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Weber County Residents Upset About Illegal Short-Term Rentals Popping Up

OGDEN, Utah – The Weber County Commission hosted a meeting for residents to voice their complaints about the growing number of unregulated short-term rentals in the area. About two dozen people were in the commission chambers Tuesday night, while another 100 residents joined the meeting via a video conference call. Resident Jack Jones told KSL, “My family has lived in Ogden Canyon for 22 years. This issue started sprouting a few years ago, but COVID has really brought the crowds.” Weber County researchers said hotel occupancy dropped 60% during April and May while short-term rentals saw an 18% increase in revenue and occupancy. Commissioners acknowledged that while some people who put up homes and guest houses for rent are compliant, others in Ogden Canyon are getti...
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New Hill AFB Commander Brings Experience In Diversity & Inclusion

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill Air Force Base has a new colonel in command of its 75th Air Base Wing, and she comes to Utah with a unique background in supporting diversity. Lt. Col. Jenise Carroll was sworn in as the new commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base last month. Carroll comes to Utah from the Pentagon, where she focused on diversity and inclusion.Welcome to Team Hill! ICYMI – The 75th Air Base Wing welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Hill Air Force Base July 23. Col. Jenise M. Carroll assumed command of the wing from Col. Jon A. Eberlan. https://t.co/s07NvVejdq — Hill Air Force Base (@HAFB) July 28, 2020And with the F-35 being a major part of our nation’s fleet, Carroll takes command at the 75th fighter...
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Utah actor and producer on addiction recovery

Thirteen years have passed since Utah actor and producer, Michael Birkeland, hit his “rock bottom” and now he’s using his past to help others start their own road to recovery. He recently joined the Project Recovery podcast to tell his story of substance abuse and how he was able to curb his addiction. From actor to addict Michael Birkeland, known for Phobic [2020], The Singles Ward [2002], and Everything You Want [2005], has an interesting relationship with comedy. While he is predominantly known in the LDS comedy world, his use of laughter and joy was often masking a very tumultuous past. “I completely hid behind comedy. I could not turn it off because I thought if I turn it off … They’ll see all of my imperfections if I’m not funny,” Birkeland described. Birkelan...
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Telescope That Discovered NEOWISE Comet Developed At USU

NORTH OGDEN, Utah – A space-based telescope built by Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory discovered the Comet NEOWISE, which has been one of the summer’s greatest spectacles because it can be seen with the naked eye. The comet was named after the USU spacecraft that discovered it in on March 27. A news release from the university said Comet NEOWISE was created 4.6 billion years ago. Once it disappears in the night sky, it will not be visible from earth for another 6,800 years. It is visible by the naked eye in Utah, and the view will only get better in the coming days. Next week, on July 22, NEOWISE will be its closest to earth at a mere-64 million miles away. The comet has been visible along the Wasatch Front just before dawn, due to surrounding mount...
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Utah Hospitals Warn COVID-19 Surge May Overwhelm Hospital Staff, Resources

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –  Officials with the Utah Hospital Association said hospital resources will be overwhelmed by the end of the month if the state continues to see COVID-19 cases at the current rate. Utah reported a single-day record 722 new virus cases and seven deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 201. A total of 24.8 percent of the total test results (2,911) reported for Wednesday came back positive. Greg Bell, president and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association, said while hospitals may not run out of ICU beds, they will experience shortages in medical personnel and technicians with proper training to treat COVID-19 patients. Bell pointed to what neighbors in Arizona are experiencing with a huge spike in cases, saying doctors there were beginning t...