Monthly Archives: March 2009

Blogging and Twittering surprises

So they have us blogging and twittering and Facebooking here, which is fun and, I sincerely hope, will lead to future revenues for the paper so it doesn’t have to lay off its columnist, an action of which I, for … Read More

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WSU prof studies birds in Mexico

John Cavitt, a WSU professor of Zoology, just got back from taking a group of students to Mexico for a week to study birds there. It broke my heart when John called up and said “Hey, wanna go to Mexico? … Read More

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When did city announce 36th St. Tanks? Last May.

Several people have asked why the city didn’t tell anyone when it moved the new water tanks to teh 36th Street location. Not to be argumentative (OK, yes I am) but this was not a secret. It was well announced, … Read More

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Water Tanks above 36th, an update

I just got off the phone with George Benford, head of Ogden’s public utilities. Since there’s been so much interest in the construction above the 36th Street trailhead, and since I just mentioned the tanks in the story I did … Read More

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Gays to spend LDS Conference doing community service

I just got an email from Gary Horenkamp, outreach coordinator at the GLBT Drop-in center at the Unitarian Church in Ogden. Apparently there are rumors that the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community in Utah is planning protests at the … Read More

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More trail stuff, more twits

My column tomorrow is an interview with Gib Wallace, the retired Bureau of Reclamation planning engineer who spent the last 20 years or so designing and helping build the trails that we all love. It was a fun column to … Read More

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More confusion from Sen. Bennett

I love getting press releases from Sen. Robert Bennett because they have a certain entertainment value all beyond the usual government communications. Today I got one saying that President Obama’s budget message is confusing because it spends too much, borrows … Read More

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More national ski news about Ogden

Someone in the Top of Utah PR department is doing a good job, either that or the New York Times and Washington Post have nothing better to do than promote Utah.

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Ogden Trails being destroyed?

I may do a dead tree column on this, but these are some preliminary thoughts on the story I was working on for tomorrow’s paper. We’ve had numerous stories in the paper about the major renovation of the city’s water … Read More

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Another one bites the dust

Just got reading this story on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer going web-only starting today. It makes me sad to see any newspaper go under, but it is clear that the P-I was already on life support. It had nearly 170 employees, … Read More

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