BYU may soon be able to buy land ‘Y’ mountain

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Brigham Young University may soon be allowed to purchase land on a nearby mountain that includes the hillside “Y” overlooking the Provo school.

Maddi Dayton
Pending presidential approval, BYU may soon be able to purchase Y Mountain. (Universe files)

The authorization is included on a broad military spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Friday and awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature.

The act would allow BYU to purchase 80 acres on Y Mountain from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for about $500,000.

BYU president Kevin Worthen told The Daily Herald that the mountain is a landmark for the valley and the school is pleased with the bill’s approval in the Senate.

The university owns the lower 40 acres of the trail leading up the mountain.

With Obama’s signature, the school can purchase the remaining land surrounding the trail and the large letter “Y.”

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