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25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Thursday, Oct. 17, Interstate 84 at Mile Marker 108 was closed after a double tanker fuel truck burst into flames.  According to the Utah High Patrol, the west-bound tanker rolled Thursday morning.  Its rear tank rolled and caught fire, while the front tanker and cab remained unturned.  While emergency crews supervised, the rear tanker’s fuel was allowed to completely burn off.  Speed may have been a factor in the accident, according to the UHP.  No major injuries related to the accident were reported, but both west and east bound lanes were closed for hours.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

In an effort to keep property taxes low in Morgan, there has been a growing awareness to shop locally.  The biggest hurdle to getting people to spend their dollars in town is that residents don’t always know all that is available to them within the county.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Not many people can lay claim to babysitting a mountain lion for two weeks or keeping a mouse farm in their laundry room to feed injured raptors.  Don Paul expounded on the time he wrestled the six-month-old mountain lion into the bathroom to wash it off. He said it was a real challenge and the bathroom was a mess afterward. 

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)

I don’t know but I have been told, Someone here is growin’ old! And her name is BETTY!

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Dee Stevens to celebrate his birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Elder Camen Gray has been called to serve in the Adriatic South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Autumn Rae Barnes, daughter of Rick and Elise Barnes of Mountain Green, and Ethan Blaine Mecham, son of Blaine and Teresa Mecham of Milton, will be married for time and eternity in the Bountiful LDS Temple on Oct. 25, 2013.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

At the State Board of Education meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, Mountain Green resident Lydia Nuttall was honored with an achievement spotlight and awarded a Certificate of Excellence for exemplary service and dedication in improving education for Utah students.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

The city of Morgan is proud of the fact that Commercial Street is slowly coming back to life.  New signs have appeared throughout the year marking that growth.  The newest sign on the street belongs to Morgan Valley Crafts.

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)

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

MyHeritage announced this week that they have reached a landmark agreement with FamilySearch. In the announcement they said, “MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.organnounced today the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry. Under this multi-year partnership, MyHeritage will provide FamilySearch with access to its powerful technologies and FamilySearch will share billions of global historical records and family tree profiles spanning hundreds of years with MyHeritage. This will help millions of MyHeritage and FamilySearch users discover even more about their family history.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OWLS

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

On a picture perfect Saturday up at Snowbasin, the Morgan Trojan MTB climbed and peddled their way to a third place finish. 

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Park City hosted the Region 10 Cross Country meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in cold and windy conditions. Each team had been preparing all season for this all-important race, which serves as the qualifier for the state meet next Wednesday. The Trojans steadily progressed throughout the course of the season and even edged out teams that had bested them in earlier meets.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Applications for 2014 sportsman permits accepted soon

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Trojan football team has been scoring points this year as if it were basketball season. Still, they knew they would have a hard time last Thursday night against the Grantsville Cowboys. 

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan FFA students participated at Snow College field day in judging contests on Oct. 8. This was the first contest of the 2013-2014 school year.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

The students of Morgan Elementary, under the guidance of Morgan High School counselor Destiny Field and Morgan School District social worker Linda Taylor, chose Wednesday, Oct. 9 as a day to unite against bullying. 

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

As I write this article I find myself thinking about how fast these first days of school have come and gone. On Oct. 28 we will begin the second quarter of the academic year and it seems like only yesterday I was welcoming staff and students back to school. I have always been proud of the students and staff here at Morgan Middle School. However this year has been even more special as the students and staff has done a tremendous job of adapting to the changes we have experienced.

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.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

“It felt like something unfinished was completed,” Marilyn Bambrough said of recently graduating from Utah State University. 

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

While young people around the nation are receiving a bad reputation for being selfish and unmotivated, Morgan youth have proved they are just the opposite.  

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Meagan, Maycee, Levi and Mallarie are very excited to announce the birth of their new cute baby brother. Ryder Lee Durrant was born on Sept. 20, 2013, at 5:48 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs., was 19 ½ inches long and has lots of dark hair. Proud parents are Jason and Tana Durrant of Morgan. Grandparents are Craig and Marla Hyde and Mark and Eva Durrant of Morgan and Pat and Kay Roberts of Layton. Great grandparents are JoElla Francis and Joe and Norma Hyde.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Andelyn Jeffery, daughter of Dennis and Donna Jeffery, and Justin Michael Smith, son of Blane and Janae Smith, are pleased to announce their marriage for time and all eternity in the LDS Bountiful Temple on the 18th of October 2013. 

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Roaring motorcycles through beautiful fall colors, dripping barbecue ribs and a hopping auction last weekend resulted in $1,300 for local schools.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

For the second time this season, the Cougars of Union High School opposed the Trojan volleyball team. The rich history of Morgan volleyball, their formidable record of 13 wins and 3 losses, and the home crowd cheering them on proved too much for Union and they fell again to Morgan. With the win, Morgan remains undefeated in region matches.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Brewer Snedden set a goal a year ago to become the state BMX champion in his division.  Hard work, determination and an intense focus facilitated Brewer’s win at the state championship Sept. 13-14 at Rad Canyon in South Jordan.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Ancestry.com this week announced the acquisition of Find-a-Grave.  Find-a-Grave has been a volunteer-led effort that has provided grave information for individuals all over the United States.  Through the efforts of their volunteers they have amassed the largest collection of grave information online in the United States.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Our team standings for this week are in 1st place is Northrop Grumman and team members are Bryan Chappell, Pat bird, Pat Olsen, and Randy Glanville. In a tie for 2nd place is MVP Polaris and team members are Bill Skeen, Susan Skeen, Kacie Straw and Shadd Straw, and also team Split Happens and team members are Dillon Smith, Heather Lombard, Casie Kline and Danny Kline. Our high scores and series for this week go to Dillon Smith 217=587, Danny Kline 248=676, Bryan Chappell 221=602, Pat Olsen 216=554, Pat Bird 168, Dennis Vernon 188, Jo Peterson 162, Chad Hayes 211=533, Dave Preece 176, Lynsey Enlow 167=464, Craig Mahoskey 278=709, Bill Skeen 191=516, Kacie Straw 186=475, and Shadd Straw 179. Great bowling teams!!!

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Volunteer Trail Day: Join us for a day of trail maintenance to improve the park’s hiking and mountain bike trails. Work will last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the option to participate half or full day.  All volunteers receive free admission the day of trail work and a voucher for an additional day-use entrance. Registration required. 435-259-2614

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Dr. Jacobs celebrates reading with Morgan Elementary School third grade students. Morgan School District Superintendent Doug Jacobs and elementary students across the county celebrated reading last week in an attempt to Read for the Record.  The Pearson Foundation, in partnership with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign and the Governor’s Office, supplied the book “Otis” by Loren Long.  County children and children across the state attempted to set a new record by all reading the same book.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

As the Morgan County School District takes time to investigate the pros and cons of the four-day school week, they may be able to learn from other Utah schools have tried it.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

The Morgan school’s Parent Teacher Student Organizations are combining efforts for the first time ever to raise funds for the high school, middle school and elementary school.  The Morgan PTSO Fall Festival is on Oct. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be full of excitement and fun for the whole family!  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Chris Carrigan was born in Provo, Utah, while her father was attending Brigham Young University.  She has four sisters and one brother.  She spent most of her early years in St. Louis, Missouri.  She went to kindergarten in a two-level old rickety school that reminded her of Ogden High School.  She wore a red dot every day on her collar because when she was in first grade, she was hit by a car when walking home from school.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

The ping-pong on the recreation agreement between the county, school district and city continued this week as the city approved the recreation agreement, but struck the liability provision that has been the ongoing contention between the entities.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

In the Morgan City Council meeting this week, City Attorney Gary Crane reported that the State of Utah has established a canal safety commission and is considering taking action on canal safety.  After canal problems that have caused loss of property and life, the state is considering ways to improve safety, including potentially a water tax, a tax on new developments, or the state approving any new developments that take place next to the canals.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

This week the Morgan City Council approved providing access to a $642,000 no-interest loan from the USDA to the developer of a new hotel in Morgan City.  The developer has already obtained nearly $5 million in funding on their own.  This was the final step needed in the agreement with the city and the developer to facilitate the building of the hotel.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan County Council thinks their quandary with getting high-speed internet to the county as well as their struggles with Lost Creek being shed as a state park would be good fodder for a local television program.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew of the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their combined Eagle Scout Court of Honor with their normal Court of Honor at the Highlands Church Building on Oct. 2.  Cameron Winn, Star Scout in the Troop, conducted and the flag ceremony was performed by the Troop’s 11-year-old patrol under the direction of Jaxon Fowers.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

What started out ages ago as the Samhain festival and All Hallow’s Day has lead to the present-day traditions of Halloween. 

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

The cry often heard in Morgan County from elected officials is, “We need more economic development.”  I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this statement in government meetings over the past four years.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

I want to thank all those who helped me with my Eagle Project of planning trees at Kent Smith Park; Mike Waite, Richard Cameron (SMS Mobile) Travis Forsyth, Spencer Larson, Logan Cameron, Andre Malan, Troy Toone, Mont Forsyth, Carl Hipwell, and a special thanks to my family. 

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

On Oct. 21 the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers will hold a ceremony at Riverside Park, at 1:30 p.m., to honor Samuel and Esther Francis, monumental pioneers of Morgan Valley.  The community is invited to attend.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Mountain Green resident Rosy Lee was the first woman to cross the finish line at this year’s St. George marathon.  Not only did she take home a first place win, but she was also inducted into the St. George Marathon Road of Fame.