Ogden – Upper Sevier http://uppersevier.net/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 23:52:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://uppersevier.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/upper-sevier-icon-150x150.png Ogden – Upper Sevier http://uppersevier.net/ 32 32 Western Springs car crash: Man killed in collision on Ogden Avenue identified as Joseph ‘Joe’ Mankiewicz, police say https://uppersevier.net/western-springs-car-crash-man-killed-in-collision-on-ogden-avenue-identified-as-joseph-joe-mankiewicz-police-say/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 23:14:38 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/western-springs-car-crash-man-killed-in-collision-on-ogden-avenue-identified-as-joseph-joe-mankiewicz-police-say/

WESTERN SPRINGS, Ill. (WLS) — The man killed in a Thursday afternoon crash in Western Springs involving six vehicles has been identified.

Joseph P. Mankiewicz, 44, of Chicago, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, Western Springs police said Friday.

The incident happened shortly after 4:10 p.m. on Ogden Avenue between Harvey and Clausen avenues, police said.

When officers arrived, they found six vehicles involved. Three adults were taken to area hospitals, two were in serious condition and one remained stable.

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Mankiewicz was driving an Audi A7, police said. His best friends returned to the scene of the accident near Nazareth Academy, which they attended, to lay flowers for the man they knew as “Joey”.

“I had literally just had dinner with him the night before,” his friend Homero Villareal said, fighting back tears. “Less than 24 hours, we are there.”

Police said they are still investigating the cause of the accident and have not provided any further information on what may have led to it.

Chopper 7HD was above the scene following Thursday afternoon’s incident.

The badly mangled vehicles were scattered across four lanes of Ogden Avenue in varying states of extreme damage.

“Someone was driving past another car and cut the van off and sent it spinning in circles, and it started a chain reaction,” said Jim Sikora, who lives near the scene of the crash.

The man inside the van was accompanied by his young son. Too shaken to speak on camera, the pickup driver said it was the scariest thing he had ever experienced. It happened too quickly, he says, to even know what started.

The stretch of road has no turning lanes and neighbors said it was constantly plagued by speeding tickets.

“Someone must have gone really fast, and it doesn’t make sense how the cars rolled up,” said Brian Clark, who lives nearby.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Western Springs Police Department Detective Division at 708-246-1800.

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Ogden woman impresses judges on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/ogden-woman-impresses-judges-on-nbcs-the-voice-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:40:04 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/ogden-woman-impresses-judges-on-nbcs-the-voice-news-sports-jobs/

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Sydney Kronmiller, who grew up in Ogden, in a photo from her appearance Tuesday, September 27, 2022, on ‘The Voice’, the NBC television show.

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Sydney Kronmiller, who grew up in Ogden, in a promotional photo for ‘The Voice’. She sang on an episode of the NBC show that aired Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

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An Ogden woman who is now studying music in Boston wowed the judges of “The voice”, the NBC television program, and will move on to the “battle rounds” of the program, featuring budding musicians from around the country.

Sydney Kronmiller, a 2014 graduate of Bonneville High School who is currently studying at Berklee College of Music, made her blind audition debut for “The Voice” in an episode that aired Tuesday night. She sang “Latch”, originally performed by Sam Smith and Disclosure, sparking the interest of judges Camila Cabello and Gwen Stefani.

“It’s definitely one of the biggest things I’ve done, especially in front of these kinds of musical superstars. I’ve never done anything like it, so it was pretty big,” said Kronmiller, who is 25, to the Standard-Examiner in an interview on Wednesday Kronmiller ultimately chose Cabello to be his coach.

In the program, judges serve as coaches to different teams of artists who impress them and the artists practice under the tutelage of them and other advisers. Kronmiller and the other singers compete in subsequent episodes of the program and the talent pool is finally winnowed down to a winner.

Next in the battle round, which will air in mid-October, Kronmiller will perform a duet with another member of Cabello’s crew. Besides Cabello and Stefani, the other coaches – all acclaimed entertainers – are John Legend and Blake Shelton.

Kronmiller and her duet partner “will face off, one stays, the other goes home,” she said, clarifying the program’s rules a bit more about what information they can divulge.

While he doesn’t offer any specific idea of ​​what’s to come, Kronmiller said being part of the program has been exciting. “The performance was definitely an adrenaline rush, a very cool experience. The reaction was also a lot of fun,” she said.

Kronmiller has a deep voice, which impressed Stefani. “Your voice is so low it’s unbelievable,” she said.

The legend also had good things to say. “I was really impressed with your range. Few people can sing that low and go that high. It was impressive,” he said.

Kronmiller first attended Brigham Young University-Idaho, served a church mission, then transferred to Berklee, where she is pursuing studies in music, songwriting, and production.

Her father, Micah Kronmiller, encouraged her to take an interest in music from an early age. “It definitely started with singing when I was very little. But then my dad stuck me in piano lessons when I was 8 and then guitar lessons when I was 9 or 10. “, she said.

The interest remained and as she grew she performed locally with a trio of her, her sister and her sister’s friend in school productions and more. She likes pop music, rhythm and blues and jazz. “You know, a variety,” she said.

To participate in “The Voice”, Kronmiller created a profile on the show’s website, which invites potential performers. She was eventually called back by program producers, leading to the airing of her performance on Tuesday, which was actually taped last June.

She looks forward to what’s to come, though she was sketchy on the details.

“Honestly, I’m super excited for everyone to see what my partner and I are working on for battles because it was such a fun experience. I love the partner I was with. I love the choice of songs that we had. We were really able to make it our own, to make it unique, so I’m really excited for everyone to see that,” Kronmiller said.

Her mother and stepfather are Natalie and Sean Harris and her stepmother is Cydney Kronmiller, all of whom reside in Weber County. She has five siblings and spoke to the Standard-Examiner from South Ogden, visiting for her brother’s wedding. She returns to Berklee on Sunday.

“My family and friends have been so, so excited for me and so supportive and they’ve made the whole experience even better. They’ve been supportive the whole time,” Kronmiller said.


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Orville L. Big House | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/orville-l-big-house-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:41:43 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/orville-l-big-house-news-sports-jobs/

January 3, 1929 — September 22, 2022

WASHINGTON TERRACE — Orville L Greathouse, 93, died Thursday, September 22, 2022 at his daughter’s home. He was born on January 3, 1929 in Oroville, California. He was the son of Myrtle Inez and Jerome Greathouse. He was raised and educated in Salt Lake City and resided in Ogden until his death. He was educated in Salt Lake County.

Orville married Marilyn Arnell on April 20, 1968 in Elko, Nevada.

He was a proud veteran of the Army Air Corps where he served as a Pararescue during the Korean conflict. He then served as a machinist at Hill Air Force Base where he retired.

He loved to fish and hunt. Painting and building or repairing things were his hobbies.

Orville is survived by his daughters, Lorrie Deragon (Mike Gardner), Debie (Rodney) Magoon and Julie Wolfe; son, Ricky W. Greathouse; son-in-law, David Stevenson; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Greathouse; mother, father and sister, June D Hanson and grandchild, Jeremy.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 30, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends can visit family Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the morgue. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.

Condolences can be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com.

Weber State Men’s Basketball Finalizes Busy 2022-23 Schedule | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/weber-state-mens-basketball-finalizes-busy-2022-23-schedule-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 20:48:45 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/weber-state-mens-basketball-finalizes-busy-2022-23-schedule-news-sports-jobs/

Bridget Mayfield, EWU Athletics

Weber State players rally during a game against Eastern Washington Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Cheney, Wash.

Weber State men’s basketball on Friday announced a finalized 2022-23 schedule, a Western-heavy slate, much of which was already known via previous Standard-Examiner reports.

The Wildcats will play seven non-conference road games, including early season trips to Washington and Colorado State and late December games against Utah State and BYU. WSU is also playing Tarleton State on the road (a 2020-21 series rematch signed on short notice), a buyout game at Cal Baptist, and a contest at Cal Poly.

The Cal Poly game was hosted by the Big Sky Conference, an effort to connect basketball games for full Big Sky members with the two football affiliates (Cal Poly and UC Davis). The Mustangs are expected to return the game to Ogden next season.

Weber State is hosting a multi-team event in the greater Las Vegas area this season called Vegas 4, perhaps giving some fans a unique travel opportunity that isn’t often available. Just before Thanksgiving, WSU will face UC Riverside, Abilene Christian and Wright State at the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nevada, a new arena that hosts the Big West Conference basketball tournament.

The Wildcats’ short home schedule opens with exhibition against Adams State, sees WSU host Utah Tech on a return trip from last season, and Division II opponents Western Colorado and Saint Martin’s (Washington) come to the Dee Events Center.

“Our non-conference schedule is very challenging this year as postponed games over the past few years due to COVID have resulted in more road games than normal,” first-year head coach Eric Duft said in a statement. “It’s a challenge we fully embrace and we know it will prepare us for the Big Sky Conference schedule. We are going to attack him and we expect to do well.

Gaming in the state could increase in coming years; Utah continues to almost completely avoid playing games in the state, and Weber was unable to arrange dates with Utah Valley or Southern Utah this season.

Non-conference play runs from November 7 through December 22. Big Sky’s 18-game schedule begins Dec. 29 with a homestand against Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona.

Although the conference slate is only 18 games down from 20 (with Southern Utah leaving), the elimination of the early December conference series and the advancement of the Big Sky tournament schedule to claim better TV windows means teams will play a few Mondays. games during conference play.

According to WSU’s online schedule page, home conference games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday games, except for an afternoon game on New Year’s Eve.

The Wildcats are bringing back five players from last year’s team, including All-Big Sky player Dillon Jones and senior Zahir Porter. WSU also brought four Division-I transfers: senior guard Junior Ballard (Fresno State), junior guard Steven Verplancken Jr. (Southern Illinois), sophomore guard Keith Dinwiddie Jr. (San Diego) and redshirt freshman center Handje Tamba (Tennessee).


November 2: vs. Adams State (exhibition)

November 7: in Washington

November 10: vs. Colorado West

November 14: in the state of Colorado

21 November: vs. UC Riverside (Vegas 4)

November 22: against Abilene Christian (Vegas 4)

November 23: vs. Wright State (Vegas 4)

November 29: at Tarleton State

December 3: vs. Utah Tech

December 7: at Cal Baptist

December 10: vs Saint Martin

December 17: at Cal Poly

December 19: in the state of Utah

December 22: at BYU

December 29: vs. Northern Colorado

December 31st: vs. Northern Arizona

January 7: vs Idaho State

January 12: in Montana

January 14: in the state of Montana

January 19: vs. Portland State

January the 21st: vs. Sacramento State

January 26: in Idaho

January 28: east of Washington

February 4: in the state of Idaho

February 6: north of Colorado

February 9: vs. Montana State

February 11th: against Montana

February 16: at Sacramento State

February 18: in Portland State

February 23: against eastern Washington

February 25: against Idaho

February 27: north of Arizona

March 4-8: Big Sky Tournament, Boise ID


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A woman charged after a frontal accident, her son seriously injured | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/a-woman-charged-after-a-frontal-accident-her-son-seriously-injured-news-sports-jobs/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 23:03:20 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/a-woman-charged-after-a-frontal-accident-her-son-seriously-injured-news-sports-jobs/

OGDEN — A Clearfield woman was charged Wednesday with allegations stemming from a head-on crash that seriously injured her 7-year-old son.

The Weber County District Attorney’s Office charged Alex Abeyta, 27, in 2nd District Court with negligent operation of a vehicle resulting in grievous bodily harm, a third degree felony and disorderly conduct misdemeanor vs.

Charging documents say Ogden police responded to a collision on Monday afternoon in the 500 block of 32nd Street where a Honda Civic had crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle.

Police and paramedics helped Abeyta out of the Honda, with an officer saying in the arrest affidavit that Abeyta had bloodshot, dilated eyes and slurred speech. The affidavit said Abeyta’s son was sitting in the back seat, unbuckled, and suffered serious injuries, including three broken backs.

No occupants of the other vehicle were hospitalized and there were no serious injuries, Ogden Police Department spokesman Lt. William Farr said by text message Wednesday afternoon.

While in hospital, police said, Abeyta continuously shouted, disturbing emergency room patients, and continued after being warned she would be charged with disorderly conduct.

Abeyta was held without bond in Weber County Jail.


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Ogden City mulls changes to historic Stockyard Exchange building | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/ogden-city-mulls-changes-to-historic-stockyard-exchange-building-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 00:48:13 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/ogden-city-mulls-changes-to-historic-stockyard-exchange-building-news-sports-jobs/

Deborah Wilber, Standard Examiner

The historic Stockyard Exchange building in Ogden is pictured Monday September 19, 2022.

OGDEN – Ogden’s planning commission is seeking big changes to the historic Stockyard Exchange building to entice developers to undertake a potentially costly renovation to the building, which has been out of use since the 1980s.

At a town council business session last Tuesday, members of council expressed concern over proposed changes to design standards in the Historic Business Interchange Area, a small area on the west side of Ogden consisting of of three plots of land.

“It’s the only area of ​​town that’s BEH and that’s for this building and we’re going to deviate from the norm,” Councilor Richard Hyer said.

Among the changes proposed for the restoration of the existing building and the addition of a restaurant are increasing the maximum height of the building and reducing parking requirements.

The parking lot and the height of the buildings are of particular concern to the members of the municipal council. Councilwoman Marcia White said shared parking in the area, as proposed, could be a problem, with heavy traffic at other nearby businesses such as Ogden’s Own Distillery.

“Having plenty of parking there is a sign of success,” said Barton Brierley, Ogden’s town planning officer. “It’s exciting.”

According to Brierley, the highest parking usage in the area occurs in the evening, which would provide spaces for the future building during off-peak hours.

To mitigate potential parking issues, a parking management plan is proposed, which could include bicycle storage, bus passes, employee carpooling, or an employee shuttle.

Enable Utah, located just east of the Stockyard Exchange building, handles employee parking and travel with a direct route to the facility.

“If they put in the required parking, they would have parking and no plans,” Brierley said of the roughly 200 spaces mandated by current zone standards.

With the BEH area design standards including a maximum building height of 20 feet, the planning commission asks the city council to consider a building measuring 45 feet in front with a setback of 15 feet carrying the total rear height from the building at 60 feet.

As it stands, the Stock Exchange building stands 27.5 feet, a height that Brierley said would be of little benefit to any developer who needed additional rental space to offset the historic building’s costly renovations.

Brierley said the commission would like to offer a developer extra height as an incentive due to excess resources needed to bring the building up to code.

Area restrictions on height, established long after the building was constructed, would have been put in place to keep the Stockyard Exchange building the focal point of the neighborhood and to prevent developers from obstructing people’s view.

Councilor Angela Choberka expressed concern about the lack of fairness in allowing a height increase for the Stock Exchange building when the only two other buildings in the BEH area were not allowed a height increase.

If approved, the amendment would give existing developments the option to build higher.

However, historic design standards that are not debated include clerestory windows, building form, and building materials. According to the National Parks Service, which maintains the National Register of Historic Places, additions to historic buildings should differentiate old work from new work.

“You don’t want it to look like a fake historic building,” Brierley said.

Councilman Richard Hyer said he was hesitant to support the proposed changes without first having renderings to review. Renderings of the future building should be ready for viewing by the time the proposed amendments are presented to the Monuments Commission on Thursday.

City Council Vice President Luis Lopez said he didn’t feel he had enough information about the project, adding that the details he had made him nervous.

Council members will receive a copy of the renderings for review as well as the recommendation of the landmarks commission before voting.


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Ogden Arts Scene | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/ogden-arts-scene-news-sports-jobs/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 03:45:00 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/ogden-arts-scene-news-sports-jobs/

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Fall Into Florals/Outdoors Competition

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6th Annual Ogden Hispanic Festival

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The artist factory: the organic artist

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Opening of the exhibition: ‘Fall Into Florals’/Plein Air Competition

The Eccles Art Center will exhibit two galleries in September 2022. The “Fall Into Florals” exhibition will be located in the main gallery and will feature several pieces from the Plein Air competition held in August. Other works accepted from the contest will be featured in the submission. An artist reception for participating artists and the community will be held on Friday, September 2, from 5-9 p.m., during the First Friday Art Stroll. Normal gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition continues until September 30.

September 2, 5-9 p.m. through September 30, Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, free admission. Visit ogden4arts.com.

6th Annual Ogden Hispanic Festival

Latinos United Promoting Education and Civic Engagement (LUPEC) proudly announces its 6th Annual Ogden Hispanic Festival. According to LUPEC, “Last year’s event was a resounding success, with over 1,000 people attending. This year, the event will be even more successful with an expected crowd of 2,500 to 3,900.” This year’s theme is “Civic Engagement and Culture, the Path to Education and Success,” in the purpose to “bring the Ogden community together to celebrate the diversity of Latino culture and provide a resourceful forum where organizations and businesses that value, embrace, and celebrate diversity, can connect with the Latino community. Celebrate with the Latin cuisine, literature and art, and inspiring leaders of the Latino community.

Saturday, October 15, 2-7 p.m., Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, free. Visit lupec-us.org.

The artist factory: the organic artist

The Monarch and Ogden Contemporary Arts bring you The Artist Factory: Organic Artist, an all-ages workshop taught at The Monarch by local artist Kasey Lou Lindley. The workshop offers all of us a chance to unleash our inner artist in ways we haven’t considered before. In each workshop, students will learn how to transform materials into art supplies and works of art (90% raw materials). Each project will be inspired by nature, with some featuring location-based lessons about Utah’s natural beauty. With three tiers available, there’s something for everyone.

  • ORGANIC ARTIST I: AGES 7-11 | 26/09-29/09/223:30-17:30
  • ORGANIC ARTIST III: 12 YEARS AND UP | 10/24-10/27/10:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.- $175

Various times and dates, The Monarch 455 25th street, $150-$175, themonarchogden.com


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Ogdensburg Land Bank Receives Offer for Ogden Street House | https://uppersevier.net/ogdensburg-land-bank-receives-offer-for-ogden-street-house/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 14:39:07 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/ogdensburg-land-bank-receives-offer-for-ogden-street-house/

OGDENSBURG — One of two homes built by BOCES students from St. Lawrence-Lewis and purchased by the Ogdensburg Land Bank Corp. could soon be withdrawn from the market.

Last year, the Ogdensburg Land Bank Corp. – responsible for facilitating the return of vacant, abandoned, underutilized, and tax-delinquent properties in the City of Ogdensburg to productive use for the payment of taxes – purchased two BOCES student-built units, one at Northwest Tech, Ogdensburg, and the other at Southwest Tech, Governor.

The homes were placed at 902 Ogden St. and 520 Barre St.

Phil Cosmo, president of the land bank established in 2018, said a sale is possible in the near future of one of the properties.

“We have a tentative offer on 902 Ogden. We’re pretty confident, but I don’t want to say it’s final until the loan comes from the potential buyer,” Cosmo said, “we had a bit of interest in that one.

He believes the large lot and one-story house were attractive to those looking for a new home. The Ogden Street home went on the market in late spring.

“We were pleasantly surprised that everything went so quickly. Even before we were ready to bring it to market, we had people calling the number, so obviously there’s interest there,” Cosmo said.

The land bank hopes to close on this property this month.

The other Barre Street property is currently bidding for a new heating system and some interior work that needs to be completed before it can be put on the market, according to Cosmo.

“Once that is done, that too will come out in the market. I hope, as soon as possible,” he said. The land bank has been slowed down to prepare this house for sale by being able to find a contractor to provide the work.

As a volunteer board member, Cosmo said they learned a lot through trial and error, not only in this latest project, but also in others that included the rehabilitation and demolition of houses.

“We learn as we go, as do the buyers who deal with us,” Cosmo said. “We are happy that they have stayed with us and again we are learning as we go. Hopefully we can learn from our past experiences and move forward.

After the sale of 902 Ogden St. is complete, Cosmo said the proceeds will be reinvested into the land bank to help fund other projects in the future.

“The state has done a great job with this program. They gave us the seed capital a couple of years ago and we’re putting it back as we get sales of these things so we can do future projects,” Cosmo said, “We don’t make no profit on these things. “,

In fact, if the land bank breaks even, Cosmo said they would consider it a win.

The overall goal is to put homes and properties back on the tax roll in the City of Ogdensburg.

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Roy Seeks $1 Million to Help Roy Recreation Complex and Pool Upgrade | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/roy-seeks-1-million-to-help-roy-recreation-complex-and-pool-upgrade-news-sports-jobs/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 14:57:16 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/roy-seeks-1-million-to-help-roy-recreation-complex-and-pool-upgrade-news-sports-jobs/

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Children and others play in the pool at the Complexe récréatif Roy in Roy in a photo from March 17, 2018.

ROY — Money is flowing in to help improve the Roy Recreational Complexmost notably the struggling indoor pool at the city-owned facility.

About $1.5 million is needed, and the town launched a effort to raise $1 million of this from the public, aided by Alan Hall, a longtime Roy resident and philanthropist who helps organize Ogden Pioneer Days. United Way of Northern Utah is also helping, and Roy’s town plans to donate $500,000.

Roy officials, Hall said, have never launched such an effort to obtain public donations for a city project. “I don’t know of any city that’s done something like this,” he said.

Either way, it seems to be working. As of Monday, the effort had raised $126,339 in donations according to Roy’s town website. Hall, founder of MarketStar in Ogden, said an unidentified donor would tentatively add another $500,000 on top of that. He was overflowing with optimism.

“We are suing a number of foundations, corporations, individuals, city suppliers, and hopefully this will be over within the next two weeks. I was very pleased with the response from people,” Hall said.

City officials closed the pool last spring due to mechanical problems, prompting an outcry from many Roy residents who use the pool and say the facility should be repaired. In particular, the boiler and the heat exchanger, which heat the water and the installation of the swimming pool, must be repaired, an expensive proposition.

In light of the necessary fixes, city officials have opted to pursue a more comprehensive upgrade of the facility, first built in 1948 and attract residents from other nearby towns like Hooper, West Haven and Riverdale. The targeted $1.5 million would also be used for other facility fixes and upgrades, though the city still gets a clear idea of ​​the estimated costs to complete the work, aided by an engineering consultant.

“When the project is complete, the complex will have a new boiler, heating system, swimming pool, aerobics room, locker rooms, family locker rooms, increased ADA functionality, grounds racquetball and many other improved areas,” reads a United Way blurb about the plans. The ADA is the Americans with Disabilities Act, the federal measure that requires public facilities to be accessible to people with disabilities.

Officials have not specified a specific timeline, but Roy Mayor Bob Dandoy is eager to complete the project. “It’s essential to get things done,” he said.

The Roy High School swim team has been using the pool at the Roy Recreation Complex, but is looking for an alternate facility in light of the pool’s temporary closure. Many others, including seniors, also use the six-lane 25-meter pool and Hall noted that his children used the facility when they grew up.

“It’s one of the gems of your community that you want to continue,” Hall said. Some 90,000 people use the various facilities at the Roy Recreation Complex each year, according to Roy Parks and Recreation Director Travis Flint.

Roy isn’t the only one facing pool issues.

The city of Ogden closed the indoor swimming pool at the Marshall White Center in the spring of 2018. Debate over the future of the facility has simmered, and city leaders are currently planning to tear down the old building and build a facility to $23 to $25 million with a new pool and other amenities.

Ogden leaders included funding for the new Marshall White Center in the 2022-23 budget and the work would take about two years.


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U-Talk: What are you doing to stay cool during this record heat? | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/u-talk-what-are-you-doing-to-stay-cool-during-this-record-heat-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 09:05:57 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/u-talk-what-are-you-doing-to-stay-cool-during-this-record-heat-news-sports-jobs/

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Riley Thomas

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Jade Brakke

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Brayden Carter

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“I go out at night, and that’s exactly what I do (now). I have nowhere to go, I just go for a walk. Maybe not this past weekend, where we had a heat extreme, but I love going to Pineview, going in the water. And luckily I work indoors too. I turn up the (air conditioning) and stay hydrated. I have two kids and love spending time with them, and above all stay out of the heat. Riley Thomas, Ogden

“I would say I drank more water and stayed inside a lot more. I’ve been to the river a few times; I take my dogs to the Ogden River. I don’t drink enough water. water a day. Right now, I’m lucky if I drink a bottle a day. — Jade Brakke, Syracuse

“I drink a lot of water, that’s the main thing I try to do, that and just stay inside. I like going out, but that’s what I’ve been doing lately. I ride my motorcycle, and it depends on where you are. If I ride in an open area it doesn’t help you stay cool, but if I ride in the canyon it’s much cooler because you can feel the cooler wind and the vibe I guess. — Brayden Carter Roy

“I don’t do much different. The heat doesn’t bother me too much. Stay indoors later, and I spend most of my time in an office. … I will still spend the evening on deck. … I have to work, so it keeps me inside. On the weekends there is garden work, but I do it in the evening when it is cooler. — Stephen Guzzetti, Pleasant View

“I’ve been in Italy all summer and it’s even hotter there. … It was over 105 degrees every day. I just dressed cool, I didn’t go out as much. I did scheduled tours, like in an air-conditioned bus, and I think Italians tolerate the heat very well. They open their windows in the morning, they close them around noon and they reopen them at night. — Julianne Ensey, Ogden

Photos and interviews by Adam Rubin, Special to the Standard-Examiner.

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