Dear Dad

It’s been some time since I was with you on Father’s Day. I still think of you--every year. We get your favorite cherry pie to celebrate. Though, I’m not sure how many people in the family actually like it…we do it anyway.

Up, Up and Away!

As most students can attest, high school is both the best and the worst of times—often simultaneously. And while the elected student body officers are in charge of many important fundraisers, assemblies, dances and more, it’s the small services that really have an impact.

Dad’s Day in Draper

At the end of the aptly named Riparian Drive is a hidden Draper gem. It’s the Mehraban Wetlands Park where red-winged blackbirds sing, the breeze rattles the cattails, and the rainbow trout bite... if you are lucky.

Hope Amid Homelessness

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” - Plato

Salt Dance Co.

SALT Contemporary Dance, a professional dance company in residence at Artistic Dance in Draper, Utah, recently hosted an incredible opportunity for dancers in the Salt Lake Valley: a Student Choreography Festival.  Diverging from the typical competitive dance scene, there were no rankings, no 'places,' and no demand for specific criteria. Dancers from various schools and ages, ranging from very little dance…

Audi Q5 Diesel has Fuel Economy and Performance

Clean diesel power appeals to drivers on two levels: performance and fuel economy. Audi’s midsize utility vehicle, the Q5, is available with five powertrains, ranging from a 2.0-liter turbo to the supercharged V-6 in the sporty SQ5, but the one that catches my eye is the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6.

Canyons District Education Foundation Spring Gala

The Foundation awarded $8,500 in college scholarships at the Foundation’s Spring Gala at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. The gala was a benefit to raise money for future scholarships and other academic initiatives.

June 2015 Around Town

The top-judged films in the 6th annual Canyons District Film Festival were announced April 9 in a ceremony that featured a red carpet and donated snacks from generous community sponsors. Several Draper-area students were winners. From Entrada High Draper Campus: Clayton Williams (Anti Goat Bullying), Wesley VanDam and Josh Rollo (The Amazing Race), Chris, Tiger, Zach, Patrick, Clayton, Sam, Wesley and Ammaron (V Tech 80 News) and Wade Harman (The Fabulous Life of Mr. Harman). From…

The Man at the Helm of Draper’s Forward Movement

After six years on the city council, Troy Walker ran a successful campaign for mayor with the slogan Draper Forward. That became the city’s slogan once he assumed office. Now, after 17 months at the helm of a city with a population of 45,000 and growing, Walker reflects on the job that’s taken more time than he anticipated and one…

Dad Rules

In 1978, Father's Day became a nationwide holiday in the U.S., which was only a mere 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day an official holiday. Why did it take so long? As one historian put it, they “scoffed at the holiday’s sentimental attempts to domesticate manliness with flowers and gift-giving, or they derided the proliferation of such holidays as a commercial…

Hello, summer!

Summer stretches before me like an open book or a blank piece of canvas, and it feels dreamy when I look at it like that, and I wonder why I love this time of year so much—why it’s so highly anticipated. It can’t simply be the uniform of flip-flops and dresses, or the promise of watermelon and garden tomatoes, or the…