Thursday, July 21, 2011

Eagle Mtn: Tragic ATV Accident

"A 10-year-old Eagle Mountain boy died Thursday afternoon after the 4-wheeler he was riding with his baby sitter rolled off a 22-foot cliff.

Tooele County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Johnson said the boy was riding behind his 31-year-old female baby sitter at the Five Mile Pass Recreation Area, on the border of Tooele and Utah counties.

He said the pair rode up a steep embankment when the ATV either cut out or died and rolled backward off the cliff. When emergency personnel arrived, they found the pair lying to the right of the ATV."-SLTrib

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Eagle Mtn: Fire Near Camp Williams Started By Fireworks, Nearly Contained

A wildfire was burning on the edge of Camp Williams in Utah County on Thursday.

The fire was located on the northern edge of the Eagle Mountain area and was moving onto Camp Williams, according to Utah BLM spokesman Jason Curry.

Curry said that the Sunset Fire was contained to about 25 acres and was mostly contained by Thursday afternoon. Currys said crews consider it a "fast attack" blaze that was started by fireworks.

Authorities found the kids responsible and said they will be facing charges, and their parents may have to pay the

Monday, July 11, 2011

Eagle Mtn: Flooding From Recent Thunderstorm

Residents are cleaning up and assessing the damage from floods in Eagle Mountain over the weekend that left sinkholes, a river of mud and pools of water in home basements.

The floods were a result of an intense thunderstorm Sunday night that had Eagle Mountain residents scrambling to prevent water from entering homes. Thunder, lightning, hail and rain struck Eagle Mountain at around 6 p.m. The storm lasted less than an hour, but the cleanup is expected to take

Monday, May 30, 2011

Eagle Mountain To Have Grocery Store Before 2012

It's been four years since Eagle Mountain City announced that Coop's Market would be the first grocery store built in Eagle Mountain and now Coop's Market says it will be open before

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days In Full Swing

"The annual Pony Express Days Rodeo got started Friday evening in Eagle Mountain. The event is the largest PRCA rodeo held in the United States over Memorial Day weekend and has the largest payout with the winner of each event receiving $4,000 and a revolver. This year's event features some of the top National Finals Rodeo competitors, including Utah native Cody Wright, current World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider, and Eagle Mountain's own Rusty Allen."-Daily Herald

Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days A Time To Serve

"From a softball tournament to fireworks and country singer Clint Black in concert, the annual Eagle Mountain city celebration is not a small-town event anymore.

The theme for 2011 is "I Found Myself in Eagle Mountain Serving Others" and the charity and the meaning behind the theme is to help children with special needs."-Daily Herald

Eagle Mountain To Have Own High School By 2016

"Portables are coming to Utah County's brand new high school -- which means another property tax bond is likely to be on the ballot in 2016.

Lehi residents recently demanded that a second Lehi high school be added to the 2012 bond, and district officials have supported that idea. But in a recent meeting, Superintendent Vern Henshaw said there is no end in sight for the skyrocketing number of students."-Daily Herald

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