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Former West Jordan Mayor unanimously elected to fill council seat

West Jordan city leaders turn to a familiar face to fill a vacant council seat.

West Jordan receives $240,000 check for energy conservation

Rocky Mountain Power presented West Jordan City officials with an incentive check of $240,298.50 on May 10 for swapping 5,000 traditional streetlights with LED lights last year.

Small cast brings high-energy comedic mystery to Midvale

Comedy, romance, mystery, intrigue, a dance-off and murder most foul: these elements comprise West Jordan’s Sugar Factory Playhouse’s upcoming production of “Curtains” to be performed at the Midvale Performing Arts Center this June.

Be Bright, Recycle Right: Trans-Jordan leads countywide recycling initiative

Trans-Jordan Landfill has taken the lead on a new recycling initiative that was launched in May. The city’s Trans-Jordan services, along with Salt Lake County, are educating residents on what should and shouldn’t be recycled.

Three school districts in valley increase teacher pay, benefits

Granite, Canyons and Jordan school districts in Salt Lake County have increased teachers’ pay for the upcoming school year, in an effort to retain and hire enough teachers for ever-growing classrooms.

SoJo Summerfest and more: 14 Salt Lake County festivals to check out this summer

Catch this year’s Draper Days Parade on July 11. (Draper City)

May the Fourth Be with You — a Viridian tradition

The Salt Lake Comic Con FanX has come and gone until next fall. Now what? Millions of sci-fi fans and a convenient play on words agree that Star Wars deserves its own holiday, and the Viridian Event Center has answered the call.

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

Gardening like a pro on the cheap

Local author Brandon Mull shares secrets of his success

“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

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.”

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