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Ownership of trail transfers from feds to Saratoga Springs
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- The city has agreed to take over ownership of the Lakeshore Trail. The 7.012-acre trail adjacent to Wiltshire Estates and the Saratoga Springs sub area, alongside Utah Lake has been owned by the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands. The trail has been built by various developments over the years and now FFSL wants the city to be responsible for its maintenance. As such, on December 5, the city council agreed to enter into a memorandum of understanding with FFS
Hydraulics repair company gets the go-ahead
CEDAR FORT After the owner was able to pull together the required water rights, on October 24, the town council approved zoning and a water connection for property owned by Scott McLachlan who is selling the former IFA building on the corner of 220 East and Station Road to a hydraulics repair company. Initially, the application ran into problems when repair company representatives, who are not locals, did not have any understanding of Utah's water share requirements for development. At that
Property rights ombudsman says Cedar Hills officials acted improperly
CEDAR HILLS An opinion issued by the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman says that Cedar Hills officials overstepped their bounds in imposing several conditions on a developer who applied for a conditional use permit. It all stems from an April 20, 2013, application from Cedar Hills Farm Land for a conditional use permit to develop what was initially supposed to be a five-story senior living facility, Rosegate at Cedar Hills, at about 4600 West Cedar Hills Drive. As the application w
Build Your Own Date-Night
So it's Friday night again and the babysitter is coming any minute. You look at your significant other with great hope and ask, "What should we do tonight?" Much to your chagrin your attractive counterpart responds lethargically, "I don't know, what do you want to do?" The reply is dreaded because you asked what he/she wanted to do because you haven't a clue yourself. Are you fated for another fallback date? I've got your date-night back my friend; the answer is simple and possibly hanging ou
Highland and Alpine hope to study transportation gridlock
ALPINE City officials are in the process of applying for a Mountainland Association of Governments grant to perform a traffic study. While such studies are common, this study, if approved, will be a little different: it will study the impacts of Alpine's future traffic on Highland City roads. Although Alpine is in and will continue to be in growth mode for several years, the community is basically landlocked. Most of Alpine's traffic has to travel on Highland surface streets to access the A
Free in-person tax preparation service at the Lehi Senior Center
Looking for tax help? Register today for a FREE, in-person Tax Preparation Service provided by AARP. This service is free for anyone (see return limitations listed below). Volunteers from AARP will be at the Lehi Senior Center on Tuesday, February 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Appointments are available every 20 minutes starting at 9:00 a.m. You MUST register ahead of time for this service. Register TODAY by coming into the senior center, or calling 385-201-1065. The AARP foundations tax-aide
Saratoga Springs makes mid-year budget adjustments
Saratoga Springs The city council recently approved several mid-year adjustments to the budget. State statute requires that cities amend their budgets to appropriate or account for funds for increased/decreased expenditures. While budget adjustments are made throughout the year, most cities formally present updated information to their councils in November or December. In Saratoga Springs, the most significant adjustment was to the water department's capital fund where the city shifted f
Experience a winter wonderland at Ice Castles in Midway
Even though there is very little snow in the valley, there is someplace where you can go to enter a winter wonderland not too far from home ... Ice Castles in Midway. Ice Castles is a magical outdoor winter activity about 30 minutes up Provo Canyon. Within an acre of land, Ice Castles is a magical winter walk-through that features: tall wintry ice towers, two ice slides, ice-carved tunnels, fountains, frozen thrones, all embedded with LED color lights. In order to make your visit more enjo
Northern Utah County Notes
On January 3, the County Commission approved several voting district boundary changes, resulting in the creation of five new precincts in Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain and Lehi. BYU Young Ambassadors present benefit concert with Lone Peak choirs The BYU Young Ambassadors will join the Lone Peak High School choirs for a benefit concert on Saturday, February 3, at 7 p.m. in the Lone Peak High School auditorium, 10189 N. 4800 W., Highland. Proceeds will benefit the Lone Peak High School ch
What to Netflix
One of THE most obnoxious things about Netflix is the sneaky hours you find yourself spending not actually watching anything, but looking for something to watch. The other obnoxious thing is watching that first episode or two only to realize that particular show just is NOT for you. Here's a list of Netflix TV Shows that are some of my favorites or popular favorites of trusted sources and are NOT rated TV-MA. For the Thrill of It: Supernatural (can be pretty spooky) Stranger Things (Loooo


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