June 2009 Blog Posts (37)

SLTrib: Utah County, planners will use $3.5M to extend Eagle Mountain road

Utah County, planners will use $3.5M to extend Eagle Mountain road



By Donald W. Meyers



The Salt Lake Tribune

Updated: 06/24/2009 06:27:27 PM MDT



Saratoga Springs Pony Express



The funding is now in place for the first leg of Eagle Mountain's Pony Express Parkway.



Utah County and Mountainland Association of Governments, the regional planning agency, agreed to use $3.5 million to extend the road… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 30, 2009 at 9:39pm — No Comments

SLTrib: Public-info officers band together

Public-info officers band together



By Jennifer W. Sanchez



The Salt Lake Tribune

Updated: 06/24/2009 06:37:25 PM MDT





Most cities and counties have at least one employee who deals with communications.



Known variously as public information officers or public relations directors, they keep tabs on the Web site, plan events, keep residents up to date with city news, talk to news reporters and write newsletters.



Now they have an… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 30, 2009 at 9:36pm — No Comments

St. George Spectum: (St. George) Locals get official news from Twitter

Locals get official news from Twitter



BY DAVID DEMILLE • ddemille@thespectrum.com • June 29, 2009







ST. GEORGE - The growing popularity of online networking sites across the globe has yielded a number of unexpected results, and the St. George area is no different.

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Young people, it seems, are following the news in growing numbers - 140 characters at a time.



"I get most of my news on the move," 23-year-old… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 30, 2009 at 9:31pm — No Comments

DesNews: Relief for Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs commuters on the way

Relief for Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs commuters on the way

By James Davis



Deseret News



Published: Friday, June 26, 2009 7:43 p.m. MDT

Driving out to Saratoga Springs or Eagle Mountain is a bit laborious, but motorists from those two communities are getting a little relief.



Two separate projects in north Utah County will make the road to Saratoga Springs and beyond into Eagle Mountain much easier by next fall.



"We're pretty excited… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 27, 2009 at 6:46am — No Comments

Blog: Week long trip to our Nation's Capitol including a literal "Train Wreck"

I just returned from a week long business trip to our Nation's Capitol.



My business trip started out at a restaurant overlooking historic Fort McHenry where Francis Scot Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner.



While in Baltimore we walked along the shore of the "Inner Harbor" and got to look at a number of impressive new and old ships including the USS Constitution.…

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Added by David Lifferth on June 26, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

DesNews: Charter school may oust board member

Charter school may oust board member

By Amy K. Stewart



Deseret News



Published: Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:21 p.m. MDT

A charter school whistleblower who feared retaliation for reporting violations to the state says she is now being asked to resign from the board.



"They're using me as a scapegoat," said Jenny Foss, treasurer for Rockwell Charter High School in Eagle Mountain.



Foss, an accountant working on an MBA, says she is also worried how… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 26, 2009 at 7:56am — No Comments

KSL:Glider crashes at Cedar Valley Airport

Glider crashes at Cedar Valley Airport June 25th, 2009 @ 4:07pm

By Courtney Orton

CEDAR FORT - A pilot suffered minor injuries after his glider crashed Thursday afternoon in Eagle Mountain. It had just taken off from the Cedar Valley Airport.



Another airplane was towing the glider into the air, but shortly after takeoff something went wrong and the pilot chose to release the tow strap before he normally would.



Sgt. Eric… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 26, 2009 at 7:54am — No Comments

City Weekly: Escape From Eagle Mountain

City Weekly >> Page 23

Escape From Eagle Mountain



By Eric S. Peterson



The intensely personal politics that made refugees out of a small town’s public servants.

Affordable homes, star-filled skies and fresh air aplenty: That was the draw for 22,000 nice folks who decided to make their homes in Utah County’s Eagle Mountain. Here, you’ll find the good life, residents say. It’s also the town that saw 10 mayors in 13 years, a turnover rate not unlike that of the… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 24, 2009 at 2:07pm — No Comments

SLTrib: Utah County, planners will use $3.5M to extend Eagle Mountain road

Utah County, planners will use $3.5M to extend Eagle Mountain road

By Donald W. Meyers



The Salt Lake Tribune



Updated: 06/20/2009 06:49:34 PM MDT





The funding is now in place for the first leg of Eagle Mountain's Pony Express Parkway.



Utah County and Mountainland Association of Governments, the regional planning agency, agreed to use $3.5 million to extend the road from Eagle Mountain to Redwood Road in Saratoga Springs, giving residents a… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 21, 2009 at 7:18am — No Comments

DesNews: Eagle Mountain treatment facility hit with restriction

Eagle Mountain treatment facility hit with restriction

By Sara Israelsen-Hartley



Deseret News



Published: Friday, June 19, 2009 10:10 p.m. MDT



EAGLE MOUNTAIN — It wouldn't matter if it were an addiction treatment center, a hamburger stand or a garage-based welding operation.



Any commercial business in Eagle Mountain's Westview Heights neighborhood is a problem, neighbors say.



Which is why they asked for, and were recently granted, a… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 20, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

KSL: Eagle Mountain's Pony Express Pkwy to be extended to Redwood Rd

Eagle Mountain's Pony Express Pkwy to be extended to Redwood Rd

June 18th, 2009 @ 5:39pm



Eagle Mountain -- Pony Express Parkway in Eagle Mountain will be extended east to Redwood Road providing better access in and out of the Utah County city.



Currently, State Road 73 (Lehi Main Street) serves as the only major access road into Eagle Mountain from Utah County.



Mountainland Association of Governments and Utah County have allocated up to $3.5 million to… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 18, 2009 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: PONY EXPRESS PARKWAY TO BE EXTENDED TO REDWOOD ROAD

Contact: Linda Peterson ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

Community Relations Coordinator

Tel: 801-358-1175

Email: lpeterson@emcity.org







PONY EXPRESS PARKWAY TO BE EXTENDED TO REDWOOD ROAD

Road Will Provide Better Access to Eagle Mountain





Eagle Mountain, UT, June 18, 2009 – Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG) and Utah County have allocated up to $3.5 million to construct a road that will extend the existing Pony Express Parkway in… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 18, 2009 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Blog: Twitter, Iranian Election protests, and Folio's Information Democracy Video

You can follow the Twitter Micro-blog reports about the Iranian Election protests at http://twitter.com/home#search?q=%23IranElection



As I watch the protest of the Iranian Election I am reminded of Folio Corporation's "Information Democracy" video. This video touches on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Tianamen Square… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 16, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

KSL Schools: Alpine School District High School Rankings

The following are the Alpine School District Rankings on the KSL Schools web page. There were only 7 High Schools listed even though the rankings are # of 8. The new Westlake School is not ranked because it hasn't opened yet. There are 120 High Schools listed in the overall state rankings.



Overall… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 16, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

UK Times Online: Ruling on author Richard Horton kills blogger anonymity

June 16, 2009

Ruling on NightJack author Richard Horton kills blogger anonymity



Frances Gibb, Legal Editor



Thousands of bloggers who operate behind the cloak of anonymity have no right to keep their identities secret, the High Court ruled today.In a landmark decision, Mr Justice Eady refused to grant an order to protect the anonymity of a police officer who is the author of a blog called “NightJack”.



The officer, Richard Horton, 45, a detective constable… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 16, 2009 at 6:33am — No Comments

Blog: H1N1 and handshakes at church

Today (6/14/09) a letter was read across the pulpit in my LDS ward with instructions from our stake presidency to our ward members. The letter is in response to the spread of H1N1 which is also known as Swine Flu.



I appreciate these types of proactive actions and directions from our local church leadership. It does take a letter like this to change ingrained behaviors such as shaking hands which is a habitual behavior in our LDS culture.



I had to catch myself reaching out… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 14, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

KSL: Mountain lion runs through Eagle Mountain neighborhood

Photos: Steve Butcher and Eric Hales



Mountain lion runs through Eagle Mountain neighborhood

June 13th, 2009 @ 6:24pm

EAGLE MOUNTAIN -- A girl in Eagle Mountain got quite a surprise when she walked over to look at what she thought was a large trapped dog near her home Saturday afternoon.



Actually it was a mountain lion.



Isabelle Butcher said she watched the cat run down… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 14, 2009 at 6:52am — No Comments

Blog and photos from Utah State Republican Convention 6/13/09

These are some of my photos from today's Utah State Republican Convention (6/13/09). This was held on a rainy day at the Davis County Convention center. I had a chance to talk to many of our



Alan Jackson (Mayor Jackson's husband) was part of the color guard. He is the tall guy carrying the American flag. I see Senator John Valentine, second from right.



The enthusiastic crowd of delegates from…

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Added by David Lifferth on June 13, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Blog: Traffic Jam in Eagle Mountain 6/13/09

Traffic Jam at Mt. Airey Village



Traffic Jam at Ranches Parkway and traffic light



Eagle Mountain experienced a rare traffic jam today (6/13/09). The cause was a sereious and deadly wreck on I-80 in Tooele county at 11am. A Dodge Dakota pickup truck cross the median a a break in the median and hit a Fed-Ex semi with 2 trailers. The Fed-Ex truck trailer burst into flames and some ammunition that it… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 13, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

DesNews: Rockwell Charter noncompliant; whistleblower fears retaliation

Rockwell Charter noncompliant; whistleblower fears retaliation

By Amy K. Stewart



Deseret News



Published: Thursday, June 11, 2009 7:47 p.m. MDT



Rockwell Charter High School in Eagle Mountain is in violation of its charter and the whistleblower who reported it now fears retaliation from the school board.



Rockwell Charter High has received a letter from the State Office of Education outlining several issues, mainly dealing with policy and procedure,… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on June 12, 2009 at 6:46am — No Comments

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