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Highland resident opens used bookstore in American Fork
Once upon a time, Heidi Rowley, a Highland resident, dreamed about opening her own used bookstore. Just a few months ago, on December 8, her dream came true. HideAway Used Books, in American Fork, is one of the few used bookstores between Provo and Salt Lake. After a career in journalism and moving back to Utah, Rowley thought it was too late to fulfill her dream of owning her own bookstore. However, over a year ago, the idea popped into her head again, so she decided to look into it further
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Dyselxia: the most common language-based learning disorder
Does your child struggle with reading, sounding out words and spelling? One in five students have a language-based learning disorder and dyslexia is the most common one. However, not a lot of parents recognize that their child has dyslexia because we typically think of dyslexia as having problems with letter reversals or seeing 'wiggly' letters on a page. But that is only a small fraction of the symptoms of dyslexia. Not every child with dyslexia shows the exact same symptoms, making it hard
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Latest Iron Eagle Development projects for EM
Overall growth rates in Eagle Mountain continue to be among the highest in Utah, and included in this growth is a rapidly advancing business growth. Iron Eagle Development, Inc., formed in late 2014 to launch the Gateway Park Subdivision (Commercially and industrially zoned), continues to play a large role in this business growth with their two most current projects. Eagle Mountain Storage held a grand opening in the middle of February of this year. According to the owner, Isaac Patterson, th
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American Fork woman arrested on tax evasion charges
Police arrested an American Fork woman early in March on 10 felony tax counts for refusing to pay Utah state income taxes since 2004. Michelle Anne Wendel was arrested and booked into Salt Lake County jail. The felony counts include five second-degree counts of tax evasion and five third-degree counts of failure to file a proper tax return. Utah State Tax Commission spokesperson Charlie Roberts said Wendel has a current balance of nearly $30,000 for back taxes not paid. Wendel earned over
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High School Events
Alpine School District No School: Snow Make Up Day - April 2 Spring Break - April 3 - 6 Rockwell No School Spring Break - April 2 - 6 Teacher Work Day - May 4 American Fork High Home Events Baseball - April 10 vs. Westlake at 3:30 Tennis - April 10 vs. Lone Peak at 3:30 Soccer - April 11 vs. Lone Peak at 3:30 Spring Dance Comp. Concert - April 12 - 13 at 7:00 Baseball - April 13 vs. Westlake at 3:30 Soccer - April 13 vs. Bingham at 3:30 Baseball - April 18 vs. Pleasant Grove at
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Former American Fork mayor passes away
Caption: Current Mayor Brad Frost ( at left) considered former Mayor James Hadfield ( right) a friend and mentor. AMERICAN FORK — Former Mayor James Hadfield, 76, has died. Hadfield passed away Feb. 27 after a two-year battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on March 5 and he was laid to rest in American Fork Cemetery. A 52-year American Fork resident, Hadfield recently completed two terms as mayor. Despite his illness and the treatments related to it, Hadfield continued to attend c
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Northern Utah County Notes
Lone Peak Police Chief, Brian Gwilliam, was recently selected by the Utah Chiefs of Police Association as the Chief of the Year in the Small Department Category. Utah County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Provo Towne Centre Mall west parking lot. County crews will dispose of household hazardous waste items such as old gasoline, paint, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries and unused medications. Seedling trees and shrubs adapte
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PD grant funds school resource officer
AMERICAN FORK — The junior high school now has a student resource officer thanks to a federal grant. The American Fork Police Department recently received a $125,000 grant from the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Policing Services Hiring Program. The grant will partially fund the wages and benefits of the new officer for the first three years of employment. Alpine School District will pay $25,000 the first year and $35,000 each the second and third year to help fund
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First year of deer harvest program goes well
AMERICAN FORK—City officials received an update on the urban deer program at a recent city council meeting. As of Nov. 21, 15 deer -13 does, one buck and one fawn, had been harvested from four locations around the city. Of those, 10 had been harvested from the amphitheater while two each had been harvested from 1080 N. 100 E. and 575 S. 100 W. with one from 800 S. 100 W. Police Sgt. Josh Sergeant Christensen told the council if the hunters encountered a buck and a doe at the same time, they ch
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Unilateral support for proposed Murdock Connector
The city councils of Alpine, American Fork and Highland Cedar Hills have all recently passed resolutions in support of an east-west connector, currently being called the Murdock Connector, to help alleviate some of the congestion in those east-side communities. Local legislators are also on board. Currently, HJR007, a joint resolution which authorizes the Utah State Developmental Center to sell some of its property for the road, is making its way through the legislature. The resolution "re
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