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Utah’s oldest continuously operational synagogue reaches 100-year milestone

OGDEN — Community members and congregants last week celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Congregation Brith Sholem, Utah’s oldest continuously operational synagogue, during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The building, located at 2750 Grant Ave., was established as a sanctuary for ...

LDS Transitional Services gives a hand up to those needing help

The helplessness and hopelessness of many people transitioning out of severe issues in their lives is being addressed by an initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church’s Transitional Services initiative, which has been in service for more than a decade, ...

Mormon vaccine push ratchets up, dividing faith’s members

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After more than a year of attending church virtually, Monique Allen has struggled to explain to her asthmatic daughter why people from their congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints don’t wear masks. Allen said she’s taught her daughter that ...

Provo protest sparks as part of ongoing reaction to Elder Holland speech

PROVO — Commotion surrounding a talk given by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland on Monday at the Brigham Young University Annual Conference has grown to a high pitch. Holland’s address was specifically tailored toward faculty and staff — no students attended — but naysayers and supporters alike ...

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Utah native taking advantage of new professional rodeo format

ARLINGTON, Texas — In many ways, this year’s version of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was a departure from competitions of years past.But for Cassie Bahe-Latham, one contrast underlined in the 2020 event represents a more than welcome shift in tradition.For the first time in 35 years, ...

Well-traveled rodeo photographer making memories at Utah competitions

Amanda Dilworth’s lifelong love of cameras and photography needed another outlet, but she had little notion that rodeo would provide it.“Rodeo kind of found me,” said Dilworth, who is likely the busiest rodeo photographer in Northern Utah and southern Idaho.Dilworth grew up in Burley, ...

A major family event- The Cache Valley Rendezvous

In a beautiful valley that sits in the middle of Eden and Paradise, is a small little rural community named Avon. Dale and Dawna Major came to Avon, Utah, in 1988 with their first child. Dawna was raised in Lyman, Wyoming on a ranch. She was active in church, sports, 4-H, FFA, rodeo and ...

Life is short, make it count

As I sit here in front of my computer my eyes are blurry from tears of gratitude at the opportunity I have to share this story with you. In two short phone calls and a couple of texts, my life has been touched and forever changed for the better. I hope I can adequately express to you the ...

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Art Scene Selections: Sept. 16-23

Ogden Twilight: Purity Ring Ogden Twilight 2021 continues with Purity Ring, whose album “WOMB” was released in April 2020, produced and recorded entirely by the electro-pop band duo of Megan James and Corin Rodd. The new sounds will light up the Ogden Amphitheater on Thursday, where ...

Dirty Bird, Wimpy & Fritz open doors at new Ogden locations

OGDEN — Two new eateries are up and running in Ogden's Riverbend area, offering up, between them, fried chicken sandwiches and tacos. Dirty Bird Fried Chxx formally opened its doors late Friday morning to a line of waiting customers, and the creative force behind the locale, Salt Lake ...

Art Scene Selections: Sept. 9-16

Ogden Twilight: Death Cab for Cutie Ogden Twilight 2021 continues this Friday with one of the most distinct indie rock bands of the early 2000s, Death Cab for Cutie. Their endearing ballads and tender lyrics quickly won hearts, most notably with “I Will Follow You Into The Dark." Now they're ...

Santorini’s Greek Grill lets you have it your way

At Santorini’s Greek Grill, you can watch your meal being custom-built the way you want it. Owner Sean Dehghani applied the assembly line concept to Greek food when he opened in 2018 at Farmington Station Park. Its success, he said, is due to three factors: “Customer experience, food ...

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Suicide Prevention Month is active throughout Utah

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and it is a great time to renew commitments to help others, become better educated and find out about available mental health resources. Across Utah, individuals and organizations are getting the word out about ways to help save lives, educate others about ...

University of Utah study examines link between suicide risk, genetics

SALT LAKE CITY — People who suffer from bipolar disorder and are genetically predisposed to post traumatic stress disorder may have a higher risk of dying from suicide, according to a study led by research scientists at the University of Utah. The study investigated risk factors for suicide ...

Dietitian receives national award for solving the dinner dilemma

A Weber High School graduate was recently named a 2021 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.McKenzie Rockwood, a registered dietitian nutritionist, founded Citrus Pear, a healthy ...

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Sunday Drive: 2021 Hyundai Sonata proves it can stand the test of time

A week in the mid-summer heat of July proved to be perfect timing for an opportunity to drive the new eighth-generation 2021 Hyundai Sonata. The all-new-in-2020 sedan is Hyundai’s longest standing and most successful model, and after a week, we were completely impressed with its looks, design ...

Fischer: New agent gets wild introduction to life as a Realtor

“Welcome to real estate.” Those were the words I spoke to the new agent I was training who had just had his first of many horribly awkward experiences showing homes. Jack (whose name has been changed to protect the little bit of innocence he may have left in him) had just gotten his real ...

Weber County’s annual Historic House Tour back after 2020 cancellation

OGDEN — After being canceled last year due to COVID-19, Weber County’s Heritage Foundation’s annual Historic House Tour is back this Saturday. The Historic House Tour has been an annual event for 43 years. This year, the tour will be centered around the Warner Home, located at 726 25 ...

Tech Matters: Working remote? Watch out for malicious work docs

As many companies have delayed or reversed their plans to bring workers back into the office because of the surge in COVID cases, you shouldn’t be surprised to know that cybercriminals have seized the opportunity to ramp up efforts to attack employees who work remotely. Malicious office ...

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What to know about the Third Annual Ticaboo Fall Rally

Some might think that the jamboree season is over for 2021 with September half over. Well, not so fast there pardner! There are two jamborees scheduled at times and in parts of Utah that don’t see snow and cold weather quite so early. The first one is the subject of this article. Stay tuned ...

After 9 year delay, Ogden kayak park and river restoration nearly completed

OGDEN — An Ogden resident is criticizing the city for failing to maintain a popular recreational park along the Weber River, but city officials point to work now being done as evidence the problem is being addressed. Still, for David Wolfgram and other outdoor enthusiasts who use the ...

ATV Adventures: Lessons learned on the Millville Canyon Trail

The trail was black on the map, meaning that it was more difficult. The rocks on this trail made it blacker than usual. I was leading a group of three machines up Millville Canyon just southeast of Logan. Our goal was to reach Garden City by Bear Lake, have a burger and a raspberry shake and ...

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The TX. 10: Coolest critters we’d like for pets

1. Small shark. As long as it’s contained, it would be a really fun and cool pet.2. Giraffe. Hey, we can dream!3. Octopus. One of the smartest sea creatures.4. Komondor. The dog that looks like a mop.5. Chicken. It’s practical for food and composting.6. Scottish Fold cat. Those ears!7. ...

Bottom Line trivia

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Tame the procrastination monster

Welcome to the weekend! No doubt your Saturday chore and errand list is a mile long. The car needs to be washed, lawn mowed, weeds pulled.It feels a little overwhelming — reading the newspaper might not be on that list. Yet here we are ...Did you know that a survey conducted by H&R ...

Pump up your playlist to fight tough times

With the craziness going on right now, I’ve been listening to a lot more music. Admittedly, there are a few songs that are getting a little old for me, and I’d bet that might be true for everyone else as well.So, here are some of my favorites, organized into three musical categories — ...