Ogden – Upper Sevier http://uppersevier.net/ Tue, 17 May 2022 03:18:41 +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 Weber County election officials to open offices to public as primaries loom | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/weber-county-election-officials-to-open-offices-to-public-as-primaries-loom-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 17 May 2022 01:36:17 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/weber-county-election-officials-to-open-offices-to-public-as-primaries-loom-news-sports-jobs/

Tim Vandenack, Standard Examiner

Weber County Clerk-Auditor Ricky Hatch, left, and County Elections Office Chief Lauren Shafer pose in front of a ballot scanning machine at the Ogden County Elections Office on Monday, May 16, 2022 .

OGDEN – With the arrival of the June 28 primaries, Weber County Office of Elections officials want the public to know they can count on the election results when they are released.

“We are really confident about the controls we have. We want the public to have the same level of trust,” said Ricky Hatch, who as Weber County Clerk-Auditor oversees the election process here.

To that end, the Weber County Office of Elections, under the Office of the Clerk-Auditor, invites the public to a presentation scheduled for May 25, “Election Integrity Night.” Election officials will answer questions from the public about the voting and counting process and will tour the election office.

“With ongoing allegations regarding election integrity, I encourage citizens to find out for themselves by learning the process and safeguards by speaking with those who actually administer elections,” Hatch said in a statement Monday. The 2020 US presidential vote sparked unfounded accusations by President Donald Trump of fraud in the voting process and he and many of his supporters continue to press charges.

The May 25 Elections Office presentation here will begin at 6 p.m. in the county commission rooms at the Weber Center, 2380 Washington Blvd. in Oden. “We encourage anyone who is interested to come and ask any questions they may have. No question is off limits,” Hatch said.

Lauren Shafer, who heads the electoral office, said the presentation will cover everything from the voter registration process to the counting of votes to the presentation of election results, including safeguards, checks and security measures. governing each step. Like Hatch, she expressed confidence in the security of the system used in Weber County, where mail-in voting dominates, as in Utah as a whole.

“We are really confident in the measures we are taking. We go above and beyond to be at the top of our game when it comes to election security,” Shafer said. Election officials held similar sessions with Weber County candidates running for office.

Next week’s presentation comes about a month before the June 28 primary, when voters are due to weigh in on the disputed Republican and Democratic races. The primaries in the U.S. Senate race will be on the ballot and with Utah heavily Republican, the June 28 results could be a precursor, in many cases, to the November results.

Primary ballots are due in early June.

Either way, the Weber County Elections Office plans to hold similar open houses ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

Shafer said his office is getting calls from the public questioning election security, “but I wouldn’t say we’ve had a huge influx.”

Hatch said he sometimes responds to calls from the public asking about supposed irregularities in other states. “We can’t talk about what other states are doing, but we can talk about Weber County,” he said.

Stacy Cornell, who works in the elections office, said when the public learns how the process works, it puts them at ease. “When we have a tour, they’re sold out,” she said.

Among the top races relevant to Weber County voters are the U.S. Senate and U.S. 1st District races, each with three GOP contenders. There are also contested Republican primaries in the races for the Utah District 5 Senate seat and the Utah House Districts 8, 10, and 11 races.

Republican voters will weigh in on the primaries in races for the A and B seat positions on the Weber County Commission. They will also vote in the clerk-auditor race. Hatch faces a challenge from Toby Mileski in the GOP primary.

There are no contested local races on the Democratic side in Weber County.



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For Weber State softball, Arissa Henderson gets her MVP after all | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/for-weber-state-softball-arissa-henderson-gets-her-mvp-after-all-news-sports-jobs/ Sun, 15 May 2022 01:59:26 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/for-weber-state-softball-arissa-henderson-gets-her-mvp-after-all-news-sports-jobs/

BRIAN WOLFER, Special to Standard Examiner

Weber State pitcher Arissa Henderson prepares to pitch during the Big Sky Tournament Championship game against Sacramento State on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Ogden. (BRIAN WOLFER, Special to Standard Examiner)

OGDEN — The inner workings of college conference award processes can vary across the country, from how coaches place their votes, who is nominated for each award, and who is ultimately chosen to receive the honors.

Regardless of the process, it was remarkably peculiar that Weber State softball — which, regardless of how it finished this week’s Big Sky Conference tournament, had already set all-time records for best overall winning percentage and the best regular-season conference winning percentage in conference history – either way, no player has won Player of the Year or pitcher of the year.

An obvious choice for either was Arissa Henderson, WSU senior, BYU transfer and former West Coast Conference pitcher of the year in 2019 who received the Newcomer Award from the year of Big Sky.

At the end of the regular season, Henderson was 14-1 in the circle to go with a Big Sky-best 2.04 ERA and, at the plate, hit .333 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs in just mid- weather. She hit a home run once in nine at bat.

She didn’t win any of the regular season grand prizes – though that’s probably now more of an irritation than a kind of genuine, gnawing vexation.

That’s because Weber State finished the job strong to hoist a second tag team championship trophy this season, beating Idaho State 10-0 and Sacramento State 9-0, 8-0 to win the conference tournament and head on. to the NCAA Tournament with a 38-10 record.

Henderson won the first and last of those matches in the circle. In 10 innings, she allowed eight hits, no runs (obviously), struck out five and walked one. His pitching record for the season is now 16-1 and his ERA is 1.88.

“I was pretty comfortable the whole time,” Henderson said of Saturday’s performance. “I know I have good people behind me…and we have great hitters, I know we’re going to create runs. So, from the start, I was quite confident.

At plate this week, she hit 3-for-8 with five RBIs, scored three runs and hit a grand slam against Idaho State. His season average at home plate is now .338, to go with nine home runs and 28 RBIs.

As good as she was on Wednesday against Idaho State, she was even better on Saturday to win the title against Sacramento State. She allowed only two base runners in five innings, one of which reached when an infield fly was lost in the sun, and only two balls went out of the infield. Henderson induced 11 groundouts, two soft fielders on the field and a flyout on the field, while striking back one.

Head coach Mary Kay Amicone said she knew from the first inning Saturday that Henderson was going to bring the goods.

“Even at home plate, before she had the chance to pitch, she stayed to herself and had a great batting. She’s this low-key competitor, this humble competitor, it’s just like, ‘I’m going to do everything I can to make sure our team wins and is successful,’” Amicone said.

Henderson pitched a full game in Weber State’s season opener, a 5-1 win over Fordham on Feb. 11 in which she allowed five hits and struck out 10. Fordham won the championship of the Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament on Saturday and has won 30 games this season.

She pitched a full game on one hit against Texas A&M, a 2-1 win in which she struck out seven. A&M, of the cash-bloated SEC, went 29-26 this season.

His only loss in the circle came at Utah, a 5-1 loss in which WSU’s only run was Henderson’s solo home run. Utah was 27-27 this season and hopes to hear its name called for an NCAA Tournament bid.

Henderson pitched a full eight innings in a 4-3 win over San Diego State, striking out five and going for eight hits while allowing two earned runs. San Diego State won the Mountain West Conference (which is not contesting a conference tournament) and went 37-14 this season.

All of those non-conference wins are paramount to the NCAA Tournament seeding Weber State will receive.

For his two games this week, Henderson was able to walk to the middle of the interior court on Saturday afternoon for individual equipment. She was named the tournament’s MVP.

Finally, Henderson received an official nod for the impact she has had this season. In her only season at Weber State, she won’t climb very high in the record rankings, but she will go away as one of the best ever for the Wildcats.

“She’s an amazing person. Very calm, very humble. But just ice in her veins,” Amicone said of Henderson in March. loves every challenge, she loves to play, and our team has embraced her and she’s coming with us.



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A mystery in history – Why wasn’t Ogden named Goodyear City? | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/a-mystery-in-history-why-wasnt-ogden-named-goodyear-city-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 13 May 2022 18:11:37 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/a-mystery-in-history-why-wasnt-ogden-named-goodyear-city-news-sports-jobs/



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If I answered this question too early in this article, it would be very short. Before I get to that, I would like to review one of the most colorful periods in American history – the day of the mountain man.

Mountain Man Day

This whole era was created by a European and East American demand for beavers to make elegant fur hats. Beaver was abundant in the Old West and their pelts, or plews, were needed to make them.

In 1822 the fur trade was born when the Henry-Ashley Trading Co. was organized. The company placed an ad in the Republic of Missouri for 100 young men to go deep into the mountains of the Wild West to hunt beaver.

In summer, these mountain dwellers brought their skins to Saint-Louis to be paid for their winter work. This trek was over 1,000 miles, so it was decided that it would be more efficient for the fur companies to come and see the trappers.

The rendezvous of the birth of the mountain dweller

This gave birth to the mountain man date. The trappers came out of the mountains to meet the supply wagons at a place and time fixed at the end of the previous meeting. The first mountain men were French, so it was not surprising that the French term for meeting at an agreed time and place was used.

Deniane Kartchner, special to standard examiner

Action captured during the annual Easter gathering at Fort Buenaventura.

What started as a convenient gathering to trade pelts for supplies and reorganize trapping units turned into a month-long carnival in the middle of the wilderness. Mountain man James Beckworth described the festivities as a scene of “merriment, songs, dancing, shouting, trading, running, jumping, singing, racing, target shooting, threads, frolicking, with all manner of extravagance that white men or (Native Americans) could invent. The first mountain rendezvous was in southern Wyoming in 1825 and continued until 1840, when the last supply train was sent from St. Louis.

This era produced two mountaineers who had a direct impact on the county seat of Weber – Miles Goodyear and Peter Skene Ogden. Ogden was from Quebec, Canada, and was baptized as an infant in 1790. Goodyear was born American in Hamden, Connecticut, in 1817.

Peter Skene Ogden

Ogden was born into a wealthy family steeped in legal issues. At the age of 4, his family moved to Montreal, where his father was appointed judge. His two brothers were lawyers.

Montreal, as a city, was the hub of the fur trade in Canada. While young Peter was exposed to the intricacies of the law, he had little interest in it. After a short stint at the American Fur Co. in Montreal, he joined the North West Co. as an apprentice clerk in April 1809. Thus began his introduction to mountain life.

Accused of murder

In 1814 he was in charge of a post in Saskatchewan at the north end of Green Lake. Due to an incident there in 1816, an indictment was brought against him for murder four years later in Lower Canada. To be put out of reach, he was assigned to Fort George in Astoria, Oregon.

Six trapping expeditions

Deniane Kartchner, special to standard examiner

Brad Timothy is a key player for the Mountain Men of Fort Buenaventura. He is working to have A and B streets in Ogden, just west of the Fort, named after Goodyear and his wife, Pomona.

Later he was assigned to Spokane House where he was assigned to lead a trapping expedition in Snake River Country. He led six separate expeditions in an area covering present-day Oregon, Idaho, and parts of California, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

An incident on his first expedition brought him to present-day Mountain Green in 1825. His Hudson’s Bay Company trappers clashed with American traders led by Johnson Gardner. A disagreement over land rights led to a parting of the ways, with Ogden’s party losing a number of its trappers to a more lucrative offer from the Americans.

Ogden was never a resident of Ogden

By the end of his last expedition in 1830, he had better knowledge of the region than any other explorer. While Ogden explored northern Utah and a river and valley are named after him, he did not establish a residence and never visited the place Ogden now occupies.

Miles Goodyear

Miles Goodyear was orphaned at the age of 4. He served much of his youth as an indentured servant. His conditions of servitude prompted him to travel west to seek his fortune. In 1836, at the age of 19, he joined the Whitman-Spaulding Missionary Party traveling west on the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri.

He went all the way to Fort Hall when he decided to leave the business and go freelance. Describing the young Goodyear’s departure, William H. Gray said, “His idea of ​​freedom was limitless. Restraint and obedience to others were what he disliked at home; he would try his fortune in the mountains; he cared neither for missionaries, nor for Hudson’s Bay men, nor for Indians; he was determined to be his own man.

Goodyear becomes a mountaineer

Goodyear was a successful mountaineer for the next 10 years. He trapped and traded through the Rocky Mountains and attended the various gatherings of mountaineers and American Indians.

Fort Buenaventura

Miles could see that the fur trade was not going to last. As forts like Fort Bridger began to spring up along the land trails in 1842, he decided to build his own enclosed fort in what is now Ogden on the banks of the Weber River, about 2 miles south of where the Weber River joined the Ogden River.

When building the fort, he erected poplar logs upright to enclose about half an acre. When completed in 1846, it included four cabins at each of the four corners, sheds, a corral and a garden.

The fort housed his family, other trappers and Native American helpers. His hope was that he would be useful to immigrants on the trail. It is now known as Fort Buenaventura.

Mormons buy the fort

In 1847 he met the first Latter-day Saint pioneers and tried to convince them to settle on the Weber River. He was unsuccessful, but later that year James Brown was sent by the same people to buy the fort. It was then a settlement with the name of Brownsville. After the fort was sold, Miles Goodyear left for California where he mined gold and traded horses until his death in 1849.

The mystery is solved

So with Goodyear having an established residence, even building the first home in Ogden, why wasn’t it named Goodyear? The answer is simple – President Brigham Young of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited the area in 1849 and said it should be Ogden and it was so named in 1851 when it was incorporated . It took three years for the US Post to change the name to Brownsville.

A similar event took place in the town of Chicken Creek, south of Nephi. Brigham Young visited the place and changed the name to Levan, although it is important to point out that the name Ogden was familiar as Goodyear continually referred to the river as the Ogden River and nearby Ogden’s Hole for visitors.

Contact Lynn R. Blamires at quadmanone@gmail.com.



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Ogden Thai Buddhist Temple to Host Multicultural Event on Sunday | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/ogden-thai-buddhist-temple-to-host-multicultural-event-on-sunday-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 12 May 2022 02:19:02 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/ogden-thai-buddhist-temple-to-host-multicultural-event-on-sunday-news-sports-jobs/

Benjamin Zack, Standard Examiner File Photo

Venerable Phramaha Suphat Sukyai discusses the upcoming Songkran festival at Wat Chaimongkolvararam Buddhist temple in Ogdengo on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

OGDEN – To celebrate Buddha’s birthday, Thai temple Wat Chaimongkolvararam is hosting a multicultural event on Sunday, May 15. The public event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the temple, located at 402 Wall Ave.

Lunch is offered by local Thai restaurants and, although the event is free, donations are appreciated.

According to the venerable Phramaha Suphat Sukyai, president of the Thai temple Wat Chaimongkolvararam, the completion of the temple was a multi-year endeavor funded entirely by public donations.

Paperwork and permits for the temple began in 2008 – a full decade before the 2018 opening.

Sukyai said he suspects it will take another two years for the temple to be completed, but that won’t stop them from opening the doors to the wider community. This will be the first such celebration at the temple in several years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“If we can learn something from the pandemic, we can learn not to live with neglect, including monks,” Sukyai said.



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Neighbors learn Ogden man allegedly went into hiding from 2019 Alaskan murder case https://uppersevier.net/neighbors-learn-ogden-man-allegedly-went-into-hiding-from-2019-alaskan-murder-case/ Tue, 10 May 2022 05:04:11 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/neighbors-learn-ogden-man-allegedly-went-into-hiding-from-2019-alaskan-murder-case/

Ogden, Utah – Ogden residents are shocked after learning that their neighbor is an accused murderer who allegedly hid from police in Alaska for more than two and a half years.

Several people living on Quincy Avenue knew or had seen Kirby Calderwood in the neighborhood and immediately recognized his photo.

Some of them saw the police arrest Calderwood and search his home, but they had no idea at the time what it was.

On Monday, several people told KSL TV what they say they saw on Friday a few days before.

“I saw a group of police officers with guns taking to the streets, so I was like, what’s going on?” recalled Heidi Valderramos.

She took videos of the police on her street as she looked out the window. Another neighbor who lives in a separate apartment in the same house as Calderwood was able to see the police through his kitchen window.

This neighbour, who did not want his name used to protect his privacy, said he went out and asked the police what was going on, but all they said was that it did not concern him.

“They were here for three, four hours probably,” he said. “You could hear the police searching the back of the house, and I saw them put him in a police car.”

Valderramos said he saw police swab Calderwood’s mouth.

It wasn’t until Monday that Valderramos and several other people living on the streets found out that Calderwood was wanted for murder.

The Homer Police Department announced that Calderwood has been arrested and charged with kidnapping, first degree murder, second degree murder and tampering with evidence in the disappearance of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane from Homer, Alaska. .

Ogden man arrested in 2019 missing persons case in Alaska

She disappeared in October 2019, police said, and court documents say Calderwood fled to Utah after police initially questioned him.

Court documents say investigators found a machete and knives with what looked like dried blood on them during a search of his home. Police also reported finding firearms, although Calderwood is not licensed to possess them.

Neighborhood residents told KSL TV that Calderwood had been living in the flat at the back of the house on Quincy Avenue for about a year.

They now feel shocked, knowing that what they saw unfold in Utah was tied to solving a huge murder and missing persons case in Alaska.

“I feel like it’s really scary,” Valderramos said. “You never know who you live next to and who you can trust.”

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N’sider groups oppose the tattoo parlor https://uppersevier.net/nsider-groups-oppose-the-tattoo-parlor/ Wed, 04 May 2022 22:39:56 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/nsider-groups-oppose-the-tattoo-parlor/

Some Jackson residents who live miles from The Junction object to the mall as the location of a tattoo studio.

The center is the location of Target, The Home Depot, PetSmart and other retailers and where Jackson’s John Craig is looking to open a tattoo studio.

The Sheffield Homeowners Association as well as the Homeowners Associations of Lake Trace, Ridgewood Park, Northpointe, Carolwood, LOHO, Fontaine Place, Eastover, Heatherwood, Massena Heights and the County Club of Jackson and many people who have taken the time to write letters, object to the location of the tattoo studio at The Junction, said Ashley Ogden, president of the Sheffield Homeowners Association.

“Over the past two years, the City of Jackson has consistently allowed vape shops, tattoo parlors, and liquor stores to open in areas that were not restricted to vape shops in the past. stores,” he said. “These stores opened in the more family-friendly neighborhoods of Jackson with planning department approval and its use of conditional use permits.”

The Jackson Planning Board voted to recommend to the city council that Craig be granted a conditional use permit, and the city council is due to vote on the matter on May 16.

Ogden said the Sheffield Homeowners Association and other associations oppose such businesses because they are adult-oriented and not family-friendly.

“These types of stores do not increase the property values ​​of single-family homes in Jackson or are a selling point to encourage families to move to Jackson,” he said.

The Sheffield Homeowners Association opposes all ordinance and zoning changes that do not improve the city, he said. The association fears that if The Junction’s tattoo studio receives a conditional use permit, it will open the door to more vaping, tattooing and liquor store applications across the city, he said. declared.

“Jackson isn’t going to turn around and attract families if the city continues to license these stores, placing them in family-friendly shopping areas,” Ogden said, noting that families and homeowner associations of Jackson seek to increase property values ​​and quality of life.

Craig, a tattoo artist for 15 years, learned of the opposition when he applied for a conditional use license for his tattoo studio. It’s the same kind of permit that Electric Dagger, a tattoo studio in the Fondren Corner Building in Jackson, received.

Craig, 38, and his fiancée, Dr. Lynn Nguyen, a dentist at Terrance Family Dental, are co-owners of the tattoo studio named Profane Studio. The name, Craig said, is an ironic play on how some people perceive these companies. Nguyen is not involved in the business other than to help with interior design, he said.

It’s common for tattoo studios to have trouble finding a location because homeowners’ associations often oppose them because they have a misconception that they’re lewd and vulgar, said Craig, who lives in the same neighborhood as some of the residents who oppose his business.

“I wanted to find a place that wasn’t surrounded by neighborhoods,” he said. “It was not Highland Village, not Maywood Mart, not Fondren, even though Fondren has one in the center.

“I found a place on the outskirts of town where hopefully no one would be upset that I was opening this business. I thought I had chosen a location away from any neighborhood associations that might have a problem. It is like they’re driving across town to have a problem with what I’m doing.

Craig said he signed a lease for retail space on the south side of The Junction that faces Home Depot and has empty space on either side. He’s invested $20,000 so far to get there, made no interior upgrades, and hasn’t scheduled any tattoo appointments there, he said.

The planning board suggested that Craig meet with Ogden and other affiliates of JXNUNITED, which is made up of representatives from homeowners associations, to brief them on his plans, and Craig did. He said the meeting failed to change anyone’s opinion.

In Mississippi, a person must be at least 18 to get a tattoo, Craig said.

Children sometimes accompany a parent who gets tattooed, said Craig, who makes sure the child has a comfortable place to sit. Many children are playing video games while expecting, he said.

With appointments booked three to four weeks in advance, Craig said his business was good. He works eight hours a day creating tattoos.

“Before that, I was running my business working in someone’s studio,” he said. “I just switch locations and try to serve the same people.”

Angelique C. Lee, who represents Ward 2 on the city council, plans to support Craig’s request for a conditional use permit. The use permit must be reapplied in a year, she said.

Lee, whose neighborhood includes The Junction, pointed out that a tattoo studio is located in a strip center at the corner of Beasley Road and I-55 Frontage Road and also in the Fondren Corner building in the center of the Fondren neighborhood.

Craig is an educated professional and entrepreneur who wants to invest in her neighborhood, said Lee, who met with him about his plans and also shared them with 15 neighborhood presidents in his neighborhood who support him.

“The Tougaloo Civic League is supportive,” she said. “It’s the neighborhood just behind where he wants to settle.”

The junction already has a CBD store and a liquor store as tenants, Lee said, and the space Craig wants to occupy is vacant. “At the moment, this space is an empty plot generating no tax revenue,” she said.

Lee said she invites anyone concerned about Ward 2 to contact her. “I’ve never heard of JXNUNITED or Ashley Ogden on this, and I wish I’d heard from them,” she said.

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Rivalry Rally: Ogden Ks 17 as Ursuline overtakes Mooney, 7-2 | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/rivalry-rally-ogden-ks-17-as-ursuline-overtakes-mooney-7-2-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 03 May 2022 04:27:38 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/rivalry-rally-ogden-ks-17-as-ursuline-overtakes-mooney-7-2-news-sports-jobs/

Staff Photo / Joel Whetzel Ursuline’s Savannah Patrone (15) heads home as she is congratulated by her teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the third set of the Irish 7-2 win over Cardinal Mooney Monday at Youngstown State.

YOUNGSTOWN — By her own admission, Paige Ogden wasn’t in the right frame of mind at the start of the Ursuline and Cardinal Mooney rivalry. As a result, the Cardinals jumped on him early, as Alaina Francis and Alaina Scavina threw back-to-back solo home runs over the left-field fence.

After that awakening and a brief visit with coach Kristina Dugan, Ogden dominated. The Irish ace finished with 17 strikeouts and allowed just one hit for the remainder of the game as Ursuline (13-1) rallied for a 7-2 victory over her arch-rival Monday at Youngstown State.

“I wasn’t really in the mood at the start of the match” Ogden said. “I don’t know. I guess I just needed to settle down and relax.

That’s exactly what she did. After allowing those early homers, Ogden struck out the next eight batters she faced, including twice to the sideline during that streak and another time later.

Ogden finished with a full game and allowed both runs on three hits. She walked a batter and hit another with a pitch.

“I think she hit her spots well and pitched well,” Dugan said. “(The tour) was just, ‘Hey, you’ve got this, and there’s nobody better out there.’ (Mooney) had two good shots – they’re two good shots, and we’ll give them credit. But (I told him), ‘I know you got that.’

After those early homers, Mooney’s bats fell silent until Scavina doubled in the sixth inning. She was one of three Cardinals (4-5) to reach base Monday, as Mooney’s hitters spent a lot of time chasing high pitches.

“We’ve seen some good pitchers this year, and (Ogden) was another,” Mooney’s coach Mark Rinehart said. “We didn’t have the discipline to get the ball down to him where he can hit it. We didn’t show good knowledge of the strike zone, and that’s a little disappointing.

He added, “She had a bunch of strikeouts. We would have liked to put the ball in play more and see if we could put some pressure on them. We tried to make the adjustment, and she shut us down. So you have to give credit (to the Ursulines).

As Ogden settled in, the Ursuline offense immediately got to work. The Irish batters had seven runs over the first three innings of the game, all of which came with two outs.

Late in the first, Madelyn Miklandric of the Ursulines made two runs on a sacrifice fly ball to center field, the second of which scored after a throwing error.

Then, in the second inning, Alyssa Sheely scored a triple into the right center spread, and she was brought home on a single by Kyleigh Golden. Sheely finished with three hits – a triple, a double and a single. Miklandric doubled as well.

Ursuline completed her scoring late in the third, as Savannah Patrone hammered a three-run homer into the center field bleachers.

“We fought, and I thought in the first three innings, when Ursuline scored, it was like we got two out every time, and we would make a mistake,” Rinhart said. “They took advantage of it, and that’s what good teams do. So you have to give them credit for it.

Scavina came on as relief for Mooney in the fourth set and didn’t allow Ursuline to score the rest of the game. In her three innings on the job, she struck out eight Irish batters and walked zero.

“She is ready and she works hard” Rinehart said of Scavina. “She moves the ball, changes speed and her throws have a lot of movement. This makes her hard to hit. … She kept (Ursuline) where they were; we just couldn’t muster anything offensively.



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Gary A. Harrop | News, Sports, Jobs https://uppersevier.net/gary-a-harrop-news-sports-jobs/ Sun, 01 May 2022 03:39:43 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/gary-a-harrop-news-sports-jobs/


1940 — 2022

Our hearts are saddened by the passing of our amazing, wonderful, and valiant husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Gary A. Harrop, who passed away April 27, 2022. He was born March 21, 1940 in Ogden, UT to Richard “Bill” and Mildred Stromberg Harrop. Gary grew up in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High and attended the University of Utah. He worked as an architectural designer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has worked on the design of many meetinghouses and over 40 temples for the church around the world, including Bountiful and Mt. Timpanogos, and the renovation of the Manti Temple.

On August 21, 1963, he married the first love of his life, Linda Chadwick, in the Salt Lake Temple and their marriage was blessed with 8 children. Linda died on September 16, 2007. On February 14, 2009, he married the second love of his life, Nancy Reed, which gave him 6 more children to his family. As proud as Gary was of his profession and his community service, his passion has always been his family.

Gary served two terms as mayor of North Ogden. He cared deeply for the members of his community.

Gary was an active member of No. Ogden 16th Ward. He served in the Texas El Paso Spanish Mission as a young man. He served a mission in Temple Square with his wife, Linda. Later he served with his wife, Nancy, in the Panama City Mission and in a Pathway Mission. He enjoyed serving in the church in many capacities and was an ordinance worker at the Ogden Temple. He particularly enjoyed serving in the Special Needs Mutual.

Gary is survived by his children, Troy (Leanne) Harrop, Todd (Debbie) Harrop, Shaun (Katie) Harrop, Lance (Gina) Harrop, Robb (Karen) Harrop, Scott (Elizabeth) Harrop, Nicole (Jason) Poole, and Alma (Chris) Clark and her stepchildren, Terilyn (Spencer) Mark, Jeffrey (Jamie) Reed, Angelique (Andrew) Paskett, Ken (Erin) Reed, Joseph (Jennifer) Reed and Nicole (Bryan) Hepler, 58 little ones -children, and 28 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Linda, Gary was predeceased by his parents, brother and sister.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at North Ogden 16th Ward, 205 E. Elberta Drive. Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2022 at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., and Saturday before church services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Ben Lomond Cemetery, 526 E. 2850 N. in # Ogden.

A special thank you to the caring staff at Quail Meadows for the amazing care they gave Gary.

Gary’s services will be streamed live. Watch scroll down his obituary on www.myers-mortuary.com at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022.



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How the Interior’s $1 Million Grant Helps Avoid ‘Catastrophic’ Great Salt Lake Wetland Problems https://uppersevier.net/how-the-interiors-1-million-grant-helps-avoid-catastrophic-great-salt-lake-wetland-problems/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 21:19:56 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/how-the-interiors-1-million-grant-helps-avoid-catastrophic-great-salt-lake-wetland-problems/

Tundra swans fly through wetlands near the Great Salt Lake on February 17. It is estimated that three-quarters of continental tundra swans use the Great Salt Lake wetlands each year. These wetlands are the focus of a project that received a federal grant on Wednesday. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)

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OGDEN – The Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area’s dyke system is key to controlling the water that makes it an important management area for the millions of birds that flock there – or other areas near the Great Salt Lake – every year.

However, it is eroding over time and is now at risk of failing. If so, that’s bad news for keeping it the sanctuary it is, says Chris Bonsignore, conservation programs manager for Washington-based conservation group Ducks Unlimited.

“It would be catastrophic,” he said. “Essentially, if this levee failed, (state land managers) would no longer be able to manage water and provide water to this really productive wetland habitat that is in the (area waterfowl management).

That’s why he’s relieved of a round of funding from the federal government that complements funding for a project led by Ducks Unlimited to fortify the dike. State officials have already done the preparatory work around this levee to prepare for the upcoming works to improve it so that it does not fail in the future.

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday approved $1 million in grants for the Lower Bear River/Great Salt Lake project through the Migratory Birds Conservation Commission. It supplements funds needed to make improvements to vital Bear River and Ogden bays, as Utah agencies and private donors have already raised just over $2 million.

The money will not only be used to repair the massive seawall at the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area, but it will also go towards what Bonsignore calls a “suite of projects” around Ogden and Bear Bays. River near the northeast edge of the Great Salt Lake to help him. remains an important bird area.

Other targeted areas include Fremont Island, Howard Slough Waterfowl Management Area and two private properties closer to Bear River Bay and Bear River Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Planning for the five zones is just beginning and all work is expected to be completed by 2025.

“It’s basically about restoring the ecosystem that will improve the productivity of these wetlands which will benefit a whole range of species,” Bonsignore said. “But there will also be improvements in water quality, as well as improvements in water availability related to agricultural water efficiency.”

Another of the projects will not be as visible to people as the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area, but will have just as much impact. Since the water is not controlled by the Bear River floodplain, there is a plan to build small 3 or 4 foot dikes for flooding in the areas closest to Bear River Bay.

This will allow the reproduction of natural disturbance events and other natural processes that are not currently occurring. This should help prevent Phragmites and other invasive plants from dominating a wetland while controlling water levels a little more easily, according to project officials.

At the same time, Bonsignore said a private farmer in the area was donating equipment and labor to install a new pipeline and replace an old ditch to improve irrigation on the farm, while sending additional water into the bay.


How can we all work together and ultimately benefit from the thing we cherish, but perhaps do it in different ways? What we do is only one way to contribute.

–Chris Bonsignore, Conservation Programs Manager for Ducks Unlimited


The collective projects are expected to benefit many bird species, but especially those that use the Great Salt Lake the most, according to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission document. About three-quarters of continental tundra swans, more than half of western snowy plovers, and one-quarter of pintail populations use this area of ​​the lake.

It is also the largest breeding population area in the world for Utah’s state bird, the California gull, as well as other bird species like the white-faced ibis. But the Great Salt Lake is a haven for all kinds of bird species with around 10 million birds using the lake each year, either as a permanent home or as a stopover on their annual migration.

In total, the Department of the Interior has approved about $95 million in grants for wetland improvements across the country, including the goal of new wild bird sanctuaries. Home Office Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement that the investments “will help ensure the birds continue to thrive for the next hundred years and beyond”.

A white-faced ibis walks through the Bear River Watershed Conservation Area June 28, 2016. The Great Salt Lake section near the conservation area is the world's largest breeding area for the species.
A white-faced ibis walks through the Bear River Watershed Conservation Area June 28, 2016. The Great Salt Lake section near the conservation area is the world’s largest breeding area for the species. (Photo: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

Although the Lower Bear River/Great Salt Lake project is the only project in Utah to receive money, the department has already approved nearly $35 million for various conservation projects in Utah this year. Bonsignore knows the suite of $3 million projects isn’t the last job to be done to protect the precious Great Salt Lake wetlands, either.

Yet as the lake recedes — which it’s expected to do about 2 feet again this year — it’s getting harder and harder to really know how much work or money is needed to save the wetlands.

“That’s a question I think a lot of us would like to be able to answer,” he concedes. “I think that’s a question that’s kind of broader than all of us right now.”

With the Lower Bear River/Great Salt Lake project, as well as millions of new government funds earmarked for the lake this year, there is, however, a shift in how this issue is being addressed. Ducks Unlimited is set to reveal a slew of other desired projects specifically for the Great Salt Lake next month, joining the combined efforts of other conservation groups, state and federal agencies, private corporations and farmers all seeking to find ways to protect wetlands.

the Audubon Society announced public-private collaboration to acquire water rights last fall that allows water to flow into Farmington Bay instead of irrigation systems for the next decade, as another example of groups working together for the Great Salt Lake.

This approach to the Grand Lac Salé is something Bonsignore expects in the future.

“He’s looking for ways to collaborate,” he says. “How can we all work together and ultimately benefit from the thing we cherish, but maybe do it in different ways? What we do is just one of the ways we can contribute.”

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Carter Williams is an award-winning journalist who covers general news, the outdoors, history and sports for KSL.com. He previously worked for the Deseret News. He is a transplant from Utah via Rochester, New York.

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]]> Charles Town Middle Builders Hosts BOE Candidate Forum | Journal-news https://uppersevier.net/charles-town-middle-builders-hosts-boe-candidate-forum-journal-news/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://uppersevier.net/charles-town-middle-builders-hosts-boe-candidate-forum-journal-news/

The Charles Town Middle Builders Club held a forum for candidates for the Jefferson County Board of Education virtually Tuesday night, with Laurie Ogden, Kathy Skinner, Carmen Taylor-Bratton, Andrea Elliot and Joyce Smith all taking time to answer questions from young people voters.

All candidates were invited to participate in the forum. Smith joined late, not available to answer any questions.

Maggie Slover kicked off the questions by asking if the contestants would support a gender-neutral dress code, with each contestant agreeing that boys and girls should have the same rules to be fair, and Ava Brenneke followed that up with a question about the resources available to staff and students for mental health support, as well as the possibility of having a non-academic mental health counselor in schools.

Ogden and Skinner, the incumbents in the running, noted that the board launched the Social-Emotional Department (SOMO) in 2018, with members understanding the need for support for students and staff. Ogden pointed out that while the state doesn’t fund these types of positions, the Jefferson County Council sees the value and need for the support.

Bratton said she would like to see a survey conducted to find out what resources are needed and backed a position to provide immediate support. Elliot, whose expertise lies in mental health, added that she would like to see resources for parents, as well as mental health issues, increase during the pandemic.

Megan Caltrider inquired about compensating the money staff pay out of pocket for supplies and improving morale as a preventative measure for future staff shortages.

Both Ogden and Skinner mentioned the annual stipends paid to teachers and that it was recently implemented to have service staff also receive a stipend. Skinner also explained the recruitment and retention plan that was implemented recently, while Ogden emphasized that employees need to make their voices heard.

“I still think there’s room for improvement, so we’ll continue to work that way,” Ogden said.

Bratton emphasized his belief in giving not only employees, but also parents and students a seat at the table multiple times throughout the night, including in response to Caltrider’s questions. She also said funds could be reallocated to offset costs, with Elliot echoing that thought and adding that an audit should be carried out every year to ensure the money is being put to best use.

Emma Kinder and Henry Fesperman, who served as moderator, asked questions about what to do to prevent bullying, punishment and supporting students related to bullying.

All candidates highlighted the need for students to feel safe in schools and for a clear policy on how situations should be handled, clear disciplinary actions to be taken. All four who were at the time also asked for support from the victim and the bully, finding the cause behind the actions and how to prevent future situations, in addition to the consequences of the actions.

Both Skinner and Elliot mentioned conflict resolution, while Bratton noted that all parties — parents, teachers, and students — need a seat at the table if a bullying policy is reviewed and revisited.

Brenneke asked how students can better make their voices heard and help the board understand what they believe to be the issues in the schools. Each candidate, Smith having joined, urged students to reach out to the board, administration and teachers with thoughts, Ogden and Skinner encouraging emails and public comment submissions, while Bratton and Elliot focused on regularly organized roundtable experiences.

The final question was about cell phone use in the classroom, with Caltrider noting non-academic use and asking about the suggested intervention.

Ogden emphasized the need to teach phone etiquette, and she and Skinner explained that the policy allows each teacher or staff to manage their area as appropriate, with each handling cell phones differently. Bratton and Elliot think phones don’t need to be in the classroom, with each individual pointing to the weight of a phone being carried away and parental pick-up of the device necessary. Smith concluded the Q&A portion by saying the issue needs to be looked at, feedback needs to be gathered, and the policy may need to be rewritten.

The full forum can be found on the Builders’ Facebook page of the CTMS Builder Candidates Forum.

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