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Riverton City Works To Boost Local Economy By Giving...

RIVERTON, Utah — Local businesses struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic could get a boost in Riverton after the city announced it would be giving away $1,000 a week to shoppers, diners and other consumers. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund was...
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Cinemark to Expand Footprint in Utah with New Theatre...

PLANO, Texas– Cinemark Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most influential movie theatre companies, in partnership with CenterCal Properties LLC, today announced that it will be expanding its presence in Utah with the addition of a new...
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Legislative Session Sees Big Wins For Southwest Salt...

April 7, 2021 By Mayor Trent Staggs For the last twenty years, Riverton and the southwest corner of Salt Lake County have accounted for approximately 70% of all the population growth in the county. However, the infrastructure needed to keep up with this growth...
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Mayor Staggs Delivers 2021 State Of The City Address

By Mayor Trent Staggs I am honored to stand in front of you and provide an update on our beautiful city of Riverton. I must preface my address by commenting on how refreshing it is to once again have an in-person event – I think we can all agree this...
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Trent Staggs: Cities must take the lead on improving...

Utah faces a looming housing crisis. We see more new families formed each year than homes built to house them, creating the current housing gap of 50,000 more family units than home units in the state of Utah. The Kem C. Gardner Institute indicates that the...
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Costco looks to build new store in Riverton

RIVERTON, Utah — Costco Wholesale submitted a formal commercial building plan for a new store in Riverton on Friday, June 19. The proposed location is at the northeast corner of 13200 South Mountain View Corridor, just north of Mountain View Village. The...
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When we beat COVID-19, we cannot backtrack on air...

As Utah begins to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, we have an opportunity to do things differently. Our lives have changed because of coronavirus, and while it has been difficult, we have learned a lot. We have also confirmed something that we have known for...
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Trent Staggs: Utah’s response to COVID-19 is not...

Many are focusing the COVID-19 discussion on either its economic or health impacts. In reality, addressing both of these issues is critical to a successful, humane response, providing the best possible treatment for our friends and neighbors. We have seen a...
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It’s time for Salt Lake County to lead the way

Salt Lake County is the engine of Utah’s economy, accounting for nearly one half of state GDP. Like the rest of the state and country, that engine has sustained quite a blow during this pandemic, with the unemployment rate at nearly 11%. Despite efforts by...
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Multi-city firework show planned to honor those...

RIVERTON, Utah (ABC4 News) – Four South Salt Lake County cities are coming together to honor all individuals who have been on the front lines dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers say Draper, Herriman, Riverton, and South Jordan...
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Riverton Economic Recovery Initiative Announced By...

Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs announced the Riverton Economic Recovery Initiative on Tuesday, April 14. The initiative’s ultimate goal is to get the local economy back on its positive trajectory by helping local businesses address challenges stemming from...
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Trent Staggs endorsed by largest police organization in...

Mayor Staggs, On behalf of the Utah Fraternal Order of Police, it is my pleasure to inform you that you have received the endorsement of the largest police labor organization in Utah. We appreciate your willingness to work with us furthering the law...
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Riverton’s economic revival plan begins the day...

Mayor Trent Staggs is letting the public know the city is launching the Riverton Economic Revival Plan on May 1, the day after Governor Gary Herbert’s stay-home directive ends. Staggs, who agrees with the governor’s current directive, says the plan will...
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Riverton Kicks Off Drive-Thru Blitz To Bring People...

MAY 1, 2020 AT 11:06 PM RIVERTON, Utah – One Utah city kicked off a “business blitz” to help boost the economy and bring customers back to local businesses. “The contribution of business and business owners cannot be overlooked. It cannot be...
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‘They’re back!’ Utah businesses navigate...

SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns with overgrown hair, unkempt nails and in need of a good workout after indulging in too much comfort food and couch time during the COVID-19 shutdown celebrated the phased reopening of many businesses Friday. Ditto for those anxious...
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Letter Regarding County Mandated Business Closures

April 21, 2020  Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office Attn: Jenny Wilson 2001 South State Street, Suite N2-100 Salt Lake City, Utah 84111   Salt Lake County Health Department Attn: Gary Edwards 2001 South State Street, Suite N2 – 600 Salt Lake City, Utah...
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Riverton Mayor Announces Economic Recovery Plan

The initiative’s ultimate goal is to get the local economy back on its positive trajectory by helping local businesses address challenges stemming from COVID-19 and closures mandated by Salt Lake County.
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Riverton’s economic revival plan begins the day...

Mayor Trent Staggs is letting the public know the city is launching the Riverton Economic Revival Plan on May 1, the day after Governor Gary Herbert’s stay-home directive ends. Staggs, who agrees with the governor’s current directive, says the plan will...
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Riverton mayor announces economic recovery plan,...

RIVERTON, Utah (ABC4 News) – Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs announced the Riverton Economic Recovery Initiative Tuesday. The initiative’s ultimate goal is to get the local economy back on its positive trajectory by helping local businesses address challenges...
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Let’s Confront COVID-19 and Win

We are now confronted by another enemy, albeit invisible to the human eye – COVID-19. There have been many predictions and prescriptions on how we should confront the pandemic. Some predictions of the number infected and ultimate deaths have been wildly...
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Mayor Staggs Leads Out in Call for Responsible Growth

A month after Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs announced an initiative to reduce stockpiling and misuse of opioids in his community, the city’s efforts have gained the attention of state leaders.
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State lawmakers hope to follow Riverton Mayor Staggs’...

A month after Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs announced an initiative to reduce stockpiling and misuse of opioids in his community, the city’s efforts have gained the attention of state leaders.
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Trent Staggs: Riverton Seeks the Power of Local...

Public safety is the primary role of government. The people we represent must be ensured they are safe in the pursuit of life, liberty and property. As an elected official, that is my focus and my goal. I ran for office knowing I had the necessary experience...
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Riverton mayor wants Utah to focus on coronavirus...

(KUTV) — The mayor of Riverton thinks state and local leaders should shift their focus from stay-at-home orders to ramping up testing for COVID-19. Much of the statewide focus on stopping the spread of the virus has been on directing Utahns to stay at home,...
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Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs Announces Campaign For...

Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs announced that he will be running for Salt Lake County Mayor at an event held by Utah for Responsible for Growth on Wednesday night.
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Riverton is committed to student safety, mayor says

Riverton City leaders, including Mayor Trent Staggs, held a meeting with school leaders to review their efforts to keep students safe in local schools. The meeting, which was the second annual, was called School Safety Roundtable.
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Time For A Pay Raise? Mayor Trent Staggs Says No

Currently, Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs is paid $21,000 a year and members of the city council are questioning whether it’s time for that to change.
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