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WATCH: Colorado Moose Bangs Up a Mercedes-Benz Because Rutting Season is Frustrating

Last September, a viral video of a moose made the rounds online as the enormous animal went to town on someone’s Mercedes-Benz with its antlers. A young bull moose in Boulder County, Colorado took out its anger on the luxury sedan during rutting season. CBS Denver shared a short clip of the encounter with the perturbed animal. Viewers can see the huge beast scratching up the rear left side of the car near the tail light.
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Student-led organization protests the mandated vaccine at USU

On Aug. 23, the Federal Drug Administration officially approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, vaccine mandates have become widespread on many college campuses, including Utah State University. In a letter released on Aug. 27, to the students and faculty, President Noelle Cockett announced that vaccines would be required for...
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Moose struck, killed near Weber State University

A bull moose stands in a pond at Weber State University's campus in Ogden on Wednesday. The photo was taken before the moose ran off and was struck by a car on a nearby road. (Weber State University) — OGDEN — Utah wildlife biologists say the annual mating season likely factored in a young bull moose being struck and killed near Weber State University Wednesday night.
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UTA receives $78.3 million grant for new Ogden-WSU bus route

OGDEN. Utah (ABC4) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will award a $78.3 million grant for a new bus transit route connecting Ogden to Weber State University (WSU). The construction grant will fund a 5.3 mile Weber State Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Ogden. The...
Grand Island Independent

CHURCH NOTES: Noorlander appointed LDS stake president

Jared Noorlander of Grand Island has been named a new stake president by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in central Nebraska. Noorlander replaced Gene Carter of Norton, Kan., who had served as stake president since 2012. Some may remember Noorlander as a former bishop in Grand Island.

IN FOCUS Discussion: September’s COVID-19 update

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Vaccines dominated most of the COVID-19 headlines in September. The FDA awarded the first full COVID-19 vaccine approval to Pfizer. Pfizer then reported its vaccine is safe and effective in children ages 5 to 11. Just this week, a CDC advisory panel made a recommendation to allow booster shots to be administered to those living in long-term care facilities, people who are over the age of 65, and those who have underlying medical conditions. The director of CDC then overruled the decision to include frontline workers as well, such as teachers, daycare workers, grocery, and healthcare workers.
Salt Lake Tribune

No rain expected at University of Utah, BYU, USU, Weber State or SUU football games

Good news, football fans: There are five college games in Utah on Saturday, and the National Weather Service doesn’t expect a drop of rain to fall on any of them. In the Salt Lake City area, weekend temperatures will be rather pleasant, with highs forecast in the low to mid-80s through Tuesday. The next chance of rain is Tuesday night, when a cold front is expected, dropping temperatures to the mid-60s on Wednesday.

William E. (Bill) Loe

William E. (Bill) Loe died on September 19, 2021, at his home in Layton, Utah from congestive heart failure. Bill was born July 27, 1937, in Fargo, North Dakota the son of William A. and Nellie E. Loe. He moved to Utah in 1942, graduated from Davis High School, BS from Weber State University, and an MBA from the University of Utah. He served in the US Army, and the Utah and California National Guards. He retired from Hill Air Force Base after 34 years. He was an avid golfer.

Thousand-year-old artifacts coming to Loveland at Stone Age Fair

The Stone Age Fair, which Loveland has hosted since the 1940s, is this weekend at The Ranch. The fair is a celebration of archaeology and of native civilizations going back over 10,000 years, according to Loveland Archaeological Society President Andy Coca. For Loveland residents, the fair might be an unexpected...

Is ancient technology better than modern air conditioning?

The summer heat waves might be behind us, but don’t brush them off just yet. Temperatures are increasing (July 2021 was the hottest month on record), and we can expect it to keep getting hotter. How will we cope, besides cranking up the A/C?. People from Ancient Egypt to the...

Weber State campus gets visit from moose, animal meets tragic end

OGDEN — Caution: This is an animal story that ends on a sad note. A moose wandered onto the campus of Weber State University on Wednesday, initially wowing those who happened to see the large animal. But subsequent efforts to guide the animal off the campus into the nearby mountains failed, resulting in a tragic end.

Utah charity to honor Ogden High’s Erik Thompson at Weber State football game

The swell of support for Ogden High football coach Erik Thompson continues to build a greater following. Thompson, who was recently diagnosed with ALS, has had numerous organizations in Northern Utah provide support to him, his family and the Ogden High community through recent fundraisers and awareness events. Now, a...

Mary Jean Carruth Porlas

Mary returned home to her loving Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 23, 2021. She was born on January 26, 1939, to Blaine William and Marcella May Ford Carruth in Ogden, UT. She attended schools in Ogden and graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City, UT. After graduating from high school, she attended Cerritos College and Weber State University.

Take a look inside the book festival

In a world where technology dominates free time, the 24th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival encourages their participants to unplug and soak up the benefits of literature. The festival kicked off on Sept. 14 when internationally-renowned poet Forrest Gander shared his work with a live audience at Weber State University right outside of Elizabeth Hall.

Antibody treatment center opens to reduce hospitalizations; Utah confirms 1,724 new COVID cases

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine vials sit on a table at a vaccination clinic at the Shepherd Union Atrium at Weber State University in Ogden on Aug. 10. Utah health officials confirmed 1,724 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths Wednesday. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health announced Wednesday the launch of a new COVID-19 antibody treatment facility that officials hope will help prevent hospitalizations.

Remembering a Wildcat

Former men’s basketball coach Neil McCarthy passed away on Sept. 18, at age 81, according to a Weber State Athletics press release. McCarthy coached the ‘Cats for 11 seasons from 1975-85. In his decade in Ogden, McCarthy led Weber State to a 205–105 overall record and went 99–52 in Big Sky play. His win total is only behind the current men’s basketball head coach, Randy Rahe.