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Video Roundup: Fatal avalanche accident on Lone Peak, counterfeit money bust, county buys $17.5M Skullcandy building

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2 skiers dead, 1 rescued after avalanche on Lone Peak

Two skiers tragically died in an avalanche near Little Cottonwood Canyon’s Lone Peak Summit on Thursday, May 9, and a third was rescued. Despite the skiers being experienced and well-equipped, the hazardous conditions in the area proved fatal after a recent heavy snowfall and strong winds. The surviving skier managed to call for help after being partially buried. Rescue efforts were hindered by the dangerous terrain, but the recovery effort to bring back the bodies of the two men who lost their lives is now complete.

Counterfeit money bust leads to police standoff at Silver Summit Sinclair

There was a significant police presence at the Sinclair gas station in Silver Summit on Tuesday, May 7, due to the presence of suspects involved in a counterfeit money investigation. After authorities responded to the scene, an adult male was found hiding in an RV trailer on-site. With assistance from multiple law enforcement agencies, four individuals were taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine and other charges. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that negotiations via telephone led to the surrender of the suspect without any monetary transactions occurring.

Summit County Council approves purchase of Skullcandy building for $17.5 million

The Summit County Council unanimously voted to approve the purchase of the Skullcandy headquarters in Kimball Junction on Thursday, May 9. The building will serve as the new home for county offices, currently housed in the Sheldon Richins Building. The $17.5 million purchase will be funded by sales tax bonds, with additional funds estimated for renovations. The deal also includes an optional easement agreement for a new public road leading to the Utah Olympic Park.

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