The Town of Alta and Mayor Sondak submitted comments to to UDOT on the Draft Little Cottonwood Canyon Environmental Impact Statement. The public comment period on the Draft EIS closes Friday, September 3rd.
July 27, 2021
Unified Fire Authority is offering home assessments and chipper days to Alta homeowners. To sign up for a home assessment, click here to access a form. To participate in chipper days, stack a pile of excess fuels material on your property at a location a vehicle can access before Monday morning, August 2nd. Click here for a brochure that describes how to stack piles for the wood chipper.
July 16, 2021
The Utah Department of Transportation recently released the Draft Little Cottonwood Canyon Environmental Impact Statement including two preferred alternatives for a proposed transportation project to improve safety, reliability, and mobility on SR-210 from Cottonwood Heights to Alta. Visit the project website here for all materials related to the Draft EIS, or see below for highlights:
- DEIS Executive Summary
- LCC EIS – PPSL Fact Sheet
- Enhanced bus alternative factsheet (w/o widening)
- Gondola B factsheet
- Key observation points for buses
- Key observation points for gondola
- Comparison of impacts and considerations across all alternatives
- Virtual hearing guide
- Register to speak at the virtual hearing
A comment period on the EIS is open until September 3rd. UDOT is hosting a virtual public hearing to recieve official comments on the Draft EIS and preferred alternatives on Tuesday, July 20th at 6 PM. Those wishing to provide an official comment must register in advance. Visit the project website to register and find a link to the Zoom meeting.
The Town of Alta urges Alta community members to review the EIS materials and provide official comments to UDOT. For information about how to provide effective comments on an EIS, click here.
May 20, 2021
The Town of Alta and Snowbird will host the 40th Annual Little Cottonwood Canyon Clean Up Day on June 15th. The event is open to Alta and Snowbird residents, employees, and their families. Sign up through your employer, at the Alta Post Office, or by contacting Chris Cawley at Ccawley@townofalta.com. Please sign up by May 28th to recieve a free commemorative T-Shirt. For more information about the event including a schedule, click here.
May 19, 2021
Click here to read a message from Mayor Sondak about the state of the COVID-19 Pandemic, parking in Alta, and the Town of Alta Community Center Feasibility Study.
February 25, 2021
The State of Utah is expanding access to COVID-19 vaccine to individuals under 50 years old and individuals with qualifying underlying medical conditions. Visit the Salt Lake County Health Department website to learn more about the timeline of this eligibility, the list of qualifying medical conditions, and to schedule an appointment.
The Salt Lake County Health Department launched a new website at https://thisisourshot.com/ as part of its drive to promote COVID-19 vaccine availability and encourage eligible residents to recieve the vaccine.
February 22, 2021
Utahns age 65 and older can recieve the COVID-19 vaccine through their local health department. If you live in Salt Lake County, visit the Salt Lake County Health Department Website at https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/vaccine/seniors/ to make an appointment.
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.