Thousands of students, professors, family and friends gathered for Weber State University's commencement Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Dee Events Center.
The Union Pacific No. 844 steam engine traveled through rural Northern Utah on the way to Ogden on Tuesday, April 25. Union Pacific runs the “Living Legend” several times a year for train enthusiasts. The 454-ton engine and tender is on a five-day run from Boise, Idaho, to Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The Millstream Motel sits vacant along Washington Boulevard in Ogden on Monday, April 24, 2017. The historic motel recently closed after falling into disrepair. The current owner plans to tear down the motel and neighboring vacant businesses.
Utah is home to a rich diversity of birds of prey. Giant California condors soar over Zion National Park with more than a 10-foot wingspan while 3-ounce American kestrels hunt in the fields of Box Elder County. The Ogden Nature Center gives visitors the opportunity to see up close some of the birds that call Utah home. All of the falcons, owls and eagles at the center are unreleasable due to injuries or past human interactions.
Davis High School defeated Weber High School 22-3 on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Weber High School in Pleasant View.
Throughout its history, downtown Ogden has been in a constant state of change. Depending on the decade, the neighborhoods around Washington Boulevard and 25th Street have been known for crime, a transportation hub, a booming business district and vacant strip, a tourist destination and more. New businesses, development and renovations have been popping up around downtown in recent years as the local economy improves. At the same time, vacant buildings still dot the area and the poverty rate remains higher than much of the state. These are a few slices of life in downtown Ogden today.
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More than four years after the plant closed in 2012, the equipment from the former Hostess factory in Ogden is going up for auction.