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Silverwolves Soccer Team Piles Up Wins

Miss Riverton Says Girls Can Do Anything Boys Can

In June, Amber Barron, 18, was crowned Miss Riverton. Her beauty, poise, confidence and passion for her platform won both the judges and the audience over. Her platform is S.T.E.M. (science,...

Riverton Hospital Expands To Meet Needs Of Growing Community

Riverton Hospital serves patients from newborns to seniors in the South Valley and beyond. Nov. 2 will be the fifth anniversary of the hospital's grand opening, and in those years the surrounding...

Everybody Loves Free Stuff At What's Up

Local businesses and residents will converge at the 10th annual What's Up in Riverton event on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverton City Hall west lawn, 12800 South 1750 West....

Flies: Rural And Suburban Life Collide In Bluffdale

What do you get when you build a home next to a mink farm? Some new Bluffdale residents have discovered that during the heat of summer, they get lots of unwanted neighbors as flies spread through the ...

Safety Superheroes Can Save Lives

In a scene right out of a parent's worst nightmare, 10-year-old Welby Elementary School student Seleny Crosby got off the school bus. She went around the front of the bus and darted into traffic and...

Herriman Limits High-Density Housing

Last December, Herriman City finalized its new general master plan. The revision process included three open houses and a public hearing. These meetings were sparsely attended. A very different...

Riverton Sees Success In Preventing Flood Damage

Trace Robinson came to work for Riverton City in 2007 as the public works director. He knew that problems from heavy rains were routine for the area. From August through October, it is common for...

Drawdown Of Troops Means Closing Of Camp Williams Unit

After serving local soldiers for the past decade, the Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit-Utah at Camp Williams is closing its doors. A decommissioning ceremony was held on Aug. 21 to formally recognize the care given and mark the end of an...

Riverton City Council

Riverton City is considering going to Jordan Valley Conservancy District for its culinary water because it is less hard.  Should we change to conservancy water?  Usually we go to the conservancy district water in October and November to use up...

Riverton Police See Fruits Of Their Labors

For 23 months in a row, Riverton City has had a decrease in criminal cases while Salt Lake County has seen crime rise as a whole. "The numbers dictate that this is more than an anomaly. I attribute...

County Mayor's Message

One way to address air quality, traffic congestion and better health is to encourage more Salt Lake County residents to commute by bicycle. According to the U.S. Census, about 0.6 percent of workers nationally bike to work; Salt Lake City currently...

An Icy Welcome To The School Year

In a challenge that has gone viral, participants pour a bucket of ice water over their heads and encourage others to do the same in the name of charity. If you decline to participate, you agree to...

Silverwolves Soccer Team Piles Up Wins

The Riverton High School soccer program has had its share of success. The boys won the state championship in the spring, and the girls' team is the defending Region 4 champion. Its success has...

Herriman Volleyball Team Inexperienced But Set To Succeed

The volleyball team at Herriman High School graduated all six of its starters from last season, but head coach Bryan Nicholson has installed a new offense and is excited at how the season has...

Chamber Corner

The first annual Business Summit is right around the corner. It will be held on Sept. 11 at Mountain America First Credit Union Tanner Building in Jordan Landing. The summit will have three keynote...

Desert Star's Newest Comedy

Desert Star Playhouse in Murray will get into the Halloween spirit a bit early with the opening of "Dracula: He Loved In Vein." The play opens Aug. 28 and runs through Nov. 8 at the theatre, located ...

Rummaging Around

Every few years I get the silly idea to hold a family yard sale. The plan is to raise enough money to pay off the mortgage, start a retirement fund and buy tickets to Hawaii. But by the end of the...

 
 
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