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Cedar Fort to pursue Land Patent
by Charlynn Anderson The Cedar Fort Mayor and Town Council unanimously voted to pursue patenting seven acres of BLM land at the Town Council meeting on April 12, 2018. The Town is currently leasing 12.5 acres of land from the Federal Bureau of Land Management. Mayor David Gustin said that it would be wise for the town to secure ownership of that parcel because the Cedar Fort Community Center is located there. Since Cedar Fort has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant to remodel
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No more motorized vehicles in Lambert Park
ALPINE The city council has voted to close Lambert Park to motorized vehicles permanently. On April 24, in a 3-2 vote, the city council voted to close the park to motorized vehicles except for service vehicles, emergency access and allowing public motorized access on improved roads to the Bowery and Rodeo Grounds. Last July the city council banned motorized vehicles in the park for six months after it was determined that a fire in a wilderness area had been caused by target shooters who
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Round up your family and head on over to Lehi for a good time
LEHI This year's city celebration, the Lehi City Round-Up, planned for Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, July 1, will have all of the much-loved traditional events including the Round-Up Rodeo. Most of the activities this year will be held at Wines Park. Fifth-generation Lehi residents Stan and Peggy Lewis have been named grand marshals of the 2018 celebration. Their families both settled in Lehi in the early 1850s. Both were born in the Lehi Hospital and attended Lehi Elementary, Lehi Jr. High a
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Fairfield makes plans for new city hall/museum
FAIRFIELD At its April 12 meeting, Mayor Brad Gurney told the town council that to move forward with the town hall/museum plans, the town needs to vacate the right-of-way from 1540 and approximately 1840 West on the west side of the Camp Floyd State Park Commissary near the creek. The mayor said there will need to be a retention pond/ditch behind the building to avoid any runoff or flooding to the surrounding properties. Gurney said he is hoping that construction of the building can begin i
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Camp Floyd Manager Mark Trotter Retires
by Charlynn Anderson Outfitted in his striking blue Civil War-era Union Army uniform, Mark Trotter became the face of Camp Floyd State Park during his nearly eighteen years as Park Manager. His photo is still featured on the Camp Floyd section of the Utah State Parks website. Trotter retired on April 1, 2018, taking with him a multitude of memories and leaving a legacy of educational programs and activities that share the unique history of Camp Floyd. Trotter began managing Camp
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Round Up Rodeo Queen to head up city celebration
Caption: Lehi Round-Up Rodeo 2018 royalty, from left, First Attendant Shawnee Harward; Queen Katelyn Huffman; Second Attendant Autumn Patterson. Photo/ Whitney Thomas Photography LEHI The royalty has been chosen for the city's upcoming annual Lehi Round-Up Rodeo which will be held June 28 to 30. The young women competed in interviews, modeling, impromptu speeches and a horsemanship competition on April 14. Miss Lehi Round-Up Rodeo 2018, Katelyn Huffman, is from Fort Duchesne. She is cu
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Town looks to improve cemetery road
CEDAR FORT The cemetery was a major point of discussion during the town council's April meeting. A survey conducted by the town last year indicated that of 93 households surveyed, 39 of them want the cemetery road restored to its original state while 44 would like to have grass available and 19 would like the timbers straightened and to have gravel put in. Of the respondents, 46 have family members buried in the cemetery. (Twenty-four homeowners declined to make any comment). Mayor Da
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VFW makes presentations to American Fork city and business
AMERICAN FORK At a recent city council meeting Veterans of Foreign Wars representative Craig Thorne presented a plaque to the local Sports Clips in recognition of their service to veterans. Last October and November, the American Fork store participated in an annual national Sports Clips fundraiser Help a Hero which provides scholarships for service members and veterans to use at post-secondary schools and trade schools. The American Fork store was third in the nation in donations collec
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Cedar Fort Hires New Treasurer
By Charlynn Anderson Cedar Fort town officials approved Ashley Cook as the new Town Treasurer at the March 17 council meeting. Cook replaces former treasurer Autumn Blackner who resigned in February. Cedar Fort Mayor David Gustin said that he and Town Councilman Richard Stark had interviewed Cook and found that her qualifications would be an excellent fit for the position. Before taking a vote on the appointment, Gustin allowed the rest of the Town Council to ask Cook questions. In r
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Volunteers honored in Highland
Caption: Mayor Pro Tempore Brian Braithwaite ( left) presents Highland City Arts Council Director Shauna Larson with an award for her service HIGHLAND City officials recently recognized two local volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 15 to 21. At the April 17 city council meeting, Mayor Pro Tempore Brian Braithwaite presented Highland City Arts Council Director Shauna Larson with an award for her service over the past seven years. "Shauna Larson has been integral in
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