Aaron Richardson is a traditional blacksmith in Ogden Valley. While his personal business is new, he works out of a blacksmith shop that first opened more than 120 years ago.
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Large earthquakes are uncommon around Utah, but they do occur. These are some of the stories of quakes in the Ogden area from the Standard-Examiner, and previous papers, from the past 130 years.
Princess Pageant contestants enjoy a night of recognition at the annual Princess Pageant Friday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Kaysville. Presentations including singing, cooking, and slideshows followed by the Little Wheelzz Princess Dance allowed young wheelchair-bound girls to motivate and inspire others with their unique messages.
In her own words By BENJAMIN ZACK • Standard-Examiner Staff Standard-Examiner photographer Benjamin Zack documented the lives of four women who stayed in The Ruth House over the course of several…
Evening settles over the Ruth House along Adams Ave. in Ogden on Sept. 14, 2017. The small house is run as a transitional home for women leaving incarceration and fighting…
In her own words Tiffany Bills By BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner staff Tiffany Bills comes from a family of addicts and says she started using drugs at 13. Her first stay in…
In her own words Stephanie Bryant By BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner staff Stephanie Bryant graduated The Ruth House in August after she spent several years self-medicated with drugs for mental health issues. …
In her own words Holli Van Tassell By BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner staff Holli Van Tassell, 34, entered The Ruth House program last April, hoping to overcome her alcohol and methamphetamine addictions….
In her own words Ramona Mata By BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner staff Ramona Mata’s journey into addiction began at 17, when she started abusing prescription pain medications and then moved on the…
In Central Ogden, there sits a small, unassuming home along Adams Avenue.
At any point, dozens of women from around Utah are trying to find a spot in one of the Ruth House’s five beds.
The women who enter through the front door are often coming from the worst times in their lives. They’re leaving jail, battling addiction and trying to rebuild broken families.
The founders of the Ruth House hope that a safe place to live and a strong network of support can help residents along the bumpy road to recovery.
“I really felt that maybe this could change my life,” said Stephanie Bryant who moved into the Ruth House in early 2017. “I knew that if I made it past the first three weeks of being out of jail, that there was a chance for me.”
Drum and dance instructor, Deja Mitchell, kicks off a week of workshops with mentor and visiting artist Sekou Soumah. The workshops were made possible by grants from Weber County Commission r.a.m.p (recreation arts museums and parks) and The Ogden School Foundation. Mitchell holds drum and dance classes weekly at the Eccles Community Art Center.
Whether it’s just for fun, to promote a cause or to spread positive vibes, the painted rock movement has become a phenomenon in the Ogden area thanks to 801 Rocks.
The Standard-Examiner asked its readers for photos of rocks they’ve found or painted for the 801 Rocks movement. The following is a collection of those photos.
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