Wednesday, Dec. 5. 2018
Steve Waldrip, candidate for the District 8 Utah House seat, speaks at the Weber County Republican Party convention at Weber High School on April 14, 2018. By the Standard-Examiner
OGDEN — Election season is over, but here’s a look back at some of the highlights heading into the primary here in Weber County last June.
The rules governing how Republican candidates in Utah can secure a place on the primary ballot is a focus of sharp debate — petition or convention? — and the controversy reared its head here. Some GOPers don’t like the fact that candidates can get on the ballot via petition, bypassing scrutiny of GOP stalwarts at convention, making for some interesting guidelines.
Meanwhile, one race in particular generated a lot of heat — for a Weber County Commission post. Here are some highlights:
- As Weber Co. GOP convention looms, candidate-selection process draws fire, April 13, 2018
- 2018 Weber County GOP convention recap: rule changes sow confusion, April 18, 2018
- After Weber Co. GOP convention, candidate selection rules called into question, May 6, 2018
- Weber Co. Republican Party rebuffs 3 convention winners, endorses runners-up, June 8, 2018
- Weber Co. Commission hopefuls spar on taxes, business growth, spending, June 10, 2018
- Weber Co. Commission hopeful Froerer rebuffs questions, criticism in campaign, June 14, 2018
- Weber Co. Commission hopefuls Couts, Froerer hammer Ebert on property tax hike, June 20, 2018
- Weber County Commission candidates get $105,000 in donations, spend $96,000, June 22, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Utah U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney poses with a well-wisher during a campaign visit to Weber State University in Ogden on March 13, 2018. By Tim Vandenack
OGDEN — Elections and politics have been my main focus of late, but not the only focus.
There ‘s been immigration, beer, U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney’s visit and more about the investigation into Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson. Here are a few recent favorites:
Dusty Williams, co-owner of Talisman Brewing Co. in Ogden, in the new tavern area of the locale. By Tim Vandenack
Here’s some more:
Weber County roads employees’ charges led to Gibson probe, ex-official says, April 10, 2018: This was a long follow-up on the Gibson issue, citing a former Weber County employee involved in bringing the issue to the attention of investigators. Whatever the case, Gibson announced soon thereafter that officials had decided he wouldn’t be charged.
- Ogden beer drinkers rejoice: 2 brewers expanding, 2 new ones in the works, April 2, 2018: Four, count ’em four, projects were in the works to bring more beer/beer-consuming options to Ogden.
US Senate hopeful Mitt Romney offers up praise for Trump at Weber State stop, March 13, 2018: The former presidential hopeful stumped in Ogden and I sat down with him for a few minutes at the Weber State University campus.
North Ogden amphitheater lawsuit raises specter of having to tear out upgrades, March 1, 2018: This issue lingers on. I covered the first day of court in a preliminary injunction hearing in the case and more is coming.
Ogden DACA recipients mull return to shadows as U.S. immigration debate sputters, Feb. 7, 2018: Some immigrants with DACA status talk of returning to the shadows as the debate over granting them a means to remain legally sputters.