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Anti-idling ordinance would be tough to enforce, council members say

OGDEN — Looking for ways to improve air quality led to an anti-idling discussion in a city council work session in April of 2019. City Council members revisited the possibility on Tuesday after receiving multiple requests from people in the community. The Natural Resources and Sustainability ...

Summit brings together state leaders, scientists to talk GSL future

LAYTON — Numerous entities gathered Wednesday at the Davis County Conference Center for the inaugural Great Salt Lake Summit to bring awareness and action to record-low water levels before dry lake beds become irreversible crises. Utah Rep. Tim Hawkes, R-Centerville, general counsel for ...

Grocer’s shooting, drought, Marshall White debate among top 2021 stories

As John Lennon famously sang, "Another year over, a new one just begun." With the final turn of the calendar, we recall the moments that made 2021 the most memorable in Northern Utah, for better or worse. These are the top stories of the year, as selected by the Standard-Examiner: GROCERY ...

Utah environmental group has standing to sue Diesel Brothers, court says

DENVER — A federal appeals court in Denver says Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment has standing to sue the Diesel Brothers entity for violations of the federal Clean Air Act stemming from the Davis County business's operations. The decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th ...

UTA offers free fares to promote clean air Tuesday and Wednesday

Until the potential rain and snow comes in for Christmas, weathermen are warning of temperature inversions that will bring smog and dirty fog to the valley. Drivers are being asked on one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year to stop driving and keep pollutants down as much as ...

Weber County snowfall, no drought-buster, measured around 7 inches

OGDEN — The snowfall across Weber County may have broken your back as you shoveled your driveway. Moreover, it was enough, apparently, to allow two of Weber County's ski resorts to announce the launch of operations for the season. But the precipitation through Wednesday wasn't enough to ...

Ogden Valley, western Weber County sewer needs focus of studies

OGDEN — With growth come people and — ahem — the byproducts that accompany an expanded population base. Mindful of that, Weber County has contracted for a pair of studies meant, broadly, to get a gauge of sewage treatment needs in the higher growth areas of unincorporated Weber County. ...

New Powder Mountain snow data site added to state water forecasting network

EDEN — A new snow data collection station has been installed at Powder Mountain ski resort to augment a statewide network that tracks water supplies and enables more accurate hydrological forecasts, an especially vital function as drought grips Utah and the West. The automated SNOTEL, ...