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Water official says drought as bad as he’s seen, but not yet time to panic

OGDEN — The head of Northern Utah’s largest water supplier says the state’s ongoing drought is the worst of his multi-decade career, but the five-county region he oversees is not yet to the point of panic.Tage Flint, general manager and CEO of the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, ...

Utah governor issues second executive order as drought continues

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox issued a second executive order this week declaring a state of emergency as Utah continues to face severe drought conditions.Cox issued the first executive order on March 17 at the recommendation of the Drought Review and Reporting Committee. The declaration allowed ...

City eyeing grants to improve Ogden River as it runs through downtown area

OGDEN — Ogden City has received about a half-million dollars’ worth of state and federal grant funding to continue with a perpetual effort to protect two major rivers that run through the city.Ogden Comptroller Lisa Stout said the city recently received grants from the Utah Department of ...

Program at Hill AFB aimed at protecting birds, traditional and otherwise

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Normally at Hill Air Force Base, the word “raptor” is associated with the F-22s that fly into the installation for maintenance and repair — but a program on base is now focusing on birds of a more traditional variety.Kendahl Johnson, operations chief with Hill’s ...

Ongoing drought a concern for officials in Ogden City

OGDEN — An ongoing, statewide drought has officials at Ogden City on alert.According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, 100% of Weber County is in a “severe drought,” the third most significant drought classification under the NIDIS monitoring system. NIDIS says 65% of ...

Nature Center posts poems for online listening, in-person reading

OGDEN — As Earth Month closes, the Ogden Nature Center has embellished its trails with poetry related to nature. The poems will be posted on paths throughout the center until May 19.For those unable to traverse the trails, the Ogden Nature Center is also offering a virtual version of the ...