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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
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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
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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
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Alpine considers new annexations
ALPINE City officials have approved the first step for two proposed annexations. On November 14, the city council accepted an annexation petition for the 69-acre Melby property adjacent to Alpine Cove. If the annexation is approved, KMB Development plans to develop 34 1-acre lots on the site which would have trail connections to Lambert Park and the Three Falls development, along with a secondary access to Pine Grove. Twenty-three acres would remain open space. At the same meeting, the c
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High School Events
All Alpine Schools: Term 3 Begins - January 3 Martin Luther King Day - January 15 American Fork High Home Events Swim - January 10 vs. Kearns at 3:30 Wrestling - January 11th vs. Westlake at 5:00 Basketball, Girls - January 16 vs. Pleasant Grove at 7:00 Basketball, Boys - January 26 vs. Bingham at 7:00 Basketball, Girls - January 30 vs. Westlake at 5:15 Basketball, Girls - January 30 vs. Westlake at 7:00 Lehi High Home Events Swim - January 6 vs. Westlake, Pleasant Grove, & Skyrid
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January Christmas tree pick up
Several northern Utah County cities will be offering live Christmas tree pick up either curbside or at designated locations. All trees should be free of decorations and flocking. SARATOGA SPRINGS The city will collect live Christmas trees from December 26 to January at the parking lot south of the South Fire Station at 2015 S. Redwood Road. ALPINE Ace will pick up Christmas trees curbside on Saturday, January 13. Trees should be on the curb by 7 a.m. AMERICAN FORK Republic Services w
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New Lone Peak fire chief named
Lone Peak Fire District has a new chief at the helm. On November 21, the Lone Peak Public Safety Board appointed Reed Thompson to fill the position of fire chief. Thompson has an almost-20-year career in firefighting, most recently as deputy fire chief in South Jordan where he was a member of the department for 10 years. He was an American Fork firefighter for 12 years. Thompson obtained his Bachelor's of Science in public emergency services management from Utah Valley University and a mas
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Northern Utah County Notes
ALPINE The city council recently approved a $ 35,766 contract with Nickerson Co. to rebuild the Healey Well pump. Last-minute purchases of Light the Way Luminaires kits may be purchased at the Alpine City Shops, 181 East 200 North Dec. 18 to 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. and December 23 from 10 to 2 p.m. Each kit consists of 20 long burning candles, weather resistant sacks and the sand to hold them in place. The cost per kit is $22, with all proceeds from the sales of the kits benefitting the Color
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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
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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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