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Tech Matters: Don’t let tech spoil holiday surprises

I remember the one year I peeked under my parent’s bed to see what Santa would be bringing my brother and I for Christmas that year. While it was just about everything we’d asked for, knowing what would be under the tree ruined Christmas morning for me. And that’s the thing about ...

Tech Matters: Replace popular paid programs with free substitutes

You get what you pay for no longer stands true because there are plenty of free resources online that replace what you may have been paying for outright or by subscription. If saving money is a priority, consider the following apps that could save you a bundle. Microsoft Office is the dominant ...

Layin’ It on the Line: Does your Social Security just go away when you die?

“Those planning their retirements should consider what, if any, Social Security benefits could be available if you are the spouse, child or parent of a worker who dies.” — Lyle Boss Many people planning for when they no longer work forget to include potential Social Security survivors ...

Updated Ogden Regional unit provides long-term support for substance abuse

Ogden Regional Medical Center has a new, updated behavioral health unit specializing in long-term residential treatment, outpatient treatment and follow-up care. The 12-bed facility treats people 18 years and older who suffer from substance abuse problems. “For a long time, we've had ...

UTOPIA launches install of new broadband network in Syracuse

SYRACUSE — UTOPIA Fiber is keeping up its rapid pace of expansion in Davis County as officials in cities across Weber County weigh the future of broadband in their locales. Leaders from Syracuse and UTOPIA gathered Friday to formally launch construction of the new $23.5 million broadband ...

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 ...