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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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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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6000 West to be resurfaced
HIGHLAND -- The city council has approved a contract with Geneva Rock to rehabilitate two major stretches of 6000 West. This road was chosen after the city engineering team evaluated all the roads on the city's priority for damage and drainage issues, City Engineer Todd Trane told the city council February 6. The city will spend $826,227.98 to have Geneva Rock pulverize the existing asphalt and resurface 6000 West from 10550 North to the Timpanogos Highway (SR-92) and from the Timpanogos High
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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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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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No surprises in Highland mid-year budget adjustments
HIGHLAND — The city council recently approved some mid-year adjustments to the budget. The General Fund Revenue Budget was increased from $8.98 million to $9.16 million, an increase of $180,000. The budget's carryover funds were increased by $280,000 for the purchase of two new snow plows. Cemetery lot sales revenue of $100,000 was removed from the General Fund and put in the new Cemetery Perpetual Fund. Adjustments were also made to the new road fee enterprise fund since the budget
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Highland and Alpine hope to study transportation gridlock
ALPINE — City officials are in the process of applying for a Mountainland Association of Governments grant to perform a traffic study. While such studies are common, this study, if approved, will be a little different: it will study the impacts of Alpine's future traffic on Highland City roads. Although Alpine is in and will continue to be in growth mode for several years, the community is basically landlocked. Most of Alpine's traffic has to travel on Highland surface streets to access the A
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Northern Utah County Notes
On January 3, the County Commission approved several voting district boundary changes, resulting in the creation of five new precincts in Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain and Lehi. BYU Young Ambassadors present benefit concert with Lone Peak choirs The BYU Young Ambassadors will join the Lone Peak High School choirs for a benefit concert on Saturday, February 3, at 7 p.m. in the Lone Peak High School auditorium, 10189 N. 4800 W., Highland. Proceeds will benefit the Lone Peak High School ch
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Highland plans for future of gravel pit
HIGHLAND — The city is in the process of forming an ad hoc committee to study the effects of the closure of the gravel pit currently being operated by Kilgore at the mouth of American Fork Canyon at 4600 West and Timpanogos Highway. The pit is nearing the end of its life cycle and is expected to close in seven to 10 years. Currently, Highland City owns about 11 acres of the total property. The ad hoc committee would study both the city property and the total property in terms of land use, tra
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