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Bill awaiting signature from governor gives Northern Utah a new state park

CROYDEN — It looks as though a new state park will be established in Morgan County.House Bill 257 has passed through both the Utah House and Senate and now awaits only a signature from Gov. Spencer Cox to become a reality. The legislation, which was sponsored by Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, ...

Ogden, Hooper, South Ogden get grant funding for park improvements

OGDEN — Parks in Hooper, South Ogden and Ogden will be getting large injections of funding thanks to a special county sales tax earmarked for such projects.Weber County commissioners on Tuesday approved allocation of $3.98 million in funding for 69 arts, recreation and cultural projects ...

Morgan County struggles with effects of booming Weber River crowds

MORGAN — The Weber River between Henefer and Morgan is a growing magnet for kayakers, tubers and anglers, but as pressures increase, interested parties are wondering who will be calling the shots.The 7-mile stretch of river is split between Morgan and Summit counties. Various state agencies ...

How an ATV trail system benefits the local economy

The interest in developing ATV trail systems is growing across Utah. People with ATVs want places to ride and counties want to provide them — and for good reason. The tourist dollars brought to a county with nearby trails are significant.The Paiute ATV Trail System is one of the most ...

Avalanche fatality was fourth on same slope in 16 years

The slope where a Clinton snowboarder died in an avalanche Friday was the site of three previous fatalities since 2005, according to a Utah Avalanche Center report.The 31-year-old man was killed Friday morning in the Dutch Draw area off of Silver Peak near the Park City Mountain Resort.His ...

Morgan County has its first hotel, spurred by growth and a recreation boom

MORGAN — Morgan County finally has its first hotel, 165 years after pioneers settled the community.Ogden investors Scott Parkinson and Kevin Glasmann bought land on Morgan City’s Commercial Street in 2008 and it took 12 years to see a hotel built on the plot.“It’s been a long and ...