Highland freezes application process for new zone
Highland's City Council has put a hold on approving any new developments with an R-1-30 zoning designation for up to six months. In that zone, the average single family residence is 30,000 square-feet per lot. It's a higher density than in the past and one that is giving some residents heartburn. The R-1-30 zone is a relatively new zone which was approved last April. Read More...
February 20, 2017, 3:19 pm
Mardi Gras in full force at the local dollar store
Back in December I patronized the local dollar store just a couple of days before Christmas Eve and found that their Christmas decorations, gifts, and candy had been replaced with those for a holiday nearly two months away—Valentine's Day. Not only that, but in the surrounding areas of the seasonal section of the store could also be found decorations for Saint Patrick's Day, a holiday that was nea
February 17, 2017, 2:27 pmRead More...
The Good Life on Super Bowl Sunday
You and I both know that I am very blessed and live "the good life." However, I feel I am socially awkward. I came to this conclusion the morning of Super Bowl LI. I suddenly realized that I hadn't been invited to a single party. The truth is, I have never been invited to a Super Bowl party. Fifty-one Super Bowls and not one invitation. Do I feel bad? No, not really. I am not a social butterfly.
February 16, 2017, 10:49 pmRead More...
New pressurized irrigation meter fees in Highland
HIGHLAND—Highland's city council has approved a new pressurized irrigation meter fee. They say the new fee is necessary to reflect the cost of providing the services. The city now requires all new homes to install pressurized irrigation meter fees in preparation for an unstipulated time in the future when the city will meter pressurized irrigation. The new fees ($372- ¾-inch meter; $432-1-inch m
February 15, 2017, 3:26 pmRead More...
YMCA bringing the "fun" to Eagle Mountain
"It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A…" is a line from a hit song from yesteryear that was, and continues to be, so pervasive that even little children can be caught singing it. For some of us that grew up near a YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association), hearing the four letters of the famous acronym congers up fond childhood memories. I, personally, remember growing up near a YMCA that was located a c
February 14, 2017, 12:03 pmRead More...
Utah Valley Home and Garden Show has everything for inside and outside of your house
Spring is right around the corner which means it is time to be thinking of what you are going to plant in your garden, or what trees or flowers you will add to your yard. You can get great ideas to help with all your home-needs both inside and outside of your house at the Utah Valley Home and Garden Show on February 24 and 25 at the UCCU Center in Orem. The Utah Valley Home and Garden Show has bee
February 13, 2017, 10:40 amRead More...