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We need to preserve Bears Ears and its antiquities

National Monument Utah-11

Years ago while living in New Zealand, I heard about the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and determined to see them. I pedaled for miles in my search, but became a little disoriented. So I knocked on a local’s door and asked for directions. “They’re about half-mile down the...


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Brigham City needs a new celebration — Truck & Gravel Days

BZ 091215 Peach Days 14-6

I propose that Peach Days be replaced with a new Brigham City holiday. I don’t see many “peaches” in Brigham City, with the exception of a few chunks in shakes at Peach City, or a few bushels at Kent’s or Smith’s. Even the fruit stand owners in Perry and Willard...


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Junior Livestock exhibitor grateful for community support

Junior Livestock

I would like to give a huge thank-you to everyone involved in the Junior Livestock Program and auction. Your endless hours of hard work and support do not go unnoticed. A special thank-you to the businesses and community members that support these incredible 4-H and FFA members who show livestock...


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LGBTQ group is discriminating against BYU

Big 12 Bowlsby Football


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Reader, 84, has been richly blessed by God

BZ 031315 Ogden Temple 02-1

Hopefully, we all think we had the best mother in the whole world. I know I do. Elvera Jensen Bailey was her name, and she lived a long, happy life. She was 88 when she died. Aug. 29, 1903, is her birthday. Her mission on earth was to be a mother of only one, but a great teacher and caregiver, as...


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Tour of Utah rings its cowbell in thanks for public support

MH 080616 Tour of Utah 06-3

Amazing. Incredible. Spectacular. Some of the world’s best professional cyclists used those words to describe the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. From Aug. 1-7, they raced 705 miles of byways, highways and mountain passes from Zion Canyon Village to Park City. They entertained hundreds of...


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Ogden Golden Hours Senior Center is a place to meet people, learn new skills

Secondary BS 112415 Golden Hours Jewelry 03-13

We think one of Ogden's best-kept secrets is the Ogden Golden Hours Senior Center at 650 25th Street in Ogden. Some people might think it is a retirement home. — wrong, wrong, wrong! This little gem is a place where seniors can meet and enjoy each other’s company, play cards, play...


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Project to relieve congestion on I-15 near Layton Hills Mall is backfiring

Layton improved 1

Let me first say that I am not a traffic engineer, I only graduated in accounting. When I first learned that they were going to spend millions of dollars to relieve traffic congestion on I-15 near the Layton Hills Mall, I thought it was a good idea. Am I the only that noticed that northbound...


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Tax increase is necessary to fund pay raises for Weber County law enforcement

Bravery Badge_John (1)

Our family appreciates the effort and courage of our Weber County commissioners as they consider a property tax increase to fund wage adjustments for law enforcement to correct gross disparity with other local agencies. Full disclosure: I am a deputy sheriff. Nobody wants to pay a higher tax rate....


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Weber County sheriff's deputies deserve raises

Longtime deputy chose cop career because he "loves people"

First, I need to let you know that I am a current employee of Weber County Sheriff's Office and I have been employed by there 37 years. I am not a sworn staff member, and this pay proposed raise does not affect me. I have held many position in my years of employment, including dispatching. During...


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