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14 Dec 2012 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board’s decision not to participate in the SHARP survey may lead to loss of prevention services provided by Weber Human Services.

14 Dec 2012 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board got a grim outlook for the future of state education funding during their annual presentation to legislators.

7 Dec 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Nov. 25 thru Dec. 1, with a total of 128 calls

7 Dec 2012 (All day)

Weber Human Services representatives fear Morgan Medicaid recipients’ needs are not being met.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Following the untimely death of Morgan County Councilman Don Mathews, the county is seeking to fill his vacancy representing District 5 in the North Morgan area.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 18-24, with a total of 144 calls

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

The county is gearing up for a development one Morgan County Council member said could “change the face of Morgan County.”

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

The interlocal agreement among the city, county, and school board that governs recreation programs in the county is in place, but on shaky ground.

27 Nov 2012 (All day)

What started out as a Morgan County deputy noticing a driver driving without any lights on along Interstate 84 ended up in a high speed chase spanning three counties and the first officer-involved shooting in the county in at least 15 years.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 11 - 17, with a total of 128 calls

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Since developer Rulon Gardner presented his plans for a community development agency, or CDA, to the Morgan County Council, Morgan County School Board members have been receiving irate calls.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

The Nov. 20 canvas changed the outcome of the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race between incumbent Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall by just one vote.  On election night, Hipwell was the winner by 23 votes.  After all the provisional ballots and absentee ballots were counted, Hipwell won by 24 votes.  

9 Nov 2012 (All day)

Assistance: Enterprise, (4)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green; 

9 Nov 2012 (All day)

In the wake of charges facing a local business owner, Morgan City is reviewing its business license application.

9 Nov 2012 (All day)

In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top—so far.  In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes.  Although the final count Tuesday was 418 to 395, county officials are waiting until Nov. 20 to count all absentee and provisional ballots.  Precinct 1 has 28 provisional ballots and 12 absentee ballots, or 40 votes that could still make a difference.  

2 Nov 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Oct. 21- 27, with a total of 139 calls

26 Oct 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 14th thru October 20th, with a total of 151 calls

26 Oct 2012 (All day)

The way recreation programs are handled by the city, county and school board may be changing in the near future.  Changes could affect the annual 4th of July celebration. 

19 Oct 2012 (All day)

Bios of candidates

19 Oct 2012 (All day)

Many view Morgan County as a sleepy town slightly removed from the crime and drugs along the Wasatch Front.  But Interstate 84 makes sure the county is on the footpath of many criminals travelling to and from other locations.

5 Oct 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. – 29, with a total of 112 calls

5 Oct 2012 (All day)

After hiring a facilities director, the council unanimously voted to combine five departments and eliminate three supervisor positions.

5 Oct 2012 (All day)

Although down a planning and development director, the Morgan County Planning and Development Services department is hopping. 

5 Oct 2012 (All day)

In the name of public safety, the Morgan County Council is ready to take on pesky address issues, including involving city officials.

5 Oct 2012 (All day)

Mike Waite is the newest full-time Morgan County employee, accepting the newly created county facilities manager position.  When the job description was created in June, the Morgan County Council envisioned the position would oversee the county’s parks, road, weed, fairgrounds, and building and grounds departments.

28 Sep 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. 16 - 22, with a total of 137 calls

28 Sep 2012 (All day)

In the middle of real estate negotiations with the Morgan County School District, Morgan County officials said they were wrongly cut off.

28 Sep 2012 (All day)

The Morgan County Council hopes to change the “anti-business” reputation it seems to have.

21 Sep 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. 9-15, with a total of 143 calls

21 Sep 2012 (All day)

Although the Morgan County Council prepared an offer to purchase the former bus garage property on State Street, the Morgan County School Board decided to accept  another offer from a commercial entity.

14 Sep 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 2- 8, with a total of 100 calls:

14 Sep 2012 (All day)

Saturday afternoon the public met to break ground on a brand new building for the Morgan Health Center and the staff and residents couldn’t be happier. 

7 Sep 2012 - 15:57

The Morgan County Council has agreed to purchase the former bus garage on State Street from the Morgan County School District for an undisclosed amount to be paid over a three-year period.
The facility will be used as storage for various county equipment including sheriff department and emergency vehicles. Presently, a majority of such equipment, valued at several hundred thousand dollars, is stored outside and subject to weather deterioration.
Chairwoman Tina Kelley cast one of two opposing votes, saying the county had other financial priorities such as replacing a boiler for the county building.

7 Sep 2012 - 15:53

The Morgan County Council has agreed with moving forward on hiring someone to help with the county’s economic development goals.
"We have difficulties in the county," Councilman Lyle Nelson said. "We are hailed as the county that is difficult to do business in, or get a business started in. I have heard horror stories of those that gave up trying."
He said the answer to turning that around is to hire at least a part-time economic development director or consultant.
"We need someone on our side that can actively recruit," Nelson said. "We need to put some money into someone here consistently that answers the phone."

24 Aug 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 12 - 18, with a total of 89 calls

24 Aug 2012 (All day)

An economic development attorney has asked Morgan County to shake off the webs and dust that has collected on its Redevelopment Agency created in the days of Garth Day and kick things into gear again.

17 Aug 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 5th thru August 11th, with a total of 109 calls:

17 Aug 2012 (All day)

Public comment was split nearly evenly Tuesday evening on whether or not the Morgan County School Board should raise taxes to provide the district with $100,000 in contingency funds.

17 Aug 2012 (All day)

In the throws of budget turmoil, the Morgan County School District is motivated to sell its old bus garage property on State Street. Superintendent Ken Adams said there has been interest in outside parties purchasing the commercial property, including renewed interest from Morgan County.  The school board went into executive session Tuesday to discuss real estate negotiations with the county.  They planned to have something in writing for the Morgan County Council to consider during their Aug. 21 meeting.

17 Aug 2012 (All day)

Soon after parents buy the new school clothes, pack the backpacks, and pay registration fees, they will be facing another school-related expense: new taxes.  On a split 3-2 vote, the Morgan County School Board narrowly passed a tax that will increase the property tax on a $200,000 home $14.96 a year. 

10 Aug 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 29th thru August 4th, with a total of 132 calls

3 Aug 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 22nd thru July 28th, with a total of 120 calls:

3 Aug 2012 (All day)

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruition.

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 15th thru July 21st, with a total of 115 calls

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

The Morgan School District’s financial situation is so complicated, it is going to take a combination of many options to solve, or even squeak by from year to year, school board members agreed.  The solution rests on raising taxes, a voted leeway, and possibly even more cuts that could directly affect the classroom.

17 Jul 2012 (All day)

Local business owner Melvin Lee Kellogg, 36, was arrested Monday for a failure to register violation as well as being in a “protected area.” 

17 Jul 2012 (All day)

Scott Logan Gollaher, 53, was booked into the Weber County jail without bail on 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of sodomy of a child. 

16 Jul 2012 (All day)

Click on the image below to download a copy of the Morgan County Fair Book

16 Jul 2012 (All day)

Within the last week, the Sheriff’s Office completed two extensive separate investigations involving two registered sex offenders. As a result of these investigations, two adult males were arrested and booked into the Weber County jail on separate charges. On behalf of the Sheriff’s Office, we would like to extend our thanks to all of the agency’s that assisted in the arrest of Scott Gollaher.