Politics

Ogden library overhaul nearing end, public opening not expected until March

Lead BZ 110717 Library Tour 01-5

The main library at 2464 Jefferson Ave. closed a year ago for renovation. The branch library in...

Police & Fire

State may demand death reports from jails, prisons

BZ 111417 Sheriff Todd Richardson 02-1

Cindy Farnham-Stella — the mother of Heather Miller, 28, who died of a massive injury at the Davis County Jail — said she’s happy changes are being made. Families of the dead “are hopefully seeing some light,” she said.


Police & Fire

South Ogden, Riverdale, Washington Terrace eye consolidated fire department

South Ogden house fire truck Adams fire 2014

Officials in the three Weber County cities are contributing to a feasibility study to determine the pros and cons of unifying the departments.


Police & Fire

Ogden leads the state with 8 reported hate crimes in 2016

Vandals hit Brigham City home Sunday

Ogden led the state with eight reported hate crimes in 2016, but the process of accurately reporting the crimes in the United States has plenty of critics.


Local

North Ogden officials consider count to pinpoint scope of urban deer problem

North Ogden urban deer

Increasing numbers of deer have seemingly been moving into North Ogden, and officials have been debating whether to permit hunting of the animals in the city, among other things, to thin their numbers.


Local

Weber County 180-unit housing plan sparks ire, concern about overdevelopment

Weber County Taylor

Residents in the unincorporated Taylor area west of West Haven worry the development would disrupt the quiet and solitude of the area.


Local

Ogden library overhaul nearing end, public opening not expected until March

Lead BZ 110717 Library Tour 01-5

The main library at 2464 Jefferson Ave. closed a year ago for renovation. The branch library in North Ogden closed last April for an overhaul and should reopen next May.


Local

North Ogden officials to again debate how to deal with urban deer population

North Ogden deer

The city council has debated whether to launch a program to capture and remove the animals, permit hunting of the critters or do nothing.


Education

Ogden school bond's failure muddies things, but most say upgrades still needed

BD 102317 School Bond 01

The $106.5 million bond proposal, rejected by voters, called for reconstruction of three elementary schools, among other things.


Local

'Indian Princess' Halloween contest photo removed after protests

Indian headdress Halloween costume controversial

The “Indian Princess” won a Facebook gallery Halloween costume but drew ire from after Native Americans and others.


Politics

Roy, Pleasant View, four more cities getting new mayors after Tuesday's election

BZ 110717 Voting 03-1

Challengers beat incumbents in three cases while incumbents didn’t run in three other locales, leading to the new faces.


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