February 8, 2014 |
Barely a month ago, Christopher Pengra became mayor of a bedroom community outside Salt Lake City, anticipating the usual headaches of a fast-growing area, such humdrum fare as traffic congestion and zoning disputes. But there was nothing in his newcomer's manual to handle this: A Utah County sheriff's deputy was killed late last month, gunned down on a lonely rural highway in Eagle Mountain after stopping to assist a stranded motorist. Sgt. Cory Wride, 44, a father of five whom friends knew as a "shy cowboy," had served the town for two decades.
April 15, 1986
The possibility of hiring a private firm to operate a new minimum-security prison on the site of the old Kaiser iron mine at Eagle Mountain is being considered by the state of California, according to Michael Badstubner of the Department of Corrections. He said the new facility--which would use some of the buildings at the abandoned Riverside County mine--would be leased, fenced and operated by the Management & Training Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2009 |
Plans for the nation's biggest landfill have been delayed -- if not derailed - by a court ruling 20 years after the dump was proposed less than two miles from Joshua Tree National Park. A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a land swap at the heart of the much-litigated Eagle Mountain plan was flawed because of an inaccurate appraisal by the Bureau of Land Management. The decision, issued Tuesday, upheld some portions of a lower court ruling but reversed others. An official with Kaiser Ventures, Eagle Mountain's developer, said the firm may appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2003 |
In a last-ditch effort to keep this remote company town from dying, Eagle Mountain operations manager Jan Roberts is calling on anyone who might be able to help: state lawmakers, federal land authorities, even Arnold Schwarzenegger, who worked here a decade ago during the filming of a "Terminator" movie. The California Department of Corrections plans to cease funding a privately operated prison nearby, the lifeblood of the town.
October 3, 1987 |
Troubled Kaiser Steel plans to study the possibility of turning its abandoned Eagle Mountain iron ore mine in Riverside County into a regional non-hazardous solid waste dump, The Times has learned. The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based company, which used to maintain its headquarters in Fontana, intends to formally announce Monday that it will undertake a feasibility study with another company, a Kaiser Steel spokeswoman confirmed Friday. She declined to name the other company involved.
October 11, 1992 |
California has provided the environmental movement with many famous battlegrounds. Diablo Canyon, Stringfellow, Mono Lake, the Stanislaus--these places became shorthand for struggles over nuclear power, toxic waste, water. I suspect Eagle Mountain will join the list. Eagle Mountain is short for the Eagle Mountain Landfill and Recycling Center, a mega-dump proposed for an old iron mine near here.