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15 Aug 2014 (All day)

“Goodbye, happy home,” sighed Nellie Nelson as she and her husband left their home on Dalton Creek in 1911.  Walter and Nellie Nelson had traded their happy, cozy home on Dalton Creek for a farm in Milton (1585 N. Morgan Valley Drive) so their four young children could be within walking distance of the school.

8 Aug 2014 (All day)

Jeremy Evans was welcomed to the Trojan Center with big cheers. Youth watched with wide eyes as this 6’9” Utah Jazz forward walked into the building. Evans was all smiles and gave incredibly high fives to all the mini basketball fans.

8 Aug 2014 (All day)

Despite the rain, this year’s county fair was a success and many are pointing to the demolition derby as a jewel in the fair crown.

1 Aug 2014 (All day)

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  For the second year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans on Monday, Aug. 4.  

1 Aug 2014 (All day)

For some, the American military in Germany is a mystery. By participating in the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz-Tag, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command is able to break down the barriers of its fences and show the local nationals everyone is a part of the same community.

1 Aug 2014 (All day)

“There’s only one thing worse than riding a dry sheep, and that’s riding a wet one!” Monday night’s announcer said as riders slipped right off the livestock.  

1 Aug 2014 (All day)

The Milton Roundup brought nearly 500 people to the Milton Park on Pioneer Day.  An old fashioned potluck dinner, pony rides, games, bounce house, rock wall and music entertained the crowd from infants to the elderly.  

1 Aug 2014 (All day)

Morgan County’s 11-year run with the Widowmaker Hillclimb has come to an end.

1 Aug 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County Fair Board is excited about the 2014 fair already underway.  This dedicated bunch has been working hard to ensure this year will continue to be a success!  While there is too much to say about the fair, here are some highlights. 

1 Aug 2014 (All day)

The Morgan company Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) will be having their summer social on Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Riverside Park. 

25 Jul 2014 (All day)

Look for tagged fish at East Canyon State Park this summer for your chance to win prizes, some of them provided by local businesses.  This year 120 rainbow trout were tagged at the park.  If you catch a tagged fish, bring it to the office to collect your prize.  The fishing challenge started May 3 and gots until August 31, no registration necessary.  

25 Jul 2014 (All day)

Help stop spread of the ‘STD of the sea’

25 Jul 2014 (All day)

This year, East Canyon State Park is on a mission to introduce more people to this excellent venue.  As part of this mission, new park manager Chris Haramoto has been working closely with PureFishing.com to secure fishing equipment for a free annual fishing club for local children.  

25 Jul 2014 (All day)

Utah horse 
owners advised to take precautions

25 Jul 2014 (All day)

Several dozen Morgan kids are a bit better at dribbling, shooting and maneuvering a basketball this week after Morgan Grace Fellowship Church hosted a community basketball camp.  The camp was split into two locations with approximately 25 kids in Morgan and 30 kids shooting hoops in Mountain Green.  

25 Jul 2014 (All day)

On Monday, July 21, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held an extremely successful evening at the Mountain Green Bowery featuring  Craig G. Fisher of the Seventy.  Fisher is currently heading up the Dedication and Celebration of the rebuilt Ogden Temple. He spoke for about 40 minutes on how the celebration preparations are going.

18 Jul 2014 (All day)

Students and teachers may be enjoying the summer break, but plans for the coming school year are well underway. The Morgan Education Foundation invites you to join with them in support of local public schools by participating in the sixth annual Morgan Education Foundation Golf Tournament on Aug. 5, 2014, at Round Valley Golf Course. 

18 Jul 2014 (All day)

Everyone has a story to tell. It’s too bad in this day and age that we often do not take time to get to know our neighbors and learn their interesting experiences.  Most people are reticent to share their lives, but a visit with Ken Farr of Mountain Green is both entertaining and touching. Like any good story-teller, Farr can have you laughing one minute and shedding a tear the next.

18 Jul 2014 (All day)

Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills.  However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough choice of putting Traders Apparel on the market.

18 Jul 2014 (All day)

If you visit places like Morgan Drug or Front Street Gifts, there is a little wooden crate on the counter near the register full of Little Red Hen Candy. 

4 Jul 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. 

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen. Each year more and more people step up to join this worthy cause. 

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan County.

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

Last week DC Thomson Family History, the organization that owns findmypast.com, acquired Mocavo.  This seems like an excellent step forward for both of the companies.  

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

 
While Utah has experienced a relatively slow start to the wildfire season, light vegetation is dry along the foothills and desert areas across the state and fire danger is climbing. Light fuels like cheat grass are already dry and flammable. As daily temperatures continue to rise throughout the state, the wildfire hazard also increases.

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort and the Ogden Valley Ski Team are proud to announce the new “Snowbasin Resort All Stars” developmental ski program for young athletes ages 7 to 12 years old.  

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

 
June 21 marked the official grand opening of TRAX PowerSports on Morgan’s main thoroughfare.  TRAX employees Enoch Cronk and Eden Farnsworth said they were pleased with the turnout.

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

The last few months have been tough for volunteers at the Milton cemetery.  Earlier in the month there were issues with someone using a slingshot, marbles and steel bearings to make holes in the siding of a storage building housed on cemetery grounds.  These vandals also broke a window on the building. The damage was substantial enough that a reward was offered for the conviction of those responsible.

27 Jun 2014 (All day)

When thinking about our family tree we often think upwards.  Finding additional direct line ancestors is often our goal.  This is a good thing to pursue, but if your family tree is anything like mine, it can be a difficult task.  I have had many family members who, for decades, have been researching my ancestors.  

27 Jun 2014 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort is revamping their summer dining with the new Dining Discovery: Explore your Cravings program. The Dining Discovery program will encompass many aspects of dining at Snowbasin Resort and include Culinary Expeditions, Cooking and Eating Classes, Mountain Top Brunches, Burger Spa and Snowbasin Spirit Series.

27 Jun 2014 (All day)

Friday, June 13, 1st Bank locations in both Morgan and Mountain Green honored our hometown heroes.  The parking lot and street corners were full as the public gathered to pay tribute our veterans, EMTs, firefighters and police officers.

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 (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.