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GALLERY: Man dies in Ultralight crash near Willard Bay

A motorized paraglider lies on a road near Willard Bay Tuesday, April 8, 2014. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the man flying the plane died. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 8 2014 - 8:21pm

At about 5:40 p.m., a man crashed a motorized paraglider near the power lines that run parallel to Willard Bay Park North Marina. According to Utah Highway Patrol, he died in the crash.

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VIDEO: Willard Bay plunge nets funds for Down syndrome skills center

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 22 2014 - 7:27pm

WILLARD -- There were lots of shivers mixed with smiles Friday evening as more than 100 friends and family of loved ones with Down syndrome plunged into Willard Bay to help raise funds to build an achievement center.  The "polar plunge" was organized by parents who are trying to raise $100,000 to have a Gigi's Playhouse built in Davis County...

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GALLERY: Polar plunge fundraising event at Willard Bay for Gigi's Playhouse

David Lindsay, 10, of Clinton, sits with his service dog, Honey, while the crowd watches a costume contest during a fundraising event to raise money to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah at Willard Bay on Friday, March 21, 2014. Events included dancing, best costume and a polar plunge into the bay. The event raised approximately 12,000 dollars. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

Dancing, costumes and jumping into Willard Bay were all part of the events that helped raise approximately $12,000 to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah on Friday, March 21, 2014.

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Willard Bay oil spill settlement OKed; some skeptical

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 4 2014 - 6:20pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's Water Quality Board has approved the $5.35 million Willard Bay Settlement Agreement between the Division of Water Quality, Division of Parks and Recreaton and Chevron Pipe Line Co.That approval finalizes an agreement requiring Chevron to pay a $350,000 civil penalty to DWQ, $550,000 in damages to Parks and Recreation for...

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Despite spills, the business community loves Chevron

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 11 2014 - 4:07pm

OGDEN -- The Chevron diesel fuel spill in Willard Bay has done little to taint the image Davis County leaders have of the fuel refinery company.The Davis Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Chevron is one of three finalists for its prestigious 2013 business of the year award.The other two finalists are Western States Lodging &...

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Willard Bay defenders fight for Chevron settlement funds

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 28 2013 - 8:46am

WILLARD -- Devoted fans of Willard Bay State Park (http://stateparks.utah.gov/park/willard-bay-state-park) worry that chunks of the recent $5.3 million Chevron fuel-spill settlement could be siphoned off for projects in other areas of the state.

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GALLERY: Man dies in Ultralight crash near Willard Bay

A motorized paraglider lies on a road near Willard Bay Tuesday, April 8, 2014. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the man flying the plane died. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 8 2014 - 8:21pm

At about 5:40 p.m., a man crashed a motorized paraglider near the power lines that run parallel to Willard Bay Park North Marina. According to Utah Highway Patrol, he died in the crash.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 8 2014 - 8:23pm


VIDEO: Willard Bay plunge nets funds for Down syndrome skills center

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 22 2014 - 7:27pm

WILLARD -- There were lots of shivers mixed with smiles Friday evening as more than 100 friends and family of loved ones with Down syndrome plunged into Willard Bay to help raise funds to build an achievement center.  The "polar plunge" was organized by parents who are trying to raise $100,000 to have a Gigi's Playhouse built in Davis County...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 7:30pm


GALLERY: Polar plunge fundraising event at Willard Bay for Gigi's Playhouse

David Lindsay, 10, of Clinton, sits with his service dog, Honey, while the crowd watches a costume contest during a fundraising event to raise money to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah at Willard Bay on Friday, March 21, 2014. Events included dancing, best costume and a polar plunge into the bay. The event raised approximately 12,000 dollars. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

Dancing, costumes and jumping into Willard Bay were all part of the events that helped raise approximately $12,000 to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

VIDEO: Willard Bay plunge nets funds for Down syndrome skills center

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 22 2014 - 7:27pm

WILLARD -- There were lots of shivers mixed with smiles Friday evening as more than 100 friends and family of loved ones with Down syndrome plunged into Willard Bay to help raise funds to build an achievement center.  The "polar plunge" was organized by parents who are trying to raise $100,000 to have a Gigi's Playhouse built in Davis County...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 7:30pm


5 beavers rescued from diesel spill freed after Ogden rehab

One of the beavers injured in the fuel spill walks on the shore of the pond after its release. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Bubba Brown
Aug 13 2013 - 10:57pm

OGDEN -- DaLyn Erickson-Marthaler stood in front of the news cameras and sipped from an extra-large Coca-Cola cup, a group of colleagues crowding behind the counter to her right. She exhaled a deep breath. It was an important day, made possible by a lot of early mornings and late nights, and now that it had come, the reality was overwhelming....

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Willard beavers on the rebound in rehab

KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner
Beaver No. 6, the last animal to be taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah after the diesel fuel spill at Willard Bay State Park, is fed a nutrient-rich powder mixed with baby food through a syringe. The most critically injured beavers also receive pain medication.

Becky Cairns
Apr 27 2013 - 11:15pm

Coaxing a very sleepy beaver out of its snug "nest" and into its morning bath is a skill in and of itself.DaLyn Erickson-Marthaler is down on her knees, crawling inside a wire pet crate."I know, it's terrible to wake up like this," she says softly to the beaver as she scoops him up in her arms, one hand under his big, flat tail, and whisks him off...

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Center chewing over groundbreaking beaver data, DNA tests

Beaver No. 1 takes a bath at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah in Ogden recently. This beaver, one of six injured in a mid-March diesel spill at Willard Bay, gets a bath three times a day. (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Becky Cairns
Apr 27 2013 - 10:28pm

A mystery is gnawing at the branches of the rescued Willard Bay beavers' family tree.Beaver No. 6 is likely related to No. 5 -- but is he also related to No. 2? Are No. 3 and No. 1 siblings? Is Momma the mother of two of the juveniles, or all five of them -- or none of them?DNA testing may be able to sort out the relationships of the six animals...

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Caring for diesel-burned beavers taking toll; rehab center seeks funds, gifts

Beavers affected by the diesel spill in Willard Bay are suffering from chemical burns in their eyes and on their skin. Workers at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah in Ogden are treating several beavers, but the work demands are forcing the center to cancel its annual fundraiser, the Baby WIldlife Shower, which was set for April 26-28. Center officials hope the community will step up with monetary donations and gifts from its needs list. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

JaNae Francis
Mar 29 2013 - 6:27am

To donateThose interested in donating to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah can do so at its website at wrcnu.org, in person at 1490 Park Blvd. in Ogden or by mail to 3127 N. Pelican Drive, Farr West, UT 84404.OGDEN -- An undisclosed amount on a check without the required number of signatures was donated by Chevron on Thursday to...

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Students put physics – and duct tape – to use in 15th annual cardboard regatta

(NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner) Travis Nelson (left) and Walker McConkie paddle their boat.

Bryon Saxton
May 30 2012 - 11:21pm

WILLARD BAY -- The lighted patio torches and the skull and crossbones on the stern of the cardboard boat were creative touches. But it was the pre-calculus that Northridge High School students Kate Davis and Tyson Young used to figure out angles and weight distribution that had their "pirate ship" vessel posting a respectable 2-minute, 8-second...

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GALLERY: Man dies in Ultralight crash near Willard Bay

A motorized paraglider lies on a road near Willard Bay Tuesday, April 8, 2014. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the man flying the plane died. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 8 2014 - 8:21pm

At about 5:40 p.m., a man crashed a motorized paraglider near the power lines that run parallel to Willard Bay Park North Marina. According to Utah Highway Patrol, he died in the crash.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 8 2014 - 8:23pm


GALLERY: Polar plunge fundraising event at Willard Bay for Gigi's Playhouse

David Lindsay, 10, of Clinton, sits with his service dog, Honey, while the crowd watches a costume contest during a fundraising event to raise money to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah at Willard Bay on Friday, March 21, 2014. Events included dancing, best costume and a polar plunge into the bay. The event raised approximately 12,000 dollars. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

Dancing, costumes and jumping into Willard Bay were all part of the events that helped raise approximately $12,000 to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am


GALLERY: Man dies in Ultralight crash near Willard Bay

A motorized paraglider lies on a road near Willard Bay Tuesday, April 8, 2014. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the man flying the plane died. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 8 2014 - 8:21pm

At about 5:40 p.m., a man crashed a motorized paraglider near the power lines that run parallel to Willard Bay Park North Marina. According to Utah Highway Patrol, he died in the crash.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 8 2014 - 8:23pm


VIDEO: Willard Bay plunge nets funds for Down syndrome skills center

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 22 2014 - 7:27pm

WILLARD -- There were lots of shivers mixed with smiles Friday evening as more than 100 friends and family of loved ones with Down syndrome plunged into Willard Bay to help raise funds to build an achievement center.  The "polar plunge" was organized by parents who are trying to raise $100,000 to have a Gigi's Playhouse built in Davis County...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 7:30pm


GALLERY: Polar plunge fundraising event at Willard Bay for Gigi's Playhouse

David Lindsay, 10, of Clinton, sits with his service dog, Honey, while the crowd watches a costume contest during a fundraising event to raise money to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah at Willard Bay on Friday, March 21, 2014. Events included dancing, best costume and a polar plunge into the bay. The event raised approximately 12,000 dollars. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

Dancing, costumes and jumping into Willard Bay were all part of the events that helped raise approximately $12,000 to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am


GALLERY: Classic gleaming trailers at Willard Bay State Park

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Sep 15 2013 - 11:03am

Tin Can Tourists took over Willard Bay State Park this weekend, Sept. 15-16, 2013, during the first Watt’s Up by the Bay Vintage Travel Trailer Rally.

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5 beavers rescued from diesel spill freed after Ogden rehab

One of the beavers injured in the fuel spill walks on the shore of the pond after its release. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Bubba Brown
Aug 13 2013 - 10:57pm

OGDEN -- DaLyn Erickson-Marthaler stood in front of the news cameras and sipped from an extra-large Coca-Cola cup, a group of colleagues crowding behind the counter to her right. She exhaled a deep breath. It was an important day, made possible by a lot of early mornings and late nights, and now that it had come, the reality was overwhelming....

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Aug 13 2013 - 11:05pm


GALLERY: Willard beavers released after rehabilitation

One of the six beavers injured in the Willard Bay oil spill waits in a cage before officials release it into a pond on the north slope of the Uinta Mountains on Tuesday, August, 13, 2013. Five beavers were released while one beaver remains in rehabilitation. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Aug 13 2013 - 3:56pm

After various treatments in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, beavers that were affected by a diesel fuel spill in March, were set free into the wild.

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Willard beavers on the rebound in rehab

KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner
Beaver No. 6, the last animal to be taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah after the diesel fuel spill at Willard Bay State Park, is fed a nutrient-rich powder mixed with baby food through a syringe. The most critically injured beavers also receive pain medication.

Becky Cairns
Apr 27 2013 - 11:15pm

Coaxing a very sleepy beaver out of its snug "nest" and into its morning bath is a skill in and of itself.DaLyn Erickson-Marthaler is down on her knees, crawling inside a wire pet crate."I know, it's terrible to wake up like this," she says softly to the beaver as she scoops him up in her arms, one hand under his big, flat tail, and whisks him off...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 28 2013 - 8:09am


Center chewing over groundbreaking beaver data, DNA tests

Beaver No. 1 takes a bath at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah in Ogden recently. This beaver, one of six injured in a mid-March diesel spill at Willard Bay, gets a bath three times a day. (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Becky Cairns
Apr 27 2013 - 10:28pm

A mystery is gnawing at the branches of the rescued Willard Bay beavers' family tree.Beaver No. 6 is likely related to No. 5 -- but is he also related to No. 2? Are No. 3 and No. 1 siblings? Is Momma the mother of two of the juveniles, or all five of them -- or none of them?DNA testing may be able to sort out the relationships of the six animals...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 27 2013 - 11:15pm


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