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Full-fledged Fat Cats Fun arriving in Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs - Brace yourselves because "all-out fun" is coming to Saratoga Springs. On October 25, Mayor Miller announced that Fat Cats will build an entertainment center next to the new Smith's Marketplace. Fat Cats, known for their bowling alleys and arcades, is stepping up their game with this entertainment center. The first of its kind in Utah, the 60,000 square foot structure will also include an 8-screen movie theater, virtual reality experiences, and a food court. As an added bonu
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Signal planned for 800 West/Pony Express Parkway intersection
Saratoga Springs — The city has taken the first steps toward installing a traffic signal at 800 West and Pony Express Parkway. On October 3, the city council approved a purchase agreement with the LDS church for $50,000 for a right of way to install the signal over church-owned property adjacent to the intersection. The signal installation is part of the interlocal agreement between Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain for the widening of Pony Express Parkway from Redwood Road to Porters Cr
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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
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Bikers Ride to stop bullying
A chilly fall motorcycle ride warmed plenty of hearts and helped change a child's view of himself and the world. On October 15, a group of over one hundred riders on sixty-plus motorcycles rode from Utah County to the Idaho Falls area in support of Jackson Bezzant, an eight-year-old boy coping with Treacher Collins syndrome. Jackson's genetic disorder has left him with under-developed facial bones and functional problems with his ears, nose, eyes and esophagus. Besides his physical challenges an
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Election Results 2017
The Utah County Municipal Election results as posted on utahcounty.gov 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       
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New park planned for Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs — The city is getting a new park. On October 17, the city council awarded the contract to build a 30-acre sports park north of 400 South and west of Saratoga Drive (700 East) to a bid to Kenny Seng Construction for the amount of $8,691,156.52. The park, to be named Patriot Park, has been designed with six ball fields, each of which will be dedicated to the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and First Responders. The park will include eight pickleball courts,
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Saratoga Springs considers renting out more facilities for public use
At the September 5 City Council Meeting, members discussed the possibility of allowing more city facilities to be rented out. Currently, only park pavilions and the North Fire Station training room can be used for public events. However, Assistant City Manager Owen Jackson reported that staff have seen an increase in rental requests for other city amenities, such as the basketball courts at Neptune Park and the train at Shay Park. While there are community benefits that can come from these ev
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Saratoga Springs Marina re-opens
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- After a lengthy construction project, with unanticipated delays and setbacks, the Saratoga Springs Public Marina re-opened just in time for Labor Day Weekend. While it is unclear how much longer the facility will be open, residents expressed excitement at the prospect of one last hurrah before the season's end. Amidst the enthusiasm, some people pointed out concerns with the water quality due to the algal bloom. The city advised checking the Utah Department of Environmenta
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Harvest Hills starts community garden
If you drive past Harvest Hills, you may notice some work being done. In the fall of 2016, a group of Saratoga Springs residents in the Harvest Hills HOA proposed the creation of a Community Garden. Bryan King, one of the organizers and a resident of Harvest Hills, explained, "The proposal was to build something in an open space that was native. It was planned so it would be self-sustaining after a few years. It would give a chance for people to learn from experienced gardeners, have a share
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Low turnout for Eagle Mountain candidate debate
Eagle Mountain City sponsored a debate for the 2017 General Election for the offices of Mayor and City Council. The debate is usually put together by Charlotte Ducos, a citizen volunteer and resident of Eagle Mountain with the approval and sponsorship of the City Recorder. Diane Bradshaw also helped as a co-moderator to the event. Charlotte in the past has helped with the event as a PTA volunteer, but this year is working directly with the City Recorder as a volunteer to the City. The debate
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