Peterson's bill would trim Ogden's halfway house beds by 77 percent

OGDEN — The 154-bed Northern Utah Community Correctional Center (NUCCC), built in 1996, teems with activity on any given day as inmates paroled from the Utah State Prison chart their transition back into society. 


Starbucks presses pause on plans to serve booze in Utah, other U.S. locations

FARMINGTON — A year ago, the Starbucks at Farmington’s Station Park was on a short list of five Utah locations that the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control had approved to serve beer, wine and appetizers in the evenings.


North Ogden mayor blocked from serving on UTA board due to nepotism policy

NORTH OGDEN — When the Weber Area Council of Governments voted last month to appoint North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor to the Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees, no one expected a fight.


Peterson fielded broad range of questions at Wednesday's town hall

ROY — The crowd of about 80 residents at Wednesday’s town hall session with Rep. Jeremy Peterson, R-Ogden asked questions ranging from education funding to medical marijuana legislation, the opioid epidemic, sex education and his bill to roll back solar tax credits.


Weather, illegal sump pumps to blame for northwestern Weber sewer overflow

FARR WEST — For almost a full week, Justin Caldwell experienced sewage flooding the basement of his Farr West home, which he said caused an estimated $75,000 in damage so far.


Valentine’s sign-bearers seek town hall with Rob Bishop in small Ogden rally

OGDEN — About 20 people stood in front of the Federal Building in Ogden on Tuesday, hoping to “make the moves” on 1st District Congressman Rob Bishop.


Rep. Jeremy Peterson hosting town hall meeting Wednesday

ROY — Rep. Jeremy Peterson, R-Ogden will hold a town hall meeting this Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. to discuss state legislative issues with interested constituents.


Local group seeking congressional town hall with Rep. Bishop

OGDEN — A group called Indivisible Ogden is hosting a “Be Our Valentine” rally at noon Tuesday to urge 1st District Congressman Rob Bishop to hold a town hall meeting soon. 


Best-selling author details rise out of poverty — and why it's complicated

OGDEN — People seeking easy answers to the problem of perpetual poverty, or hoping to justify their political ideology about why some achieve upward mobility and others do not, should likely look somewhere other than author J.D. Vance’s memoir “Hillbilly Elegy.”


Amid widespread flooding concerns, Farr West folks wrestle with backed up sewage

FARR WEST — Upwards of 40 homes are dealing in varying degrees with backed up sewage in Farr West, a small western Weber County community of about 6,140 residents.

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