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Lone Peak Public Safety audit raises concerns
ALPINE In the wake of a Lone Peak Public Safety District audit (see the story in the October Crossroads Journal), at least one Alpine resident is concerned that increased taxes for the Lone Peak Fire District did not go to fund firefighters as had been expected. Kerry Smith brought the matter up at the October 10 Alpine City Council meeting. In 2011, the city raised taxes to hire additional firefighters, but they were never hired, he said. Smith also said that even though the audit indicate
Snow plow fleet needs an update
HIGHLAND Just as we start dusting off our snow blowers and snow shovels this time of year, cities start looking at how they're going to plow the roads this winter and what shape their equipment is in. On October 3, Highland Operations and Maintenance Director Justin Parduhn gave Mayor Mark Thompson and the city council an update on the city's snow plows. Currently, the city uses five trucks to plow city streets, the newest of which is nine years old. One has to be used exclusively at the
Dog Licensing - A compassionate law
Anyone who has experienced the anxiety, panic and sorrow of having lost a dog understands how important it is to license your pet. Our pets look to us as their owners to provide food, water, shelter, and bring them back home when they have wandered. One of the most basic and effective things we can do for our pets is to license them. A license is an up-to-date, visible identification of your pet that includes many other benefits such as: -Identifies your pets and allows you to be quickly
Full-fledged Fat Cats Fun arriving in Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs - Brace yourselves because "all-out fun" is coming to Saratoga Springs. On October 25, Mayor Miller announced that Fat Cats will build an entertainment center next to the new Smith's Marketplace. Fat Cats, known for their bowling alleys and arcades, is stepping up their game with this entertainment center. The first of its kind in Utah, the 60,000 square foot structure will also include an 8-screen movie theater, virtual reality experiences, and a food court. As an added bonu
Signal planned for 800 West/Pony Express Parkway intersection
Saratoga Springs The city has taken the first steps toward installing a traffic signal at 800 West and Pony Express Parkway. On October 3, the city council approved a purchase agreement with the LDS church for $50,000 for a right of way to install the signal over church-owned property adjacent to the intersection. The signal installation is part of the interlocal agreement between Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain for the widening of Pony Express Parkway from Redwood Road to Porters Cr
Eagle Mountain couple celebrate 50th anniversary
Julianna and Stephen Sheldrake of Eagle Mountain celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary November 11, Veteran's Day, among the Red Cliffs of Moab. A place the native Californians have frequented on several anniversaries since moving to Utah in 1999. The Sheldrakes met while Steve was in the Marine Corp stationed in California and were "pen pals" during the Vietnam War. The couple have 3 children, 2 sons and a daughter and 3 grandchildren, 2 granddaughters and a grandson living in Lehi and E
Cedar Hills inventories its roads
Cedar Hills City officials have come up with a plan to manage the city's pavement system, or street network, within the community. The hope is that by inventorying those pavements, they can be better maintained in a more cost-effective way and problems can be addressed quickly. The city recently contracted with iWorQ Systems Inc. to update their pavement management process. They presented their report to the city council on Oct. 17. Local governments are required by law to maintain an in
Christmas festivities at the Lehi Senior Center
The Lehi Senior Center has a Christmas party planned and a Christmas lights excursion planned for the month of December! Do you love to see the sparkling Christmas lights but hate driving at night? Join the senior center Thursday, December 7, when they take their senior bus out from 5:00-9:00 p.m.! They will get dinner and see the light displays at Spanish Fork, Salem Ponds, and local houses near the Senior Center! Price is $4 per person and does NOT include dinner. Call Jessie Jones to regis
Lone Peak Police create safe exchange area
The Lone Peak Police Department has designated an area in front of their police department as a Safe Exchange Location. The area is located in the west parking lot between the Highland City Building and the police department and is marked with a sign(see above pictures). It is available for anyone who needs a safe place to complete transactions from websites such as KSL, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook swap pages etc.... Surveillance cameras will monitor the area 24 hours a day. . This area w
Ring in the season with hometown celebrations
Just about every community in northern Utah County has found a way to celebrate the season. Some of this year's activities are much-loved traditions while others are brand-new. ALPINE A community celebration to welcome Santa to Alpine, hosted by the Alpine Youth Council will be held on Monday, November 27, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Legacy Park north pavilion. Watch them turn on the Alpine City Christmas lights and enjoy a visit with Santa. Children can bring their letters to Santa (be sure to


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