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Letter: Scrutiny of the Ogden budget proposal

We have inflation running out of control. Groceries & gas are through the roof, neither of which are considered luxury items. Our home property taxes have increased exponentially due to the ridiculous rise in appraised value. Half of anyone's 401k plan has evaporated. Regardless of ...

Letter: Edwards not hard enough on Lee, ‘Big Lie’

Re: Guest Commentary by Becky Edwards, June 23rd. As a registered Republican, I agree with much of Ms. Edwards’ reasoning concerning the need to oust Mike Lee. But she ignored one significant fact: his support for the BIG LIE. Despite Lee’s claim that he did not support the BIG LIE, he did, ...

Letter: The other side of Ogden Valley short-term rental argument

I'm responding to Jan Fullmer's Guest Commentary printed on June 15, 2022 regarding short term rentals in Ogden Valley. I like Jan. I don't necessarily agree with her premise or conclusion. I served on the Ogden Valley Planning Commission for 8 years. Also, I was the first woman chair for the ...

Letter: New treated wastewater discharge location

On June 6, 2022 an article called "Nothing to Waste" was published in the Standard-Examiner. The piece gave some insight to one of the many perplexing problems that are associated with the Great Salt Lake. The issue mentioned in the piece concerned the formation of potentially harmful algal ...

Letter: Is personal adversity the only true threat to society?

One problem I have with modern Christian churches is that they seem laser-focused on the problem of overcoming personal adversity. I wonder if and when the churches will ever turn their attention to the problem of overcoming community adversity. Is that a real problem? Is that an important ...

Letter: Why I’m voting for Blake Moore

I’ve spent the past 3 years as a City Councilman in Kaysville. I know my constituents, I know how concerned they are with gas prices, inflation and the dangerous leftist agenda in Washington, D.C. I’ve been closely watching the race for U.S. Congress in our first district and have been ...

Letter: Peaceful transition of power no longer a sacred principle

George Washington said, “Thus, what is most important in this grand experiment — in these United States — is not the election of the first president, but election of its second president. For the peaceful transition of power is what will separate this country from every other country in ...

Letter: Fate of the Roy Recreation Complex hangs in the balance

To all Roy City Residents interested in what the Roy City Council is proposing in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, there was a council workshop meeting on Tuesday, June 14 where the budget was discussed. The biggest item in that discussion was the future of the Roy City Recreation ...

Letter: In response to letter regarding name of beer

My name is Pat Winslow, I am the original founder and Head brewer at Ogden River Brewing. I spent 42 years working at Union Pacific Railroad. Many of my brothers and sisters at U.P. spotted cars and drank beer at Becker's Brewing. When I retired from the railroad in 2017, my dream was to open a ...

Letter: Senator Lee and others must do more about guns

It is election time again! Senator Lee, Reps Moore, Owens, Stewart and Curtis: What have you done to promote gun safety in our country? You all have been adults (?) for at least 10 years so you have seen lots of mass shooting in the U.S. over those years! Are all those deaths acceptable to you ...