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Greeks, Romans share stories at Liberty Elementary's museum

Search is on for new police chief

Murray City Police Chief Pete Fondaco started with the city in 1978, and hoped to retire from his position in a few years. But Murray City Mayor Ted Eyre felt it was time to give someone else a...

Murray streets to get improvements

People driving along 5900 South know it is in dire need of repair. Now, through an interlocal cooperation agreement between Murray City and the Utah Department of Transportation, and with financing...

Eyre board appointments are confirmed

Agreeing with Murray Mayor Ted Eyre’s suggestions, the Murray City Council approved the appointment, and reappointment, of several residents to boards in the city. New appointees to the Murray City Arts Advisory Board are Kimberly Lewis and Wendy...

Height regulations amended for Murray neighborhood

It looks like you can fight city hall. Murray residents living along Center, Elm, Maple and Wasatch Streets have spent the past two years fighting a height regulation in the Murray City Center...

Message from the Mayor

During the past year, I have had the opportunity to visit with many Murray City residents. We have discussed many issues of local concern, but the one issue that prevailed in every area of the city...

Waste pick-up could include all Murray residents

Murray City leaders want input from residents east of 900 East to explore the possibility of de-annexing from the Salt Lake County Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District, and bringing those homes into the Murray City service area. “Murray has...

Exchange Club to kick off Child Abuse Prevention

In Murray City last year, there were more than 230 reported cases of child abuse or neglect. On Monday, March 31, the Murray Exchange Club and Family Support Center are joining forces to bring awareness to this issue, and to usher in the Prevention...

Murray firefighters among those in the My Heart Challenge

Murray City Fire Chief Gil Rodriguez and Capt. Scott White are among the 15 firefighters participating in the 2014 My Heart Challenge. The annual event, coordinated by the Intermountain Medical Center’s Heart Institute in Murray, kicked off its...

Renovation Continues for the American International School of Utah

Demolitions crews tore down the iconic glass towers of the former Utah Fun Dome (49th Street Galleria) on March 13, as renovation of the site continues for the American International School of Utah. ...

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 multi stage...

Greeks, Romans share stories at Liberty Elementary's museum

Artemis is the god of happiness and hunting. Hera is the goddess of birth and marriage. Hermes is the messenger to the gods. Ares is the warrior. Liberty sixth-graders know these facts, but through...

2014 Pinnacle Award Recipients Named

Several individuals in the Murray School District will be recognized for their efforts during the 2014 Pinnacle Awards Gala on Thursday, March 27 at Murray High School. Presented by the Murray Education Foundation, these awards are given to...

Changes in Murray School District for 2014-2015

Several changes to the Murray City School District administrative staff were approved by the Murray Board of Education, and will go into effect at the start of the 2014-2015 school year. MSD Superintendent Steven Hirase welcomed the educators to...

Longview parents, students learn to power up against Internet harms

Longview students learned to say "I have the power" in an effort to establish Internet safety rules as part of the school's White Ribbon Week, Feb. 24-28. "We want students to know they have the...

Much Ado about Shakespeare, Longview students say equals much ado about fun

Longview sixth-grader Megan Rasmussen learned that castles weren't magical fairy castles and kings and queens had people taste their food to make sure it wasn't poisoned. And the difficult words of...

Viewmont, Horizon students just ducky after Jump Rope for Heart program

Things are just ducky at Viewmont and Horizon Elementaries. The two schools participated in the 35th anniversary of Jump Rope for Heart to earn money for the American Red Cross and American Stroke...

Swimmers make good showing at state meets

Both Murray and Cottonwood high schools had swimmers that placed high at their respective state meets, despite not sending many swimmers to state. Murray boys finished sixth overall at state and the...

Boys basketball completes season at Murray, Cottonwood

The season closed for boys basketball at Murray and Cottonwood Highs without an invite to the state tournament. Murray came the closest to making the state playoffs with a flurry of wins at the end of region play. The Spartans ended up with a 5-7...

Cottonwood finishes girls basketball season as region co-champs

The girls basketball programs at Cottonwood and Murray enjoyed an extended season by making the state playoffs. Cottonwood punched its ticket to the 5A state tournament by sharing the Region 7 title with Granger and Taylorsville. All three teams...

Hope for UTOPIA-it may come from down under

Australian banking company Macquarie Capital Group might be the difference between success and failure for the financially-troubled Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency. Former UTOPIA Executive Director Todd Marriott approved an...

Murray Chamber Corner

The Murray Area Chamber of Commerce thanks the following members for reinvesting in their memberships. We appreciate and value each of you! Temple Square Hospitality US Bank (4500 So. 9 East) Nordstrom Pavilion Inn Comcast Fairfield Inn of Murray...

Murray Storytelling Festival coming on March 22

The second annual Murray Storytelling Festival is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Murray Library. Residencies and the festival have received funding support from Salt Lake...

'Forever Plaid' coming to Murray stage

The Murray Arts Council will present "Forever Plaid" March 31-April 5 at the Riverview Junior High School auditorium, 751 West Tripp Lane. Show time is 7:30 p.m. "Forever Plaid" is billed as a goofy...

Heritage Center news

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,...

Pageant allows younger teens to compete

Lauren Wells, Miss Murray's Outstanding Teen, is no stranger to pageants, crowns and titles. The 15-year-sophomore at Murray High School wore a much smaller tiara several years ago when she was named ...

What Happens at Grandma's...

There are many species that eat their young, usually because their young stole the car, used a fake ID to buy beer and ended up being tazed on Cops. But you rarely hear of animals eating their...

Murray Dance Company's Annual Spring Concert

The Murray Dance Company presents its annual Spring Concert on April 17-18 at 7 p.m. in the MHS auditorium, featuring the Murray Community Dance Starlettes and past dance company members as guest...