An Ounce of Prevention

While working in the overcrowded 10-story Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Police Officer Rulon Green witnessed humanity at its worst. As part of the emergency response team, he’d be the first to arrive during a riot, wearing a gas mask and helping to triage the wounded. He called it akin to stepping into a war zone.

I Can See Clearly Now

As a young man, Ron Austin’s dad stressed to him the importance of not limiting himself: “I remember my dad telling me, ‘You don’t have to do just one thing, you can do anything that interests you.’ So I’ve always kept that in mind and I’ve never wanted to limit myself as far as what stimulated my mental process.” It’s…

There’s a New Coach in Town!

Taylor Dunn Dahl, age 24, may be the newest head varsity coach for Corner Canyon Girls Lacrosse, but she is a long-time resident of Draper. 
In 2010 she graduated from Alta High School where she lettered in lacrosse all four years. While growing up, Dahl tried almost every sport, but when she entered high school, she "dropped all sports at…

Police Work Done Nose Down

Sook! Sook! Sook! That’s all one-year-old Sable needs to hear from Draper Police Officer Josh Thaller before she is off, nose in the air, on her search. This energetic German shepherd—who understands sook (spelled such) is German for “search”—urgently sniffs around the room. Within five seconds, she’s pinpointed an airtight bag of marijuana hidden inside a drawer. She sits, indicating…

Draper Parks and Rec

It's safe to say if you live in Draper that you have visited one of our city's many parks. With 39 parks in Draper and countless trails, it's almost impossible not to take advantage of these numerous open spaces. There is a lot of work that goes into these parks and trails including the maintenance of the baseball diamonds at…

Draper’s Neighborhood Watch
Gets A Makeover

Draper is a relatively low-crime community to live in and will remain so if resident Debi D’Amico has her way. D’Amico, a mom of four and grandma of three, is the new crime prevention specialist with the Draper City Police Department. She is putting a fresh face on the neighborhood watch program through her energy, her desire to help people…