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911 Dispatch Centers Working To Correct Inefficiencies

For decades, we’ve been taught to dial 911 in an emergency. The system has never been flawless, but recent incidents of dropped calls, confused dispatchers and a sudden spike in calls being directed to the wrong dispatch center have brought the...

Healthy Living Festival Is Fun For Everyone

Being healthy doesn't have to be a chore-it can also be a lot of fun. Hawthorn Academy in West Jordan is promoting this idea with their fifth annual Healthy Living Expo and Family Fun Run on...

West Jordan Volunteer Heading to Ecuador

Jessica Parkin, daughter of Gilbert and Shelly Parkin of West Jordan, will travel to Cuenca, Ecuador on April 23 to spend 19 weeks volunteering in orphanages. Parkin graduated in 2013 from Copper...

WJ Firefighters Honored With 'Amazing Save' Award

Firefighters from West Jordan Fire Station 53 saved Wendell McMullen's life. More than three months later, the 47-year-old West Jordan man finally had the opportunity to stand and personally thank...

Comcast Donation Will Fund Playground Named For Sierra Newbold

Life is made up of moments, and in those moments is the potential to truly make a difference. On Saturday, April 26, the City of West Jordan and the West Jordan Exchange Club are asking residents to...

Shred It..And Forget It on April 12

The Salt Lake County Library System, in partnership with Rocky Mountain Document Destruction, is celebrating Earth Day with a free document shredding event on Saturday, April 12. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Viridian Library and...

Search Continues For Rescue Dog in West Jordan

Sometime in late January, a young Chihuahua that had been rescued from an animal shelter and adopted by a West Jordan family went missing. Now, members of Rescue Rovers are asking the public for help as they continue looking for the dog. Fred, the...

Fundraising Effort For Newbold Family On May 3

A group of neighbors and friends of the family of Sierra Newbold are holding fundraising events for the family, including an online donation campaign and a community event on Saturday, May 3. Sierra...

West Jordan Officials Considering a Parks Utility Fee

Many family memories are made under the canopy of trees that fill the dozens of developed parks in West Jordan. Unfortunately, many of those parks, along with the trails and open space scattered...

City Is New Home For SnugZ USA

Twenty-five years ago, with only five employees, SnugZ USA began producing customizable eyewear retainers in a small attic in Utah. In 2011, the promotional products manufacturer was ranked among the ...

Copper Hills Student Earning National Recognition

Melissa Ivie, a junior at Copper Hills High School, is beginning to make a name for herself in the world of technology. "She won second place in the Intermountain Junior Science and Humanities...

West Jordan Elementary Closure Being Considered by Jordan District

What's in store for West Jordan Elementary? This question was raised in early March when the Building Utilization Committee presented a recommendation to Jordan School District that the school be...

Itineris Early College High School Finds New Home

Two degrees are better than one-at least the students at Itineris Early College High School think so. Since 2004, students have had the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and their...

Sunset Ridge Middle School College and Career Fair

Sunset Ridge Middle School Principal Travis Hamblin stands with Julie and Alex Scherzinger to show off some of the prizes at the school's College and Career Fair. "We planned a night where the...

Hawthorn Academy athletes show abilities

Hawthorn Academy students compete in cross country, volleyball, boys and girls basketball and coed soccer. The West Jordan charter school has seen an increase in student athletes every year and...

Tennis and golf: Clubs and Racquets are Swinging

High school golf and tennis teams have diverse talents levels from beginner to expert. West Jordan and Copper Hills are no different. “Our players have wide differences in skill level. We have players at all different places. They all love to...

Jaguars softball team begins season with high hopes

The West Jordan High School softball team has a difficult job as they start play in Region 3. They want a repeat appearance in the state tournament. "We had a few issues at the start of the season...

Boys soccer teams begin season

West Jordan and Copper Hills high school boys soccer teams are off to good starts. The Jaguars already have one win and two ties and the Grizzlies have only lost once. West Jordan The Jaguars...

Grizzly Baseball Prepares For Season

Preparations for the 2014 high school baseball season began soon after last season ended at Copper Hills High. Head coach John Morgan, his coaching staff and boosters have met regularly to get ready. ...

Welcome to West Jordan: Yogurtland

Yogurtland, the ever-popular quickly expanding self-serve frozen yogurt pioneer, has 282 locations world-wide. The Yogurtland located at 3754 Center View Way in West Jordan is open Sunday –...

Welcome to West Jordan: Little Caesars

What's not to love about HOT-N-READY? Little Caesars is feeding hungry families with the HOT-N-READY menu, in West Jordan, along the Wasatch Front and beyond. Little Caesars has grown in popularity...

Chamber HIGHLIGHT: Ban Law Office

Joel Ban of Ban Law Office has been dedicated to meeting the needs of disabled veterans and helping them and others in the community to receive Social Security compensation since 2006. He is ready...

Chairman's Corner

Wow! I can't believe it is April already! I am still not used to writing 2014 on stuff and the first quarter of the year is already over. Hopefully 2014 is looking prosperous for West Jordan...

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 ...

West Jordan Senior Center News

The West Jordan Senior Center is located at 8025 South 2200 West. Phone 801-561-7320 or visit www.westjordanseniorcenter.com for more information. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with lunch served at noon for a suggested...

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 ...

Spring is Springing

Since February felt like April this year, the emerging spikes of spring flowering bulbs are well on their way to spectacular bloom displays through the end of May. There are previews as early as...

Happy Planting!

Mama's Monthly Organic Gardening Hint: Aphids love the cool and wet spring weather and may be flocking in droves to a garden near you. Here is a kitchen recipe I use to ward off these pests: 1 Quart...