Tim Vandenack

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North Ogden library upgrade nearly done, curious visitors already trickling in

NORTH OGDEN — Though construction on the revamped North Branch library here continues, that hasn’t stopped would-be patrons from trying to sneak a peek.


Politics

Weber Co. candidates knocking on doors, seeking voters as primary looms

PLEASANT VIEW — David MacInnes had never had a Facebook page, not wanting to subject himself to too much public scrutiny.


Government

Layton consultant hired to help craft Weber County anti-poverty plan

OGDEN — After more than a year of study and deliberation, a new initiative aimed at helping the poorest people in Weber County should be taking shape.


Health Care

Weber County hires law firms, plans to sue opioid makers, distributors

OGDEN — Weber County leaders are planning to file suit against the makers of opioids, hoping to recoup some of the costs the county has incurred in dealing with opioid abuse and addiction.


Government

Utah Rep. Fawson resigning, sets up special vote among GOPers to replace him

NORTH OGDEN — Utah Rep. Justin Fawson has formally tendered his resignation, as had been expected, and a special election has been called to find someone to fill out his term in the District 7 seat through the end of 2018.


Politics

Commissioner Gibson cleared in Ogden police probe, won't face charges

SALT LAKE CITY — The Davis County Attorney’s Office has finished its review of the police probe into Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson and won’t file any charges.


Environment

North Ogden officials support trash fee hike to save recycling program

NORTH OGDEN — North Ogden officials are on board with the proposed 49-cent hike in monthly trash-collection fees to salvage the city’s recycling program.


Local

Ogden judge rejects call for halt to North Ogden amphitheater construction

OGDEN — A judge on Tuesday rebuffed a group of North Ogden residents’ call for a temporary court order to halt construction of a new amphitheater in Barker Park.


Environment

North Ogden mulls 49-cent hike in trash fees to cover recycling costs

NORTH OGDEN — North Ogden officials are mulling a 49-cent hike in monthly garbage collection fees to maintain the city’s recycling program, the focus of heightened scrutiny as the value of recyclable items dips.


Agriculture

Weber County officials seek feedback on future development as growth looms

OGDEN — With growth all but inevitable in Weber County in the years to come, county planners are trying to get a handle on the situation before more change occurs.


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