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July 24, 2014

Everyday Morgan resident Shantel Watkins, 21, sees the new white chaps hanging on her closet door reminding her of her reign as Oakley Independence Day Rodeo queen.  Sometimes, she peeks inside the padded box at her crown worth several hundreds of dollars.
But then she’s off to fulfill her duties as the reigning queen of a PRCA rodeo.  Next on the list is Coalville’s PRCA rodeo Aug. 8 and 9, where she will ride in the grand entry at the beginning of the rodeo, sign autographs, mingle with the crowd, and maybe even push cows for the roping event.

Everyday Morgan resident Shantel Watkins, 21, sees the new white chaps hanging on her closet door reminding her of her reign as Oakley Independence Day Rodeo queen.  Sometimes, she peeks inside the padded box at her crown worth several hundreds of dollars.

June 12, 2014

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.  

By Jim Bledsoe
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.  

May 11, 2014

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.

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.

November 9, 2013

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.

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.

July 8, 2013

About 10.5 miles from the Morgan exit on Highway 84, and driving south past Porterville stands The Tifie Ranch in Morgan, Utah.  The ranch, which is a family operation, is among the 50 things to do in Morgan County. 

About 10.5 miles from the Morgan exit on Highway 84, and driving south past Porterville stands The Tifie Ranch in Morgan, Utah.  The ranch, which is a family operation, is among the 50 things to do in Morgan County. 

June 7, 2013

On Saturday, June 1 4-H and FFA members from around the county and surrounding areas gathered at the Morgan County Fairgrounds for the June Livestock Show. Students from grades 3 to 12 presented show steers and lambs to be judged in market and showmanship classes. In the market classes, the animals were put into groups based on their weight and were judged on their build and the quality of the animal. In the showmanship classes, students were divided by grade into senior, intermediate and junior showmanship groups. The students were then judged on their knowledge and ability to handle their animal and their animal’s appearance and behavior. 

By Niccole Haslam and Amanda Christensen

June 3, 2013

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. 

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. 
Morgan County youth, ages 6 through 18, are invited to earn a $10 bounty for each 40-pound bag of the noxious weed dyer’s woad that has been dug, collected and returned. 

April 29, 2013

Morgan County is making equipment available to the public in an effort to control noxious weeds county-wide.  Backpack sprayers and sprayers that can be attached to ATVs will be available Mondays and Thursdays from the county extension office free of charge for county residents.  The equipment was purchased by the Morgan County Weed Board.

Weed spraying equipment available to residents

January 4, 2013

James Wilson Francis (Jim) quietly left this earthly life on Thursday, Dec. 27 surrounded by his loving family.  As one poet said, “As when a lordly cedar, green with bough, goes down with a great shout upon the hill, and leaves a lonesome place against the sky.”  So it will be with Jim. We will all sorely miss him. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born in Ogden, Utah on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 1949, to Homer Wilson Francis and Marie Rich Francis. He was raised and educated in Morgan and graduated from Morgan High School where he was involved in the sports programs, especially football.

James Wilson Francis (Jim) quietly left this earthly life on Thursday, Dec. 27 surrounded by his loving family.  As one poet said, “As when a lordly cedar, green with bough, goes down with a great shout upon the hill, and leaves a lonesome place against the sky.”  So it will be with Jim. We will all sorely miss him.

August 13, 2012

After months of feeding and caring for their animals, over 160 hard working kids were able to sell their animals to generous and eager buyers.  The junior livestock show and sale are the final event of a program encouraging youth to raise and care for livestock animals.  The annual event allows kids to take responsibility for their animals and learn how a business is run.   

After months of feeding and caring for their animals, over 160 hard working kids were able to sell their animals to generous and eager buyers.  The junior livestock show and sale are the final event of a program encouraging youth to raise and care for livestock animals.  The annual event allows kids to take responsibility for their animals and learn how a b

February 18, 2012

On Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Russell Woolsey and Paula Harrington were married on the beautiful island of Maui and will reside in Morgan.

 

On Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Russell Woolsey and Paula Harrington were married on the beautiful island of Maui and will reside in Morgan.

November 7, 2011

The entire student body of Mountain Green Elementary school received a special treat when local artist, Zach Winegar, carved the school mascot, an eagle, into one of the large pumpkins that have been on display at the school for the past few weeks.  He carved the eagle into a 994 lb. pumpkin grown by Tyler Quigley, also of Mtn. Green.  

 

November 1, 2011

The students at Mountain Green Elementary School  have been getting a close up view of some very large pumpkins.  The growers,   Matt McConkie and Tyler Quigley, both residents of Mountain Green, brought the pumpkins to the school for display.  

 

October 17, 2011

Rees Bros, of Morgan, ranked as sixth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Utah having recorded 92 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

 

Rees Bros, of Morgan, ranked as sixth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Utah having recorded 92 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

October 6, 2011

When Braydon Deru adopted a dog from the Davis Animal Shelter he thought he was saving man’s best friend.  Instead he found himself getting a visit from the Morgan Animal Control officer.  The officer informed Deru that it is not legal to own a pit bull in Morgan and that he would either need to get a DNA test to prove that the dog is not a pit bull or get rid of the animal.

 

September 30, 2011

Matt McConkie and Tyler Quigley of Mountain Green  competed in this year’s giant pumpkin weigh-off sponsored by the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers. Part of the quest in growing pumpkins of such a remarkable size is to help feed families throughout Utah!

 

July 28, 2011

 

Twenty one year old Daniel Butler from Durrant, Oklahoma has always cared for the safety and well being of others and had a great interest in how animals can help save people’s lives.  This interest came at a very young age when he and his family were driving down a country road in Oklahoma and noticed an elderly lady walking out on a dirt path in the middle of nowhere, looking a little disoriented.  They asked her where she was going, and she told them that she was walking to Walmart. There was not a Walmart anywhere for miles. They returned her back home to her grateful husband.  

It was shortly after this incident Daniel was watching COPS on television and a similar story came on about an elderly person with dementia  who had been lost. They used a canine unit to help find the person. This began turning the wheels for Daniel and caused him to wonder how he could become involved working with dogs to help find lost people on land or water. 

 

July 19, 2011

Have you   “herd”?   Herding dogs and their handlers from all over the Western United States and Canada are coming once again to the Summit County Fair on Thursday thru Saturday August 4-6.  The Wild n Woolie Sheepdog  trial,  sponsored by the Summit County Fairboard will run in conjunction with the Summit County Fair.  The trial will showcase top handler/dog teams  from Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota as well as Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

October 2, 2010

At the Giant Pumpkin Weigh off at Thanksgiving point on Saturday September 25, Mountain Green resident Matt McConkie broke the state record with a massive pumpkin weighing in at 1,169 pounds. 

At the Giant Pumpkin Weigh off at Thanksgiving point on Saturday September 25, Mountain Green resident Matt McConkie broke the state record with a massive pumpkin weighing in at 1,169 pounds.  The previous state record stood at 1104 pounds.  Another Mountain Green resident, Tyler Quigley came in third with his pumpkin weighing 886 pounds.  

September 25, 2010

There is a time for everything under the sun; a time for every season. But the season of the family-owned farming operation is on the verge of its last leg on its steady decline into oblivion; losing ground by the day