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Letter to the Editor: TANKS

By: Austin Ashby, Age 12

Library Creates Book Club for Youth in Juvenile Detention

Salt Lake County Library Services noticed a gap in services to youth in care and custody, so they created a new book club.

West Jordan Family ‘Backs the Blue’

A West Jordan family joined in a national day of service to honor police.

‘Land of Stories’ Author Makes Appearance to Local Fans

Chris Colfer, author and actor, visited the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan on Thursday, July 21 to celebrate “An Author’s Odyssey,” the fifth book in his series “The Land of Stories.”

Western Stampede Rodeo was a Rip Roarin’ Bustin’ Up Good Time

The Western Stampede Rodeo in West Jordan had its inaugural event in 1954. It has been going strong as this city’s tradition over the Fourth of July ever since. This year’s event was no exception.

You Know You Grew Up in West Jordan When…

As the population in West Jordan has passed 108,000, there are many residents who have lived here most of their lives.

West Jordan Mascot and Foundation Bring Smiles

“Hundreds of smiles, lifted-spirits, and filled hearts attend each hug offered by this group. Kids of all ages and sizes adore these precious moments with their favorite team mascot, but it’s the hearts of those inside the masks that are often touched the most.”

Plant Convention Focuses on Water-Wise Gardening

Recently, plant lovers joined in the convention culture with their second annual Plant Con at the Conservation Garden Park in West Jordan.

Nine-year-old Opens Business

When 9-year-old Nathan Glad told his mother, Rachel Glad, he was planning to move out at 12 and open a hot dog stand, she posted about it on facebook, not knowing that community members and the Mascot Miracles Foundation would pull together to help his business come to life.

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