Staff Columns

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Outdoors Guide 2014

This month we published our winter outdoor guide in a slick magazine format rather than as a newspaper tabloid insert. It was both an editorial and economic success. The quality of the photos and...

Extra Point

Utes' inept offense makes defense look terrible

All the right things were said because that’s what team players do. They always have the other guy’s back and they don’t make excuses. After...


Behind the Headlines

Guides, special sections a key part of our print strategy

This month we published our winter outdoor guide in a slick magazine format rather than as a newspaper tabloid insert. It was both an editorial and economic...


Sports

Royals run ends with tears, gratitude and respect

Tears were flowing and the emotions were raw. There was a whole lot of hurt on the Roy sidelines following Friday night’s 28-7 loss to Timpview in the 4-A...


Sports

Fast Freddy isn't just a RE-builder, he's a WE-builder

Inside Northern Utah’s high school football community, Fred Fernandes has a reputation as a program rebuilder, the prep equivalent of a Bill Parcells, for...


Recreation

Conserve water, preserve recreation

When I was working on one of my first environmental stories at the Standard-Examiner, I had an interview with Scott Paxman at the Weber Conservancy District. The...




Sports

Do the math: One more challenge for Weber State football

Filed under O for “One More Thing” is the news coming from the NCAA on Wednesday, the news Weber State’s football program has been placed on...


Sports

Why everyone will want to play for Jay Hill

I wasn’t there when Jay Hill did what he did. I heard about it later, when he admitted it; when he confessed it. But, no, I wasn’t actually there when...


Standard Deviations

Airline's on-time flight promise had an expensive catch

I knew it seemed too good to be true. I was going through my inbox the other day when the subject line of one particular email fairly jumped off the screen at me:...


Sports

Wildcats' Bo Bolen goes from bawlin' to ballin'

It was awkward, painful even. Last month, after a heartbreaking home loss to Portland State, Weber State senior running back Bo Bolen was bawlin’. Dutifully,...


Extra Point

Roy puts the D in 39-0 beatdown

Offense wins hearts … wins fans … wins scoreboards … wins highlights on the 10 o’clock news. It’s a fact of sports. Defense wins...

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Utes' inept offense makes defense look terrible

All the right things were said because that’s what team players do. They always have the other guy’s back and they don’t make excuses. After...


Royals run ends with tears, gratitude and respect

Tears were flowing and the emotions were raw. There was a whole lot of hurt on the Roy sidelines following Friday night’s 28-7 loss to Timpview in the 4-A...