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Ogden Valley residents share unease with Nordic Valley vision

EDEN — About 100 people packed the barn at Nordic Valley Thursday night to ask questions about the newly unveiled grand vision for the mountain.


'Diesel Brothers' star tests souped-up 'Freedom Bus' on dry Great Salt Lake bed

SYRACUSE — Just as July’s early morning light began heating up the air hanging around Antelope Island, Dave “Heavy D” Sparks rolled down the island causeway in an eye-catching, monster-truck bus, complete with a mural incorporating the American Flag, bald eagle and the words “Freedom Bus.”


Watering limits start in Farmington, residents urged to let go of green

FARMINGTON — Benchland Water District is experiencing a drought double-whammy.


Nordic Valley's new manager discusses big plans for small resort

When James Coleman bought his first ski resort a little less than 20 years ago, he had achieved a lifelong dream. He also got a heavy dose of reality. 


Ozone, wildfire smoke pollution a double-whammy on Wasatch Front air quality

When it comes to air quality on the Wasatch Front this weekend, you can either blame or thank the wind.


Ogden braces for another burst of pollution this July 4

It’s almost Independence Day in Ogden, the time to enjoy spinners, poppers and sparklers. It’s also time for a reminder of how much pollution city residents create with their exuberance for fireworks.


Trade wars from afar hit Utah farmers in the field

It’s the busy time of year at the Tuleview Holsteins dairy, with the Hardys rising early to milk their 2,000 cows and staying up late to tend to irrigation lines.

Health Care

With new community alliance, IHC hopes to tackle health spending problems

Intermountain Healthcare is looking to cut the United States’ health spending problem by investing millions in a pilot program for disadvantaged communities in Ogden.


Podcasters explore connection between Bear Lake, Bear River

One hundred years ago, some industrious power pioneers connected the Bear River with Bear Lake. They essentially turned the lake into a battery for hydropower and a reservoir for farming. It helped build the booming Intermountain region, but joining lake and river also had major environmental consequences. The ripple effects are still being felt today. Journalists Benjamin Zack and Leia Larsen met with PacifiCorp to learn more about the Bear River Project, then chatted with one of Bear Lake's biggest advocates about her concerns for the future.


Nordic Valley's lofty expansion plans go online, but many questions remain

Nordic Valley’s new management quietly revealed massive expansion plans with a website, nordicvalleyproject.com, going live last week.

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