The Miss Eagle Mountain Pageant was held Saturday night, March 16, at Frontier Middle School. Winners were selected from among 16 qualified and talented candidates. Miss Eagle Mountain 2019 is Roxanna Mortensen, 1st attendant Justice Reda, 2nd attendant Shalia Rokobuludrau. Miss Eagle Mountain’s Outstanding Teen 2019 is Rachel Mortensen, 1st attendant Mollie Eaton, 2nd attendant McKenna Mrozla. Little Miss 2019 winner is Gabbie Bingham. Roxanna and Rachel Mortensen are sisters.

Above: Little Miss Gabbie Bingham and Miss EM Roxanna Mortensen

Above: Woman of the Year was awarded to Lindsay Bills, owner of a local Eagle Mountain business, The Little Dress Up Shop.

Miss Eagle Mountain is a franchise of the Miss America Pageant. The Miss America Organization is one of the largest providers of scholarships to women in the world. Each year the organization offers millions in scholarships to its participants. Miss Eagle Mountain currently receives $2,000 and her 1st attendant receives $400 and her 2nd attendant receives $200. That does not include prizes. The Miss Eagle Mountain pageant strives to change lives and influence young women in our community. Our tradition for the past decade is empowering young women to achieve their personal and professional goals. We do this while providing a forum in which to express their opinions and talent. Our goals include helping young women pay for college and prepare for a career. We also provide an opportunity to gain additional life experience, working on issues of importance to society, enhancing ones personal and professional skills and developing performance-related and other talents.

Construction on Redwood Road in Saratoga Springs is scheduled to resume as early as Sunday, March 24, weather permitting. Drivers should expect construction activities at the intersection of Redwood Road and Pioneer Crossing and on the west side of Redwood Road from Lake View Terrace Road to Village Parkway. Drivers should be aware of workers and construction vehicles in the area and follow posted speed limits.

Right-Turn Lane Change – Redwood Road and Pioneer Crossing Intersection

The dedicated right-turn lane from westbound Pioneer Crossing onto northbound Redwood Road will be closed, but drivers will be able to make a right turn from the through lane. This configuration will be in place until late summer, while crews construct the Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI). See map below for more details.

Hours of Operation

Daytime Hours

Monday through Friday (weekends as needed) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Nighttime Hours

Night work will happen as needed – 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Contact Us

Hotline: 801-997-5682

Email: redwoodsaratoga@utah.gov

Website: udot.utah.gov/redwoodsaratoga

Update: March 15, 2019

The widening of Pony Express Parkway has begun and will affect traffic. Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily for several months until the work is completed. Currently, there are lane shifts between N. Cedar Dr. and N. Lake Mountain Road. Please watch for flaggers and plan for delays. We appreciate your patience during this infrastructure improvement.

 

Eagle Mountain City will hold our annual Community Cleanup event on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to Noon. At this event the city invites volunteers from the community to sign up to help with cleanup projects that improve public spaces in Eagle Mountain. Volunteers may register as an individual or group. Projects will be assigned closer to the date and volunteers will be contacted with assignments ahead of time. Volunteer Registration

Check in will be at Wride Memorial Park at 10 a.m. where volunteers will be given breakfast snacks, hats and goodie bags, and necessary supplies to complete projects. Volunteers will meet back at Wride Park to return supplies and lunch will be provided, courtesy of Mortenson Construction/Facebook. Since the event falls on May 4th this year, any volunteers sporting Star Wars apparel or gear will receive a bonus giveaway.

Following the cleanup event, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office – Eagle Mountain Division will host a Meet and Greet event at the park from Noon- 2 p.m., featuring various departments, vehicles and equipment, and information about community programs and services. This event is open to everyone, even if not participating in the cleanup.

Spring cleanup dumpsters for yard, e-waste, and light household waste will be provided by Eagle Mountain City from Thursday, May 2 at 4 p.m. through Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m. Dumpsters will be located off of Mid Valley Road, west of Wride Park. Dumpsters will be hosted by volunteers from Mortenson Construction/Facebook. A list of acceptable and prohibited items will be provided soon.

 

 

The Cupcake Charity of Eagle Mountain is seeking nominations for someone deserving in Eagle Mountain who is in financial need due to extensive medical expenses, death/funeral, or other hardship. The Cupcake Charity will select a recipient who will receive proceeds from the Pony Express 5K in the form of bill payment. Nominations will be accepted through April 5, 2019 at 10:00 p.m.

Nomination Form

Bird House Banner

Eagle Mountain City and the Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance are excited to announce a community art project that your family can contribute to. Residents are invited to pick up a free bird house kit from City Hall, decorate it, and then return it so that it can be included in a public art installation. Only 150 bird house kits are available, and only one bird house per family. The bird houses are easy to build, fun to decorate, and your family will be listed as contributors to the public art project.

How to Participate

  1. Go to Eagle Mountain City Hall located at 1650 E Stagecoach Run. Enter at the main south entrance.
  2. Tell the Receptionist that you are there to pickup a Bird House Kit. The Receptionist will ask for your name and contact info to record that your family has picked up a bird house.
  3. You will receive a Bird House Kit (including wood and nails), instructions and tips from the manufacturer, and information about the community art project.
  4. Take the kit home, build it, and decorate it with members of your family.
    1. You will need: Hammer, Pencil (for labeling if desired), and Paint or other art supplies for decorating the bird house.
    2. Note: Acrylic paint is recommended.
  5. Take some pictures, show it off, and then bring it back to City Hall within two weeks. We are hoping to piece together the art installation in the spring.

Once you’ve completed these steps, we will add your bird house to the public art installation and add your family’s name to a contribution plaque or sign that will be included in the installation.

 

Questions you may have

 

Why have a community Art Project?

Eagle Mountain City is a rapidly growing community that is growing so fast that it is lacking in some cultural staples such as public art. The Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance and Eagle Mountain City are teaming up to help invigorate the arts in the City, though the City’s role will take a back seat over time.

Why Bird Houses?

Our City already has a great relationship with the environment and the wildlife that share it with us. Bird Houses are a great medium that we can connect with, are inexpensive, and are easy to build and decorate.

How should I decorate my Bird House?

We are not looking for only expert artists to decorate bird houses. Anyone with any skill level can participate. We ask only that the decorations be meaningful to the community and family friendly.

What if I don’t have paint or other decoration supplies?

The Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance will be planning a build & decorate event that you can bring your bird house to. Additionally, see if family, friends, or neighbors can share paint, or you can pick up inexpensive acrylic paint at most major shopping centers.

Won’t birds that we are trying preserve like American Kestrels become confused with all of the additional bird houses?

No. These kits were specifically chosen for their quality construction and the size of the holes for birds. Kestrels and many other local bird species cannot fit in the holes of these bird houses. In fact, these bird houses are not intended to be used as actual homes for birds but only as an art installation. Smaller birds may still choose to call them home if the provided mesh screens are not used and that’s perfectly fine.

What is the purpose of the mesh screens?

The primary purpose is to prevent bees, wasps, or other insects out of the bird houses. It will prevent birds from accessing as well, but that is okay since these bird houses are intended as an art display, not to be regularly used by birds.

What if I want to keep my Bird House?

You can keep your bird house if you would rather not contribute to the public art installation. However, we really hope that you do bring them back so we can add it to the display. One benefit of bringing it back is that we will be doing our best to maintain the bird houses which means your bird house may last longer as part of the community art project.

Where will the Bird Houses go? And what will this Public Art Installation look like?

The bird houses will be collected and mounted onto treated wooden posts of varying heights, about 20-25 bird houses per post and installed in a public park. The City is working out the ideal location for the public art installation, but it will likely be a public park location where the bird houses can be shielded to some degree from our north/south winds, where there is plenty of public access, and where they can be kept safe from things like sporting events.

 

Woman of the Year Banner

There are many outstanding women in Eagle Mountain. Each year, residents have the opportunity to nominate a woman who has made significant contributions to the community through leadership and service.

The Woman of the Year award will be presented at the Miss Eagle Mountain Pageant on March 16. Nominations will be accepted through March 14 at 10:00 p.m. Please complete and submit the nomination form. Nominees must be a resident of Eagle Mountain.

Pills

Utah County’s department of Drug & Alcohol Prevention and Treatment offers a FREE, one hour course that teaches participants how to prevent and respond to an opioid overdose. The course will be offered at Eagle Mountain City Hall, 1650 E. Stagecoach Run, Eagle Mountain, 84005, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Participants will learn:

  • What an opioid is and how an overdose occurs
  • How to respond to an overdose
  • Risk factors for an overdose
  • How to administer Naloxone
  • Overdose prevention tips
  • Where to find local resources

 

2019 Utah County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday. April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Utah County residents with household hazardous waste items such as old gasoline, paint, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries and unused medications will be offered safe disposal of these items at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The collection will take place in the west parking lot of the Provo Town Centre Mall in Provo. For details, please go to their website.