Tim Vandenack

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Agriculture

Weber County ag boosters tout import of farming even as more development looms

OGDEN — Growth is coming to Utah, the Wasatch Front and Weber County, all the experts say.


Local

North Ogden residents file suit to halt Barker Park amphitheater construction

NORTH OGDEN — A group of residents opposed to a multimillion-dollar amphitheater taking shape in Barker Park have filed suit against the City of North Ogden to force it to halt the project and tear out the changes made so far.


Government

Gibson backers, officials say river project handled properly as probe continues

SALT LAKE CITY — More than two years after completion of a flood-mitigation project along the Weber River — at the seeming heart of a police probe into Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson — the official is insistent: The improvements are working.


Politics

Eden consultant plans bid for Utah House seat to be vacated by Froerer

EDEN — Steve Waldrip, an Eden Republican who used to help manage Boyer Business Depot Ogden, plans to run for the District 8 seat in the Utah House, which covers eastern Weber County.


Education

Ogden schools now considering 11 scenarios for closing, rebuilding elementaries

OGDEN — More potential scenarios to overhaul Ogden’s elementary school system — most calling for the closure of four or five schools and reconstruction of others — are on the table.


Transportation

Pleasant View FrontRunner station closing in August due to new safety rules

PLEASANT VIEW — FrontRunner commuter rail service to Pleasant View, with the lowest ridership in the Utah Transit Authority system, will indefinitely end in August.


Politics

Utah Rep. Dixon Pitcher won't seek re-election, Ogden lawyer to vie for spot

OGDEN — Ogden lawyer Lorraine Brown plans to run for the District 10 seat in the Utah House, a post now held by Republican Dixon Pitcher, who’s not seeking re-election.


Local

North Ogden officials, amphitheater foes trying to settle dispute outside court

NORTH OGDEN — A potential accord is in the works to end a simmering dispute between North Ogden officials and critics of an amphitheater being built at Barker Park.


Politics

Utah Rep. Gage Froerer won't run again for House, to seek county spot instead

Utah Rep. Gage Froerer won’t seek re-election to his House seat and instead said he will seek a Weber County commission post, a possibility he hinted at last month.


Politics

Northern Utah US House race draws two new hopefuls, both wary of Trump's tone

The slate of hopefuls for the U.S. House seat now held by Rep. Rob Bishop is growing.


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