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Journalism awards? Meh. But journalism? It doesn't get any better

I’ve never put much stock in awards.


After 60 years on the job, octogenarian showing no signs of slowing down

OGDEN — Not only is Hartmut Jeske old enough that he could have retired at least 15 years ago, even the job itself is nearing retirement age.


Layton gets first Sonic 3D in the nation

LAYTON — Honey, I shrunk the Sonic.


Wee Beer Fest comes to Ogden's Golden Spike Events Center Saturday

OGDEN — The festival motto says it all: “Tiny glass, big taste.”


Sundance's ‘Butch Cassidy’ summer offering underwhelms Ogdenites

OGDEN — Trading 11 days in January for just one night in July?


Neighbors hang on to hope as Riverdale landslide disaster continues

RIVERDALE — Hope, as they say, springs eternal.

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Standard-Deviations: How would a columnist go about becoming a consultant?

Con·sult·ant (kən sult’nt) n. A person you pay for doing the job you were supposed to be doing in the first place.


Arts fest in Brigham has a new name and a focus on old and new art traditions

BRIGHAM CITY — The Heritage Arts Festival is dead. Long live the Brigham City Arts Festival.


Flaming Lips set to kick off Ogden Twilight summer concert series

OGDEN — Think of it as a concert for your ears AND eyes.


Sounds of Freedom event in Layton honors military veterans and their families

LAYTON — What started as a small car show in the parking lot of a real estate business has turned into a much larger annual celebration of military veterans held in the park.

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