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Pony Express Days a fun time for all
The 3rd of June was the final day for the Pony Express Days celebration in Eagle Mountain. The day started off with a parade that proceeded down Pony Express Blvd, the main street of Eagle Mountain. The parade started at 10 a.m., and consisted of entries from the city's elected officials, the local schools and local businesses. Saratoga Springs was also represented in the parade. The road was lined with residents cheering on the floats, trying to get them to throw larger amounts of candy thei
EM clean up day a success
Eagle Mountain held its yearly citywide clean up day on Saturday, May 13th. Around 400 residents assembled at Frontier Middle School to be organized into groups at 8:30 a.m. to participate. In total, the city removed 14 full dumpsters and 4,000 pounds of e-waste. Volunteers supplied over 1,600 man hours during the event. That total does not include the amount of time City Staff and others worked to prepare for the event. During the day, there were 14 dumpsters, provided by the city, for resid
What's in a name?
How did Eagle Mountain get its name? I have been asked that question several times, and decided to do some digging into the subject to find the answer. Debbie Hooge, the first mayor of Eagle Mountain, was appointed by the County Commissioner in December of 1996. She explained, "Bob Lynds, who, at the time, was Walden's project manager (John Walden was one of Eagle Mountain's first developers), suggested we have a contest to name the city. We all threw in some ideas but nothing really stuck. O
Westlake Evening of Excellence
May 17th was a night of honor and recognition for the Westlake 2017 senior class. The administration staff, seniors, and their families streamed into the Westlake Thunder auditorium for a program to honor the achievements of the 2017 graduating class. At the Westlake High School Senior Evening of Excellence, the seniors for the class of 2017 received recognition for their academic excellence. The program included remarks from Gary Twitchell (WHS Principal), Parker Frampton (WHS Senior Class P
June Lehi Area Chamber Report
The Lehi Area Chamber of commerce serves the cities of Lehi, Saratoga Springs, and Eagle Mountain, including the surrounding communities. What is the chamber of commerce? "The Chamber of Commerce is an interconnected group of businesses and professionals working together to increase local commerce and to serve their communities more effectively than can be done individually." The chamber has the following events during June 2017. The chamber had their June Luncheon at the Adobe building in Le
Glenmar Ranches development breaks ground in EM
On May 2, the Glenmar Ranches development officially broke ground. The development consists of 16.17 acres and is divided into 11 lots with an average lot size of 1.3 acres. The density for this subdivision is 7.8 units per acre. The subdivision is located on west side of Lake Mountain Road and east of Pony Express Parkway. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by several residents and Eagle Mountain's Mayor Christopher Pengra. The subdivision is being developed by Marianne and Glen Smith, w
EM residents express concerts about Skyline Ridge development
Skyline Ridge Phase 2 was discussed at the May 9 meeting of the Eagle Mountain Planning Commission. The developer, Goldsworth Homes, represented by Austin Allred, asked the planning commission to modify the existing Phase 2, Plats 5, 6 and 7. The developer gave the planning commission two different options to consider. The applicant was not at the meeting, but there were several residents that expressed frustration with the current development and the proposed changes. The planning commission e
Wasatch Wing and Clay rebuilding after devastating fire
Eagle Mountain and the Cedar Valley area are know for their birds of prey, but Wasatch Wing and Clay is adding the mystical phoenix to the list. Like the phoenix, they are rising from the ashes and building anew. In February, Wasatch Wing and Clay found its clubhouse engulfed in flames. Even with the hard work of the Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, Lehi and Utah County fire departments, the fire destroyed just under $1 million worth of property. A observant neighbor noticed the fire and calle
Eagle Mountain home to authors and publishers
Eagle Mountain is full of talented people. Eagle Mountain is home to several small, home-based publishing companies as well as home to a handful of authors. Below is a list of some of those authors as well as some of the publishing companies. Eagle Mountain-Based Publishing Companies One of those publish companies is Athena Press. Athena Press currently has two books that it has published, both books are from different authors. The book "Attacks" is an English translation of Erin Rommel's
Local beekeeper helps learn his art
Spring is in full bloom: the flowers are blooming, and the trees are full of blossoms. And if you sit still and listen, you can also hear the buzz of the bees enjoying the new beauty spring and summer bring. There are a number of people that support hives in Eagle Mountain and the surrounding areas. According to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food website, there are 266 active beekeeper licenses in Utah County. One of those licensed beekeepers is Stephen Briles, who has been a resident o


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