Dear Friends and Neighbors, Summertime is quickly coming to an end, and I hope that you’ve been able to get out and enjoy some of the unique qualities and features that make Ogden such a great place to live and visit. In stressful and uncertain times, taking time to refresh and recharge both mentally and physically is increasingly important and beneficial for our well-being. I want to express my sincere hope that you are utilizing access to some of the features, assets, and programming the Ogden area offers to contribute to your overall wellness and happiness. While growing up in the area and going toRead More →

Let me guess… You currently have 5,892 rolls of toilet paper in your closet or you are like me and are rationing your four remaining rolls. Sometimes at night, when my family is sleeping, I secretly hold them and whisper, “My precious, my precious.” We all know hard times can bring out the best in people; unfortunately, we also see the worst rearing its ugly head. Our world is fighting an invisible enemy, and some think that hoarding toilet paper is the key to victory. Why toilet paper, you ask? I don’t believe anyone knows. It’s like the rush to buy the “it” toy atRead More →

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Ogden City Council is holding their Work Sessions and Council Meetings electronically through Zoom. As a result, general public comments will not be taken in person. The council is introducing new electronic methods through which residents can provide input on meeting agenda items and submit public comments. Residents can submit comments by filling out a Public Comment Submission Form at, leaving a message on a new public comment hotline (801-629-8158), and by emailing the Council at The council encourages residents to submit their comments through one of the electronic options before the public hearing dateRead More →

El coronavirus (COVID -19) es un nuevo tipo de virus que recientemente comenzó a enfermar a las personas. Los primeros casos fueron reportados en Wuhan, China, a mediados de diciembre del 2019, debido a que es un virus de fácil contagio que ahora está infectando a personas en todo el mundo. Los síntomas pueden aparecer en tan solo 2 días o hasta 14 días después de la exposición al COVID-19. Los síntomas comunes son fiebre, tos seca, y dificultad para respirar. Esta enfermedad puede ser leve. Sin embargo, en algunos casos es lo suficientemente grave como para requerir hospitalización. Aunque usted presente uno solo deRead More →

In the spirit of community and support, Ogden City shifted its existing loan programs – namely, the Microenterprise Loan Program (MCLP) and Small Business Loan Program (SBLP) – to better and more immediately support businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly-formed Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) is one of Ogden City’s primary efforts in responding to COVID-19 and its related economic impacts, and these loans are intended to support companies during a short period of economic hardship. The ELF was made possible largely through the support of generous Ogden-based businesses to whom we would like to extend our profound and sincere appreciation. These donations haveRead More →

Seniors, I know that there is nothing I can write that will adequately express our love and concern for all of you. We know how hard you have worked in order to enjoy the ending of your amazing accomplishments as students at Ben Lomond High School. Our hearts break knowing that you are losing out on time spent with friends, teachers, counselors, coaches, and classmates. We are currently working with your Student Body and Senior Class Officers in order to begin planning for the end of year graduation and celebrations that you deserve. We have many traditions at Ben Lomond that will carry on inRead More →

Updates Updates from Governor Gary Herbert Utah is aiming to reopen restaurants and Gyms and resume elective surgeries in early May. The plan is contingent on continued adherence to hygiene and social distancing rules. This plan unveiled by Gov. Herbert is set to gradually reopen the economy. Visit for the most up-to-date information. State Parks Utah State Parks are currently open – with some limitations where local health orders are in place. Visit for a chart of which parks and amenities at parks are currently open. National Parks All Utah National Parks are listed as closed as of 4/25. On 4/22, President TrumpRead More →