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31 Jul 2015 - 13:09

The Morgan County Fair’s Junior Rodeo is always a crowd pleaser.  Seeing our littlest cowboys and cowgirls get out there and strut their stuff is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face.

31 Jul 2015 - 13:09

As the devoted Kris Krammer carries out her last fair as chairman of the board, newly appointed Gina Grandpre is already looking toward the 2016 Morgan County Fair.

30 Jul 2015 - 13:20

Tuesday night the high school arena at the Morgan County Fairgrounds was filled with cowboys and cowgirls eager to saddle up and show their skills. The bleachers were packed with adoring fans.

24 Jul 2015 - 13:24

From rodeos to snow cones, baby contests to wrangler contests, donut eating contests to livestock shows to quilt raffles, Kris Krammer has seen it all; actually, she has overseen it all for the last six years but this will be the last year she attends our beloved Morgan County Fair as its chairman. 

24 Jul 2015 - 13:24

Ashley Haslam has some big shoes to fill as she steps into her new role as Morgan County’s new animal control officer, but she is up to the task.

16 Jul 2015 - 12:19

Morgan County deputies helped capture a pair of wanted fugitives who were camping at East Canyon State Park on Saturday, July 11.  Regina Collins, 35, and Daniel Lyman-Muzzy, 31, were wanted for crimes in several other states and allegedly stole a pair of semi-automatic handguns from a Salt Lake City pawn shop June 25. 

16 Jul 2015 - 12:19

Seven Morgan residents visited Washington D.C. to gain valuable leadership and citizenship skills to better their community.

9 Jul 2015 - 15:01

On July 6, Morgan resident John D. Millar was travelling westbound on I-84 through the last curve on the west side of Taggart when his 2013 BMW motorcycle crossed onto the soft median and into the cable barrier. Despite wearing a full face helmet and full protective gear, Millar was killed on impact.

9 Jul 2015 - 15:01

For the last few years, the leaders of the Morgan LDS Stake have been working with local landowners to plan and execute a Pioneer Handcart Trek entirely in Morgan County. Thanks to the kindness of these local families, youth of the Morgan Stake trekked almost 30 miles up and down, through and around the mountains and valleys surrounding Morgan. 

3 Jul 2015 - 15:47
County tax roll now available online

Do apartment residents pay their own way when it comes to property taxes used by the city and county to police streets, provide utilities and educate children?

3 Jul 2015 - 15:47

Saturday, June 27, Jack and Jean Harris and Clif and Virginia Burwell hosted the 10th annual Porterville Car Rally. The turnout was even better than expected according to the hosts.

3 Jul 2015 - 15:47

“When you plant that first seed, you’ve got seven days a week ‘til they’re grown and gone. You start planting in January and there’s no break until the end of July,” Ron Robison sagely noted.  

26 Jun 2015 - 11:12

Morgan City’s roadway reconstruction and minor widening project is progressing along 700 East (Old Highway Road) between 300 North (I-84 freeway exit) and Mahogany Ridge Road. Project completion is expected by mid-July.

26 Jun 2015 - 11:12

North Morgan residents united June 16 against a developer with plans to build several apartment buildings near their Mahogany Ridge homes. 

26 Jun 2015 - 11:12

Ragnar has been running its race through Morgan County since the inception of the relay race over a dozen years ago.  During that time our community members have cheered for runners, complained about traffic, waved to visitors and picked up left-over trash.  With a whole variety of emotions and thousands of visitors, two local high school teams found a way to help the runners and raise funds. 

19 Jun 2015 - 15:05

A brazen, broad, daylight drug deal in the Ridley’s parking lot landed two Morgan residents in jail on multiple felony charges.  Deputy Gary Dudley was passing by when he observed what appeared to be a drug deal taking place in the east end of the Ridley’s parking lot.  Both suspects were well known to Morgan deputies.  Dudley was immediately contacted by a citizen who reported seeing an exchange of cash for a small bag. 

19 Jun 2015 - 15:05

Rocky Mountain Power has ongoing plans for its Weber Hydroelectric Project in Weber Canyon, as evidenced by plans to renew its federal license.  The application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is for an additional 30 years of future operation and details plans for a fish passage and recreation access improvements.

12 Jun 2015 - 12:43

Some 35 to 40 Holcim employees spread out around the Morgan County Fairgrounds June 3 to work on various improvement projects.  A group worked diligently digging a long trench and placing new lights at the high school arena.  Another small group of Holcim employees worked on fixing rotted wood on the bleachers at the main arena.  At the Exhibit Hall building, a group worked diligently to finish repainting and adding trim.  The Morgan High School seniors worked together to scrape the old paint and began the painting process the week prior.

12 Jun 2015 - 12:43

The Commercial Street Market brought businesses and shoppers together for the first time on Saturday June 6.   With over 20 vendors, in addition to the permanent storefront owners, festival goers had a variety of options for shopping, snacking and entertainment.  The Morgan Music Academy, housed on Commercial Street, provided live entertainment by their students and staff throughout the day.

5 Jun 2015 - 14:14

Morgan City’s roadway reconstruction and minor widening project is progressing along 700 East (Old Highway Road) between 300 North (I-84 freeway exit) and Mahogany Ridge Road.

5 Jun 2015 - 14:14

From the time she was young, Morgan native Shantel Watkins loved to see rodeo royalty.  She would stand to the side and watch as the beautiful queens and attendants would sign autographs and greet excited little girls.  However, she was always too shy to approach the talented girls with crowns and sashes. 

5 Jun 2015 - 14:14
Further discussions coming June 9

With talk of other tax increases in the air, the Morgan County School Board recently debated whether or not the school district would keep tax rates the same or offer taxpayers a break.

5 Jun 2015 - 14:14

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  For the third year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans on Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m.

29 May 2015 - 09:34

The students at Morgan Elementary School were lucky enough to enjoy a dry morning on Friday, May 22, amid weeks of rain showers to enjoy coming together to make a difference through Relay Recess. Now in its sixth year, this established activity is an event most students eagerly look forward to.

29 May 2015 - 09:34

For years, Hannah Clark has been reciting the 4-H pledge: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.”

29 May 2015 - 09:34

Low clouds surrounded the valley as the haunting notes of taps rang out over the South Morgan Cemetery to close the ceremony honoring Morgan County’s veterans and fallen sons.  The early morning mist seemed to mirror the solemn occasion as the small crowd of onlookers watched the raising and lowering of the flag to half mast, a gun salute and laying a bouquet of red, white and blue flowers on a veteran’s grave as a symbol to honor all who fought and gave the last full measure of devotion. 

21 May 2015 - 13:44

At 10:30 p.m. Monday, local firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire on Bigler Lane in Peterson. Ten firefighters from station 121 and four firefighters from station 131 responded with three engines.

14 May 2015 - 13:36

Friday night, May 8, families filled Morgan Elementary School to experience an amazing evening dedicated to the arts.  Artists of all skill levels from professional to beginner shared their works and delighted crowds both young and old. Various mediums of art shared the spotlight as music, dance and visual arts were all well-represented.  During a jam-packed evening, activities, presentations and performances entertained and educated the community in many facets of art.

8 May 2015 - 13:34

According to new data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Morgan County has the fastest-growing employment rate in the state and has survived the latest recession.

8 May 2015 - 13:34

On the evening of Friday, May 1, Senator Mike Lee honored youth from across the state who earned appointments with various military academies.

8 May 2015 - 13:34

Every parent has reasons they want their children to participate in group sports, and many are ferociously competitive.  But few have the longing to simply have their child enjoy being able to compete in a loving environment with their peers, just for the simple notion of belonging to a team.

1 May 2015 - 16:52

After 39 years of root canals, cavities, implants and routine visits, Morgan County resident Dr. Eric Anderton is hanging up his dental tools.

24 Apr 2015 - 13:38
Contributor to donate $1 to Morgan Middle School for every survey completed

Envision Utah President Robert Grow related a thought that Larry H. Miller once shared with him. Miller said, “I would give back every car I have ever sold if Utah could go back to the way it used to be.”  However, until a proper time travel device has been invented, all we can do is look to the future to ensure our children will be able to enjoy the same opportunities and environments that we have in our communities today.

24 Apr 2015 - 13:38

Morgan City’s contractor, Wilkinson Construction, will begin work Monday on a roadway reconstruction and minor widening project along 700 East between 300 North and Mahogany Ridge Road.   Locals would know this as Old Highway Road east of Interstate 84, from the freeway exit to Mahogany Ridge Road.  The project is intended to improve the roadway surface, drainage, traffi¬c flow and safety for drivers.

16 Apr 2015 - 15:00

The State Fire Marshall is still investigating the cause of a Porterville home fire that resulted in the complete loss of the home. 

16 Apr 2015 - 15:00

“Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky,” said John Grogan.
No statement could describe Animal Control Officer Paula Harrington Pentz better. Pentz was loved by everyone who came in contact with her for whatever reason. Resident Julee Hemingway recalls running into Pentz at the store. “My son just had surgery and she was trying to get him to smile. She had such a big heart! She will be missed.”

14 Apr 2015 - 15:20
Motorists can request their own ‘preferred’ towing company

Due to a Utah Highway Patrol towing contract amendment effective Jan. 15, auto accident scenes may take longer to clear in Morgan County and motorists may have to wait longer for a tow if they don’t specifically request a local tow company.

4 Apr 2015 - 12:01

The dirt has been flying around State Street with all the new construction, but soon you will see a remodel added to that list.

4 Apr 2015 - 12:01

Dr. Lance Crowther has a unique display unlike any other in his dental practice at 195 E. 100 North in Morgan.  From various broken pots and machetes to handmade textiles, the dentist has been adding to his beloved display for years and recently acquired several more items to complement his collection.

4 Apr 2015 - 12:01
Community invited to join in their quest

Startling statistics reveal that more veterans die of suicide each year—at an average of 22 suicides a day—than in combat.  Veterans return to their old lives but often not as their old selves as they deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and other physical and mental limits. 

27 Mar 2015 - 14:49

Clean air, healthy habits, longevity and access to exercise opportunities all played a part in Morgan County being named Utah’s healthiest county for the sixth year in a row according to a national County Health Rankings study.

27 Mar 2015 - 14:49

After a three-day search, Utah State Park officials recovered the body of Mountain Green resident Matthew Rasmussen, 45, from Willard Bay.  An experienced fisherman and regular at the bay, Rasmussen was found under 13 feet of water Wednesday half a mile southwest of the north marina.

27 Mar 2015 - 14:49

Utah Highway Patrol troopers helped retrieve a vehicle out of the Weber River the morning of Thursday, March 19 near Croydon. 

19 Mar 2015 - 16:38

Two long-time former Morgan residents found themselves in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam searching for missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

27 Feb 2015 - 14:10

Representatives from Weber Human Services say they would like to see more Morgan County residents take advantage of their services including mental health, substance abuse counseling, prevention services, and aging services.

27 Feb 2015 - 14:10

The Morgan Stars Special Olympics Volleyball team was shining as it took to the court Monday evening at the Morgan Middle School gym.  Fourteen players in addition to coaches and high school athletes entertained an appreciative audience with their skill, effort and joy of the game. 

20 Feb 2015 - 18:08

In recent years the numbers of our national symbol, the bald eagle, have recovered from the small population that was in 1973 listed on the endangered species list. 

13 Feb 2015 - 18:08

What started as a routine traffic stop on Interstate 84 in Morgan lead to a foot chase, shots fired and a suspect in custody in nearby Henefer last week.

13 Feb 2015 - 18:08

Several state leaders including Governor Gary Herbert joined the attendees of the Morgan County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner on Feb. 5, 2015.  Governor Herbert dined with guests, took the occasion to meet many of the residents and even stayed for photo opportunities.