November 28, 2022
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Unofficial 2022 primary election results for Morgan County

The unofficial election results from Morgan County ballots were posted on the Morgan County website June 28. Official results, including ballots postmarked on June 27, will be final and canvassed July 5 at the Morgan County Commission meeting; the election totals are subject to change. The results are as follows: Republican for State House District […]

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Morgan Historical Society cuts ribbon on marker to honor Morgan Woman Suffrage Association

With mid-term elections tomorrow, it might be easy to take for granted having the right to vote. Rachel Turk, Morgan’s Historian, reminded a small group gathered at the Morgan County Library that voting has not always been a right of women. Women in Morgan had the right to vote in their local elections from 1870 […]

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Residential drug treatment facility decision postponed at county commission meeting

For the past few months, Reprieve Recovery LLC, a residential drug treatment facility, has been going through the process of receiving approval to start business in a purchased home located within a residential Mountain Green neighborhood. It has garnered attention from the community, resulting in an impressive turnout opposing the decision. Concerns have varied from […]

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Turner pulls out of election and helpful ballot information 

Last week, Austin Turner pulled out of the race for Morgan County sheriff. Corey Starks will now be running uncontested. To note, the election ballots were sent out in the mail June 9 and before Turner’s resignation. Subsequently, any votes for Turner will not be counted. Turner has no comment at this time.  “We encourage […]

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Local Candidates gather in Mountain Green to meet with the community

A “Meet the Candidate”event took place Thursday, June 2, at Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green.  Several candidates attended, mingling and chatting with members of the community  before being seated as part of a panel. The floor was opened for questions moderatarated by Mountain Green resident, Pamela Smith, who also served as the event organizer. […]

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County Commission Candidate: Blaine Fackrell

Blaine Fackrell is the incumbent, running for re-election for the County Commissioner at Large, Seat B. Fackrell was born in Salt Lake City and at the age of 11, moved to Bountiful. While living in Bountiful, it was still rural with dairies, sheep ranchers, produce farms, and other agriculture. Fackrell remembers being able to bicycle […]

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Utah State House Candidate: Kera Birkeland

Kera Birkeland is running for re-election for Utah State House District 4. Birkeland has brought integrity, accountability, and experience while serving as a Utah House Representative. Birkeland displays strength when faced with challenges and never hesitates to stand up for her conservative beliefs, all while remaining open-minded and easy to get along with. The experiences […]

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State Senator Candidate: Doug Durbano

Doug Durbano is running for State Senate District 5. Born and raised in this district, Durbano also raised his family here. “My father was a United States Veteran,” shares Durbano. “Like him, I love our great country and cherish this state.” “I am many things: a husband to my high school sweetheart, a dad, a […]

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School Board District 4 Candidate: Mindy Savage

Mindy Savage is running for Morgan County School Board District 4 seat. A Morgan resident of 19 years, she is married to Ven Savage and the mother of six children: Connor, Jarron, Jimmy, Katelynn, Lacey and Taysom. Heavily involved in the school systems, Savage has had two sons graduate from Morgan High School with the […]

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Planning Commission approves residential Reprieve Recovery LLC, drug treatment facility

Olivia Rees/Government Editor Thursday, Mar. 24, the Morgan County meeting room was overflowing with constituents concerned about the potential residential drug and alcohol treatment center, Reprieve Recovery Center, LLC. It was one of the largest public turnouts ever seen for a planning commission meeting, said one commissioner. With only standing room available, the Morgan County […]

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