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Beloved Ogden City planning manager retires after 40 years of service

OGDEN — Ogden City Planning Manager Greg Montgomery stood in a sliver of shade in the east parking lot of the Ogden City Municipal Building on Tuesday evening waiting for his family to accompany him to the City Council meeting where he would be recognized for his 40 years of service to the ...

Weber County GOPers make picks in 1 Utah Senate, 3 Utah House races

OGDEN — The race for one legislative post serving Weber County will be decided in primary voting, which culminates June 28, while the list of Republicans in three other contests will be whittled from two hopefuls in each to one. Ballots have been mailed to registered voters, so the voting ...

N. Ogden leaders boost bonding for new police building, mull property tax hike

NORTH OGDEN — The planned new North Ogden Police Department headquarters building will cost more than anticipated, like so many things these days, and it's got city leaders mulling a property tax hike of up to 47.9% as 2023 budget deliberations unfold. Last week, the North Ogden City Council ...

Roy leaders to debate future of Roy Complex pool, possible tax hike

ROY — With the pool at the Roy Recreation Complex needing a major fix and police and firefighters calling for additional staffing, leaders in Roy have some tough decisions to make. The potential upshot could be the closure of the Roy Complex, a city-owned recreational facility built in 1974, ...

Weber County OKs accords on vote dropbox surveillance with 10 locales

OGDEN — Smile when you cast your ballot if you use one of the many drop boxes around Weber County — you'll be on camera. To comply with House Bill 313, approved by Utah lawmakers earlier this year, all 21 drop boxes in the county are monitored by surveillance cameras, a requirement ...

Sen. Romney proposes new approach in aiding working families

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney has proposed a reimagining of federal policy geared toward working families, providing them with a regular monthly cash benefit of $250-$350 per child. "The Family Security Act 2.0 creates a new national commitment to working American families by ...

Swift cleanup cost hits $6.4M; official says ‘worst is behind us’

OGDEN — Ogden City’s cost for its environmentally troublesome Swift Building project has reached nearly $6.4 million, and officials say more expenses are expected, depending on the outcomes of groundwater testing and a potential thicket of litigation. After hearing from disgruntled ...