Local red meat news is a mite sparse this week as we move into the Fourth of July holiday, a time when one of our chief sources of material -- local print media newsrooms -- typically seem to fall into a state of suspended animation. Having failed to come up with anything this morning which is even remotely politically scandalous, we've settled instead on putting the focus on an item which we believe will appeal to our resident Ogden history buffs.
The Standard-Examiner posted an interesting article on its website yesterday, commemorating our home town newspaper's 120 years in the news business. Embedded in that article is yet another example of the Std-Ex's vigorous embrace of 21st century multimedia technology, which we've linked in the media player below.
It's a fascinating video, we think, tracing the Standard-Examiner's (and indeed Ogden's) history, from the time of the coming of the railroad to the present day. Of particular interest we thought, was the Sd-Ex's critical and pivotal role during the 1950's in preventing then Governor J. Bracken Lee from transferring Weber College to the LDS Church:
Be sure to check out the video and let us know what you think.
And we don't know about the rest of you, but having viewed the commercial, and speaking for ourselves, we're headed down to CJ's for a burger.
We know that's at least one place where we can get some nutritious red meat, even on a slow news day.