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Volunteers honored in Highland
Caption: Mayor Pro Tempore Brian Braithwaite ( left) presents Highland City Arts Council Director Shauna Larson with an award for her service HIGHLAND City officials recently recognized two local volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 15 to 21. At the April 17 city council meeting, Mayor Pro Tempore Brian Braithwaite presented Highland City Arts Council Director Shauna Larson with an award for her service over the past seven years. "Shauna Larson has been integral in
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Summer reading programs launch in Utah County
American Fork Library The American Fork Library Summer Reading Program begins June 4th. There are three age groups, children, teens, and adults. Children activities include story time, book club, and weekly drawings. Teens, ages 11-18, can participate in art classes, Harry Potter book clubs, as well as weekly drawings based on how much you read. Adults can have their names submitted to win prizes by reading 10 books over the course of the summer. Eagle Mountain Library The Eagle Mountain Su
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Northern Utah County Notes
ALPINE The city of St. Anthony, Idaho has hired Alpine artist Denzil Jenks, to restore a city statue called Keefer Park Doughboy which has been a part of St. Anthony since 1922. The Cleveland Browns have signed undrafted free agent Micah Hannemann of Alpine to play for them. LEHI Boostability, a Lehi-based search engine optimization service provider was recently named third in 10 Best SEO's Best Search Engine Optimization Agency awards. D. Gary Young, the founder and chairman of the boa
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Highland Arts sponsors summer kids activities
Kids Art Classes (ages 7-14) Monday Kids art classes begin June 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Highland City Community Center. The classes will explore all different art forms, art history and mediums. Cost is $10 per week. To register, call Shauna Larson at 801-756-9614. "Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr." by Highland Youth Theater Highland Youth Theater is open to all aspiring actors ages 9-16. Registration took place May 23 but there may still be spots available. Rehearsals will be 10 a.m. to n
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City officials get help with budget process
HIGHLAND The city has hired a consulting firm to help city leaders figure out how to budget over the next five-plus years. Lewis Young Robertson and Burningham is working to come up with what they call a "Financial Sustainability model" which is expected to guide them over the next several years. On March 13, Fred Philpot of Lewis Young Robertson and Burningham outlined the plan for putting together the model. Initially, his team would be meeting with city staff to gather information for th
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Highland teenager learns a lot from 'American Idol' experience
Not every day does a 16-year old musician get professional advice and encouragement from Lionel Ritchie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry. Highland resident, Cesley Parrish had a dream come true when she had the opportunity to advance through several rounds of auditions for ABC's relaunch of "American Idol" which aired in March. Parrish was one of 300,000 people that tried out for "American Idol" in Provo last August. She sang 'You are My Sunshine' by Johnny Cash. "The talent scout cut me off ab
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Northern Utah County Notes
ALPINE The city council has approved a contract with Tennis and Track Company, an ASBA Sports Builders Association member, to replace the basketball court at Burgess Park, at Canyon Crest Road and 200 West. The contractor will install a new 56'x90' basketball court including a complete basketball system and two basketball standards for $47,647. Resident Jeff Mendez has received authorization to place a Little Free Library in the park strip by his home at 46 S. Country Manor Lane on a six-mon
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Deer harvesting program is a success
HIGHLAND The city's deer harvesting program has resulted in a drop in the number of deer being hit by local motorists, program administrator Brian Cook told the city council on February 6. Those numbers have been steadily decreasing, he said. The deer harvest began in 2012 as a pilot program. Since that time, 156 animals had been removed from within city limits. As it was a pilot program, the city did not pay the harvesting specialists or any other fees over the last six years, Cook said. I
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Local cities study piping of Mill Ditch
CEDAR HILLS City officials are considering piping Mill Ditch after a request from Pleasant Grove City officials to participate in a project to do so. On February 6, the city council heard from Pleasant Grove City Water Superintendent Greg Woodcox and John Schiess of Horrocks Engineering. Schiess said there was a lot of water loss into Mill Ditch and Pleasant Grove city officials wanted to pipe the ditch in order to mitigate the issue. Piping the ditch would save about 1,000 acre-feet of
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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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