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27 Jun 2014 (All day)

Root beer floats and flower leis were generously given out to celebrate a new small bowery dedicated at Riverside Park on Friday, June 20.   This was the first major appearance of the city’s new mayor, Ray Little, who took the position after Jim Egbert resigned.  

27 Jun 2014 (All day)

Patience is a virtue. In our fast-paced world today, sometimes we forget to slow down and remember our roots. Thankfully, we still get little reminders of hard work and patience in our small town.

20 Jun 2014 - 14:29

Fireworks and Independence Day celebrations go hand in hand. Public firework displays are a much loved tradition in Morgan, but government officials ask that you use common sense and courtesy when conducting backyard displays.
Morgan City and Morgan County have adopted the Utah code when it comes to private firework displays. According to Utah code 5-4-5, “It is unlawful to discharge fireworks in such a manner that the fireworks project over or onto the property of another person without the consent of the person owning or controlling such property.”
This makes it difficult to let off fireworks in smaller subdivisions.  With the removal of some height restrictions, even legal fireworks can end up in someone else’s yard, or worse, on their home.  Local officials are asking residents to consult their neighbors before the launching of private firework displays to prevent any discord.
If you happen to see any violations of the above provisions, please go through the proper authorities for enforcement of this code.  Enforcement of this code is handled by your local fire chief or police department.  Residents must be willing to make an official statement in order for the ordinance to be properly enforced.
Fireworks may only be discharged three days before the holiday, on the holiday and three days after, so your window for Independence Day fireworks has passed.  This information will however, apply to Pioneer Day celebrations.

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

Faith White has become a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant. This has always been her dream. Faith has a disability that makes her walk on her toes and makes her tire easily. 

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

On Friday, 13 June, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held an extremely successful concert featuring James Oniel Miner and Darron Bradford.  The large crowd greatly enjoyed the entire evening.  Miner and Bradford put on a classic show the audience was wild about.

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

Crews are performing roadway maintenance and rehabilitation work on state Road 66, from Porterville to Morgan.

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort has reinvented their popular summer brunch, turning it into a “dining discovery” experience and making it the premier Sunday brunch spot for miles around. 

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

Despite the cold and windy weather, over 60 volunteers picked up trash along a 12-mile stretch of the Weber River from Henefer to Morgan on Saturday, June 14. 

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

This year the Morgan County Fair will be held July 28 – Aug. 2.  Animals are being raised for showing and prizes, new recipes are being tried and tasted, craft projects are starting and, of course, quilting has hopefully begun.

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

Myles Jared Barney has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  This accomplishment represents four years of fun, work, adventure and dedication to the Boy Scout program.  His Eagle project was to collect unopened bottles of medications (Ibuprofen and Tylenol) to take to Guatemala to be distributed to people receiving surgeries from the Utah Medical Outreach group. 

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

 With all the changes happening within the walls of the Morgan City offices the past few months, one can expect a period of transition.  There have been many misgivings about the 4th of July celebration with all these changes, but Morgan City officials are happy to announce that the show must go on.

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

“Today’s beautiful moments are tomorrow’s beautiful memories.”  This is a thought on the wall in the Mane Attraction salon in Morgan. It is much more than a thought to co-owner of the salon, Michelle Peterson.  It is the objective: to help create those beautiful moments that will become beautiful memories. Beautiful memories have been created there for generations. 

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

When you live in beautiful surroundings, like those in Morgan County, you are bound to spend a lot of time outdoors.  The sunshine makes you feel so carefree, most people don’t even think about little things like checking for ticks after a great hike or walk through the woods.

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

The firm MGB+A The Grassli Group is studying the feasibility of bringing back Como Spring’s old glory days in an effort to revitalize Morgan County’s economy.

6 Jun 2014 (All day)

For the past eight years James Oneil Miner has been bringing arrangements of classic songs like “Somewhere in Time,” and “Unchained Melody” to audiences around the world.  And audiences keep coming back because it’s the kind of music people love.  

6 Jun 2014 (All day)

Morgan Valley is blessed with native grasses that make it one of the most beautiful places to live anywhere. Unfortunately, noxious weeds such as Dyer’s Woad and Scotch Thistle are invading the county.  

6 Jun 2014 (All day)

With all the changes happening within the walls of the Morgan City offices the past few months, one can expect a period of transition.  There have been many misgivings about the 4th of July celebration with all these changes, but Morgan City officials are happy to announce that the show must go on.

6 Jun 2014 (All day)

Exciting things have been happening in recent months on State Street. Several new businesses have opened their doors and others seem to have been growing without actually opening any doors.

30 May 2014 (All day)

This month marks two years since the official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of the Trojan Century Center. The 46,600-square-foot physical education and recreation facility sits on the district campus between Morgan High School and football field. The building houses an artificial turf practice field for football/baseball/soccer/golf, an indoor track, basketball/volleyball/tennis court and two classrooms.

30 May 2014 (All day)

When the Morgan County Council set out four years ago researching the need for public transportation in Morgan County, Councilwoman Tina Kelley didn’t think she would find many people who needed such a service.

30 May 2014 (All day)

On Saturday June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you will see many volunteers up and down the banks of the Weber River.

30 May 2014 (All day)

This year the Morgan County Fair will be held July 28 – Aug. 2.  Animals are being raised for showing and prizes, new recipes are being tried and tasted, craft projects are starting and, of course, quilting has hopefully begun.

30 May 2014 (All day)

Morgan youth eagerly watched the skies, hoping for a cloud free morning this Memorial Day. After a rained out flight schedule on Saturday, the young fliers were especially excited to be out in the beautiful weather Monday morning.

30 May 2014 (All day)

Beginning June 2, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is performing roadway maintenance and rehabilitation work on state Road 66, from mile post 8.74 Porterville to mile post 14.35 in Morgan. Crews will repair and replace asphalt, do earth-moving and landscaping work, install concrete structures, and place a chip seal coat over the road. 

30 May 2014 (All day)

Dallen Calder will be receiving his Eagle this Sunday, June 1, 2014.  Calder has enjoyed the journey that has led to getting his Eagle rank in the scouting program.  

30 May 2014 (All day)

There are not many people still alive today who can say they have actually been in flight in the belly of a B-17 bomber.  Morgan resident Alan Vesper and his father, Nick, can now mark that off their bucket list.

23 May 2014 (All day)

Just ask the 3,000 to 4,000 people who raft or tube down the Weber River in Morgan County each year.  Rafting the Weber River in Morgan County is a fun way to see the valley and a relaxing afternoon in the sun.  It’s a great activity for families or organizations, and one of the 50 things to do in Morgan County.

23 May 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County Sheriff’s office is looking for vandals in Mountain Green and Milton.  A storage shed at the Milton Cemetery was damaged last week.  Damage is shown in the photo on this page.  A reward of $300 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible. 

23 May 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County Veterans of American Legion Post 67 and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6154 invite the community to honor and pay tribute to those brave women and men who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those who have served our great Nation.  Saturday, May 24 Poppies will be available at Ridleys  for your donation to help our disabled veterans, Poppies will also be at Hinds Quick Stop on Monday, May 26.

23 May 2014 (All day)

For many years Morgan has known its own fire chief, Dave Rich, as the face of Farm Bureau Insurance.  Rich has made the decision to retire and is turning the reins over to a new friendly face, Cole Everitt.

23 May 2014 (All day)

Early Friday morning, May 16, a 67-year-old female driver lost control of her Honda Odyssey on Interstate 84, sending it off the road near the Morgan exit. 

16 May 2014 (All day)

Concrete paving is underway on Riverdale Road from I-84 to 1900 West.  Earthwork and utility upgrades continue at the intersection of 1900 West (SR-126). This area is highly congested, and through traffic is encouraged to consider alternate routes.  Roadway, utility work and drainage upgrades also continue. 

16 May 2014 (All day)

The Utah Transit Authority is presenting plans for public transit service in Morgan County Wednesday, May 28 in Mountain Green.  Their presentation to the public will include options such as van pools, commuter transit from the county to four stops in the Weber/Davis county area, community shuttle, volunteer driver program and travel vouchers.

16 May 2014 (All day)

On Saturday, May 24, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 58 from Ogden will be giving free airplane rides to 30 youth between the ages of 8 and 17.  The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Morgan Airport.  A parent or guardian will be required to complete a registration form prior to the flight.  

16 May 2014 (All day)

On April 22, 2014, four local residents, all member of the Morgan LDS Stake, received their BSA Wood Badge beads.  

16 May 2014 (All day)

On June 13, at the Morgan High School Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m., The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will host a concert by the renowned pianist James Oniel Miner, along with special guest artist Daron Bradford.

16 May 2014 (All day)

Martin Rush High had never been Miranda’s safe haven. In fact, it had always been her own personal hell. She always thought she’d rather die than be locked up in that place, but now she didn’t have a choice. That is, if she wanted to survive.

16 May 2014 (All day)

I had to go back.

16 May 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County Library announced its National Library Week Story Writing Contest winners.

16 May 2014 (All day)

On Saturday, May 17, which is also Armed Forces Day, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Morgan County Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the Fourth annual Veteran’s Recognition Day beginning at 10 a.m. at the Morgan County Airport (located at 5000 Cottonwood Canyon  Rd., Mountain Green) to recognize and honor all veterans from all branches of service. 

16 May 2014 (All day)

If you have ever been watching General Conference or any other performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and thought you saw a familiar face, you might be right.  Jason Nelson of Morgan has been blessing the world with his vocal talents since 2011, when he began his service in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  

16 May 2014 (All day)

Since the city of Morgan bid a fond farewell to Steph’s Drive In, nothing has been more talked about and more anticipated than the opening of J’s Drive In.  The wait is finally over.  Drop what you are doing and head over to J’s right now.  It is worth it.

9 May 2014 (All day)

Family Fun Night will be held on Monday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Morgan County library.

9 May 2014 (All day)

Drivers eastbound on Interstate 84 near the mouth of Weber Canyon in Morgan County will encounter temporary right-lane closures in the coming months while Questar Pipeline Company (QPC) replaces a section of high-pressure natural gas pipeline on a steep hillside above the highway. 

9 May 2014 (All day)

As the economy improves, Morgan land owners are “getting their estates in order” and visiting the planning and development offices for rezones.

9 May 2014 (All day)

The Morgan Conservation District is asking for residents’ help in fighting the war on weeds, specifically the noxious dyer’s woad that is now widespread in the county and 24 other counties in the state.

9 May 2014 (All day)

Tuesday, May 6, crowds gathered around railroad tracks in Morgan County waiting for “Big Boy.” This mammoth size steam engine was built in 1941 and weighs in at a whopping 1.2 million pounds.

9 May 2014 (All day)

Peterson may be Morgan County’s next Mountain Green.

9 May 2014 (All day)

On Saturday, May 3 the Weber Basin Anglers chapter from Trout Unlimited hosted a Rubbish Round-up.  13 volunteers showed up to help.  These volunteers included Morgan County residents as well as individuals from Hill Air Force Base, River Restoration and Trout Unlimited.