October 2009 Blog Posts (68)

Photo Blog: Trunk-or-Treating photos 10/30 & 10/31

Dave "Park Ranger" Lifferth

Nate "Cave Man" Ochsenhirt

Heather "Road Construction" Jackson



The headless guy actually had a hard time seeing things and kept bumping into trees and other people



Great location and great turnout…



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Added by David Lifferth on October 31, 2009 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Blog: Dueling emails: Insider emails from Charlotte Ducos and Regan Bolli

I have received insider emails from Charlotte Ducos and then a response to that email from Regan Bolli.



I am very interested in Regan’s email where he says that Charlotte accuses him “of accepting a bribe from developers.” While I don’t see that in Charlotte’s email, I will spend more time reviewing it.




Charlotte Ducos’ email



Eagle Mountain Friends and Neighbors,



My name is Charlotte Ducos. I have been a resident of Eagle Mountain… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 30, 2009 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

Herald Link: Developer says Utah Lake bridge to be done in 3 years

Herald report on the Utah Lake Commission public hearing on the Utah Lake Crossing's bridge proposal.

http://heraldextra.com/news/local/article_0e83ca00-7a70-5051-a3af-cec7883b87df.html

Added by David Lifferth on October 30, 2009 at 7:16am — No Comments

DesNews: Election 2009: Development is top issue in Eagle Mtn.

Election 2009: Development is top issue in Eagle Mtn.

By Abigail Shaha



Deseret News



Published: Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 12:48 a.m. MDT

EAGLE MOUNTAIN — For the first time in the city's history, Eagle Mountain has a mayor seeking re-election.



Heather Jackson, mayor for the past two years and a member of the City Council before that, said she's proud of the way the city's image has improved during her time as mayor.



In January 2008, Jackson was… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 30, 2009 at 7:06am — No Comments

KSL: Transformer costume a big hit on YouTube

Transformer costume a big hit on YouTube

October 29th, 2009 @ 11:04pm

EAGLE MOUNTAIN -- An Eagle Mountain family's homemade costume has hit the big time.



Conner Dean told his father, Preston, he did not want to be a dinosaur again this year. Instead, he wanted to be a Transformer from the popular cartoon and movie series.



In his costume, Conner transforms from "Sideswipe" the robot into a Corvette Stingray.



Dad spent more than a month designing the… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 30, 2009 at 7:01am — 4 Comments

DesNews: Costume preference may predict Eagle Mayor mayoral race

Costume preference may predict Eagle Mayor mayoral race

By Abigail Shaha



Deseret News



Published: Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 12:44 a.m. MDT

Which Eagle Mountain mayoral candidate would you rather be for Halloween: incumbent Heather Jackson or challenger Regan Bolli?



Tom Groark, president of the Utah Media Group, believes the answer to that question will accurately predict the city's next mayor.



"I've heard for the last couple of election seasons… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 30, 2009 at 6:58am — 1 Comment

Blog: My notes from the Utah Lake Commission Public Comments 10/29/09

[another interesting note is that neither of the 2 digital records that the Utah Lake Commission used to record the meeting got the entire meeting, so my personal recording may end up being the official record.]



Notes from Utah Lake Commission

Public Comments

10/29/09



Reid Price

History of Utah Lake Commission

Discussion of Master Plan of ULC

Discussion of Traffic

Discussion of State funding for Study of Bridge, later removed to cover budget… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 29, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Blog: Sadie (Huish) and Lucas (Nelson) Festival of Trees

Hello, David, Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I have spoke with the Huish and Nelson families and have let them know our plans for the tree being dedicated to Sadie and Lucas at the Festival of Trees. If you'd like to post something on your blog, that would be great! I'm not sure we're going to make our name known in all of this so if you could just mention a family is doing this for the Nelson & Huish families. Here are the details:

The Festival is December 2-5.… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 29, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Herald Link: Mayor's idea helps UDOT alleviate Eagle Mountain traffic

I am sure that every candidate would like some free ink going down the home stretch of the election.



Eagle Mountain Mayor Heather Jackson stands for a portrait at the new additional westbound lane heading to Eagle Mountain Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. MARK JOHNSTON/Daily Herald…



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Added by David Lifferth on October 29, 2009 at 8:36am — No Comments

Blog: Answering questions and issues from discussion about Campaign Finance Disclosures

The following are questions or issues that were raised in the blazing discussions of campaign contributions. I wanted to break them out as a separate blog so that they answers are not hidden at the end of a 30 comment thread.



Bolli: List all of Heather Jackson’s campaign contributions in 2007. Here it is:





Bolli: How much did Heather Jackson receive from John Walden? $500.



Bolli: Campaign contribution for Heather from Wayne Patterson in 2007?… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 28, 2009 at 9:04pm — 4 Comments

Blog: Insider email from Mayor Jackson

Every so often I get a juicy email with information that I just can't sit on. This is an email that came in over night from Mayor Jackson.




Good Morning to you all. Yesterday I had an opportunity to review all of the campaign finance disclosures. I actually found it troubling and wanted to take a minute to share some thoughts with you. Let me first go back to the last election. I received a contribution form Eagle Mountain Properties for $500. I was told at that time that I was a… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 28, 2009 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

Blog: Unabridged description of Lifferth’s accomplishments in Eagle Mountain

In 2009, Eagle Mountain is the best it has ever been, and in better condition that our peer cities. I have worked hard, ever since I moved to Eagle Mountain, to solve problems and make Eagle Mountain a great place to live. I take credit for many of the improvements that have occurred while ‘on my watch.’



Summary of Dave Lifferth’s Accomplishments in Eagle Mountain

Dave is the most open, transparent, and communicative elected official in the city’s history. His website,… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 27, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Blog: Summary of Dave Lifferth’s Accomplishments in Eagle Mountain

The following are a summary of Dave Lifferth’s Accomplishments in Eagle Mountain. I will post a more extended description of accomplishments in another blog.



Dave is the most open, transparent, and communicative elected official in the city’s history. His website, www.DavidLifferth.com, social networking on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and email, puts him on the leading edge of elected officials. Lifferth had over 17,000 page views on his web… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 24, 2009 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Blog: Prayin' for Dave's Re-Election

When I ask for an endorsement from people that I know and work with in Eagle Mountain, I really don't know what to expect. I had had some great endorsements both now and in my last election in 2005. However, the endorsement that I got from Phil "Coop" Cooper is one that I will always remember.



I appreciate Phil's friendship and support. He is a great guy and has a great family. I am sure that after people meet him they will want to shop at his grocery store.



Phil is one of… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 24, 2009 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

Herald Link: Eagle Mountain appoints committee to honor returning soldiers

I appreciate the volunteers such as Kendra Jones, Amie Ballif, and Michelle LeBaron and their willingness to serve our soldiers and our community.

http://heraldextra.com/news/local/north/eagle-mountain/article_f908ca86-6ed9-5eee-9a42-49988c8501c4.html

Added by David Lifferth on October 24, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

SLTrib: Train strikes car in Lehi

Train strikes car in Lehi

By Nate Carlisle



The Salt Lake Tribune



Updated: 10/23/2009 06:30:48 PM MDT





A family of six from Eagle Mountain suffered only minor injuries when an Amtrak train struck their car Thursday night.



About 10 p.m., the family was at an intersection near 2100 West on 2100 North in Lehi. A witness told police the car stopped at a stop sign then began traveling west again toward the tracks, said Sgt. Jeff… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 24, 2009 at 5:17am — No Comments

DesNews: Eagle Mountain hopefuls agree on need for economic development

Eagle Mountain hopefuls agree on need for economic development

By Abigail Shaha



Deseret News



Published: Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 7:13 p.m. MDT

EAGLE MOUNTAIN — For the first time in the city's history, Eagle Mountain has a mayor seeking reelection.



Heather Jackson, mayor for the past two years and a member of the City Council before that, said she's proud of the way the city's image has improved during her time as mayor.



In January 2008,… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 24, 2009 at 5:11am — No Comments

DesNews: Camp Williams to house spies

Camp Williams to house spies

$1.5B NSA project to eavesdrop on electronic data while helping to preserve U.S. cybersecurity



By Lisa Riley Roche



Deseret News



Published: Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 10:31 p.m. MDT

One of the worst-kept secrets in Utah was made official Friday with the announcement that Camp Williams will be the site of a new national cybersecurity data center.



The site beat out 37 others nationwide for a $1.5 billion project that… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on October 24, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

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