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Civil War Encampment event offers families a peek inside Utah history
History will come to life at the annual Civil War Encampment event at Camp Floyd on May 27 and May 29. This annual event at Camp Floyd has been happening for more than 16 years and has brought families and history together while learning the past in a fun and educational way. "(We) like to give the public an experience of walking through an 1860s encampment," said, Mark Trotter, park manager. "Most of the activities are geared toward children and families. They get a hands-on experience with
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Lake Mountain a popular area for bird watching
Between Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs lies Lake Mountain. This northern Utah County mountain is home to a wide variety of wildlife. That wildlife includes a wide range of birds. With Eagle Mountain's open spaces and green space policies, there are plenty of locations for bird watching. Jeff Cooper, an avid birder as well as blog author at www.neovistabirding.blogspot.com and nature photographer, talked about his experiences in birding around Lake Mountain. "My interest in birding around
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Saratoga Springs fire crew's excellent service recognized
At the Saratoga Springs City Council meeting held at the end of January, Mark Sanderson, emergency room director at Mountain Point Medical Center, recognized the city's fire crew. He shared a story of a seriously injured 2-year-old. The child's survival was largely due to the quick response of the Saratoga Springs paramedics and fire crew as it only took 37 minutes from the time of the injury to hospital treatment and a helicopter flight to Primary Children's Hospital. Sanderson presented the Ex
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Eagle Mountain, other cities to vote by mail
The Eagle Mountain City Council recently voted on a resolution to use Vote by Mail (VBM) as the mechanism for the 2017 municipal election. The resolution passed with a 3-2 vote (Adam Bradley, Ben Reaves and Tom Westmoreland voted in favor while Colby Curtis and Stephanie Gricius voted against). As more information became available, a couple of the city council members tried to bring the item back for a re-vote and more discussion, but they were unable to garner enough support to bring the item b
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Families enjoy Christmas in the Night Sky
On Saturday, Dec. 3, Lantis Fireworks, located just south of the Camp Floyd Cemetery, sponsored its annual Christmas in the Night Sky. This is a fun-filled event provided for the community. Families bundled up to enjoy fireworks, food, family and friends around campfires. The price for admittance was an unwrapped toy or cash donation that will stay in our community to benefit those that need help this holiday season. Santa was there for children to visit. This yearly event is one of the best fir
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CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT AT CAMP FLOYD STATE PARK
Fairfield - Camp Floyd State Park is hosting a Civil War Encampment on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 and 30, 2016 at Camp Floyd State Park.  The event will allow visitors to experience camp life and participate in several activities performed by soldiers of Johnston's Army.  See re-enactors drill and fire period muskets. Visit the graves of soldiers who died in the service of our country. Have your children learn military drill with a toy musket and wear a period uniform. Visit the camps of civil
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District Awards of Merit
The Porter Rockwell District of the Boy Scouts of America covers Cedar Fort, Fairfield, Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs and Lehi west of the freeway. At a recent adult recognition night the following were honored: Phill Catherall - special award for service as training chair District Award of Merit: Saratoga Springs: Jesse Alfaro, Michael Balzotti, John Farrer, Scott Ivins, Corey McBride, Aaron Nielsen, Jose Viera, Lehi: Shane D. Buck, Gary Carlton, Aaron Colledge, Merrick B. Fonnesbeck
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Frog Days
Come experience a frog day afternoon at Camp Floyd this March. The historical state park museum is hosting its annual two-day event. The first day took place on Saturday, March 5th. But if you missed the first day, don't worry, you still have another opportunity to experience the fun. Day two takes place on March 19th. The historical Camp Floyd was founded in 1858 in the town of Fairfield. Fairfield, also known as "Frog Town," hosted the army that was called in to quell the Mormon rebellion sup
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Eagle Mountain City Council Meeting Opens 2016 with Three Newly-Elected Council Members
The January 5th Eagle Mountain City Council meeting opened with the swearing in of the newly-elected council members Benjamin Reaves, Stephanie Gricius, and Colby Curtis. Oaths were administered by City Recorder Fionnuala Kofoed, committing the three new members to serve the residents of Eagle Mountain with 4-year terms. The three new members will serve alongside the two remaining council members, Adam Bradley and Tom Westmoreland, already serving in the five-member council. Councilmember Reave
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Christmas in the Nighttime Sky
North Utah county residents and their friends and family are invited to start their holiday off with a BANG at "Christmas in the Nighttime Sky". This longstanding tradition that Lantis Fireworks puts on for the community will be Saturday, December 5th from 4-6 p.m. Admission is one unwrapped toy for kids ages 2-16. These toys will be donated to those less fortunate in our community this holiday season. Santa will be arriving on the Cedar Fort Fire Truck at 4 pm.. to accept all toy donations a
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