Sometimes we believe that our voice doesn’t matter in politics; that our elected officials are somehow beyond our reach. This is especially true for high school students who lack connections and the money to attend expensive big-ticket fundraising events.
“Every year, it just gets a little bit bigger. Every year, we set a new participation record. Last year we had just over 800 runners, and this year we’re hoping to beat that."
Thanks to the kindness of two Herriman High clubs, patients recuperating from surgery or illness at Riverton’s Rocky Mountain Care will now have music to help them heal.
Herriman City officials are considering switching over to mail-in-only municipal elections. It’s an option being offered to them and other cities for the first time by Salt Lake County.
“I have been keeping my eyes peeled and my ears open for years in search of talent for Bluffdale Old West Days, and have put on many talent shows in the past. But it has never been quite satisfactory—until now,” talent show organizer Diane Kelley said.
This annual talent show has been happening for about seven years. The show’s director Kimberly Petersen said each year it only gets bigger and better.
“It’s a milestone, a very important milestone. It’s worth remembering those who came before us because we’re building on foundations that were laid previously. These birthday events give us time to reflect on our heritage."
A lot of noise has been made in the media about the importance of body cameras for law enforcement. Many agencies are working on ways to incorporate cameras, and others are trying to come up with funding.
For Christmas, I asked Santa for the deluxe edition Fisher-Price doctor kit. Now I can set my own bones, remove any suspicious lumps with a melon baller, and unless I’m leaking blood from my armpits, I can avoid medical offices and expensive procedures for a while.
“We feel good about our season so far, and I know we will experience success as a program. We are not interested in last year. We are completely focused on this group’s development and reaching our potential."