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

Chase's Opinion: And they shall be known as the Vols.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

No Grocery Store, But Eagle Mountain May Get Wakboard Park

"Wakeboarding without needing a boat is the object of a proposed recreation park that would be situated just south of the Pony Express Regional Park in Eagle Mountain.

Wasatch Wake Park would initially have two man-made rectangular lakes, each 100 feet wide and 680 feet long, where wakeboarders would be pulled from one end of the lake to the other by an overhead cable system. A second phase would add a circular lake approximately 620 feet by 700 feet with an island in the middle that also has an overhead cable system."

Friday, May 13, 2011

Study Finds Eagle Mountain Senator 4th Most Conservative

In research project done by Brigham Young University political science professor Adam Brown and his research assistant Robert Richards, ranking how conservative Utah's lawmakers were, Utah County's lawmakers made up a majority of the top rankings based on the votes they cast during the 2011 legislative session.

In the Senate, Utah County senators make up four of the top six most conservative members of the body. Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, led the county and came in at No. 2 overall in the state. Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Eagle Mountain, and Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, come in at four, five and six respectively."-Daily Herald

UVU Faculty/Staff to Serve Eagle Mountain

"Faculty and staff at Utah Valley University will be out in the community on Wednesday to help with a variety of community service projects as part of UVU's Summer University program.

This year 900 employees will put on their UVU Wolverine green to work with 17 organizations on 23 projects in Eagle Mountain, Orem, Provo, Springville and Heber City."-Daily Herald

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Eagle Mountain Playing D.C. Lobbyist Game?

"Twenty-seven Utah counties, cities, towns and state colleges hired lobbyists in 2010, including seven cities in both Salt Lake and Utah counties. Along with the larger Salt Lake, Provo, Orem, and West Valley, the list included smaller towns of Clearfield, Eagle Mountain, Lehi, Herriman, Highland and Santaquin."-SLTrib

Eagle Mountain to Host First Rodeo of Summer

The first rodeo of the summer will be part of Pony Express Days on May 27, 28, and 30.-Daily Herald

Eagle Mountain Has a Place at Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival

Fellow Eagle Mountain resident, Enoch Jones will be playing the bagpipes at this year's Tulip Festival, hosted by Thanksgiving Point.-BYU Universe

Friday, March 11, 2011

Eagle Mountain Resident Pleads Guilty to Attempted Rape of Child

An Eagle Mountain man pleaded guilty on Thursday to six sex crimes, and in exchange will receive 15 years to life in prison.

Joshua Andrew Campbell, 24, pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted rape of a child and three counts of attempted sodomy on a child, all first-degree felonies. In exchange for the pleas, prosecutors amended or dismissed Campbell's rape and sodomy charges, and allowed his prison sentences to run concurrently. If Campbell had been convicted by a jury of his original charges he could have faced an even longer prison sentence.-Daily Herald

Eagle Mountain Resident Catches Attention of National Geographic

Eagle Mountain resident is professional jouster, looks to one day put jousting back on the map in popularity.-The Modesto Bee

Monday, January 3, 2011

Eagle Mtn: UDOT Proposes Speed Change to Pioneer Crossing

"The solution to speeders on Pioneer Crossing in Lehi may be to raise the speed limit.

A Utah Department of Transportation study has recommended raising the speed limit from 35 mph to 45 or 50 mph. The proposed change has Lehi city leaders worried about safety.

UDOT had a speed study done for Pioneer Crossing and submitted the results to Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain and Lehi in December for comment. Region 3 UDOT traffic engineer Doug Bassett said Monday that UDOT is waiting for the city officials' responses."-Daily Herald