Draper

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The city of Draper has received a $10,000 grant to provide youth suicide prevention programs to the community.

Brian Grimmett

The state’s prison relocation commission has voted to move forward with further assessment of six sites located in Salt Lake, Utah, and Tooele Counties. The six sites represent the locations that received the best rankings after an initial assessment of 26 locations . Three of them are located in Salt Lake County, two in Utah County, and one in Tooele County. Of the three in Salt Lake County, two are located within Salt Lake City boundaries and city leaders are already voicing their...

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The consultant hired by the Prison Relocation and Development Authority, or PRADA, held an informal meeting at the State Capitol Thursday. At the event, people had a chance to voice their opinions on their master plan for moving the State prison in Draper. Deborah Reithmuller is the founder of the Utah Prison Support Group. She was one of the few people that showed up to weigh in on why she thinks the State prison should not be moved. “We don’t want the prison move," she says. "We would...

Nicole Nixon

Friends and family of Sergeant Derek Johnson were joined by law enforcement officers from all over the state and country for his funeral at the Maverik Center today (Friday). Johnson was killed in the line of duty on Sunday. KUER’s Nicole Nixon reports. The service began with a bagpipe procession, followed by a Draper City color guard. Hundreds of police officers saluted as the flag-draped casket of the 32-year-old police officer was brought in. Sgt. Johnson’s wife Shante carried the couple’s...

Governor Gary Herbert appointed six members to the newly formed Prison Relocation and Development Authority today. The group is tasked with examining the potential of moving the state prison that is currently located in Draper. The governor’s appointees come from both the public and private sector. The list includes a member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, a Third District Court Judge, and a former commissioner of the Utah Division of Real Estate. Ally Isom, Governor Herbert’s Deputy...

Committee Recommends Moving Prison from Draper

Dec 18, 2012
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The state’s Prison Relocation Authority Committee has endorsed the idea of moving Utah’s main state prison away from Draper, and that's something the business community there would like to see. Bill Rappleye, the head of Draper's Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Draper City Council, thinks that's a great idea. He says it would allow the kind of high-tech businesses that have been locating in Utah County to come into his city. “They actually compete for the employees, and it makes sense...