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American Fork Canyon

The Utah Department of Transportation has reopened U-92 at the mouth of American Fork Canyon and SR-144 in the canyon to traffic.

Several avalanches and snow slides closed the canyon for three days until temperatures cooled and consolidated the existing snowpack.

UDOT advises motorists to use caution and travel at the posted speed limits on all state highways.

Spanish Fork

Taxpayers will foot the bill — about $3,000 — for a two-day retreat the City Council and department heads will hold today and tomorrow.

A variety of topics, from administration, finance and planning to public works, recreation and public safety will come before the council at the Homestead Resort in Midway. The meetings begin at 4 p.m. today and conclude Saturday at 5 p.m. The city has been holding the retreats for more than a decade, city manager Dave Oyler said.

Utah County

Need to learn how to to use your food storage tastefully? The Utah County office of USU Extension is offering three programs to help. The presenter is Leslie Probert, All classes run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room L700 of the Utah County Administration building, 100 E. Center, Provo.

The presentations are:

Wednesday, Jan. 16 — The class will focus on simple, inexpensive ideas that remove roadblocks to using your food storage, plus up-to-date information on safe water storage.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 — Probert will demonstrate how fast and delicious cooking with food storage can be. Learn quick ways of preparing dried beans plus tips on using dehydrated foods such as milk, eggs, butter and shortening.

Wednesday, Jan. 30 — Experts will provide information on how to safely store and use the most common fuels. There will be a demonstration of fuel-saving ideas: soup cooked in a "hay" box and cookies baked in an apple box reflector oven.

The fee is $2 one class, $4 for two classes or all three for $5. To reserve a place or for more information call Judy Harris, 370-8460 ext. 2.

UVSC

Students at Utah Valley State College will showcase their school spirit during Homecoming Week activities Jan. 14-19. Events and activities surround the theme "Fired Up!" and will culminate with the last-ever basketball game against BYU-Idaho.

Among the weeks activities are:

Monday, Jan. 14 at noon — "Kickoff in the Quad"

Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. — Miss UVSC Scholarship Pageant, Ragan Theater

Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. — Student Scholarship Gala, McKay Events Center

Thursday, Jan. 17 at noon — Faculty Lecture: "Ground Zero: Experiences of a Red Cross Mental Health Specialist" presented by Ann Shively in the Activity Center

Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. — Wolverine basketball with North Idaho

Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. — UVSC Homecoming basketball game vs. BYU -Idaho, with the Homecoming dance following the game.

For more information call the alumni association at 863-8992