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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
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
City looks at digital metering of pressurized irrigation system
Alpine — If approved by the city council, which seems likely, the city will be installing a $2.5 million digital meter upgrade on the citywide pressurized irrigation system over the next two to three years. Earlier this year, the city applied for a Bureau of Reclamation WaterSmart grant to install the individual meters on the system. The city was recently approved for the maximum allowable grant of $1 million. Installation of the meters is expected to help in water conservation. The remainder of
High School Events
All Alpine Schools: Thanksgiving break - November 22 - 24th Christmas break - December 21 - January 2nd American Fork High Home Events Basketball, Boys - December 1 vs. Alta at 7:00 Festival of Trees: December 4 at 5:30 (dinner, live auction, Santa and kids' activities, proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation) Art Show - December 11 at 6:00 Choir Concert - December 11 at 7:00 Basketball, Boys - December 12 vs. Viewmont at 7:00 Band Concert - December 13 at 7:00 Orchestra Concert - Dece
Northern Utah Notes
ALPINE • Eagle Scout candidate Matthew Eberting is planning to build a tire obstacle course in the park in the South Pointe subdivision where he lives. After talking with city officials about playground safety requirements, Matthew and scouts from his troop are planning on installing the tires, digging holes and drilling holes in the tires for water drainage. • The city council has approved a Lambert Park use schedule for mountain bike teams. Various teams will be in the park Tuesday, Wednesda
Election Results 2017
The Utah County Municipal Election results as posted on on November 14. Final results will be available on November 21. Congressional District 3 Jim Bennett                        6,675 Joe Buchman                     1,910 Kathie Allen                        9,153         Jason Christensen             1,225 John Curtis                      49,551 Sean Whalen                    2,422   Alpine Mayor Troy Stout                             1,378 Sheldon G. Wimmer       
City officials want paved Lambert Park access
ALPINE — The city council is considering building a secondary road through Lambert Park. On September 12, Ross Welch, a representative of Patterson Construction, developer of the Box Elder South subdivision, presented three options for the road to the city council. He said Patterson Construction was willing to build a secondary access road out of the Box Elder South subdivision but a decision would need to be made quickly because they were preparing to sell lots in the subdivision and if they
Town officials discuss bookmobile, meet the candidates events
Cedar Fort — Town officials have received notice from Utah County that the county will no longer be supplementing the cost of the countywide bookmobile. New rates for the bookmobile will be $8,400/year for a regular three-hour stop in Cedar Fort. Mayor Howard Anderson and town council members discussed various options for reducing the cost at their Sept. 19 meeting. Anderson said about three-quarters of those that use the bookmobile are school children and suggested sending a letter to the Al
Saratoga Springs Candidate Questions - General Election 2017
The Crossroads Journal emailed candidates for Mayor and City Council in local cities to ask questions about their platforms and qualifications. The questions and their responses are printed below. Question: There is a steep learning curve in becoming well-versed and effective in managing local government operations and functions. What strategies, tools, and methods will you use to most quickly and efficiently bring yourself up to speed on those aspects of governance? Stephen Willden, City
Celebrate Halloween in North Utah County
There is lots for Halloween lovers to do in the communities of Alpine, American Fork, Highland and Lehi in the remaining days leading up to the holiday. ALPINE The Alpine Business Association is sponsoring its annual Alpine Main Street Trick or Treat Monday, October 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. Currently, 26 businesses throughout Alpine are signed up to participate. Enjoy trick or treating, costumed characters or even haunted houses (depending on the business). Participating businesses can be identif


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