Chronological Posts

Mapleton house fire update

Mapleton house fire update

by John Jackson, Mapleton City Police Chief. [photo courtesy Mapleton Police Department]. At approximately 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, a citizen called 911 to report that there was smoke coming from a home in the area of 1300 N 200 W in Mapleton. The Mapleton Public Safety Departments were dispatched and arrived within minutes. Mapleton Police Officers that […]

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Fire engulfs home in northwest Mapleton

Fire engulfs home in northwest Mapleton

[photo: Kjirstin Youngberg]. A two-alarm fire engulfed a home in northwest Mapleton mid-morning on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The home, located at 1361 N. 200 West, is believed to be a total loss. However, no injuries were reported. Firefighters from Mapleton, Springville, Spanish Fork, Salem, and Provo responded to the blaze. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. […]

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Conserving water

Conserving water

It’s hard to believe, but spring is just around the corner! It is time to start planning for the outdoor watering season and thinking about what you need to do to maintain or upgrade your sprinkling system. If sprinklers are not maintained and kept in good working condition they can waste water, as well as have detrimental effects on your […]

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Makayla Cazier, MMHS Prep of the Week

Makayla Cazier, MMHS Prep of the Week

Sophomore Makayla Cazier is our Maple Moutain High School Prep of the Week for her outstanding performance at the UHSAA State Swim meet this past week. Makayla was named as the UHSAA swimmer of the year in 4A after taking home two individual gold medals in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle competitions at the state swim meet while setting a […]

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Prune like a Pro: Mapleton Ready Seminar is Thursday Feb 25

Prune like a Pro: Mapleton Ready Seminar is Thursday Feb 25

by Derek Haynie. Mapleton Ready will hold its monthly preparedness seminar on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016, at 7:00pm, at the LDS Stake Center located at 970 N 400 E. The topic will be pruning, and the presenter will be Adrian Hinton. Pruning helps trees produce higher-quality larger fruit that is also easier to harvest. Unpruned trees develop heavy upper foliage that […]

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Mapleton EMS Department in need of EMTs and ambulance drivers

Mapleton EMS Department in need of EMTs and ambulance drivers

The Mapleton EMS Department is in critical need of EMTs and ambulance drivers. If you have the desire to serve your family, friends, and neighbors by responding to and caring for their medical emergencies, then becoming an EMT is for you. We are currently in need of individuals who are available during daytime hours, but are hiring for all availability. […]

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Local girls’ basketball: Rivals on the court, friends off the court

Local girls’ basketball: Rivals on the court, friends off the court

[photo: Dave Boyack]. The Maple Mountain, Springville, and Spanish Fork girls’ basketball teams may be fierce rivals on the court. But off the court, they are friends. And evidence of that friendship was shown recently, when the Springville and Spanish Fork girls gathered to show support for injured Maple Mountain player Liz Eaton. Maple Mountain Coach Cory Green expressed his […]

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Eileen Quintana, Nebo Native American Program Manager, Receives Prestigious Award

Eileen Quintana, Nebo Native American Program Manager, Receives Prestigious Award

by Lana Hiskey. Eileen Quintana, the program manager of the Nebo Title VII Education Program in Nebo School District, was selected as one of Utah’s American Graduate Champions by Utah Education Network (UEN). Connecting education to culture can be key in helping Native American students succeed. Through homework labs and summer camps for students in Nebo School district, Eileen Quintana brings […]

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Things to look for in the Provo City Center temple

Things to look for in the Provo City Center temple

[courtesy LDS.org]. Are you planning to tour the Provo City Center temple? The following video gives a nice overview of interesting things to watch for, with an emphasis on how details of the temple has been designed to reflect the historic nature of the old Provo Tabernacle.

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Maple Mountain girls prevail over Springville, 49-39

Maple Mountain girls prevail over Springville, 49-39

[photo: Jeff Porcaro, Maple Mountain Sports]. The Maple Mountain High School girls’ Varsity basketball team prevailed over Springville, 49-39, in play at Maple Mountain on January 22, 2015. The Lady Golden Eagles are currently #1 in the Daily Herald girls’ basketball rankings, with four wins and one loss.

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Mapleton Ready: Solar Power

Mapleton Ready: Solar Power

by Derek Haynie. Mapleton Ready will hold its monthly preparedness seminar on Thursday, January 28th, 7:00pm at the LDS Stake Center located at 970 N 400 E. The topic will be solar energy, and the presenter will be Tyrell Gray. Solar energy is increasingly becoming a backup power source – and for some, perhaps their primary source of power.  Cost […]

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Mapleton Winter Wonderland Ball 2016

Mapleton Winter Wonderland Ball 2016

Save the date for Mapleton’s Winter Wonderland Ball on January 23rd, 2016, from 8pm-11pm at the Community Center. The theme will be “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and live music will be provided by the band Mississippi Mud. This annual community event is free of charge, and anyone who is 14 years of age or older is invited to come and enjoy […]

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MJHS students participate in Make It with Wool

MJHS students participate in Make It with Wool

by Bonnie Groneman. Last month several Mapleton Junior High students participated in the national Make It With Wool Contest.  These girls did an amazing job showcasing their talents and skills.  They are Shayna Diede, Chloe Hendry, Aspen Madsen, Cedar Madsen, and Kylie Swenson.

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Threads of the Silk Road on display at Hobble Creek Elementary

Threads of the Silk Road on display at Hobble Creek Elementary

Threads of the Silk Road will be exhibited at Hobble Creek Elementary 1145 East 1200 North from January 6, 2016 to February 3, 2016. Hobble Creek is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 3:30. The romance and influence of the legendary Silk Road has been a subject of centuries of fascination, from the medieval account of Marco Polo’s travel […]

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MyMapleton survey results

MyMapleton survey results

by Mayor Brian Wall. In October, Mapleton City leadership invited the citizens of Mapleton to take the MyMapleton survey. The survey items were focused on, but not limited to, the overall quality of life in Mapleton, including safety, water quality, roads and services, and parks and recreational activities. Some key, representative findings included: • Citizens like living in Mapleton as they […]

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Coping with insomnia and anxiety

Coping with insomnia and anxiety

by Eileen Jacobson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. There are many causes of insomnia and anxiety. Sometimes, mental chatter is the culprit. If that is true for you, here are some suggestions to get out of the endless mental loop of anxiety so you can get some sleep! First, what is your worry topic?  If you have several, pick the most persistent […]

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Mapleton Youth City Counsel applications due by Jan 7

Mapleton Youth City Counsel applications due by Jan 7

It’s time to apply for the 2016 Mapleton Youth City Council! To be eligible, you must be a Mapleton resident, and currently be in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grades. Applications  are available at the Mapleton City Building, online at www.mapleton.org, at Maple Mountain High School, and at the Mapleton Jr. High School offices. Applications must be returned to the Mapleton City […]

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Maple Ridge participates in Day of Code

Maple Ridge participates in Day of Code

by Chris Hash. A group of very excited Maple Ridge Elementary students participated in a Day of Code activity, courtesy of Provo-based InsideSales employees, on Tuesday December 8, 2015.  The event was part of a worldwide Hour of Code initiative, in which ten million elementary students will learn more about computer programming. Tuesday’s activity was an “unplugged” activity – one that […]

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Mapleton Christmas Market 2015

Mapleton Christmas Market 2015

Mapleton held its annual Christmas Market on December 4-5, 2015. A Mapleton tradition, the market is a family-friendly craft show that features local artisans and crafters. There’s a wide variety: woodworking, pottery, fiber arts, home dec items, clothing, food, and more. All goods are handmade locally. The Market also features crafting demonstrations, and this year, there was a kids’ crafting booth […]

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MMHS basketball falls to Lehi, Corner Canyon

MMHS basketball falls to Lehi, Corner Canyon

[photo: Jeff Porcaro, Maple Mountain Sports]. The Maple Mountain boys’ basketball team fell to Lehi, 79-67, in play at Maple Mountain on December 1, 2015. Box Scores: Maple Mountain: 15, 16, 18, 18, total 67 Lehi: 24, 14, 11, 30, total 79 The next day, the boys lost to Corner Canyon by a margin of 10 points, 62-52. Box Scores: Maple […]

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