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18 Jul 2014 (All day)

Everyone has a story to tell. It’s too bad in this day and age that we often do not take time to get to know our neighbors and learn their interesting experiences.  Most people are reticent to share their lives, but a visit with Ken Farr of Mountain Green is both entertaining and touching. Like any good story-teller, Farr can have you laughing one minute and shedding a tear the next.

18 Jul 2014 (All day)

Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills.  However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough choice of putting Traders Apparel on the market.

18 Jul 2014 (All day)

If you visit places like Morgan Drug or Front Street Gifts, there is a little wooden crate on the counter near the register full of Little Red Hen Candy. 

17 Jul 2014 - 13:12

Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills.  However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough choice of putting Traders Apparel on the market.
After a lot of thought, Justin an Aimee Ferrin expressed their interest in purchasing the company. “The Rappleyes have been friends of ours for a long time and when the business went up for sale, we saw it as an opportunity to be involved in and give back to the community as well as it being a good teaching tool for our sons to get real-life, on-th- job experience,” said Aimee.

17 Jul 2014 - 13:03

Last October, mother Dusty Morgan desperately needed the aid of emergency medical service workers for her toddler, Gus, when he was found unconscious and not breathing after falling into a horse trough.  Fortunately, those workers went above and beyond and the story had a happy ending.
“Simply said, they saved more than a life, they saved our whole family,” said Dusty Morgan, a Coalville native and Morgan resident.  “They did everything they needed to give him the best, and were a great example of trust and team work.”
It was such a great example that the incident received state-wide attention from the Utah Department of Health as well as the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness.  At the July 9, Utah EMS Awards Ceremony, the Morgan County emergency was honored as the state’s outstanding performance for a rural emergency medical incident.

17 Jul 2014 - 12:39

David Allen Rich the I, II and III, all of Morgan, are fired up about a goal they have been working on for the past few years. 
The trio has a burning desire to restore a 1941 Ford Howe Fire Truck to its original state.  While it is a work in process, they have made great progress and they showed off their efforts at the Morgan 4th of July parade.  They plan to enter the antique truck in the fair parade this summer.
In 1965, a young Dave Rich I went on his very first fire call.  He took the Ford Howe truck to a barn fire on Young Street near East Canyon Creek.  The Ford Howe was retired after only a few years and replaced with a 1967 La France; unlike Rich who has dedicated nearly 50 years of service without being retired or replaced.  Through the years of service to our community and working with different engines, Rich still fondly remembers that first truck above the rest.

10 Jul 2014 - 14:19

The 4th of July parade is something all of Morgan County looks forward to each year.  Usually the excitement comes from the children standing on the side of the road with bags hoping they will be filled to the brim with Independence Day treats.  
While this was as true this year as any year, one young lady in the crowd was about to get something much more valuable than candy thrown from a float. A diamond ring was in her future.
Cormick Breshears wanted to make his marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Whisper Givan, a fireworks show so unique and special that she, along with the town of Morgan, would never forget.  
He strategically planned it so Whisper never questioned him about riding in the parade float with the Morgan High School wrestling team.  After all, he was the assistant coach, so it was only appropriate.  “To say that I was nervous is an understatement, I was terrified!” said Breshears.  
He continued saying that keeping it a secret was no easy task.  “There were so many times where I almost slipped and said something about it. A couple of times I did slip and ask my parents something right in front of her,” commented Breshears.
As the fully decorated Razor approached, all the cameras came out. Givan said, “I think I was the only one in the dark.  Everyone else in my family knew.” But as the Razor began to turn, she started to wonder why the wrestling parade float was so girlish and void of any wrestlers. 

4 Jul 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. 

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen. Each year more and more people step up to join this worthy cause. 

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan County.

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

 
While Utah has experienced a relatively slow start to the wildfire season, light vegetation is dry along the foothills and desert areas across the state and fire danger is climbing. Light fuels like cheat grass are already dry and flammable. As daily temperatures continue to rise throughout the state, the wildfire hazard also increases.

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort and the Ogden Valley Ski Team are proud to announce the new “Snowbasin Resort All Stars” developmental ski program for young athletes ages 7 to 12 years old.  

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

 
June 21 marked the official grand opening of TRAX PowerSports on Morgan’s main thoroughfare.  TRAX employees Enoch Cronk and Eden Farnsworth said they were pleased with the turnout.

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

The last few months have been tough for volunteers at the Milton cemetery.  Earlier in the month there were issues with someone using a slingshot, marbles and steel bearings to make holes in the siding of a storage building housed on cemetery grounds.  These vandals also broke a window on the building. The damage was substantial enough that a reward was offered for the conviction of those responsible.

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)

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.

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

 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 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)

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.  

6 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.

6 Jun 2014 (All day)

Exciting things have been happening in recent months on State Street. Several new businesses have opened their doors and others seem to have been growing without actually opening any doors.

30 May 2014 (All day)

This month marks two years since the official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of the Trojan Century Center. The 46,600-square-foot physical education and recreation facility sits on the district campus between Morgan High School and football field. The building houses an artificial turf practice field for football/baseball/soccer/golf, an indoor track, basketball/volleyball/tennis court and two classrooms.

30 May 2014 (All day)

When the Morgan County Council set out four years ago researching the need for public transportation in Morgan County, Councilwoman Tina Kelley didn’t think she would find many people who needed such a service.

30 May 2014 (All day)

On Saturday June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you will see many volunteers up and down the banks of the Weber River.

30 May 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.

30 May 2014 (All day)

Morgan youth eagerly watched the skies, hoping for a cloud free morning this Memorial Day. After a rained out flight schedule on Saturday, the young fliers were especially excited to be out in the beautiful weather Monday morning.

30 May 2014 (All day)

Beginning June 2, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is performing roadway maintenance and rehabilitation work on state Road 66, from mile post 8.74 Porterville to mile post 14.35 in Morgan. Crews will repair and replace asphalt, do earth-moving and landscaping work, install concrete structures, and place a chip seal coat over the road. 

30 May 2014 (All day)

Dallen Calder will be receiving his Eagle this Sunday, June 1, 2014.  Calder has enjoyed the journey that has led to getting his Eagle rank in the scouting program.  

30 May 2014 (All day)

There are not many people still alive today who can say they have actually been in flight in the belly of a B-17 bomber.  Morgan resident Alan Vesper and his father, Nick, can now mark that off their bucket list.

23 May 2014 (All day)

Just ask the 3,000 to 4,000 people who raft or tube down the Weber River in Morgan County each year.  Rafting the Weber River in Morgan County is a fun way to see the valley and a relaxing afternoon in the sun.  It’s a great activity for families or organizations, and one of the 50 things to do in Morgan County.

23 May 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County Sheriff’s office is looking for vandals in Mountain Green and Milton.  A storage shed at the Milton Cemetery was damaged last week.  Damage is shown in the photo on this page.  A reward of $300 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible. 

23 May 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County Veterans of American Legion Post 67 and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6154 invite the community to honor and pay tribute to those brave women and men who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those who have served our great Nation.  Saturday, May 24 Poppies will be available at Ridleys  for your donation to help our disabled veterans, Poppies will also be at Hinds Quick Stop on Monday, May 26.

23 May 2014 (All day)

For many years Morgan has known its own fire chief, Dave Rich, as the face of Farm Bureau Insurance.  Rich has made the decision to retire and is turning the reins over to a new friendly face, Cole Everitt.

23 May 2014 (All day)

Early Friday morning, May 16, a 67-year-old female driver lost control of her Honda Odyssey on Interstate 84, sending it off the road near the Morgan exit. 

16 May 2014 (All day)

Concrete paving is underway on Riverdale Road from I-84 to 1900 West.  Earthwork and utility upgrades continue at the intersection of 1900 West (SR-126). This area is highly congested, and through traffic is encouraged to consider alternate routes.  Roadway, utility work and drainage upgrades also continue.