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Kids soak in senses of Taylor farm visit

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 5:43pm

TAYLOR -- One minute a crowd of children was watching a small herd of cows feeding on hay, and the next minute squeals of "ewww!" rang through the farmyard. Yep, a cow did what cows are known to do, right in front of the children. That's just the way it goes when schools take a field trip to a real farm.Dick and Jeanne Gibson opened their Taylor...

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Organizers discuss coming Ogden soccer complex at mega fundraiser

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 3:51pm

OGDEN -- More than a thousand people turned out Thursday for a celebration of the coming soccer complex in Ogden whose organizers say will be ready for use sooner rather than later this fall.Kids spent the evening at Weber State's Marquardt Fieldhouse visiting with Real Salt Lake players, posing for pictures with Waldo the Wildcat and navigating...

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Our View: A 383-vote Weber Commission

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 1:14pm

There is a delicious irony in that the future make-up of the Weber County Commission has been determined with 383 votes. We recall Commission Matt Bell's assertion that a successful bond for an improved Weber County system really shouldn't be taken seriously because only "17 percent" of actual voters determined the bond outcome. Seventeen...

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LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:25am

WASHINGTON -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed its position on immigration as the White House met with religious leaders to discuss immigration reform this week.President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency of the church, was among invited leaders from various religious faiths to meet with President Obama and...

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Four-hour standoff ends peacefully in Ogden

Ben Lockhart
Apr 17 2014 - 10:36pm

OGDEN -- A four-hour standoff ended peacefully Thursday night after police arrested a suicidal and potentially homicidal man near Grant Avenue and 28th Street.Ogden police responded to a trespass in progress just after 5 p.m. and arrived at a residence where they were told by the complainant that Jared Etherington was threatening "suicide by cop"...

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VIDEO: Morbid makeup artists provide realism for ShakeOut disaster drill

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 5:11pm

OGDEN -- Three hours before the biggest earthquake Utah's never had, a small group of volunteers is gathering behind a boarded-up elementary school. Armed with plastic tubs filled with containers of makeup, paint, and other unappetizing goop, they prepare to transform a couple hundred students into "victims" of a natural disaster.It's just another...

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Wreck near IRS entrance pins man in pickup

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 1:01pm

OGDEN -- An Ogden man is being treated for injuries sustained in an accident after another driver made too wide of a right-hand turn, officers said.

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It’s ‘take 2’ as Montoya enters the MMA cage in Farmington

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 11:45am

FARMINGTON -- Almost a year ago, Top of Utah MMA professional Lucus Montoya was at Farmington's Legacy Events Center, prepping for his main event against Danny August.

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Kids soak in senses of Taylor farm visit

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 5:43pm

TAYLOR -- One minute a crowd of children was watching a small herd of cows feeding on hay, and the next minute squeals of "ewww!" rang through the farmyard. Yep, a cow did what cows are known to do, right in front of the children. That's just the way it goes when schools take a field trip to a real farm.Dick and Jeanne Gibson opened their Taylor...

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Organizers discuss coming Ogden soccer complex at mega fundraiser

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 3:51pm

OGDEN -- More than a thousand people turned out Thursday for a celebration of the coming soccer complex in Ogden whose organizers say will be ready for use sooner rather than later this fall.Kids spent the evening at Weber State's Marquardt Fieldhouse visiting with Real Salt Lake players, posing for pictures with Waldo the Wildcat and navigating...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:51pm


Our View: A 383-vote Weber Commission

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 1:14pm

There is a delicious irony in that the future make-up of the Weber County Commission has been determined with 383 votes. We recall Commission Matt Bell's assertion that a successful bond for an improved Weber County system really shouldn't be taken seriously because only "17 percent" of actual voters determined the bond outcome. Seventeen...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 4:18pm


LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:25am

WASHINGTON -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed its position on immigration as the White House met with religious leaders to discuss immigration reform this week.President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency of the church, was among invited leaders from various religious faiths to meet with President Obama and...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 12:18pm


Four-hour standoff ends peacefully in Ogden

Ben Lockhart
Apr 17 2014 - 10:36pm

OGDEN -- A four-hour standoff ended peacefully Thursday night after police arrested a suicidal and potentially homicidal man near Grant Avenue and 28th Street.Ogden police responded to a trespass in progress just after 5 p.m. and arrived at a residence where they were told by the complainant that Jared Etherington was threatening "suicide by cop"...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 5:54am


VIDEO: Morbid makeup artists provide realism for ShakeOut disaster drill

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 5:11pm

OGDEN -- Three hours before the biggest earthquake Utah's never had, a small group of volunteers is gathering behind a boarded-up elementary school. Armed with plastic tubs filled with containers of makeup, paint, and other unappetizing goop, they prepare to transform a couple hundred students into "victims" of a natural disaster.It's just another...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 1:50am


Wreck near IRS entrance pins man in pickup

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 1:01pm

OGDEN -- An Ogden man is being treated for injuries sustained in an accident after another driver made too wide of a right-hand turn, officers said.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 17 2014 - 1:56pm


It’s ‘take 2’ as Montoya enters the MMA cage in Farmington

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 11:45am

FARMINGTON -- Almost a year ago, Top of Utah MMA professional Lucus Montoya was at Farmington's Legacy Events Center, prepping for his main event against Danny August.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 11:28am

VIDEO: Morbid makeup artists provide realism for ShakeOut disaster drill

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 5:11pm

OGDEN -- Three hours before the biggest earthquake Utah's never had, a small group of volunteers is gathering behind a boarded-up elementary school. Armed with plastic tubs filled with containers of makeup, paint, and other unappetizing goop, they prepare to transform a couple hundred students into "victims" of a natural disaster.It's just another...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 1:50am


VIDEO: Lee sides with ranchers in Nevada BLM dispute

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm

OGDEN -- Sen. Mike Lee appeared at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, driving his messages of pushing for limits on federal and presidential power and urging states and individuals to assert their rights.

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VIDEO: Woman guides wheelchair through obstacles to get to Ogden food bank

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 8:36am

OGDEN -- Going across  town for 2.1 miles to get food might not seem like a big deal for most people, but for someone with limited mobility and no car, the monthly trek to the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank is a challenge.

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VIDEO: Healthy competition at QB pleases Weber State football coach

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 8:32pm

OGDEN -- Weber State's quarterback competition is brought to you by the Sunshine State.

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VIDEO: PREP SOFTBALL: Bonneville ace shoots down Falcons

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 10:49pm

CLEARFIELD - Bonneville ace Andy Hancock has proven herself to be one of the top softball pitchers in the state, but it was the support that she felt from her teammates that helped get her out of a potentially ugly situation Monday.

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VIDEO: Not the typical rivalry vs. L.A., Jazz had a lot to lose for

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 10:29pm

You take it.No you take it.No, we insist.No, please, after you.

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VIDEO: Castle building complex for Ogden High soccer and community

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 7:48pm

OGDEN - Sterling Castle was already busy.Between family, work and coaching responsibilities, the Ogden High School boys soccer coach wasn't lacking for things to stay occupied. Then came an opportunity to spearhead the Ogden Community Soccer Complex movement, and Castle couldn't pass it up."It needs to happen," Castle said. "There's no way I was...

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VIDEO: Artist ends salt exhibit, one handful at a time

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 13 2014 - 10:29am

OGDEN -- Motoi Yamamoto traveled from Japan to create a work of art at Weber State University's Shaw Gallery. Working 10 hours a day, for 9 days, he painstakingly drew with salt on the gallery floor. "Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto -- Floating Garden" officially opened on March 7, and for more than a month visitors gazed at the...

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GALLERY: Ogden shooter gets 6 years to life in prison.

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner
Feb 20 2014 - 5:43pm

The man who pleaded guilty to shooting his father-in-law in church last Father’s Day may spend the rest of his years behind bars.

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GALLERY: Nursing at WSU through the years

School of Practical Nursing, 1952-53. Two female nursing students practice taking care of and bathing babies.

Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 6 2014 - 4:03pm

The Weber State University nursing program has a proud history of excellence.

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GALLERY: Shop with a cop event

Roy City officer Kyle Christensen escorts Kamila Leishman toward the store during the annual Shop with a Cop event, sponsored by Bonneville High School at Walmart in Riverdale Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.  (BRIAN NICHOLSON/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 24 2013 - 1:00pm

Many kids enjoyed the annual Shop with a Cop event, sponsored by Bonneville High School at Walmart in Riverdale Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

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GALLERY: Mandela funeral in South Africa

President Barack Obama jokes with Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, left, as first lady Michelle Obama looks on at right during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Associated Press
Dec 10 2013 - 11:46am

President Barack Obama spoke to crowds attending the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. World leaders, celebrities, and citizens from all walks of life gathered on Tuesday to pay respects during a memorial service for the former South African president and anti-apartheid icon.

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GALLERY: Cold, snow, ice blast eastward across the U.S.

A drop of water falls from an icy tree branch in Cockeysville, Md., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. The storm that coated parts of Texas in ice struck with unexpected force Sunday on the East Coast, blanketing some spots in a foot of snow, grinding highways to a halt, causing power outages, and closing schools or delaying start times. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Associated Press
Dec 9 2013 - 1:01pm

Snow and ice cover the northeast after a storm moved through the area Sunday and Monday morning. A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region left roads slippery and slushy in the Northeast for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued rippling across the country.

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GALLERY: Nelson Mandela dies at 95

 In this Aug. 11, 1998 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, right, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gesture during a meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj, File)

The Associated Press
Dec 5 2013 - 4:15pm

Former S. African President Nelson Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at the age of 95. Here are some of the highlights of his iconic life from the Associated Press.

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GALLERY: Western winter weather

Fresh snow surrounds the McPolin barn on the outskirts of Park City, Utah, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. The National Weather Service said up to 16 inches of snow are expected to fall in higher elevations of Utah. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Tom Smart)

The Associated Press
Dec 3 2013 - 4:02pm

Fresh snow fell in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and the upper Midwest, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. The National Weather Service said up to 16 inches of snow are expected to fall in higher elevations of Utah.

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GALLERY: The Standard-Examiner reports from the Philippines

Alexis Adams, from Syracuse, sweeps leaves from the walkway outside a school classroom on the Salazar Institue of Technology campus in Madridejos, Philippines. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 2 2013 - 9:36am

Standard-Examiner visual journalist Dylan Brown's photo coverage from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This gallery will be updated regularly.

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VIDEO: Morbid makeup artists provide realism for ShakeOut disaster drill

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 5:11pm

OGDEN -- Three hours before the biggest earthquake Utah's never had, a small group of volunteers is gathering behind a boarded-up elementary school. Armed with plastic tubs filled with containers of makeup, paint, and other unappetizing goop, they prepare to transform a couple hundred students into "victims" of a natural disaster.It's just another...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 1:50am


VIDEO: Lee sides with ranchers in Nevada BLM dispute

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm

OGDEN -- Sen. Mike Lee appeared at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, driving his messages of pushing for limits on federal and presidential power and urging states and individuals to assert their rights.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm


VIDEO: Woman guides wheelchair through obstacles to get to Ogden food bank

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 8:36am

OGDEN -- Going across  town for 2.1 miles to get food might not seem like a big deal for most people, but for someone with limited mobility and no car, the monthly trek to the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank is a challenge.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 8:43am


VIDEO: Healthy competition at QB pleases Weber State football coach

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 8:32pm

OGDEN -- Weber State's quarterback competition is brought to you by the Sunshine State.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 10:27am


VIDEO: PREP SOFTBALL: Bonneville ace shoots down Falcons

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 10:49pm

CLEARFIELD - Bonneville ace Andy Hancock has proven herself to be one of the top softball pitchers in the state, but it was the support that she felt from her teammates that helped get her out of a potentially ugly situation Monday.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 10:49pm


VIDEO: Not the typical rivalry vs. L.A., Jazz had a lot to lose for

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 10:29pm

You take it.No you take it.No, we insist.No, please, after you.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 10:33pm


VIDEO: Castle building complex for Ogden High soccer and community

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 7:48pm

OGDEN - Sterling Castle was already busy.Between family, work and coaching responsibilities, the Ogden High School boys soccer coach wasn't lacking for things to stay occupied. Then came an opportunity to spearhead the Ogden Community Soccer Complex movement, and Castle couldn't pass it up."It needs to happen," Castle said. "There's no way I was...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 7:48pm


VIDEO: Artist ends salt exhibit, one handful at a time

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 13 2014 - 10:29am

OGDEN -- Motoi Yamamoto traveled from Japan to create a work of art at Weber State University's Shaw Gallery. Working 10 hours a day, for 9 days, he painstakingly drew with salt on the gallery floor. "Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto -- Floating Garden" officially opened on March 7, and for more than a month visitors gazed at the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 10:09am


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