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Hydraulics repair company gets the go-ahead
CEDAR FORT — After the owner was able to pull together the required water rights, on October 24, the town council approved zoning and a water connection for property owned by Scott McLachlan who is selling the former IFA building on the corner of 220 East and Station Road to a hydraulics repair company. Initially, the application ran into problems when repair company representatives, who are not locals, did not have any understanding of Utah's water share requirements for development. At that
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Cedar Fort Mayor elected by 7 votes
Cedar Fort is a small community that is nestled in the Cedar Valley west of Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs. The town was settled in 1856. In 2010 it had a population of 368. In the 2017 general election, the city had two 4-year Town Council seats and the Mayor's seat up for election. There were a total of 169 people who voted in the election (155 voted at the polling station, 12 provisional ballots, and 15 absentee ballots). Because of the small number of people involved in the election the
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Candidate disputes mayoral race results
Cedar Fort — Kelly Berry, a mayoral candidate, is questioning the results of the mayoral race in the November 5 General Election and plans to ask the Lt Governor's office for an independent recount. According to a letter sent to the town and delivered by a sheriff's deputy (which a post on the town website said was not an "official delivery"), Berry is disputing the results "based on controversial issues with the election." In the most recently updated results (final results are not availa
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Westlake High School Band set to march in Rose Parade
While millions of Americans will most likely begin 2018 by relaxing and watching TV on New Year's Day, 166 members of the Westlake High School Marching Thunder Band will be performing in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, one of the most famous parades in the country. "The Tournament of Roses Parade is the granddaddy of all parades. We're excited to participate and represent our school, cities and the State of Utah," Brek Mangelson, Westlake High School Band Director, said in a telepho
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Batteries cause fire at landfill
FAIRFIELD — A fire that burned overnight at the Intermountain Regional Landfill was likely caused by lithium batteries from residential garbage, General Manager Rob Richards said. Richards believes it is likely that a truck containing the batteries (or possibly charcoal) came in on Saturday, December 2 and sat overnight since the landfill is not open on Sundays. (Lithium batteries get compressed when waste is compacted, the process of which can provide a heat source, igniting the batteries un
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Bikers Ride to stop bullying
A chilly fall motorcycle ride warmed plenty of hearts and helped change a child's view of himself and the world. On October 15, a group of over one hundred riders on sixty-plus motorcycles rode from Utah County to the Idaho Falls area in support of Jackson Bezzant, an eight-year-old boy coping with Treacher Collins syndrome. Jackson's genetic disorder has left him with under-developed facial bones and functional problems with his ears, nose, eyes and esophagus. Besides his physical challenges an
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Election Results 2017
The Utah County Municipal Election results as posted on utahcounty.gov 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       
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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
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Cedar Fort 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? Wyatt Cook, City Counci
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Cedar Fort residents work together in cemetery
CEDAR FORT -- Equipped with tape measures, clipboards and work gloves, between 40 and 50 volunteers worked together Saturday, September 10, to map features and install road borders in the Cedar Fort Cemetery. Beginning at 6:30 a.m., Harry Draper cooked a hearty pancake-and-eggs breakfast for the early risers. Vickie Draper, president of the Sons and Daughters of Cedar Valley history preservation society, organized the mapping teams who then walked through the cemetery measuring and recordin
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