Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Morning News Roundup

Lots to talk about as we move into another Emerald City weekend

By Curmudgeon

Lots of interesting Ogden news spread out around the Standard-Examiner this morning, besides the front page story about the planned Riverwalk and Gateway and Walmart projects.

For example, UTA is opening a bike riders transit center at the Frontrunner station in SLC, and the Std-Ex reports that a similar facility for Ogden could be next. The story is here.

And Ogden has landed a team franchise for professional indoor arena football. The team is expected to begin play in 2009 at the Golden Spike Events Center. Story here

Also in sports news, Snow Basin has landed the national championship Xterra mountain triathlon race next year. As part of the arrangement with the Utah Sports Commission, the Xterra people will produce two thirty minute films highlighting Utah's outdoor sports attractions. Snow Basin and Ogden have hosted regional Xterra competitions before, and, the story says, Xterra events in Utah have generated something like $12 million in local economic impact and publicity. The full story is here.

2 comments:

ozboy said...

Here's hoping that Lesham is able to pull these two projects together with the class and style he is representing. Both projects could be great additions to Ogden's future. Given the economic downturn and the mess central Ogden is in, it doesn't look too good right now. Hope he has staying power and can eventually pull it off.

ozboy said...

Here's hoping that Lesham is able to pull these two projects together with the class and style he is representing. Both projects could be great additions to Ogden's future. Given the economic downturn and the mess central Ogden is in, it doesn't look too good right now. Hope he has staying power and can eventually pull it off.

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