September 2009 Blog Posts (53)

KSL: Local Olympic hopeful getting help from husband

Local Olympic hopeful getting help from husband

September 29th, 2009 @ 5:55pm

By Amanda Butterfield



SALT LAKE CITY -- Training camp starts next week for Olympic hopefuls vying for a spot on the U.S. Skeleton Team. Local contender Noelle Pikus-Pace has recruited her husband's help to make the team: He has designed and is building her a custom skeleton sled from scratch.



In a steel fabrication workshop tucked away on Salt Lake City's west side, Janson Pace is… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 30, 2009 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment

DesNews: Orem man killed in Eagle Mountain accident

Orem man killed in Eagle Mountain accident

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 5:18 p.m. MDT



EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A construction worker died Monday when he was crushed in an industrial accident.



Joshua Parks, 23, of Orem, was working on a sewage plant in Eagle Mountain and was driving a roller compactor over a large mound of dirt when he tipped over, said Utah County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Brower. He worked for Nelson Brothers Construction.



Another construction… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 30, 2009 at 9:51pm — No Comments

DesNews: UDOT revises plans, adds eastbound lane to SR-73

UDOT revises plans, adds eastbound lane to SR-73

By Abigail Shaha



Deseret News



Published: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 5:34 p.m. MDT



After six months of construction on state Route 73, the Utah Department of Transportation is adding another eastbound lane from 800 West in Saratoga Springs to Redwood Road, thanks partially to complaints from Eagle Mountain residents.



"(Residents) asked us to examine if there was the possibility of putting in an… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 30, 2009 at 11:55am — 11 Comments

Blog: Letter from Nikki Wickman to Dave Nazare at UDOT

Nikki is sending this letter to Dave Nazare at UDOT and gave me permission to post it on my site also. Nikki has been very active in sending letters to the right people at UDOT and I applaud her efforts.


September 29, 2009



Dear Dave Nazare,



I was given your name by Angie Ferre, the assistant to Mayor Jackson of Eagle Mountain. I have lived in Eagle Mountain for about six years, and have recently become involved in the current transportation situation UDOT is… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 29, 2009 at 4:20pm — 2 Comments

DesNews: Eagle Mountain man accused of beating pregnant daughter

Eagle Mountain man accused of beating pregnant daughter

By Paul Koepp



Deseret News



EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A 36-year-old man was arrested early Monday on suspicion of beating his pregnant daughter, her boyfriend and his own wife after a night of drinking.



Aaron Terry Morley allegedly got into an altercation at home with his family, then went to nearby Nolan Park, where a Utah County sheriff's officer Tasered and arrested him after a struggle.



The… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 29, 2009 at 6:36am — 4 Comments

ABC4: Man killed at Eagle Mountain sewage plant

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A man was killed Monday at sewage treatment plant when heavy equipment rolled on top of him.



Police say the accident happened at around 1:30 p.m. Monday at 2045 North and Sweetwater Road at the Eagle Mountain Sewage Treatment Plant where a crew was installing a holding plant.



Police say a heavy piece of equipment became unsteady and rolled, pinning the man underneath.



The man was killed on city property but was working as a… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 29, 2009 at 6:34am — No Comments

Blog: My Early, Rough Draft of my proposed proclamation or resolution on the Utah Crossing's bridge

This is my early and very rough draft of a proposed proclamation or resolution on the Utah Crossing's bridge. It is late and I am tired, but I wanted to get this into discussion and consideration as soon as possible. I am open to any and all proposed changes to this. I do want this proclamation or resolution to have the full support of the council, so I am willing to make what ever changes are necessary to get everyone on board.



Feel free to comment or add… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 28, 2009 at 10:02pm — 5 Comments

Blog: Sen. Mark Madsen’s paint ball fund raiser

Today I got to participate in Sen. Mark Madsen’s paint ball fund raiser. After experiencing the event, I am convinced more than ever that Mark is a genius. He had the perfect activity and invited the right people to play paintball in a perfect place in Eagle Mountain. The location was just south of the new 2 million gallon water tank in Hidden Canyon. I told Mark that he needs to do this as an annual event, because as soon as people that didn’t go hear about it, they will want to go next… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 28, 2009 at 7:55pm — 2 Comments

KSL: SR 73 to get additional eastbound lane

SR 73 to get additional eastbound lane

September 28th, 2009 @ 1:48pm



EAGLE MOUNTAIN -- As the UDOT project to widen SR-73 nears its conclusion, it became apparent to residents and elected officials in Eagle Mountain that another eastbound lane from 800 West in Saratoga Springs to SR-68 (Redwood Road) would greatly help the flow of traffic. As planned, the project was going to add one westbound lane.



"We received a number of calls and emails from Eagle Mountain… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 28, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Austin American-Statesman: Police ready to 'take on' commenters, chief says

Police ready to 'take on' commenters, chief says

People who misrepresent themselves as officials in online comments could face civil, criminal penalties, Acevedo says.

By Tony Plohetski



AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF





Friday, September 18, 2009



Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says he and some of his officers have been harassed, lied about and had their identities falsely used in online blogs and in reader comment sections on local media Internet… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 26, 2009 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Blog: My comments in support of the Utah Lake Crossing bridge proposal

Below is the statement that I made as a member of the Utah Lake Commision, this morning at 7:30am. I did record the entire meeting in a 7 mb .WMA file if anyone is interested. I save my comments and you can listen to them at the bottom of my home page in the audio recording section.



Lifferth:



Couple of points:



Leon, I appreciate individuals that see a problem and are willing to step up and invest their own money to solve that problem.



It is clear to… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 24, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

KSL: UDOT: Rush hour traffic jam due to paving project won't happen again

UDOT: Rush hour traffic jam due to paving project won't happen again

September 24th, 2009 @ 8:34am

By Randall Jeppesen



SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A road widening project in Saratoga Springs left thousands of angry motorists waiting in their cars for up to an hour at times to get through an intersection.



The intersection of Redwood Road and State Route 73-- commonly called the four corners-- is the major entryway to the majority of Saratoga Springs and Eagle… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 24, 2009 at 10:11am — 3 Comments

Blog: Election 2009 Candidate Comparisons

In a follow up my blog in 2007 (Blog: Election 2007 Candidates) that did a comprehensive comparison of all candidates, I am posting this blog of the 2009 candidates. Some of the data is estimated or calculated and I am open to adjusting based on feedback or verifications from candidates and residents. Check back as this will probably be updated. Although this is my blog on my web site, I have made… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 24, 2009 at 4:30am — 11 Comments

Blog: I saw my first Twitter White Whale today


I have heard about it and seen screen captures of it, but today I saw my first Twitter White Whale today. This means that Twitter is over-whelmed.

Added by David Lifferth on September 23, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Blog: Bold move by EM City council to reqeust all remaining water from Central Utah Water

Tonight (9/22/09) the Eagle Mountain City Council took the bold step of acquiring all un-allocated acre feet from the Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD). The total amount water that had not been reserved by other municipalities or water districts was 16, 500 acre feet. The 4 to 1 vote by the Eagle Mountain City Council took the legal step of allocating all of those 16,500 acre feet for use in Eagle Mountain.



This step is on the heels of Saratoga Springs request to… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 22, 2009 at 8:55pm — 4 Comments

Blog from the open road

I am so happy at how the Redwood Road expansion from Bangerter all the way down to Pony Express Parkway. We have had to put up with a narrow and poorly maintained Redwood Road for over 12 years. At long last, after many years of blood, sweat, and tears we finally have a wide open road.



I spoke to Utah County Commissioner Steve White when he attended the Town Hall meeting in Eagle Mountain last week about the new and improved Redwood Road.… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 21, 2009 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

Blog: Important invitation to attend Utah Lake Commission mtg 9/24 at 7:30am

Dear friend,



I need to ask you to get involved in an important transportation issue that directly affects Eagle Mountain.



On Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 7:30am the Utah Lake Commission has its monthly Governing Board Meeting. This meeting is held at the Historic County Courthouse in Provo, Utah. At this meeting Presentations will be made by Leon Harward of Utah Crossings and David Grierson of Utah Forestry, Fire & State Lands. As part of Mr. Harward’s presentation,… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 20, 2009 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Blog: Accountability

Accountability



Accountability is the most important factor in determining the success of representative government. Without accountability government becomes detached and aloof. Without accountability government becomes the master and not the servant.



This is a subject that I discuss frequently. I also hear candidates running for office that talk about the importance of accountability. However, once elected, some officials forget and avoid accountability. There are… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 19, 2009 at 9:48pm — 1 Comment

Blog: Email request from Phil for FREE internet in the EM City library

The Mayor, City Council, and key members of the city staff recevied the following email from Phil, a long time resident of the city. Phil seems to have a legitimate request and I wanted to post it here on my site with his permistion to promote the discussion.



After reading his email request and any discusion, please take the survey located at… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

KSL: Developer backs out of land donation for Mountain View Corridor

Developer backs out of land donation for Mountain View Corridor

September 18th, 2009 @ 8:29am



The first phase will connect with Redwood Road near Camp Williams on the south and 9000 South near 5500 West on the North.



SALT LAKE COUNTY -- A developer is backing out of plans to donate land for the Mountain View Corridor. That means the highway could be a little more expensive to build next year.



According to the Salt Lake… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on September 18, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

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