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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