Cathy McKitrick

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Cigarettes, open flames prohibited along popular trail

RIVERDALE — Due to “extremely dry and vegetated conditions,” the Riverdale City Council recently passed a resolution to permanently ban fireworks in a wide swath of land along the Weber River Parkway, and also along the city’s southwest bench.


Government

Ogden vacation rental ordinance up for debate

OGDEN — With the popularity of home-based vacation rentals on the rise, Ogden officials are grappling with how to regulate the practice so that accommodations are safe and everyone gets treated fairly.


News

'Double Up Food Bucks' stretches food stamp dollars at farmers markets

OGDEN — The advocacy organization called Utahns Against Hunger announced a new way that low-income residents who use food stamps can make their benefits stretch even further at participating farmers markets.


Government

Sales tax increase debated but not decided yet

OGDEN — On Tuesday, commissioners in both Davis and Weber counties discussed putting a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November’s ballot to fund expanded mass transit projects and overdue maintenance on local roads and infrastructure.


Government

Stakeholders zero in on Bus Rapid Transit and 25th Street option

OGDEN — For 13 months, stakeholders have deliberated over mass transit options to connect Ogden’s rebounding downtown to Weber State University and McKay Dee Hospital, two principal points of interest on the city’s south end.


Local

Mobile home parks: Havens or traps?

RIVERDALE — One mobile home owner is crying foul on practices within his corporate-owned community that he considers predatory.


Government

Group concerned over sales tax option for transportation

OGDEN — The Utah chapter of Americans For Prosperity — which nationally serves as the principal advocacy group for the billionaire Koch brothers — urged Utah’s elected county officials to keep a local sales tax option for transportation off November’s ballot.


Government

Utah GOP leader learned to avoid confrontations with cops

OGDEN — Distrust between law enforcement and communities of color tends to run deep, sometimes fueling unnecessary violence and arrests. One prominent Utahn recently related his own experience and perspective.


Local

Juneteenth celebrants weigh in on Carolina shootings

OGDEN — Crowds gathered at Weber State University’s Bell Tower Plaza Saturday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day when African-American slaves first received word of their freedom in 1865.


Local

Plenty of tail wagging at Ogden's first Bark in the Park

OGDEN — Dog-lovers and their furry companions made new friends Saturday during Ogden’s first annual Bark in the Park event at the Big Dee Sports Park adjacent to the Ogden River Parkway.


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