Mr. Jones (names have been changed to protect the questionably innocent) contacted me a few months ago to talk about selling. We listed the Jones home on a Friday. I had advised him to prepare to be away from the home for showings for at least two entire days since it would, likely, be shown…
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.
RIVERDALE — Change is in the works along Riverdale’s busy commercial thoroughfare.
Last year presented some of the greatest challenges Ogden small business owners have faced. Unfortunately, there has been a disproportionate effect on diverse-owned businesses, including those owned by Black and African American entrepreneurs.
We have made it through the holiday season and are at the start of a new year. With a welcome break from work, I found myself doing some early spring cleaning. Among the old papers, event programs, recipe cards and newspaper clippings, I found stacks of family photos. Some of the paper items…
“Failing to include inflation in your retirement planning can create unnecessary hardship in the future.” — Lyle Boss
OGDEN — A new state law has set the stage for Ogden City to fund taxpayer incentivized development for longer periods of time.
OGDEN — A push to allow more drinking establishments downtown was narrowly approved by the Ogden City Council on Tuesday night.
Across the cybersecurity landscape, security professionals are predicting an increase in ransomware attacks against businesses of all sizes, following an escalation in the second half of 2020. According to security firm CheckPoint, the daily average number of ransomware attacks in Q3 2020 in…
“Obligating yourself with debt is borrowing against your future income. Be careful, that obligation can cause big problems when you retire.” — Lyle Boss
FARR WEST — A hundred years ago or so, electrification was the big push, the focus of efforts to keep U.S. homes with the times.
OGDEN — After a steady decline in gas costs over the past year — largely driven by decreased demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic — experts warn that prices at the pump are poised to rise in 2021.
What a year it’s been.
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City’s two major newspapers have printed daily editions for more than a century, but now the presses will only be whirring once a week as they join other news organizations nationwide in shifting their focus online to stay afloat.
Holiday gifts have been opened and if you received a smart home device — anything that connects to the internet such as a speaker, robot vacuum, front door security camera, TV or a thermostat — you’ll be eager to get it up and running. But don’t forget about security because these gadgets, c…
OGDEN — While the COVID-19 pandemic obviously had a major impact on Ogden City — manifested through things like an ultra conservative 2021 budget, the suspension of regular pay raises for city employees and moving weekly city council meetings to an online-only format — infrastructure and dev…
ST. GEORGE (AP) — Springtime hit Bryce Canyon with a cold shoulder.
OGDEN — It started with a simple conversation between two men deeply invested in the lifeblood of Ogden.
OGDEN — When the dust has all cleared, the state of Utah will likely spend more than $1 billion to help keep businesses afloat during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
There is no doubt that scammers have intensified their efforts to steal money from unsuspecting and good-hearted people in the run-up to Christmas. But once the holiday is over, don’t expect their activity to stop. In fact, gift returns and New Year resolutions that involve helping others wi…
OGDEN — The owner of four Ogden-area limited liability companies has been charged with 27 counts of fraud for allegedly failing to pay almost $147,000 in federal taxes withheld from employees’ checks.
Swig founder Nicole Tanner set out with a goal to raise $50,000 to help people pay for the medical expenses that come with breast cancer. Little did she know, the Swig customers would more than double that goal, raising over $161,000.
SALT LAKE CITY — Questions raised in a critical state audit partially focused on the selection process for the firms tabbed last year to get cannabis growing licenses didn’t keep them from getting their paperwork renewed for another year.
Home Depot Inc. will pay a $20.8 million fine for failing to ensure that its contractors follow lead paint rules. The civil penalty announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency is the largest such penalty to date under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
NORTH OGDEN — North Ogden Mayor Neal Berube will be quitting his day job, though he’ll keep leading the city.
Christmas is nearly here and if you haven’t finished your holiday shopping, I have some great suggestions for you that will arrive on time. With travel curtailed for many with stay-at-home orders across the country, you may find you are putting together gift boxes to send to friends and fami…
While understanding how Ogden customers are reacting to conditions around them is always critical to small business owners, the COVID-19 pandemic makes assessing these conditions and the subsequent reactions more difficult and more important than ever. Looking at recent research and insights…
WEST POINT — The new UTOPIA Fiber network in West Point, meant to augment high-speed internet access in the city, is complete, as other cities across the area debate the future of broadband connectivity in their locales.
MORGAN — Morgan County finally has its first hotel, 165 years after pioneers settled the community.
OGDEN — Despite the global pandemic continuing to stifle travel across the country, a new hotel is set to open in downtown Ogden this week.
NORTH OGDEN — A proposal to build up the mountainside beyond the northern city limits of North Ogden is again on the table, raising questions about how far city leaders and the public are comfortable allowing development.
John P. Hill attended a law enforcement seminar a few months ago and came away with relief that Utah apparently is relatively safe from gas pump credit card-skimming thieves.
OGDEN — Ogden City is considering changes to a pair of in-house loan programs that will make additional money available for more homeowners and small businesses in the city.
OGDEN — With the recent approval of a land transfer and development agreement, construction on a multimillion-dollar transformation of Ogden’s downtown is set to begin next year.
OGDEN — After several years of prodding from 25th Street business owners, Ogden City has developed a formal plan that will allow for more drinking establishments downtown.
Older adults have been the favorite of scammers for two basic reasons: They believe retirees have money and that they are naive when it comes to cybersecurity. This year has seen unprecedented opportunity for scammers because people have been online more than ever with stay-at-home rules, ar…
In May, Nissan announced its Nissan Next plan to put the company on a solid path into the future. This plan is a very aggressive way to bring out 10 new vehicle designs within 20 months, in essence taking the brand from A to Z as they put it.
OGDEN — Ogden’s recycling program could be coming back, maybe in January.
NORTH OGDEN — UTOPIA Fiber is apparently interested in expanding more aggressively into Weber County.
OGDEN — When Ogden officials crafted the city’s 2021 fiscal year budget during the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, an extremely conservative spending outlook drove the proceedings.
The Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a civil enforcement action Friday alleging the Ridley’s Market pharmacy in Morgan filled “hundreds of opioid prescriptions for members of the same family under highly suspicious circumstances.”
Be sure to bring a face covering when you visit Weber County’s three ski resorts.
OGDEN — Officials from Ogden have released new details on an $8.3 million arts endeavor that will serve as the centerpiece of a developing creative district downtown and further transform a once decrepit section of 25th Street.
SALT LAKE CITY — Thieves broke into Utah gas pumps to install devices that skimmed consumers’ credit card data, netting the conspirators $200,000, federal charging documents say.
Think TikTok is just for kids? Think again. Currently, about 7% of TikTok users are over the age of 50, nearly double the number just one year ago. Fueled by the pandemic, TikTok usage has exploded over the last 10 months, offering a welcome break from stressful news like infection rates and…
OGDEN — As uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic remains, organizers of the Ogden Marathon say Junction City’s largest single-day event will take place virtually in 2021.
OGDEN — Farmers, police officers and other volunteers gathered Tuesday afternoon to distribute Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of needy families.
Most retailers make 20% to 30% of their annual revenues between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most of these are online purchases made using payment cards. This year, COVID-19 has boosted online purchases. Amazon’s quarterly net income doubled this year ($5.2 billion) due to a surge in online s…
This year has seen an unprecedented rise in online security threats, from data breaches to a spike in ransomware, which is not at all surprising. Cybercriminals always take advantage of people trends, and this year we’ve seen a massive shift to work-from-home. Without the security measures b…
SOUTH OGDEN — The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the import of access to high-speed internet — to work and study from home, for entertainment and more.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base has been a staple in Northern Utah for 80 years now, but as new opportunities arise at the installation, expected to bring some significant growth, a group of communities are working to ensure a smooth transition.