Haunted Half Marathon – Road Closure

The following was sent to all Emigration Canyon residents by the organizers of the Haunted Half Marathon:

Dear Emigration Canyon Resident,

The Haunted Half Marathon will be running down Emigration Canyon October 20, 2018.

We want to inform you of important road restrictions and closures.

Police officers will be stationed at major intersections to direct runners and vehicles.

The race will start at 8:30am at the Little Mountain Summit. From 8:30am to 9:00am (30 Minutes) both lanes of the canyon from the summit down to Pinecrest Cyn Rd will be closed.

From 8:30am to 10:30am (2 hours) the Eastbound (Up canyon) lane of traffic willonly available to runners and will be closed to vehicles and bicycles.

The Westbound lane (Down Canyon) will not be closed except the section from Pinecrest Cyn Rd. to the Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

If you need to leave the canyon between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. you will be able to drive Westbound, down the canyon, without restriction.

All lanes of traffic will be open no later than 10:30 a.m.

Starting Line, Mile Markers, Aid Stations and all trash will be cleaned up and out of the canyon by 11 a.m.

Below you will find a map that details when and where closures will occur. You can find out more information about this event at www.thehauntedhalf.com. We hope this helps you plan your travel on that morning.

We would like to extend to you a special discount code for you and your friends if you would like to register and run in this event. The code is VOODOO and will give you 20% off the Half, 5K or Kid’s Run.

If you have any questions you can call or email David Bell, (801) 722-5106, david@runtasticevents.com


Storm Cleanup – Crews Coming Monday

Good Evening All – Here’s the latest on our chipping and storm cleanup operations.

United Fire Authority and Utah DNR crews were back in the canyon today, trying to complete our original chipping list. Our chipping crews have done what they were able to accomplish, so we’re now shifting to heavier equipment to remove trees and branches that came down in the storm.

On Monday we’ll have two crews in the canyon with frontend loaders and trucks. One will start near the old Sun and Moon. The other will start at the top of the canyon and work down. Both will focus on new storm downfall.

Please pile any trees and brush you wish to have removed by the side of the road by Monday morning. 

ONLY storm-damaged trees, branches and brush should go into these piles. We’re getting green waste disposal rates for these loads, and any contaminants could raise our already considerable costs.

Our hope is to clear all significant storm damage by end of day Monday.

It’s going to be a busy weekend. Work safe out there!

Your Emigration Metro Township and Community Councils

ECCC Election Results

83 votes were cast yesterday in the election for Emigration Canyon Community Council.
Please see below for the results including number of votes received and the percentage of total votes cast.

Thanks to all who voted!

Notice of ECCC Election

It’s Election Time! Please Vote!

Canyon residents should have received their SL County ballot-by-mail. Completed ballots must be postmarked by Monday, Nov 6. Voters may also drop off completed ballots or vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday November 7, from 7 AM – 8 PM at the Fire Station (5025 E Emigration Canyon Rd). Voters will select two Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council Members At Large, one Emigration Improvement District Board of Trustees Member, and “For” or “Against” the Granite School District Bond.

Another important election will be held at the Fire Station that day, to select Emigration Canyon Community Council (ECCC) council members for the 2018-2020 term. This is separate from the official SL County election. ECCC Elections Officer Steve Borst will officiate this election alongside the SL County election. Six seats are up for ECCC election, with each voter selecting up to six candidates including write-ins. Candidate statements are below.

Your VOICE counts, and the Council needs the community feed- back. So, please come to the Fire Station on Tuesday, November 7 to cast your vote for YOUR community council members.

  • Dan Anderson moved to the canyon in 2015, where he lives on the main canyon road with his wife, one kid, and one energetic dog. Both Dan and his wife grew up in very rural settings (West Virginia and Illinois), so the peacefulness and privacy the canyon offers made them feel right at home here. He joined the Emigration Community Council early in 2017 when a vacancy opened. Dan is passionate about working with communication businesses and our local government to get reliable high speed internet to all canyon residents. Dan is also interested in working with canyon residents and local government to expand the trail system within the canyon so he has more areas to hike with his family and dog.
  • Gary Bowen moved into the Canyon in 2005, when he became a member of Emigration Canyon’s Community Council. His home is a rebuild of his Grandparents summer home on Emigra- tion Canyon Creek. He is a strong advocate of maintaining our Canyon’s rural village environment. He regularly attends meetings in Salt Lake City lobbying city, county and state officials on behalf of Emigration Canyon. He is regularly contacted by Canyon residents to go with them to work out problems they have encountered with our local government officials on code and regulatory problems unique to our Canyon. Gary says, “Elect me and I will continue to be your pro bono lobbyist whether it is a personal problem or an issue affecting our unique Canyon environment.”
  • Kate Miyagi joined the Emigration Canyon Community Council last fall and has been serving as ECCC Secretary since January. Kate lives in Pinecrest with her husband, two kids, two dogs, cat, and 13 chickens. She is currently board president of the Pinecrest Service Association and previously served on the board of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. Since joining the Community Council, she has launched a new website and email list, and manages social media pages for the ECCC. The new website contains useful resources for new canyon residents as well as timely announcements. She hopes everyone in the canyon signs up for the electronic newsletter, since the ECCC is moving away from sending paper newsletters. You can sign up by going to http://www.emigrationcanyon.org or by emailing emigrationweb@gmail.com.
  • Suzanne Plumb accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Emigration Community Council, following the resignation of a prior member. Suzanne has lived in the canyon for 27 years and is very knowledgeable about the diverse issues that face the canyon community. Suzanne is recently retired from from the VA Medical Center and the University of Utah. Her work involved research in Addiction and Cognitive Impairment. She was also a cognitive therapist working with Traumatic Brain Injury. Suzanne has served on the SL County Drug and Alcohol Allocation Committee both as a member and chairperson and was a 20 year representative and correspondent on the United Nations World Conferences for Women: Equality, Development and Peace. Because of her work and life experiences Suzanne is passionate about representing all canyon residents and will work to maintain the integrity and beauty of Emigration Canyon.
  • Lisa Schneider felt immediately at home when she moved to Emigration Canyon with her husband Steve (Moore) and their son Logan in 2007. She has served as board president for the Pinecrest Service Association and collaborated with neighbors to establish and facilitate a communi- cations platform (Nextdoor) for Pinecrest. In June 2017 Lisa accepted an invitation to fill an ECCC vacancy and is eager to continue serving as a council member to focus on concerns such as road safety, wildfire risk, invasive plants, and development/growth. With over 20 years of leadership experience in strategic planning, financial management and multi-sector partnership development in business, public health and community development, Lisa is motivated by opportunities to collaboratively, sensibly, and creatively solve problems. She values smart resource stewardship, constructive dialogue, and empowering people and communities. Lisa is a Financial Advisor with Raymond James & Associates, Private Client Group and is a member of the Utah Planned Giving Roundtable, Utah Nonprofits Association, and Intermountain Acoustic Music Association.

Fire Prevention Week – October 8-14, 2017

An announcement from Unified Fire Authority for Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14

Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!

Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

Here are a few resources to help you plan your escape routes in the event of a fire.


Safety Tips

  • MAKE a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • KNOW at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • HAVE an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
  • PRACTICE your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
  • PRACTICE using different ways out.
  • TEACH children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • CLOSE doors behind you as you leave.


  • If the smoke alarm sounds, GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for people or pets.
  • If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out.
  • CALL the fire department from outside your home.


  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms inside every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • According to an NFPA survey, only one of every three American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
  • While 71% of Americans have an escape plan in case of a fire, only 47% of those have practiced it.
  • One-third of American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. The time available is often less. And only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out!