BY BRANDON GARSIDE On Tuesday, May 5, the City Council received the Mayor’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Now is the time when the council members carefully review the proposed budget for every department within the city before adopting the final budget at the end of June. There’s no denying that our local economy, and in turn the city budget, has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, the council is committed to ensuring the needs of Ogden residents are met. Implementation of the Five-Year Strategic Plan may be slowed in the upcoming fiscal year, but the plan remains as the council’sRead More →

  Shaping your future. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Why the Census Matters. Healthcare. Census results affect planning and funding for healthcare—including programs such as Medicaid, Medicare Part B, State Children’s Health Insurance, and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse. Local School Impact. Census results affect planning and funding for education—including programs such as Head Start, Pell Grants, school lunches, rural education, adult education, andRead More →

Dear Ogden City Residents, I want to express how proud I am to be able to represent this community, not just now in our time of uncertainty and constant flux, but always. We are a community that pulls together through thick and thin and lifts each other up in times of need. Your diligence during the past few months has helped pull us through unprecedented times and your resilience is paramount as we work towards stabilization and recovery. I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and outpour of support that I have witnessed over the past couple of months. Businesses who are in the positionRead More →

Special article brought to you by Wasatch Peaks Credit Union Wasatch Peaks Credit Union is excited to celebrate our 90-year anniversary with our members throughout 2020. Founded in 1930 by employees of both the U.S. Postal Mail Terminal and the U.S. Forest Service, Ogden Government Employees Credit Union was the beginning of the credit union’s history. The Wasatch Peaks history is filled with mergers of smaller credit unions that each brought their own strengths in volunteers, staff, and membership. However, the most recent merger was a strategic partnership of choice that is unique among credit unions. Wasatch Peaks Federal Credit Union is the result ofRead More →

By MELINDA HORTIN Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to float in the clouds? Weightless and free from the cares of the world? This week, I had the amazing opportunity to try something that came as close as you can get to that. I tried something called flotation therapy. Ever heard of it? It’s been around for over 50 years and it’s not really something you would do for entertainment; it is something you would do to feel better, actually, to feel marvelous. The high concentration of Epsom salt helps with buoyancy, but it also aids in detoxifying the lymphatic system, gettingRead More →

Rebecca and Mike Gardner have both worked in successful careers, Rebecca in marketing and office management, and Mike in outside sales and business development. They learned about ShelfGenie, which makes custom pull-outs for organizing and making any storage space more efficient and usable; they were instantly intrigued. Upon researching, they found that ShelfGenie did not have a presence along the Wasatch Front, and they knew the ShelfGenie custom pull-outs were needed in Utah. They were so intrigued by the company and the high-quality product, that they decided to start ShelfGenie of the Wasatch Range. They opened their franchise business doors in February of 2019. ShelfGenieRead More →

Special article brought to you by Stevens-Henager College Today, paying for college may seem like an overwhelming endeavor. It’s no wonder. Past research shows that the average cost of college for the 2017-2018 school year was $20,770 for public schools (in state) and $46,950 for nonprofit private schools (includes tuition, fees, and room and board). Even accounting for inflation, each year tuition costs have continued to increase.*   Despite these grim statistics, college may be much more affordable than you think. Financial aid is available if you qualify. It may surprise you to know you don’t have to be a straight-A student or down toRead More →

If this is your first visit to Bryson’s Rock Shop, be prepared to spend some time. This shop is fascinating! There is always something new and interesting to discover. They have a massive and varied inventory of rocks from all over the world. Owner Dave Wonderly says he’s polished rocks from Everest, Antarctica, and the quarry that Stonehenge came from. They have over 150 kinds of tumbled stones in all colors and textures. You can check them out and see which ones speak to you. They have towers, spheres, geodes, crystal beads, and silver and gemstone jewelry. This shop is truly unique. No one elseRead More →

Northern Utah is the birdwatcher’s paradise with millions of birds passing through semiannually. BY HAILEY MINTON I’ll admit it. I originally thought birding was the epitomizing hobby of lameness. However, after several years of disdain and a single day of giving it a chance, my opinion has shifted 180 degrees. In 2017, I was living in Hawaii while my husband finished up school, and we drove past a bird refuge quite frequently. I love exploring, and I had driven past this place countless times. Each time, I wondered what I would find there. Eventually, we visited, and what I found, aside from birds, were enthusedRead More →

Local Easter Egg huntsCANCELED April 4 – Legacy House of Ogden at 10 a.m. Canceled Easter Egg Hunt, April 4th from10 to 12 a.m., IFA Country Store,1069 W. 12th St., Ogden. Plenty of eggs and cool prizes. 801-394-8831. Sixth Annual Early Bird Easter Egg Hunt, April 4th, noon, Eagle Beach at Willard Bay State Park, (CANCELED FOR OGDEN RESIDENTS, the park is only open to residents of Box Elder County)900 W. 650 North, Willard.Special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny at 11 to 12 a.m., $10 park entrance fee applies. 435-734-9494. CANCELED April 11 – Marshall White Centerat 10 a.m. – Hot Dogs and drinksRead More →