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'Biggest Loser' Auditions Returning to Salt Lake City

NBC’s popular reality series “The Biggest Loser” is launching a seven-city cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show. Individuals, families and former athletes who have at least 100 lbs. to lose are...

Local Girl Scouts Earn Top Awards

Several Murray Girl Scouts recently earned the top awards at their level and will be honored at the Girl Scouts of Utah awards recognition on May 3. Girl Scouting’s highest award is the Gold Award and can be earned by a girl in ninth through 12th...

Sons of Utah Pioneers Chapter Seeking New Members

History is fun and interesting, and the study of history is one reason for the organization known as the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. The Murray chapter is inviting others to join them. The chapter meets the fourth Wednesday of each month for a...

Local Shop Making a Big Impact For Charity

You wouldn't know it by the unassuming store front located in a strip mall in Murray, but the non-profit Curtis Foundation is a big deal to the people around the state affected by the sales,...

IMC Opens Satellite Clinic in St. George

Intermountain Medical Center in Murray and Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George are teaming to bring new options to patients in southern Utah and the surrounding area who have liver disease. A new specialty clinic, operated by IMC, has...

Murray Volunteer Honored as Utah's Salute to Senior Service Winner

A 76-year-old Murray resident has been honored as the Utah winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award. Leda Wright is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including her work at the L....

Murray City Celebrates Building Safety Month in May

Safe buildings, constructed in compliance with safety codes, help minimize the risk of death, injury and property damage. To raise awareness of building safety, the Murray City Building Division is...

Burnett Sworn In As New Police Chief

Craig Burnett's law enforcement career started in 1983 with the Murray City Police Department cadet program. Now he's worked his way to the top post. Burnett was sworn in as the city's new chief of...

Murray Journal: New Look, Same Quality Coverage

In keeping with a companywide update, the Murray Journal is rolling out a whole new look and format. Moving to a short tabloid page size, the Murray Journal is now able to offer color on all pages...

New Faces at the Murray City Fire Department

The Murray City Fire Department welcomed (from left) new paramedic, Spencer Finlinson , new Deputy Fire Marshal Pat Killion, and new firefighter Micah...

Woodstock Students Blast Off In Reading

With a one-week emphasis on reading, Woodstock Elementary students' reading hours just skyrocketed. More than 8,000 hours were logged during the "Reading is Out of this World" week, March 3-9, which...

Murray Educators Honored For Dedication, Contributions

First-grade teacher Kathy Reynolds could not believe it when her principal Joy Sanford, who is new to McMillan Elementary this school year, pulled her out of class to discuss an upcoming...

Twin Peaks Young Chef Wins District Competition, On To Regionals

When fourth-grader Ashley Gallagher's teacher gave them time in class to finish assignments or read, she took out a contest her Twin Peaks teacher gave earlier - to create a healthy sandwich as part ...

Liberty Elementary To Offer Post-High School Scholarship

Liberty Elementary staff and faculty are donating funds to help high school students with their post-public school studies. In its first year, only a single student may be selected, depending on funding, Principal Darren Dean said. In time, they...

Cottonwood Baseball Squad Moves Into Region Play

The Cottonwood baseball team divides its season into three parts: the preseason, league play, and the playoffs. With the first part complete, the Colts can move into Region 2 action with a...

Soccer Wrap: Spartans, Colts Getting Their Kicks

Tanner Critchfield already has a season of varsity play under his belt. And not just any season either. Just a junior, the Murray goalkeeper stepped into the hot spot last year and led the Spartans...

Spartan Baseball Off To Fast Start

The Murray baseball team is feeling good to start the season. The Spartans, who suffered a second-round loss to Maple Mountain in the 4A state tournament last May, are back in the driver's seat with...

Business Spotlight: Murray East Storage

Murray East Storage As the newest self-storage business in the city, Murray East Storage offers exceptional facilities and services to take care of all your extra storage needs. Kathleen Smith is...

Sugar and Allergen-free Easter Eggs

The Utah Food Allergy Network hosts its Food-Free Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m., at Southwood Park (6150 South 725 East), with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. The event features ...

Doll Museum in Murray a Tribute to Life-long Collector

The Darlene Cook Doll Museum has become a reality for the Cook daughters: Holly Peterson, Judy Binns and Wendy Anderson. Their mother, Darlene, had been a life-long collector, and when she passed...

Sponsors needed for Rotary Club's Bike Race

The Murray Rotary Club and Bikes for Kids are excited once again to present the Salt Lake Valley B4K Stage Race, scheduled to be held on May 30 and 31. The bike race has become a popular event, and this stage race has become the premier muli-stage...

Murray Pair Wins World Champion Dutch Oven Competition

Two Murray residents can boast they're the best in the world, as they won the 2014 World Championship Dutch Oven Competition. On March 15, Jamie Boyle and David Grover baked a roasted red pepper...

Heritage Center: Events Schedule

Upcoming events at the Heritage Senior Center, 10 East 6150 South. Phone 801-264-2635 for more information. The Heritage Center is a 55-plus recreation center for people who like to stay active, learn, get services, go places, stay healthy, play,...

Riverview Junior High Students Give Time, Talent to Seniors

Avalon West Health and Rehabilitation Center resident Joy Strayer remembers bringing nursing home seniors things she made when she was a teenager. Those fond memories came back to her on April 8...

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 ...

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 ...

Women's Civic Guild Hosts a May Social

Join the GFWC Murray Women’s Civic Guild as it hosts its final social before the summer recess. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 1, at 11:45 a.m. at Red Lobster (298 East Winchester), and the restaurant will offer three menu selections...

Murray Concert Band Set for April 26

The Murray Concert Band is springing into April with its next concert. The band will perform on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Murray High School, 5440 South State St. Members will be playing some of the most technically difficult pieces they...