Thursday, July 20, 2017

2016 Ogden Municipal Election: Meet the Ogden City Council Candidates!

Via the venerable Junior league of Ogden, we're delighted to highlight this 2017 Ogden City Ogden election event, Gleaned form Facebook, of all places:


Here are the space-time coordinates:
When: Wednesday, July 26 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ogden City Amphitheater, 343 E 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401, Ogden, Utah 84401
Here's the full skinny, Peeps:
Join the Junior League of Ogden and the Weber County League of Women Voters for a candidate forum in anticipation of this year's Ogden City Council election. Meet the candidates and hear them talk about real issues that affect real lives in Ogden. 
Not sure what City Council does? We'll cover that.
Not registered to vote? We can help with that, too!

Please join us for an interesting evening to "Meet the Candidates" on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ogden City Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th Street, Ogden.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The Junior League of Ogden is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Standard-Examiner Editorial: Ogden Mayor Took City Government Into His Own Hands -Updated

Remember! Ogden City mail-in ballots go out early next week!

Bad news for our beloved Ogden City, according to yesterday's strong and scathing Standard-Examiner editorial.

Seems Ogden's "Mayor Mike" has suddenly gone haywire:
  • Ogden mayor took city government into his own hands
"Now the community needs to hold him accountable," the SE Editorial Board opines.

Here's how you accomplish that folks:

Go to our Weber County Forum 2016 Election Candidate Roster page, and prowl through it.

The one thing we need in Ogden City politics, wethinks, is an astute and vigilant Ogden City Council, to keep watch over Mayor Mike.

Remember! Ogden City mail-in ballots go out early next week!

Update 7/21/17 Ace SE reporter Kathy McKitrick adds this important reportorial insight:
Comments, anyone?

Monday, July 03, 2017

4th of July Special - Independence Day 2017

Hang in there, Americans. Have a happy 4th of July Holiday!

Here's a stirring reminder of what our great nation ought to be, via our last great US President:


Hang in there, Americans. Have a happy 4th of July Holiday!

Monday, June 05, 2017

2017 Ogden Election Preview

Just remember, peeps, we have an Ogden City election coming up this year!
Here's a list of eager candidates who've so far signed up for available 2017
City Council slots:
Go to the Ogden city offices by 5:00 pm Wednesday, 5/7/2017, if you too would like to throw your own hat into the ring. And remember this, Ogden peeps!

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UPDATE 6/8/17: Looky here peeps! Ogden City's own hometown Super-hero, former Utah District House 9 representative Neil Hansen, has now thrown his hat into the Ogden Precint 3 Ogden City Council race! Why not elect an experiened Utah Legislator to the Ogden City Council, we ask?

Monday, May 22, 2017

GOP "Moderate" Replaces Crackpot "Hardliner" James Evans as Utah GOP Chair

No doubt about. The Utah GOP's "transformation" will be a thrill to watch, No?

At risk of coming off as WAY LATE to the party, we'll very belatedly report what happened in Utah GOP politics over the last weekend. The Standard Examiner set the stage on Friday, posting this highly informative story, reporting that three Utah GOP candidates (two hardliners- one "moderate") were poised to battle for the "plum" GOP Chairmanship. Here's the SE story, peeps:
Happily, incumbent GOP Chairman James Evans, whom we've regularly criticized here on Weber County Forum over the years, got his ass handed to him in the first round of Saturday's convention vote,

No doubt about it. The Utah GOP's "transformation" will be a thrill to watch, No?

Monday, May 01, 2017

Standard-Examiner: Bagpipe Band at Ben Lomond High Marches to Its Own Beat

Meal ur naidheachd, Ben Lomond students!

Fantastic Standard-Examiner story today, wherein SE reporter Anna Burleson puts the focus on Ogden's amazing Ben Lomond High school Scottish bagpipe marching band.

Here's the lede:

OGDEN — The room was filled with loud, off-beat drumming and quiet fluting one afternoon in April as the Ben Lomond High School Bagpipe Corps practiced individually and in small groups.
Then, seemingly out of nowhere and with no perceptible cue, the group of drummers and pipers assembled, playing in harmony together.
The Ben Lomond Bagpipe Corps has been a longstanding staple at the school and its members, including lead piper and high school senior Joseph Richey, couldn’t be more proud.
“It’s a long-standing tradition, and I think it’s really cool,” he said. “I hope over the next few years we can grow it and get bigger and better carry on the tradition.”
Read up, peeps:
Added Bonus: Watch Ben Lomond High's amazing student band belt out "Scotland The Brave" and "Elmo's World":



Meal ur naidheachd, Ben Lomond students!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Missing-in-Action Rob Bishop Gets invited to an April 18 Town Hall Meeting! - Updated

C'mon Weber County voters! be there; and don't let Rob Bishop down!

Hey, Utah Congressional District One consituents! As we all know, GOP Congressman Rob Bishop has been sorely missing in action in our District lately, whilst he's been otherwise fully occupied in Washinton, D.C. selling off our Utah public lands to the highest corporate bidders.

Here's the good news, Peeps. Congessman Bishop has now been located; and he'll be travelling back to our humble Congressional District NEXT WEEK, to "cuddle up" with we, his neglected constituents. Check this out, Peeps:
Utah County GOP crackpot Jason Chaffetz hosted a really great town hall meeting with his highly-animated constituents just a few weeks ago.

C'mon Weber County voters! Be there; and don't let Rob Bishop down!

Update 4/17/17: Uh-oh folks, looks like Congressman Bishop will remain missing in action:
Update 4/18/17: Via Indivisible Ogden, we find out that the show still went on to a packed house, despite the absence of the the arrogant little party-pooper:



Check it out, folks!

Update 4/19/17: The Standard-Eaminer has the story:

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Another Ogden Legendary Skier Suddenly Exits the "Mortal Coil"

These guys were all my lifetime ski buddies, and we in the Utah skier community will never forget them, we earnestly hope

Let's face it skier folks, it's been a tough year for Ogden-Based "Ski" heroes.
Sadly, here's another danged heart-breaking obit, concerning yet another heroic Utah ski-racer ski industry "heavyweight hero," who's now suddenly (just last week) "stepped off" the "mortal coil":
These guys were all my lifetime ski buddies, and we in the Utah skier community will never forget them, we earnestly hope!

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