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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)

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 28 Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.

27 Jun 2014 (All day)

Corban John Lunt, son of Ryan and Tawnia Lunt, has been called to serve in the St. Louis Missouri Mission and reports to the Provo MTC July 2.  Prior to his departure he will be speaking at the Morgan Utah Stake Center on Sunday, June 29, at 9 a.m.

27 Jun 2014 (All day)

Afton Anderton will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house on July 3. The event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Afton’s home, 177 S. State Street in Morgan.  

27 Jun 2014 (All day)

Our loving father, Jay Whitney Porter, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, June 21 at Ogden Regional Hospital surrounded by family.

27 Jun 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County Council will move forward with a request to annex into the Utah Transit Authority’s service area, but not because all council members want the service or approve of raising taxes.  Instead, council members want the public to weigh in on the matter officially by visiting the ballot box.

27 Jun 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board will meet Monday, June 30, to discuss a possible tax increase.

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.

25 Jun 2014 (All day)

Some 302 voters determined the outcome for the one school board seat involved in a primary election Tuesday.  The 24.77 percent of 1,219 registered voters in that district eliminated Roland Haslam from the race and sent Ted W. Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith on to the November general election.

20 Jun 2014 - 17:12

Over the course of its 30-year career, the Morgan High School marquee has deteriorated drastically.  Students and staff have nursed the sign along using tape, white out and other remedies to keep it going, but they are finding these methods inadequate to keep this archaic sign up to date.
Because of this deterioration, the Morgan High School Student Body Officers have come up with a plan to replace the old sign with a new digital marquee.
This updated marquee would provide the school, as well as the rest of Morgan County, a better way to advertise ongoing events that take place in our town.
To make this happen, the officers need the help of the community.  The cost of the new marquee is $30,000. To assist with that large figure, they have a plan that involves different donation tiers: bronze-$100; silver-$500; gold-$1,000; and platinum-$5,000.
In order to give full recognition to generous donors, bronze and silver level donors will have their name or company name engraved on a plate on the front of the marquee. Gold and platinum donors will have an entire brick to themselves on the base of the marquee to engrave their company name and logo. This will ensure that the entire school and community will be reminded of that generosity each time they approach the school.
In order for the new digital marquee to be in place by the time school starts this fall, donations need to be turned in by July 20, 2014. Please submit donations to Morgan High School, P.O. Box 917, Morgan, UT 84050.

20 Jun 2014 - 16:25

Candidates for the District 2 and District 4 Morgan County School Board positions met for a debate June 12. Voting for the primary election involving Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and Bruce A. Galbraith for District 2 will take place Tuesday, June 24.
Alan Vesper withdrew from the District 4 race, making a primary election with Anna Phelps and incumbent Mark Farmer unnecessary. Phelps and Farmer will proceed to the general election in November. 
Haslam, Taylor, Phelps and Farmer were present for the debate sponsored by Morepac, a political action committee with the mission to “facilitate community awareness through public forums and provide accurate information on educational and economic issues.”
Farmer said the roles and responsibilities of a member of the board of education are three-fold including providing quality education that exceeds state requirements and prepares students for college, providing education consistent with the standards of the community, and handling the fiduciary responsibilities entrusted to the board.
Taylor said if elected, his responsibilities are to his constituents and representing them.  This would include making sure students receive the best education available, allowing the public to approach the board, and ensuring sufficient funds are in the budget to pay for expenses. 
Phelps said that there is more to ensuring a great education, including taking care of teachers, board members acting as facilitators, and board members attending all government council meetings.  “Academics are the first priority of a board member,” she said.

20 Jun 2014 - 16:14

Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans celebrate Independence Day with a big bang of fireworks.  You can find stands on just about every street corner during the holiday, but where you choose to buy your sparklers and fountains makes a difference to one local family.
Morgan’s neighborhood firework stand is sponsored by Acme Discount Fireworks, but run by Morgan residents Jaime and Gina Grandpre. 
Shopping local helps unite our community. “Knowing that you are supporting your neighbors and friends, gives us all a sense of pride in where we live,” commented Gina. 
In support of shopping local, the family decided to change locations this year.  Instead of being housed in the parking lot of Ridley’s, the firework stand will be located in the lot next to Front Street Gifts and Crossfit Unknown.  This lot is owned by a Utah resident, resulting in a much better deal on the lease of the property, according to the Grandpre family.

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 June 2, local resident Lydia Nuttall interviewed with the Utah State Board of Education Nominating and Recruiting Committee at the State Senate Building.  She was one of seven local residents who applied to fill the four-year State School Board District 1 position, and the only local to progress to the interview round of the process.  

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)

In the 2013-2014 school year, the Morgan County School Board collected $6,400 in fees for use of the Trojan Century Center.  In the same time, the district paid $17,067 in utilities for the building, $6,300 for supervision of the building, $4,416 for custodians to clean the building, and another $2,300 for supplies and repairs, said District Business Manager D’Lynn Poll.

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)

Morgan County School Board President Bruce Galbraith presented findings from the Utah School Boards Association regarding what makes a good school board member.

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

Now in its 11th year, Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back presented by Maverik is right around the corner with runners preparing costumes, finalizing van decorations and getting in the last of their training mileage. With more than 11,000 runners on the course this year, Ragnar Relay has provided detailed course information to minimize the impact the race will have on daily routines and commutes.

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)

Over the course of its 30-year career, the Morgan High School marquee has deteriorated drastically.  Students and staff have nursed the sign along using tape, white out and other remedies to keep it going, but they are finding these methods inadequate to keep this archaic sign up to date.

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

 

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.
20 Jun 2014 (All day)

Judy Bowles, 71, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Ogden Regional Medical Center. 

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)

Marjorie Virginia Lepley Porter, born October 24, 1941, peacefully passed away with her family in the Morgan Valley she loved on June 16, 2014.  She grew up traveling with her military family, having cherished memories of many places, her favorite being Japan.  She graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1959 and St. Benedict’s Nursing program in 1962.   She loved her nursing career and those she took care of over her 50 years of service. Her most memorable nursing moment was meeting the love of her life as a patient while working in the hospital. 

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

On June 15, 2014, Dixie Helen Tubbs left this world to follow a new trail; to find her dreams that are as big as the Western sky she loved. 

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 family Leland Craig Wright wishes to thank everyone for the acts of kindness during his passing. 

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

The children of Charles and Jolene Price are proud to announce the 65th wedding anniversary of their parents.  They were married on June 15, 1949, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple and have been going strong ever since.  Their love for one another has done nothing but grow over the years, and now they are enjoying their golden years content in one another’s company.

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

Sister Mikaela Garner has been called to the Texas, San Antonio mission. 

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

Verna Mae Lee, 85, of Green River, Wyoming, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home.  A long-time resident of Green River, Wyoming, and former resident of Roy, Utah, Mrs. Lee died following a brief illness.

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

 
Jean Holbrook Bohman, 95, passed peacefully into eternity at her home on Saturday June 7, 2014.  She was born October 8, 1918, to Joseph Franklin and Nancy Catherine Burt Holbrook in Ely, Nevada. She married her sweetheart Wilson Dale Bohman on May 2, 1941, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away on July 1, 2007. 

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

Matthew Lewis and Tanalyn Fackrell are excited to announce their marriage on Friday June 13.  

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

 
Three local have lined for a spot on the June 24 primary election ballot for a chance at the Morgan County School Board District 2 seat.  Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith hope to fill the four-year position.
Both Taylor and Galbraith agree that the growth facing the school district is of utmost concern. Haslam was contacted for input in this article, but didn’t respond.

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

A recent Morgan High School graduate will be in court June 18 on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, felony discharge of a firearm, and carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence alcohol.

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

Dalton J. McFall, 24, will be in court June 18 on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and one count of lewdness involving a child.

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)

If your schedule is not full for the weekend, take a few minutes to support our local all star, Kade Carrigan, at the 70th annual All-Star baseball weekend.  

6 Jun 2014 (All day)

On May 19, Morgan County hosted Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run local competition at the varsity baseball field.  

6 Jun 2014 (All day)

After teaching music at Morgan Middle School for 27 years, Dr. Gordon Johnson retired from the school district.  In that time, Johnson estimates he has taught about 15,000 students.

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.