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COVID-19 now at more Weber County schools, but situation manageable

OGDEN — Weber County's top health official says every school in Weber County has reported at least one COVID-19 case among students or staff. The caseload over the last two weeks at five schools in the county has exceeded 15 or, for schools with 1,500 or more students, 1% of the enrollment ...

Weber County GOP leader puts focus on female political involvement

OGDEN — As is, just two of the 16 mayors leading Weber County's varied locales are female. Likewise, of the 10 lawmakers representing the county in the Utah Senate and Utah House, just two are women. Lorraine Brown, though, aims to change that. The Ogden lawyer has taken over as president ...

OHS senior earns academic honors from College Board

OGDEN — Hard work, dedication and time management. Asusena Garcia Estrada has goals for the future and knows what it will take to achieve them. The Ogden High School senior earned honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. When Estrada applied, she didn’t dedicate too ...

City council candidate Benitez driven by desire to serve Ogden

OGDEN — Sebastian Benitez lost to incumbent Mike Caldwell in the 2015 Ogden mayoral race, but he’s not letting that defeat stop him from fighting for another chance to serve and represent others. “I lost really bad, but I got my message out there and things are getting fixed,” Benitez ...

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore to hold telephone townhall meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Blake Moore will meet with the public later this week, virtually. The 1st District lawmaker is hosting a telephone town hall on Thursday that goes from 7-8 p.m. To take part, call 833-305-1678. Likely topics will be "inflation, immigration, the Afghanistan ...

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 ...

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 ...

Volunteer opportunities at local organizations

Weber Human Services is looking for people who can help Northern Utah nonprofits. For more information on volunteer opportunities or to post an opportunity for your organization, call 801-625-3777 or 801-778-6897. If you are interested in volunteering and do not see what interests you please ...

Weber State expands efforts to train electrical vehicle mechanics

LAYTON — As the world moves more and more to electric vehicles, more and more technicians with the specialized know-how to service them will be needed. As is, they're in short supply, but a new initiative spearheaded by Weber State University's Department of Automotive Technology aims to ...