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Application deadline approaches for Youth Council and Leadership Academy

OGDEN — The Ogden City Council is now accepting applications from students in the ninth through 12th grades in the Ogden School District as a deadline looms for positions in a new Youth Council and Leadership Academy. The council opened submissions for students last week. According to an ...

Weber State, President Mortensen look ahead as semester starts

OGDEN — There’s no way to know what’s going to happen until it happens. Going into another school year with COVID-19 lingering in the public consciousness, Weber State University President Brad Mortensen and the rest of the faculty are focused. Focused on the start of the fall semester, ...

Weber State to require vaccines for students by spring semester

OGDEN — Weber State University joined the University of Utah and Utah State on Friday in requiring a vaccine for students by the spring 2022 semester. The decision comes after a meeting Thursday by university presidents and the Utah System of Higher Education. They discussed options for a ...

Ex-North Ogden council hopeful draws fire from gay rights group

NORTH OGDEN — A former North Ogden City Council candidate, who came under fire during his campaign over ties to the #DezNat movement, is now generating backlash from a statewide LGBTQ advocacy group for a tweet taking aim at the gay pride flag. Gregory Smith is in hot water again for a ...

No data on how many teachers received COVID-19 vaccine

As the school year gets underway, around 40% of K-12 students are vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Utah Department of Health. It’s unknown how many of their teachers can say the same. Malia Hite with the Utah State Board of Education told the Standard-Examiner that there were ...

Grand opening: Students, faculty welcomed to South Clearfield Elementary

CLEARFIELD — From the superintendent to the last student, every person at South Clearfield Elementary is brimming with excitement for the coming year. Families and faculty came together for the school’s ribbon-cutting and open house held Thursday. “We finally have kids in our building. ...

New Ogden school superintendent excited for opportunity

OGDEN — Luke Rasmussen is no stranger to hard work. For 20 years, the new Ogden School District superintendent has always striven to work hard at every step in his journey.From his time as an adult education instructor and assistant football coach the same year he graduated from Weber State ...

Students learn personal safety skills in Syracuse summer program

SYRACUSE — After filing into the library of Buffalo Point Elementary school on Tuesday, students were greeted by Syracuse police officer Stan Penrod and sat down in front of a poster with the three radKIDS principles, each one an affirmation for the students regarding their personal ...