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"Explore, Discover and Learn" at Draper's New Aquarium

Juan Diego Student Makes Remarkable Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury

It looked like the odds were stacked against Pete Benda, a Juan Diego student who was critically injured on the set of the school's fall musical in October 2012. After sustaining a traumatic brain...

"Explore, Discover and Learn" at Draper's New Aquarium

The wait is finally over. After almost two years of planning and construction, the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, at 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, will open its doors to the public on Tuesday,...

UDOT Gets To The Point Project

The Utah Legislature has allocated $252 million in funding for the widening of I-15 from 12300 South in Draper to SR-92 in Lehi. A request for proposals is out and a design/build contractor will be...

Bike Park For Beginners Is In The Works

Healthy Draper has teamed up with the Corner Canyon Trails Foundation, Draper City Parks and Trails, Lone Peak Hospital and local businesses to build a park and trail system designed to cater to...

Mayor And Council Envision High-Rise Buildings For Prison Site

Mayor Troy Walker, the City Council and staff have a grand vision for what could become of the current prison site if the prison were to move out of Draper. They recently hired a planning and...

Brothers/Sisters In Blue Honored And Remembered

Bagpipes and an honor guard ceremoniously started the Draper Police Department's second annual awards ceremony held Feb. 27 at Draper Park Middle School. The event looked back at 2013, a year that...

Roundabout Links City's Past and Present through Art

You can learn a lot about Draper's history by just taking a drive around town. Much of the architecture and artwork you see has been specifically designed by the city to preserve and honor its rich...

Draper Journal: New Look, Same Quality Coverage

Beginning with this issue, the Draper Journal is rolling out a whole new look and format. Moving to a short tabloid page size, the Draper Journal is now able to offer color on all pages and a more...

Salt Lake County Mayor's Report

Keeping the residents of the Salt Lake Valley safe is a fundamental responsibility of local and state government. That includes emergency response to citizens in distress. Every school-age child is taught that if you need help, dial 9-1-1, and...

WWII Truths Unknown To Germans, Speaker Says

At age 10, Irene Davidson joined the Hitler Youth in Hildesheim, Germany, where she learned about herbs for medicinal purposes for World War II soldiers, practiced sports to keep her body strong and...

Two Draper Classmates Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

Two Draper residents recently were named 2014 Coca-Cola Scholars. Each will receive a $20,000 scholarship to a university of their choice from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Akbar Khan and...

Juan Diego Students Learn Sign Language For 'Mother Hicks' Production

Juan Diego Catholic High School Senior Zach Schonrock always wanted to learn American Sign Language. His opportunity to learn some signs came when he was selected to play the character, Tuc, in the...

Channing Hall Students Get Jazzed About Reading

Channing Hall kindergartners through fifth-graders recently beat their old mark of reading minutes by more than 300,000 minutes to be one of the top schools in the Jazz Reading Initiative. Their...

Juan Diego Basketball Teams Seasons End In Playoffs

The Juan Diego Catholic High School basketball squads lost just 11 games this season between the boys' and the girls' teams and both were ranked in the top five of the state for much of the year. But ...

Chargers Begin Inaugural Girls Lacrosse Season

The Corner Canyon girls lacrosse team has the benefit of being the new kid on the block. In its first season of existence, the Chargers' club team is playing its home games on the football field at...

Juan Diego Tennis On Court To Defend State Title

The Juan Diego Catholic High School boys tennis team returns to the court this season as the defending 3A state champions. Senior co-captain Brendon Kempin, a two-time state champion at No. 1...

Corner Canyon Crowns First State Champion

At the start of the 200-yard women's freestyle race at the state 4A swimming meet, Corner Canyon freshman Hayley Hill knew which competitor was expected to win the race. She hoped to keep up with...

Corner Canyon Boys Lacrosse Gets Win In First-Ever Game

The Corner Canyon boys lacrosse team opened its inaugural season with a victory over a team known for being a contender each season. The Chargers took a 13-7 victory over the Park City Miners in their opening game March 4. Corner Canyon played Park...

Draper Chamber Welcomes: Marie and Company Salon

Draper Chamber welcomes a new business to our city (well, kind of). Marie and Company Salon has taken over Salon Hope located at 863 East 12300 South.  Salon Hope has been beautifying our city for...

Business Spotlight: PFG Insurance

With all the changes the Affordable Care Act has brought, it really requires a specialist to walk you through the details, whether you are looking for individual insurance or a business owner looking ...

Draper Teen Makes Top 31 on American Idol

What does it really take to be the next American Idol? Kenzie Hall, a Corner Canyon High School junior, knows firs hand. The Draper teen was chosen from among 80,000 people across the country to be...

What Happens at Grandma's...

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