Weber State put on a Take Back the Night event at the Ogden Amphitheater, with protesters marching down 25th Street, on Friday, April 13, 2018. The goal was to spread the message about ending sexual, relationship and domestic violence.
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Community members gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Ogden on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
A farewell social was held for Weber State University president Charles Wight in Tracy Hall Science Center on Friday, April 13, 2018. Wight will take a new position as president of Salisbury University in Maryland on July 1.
April 4, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. The following photos are archived pages of the Ogden Standard-Examiner and photos taken during a memorial mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Ogden.
The Spring Creek Road Landslide started on Nov. 19, 2017. For more than four months, the Riverdale landslide has been growing. Several homes have been evacuated, tons of mud and debris have been washed away and geologists from the Utah Geological Survey expect the slide to continue expanding.
The First United Methodist Church in Marriott-Slaterville reenacted Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper” as part of its Easter Week services on March 29, 2018. Joining parishioners in playing the roles of apostles were friends and members of Community United Methodist Church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the dedication and open house dates for a temple located in Rome, Italy.
A free public open house will be held Jan. 28, 2019, through Feb. 16, 2019, excluding Sundays, according to a press release from the LDS Church.
The temple is located in northeast Rome near the Grande Raccordo Anulare and will be formally dedicated March 10, 2019 through March 17, 2019.
The LDS Church announced the Rome temple in October 2008. Construction began on the three-story, 40,000-square-foot building on Oct. 23, 2010. The temple will be part of a 15-acre religious and cultural center, according to the release, and it will serve 23,000 church members living in Italy.
When opera singer Ta’u Pupu’a performed at Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden, he was singing less than an hour from the house he grew up in.
But the trip to that stage involved countless miles with many twists and turns.
Pupu’a moved from Tonga to Utah as a child — the youngest of nine siblings.
Growing up, his life was filled with two things: football and music.
“My parents would always take us to church, and they would always sing in the choir,” Pupu’a said. “Music was always around the house and always around me.”
As a teenager, football took on a larger role. Pupu’a went to Weber State University on a football scholarship. After two years in Ogden, he was drafted to the NFL, but after playing for two teams and suffering multiple injuries, Pupu’a left football behind and moved to New York to pursue opera.
At first, this meant working as a restaurant host across the street from the Metropolitan Opera, but later it lead into studying at the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center.
Today, Pupu’a travels full time and performs from Iowa to San Francisco to Beijing.
In March 2018, Pupu’a returned to Utah for a one-night performances with Chamber Orchestra Ogden.
The national “March For Our Lives” protest demanding gun control included a rally in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Kids paint “art of the bird” themed masks during the after school art class Thursday, March 22, 2018, at The Local Artisan Collective in Ogden.
Once a month, hundreds of students from Fremont High School get to take their schoolwork to the farm as students in the animal science and agriculture biology classes move to the district’s agriculture education facility.
In early March, students practiced ultrasound scanning sheep, examining eggs and learning about chicken breeding.
Adults learn how to tap dance on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Backstage Performing Arts in Centerville.