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Riverton Hospital named one of the Top 100 in the nation

Riverton Hospital named one of the Top 100 in the nation

Riverton's Intermountain Hospital was recently named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. Truven has been issuing a list of the top 100 hospitals since 1993. The...

Residents Fear Increase In Crime If Plasma Donation Center Comes To Riverton

Some Riverton residents are up in arms about a proposed blood plasma center in their neighborhood. In February, the Riverton Planning Commission reviewed a site plan for a new building at 13503 South ...

Baby Breaths Equal Bravery Award For Herriman UFA Firefighters

On March 8, the Unified Fire Authority held an awards banquet to celebrate outstanding acts of service by firefighters and paramedics. Four Herriman and two Riverton men were awarded the 2014...

Camp Williams Invites Public To Help Celebrate 100th Birthday

Camp Williams is hosting a 100-year celebration on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17. The base will be open for the public to visit and learn more about what the Utah National Guard does and what...

Storage Facility Best Fit For Bluffdale Commercial Area, City Leaders Say

A long, narrow strip of land surrounded by Bluffdale residences will soon be home to a new self-storage facility. The 3.17-acre property, located at 15883 Camp Williams Road, is zoned general...

Endure The Intensity At The Enduro Challenge

Mud spews, engines roar and gravity-defying forces are likely to crowd your ears and eyes while your heart pumps to the rhythm of Herriman City's Third Annual Enduro Challenge on Saturday, May 10....

Changes Planned For 14600 South-Porter Rockwell Blvd. Intersection

In anticipation of major traffic flow along the new Porter Rockwell Blvd. in Bluffdale, upgrades to the intersection at 14600 South are in the works. "We are looking towards the future and being...

City Council Reports

Mazel tov! If you didn’t see “The Fiddler on the Roof” performance by the Bluffdale Arts Advisory Board you really missed out. Tevye, Lazar Wolf and the gang were nothing short of fabulous. Bluffdale is an exciting and fun place to live right...

Catch the Wave of Community Fishers

Imagine a warm peaceful evening, sitting along the side of a pond with the pole in the water while soft streams of crickets sing. Suddenly the pole bounces and bends as it bears the weight of your...

Outstanding Students Named At Riverton High

With GPAs of 3.97 and 3.93 respectively, Riverton High seniors Amber Barron and Wyatt McNeill are both outstanding students, but their excellence doesn't stop in the classroom. They've both been...

Entertainment With A Serious Message At Herriman High

The students first heard the revving of a Harley just outside the gym door, and soon were witness to the Jazz Bear riding into their assembly, putting himself through their basketball hoop and...

How Do You Celebrate Pi Day?

They met their goal and raised cash for a cause in December, and how do they choose to celebrate? An immediate reward? No. The students at Foothills Elementary figured the reward would be much...

Third Graders Have Homework 'Til September

Herriman Elementary third graders are growing green, and one may even earn more green for the effort. All 180 third graders at the school recently received free cabbage starts, courtesy of a national ...

Water Polo Players Improve While Building Program

Water polo has found a home at The J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center. Herriman High School head coach Mike Goldhardt has seen the program expand to 97 participants. "They have been more than...

Rugby Girls Don't Mess Around

The Utah Youth Rugby girls' spring season is being dominated by South Valley teams. Herriman girls and Viper girls rugby have been the top two teams most of this season. "We respect our opponents,...

Silverwolves Coach Retires To Spend More Time With Family

The Riverton High boys basketball team sat quietly and listened intently as the only coach the program has ever known told them he was stepping down. Head coach Steve Galley announced his retirement...

'Wolves Soccer Wins To Begin Season

The Riverton boys soccer team has picked up right where the girls team left off last fall. They continue to win close games and hope they can win a Region 4 championship, too. "I feel pretty good...

Business Spotlight: TCM Insurance Products, Featuring Allstate Insurance

Insurance is a necessary protection against the unforeseen challenges in life. So, when selecting an insurance agent to care for your needs, why not find someone located close to home, who has your...

Business Spotlight: Carlson Staffing

When your business is in need of workers, you may choose to reach out to the standard temporary agency or staffing service. But why not try an agency that is definitely not your typical one? Instead...

Many Honored At Knight of Heroes

The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce and Jordan Valley Medical Center recently recognized local business leaders and 'heroes' in the community at the chamber's annual awards banquet. The "Knight...

Chamber Corner

The Southwest Valley Chamber's Knight of Heroes was a great success. We honored the following for being heroes-those who go above and beyond in their business and/or personal life. Community...

Easter Events – Eggs-actly What You're Looking For

There's lots of Easter fun planned for the South Valley communities this year: HERRIMAN J.L. Sorenson Recreation Pool at 5350 West Herriman Main St. (12850 South), is having an Easter egg dive...

ProvoCop Patrols Happy Valley In Desert Star Production

Desert Star Playhouse in Murray continues its 2014 season with a clever take on robots and romance.  ProvoCop: "Mission Field Tested. Eagle Scout Approved." combines a classic movie action hero with ...

Riverton Senior Center: Events Schedule

Riverton Senior Center12914 South Redwood Road385-468-3040 The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Effective April 1, lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. A requested donation of $2.50 for those...

A Bump in the Night

It was three in the morning. I was sound asleep, snoring like a gorilla, when a niggling feeling told me to wake up. I slowly opened my eyes, and found my six-year-old daughter standing right next to ...