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West Jordan looks to beautify city to entice developers

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

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

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

“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

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.

I Love West Jordan Day planned for April

Known as Comcast Cares Day last year, I Love West Jordan Day on April 29 will be the seventh annual citywide service project in West Jordan.

5600 West widening: a worthwhile hassle

simple T-intersection in the Oaks neighborhood in West Jordan has been a source of dread, annoyance, and frustration for more than a decade.

City councilman resigns months after controversial run-in with police

Jeff Haaga resigned from the West Jordan City Council on March 20, eight months after a alleged drunken encounter with police in which he claimed he was “protected” because of his position as a councilman.

West Jordan names justice center after fallen officer

Thomas M. Rees, West Jordan’s first fallen officer, was honored Feb. 23 when the city’s justice center was renamed after him.

Public works building to bring safety, efficiency to West Jordan

The groundbreaking for a new $26.5 million public works building on Feb. 16 was a “manifestation of hope” for Justin Rayl and other public works employees, Rayl said.




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