to visit the Utah Coronavirus Website, and click here to view the new guidelines, and click here to view the order that implements the new guidlines.
October 8, 2020
Join the Town of Alta and Ennead Architects for a virtual public meeting on October 15th from 5:00-7:00 PM to learn about progress toward a vision, program, and preliminary design concepts for the future Town of Alta Community Center. The meeting will take place on the Zoom online meeting platform. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and answering your questions. We’ll be joined by Contour Group who will speak briefly summarizing their avalanche analysis.
For more information on the community center project, visit www.altacommunitycenter.com, and see below for information about how to participate in next weeks Zoom meeting.
October 15, 2020 5:00 – 7:00 PM MST
Meeting ID: 969 3316 9600 Passcode: 578745
October 5, 2020
On Saturday, October 3rd, an Alta Post Office employee notified the Town of Alta they received a positive result from a test for COVID-19. The Town closed the facility immediately and a specialized contractor sanitized the facility on October 4th. Please see this notice to Alta postal customers, which is posted at the Alta Post Office, for more information.
August 17, 2020
A Stage 1 Fire Restriction is in effect on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest until further notice. Under the restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are allowed only in developed campgrounds. The restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles, buildings, in developed campgrounds, or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. Using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are clear of flammable materials. Further restrictions may be applied as conditions change.
04-19-458 Signed Stage 1 Fire Restricion Order
04-19-458 Fire Restriction Map
Fire Restrictions News Release
August 12, 2020
The Town of Alta hired Ennead Architects to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a community center facility in Alta. The project will be ongoing through September 2020. For more information on the project and to provide input, please visit the project website here: https://www.altacommunitycenter.com/
August 6, 2020
The Unified Fire Authority (UFA) Wildland Fire Fuels Crew will be in Alta the week of August 10th to provide the services of a woodchipper to process piles of excess wildfire fuels collected from properties in Alta. Property owners must notify Chris Cawley at Ccawley@townofalta.com that they will have a pile for chipping, and the pile must be ready for chipping by 7 AM on Monday August 10th. Click here for a brochure from the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands with instructions for how to build piles; please note that UFA’s chipper can process logs up to 15″ in diameter. Click here for a brochure from UFA with instructions for preparing your property for wildfires, and a QR code you can use to track hours you’ve spent mitigating fire hazard on your property; this can help the Town apply for hazard mitigation grant funding.