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Courtney Johnson named principal of Eagle Mountain's new high school
In March 2017, the Alpine School District broke ground for the construction of a new high school in Eagle Mountain. In the process of getting things geared up for the construction, the school district selected Courtney Johnson as the new principal for the currently un-named high school. There have been many questions surrounding the new high school. There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to the new high school and how it will affect the community. But one of these unknowns is not who the p
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Elected Officials Discuss Traffic and Roads
Mayor Pengra (Eagle Mountain), Representative Jefferson Moss, Senator Jacob Anderegg, and Shawn Seager (Director, Metropolitan Planning Organization - Mountainland Association of Governments) had an cottage-type meeting with Stephanie Gricius (EM City Council), and Paula Hill (Alpine School District Board). Senator Anderegg and Representive Moss spent some of the time discussing their currently planned legislative actions, and some of the difficulties they are currently facing in the legislator.
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Easter events planned in northern Utah County
There are Easter activities planned in several eastside cities in April. LEHI Lehi City is sponsoring its first-ever Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 7, at 9 p.m. at Vets Park, 850 W. Main, Lehi. Teens ages 13-18 should show up at 9 p.m. sharp with their flashlights ready to hunt for cash and candy-filled eggs. The city's official annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at Sports Park, 2000 W. 700 S. There will be designated areas by age group
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New High School for Eagle Mountain
The first public hearing of the New Year was held during the January 17 Eagle Mountain city council meeting. The hearing concerned the building of the new Eagle Mountain High School. The high school would involve the rezoning of approximately 45 acres, converting formerly agricultural area into Residential. The proposed property would be located south of Cory Wride Memorial Park, west of Pony Express Parkway. In the Council meeting both the rezoning ordinance and site plan motion were approved b
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Future of Murdock Connector up in the air
Efforts by Highland City and surrounding communities to get an east/west connector road are being stymied by concerns that the location of the proposed road could have a negative impact on the Utah State Developmental Center (USDC). Highland Mayor Mark Thompson said getting an east/west road through the city has been an issue since the city incorporated more than 40 years ago. With a preferred route from 5300 West to North County Blvd., the proposed road, which would be less than a mile long, w
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New maintenance buildings planned for Alpine
The Alpine City Council has approved the site plan for a parks maintenance building to be constructed at 545 E. 300 North. The city held a charette (a planning session where residents and staff work together on a concept) on Dec. 6 to receive input from the neighboring residents. Just one resident attended. Another sent an email. City staff incorporated the residents' suggestions into their proposal, which includes recessing the building into the natural grade to minimize building height, provi
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Finance expert gives Alpine a thumbs up
An annual city audit of Alpine City for fiscal year 2015-16 was recently completed by Greg Ogden, an independent auditor. Ogden found that the city was in good shape. He reported to the Alpine City Council that the city was doing very well financially. The only areas of concern are the water and storm drain funds, which are running at a deficit. The city needs to keep an eye on those, Ogden said. He said that the recent increase in water rates should remedy the problem. The only irregularity h
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Lone Peak Fire District gets mixed reviews in study
Alpine, Highland and Cedar Hills city officials recently got together at the Highland Fire Station to hear the results of a study that measured the effectiveness of the Lone Peak fire department against national and best practices standards. Between the three stations Highland 201, Alpine 202 and Cedar Hills, there is a total of 51 staff members: three battalion chiefs, nine captains, nine engineers and nine firefighters with 18 full-time firefighter/medics or engineer/medics (three of the latt
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New City Administrator and Road Name for Alpine and AF
ALPINE—The city council has appointed Public Works Director and City Engineer Shane Sorenson as the new city administrator. Sorenson has worked for the city since 2001. He graduated from BYU in 1995 with a degree in civil engineering and worked briefly in the private sector before coming to Alpine City. For the time being Sorenson will continue to serve as public works director, working out of the public works department in the mornings and at City Hall as administrator in the afternoons. Sorens
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It's all in the Details at Da Vinci Doors and Detail
At Da Vinci Doors and Detail, it's no mistake that much of their business comes from repeat customers. Their customer-centric approach means people keep coming back for more and telling their friends. Located in Alpine, they have been in business more than 20 years, bringing a unique spin on Old European style furnishings. Though everything looks Old World, all of their handiwork is designed and crafted in the United States. They specialize in a variety of doors and shutters including garage
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