Friday, December 24, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Pioneer Addition Community Center?

Quality Management Services, the company that manages the Pioneer Addition HOA is looking for feedback about building a community center in the Pioneer Addition area.

If you live in the Pioneer Addition HOA, send you comments to

It is the opinion of All Things Eagle Mountain that now isn't the right time to build such a facility. ATEM feels that $20 a month is a reasonable amount to charge for monthly HOA dues and building such a facility would mean an increase in monthly HOA dues. During these economic times when people are struggling to pay mortgages and foreclosures and short sales surround us, now is not a responsible time to burden a community with such a project.


Eagle Mtn: Pioneer HOA Changes When HOA Fees Due

I received a letter from Quality Management Services, the company that manages the Pioneer Addition HOA.

Instead of paying your HOA dues monthly, they would now like residents to pay quarterly or all up front.

So here's the breakdown. Instead of paying $20 a month, you will now pay $60 every three months.

If you would like to save money, you can pay a full year up front and recieve a 10% discount. That would make your dues $216 for a full year.

If you have any questions, QMS would like you to email them at (This blog is not affiliated with QMS).


Eagle Mtn: Standoff Ends with Suspect in Custody

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Eagle Mtn: $5000 a Month Payments to Lobbyist to Continue

"There's at least one negative conclusion about Eagle Mountain's recent decision to continue payments of $5,000 a month to a lobbyist, mostly to boost the idea of a 2100 North/Cedar Valley Freeway:

The city council has fallen prey to the hype that the only way to get something done in Washington is to hire an inside wheeler-dealer.

This could well turn out to be a big waste of money, given the mounting pressure in Congress to cut government spending. The freeway is a worthy project, but it can wait. Besides, Utah County's delegate to the House of Representatives, Jason Chaffetz, doesn't like earmarks.

Surely there is some more certain benefit that could be derived for residents right now." -Daily Herald

Monday, December 13, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Biggest Loser Viewing Party Fundraiser

" Burgandy Keel of Eagle Mountain -- a contestant on Season 10 of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" reality television program -- has initiated a season finale viewing party fundraiser to benefit Westlake High School's athletics department and teen wellness program.

The fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Westlake High School auditorium. Keel will appear on the live television broadcast of "The Biggest Loser" finale, which starts at 7 p.m.

Admission is $2 per person or $10 per family. Donations are welcome. Tickets can also be purchased at Westlake High School."-Daily Herald

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Eagle Mtn: City Approves Business Incubator

"Elected officials here approved this week what is believed to be the state's first zero-cost city business incubator.

Applicants to the program need not be based in Eagle Mountain, and will be judged on:

• Innovative business models

• Leadership/management proficiency

• Potential for job creation

• Market growth capability

• Well-defined products and services

• Ability to secure appropriate financing

• Being receptive to sharing ideas and learning new skills

Businesses will be expected to graduate from the incubator within two to five years, and commit to relocate to Eagle Mountain afterward. The application will be on the city's website early this week, posted in the economic development section, said Linda Petereson, city spokeswoman.

For its part, the city will provide up to 5,120 square feet of office space. The city got the office space for free by trading another parcel, which was gifted to the city by another entity, with Direct Communications.

"They will be given basic phone and internet services at no cost, upgraded services at an exclusive nominal rate, as well as access to critical multimedia tools, information, contacts and services which may otherwise be inaccessible or unaffordable to start-up entrepreneurs," said Pili. "They will also have access to shared resources, such as a reception area and conference room, copy and fax equipment, audio visual equipment and a break room. The facility will be divided into private offices, cubicles and light assembly/manufacturing areas."" -Daily Herald

Friday, December 3, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Clint Black to Headline Pony Express Days

"Clint Black will headline the annual Pony Express Days Concert and Fireworks at SilverLake Amphitheater in Eagle Mountain City on Saturday, June 4, 2011.

Tickets are on sale now online at Ticket prices are $15. Children ages 2 and under are free. Tickets will also be available for purchase in person at City Hall starting in January."-SlTrib

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Eagle Mtn; Nolan Park Splash Pad

"Eagle Mountain is looking to double a planned splash pad.

The city will spend $180,000 in the spring to build a splash pad -- a zero-depth water feature that children can run through and cool off during summer. In a recent meeting, elected officials voted to authorize the city to apply for a matching grant from the state. If awarded, the grant would effectively allow the city to double the size of the splash pad, adding extra water features and amenities.

The splash pad will have a western theme and will be built at Nolan Park, the location of the city's annual Pony Express Days celebration, she said. The Pony Express will be part of the western theme. The splash pad will compliment adjacent baseball and soccer fields."-Daily Herald

Eagle Mtn: Biggest Loser Contestant Sent Home

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Eagle Mtn: Residents To Decide On Pool Bond

"Eagle Mountain residents will decide Nov. 2 if they want to borrow money to add an aquatic center to a citywide park.

The city is seeking voters’ approval on a $7 million bond for an outdoor water complex at Mid-Valley Regional Park, a mile north of City Hall. The park already includes athletic fields, and will eventually be the home of a new city center.

The outdoor aquatic center would include a leisure pool, slides, a lazy river and a lap pool, along with locker rooms, party rooms, concession space and pavilions. The proposed center is similar to Payson’s water park, both in size and design.

The nearest public pool is at Lehi Legacy Center."-SLTrib

Eagle Mtn: Utah Lake Bridge Plan

"State officials have decided that doing nothing with Utah Lake is not an option at this point.

Instead, the state Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands will further review developer Leon Harward’s proposal for a $600 million toll bridge running from Saratoga Springs to Vineyard.

Division spokesman Jason Curry said the proposal from the Sierra Club and other groups to leave the lake alone was rejected because it lacked economic impact figures."-SLTrib

Eagle Mtn: Transportation Projects

"The future made a brief appearance in American Fork Wednesday and is scheduled to be in Spanish Fork today and in Orem on Oct. 27.

Representatives of the Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority, Mountainland Association of Governments and local communities held an open house to meet with the public about transportation and other issues. They presented information about Lehi's 2100 North, the I-15 CORE Reconstruction, commuter rail, bus rapid transit, Geneva Road, State Road 92, North County Boulevard, Lehi's 2300 West, Santaquin Main Street and Provo Westside Connector.

Representatives of Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain, Pleasant Grove, Highland, Lehi and American Fork were on hand with maps of and information about some of their future plans, including transportation and trails." -Daily Herald

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Eagle Mtn: All Things Eagle Mountain Logo

All Things Eagle Mountain is looking for a new logo to use on this web site.

So, if you're creative and want free advertizing exposure for life for your company, send me your logo ideas. If we like it and use it, we'll give your company a free button on the side of our web page linking our readers to your companies web site.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Eagle Mtn: New Lunch System at Ranches Academy

The Ranches Academy has chosen to go with an innovative lunch system called "Lunchboxers."

Children or their parents can pay and order from an online menu that provides a choice of two different meals each day. The system can also cater to children's allergies. Deadline for orders are 8 a.m. the day the meal is needed.

"Most parents order a month at a time," she said.

Lunchboxers director of business development Jeremy Glauser calls Lunchboxers a part of a growing revolution.-Daily Herald

Eagle Mtn: Fundraiser for Family Involved in Fatal Accident

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Biggest Loser Meets Eagle Mountain

NBC's new season of "The Biggest Loser" has a Utah contestant in Burgandy Keel of Eagle Mountain. Keel, 35, is a stay-at-home mother of five, a military spouse and a foster parent. The premiere is Sept. 21, 7 p.m., on NBC/Ch. 5.-DesNews

Monday, September 13, 2010

Eagle Mtn: New City Councilman

After more than two hours of interviewing candidates, Jon Celaya took his place on the Eagle Mountain City Council Tuesday night.

The council voted to appoint Celaya to fill the remainder of Eric Cieslak’s term on the council, which expires at the end of 2011. Cieslak resigned in August to take a job in Chicago.

Mayor Heather Jackson said Celaya’s experience in the northwestern Utah County city made him stand out from the 16 candidates vying for Cieslak’s seat.-SLTrib

Eagle Mtn: Utah County Prosecutor Rules Death An Accident

The Utah County Attorney’s Office will not file charges against a man who ran over and killed another man in November.

Brett L. Ostler, 29, of Magna, fell out of the truck after striking the driver, said Guy Probert, deputy attorney for Utah County. Ostler rode with Eric W. Porter, then 26, to a store before returning to a party in Eagle Mountain. When Porter said he did not want to remain at the party, Ostler got out of the truck and slammed the door, Probert said.

Porter yelled not to slam the door and Ostler opened the door and started punching Porter, Probert said. Porter’s foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator, running over Ostler, Probert said.

Probert said the death was an accident.-SLTrib

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Resale Fee on Real Estate

REBECCA AND TRENT DUPAIX of Eagle Mountain, Utah, spent a year searching for their dream home. The couple, who have five children, considered 15 to 20 houses before finding “the one.”

They were thrilled when they closed on a $227,000, rock-and-stucco home with five bedrooms and two and a half baths in March 2009.

But four months later, when a local television reporter was doing a story on housing taxes in their subdivision, the Dupaixs discovered that their sales contract included a “resale fee” that allows the developer to collect 1 percent of the sales price from the seller every time the property changes hands — for the next 99 years.

Mrs. Dupaix, 34, says she and her husband had no clue about the fee when they closed on the house. “Of course we were upset,” she says. “We didn’t know about it, and our closer at the title company didn’t know about it.”

Other buyers gutsy enough to venture into the battered housing market in the hope of scoring a bargain might be wise to check the fine print before popping open the Champagne and signing on the dotted line.

A growing number of developers and builders have been quietly slipping “resale fee” covenants into sales agreements of newly built homes in some subdivisions. In the Dupaix contract, the clause was in a separate 13-page document — called the declaration of covenants, conditions and restrictions — that wasn’t even included in the closing papers and did not require a signature.-NYTimes

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Ranches Academy Tops On State List for Performance

The Ranches Academy, a small school of 350 students, has one of the highest 2010 Adequate Yearly Progress results for a charter school in Utah.

"We got our AYP results back and it was phenomenal," said Susie Scherer, The Ranches Academy director. "I have to check with every school but so far there is only one other charter that beat us."

In her second year as director, Scherer said she had made a commitment to raise the school's AYP rating. The AYP is part of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind) requiring proficiency testing to track each school's ability to educate its students.-Daily Herald

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Crash Victims Improving

Elizabeth Parker, 29, and Braylon Parker, 4, are both "expected to make a full recovery after an extended period of time," their family wrote in an e-mail to the media Monday.

The Parkers were seriously injured in a crash during a rainstorm Aug. 19. A pickup truck pulling a flatbed trailer crossed into oncoming traffic on eastbound state Route 73 near Eagle Mountain and hit the Parkers' vehicle, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Kya Parker, 6, was strapped into her seat but was killed in the crash. -Deseret News

Eagle Mtn: Ranches Golf Course On the Up and Up

Just over a year ago, Eagle Mountain took ownership of the failing Ranches golf course. Now city officials are reporting that success has followed.

The city immediately turned management over to Vanguard, the company that manages the Thanksgiving Point golf course, as well as two other courses in southern Utah.

"The golf rounds have doubled within less than a year," said city economic development director Ifo Pili. "Tournaments have doubled within less than a year." And the course has a become a popular spot to host events.

"It's been just over a year since we took over and we've definitely seen an increase," said Mark Whetzel, director of golf for Thanksgiving Point, Eagle Mountain, and several other courses managed by Vanguard. "We're up 20 percent in rounds played, and our tournaments are up eight times, but that is easy to do when you start with only three or four. We have executed exactly what was planned, and we've had nothing but a great response."

He attributed the success to Vanguard's ability to cross-promote between their several golf courses, and their experience. The course is "absolutely on track to make it profitable in three to four years, to get out of the red and into the black, to start making money. We are chugging along."

City manager John Hendrickson said in July 2009 that the golf course has lost $300,000 a year for several years, forcing then-owners Ames Construction to give it up." -Daily Herald

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Utah Supreme Court to Hear Fmr. Mayor's Appeal

"The Utah Supreme Court will help decide whether a former Eagle Mountain mayor should be entitled to recoup nearly $120,000 in legal fees he incurred while defending himself against charges of misusing public money.

Brian Brent Olsen's lawsuit against the city has been on hold since October when Eagle Mountain appealed a 4th District Judge's decision to deny its motion to dismiss the case." -Deseret News

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Child Killed in Rainstorm Accident

" An Eagle Mountain girl was killed in a traffic accident during a rainstorm Thursday afternoon, even though she was strapped into a car seat.

Just before 1 p.m., a pickup truck pulling a flatbed trailer crossed into oncoming traffic on eastbound state Route 73 near Eagle Mountain and hit a passenger vehicle, said Utah Highway Patrol trooper Todd Johnson. The passenger car rolled over and came to rest on its top." -Deseret News

Eagle Mtn: New Interchange Bridge Almost Ready

"The nightmare could be over for some Utah County drivers, especially those who live west of I-15. Come monday, on Main Street in American Fork, UDOT will open an new contemporary interchange to allow better east/west traffic flow. "We recognized several years ago that there was a lack of east/west mobility from the western side of Utah Lake with the growing communities of Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain, they really had one major route that was SR 73 or Lehi Main street.

With just two traffic lights, UDOT says it is designed to handle heavy traffic more efficiently. But the new design may take some getting used to for most drivers."-Fox 13

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Eagle Mtn's First Community Theater

""Into the Woods Junior" features a cast of Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs residents. It will run at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the SilverLake Amphitheater, 7920 N. SilverLake Parkway. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 12 and under."-Deseret News

Friday, June 18, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Tiered Water Rate

"Beginning July 1, Eagle Mountain residents and businesses will once again be charged for their water based on a tiered rate system with the $20 base rate remaining the same.

The rate for water usage will change depending on lot size.

Those who have a lot smaller than a half acre, the rate will start at 80 cents for usage up to 65,000 gallons. Those who have a half acre or greater can request the second set of rates, where the usage rate will start at 80 cents for up to 120,000 gallons.

Residents must request to be placed in the large lot section and fill out an exception form. Forms are available on the city website or at Eagle Mountain City Hall, utility department offices. Lot size is verified before placement into the large lot section.

Another change starting July 1 is residents may now water any day of the week, but not during the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. These changes are in effect to prepare for a water rate study that the city is doing for conservation purposes." -Daily Herald

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Eagle Mtn: No Need To Boil Water

The Utah County Health Department has issued a boil order in Saratoga Springs for all residences and businesses located north of 400 South due to bacteria found in the culinary water. Eagle Mountain businesses and residences are not affected by this order. Eagle Mountain City water is not connected to Saratoga Springs water.

Eagle Mountain City conducts regular water testing and there is no cause for concern with our water.-Eagle Mountain City Website

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Foreclosure Boom: Eagle Mtn Not Far Behind

Between July 2008 and March 2010, 1,967 homes -- roughly 1.5 percent of the county's houses -- were listed as real-estate owned homes, or REOs. These are homes taken over by lenders after failing to sell at foreclosure auctions.

The areas with the most REOs are some of the valley's fastest-growing communities. Lehi is in first place, with 285, followed by Provo, 224; Saratoga Springs 216; Orem, 211; Eagle Mountain, 184; Spanish Fork, 118; Highland, 113; and Pleasant Grove, 109.-Salt Lake Tribune

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Bond May End Up on Ballot in Nov.

After hearing from more than two dozen residents at a meeting on Tuesday night and getting even more e-mail, the Eagle Mountain City Council decided to reconsider the date of a bond election to pay for a $7.2 million aquatics center.

Council members approved a motion to rescind the decision to put the bond on the ballot in June and then approved another motion to have an item on the next City Council agenda to move the election to November.-Daily Herald

Eagle Mtn: LDS Chapels Going Green

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Eagle Mtn: Pony Express Commemoration Rides On

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the historic Pony Express.

It was a rapid mail service by a series of horseback riders over a 1,966-mile route between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif., from April 1860 to October 1861. It was replaced by telegraph service.

During this year's annual re-ride commemoration of the Pony Express by the National Pony Express organization, activities will feature day-time rides only to allow communities along the route to be more involved in the event.

In Utah, the Pony Express re-ride is scheduled to be in Fairfield (Camp Floyd) the morning of Thursday, June 10.

Riders will then participate in a Pony Express monument dedication in Eagle Mountain and arrive at This is the Place Heritage Park at 5 p.m. that day for a celebration there. -DesNews

Eagle Mtn: UDOT Road Projects Delayed

"The Utah Transportation Commission is cutting funding to 11 road projects to fulfill a legislative mandate to slash $113 million, and six are in Utah County despite objections from Eagle Mountain that it is unwise to slow projects around the high-growth area.

The Legislature asked the commission to stall $113 worth of projects that are not yet under contract to help fill a budget gap. Thanks to low bids on other projects, though, the Utah Department of Transportation found $28.15 million in savings to put toward that cause, leaving $84.85 million to cut.

Among the cuts are widening and new-highway projects on Geneva Road, two segments of State Route 73, the Vineyard Connector and University Parkway, all Utah County upgrades that Eagle Mountain Mayor Heather Jackson said would help her constituents out of the bottlenecks they currently face heading into Orem and Provo.

"We will still grow," she said, "and if we don't have the roads there we will still be cut off from Utah County."" -SL Trib

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Three Arrested in Possible Nationwide Scam

"Three California men were arrested in Eagle Mountain on Monday in what may be part of a nationwide scam, operating as "open-road pirates."

Police say a woman believed she hired Atlas Van Lines to move her from Eagle Mountain to South Carolina. She was given a bid of $1,760 to move her furniture, but when the truck arrived Monday, the driver told her the cost would actually be $5,100." -Daily Herald

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Eagle Mtn New Yard Sale Sign Rules

"The City of Eagle Mountain is relaxing its rules about posting yard sale and other temporary signs.

Previously, the city did not allow residents to post such signs. The Daily Herald reports Eagle Mountain now will allow signs, but restrictions still are in place.

The rules now allow a yard sale sign to be put up for two days as long as it's registered with the city first. Also, the signs cannot be bigger than 4 square feet.

The city made the changes because many residents were frustrated by the no sign rule.

Other temporary signs, such as those for a lost pet, are allowed to be up longer than two days but need to be removed when they've served their purpose or become an eyesore.

Signs may not be posted on trees, light poles or fences."

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Eagle Mtn. Man Allegedly Whips Daughter Over Homework

"An Eagle Mountain man faces a dozen misdemeanor counts of child abuse, after allegedly hitting his daughter with a belt.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, police say 40-year-old Robert Tuttle told them he hit her because she didn't turn her homework in.

They also say when a sister tried to step in, he tried to hit her too.

Tuttle was arrested Monday, and released the same night on nearly $20,000 bond." -ABC4

Eagle Mtn: Private Transfer Fee On Home Sales

"How about this for a new and ingenious real estate money machine: Every time a house sells during the next 99 years, 1 percent of the price goes back to the original developer or is shared among investor partners. Ka-ching!!!

The levy won't be subject to haggling between future buyers and sellers, either. That's because it's a covenanted mandate - a novel type of lien on the underlying real estate - called a private transfer fee. It's not a government transfer tax. Nor is it a homeowner association or environmental protection covenant. It's purely a private requirement that runs with the land. If a seller refuses to pay it to a third-party trustee at closing, the sale won't proceed.

Sounds like a great deal - provided you're on the collecting end of a near-perpetual revenue stream. Apparently the idea has been attractive enough so that substantial numbers of developers and builders are signing up with a New York-based company that has devised what it calls a "patent-pending" system to tap into real estate transactions well into the next century.

One of DAI's homebuyers, Camber Keiser of Eagle Mountain, Utah, said the fee "was not disclosed" at the time of purchase, "so yes, we were surprised to learn of it" and pleased that DAI removed it." -Chicago Daily Herald

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Eagle Mtn. Gets New Logo

What do you think of the new Eagle Mountain City logo?

Eagle Mtn. Woman Pleads No Contest

"An Eagle Mountain woman has pleaded no contest to distribution of a controlled substance and child endangerment.

She was arrested in August for allegedly doping the juice of two teen boys with GHB, also known as the date rape drug.

A witness told police Heather Dansie and the boys drifted in and out of consciousness after taking the drug.

One of the teens allegedly walked across town high, and the other boy got help when Dansie’s roommate called 911."

Eagle Mtn. Wants Your Business

"On Tuesday, Eagle Mountain got serious about wooing business.

In an hour-long presentation to about 200 residents, the city unveiled its $250,000 marketing campaign, complete with billboards, television commercials and hoopla. "Find yourself in Eagle Mountain" is the theme of the campaign. Amid cupcakes, T-shirts and banners of the city's new logo, officials promised customized incentive packages for businesses, and even financing." -Daily Herald

Chase's Take: This is a step in the right direction, now lets see some real results. No more fake and phony ground breakings for grocery stores and we're not in the market for another Maverik or Chevron.

Eagle Mtn. Sen. Wants To Remember Utah Gun Inventor

" Senate leaders say they like the idea of honoring the late Utah gun inventor John Moses Browning with a state holiday, but aren't set on having it share a day with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Eagle Mountain , is proposing the holiday for the Ogden inventor of automatic weapons, and paired it with MLK Day to avoid the cost of adding a separate holiday." -SLTrib

Chase's Take: Guns are good, but stop wasting the citizen's of Eagle Mountain's taxpayer dollars with frivolous bill ideas. There are far more important issues that need to be addressed.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Small Earthquke Felt in Eagle Mtn.

A small earthquake shook northern Utah County early Tuesday but caused little or no damage.

The epicenter of the 2.9 magnitude earthquake was about three miles north of Saratoga Springs and four miles southwest of Lehi. The temblor occurred at 1:08 a.m., according to the University of Utah seismology stations.

"This was a small event," said Relu Burlacu, a seismologist at the U. "A little bit of shaking but no damage inflicted."- Deseret News

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One BYU Grad Student Believes Eagle Mtn Has Potential

Eagle Mountain is a diamond in the rough.

That's according to four BYU master of public administration students who have studied the rapidly growing city and on Tuesday proposed to the City Council a four-part plan to bolster economic development.

The plan focuses on accessing professional networks, coordinating planning strategies, branding the city and offering incentives to local businesses.

"Many people that we spoke with felt Eagle Mountain city is still an unfinished city," said Scot Godferson, one of the BYU master's students who studied the city for months. "The city should continue the marketing campaign they've started and expand it to industry Web sites and publications."

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Salmonella Linked to Pet Frogs in Eagle Mtn.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Eagle Mtn. Campaigns for You to Live Here

The city of Eagle Mountain wants YOU to move there and they believe $250k will do the trick.

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Eagle Mtn. Crock-pot Fire

No more crock pots before church.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Eagle Mtn: USDA Loans Going Unused

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Eagle Mtn Looks Back to the Drawing Board to Honor Pony Express

" Eagle Mountain officials are going back to the drawing board to decide how to honor the Pony Express at a city park.

The City Council initially approved buying a $215,000 larger-than-life bronze statue for Mid-Valley Park, but when the contract came back to the council Dec. 16 with changes, members voted 3-2 against it over concerns about the price tag.

Now the city is looking either for another statue or a local artist who can donate -- or provide at cost -- a monument for the Pony Express' sesquicentennial next year, said city spokeswoman Linda Peterson."-SLTrib

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Chase's Opinion: This is a smart move by the city council. As beautiful as the statue they had planned on purchasing was going to be, I can't see how a small city like Eagle Mountain could justify spending six-figures at this time.

Eagle Mtn. Library Turns 10.

"With a library ordinance passed by the Eagle Mountain City Council on Nov. 19, 1999, the library had its official beginning at that time in a cramped 12-foot by 12-foot room adjoining the city's fire station.

The Eagle Mountain Public Library has continued to increase in size and service, with a current staff of five librarians plus three adult volunteers and two teen volunteers. Now housed in a 2,000-square-foot section of the city offices since 2005, the library is still expanding. A new 1,800-square-foot addition currently under construction will nearly double the library's floor space."-Daily Herald

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