Draper Journal - Draper's Own Community Newspaper

 
Draper City Promotes Green Living at Annual Earth Day Event

Out With The Old School, In With Something New?

A large, historic building in the heart of Draper has recently been surrounded with fence and labeled with No Trespassing signs, leading many to wonder what is happening at the Park School that sits...

Draper Aquarium Open, But Still A Work In Progress

Following all of the promotion, festivities and community support for Draper's new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, the highly anticipated grand opening on March 25, which brought in more than 2,500...

Draper Police Department Introduces New Deputy Chief

John Eining moved just one city over for his new job with Draper City Police, yet he made a big career move from captain in Sandy to Draper's deputy chief. Eining joined the Draper Police Department ...

Juan Diego Announces Summer Camp Schedule

From video games and art to sports and science, Juan Diego Catholic High School will offer several camp sessions for its students and any students in the community. All classes will be held at the...

City Condemns Properties Along 13200 South

In an effort to complete the widening of 13200 South from Bear Hollow Cove to just beyond the road's intersection with Fort Street, Draper City has declared eminent domain [sometimes known as...

Local Girl Scouts Earn Top Awards

Several Draper Girl Scouts recently earned the top awards at their level and will be honored at the Girl Scouts of Utah awards recognition on May 3. Girl Scouting's highest award is the Gold Award...

Arts For All Ages In Draper

Art lovers, mark your calendars for a spring full of fun, educational and art-centered activities brought to you by Draper City. Spend an afternoon strolling through a variety of exhibitions by local ...

New School Resource Officers Named by Draper Police Department

Jeremy Barnes and Kevin Easter have been named School Resource Officers by the Draper Police Department. Barnes has an office at Corner Canyon High School and is responsible for any criminal...

'My Boss is a Patriot' Award

City Manager David Dobbins (above) was presented with the "My Boss is a Patriot" award at the March 25 City Council meeting. The award recognized Dobbins' support of Assistant City Manager Russell...

Draper Historical Society

Do you recognize our new gifts from the J.M. Peterson home at 13407 Fort Street?  We have had a few guesses but no one knows for sure what they would have been used for.  They are 5 to 6 feet tall. ...

Ready, Set, Action As Draper Elementary Students Showcase Films

An estimated 25 Draper Elementary student-made and -produced films will be showcased May 1, inviting the school community to see the film-making skills students have learned during the school year....

Youth Council Earns Award of Excellence

The Draper City Mayor's Youth Council received the second-place Award of Excellence from the Association of Youth Councils at the 2014 Utah State University Leadership Conference on March 14....

Major League Baseball Event To Be Held In Draper

Those with big league aspirations can get their start at the sixth annual Major League Baseball's "Pitch, Hit, and Run" event on Saturday, April 26 at the northwest field of Draper City Park,...

Juan Diego Baseball Among Best In State

Behind three wins to begin the season and four victories against 5A opponents, the Juan Diego Catholic High School baseball team holds an 11-4 record and a number four ranking in the state in 3A. "I...

Draper Park Girls Basketball Team Best In District

At the beginning of the season, Draper Park Middle School girls basketball coach Emily Nance asked her 13-member squad what they wanted out of the year. Their response was "to win, build their skills ...

Softball Team Sports Winning Record in Region Play

After a slow start out of the gate, the Corner Canyon girls softball team has turned its fortunes around and is now sitting in third place in region play. The Chargers have a 3-2 record to sit just...

Chargers Take To The Soccer Field

Corner Canyon's soccer team may be in its first year, but they are headed by a seasoned soccer coach who has won multiple state championships. Russ Boyer came over to the new school from Brighton,...

Charger Baseball Building Field Of Dreams

As he looks out at the baseball diamond nestled in the southeast corner of the campus of Corner Canyon High School, baseball coach Daron Connelly marvels at what has been built in less than a year....

Chamber Corner

Congratulations to Autism-Behavior Intervention of Draper on their ribbon-cutting and grand opening. ABI is a center-based facility that teaches individuals skills necessary for functional...

Draper City Promotes Green Living at Annual Earth Day Event

Learn about some of the small things you can do to make a big impact on our planet by participating in Draper City's Earth Day event, Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Draper City Park, 1300 ...

Draper Library: Events Schedule

Draper Library1136 East Pioneer Road (12400 South)801-943-4636 Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Closed Sunday Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3 to 5 with an adult Ready, Set, Move. Feet will be tapping and...

Hippity Hoppity, Draper's Annual Easter Egg Hunt Is Here

The Easter Bunny is hoppin' into town for Draper's annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. SHARP, at Galena Hills Park, 12450 South Galena Park Blvd. (550 West). One of Draper's most...

Jump Rope Still A Love Of Today's Students

Skipping rope may sound like a pastime from days gone by, but it still is a favorite activity with students today. At Oak Hollow Elementary, students are preparing for their annual participation in...

Lucky Middle School Students Attend Popular Book Club

Once each month, students flock to Draper Park Middle School's library to see if they are the ones selected to attend the school's popular Viking Book Club. The club, which meets during the lunch...

Draper Senior Center: Event Schedule

Draper Senior Center1148 E. Pioneer Road385-468-3330 Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to noon, and every Thursday until 8 p.m. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. with a suggested donation of $2.50 for...

ProvoCop Patrols Happy Valley In Desert Star Production

Desert Star Playhouse in Murray continues its 2014 season with a clever take on robots and romance.  ProvoCop: "Mission Field Tested. Eagle Scout Approved." combines a classic movie action hero with ...

Draper Park Students Present 'Mulan, Jr.' Corner Canyon Theatre Wins

About 150 Draper Park Middle School students will put on the school's first musical, "Mulan, Jr." at 7:30 p.m., May 5, 6, 8 and 9 in the school's auditorium, 13133 South 1300 East. Tickets are $5 for ...

A Bump in the Night

It was three in the morning. I was sound asleep, snoring like a gorilla, when a niggling feeling told me to wake up. I slowly opened my eyes, and found my six-year-old daughter standing right next to ...