Davis County, UT

Layton, UTStandard-Examiner

Layton council adopts water-saving landscaping requirements for most new development

LAYTON — Amid a historic drought year, Layton City is seemingly taking the lead in municipal water conservation. Last week, the Layton City Council unanimously approved a set of amendments to its landscaping ordinance, implementing a host of new water-saving requirements for all new development outside of most single-family residences. City officials say the move will significantly reduce future water usage in Davis County’s most populated city.
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Gary S. Davis

Gary Saville Davis passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, June 18, 2021 from dementia. He was surrounded by friends and family in the days leading up to his passing, and his wife Deana was holding his hand at the end. He was 47 years old. Gary is...
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Utah COVID-19 update: 3 more deaths, 249 new cases in past day

UTAH, June 22, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday reported three more COVID-19 deaths and 249 new cases documented in the past day. Positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic now number 412,019. Deaths total 2,333. The three who died, all of whom were...
Ogden, UTStandard-Examiner

Weber County to probe possible expansion of jail's medical, mental health facilities

OGDEN — Weber County officials have hired a contractor to look into expanding the county jail‘s medical and mental health facilities. The ultimate upshot could be a proposal to expand the facility, similar to the $8.7 million expansion of the Davis County Jail that started last February to augment medical offerings there. But things in Weber County haven’t reached that stage yet — Tuesday’s action by county commissioners only calls for an architect to evaluate needs and come up with upgrade proposals.
Taylorsville, UTSalt Lake Tribune

Letter: Omission of disabled student from cheerleading photo was cruel

The article in the June 17 Tribune about Shoreline Junior High in Davis District brought me to tears. It’s hard to believe that a school in this day and age could be so unforgivably cruel to one of its students -- deliberately publishing a photo that excluded a disabled student from the cheerleading squad. This discriminatory action by the school officials should not go unpunished. If there is anything to be learned at that school, it should be about acceptance of our fellow human beings.
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‘Cold’: A criminal syndicate, missing jewelry, a shallow grave and a suspected murder

A criminal syndicate operating out of the Utah State Prison in the early 1980s might have played a role in the suspected murder of Theresa Rose Greaves nearly 40 years ago. Greaves was living in Woods Cross when she disappeared on Aug. 5, 1983. Her skeletal remains were discovered on a hillside just east of U.S. 89, near the border of Farmington and Fruit Heights, in February 2015. It remains unclear who killed her or why.
Utah County, UTGephardt Daily

Utah COVID-19 update: No more deaths, 160 new cases in past day

UTAH, June 21, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Health on Monday reported 160 new COVID-19 cases documented in the past day, and no additional deaths. Coronavirus cases now stand at a cumulative 411,770. Deaths remain at 2,330. Lab tests have been administered to 2,763,344 people, an increase...
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Defense budget pushes more money to Hill AFB missile replacement program

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Defense Department’s next budget continues to pump money into its missile replacement program, including a large chunk of change for related construction at Hill Air Force Base. The agency’s fiscal year 2022 budget proposal includes $2.6 billion for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program....
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Janice Green Mortensen

Janice (Jan) Mortensen was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She returned home suddenly to her Heavenly Father Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from complications of Kidney failure. She was born on April 18, 1947 in Lynwood California to Clifton Green and Pauline McClellan Green. She is the oldest...
Clearfield, UTGephardt Daily

Multiple agencies respond to blaze in Clearfield’s Freeport Center

CLEARFIELD, Utah, June 17, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews from several area fire agencies responded to a blaze Thursday at a commercial structure in the Freeport Center. North Davis Fire District Chief Mark Becraft told Gephardt Daily that crews were dispatched at 12:52 p.m. to North Davis Cabinet and Design, 1651 S. 300 West, where an exterior hopper for sawdust collection was burning.