Motorists should be aware of minor adjustments in the traffic pattern on the roundabout at Pony Express Pkwy. and Eagle Mountain Blvd. on Wednesday, May 15. Work to fill cores in the area resulting from fiber installation will be filled. Repairs will take place between 10:30 and Noon and the roadway will fully re-open to traffic after that time. Motorists are encouraged to slow their speed in the area to accommodate the changes.  

Blast operations are scheduled for TM Crushing site on Mt. Airey Dr. will take place on Tuesday, May 14 2024, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Residents may notice loud noises during the blast period.

The Eagle Mountain City Council took a moment during their meeting on Tuesday, May 7 to give a well-deserved nod to the Unified Fire Authority (UFA) firefighters.

Firefighters were recognized for their work tackling a house fire that broke out in the early hours on Sunday.

The fire, which started around 1:30 a.m., tore through two homes in Eagle Mountain. The fire spread in part due to strong winds. No injuries were reported in the incident, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

The council thanked the UFA for their courage and commitment to serving the community.

The installation of Monarch butterfly habitat at Eagle Mountain City Hall is now underway.

“We are looking for areas in and around the city where we have grass that doesn’t offer much then green grass, we are going to replace our thirsty Kentucky blue grass with small a variety of native wildflowers where we can cut our water consumption in half and provide habitat for pollinators,” says Todd Black, wildlife biologist with Eagle Mountain City.  

The City actively supports landscape and wildlife conservation efforts throughout the community and has previously hosted volunteer events to facilitate Monarch habitats and vegetation in the community.

Turf landscaping is now being replaced with native wildlife flowers many of which were collected from seeds right here in the valley and will perform well in Eagle Mountain’s high desert terrain. Plant selection includes several native flowers including milkweed, salad burnet, penstemons and others.  

Black is starting the initiative not only to continue wildlife outreach and education in the community, but to showcase the City’s commitment to water conservation.  

“It’s going to be something different for sure, … but we’ll see what they look like mid-to-late June.” says Black.

The idea for the project followed regular discussions at the City’s Wildlife and Nature Education (WANE) meetings where the mayor was in attendance and expressed interest in doing something like this.

Eagle Mountain City is also teaming up with programs like Monarch City USA and the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge to do even more for butterfly conservation.

Planting native vegetation at City Hall is intended to help facilitate the reduction of water, implement conservation practices for the monarch butterfly in Eagle Mountain and find an alternative to grass turf in the key selected areas.

Black hopes these sites add beauty and variety to the city as well as different wildlife habitats. 

On Tuesday, May 7, repairs will commence on a sewer trench along Airport Rd.

Preparatory work initiates the operation, with pavement restoration scheduled for completion by Friday.

Minimal disruption is expected for Airport Road traffic. However, motorists in Sage Valley at E. Cres Loop will be rerouted to facilitate the repairs. Commuters in the area are advised to plan alternate routes during this period.

Utility construction near Brylee Farms North subdivision in Eagle Mountain is scheduled from May 6-11, starting at 7 a.m. on Eagle Mountain Blvd. and Desert Willow Dr.. Minimal traffic impact expected, but reduced speeds advised. Residents urged to plan accordingly. Stay updated for any changes in construction schedule.

Comcast and the Eagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Eagle Mountain Public Library, have announced the opening of the new Digital Navigator’s Program in Eagle Mountain.

The collaborative effort aims to bridge the digital divide and open opportunities for seniors to
connect via the Internet with their families, access essential services, and engage with the wider world from the comfort of their homes. Learn more.

On Saturday, April 20, contestants gathered at the Pony Express Memorial Arena for the highly anticipated Pony Express Royalty competition.

Contestants first showcased their horsemanship skills at the rodeo grounds, and the competition later moved to Eagle Mountain City Hall. There, contestants exhibited their skills in speech, modeling and interviews, providing a well-rounded display of their abilities and personalities.

Each participant demonstrated their passion for horsemanship and their commitment to serving their community.

After a day of spirited competition, Rachel Whitehead was crowned Queen, with Cecily Williams and AJ Krieger claiming the titles of 1st and 2nd Attendants, respectively. Aydree Weight captured the title of Princess, while Nikki Hetzel and Emma Wilkinson were selected as 1st and 2nd Attendants.

The awards ceremony took place at Eagle Mountain City Hall, where family, friends and supporters gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the newly-crowned Pony Express Royalty.

In addition to serving the community and representing the Pony Express Rodeo, the queen, princess, and their attendants serve as role models for young people, inspiring them to pursue their passions and achieve their goals.

The Pony Express PRCA Rodeo will take place at the Pony Express Memorial Arena in Eagle Mountain from June 6-8 as part of Pony Express Days.

Residents can get tickets to the rodeo and the demolition derby by visiting Pony Express Events.