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Balloon art display celebrating fourth year as holiday tradition

OGDEN — A creative and colorful holiday tradition is taking its shape at Newgate Mall. This year marks the fourth that Locally Twisted, a balloon-craft company based out of West Jordan, is set to inflate the holiday atmosphere for the Newgate Mall’s annual Grand Opening event. The event ...

Tech Matters: How to fix a laggy mouse

When your computer is working as it should, you don’t appreciate it, but when something small goes wrong, it can feel like a major frustration. I am currently experiencing a sluggish or laggy mouse. If you notice your cursor movements are slower or less precise than they used to be, you have ...

Topper Bakery won’t be offering Christmas goods, but it’s coming back

OGDEN — First the bad news — Topper Bakery, forced to temporarily halt operations last August after a devastating fire, won't be offering up speculaas and the other Christmastime sweets it's famous for. "I ruined a lot of people's Christmases," said Valeen DeRyke, who owns and operates ...

Swift selling local media assets to Ogden Newspapers

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Swift Communications, which owns a range of daily and weekly newspapers across the American West, announced Tuesday it is selling its local media and publishing businesses to West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers. With the acquisition, Ogden Newspapers will publish 54 ...

Weber County officials aid in bid to bring Winter Olympics back to Utah

OGDEN — Crafting a successful bid for Utah for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics isn't just the task of Salt Lake City, which would be the host city. And the time to start planning isn't in 2029. Efforts are well underway to bring the Olympics back and Ogden officials, among many others, are ...

Rep. Rosemary Lesser to push for end to sales tax on groceries

OGDEN — Back in late 2019, Rosemary Lesser joined many others across the state in pushing for a referendum to reverse a tax overhaul OK'd by Utah lawmakers that included a hike in the sales tax on groceries. The controversial measure, approved during a special legislative session in ...

Nordic Valley, Snowbasin, Powder Mountain prep for ski season

With Turkey Day typically comes skiing, or at least the looming possibility of Weber County's three ski resorts opening up for the year. Skiers this season, though, will have to be patient. Nordic Valley officials have announced plans to open on Dec. 3 for the 2021-2022 season, weather ...

Tech Matters: Welcome to Black Friday: Tips for success

Black Friday is upon us, and while product shortages and higher prices present a challenging situation, you can still get much of your holiday shopping done this holiday weekend. Let’s take a look at the trends that are shaping this year’s experience followed by some tools to make your ...