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When Pinterest fails: real gardening tips that actually work in West Jordan

By Tori LaRue, May 17, 2017, Categories: Today, Local Life

Gardening like a pro on the cheap

Local author Brandon Mull shares secrets of his success

By Tori LaRue, May 17, 2017, Categories: Today, Local Life

“Fablehaven.” “The Candy Shop War.” “Beyonders.” “The Five Kingdoms.” “Spirit Animals.” And now “Dragonwatch.” All of these New York Times bestselling series were hatched here in Utah by someone who can’t type.

Follow the yellow brick road to the Viridian this May 16–26

By Tori La Rue, May 17, 2017, Categories: Today, Local Life

Twenty-two youth gathered around a piano on a chilly Tuesday evening this past March, following their music director’s instructions to enunciate their consonants as they sang, “Oh be careful, of that rascal, keep away from . . . the jitterbug.” They are part of the South Valley Youth Theater, rehearsing for their May production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

West Jordan Symphony takes on a rising star as its new conductor

By Tori LaRue, May 17, 2017, Categories: Today, Local Life

Jeannine Hawkins and Cassie Lorensen, members of the West Jordan Symphony, remember their thoughts when 24-year-old Shane Mickelsen arrived as the symphony’s new conductor just over a year ago.

Jordan River Commission to help restore, finish parkway in 2017

By Tori LaRue, May 17, 2017, Categories: Today, News, Local Life

This year, the Jordan River Commission representatives hope Utah will claim the longest continuous paved trail system.

West Jordan looks to beautify city to entice developers

By Tori LaRue, May 17, 2017, Categories: Today, News, Local Life

Aesthetic appeal will bring more businesses to West Jordan, according to the city council. That’s why the council’s looking at spending millions on landscaping.

Firefighters learn how to save, revive police dogs

By Tori LaRue, May 17, 2017, Categories: Today, News, Local Life

Police dogs help to keep West Jordan safe, so firefighters, police officers and a local vet teamed up for a training on how to save these K-9s in the case of an emergency.

West Jordan resident recognized for 15 years of municipal service

By Bryan Scott, Mar 29, 2017, Categories: Today, Local Life

MaryAnn Dean works as South Jordan City’s city council secretary and has been a part of city affairs since 1997. Here are some of the highlights of her job and what she has observed over the years.

French films receive a chic critique at the Viridian

By Bryan Scott, Mar 29, 2017, Categories: Today, Local Life

“Bonjour” is about as far as most Americans can get in French, but a growing group of West Jordan residents is expanding their horizons. January through April of this year, the Viridian Event Center hosted viewers who enjoyed full-length, feature films in French. Most of those who understood without subtitles were 12 and under.

West Jordan family welcomes refugees

By Bryan Scott, Mar 29, 2017, Categories: Today, Local Life

Leylo is one of the 1,150 refugees the United Way estimates arrives in Utah every year. After waiting in refugee camps for years, the lucky few are able to travel to the United States, often becoming separated from family members.

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    05/22/2017
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    FIT4MOM, the nation’s largest fitness program for new moms, has arrived in Murray. Stroller Strid...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/22/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • Jogapalooza Fun Run

    05/23/2017
    08:30AM — 03:00PM

    Jogapalooza is Summit Academy’s one big fundraiser for the year! This is Summit Academy’s chance ...


  • Open House

    05/23/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Saint Sophia School is hosting an Open House on Tuesday May 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Ple...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/23/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • Draper Philharmonic & Choral Society

    05/23/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    We are looking for choir singers- please come join us May 30 at 7pm at American Preparatory Acade...


  • Chalk the Walk at Alta High School

    05/24/2017
    08:00AM — 12:00PM

    This is a chalk art festival where students from Alta High School recreate famous works of art us...


  • FIT4MOM Murray Stroller Strides

    05/24/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    FIT4MOM, the nation’s largest fitness program for new moms, has arrived in Murray. Stroller Strid...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/24/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • Jogapalooza Fun Run

    05/25/2017
    08:30AM — 03:00PM

    Jogapalooza is Summit Academy’s one big fundraiser for the year! This is Summit Academy’s chance ...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/25/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • FIT4MOM Murray Stroller Strides

    05/26/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    FIT4MOM, the nation’s largest fitness program for new moms, has arrived in Murray. Stroller Strid...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/26/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • May FREE Workouts

    05/27/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    We will be hosting a Community Workout every Saturday in May at 9am as part of our "May Free Work...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/27/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • theBRIDGE Church Grand Opening!

    05/28/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Join us this Sunday at 10am @ the Daybreak Community Center in South Jordan, UT!


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/28/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • FIT4MOM Murray Stroller Strides

    05/22/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    FIT4MOM, the nation’s largest fitness program for new moms, has arrived in Murray. Stroller Strid...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/22/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • Jogapalooza Fun Run

    05/23/2017
    08:30AM — 03:00PM

    Jogapalooza is Summit Academy’s one big fundraiser for the year! This is Summit Academy’s chance ...


  • Open House

    05/23/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Saint Sophia School is hosting an Open House on Tuesday May 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Ple...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/23/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • Draper Philharmonic & Choral Society

    05/23/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    We are looking for choir singers- please come join us May 30 at 7pm at American Preparatory Acade...


  • Chalk the Walk at Alta High School

    05/24/2017
    08:00AM — 12:00PM

    This is a chalk art festival where students from Alta High School recreate famous works of art us...


  • FIT4MOM Murray Stroller Strides

    05/24/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    FIT4MOM, the nation’s largest fitness program for new moms, has arrived in Murray. Stroller Strid...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/24/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • Jogapalooza Fun Run

    05/25/2017
    08:30AM — 03:00PM

    Jogapalooza is Summit Academy’s one big fundraiser for the year! This is Summit Academy’s chance ...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/25/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • FIT4MOM Murray Stroller Strides

    05/26/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    FIT4MOM, the nation’s largest fitness program for new moms, has arrived in Murray. Stroller Strid...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/26/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • May FREE Workouts

    05/27/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    We will be hosting a Community Workout every Saturday in May at 9am as part of our "May Free Work...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/27/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • theBRIDGE Church Grand Opening!

    05/28/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Join us this Sunday at 10am @ the Daybreak Community Center in South Jordan, UT!


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/28/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


  • FIT4MOM Murray Stroller Strides

    05/29/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    FIT4MOM, the nation’s largest fitness program for new moms, has arrived in Murray. Stroller Strid...


  • 2017 WJHS Fooball Program

    05/29/2017
    11:00AM

    West Jordan High school Football is putting together our 2017 football program and we are selling...


 

 

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