Aaron Richardson is a traditional blacksmith in Ogden Valley. While his personal business is new, he works out of a blacksmith shop that first opened more than 120 years ago.
Large earthquakes are uncommon around Utah, but they do occur. These are some of the stories of quakes in the Ogden area from the Standard-Examiner, and previous papers, from the past 130 years.
In Central Ogden, there sits a small, unassuming home along Adams Avenue. At any point, dozens of women from around Utah are trying to find a spot in one of the Ruth House’s five beds. The women who enter through the front door are often coming from the worst times in their lives. They’re leaving jail, battling addiction and trying to rebuild broken families. The founders of the Ruth House hope that a safe place to live and a strong network of support can help residents along the bumpy road to recovery. “I really felt that maybe this could change my life,” said Stephanie Bryant who moved into the Ruth House in early 2017. “I knew that if I made it past the first three weeks of being out of jail, that there was a chance for me.”
Matt McConkie holds the record for growing the largest pumpkins in Utah with a 1,974 pound squash that he grew in Washington Terrace in 2017.
After a long, hot summer, fall foliage began to appear around Northern Utah at the end of September.
Visitors and monks from around the United States and Thailand gathered on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Ogden for the opening of the Wat Chaimongkolvararam temple. The temple will serve the Thai Buddhist community around Northern Utah.
Whitewater kayakers from around the region met on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, on the Ogden River to compete in the Ogden GNARrows Down River Race. The 1.4 mile race through Class IV rapids started in 2006, but it hasn't been held since 2011 due to drought.
After years of work by area monks and volunteers, the Wat Chaimongkolvararam Buddhist Church will officially open in October. Ogden monks as well as visiting monks from California are putting the final touches on the building.
A single-engine plane crashed on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, near 1900 W. 4650 South in Roy. Both the pilot and the driver of a vehicle struck by the plane as it crashed survived.