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7 Feb 2014 (All day)

A Morgan native has been found guilty of a racially-motivated murder in a Atlanta, Georgia, penitentiary facility.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

Emphasizing her ongoing commitment to Utah’s economic development, longtime educator and community leader Ann Millner formally announces her candidacy to run for the Utah Senate in District 18.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

In the last five years, Morgan County has employed four different individuals in its top planning spot.  Tired of the turnover and desiring top notch planning expertise, the Morgan County Council discussed Tuesday the open planning and development director position left vacant when Charlie Ewert accepted a planning position in Weber County last week.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

In search of companies that may want to locate in Morgan County, Morgan County Councilmen Robert Kilmer and Austin Turner traveled to the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held Jan. 14 to 17 in Las Vegas.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Charlie Ewert is going out with a bang.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

The issues surrounding the interlocal recreation agreement tossed around for years among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District may actually be coming to an end now that the school district has removed a claims and liabilities section.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Morgan County is accepting applications for a new full-time planner after Charles Ewert, planning and development department director, gave his notice of resignation after accepting a principal planner position with Weber County.  His last day on the job was Thursday, Jan. 30.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

In a larger community, an unassuming, gentle man like Duane Stock may have gone unnoticed, but a man such as this is celebrated in our small town.

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

The Utah State Tax Commission announced that same sex couples who file as married on their federal income tax returns for 2013 may also file as married on their state income tax return.

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

Mayor Jim Egbert and the Morgan City Council have been working with a developer and making steady progress on approval of the hotel planned for construction on Commercial Street.  

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board is on the search for residents to sit on a finance committee to take a close look at the district’s budget and also advise on money-saving tactics.

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

Councilman Ray Little, Councilman Mike Kendell, Councilwoman Shelley Betz and Mayor Jim Egbert were sworn into office during the January 14 City Council meeting.  All were re-elected incumbents. 

20 Jan 2014 - 17:14

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.
The facility is used by both students as well as community members.  As such, it is difficult to compute what percentage of utilities was paid for community use vs. district use.
Board member Ken Durrant said heating and cooling of the building would be the same no matter who was using it.  When students leave the building, the facility must still be heated and cooled, he said.
Poll said the biggest cash out of the district’s pocket that can be tied to community use was for supervision.  However, the fees collected for use of the building was enough revenue to pay for that supervision, she said.

17 Jan 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County Council selected Logan Wilde as its new chairman, replacing Tina Kelley.  Ned Mecham will continue as vice chairman.

17 Jan 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County Animal Control and River Valley Veterinarian, Dr. Jason Lott have teamed up to provide discounted rabies vaccinations, microchips and 2014 licensing.

17 Jan 2014 (All day)

Despite the recent excitement for recreational and economic development opportunities that may come with redeveloping the Weber River, local ditch companies that rely on the flow for irrigation purposes are not as enthusiastic.

17 Jan 2014 (All day)

The political and economic climate lately has many in Morgan asking about their local businesses.  It is a common occurrence to read weekly and even daily “Who does appliance repair in Morgan?” and other similar posts on local facebook pages.  It is clear Morgan wants to shop local, and many residents don’t even realize Morgan is home to over 600 businesses.

17 Jan 2014 (All day)

This year is bound to be an exciting year politically as 12 local positions will be up for grabs.

10 Jan 2014 (All day)

The case against Scott Logan Gollaher is moving a little too slowly, say some Morgan County officials.

10 Jan 2014 (All day)

Although same-sex couples could have obtained a marriage license from the Morgan County clerk between Dec. 23 and the morning of Jan. 6, none did.  And because of a Supreme Court ruling Jan. 6, it is not likely to happen again until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the Utah law banning same-sex marriage violates the Constitution.

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

Weather has delayed the completion of the Morgan Valley Drive road construction project.  

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

There is an air of change in today’s political scene.  Local businessman John Barber hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for Utah Senate Seat 18.

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

Representatives from the city, county and school board recently re-evaluated their wish list for possible future grants, moving a bridge over the Weber River at the end of Young Street to the top of the list.  Restoration of the Weber River near the fairgrounds is second on the list, redevelopment of Como Springs is third, and Commercial Street building improvements is fourth.

31 Dec 2013 - 02:01
There is an air of change in today’s political scene. Local businessman John Barber
hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his
retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for the Utah
Senate Seat 18.
20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Assistance: Morgan City, Mtn Green, Milton

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car accident involving four juveniles and a Morgan County deputy at State Street and 100 South in Morgan City at 9 p.m. Monday.

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Recently, Senator Mike Lee hosted a roundtable with Utah citizens, experts, government officials, and community activists on the growing crisis of immobility among the poor.  The event is a continuation of Sen. Lee’s “Let’s Talk” series he began in August, taking him around the state to hear directly from Utahns about the critical issues facing the state and the country. 

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Council unanimously approved investigating the establishment of a grant-writing position in the county.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

City officials are so interested in bringing new businesses to town in an effort to boost economic development that they would consider offering tax incentives to anyone interested.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Council is interested enough in a proposal to restore and enhance the Weber River through the county that they agreed to prioritize a design study.

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 3- 9, 111 calls

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

Now that the Morgan County Council has approved the rezone and development agreement, Morgan may be home to the Holding family’s next four-season destination resort envied by others.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Morgan City voters cast their ballots Tuesday to retain all incumbents on the Morgan City Council.  

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

After four years in office, Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert is running for his second term unopposed.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation on the way forward for conservatives and the need for a new conservative reform agenda.  

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

City Councilman Mike Kendell, originally appointed to his position in 2012, is running unopposed for election to another two-year term.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Senator Mike Lee introduced a tax reform plan that would replaces much of today’s complex tax system with a new, simple structure that provides solutions for America’s ongoing opportunity crisis and ends the discrimination of parents in the tax code.  The Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act is a pro-family, pro-growth plan that incentivizes social mobility, promotes middle-class economic security, and improves opportunity for all Americans.

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

Jaden Ingle is a political newcomer taking on incumbents Shelly Betz and Ray Little for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.
“I fully believe that it's time we have new ideas and new minds in our city government to help revive Morgan, and help it to grow to what it's fully capable of becoming,” said Ingle, 19. “I'm running for this position to try and help Morgan to grow, and to solve some issues the city is currently facing.”
Ingle would like to eliminate needless spending and keep utility costs at a reasonable range, which would in turn benefit business in the city “so that they can last for more than a year.”

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.
In addition to serving on several city, county and state committees throughout the years, Little has served on the Morgan City Council since 1994.
In the past couple of years, Little said the city council has been most influential getting some new businesses located on Commercial Street.  He looks forward to solidifying the location of a hotel in the city, something the council has been working on for years.

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.
Betz moved to Morgan City in August of 2006.  As part of her job, she regularly attended both planning commission and city council meetings.
“I found I really wanted to serve and thought I could bring some new perspective and additional energy to the council,” said Betz, 48.  So, she ran for a city council position and has been serving since January of 2010.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

 
2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 13th through October 19th, with a total of 123 calls

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Council advises on water concerns

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan resident Dawna Little Zukirmi and Crystal Young, a hydrologist from RiverRestoration.org, presented their hopes for the Weber River to the Morgan Council of Governments group on Monday. 

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan County’s economic development consultant is pursuing the redevelopment of the Como Springs area, saying a new hot springs pool could bring in as many as 42,900 people each year.  But that is only if the necessary agreements can be made and as much as $3.79 million can be secured to finance the venture.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

A representative from the Utah State School Board says those both in favor of and opposed to the Utah Common Core have the same concerns.