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Lone Peak Public Safety audit raises concerns
ALPINE — In the wake of a Lone Peak Public Safety District audit (see the story in the October Crossroads Journal), at least one Alpine resident is concerned that increased taxes for the Lone Peak Fire District did not go to fund firefighters as had been expected. Kerry Smith brought the matter up at the October 10 Alpine City Council meeting. In 2011, the city raised taxes to hire additional firefighters, but they were never hired, he said. Smith also said that even though the audit indicate
Snow plow fleet needs an update
HIGHLAND — Just as we start dusting off our snow blowers and snow shovels this time of year, cities start looking at how they're going to plow the roads this winter and what shape their equipment is in. On October 3, Highland Operations and Maintenance Director Justin Parduhn gave Mayor Mark Thompson and the city council an update on the city's snow plows. Currently, the city uses five trucks to plow city streets, the newest of which is nine years old. One has to be used exclusively at the
Lone Peak Police create safe exchange area
The Lone Peak Police Department has designated an area in front of their police department as a Safe Exchange Location. The area is located in the west parking lot between the Highland City Building and the police department and is marked with a sign(see above pictures). It is available for anyone who needs a safe place to complete transactions from websites such as KSL, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook swap pages etc.... Surveillance cameras will monitor the area 24 hours a day. . This area w
Ring in the season with hometown celebrations
Just about every community in northern Utah County has found a way to celebrate the season. Some of this year's activities are much-loved traditions while others are brand-new. ALPINE A community celebration to welcome Santa to Alpine, hosted by the Alpine Youth Council will be held on Monday, November 27, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Legacy Park north pavilion. Watch them turn on the Alpine City Christmas lights and enjoy a visit with Santa. Children can bring their letters to Santa (be sure to
Highland Library expands
Highland — City officials have approved a request from the city library to expand into the multipurpose room at City Hall where the library is currently located. All the costs for the expansion, which are expected to be around $32,000, will be borne by the Highland City Library Foundation. There will be no structural changes to the room itself, and all shelving and equipment will be moveable so the room can be used for community events as needed. The library will use the new space to of
Northern Utah Notes
ALPINE • Eagle Scout candidate Matthew Eberting is planning to build a tire obstacle course in the park in the South Pointe subdivision where he lives. After talking with city officials about playground safety requirements, Matthew and scouts from his troop are planning on installing the tires, digging holes and drilling holes in the tires for water drainage. • The city council has approved a Lambert Park use schedule for mountain bike teams. Various teams will be in the park Tuesday, Wednesda
Election Results 2017
The Utah County Municipal Election results as posted on 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       
Highland Library seeks to expand
HIGHLAND — The Library Board is asking city officials to consider allowing them to use space at city hall to expand the library. On September 5, Library Board Chairman Roger Dixon told the city council the library has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years and has maxed out its current space. Library Director Janae Wahnschaffe outlined changes made to the library over the past two years to make it more efficient. Those changes have received tremendous community support, but
Plans for Dry Creek Lake move forward
LEHI/HIGHLAND -- The North Utah County Water Conservancy District and Lehi City are moving forward with a plan to develop a reservoir park/water storage facility on property east and southeast of 3200 North near the Center Pointe shopping center (Smith's Marketplace) south of SR 92. The project primarily involves rehabilitation of what is known as The Dry Creek Debris Basin. The debris basin, which was originally built in 1962 as a high hazard dam, had been earmarked for upgrading by the cons
Corn mazes, pumpkin patches & Halloween fun that won't break the bank
There is no shortage of Halloween activities in the area; however some activities for an entire family can be very costly. Here is a list of inexpensive places to visit if you are looking for some fall family fun. Jaker's Jack-o-Lanterns at Harward Farms in Springville is a great inexpensive pumpkin patch with lots of activities for the whole family. The price is $2/person (four years old and older) and includes all the activities: hay rides, petting zoo, large and small straw mazes, corn maz


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