Following an unusually dry winter and weeks of warm weather, several inches of snow fell in Northern Utah's valleys by Monday morning, Feb. 19, 2018.
Around 20 family members and supporters gathered for a rally demanding justice for Marion Herrera in downtown Ogden on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Herrera died while in Weber County Jail in 2016. At the time, Herrera was going through heroin withdrawal and an autopsy report says she died of narcotics withdrawal and dehydration. Her family has filed a lawsuit against the county and is searching for answers regarding the circumstances that lead to her death.
January might not have brought much snow to the Ogden area, but it did bring plenty of winter sports and a few flying mountain goats. These are some of the best shots from the Standard-Examiner photojournalists last month.
Volunteers and homeless service providers surveyed the hidden corners of Ogden during the Point-in-Time Count at the end of January. The annual outreach is designed to give non-profits and government agencies a better idea of the needs of the homeless community.
High school swimmers from around Weber and Davis Counties competed in the 6A Region 1 Championships in Bountiful on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.
Helen Smith has lived a life surrounded by horses. As a teenager she broke wild mustangs in rural Nevada. As an adult, she ran a cowboy bar in Ogden. In between, she raised and raced horses around the West. But at the age of 90, Smith had gone two decades without being on a horse. That changed at the Scotsman Center in Mountain Green a few days ahead of her 91st birthday. Brookdale Senior Living, Hoofbeats to Healing and Wish of a Lifetime partnered up to get Smith a ride on Olivia, a therapy horse. Smith, who gets around with assistance in a wheelchair, was in good spirits as she was lifted onto her horse. She discussed her plans for stealing a horse, gave details on which cowboy she wanted to give her birthday spankings and tried to talk staff into taking her to a bar after leaving the arena. “I think I could get use to that,” said Smith after wrapping up her 15 minute ride around the arena.
Author, activist and professor Cornel West speaks to a sold-out crowd at the Weber State University's Browning Center on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. West visited Ogden as part of WSU's focus on increasing civility throughout the school year. West spoke about building community and combating prejudice, while also warning of the dangers the country could face if those challenges aren't addressed.