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Priorities Someone once said, “You gotta do what you HAVE to do before you can do what you WANT to do. It’s called priorities.” A priority is simply something that is regarded as more important than another. As I have served as your mayor for the last twelve months, I have learned citizens have differing opinions on what’s impactful when it comes to keeping North Ogden a great place to live. Because the city has limited resources, we have not been able to act on every request we have received and, for that, I apologize. The lack of action on our part does not minimize the importance of your suggestion or request. It simply means we must prioritize the availability of our resources.

“I strongly believe the number one priority for government is and should always be the safety of its citizens.”

I strongly believe the number one priority for government is and should always be the safety of its citizens. North Ogden is experiencing substantial growth, and to continue to have a safe and secure community, it is time to plan for the future and address the inadequacies in our existing public safety building. During the next several months, the city council will consider the need to construct a new public safety facility. Discussions will include topics such as why the existing facility is inadequate, what needs to be included in a new facility, what the cost would be for constructing a new facility, timing of building a new facility, and how the city would pay for it.These discussions will take place in public meetings and in the spirit of total transparency. Notice of all public meetings is published on the city’s webpage, and you can obtain additional information on meetings by contacting the city office. I extend a personal invitation for you to participate in these meetings. It is anticipated citizens will have many questions. It is our intention to address them in a publication of a Frequently Asked Questions document. The city council has already received many questions that are being researched, and I encourage you to submit your questions and concerns via email to ccmm@nogden.org or call council members at the numbers listed in this publication (North Ogden Connection). Because attendance at the two scheduled public safety open houses/tours was minimal, a video of the facility has been made available to the public on YouTube. You can find the link to the video on the city web page. The police department would also be happy to schedule a personal tour if you would like to contact them directly. I believe providing a safe and conducive working environment for our officers is essential. To maintain the safety of our growing community, we need to retain and attract quality police officers. This is becoming very difficult in today’s environment. As the city grows we need the proper infrastructure, which includes a facility that can house an increased number of officers. In conclusion, the public safety building is a priority because it is something we HAVE to do and not what we just WANT to do. We need to hear from you! Mayor Berube February 2021 | northogdenconnection.com 3

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FEBRUARY The Connection Publishing Team Meet the people behind the pages of our magazines! What is your favorite winter activity or hobby?

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Employee of the Month Chief Dirk Quinney

Resident’s Question: How Does the City Establish Speed Limits and Traffic Controls? Answer: Some questions have come up recently asking if the city can install traffic signals, stop signs, or modify speed limits throughout the city. In general, the standard speed limit is 25 mph for all roads unless indicated otherwise. Most of the larger roadways are faster speeds, though occasionally some roads are still 25 mph. The reason the city is not able to install four-way stop signs at all intersections is that some individuals have actually won lawsuits against cities where they installed stop signs which were not warranted by the traffic numbers. I know that sounds weird, but the courts basically said traffic control, including speed limits, must follow a strict interpretation of the traffic codes, meaning cities lose discretion in installing/implementing fourway stops and speed limits. The ultimate decision is left to the Police Department as they apply the appropriate traffic criteria as handed down by the Utah State rules and laws. Changes are based upon studies of traffic movements and speeds. It is not that, the city doesn’t want to be responsive to concerns, we are simply required to follow state rules regarding traffic control. If you have questions about proper procedures, city code, building permits, community events, how-to's, or other city-related questions, please send an email to jcall@nogden.org.

Chief Dirk Quinney was hired by the North Ogden Police Department in February of 1996. He has served the community as an officer, detective, sergeant, and lieutenant. He was appointed as chief in 2018. Since 2018, he has led the department through some challenges with staffing and through the COVID crisis. He is efficient in providing the department with its needs while keeping the restraints of the budget in mind at all times. His degree in accounting has given him the knowledge to lead the department with not only his experience in law enforcement, but also with budgeting expertise. He is concerned about each and every employee, their families, and the community’s needs. Through this difficult time, he has worked hard to make sure that everyone is safe. With the recent concerns in communities and police departments, Chief Quinney has made sure that the department has the appropriate equipment and training to provide the community with the very best possible police support. North Ogden Police Department is fortunate to have Chief Dirk Quinney leading the department.

Go Paperless! North Ogden City is asking for your help in eliminating paper waste by electing to use paperless billing and not writing checks. We are so committed to lower the waste in the community, we offer two different ways to auto pay through us. First, you can complete this form: www.northogdencity.com/ sites/default/files/fileattachments/finance/page/1771/utility_ auto-pay_form.pdf and submit it with a voided check. We will withdraw on or near the 25th of each month. Second, you can visit www.xpressbillpay.com and sign up using a debit card, credit card, or checking/savings account.

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Dept. Each department solicited the employees in that department to donate supplies/cash so that they could be filled with some of the things that students may need to start the new school year. Each city department took those filled backpacks and additional supplies to an assigned school in North Ogden. A couple of days later, the business called and said that he had 200 more backpacks and that he had the supplies for them. They were picked up, and the Tri-City Youth Court members put the supplies in the backpacks and got them ready to deliver. On August 21st, the backpacks were delivered to the schools. The Cherry on Top goes to the North Ogden City Employees and the Tri-City Youth Court for being so giving and caring of the students and schools in North Ogden.

The Cherry on Top In late August, a business in North Ogden (the story on them will be coming soon) donated 65 backpacks to the city. Those backpacks were divided between the Police Dept., Public Works Dept., Parks and Recreation Dept., and the Administration


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What is Weber Communities That Care? Interview with Susannah Burt, Weber CTC Community Board Chair What is the Weber Communities That Care? What do they do? Weber Communities that Care Coalition is a combined effort between Harrisville, Ogden Valley, North Ogden, and Pleasant View. The coalition focuses on the communities that feed into Weber High School. It is all about prevention--prevention of mental health crises, prevention of substance use disorder, and improving our communities. Our vision is that the Weber Communities That Care Coalition is a caring community that harnesses resources to support all youth by engaging families, schools, and the community through education and connectedness. Weber CTC just elected you as their chairperson. What are your roles as chair of Weber CTC? My role as Chair of the Community Board is to support the workgroups and the efforts of the community board. The coalition came up with a plan to help the community, and I intend to support the implementation of it. I also work closely with the coalition coordinator to ensure we are on track with our plan. We also work to keep our key leaders (stakeholders) informed and support them.  Tell us why you got involved in Weber CTC? I got involved because I love this community. We’ve seen loss and tragedy over the last five years. What better way to show a community love than to get involved? I have my own kids, and I love seeing other community members be positive influences on them and vice versa. It helps that I have a degree in Health Promotion and love prevention! Susannah Burt and family

“I got involved because I love this community. We’ve seen loss and tragedy over the last five years. What better way to show a community love than to get involved?”

Who else can join Weber CTC? How can anyone else get involved? ANYONE can be involved! We have a great setup and lots of opportunities with varying degrees of time needed. This group is all about prevention - and that really is everyone’s responsibility.

For questions or to volunteer, contact Coordinator Rachelle Krohn at rachellek@weberhs.org Check us out on Facebook or Instagram @WeberCTC

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Police Department Retiree-Dave Orme Dave Orme retired from North Ogden Police Department after more than 21 years of service to our city. He spent most of his time in the traffic division, bike patrol, and patrol. He is a very hard worker. Dave was the “go-to guy” whenever we had a traffic violation question that we couldn’t find the answer to.  He has a knack for researching and finding the answers.  The knowledge he possesses will be missed by so many, and it’s unfortunate that the younger officers will never get a chance to learn from him.  We tell new officers and citizens that it’s incredible that no one knows the name of our number one traffic enforcer, and this is because of his professionalism. The dedicated service he gave to North


Ogden City cannot be measured. He has four children, two daughters in-laws, two sons in-laws, and 12 grandchildren.  His hobbies are golfing, biking, bowling, being with family, and most importantly, playing with his grandkids. You’ll always find him out playing catch, kicking a soccer ball, or riding bikes with the grandkids. He is their biggest fan and tries to make it to all of their games. He is a wonderful father and grandfather whose example has shown us how to work hard, be kind, and take pride in what we do, no matter what the job is. We wish Dave Orme the very best in his retirement. He will be missed.

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Questions regarding flood zones should be directed to Lorin Gardner, City Engineer, at 801-782-8111. FEMA flood maps are available for your review at the city offices. We also have elevation certificates.

Mayor: Neal Berube: 801-686-0688 nberube@nogden.org

Questions, comments, accolades? Go to www.northogdencity.com/i-want-to/contact-us or see community contacts, right, for information.

City Council Meetings The Mayor and Council welcome your input and attendance at the council meetings held the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, starting at 6 p.m. Work sessions are held as needed on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Check www.northogdencity.com for changes.

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Council Members: Cheryl Stoker: 801-782-9302 cstoker@nogden.org Phillip Swanson: 801-940-2111 pswanson@nogden.org Charlotte Ekstrom: 801-920-6987 cekstrom@nogden.org Blake Cevering: 801-549-8202 bcevering@nogden.org Ryan Barker: 801-814-4306 rbarker@nogden.org City Hall: 801-782-7211 Planning:  

801-737-2215 Rob Scott - rscott@nogden.org

City Recorder: 801-737-9830 Katie Gerard-Nelson - recorder@nogden.org Building:  

801-737-9831 Bruce Higley - bhigley@nogden.org

Police: Business 801-782-7219               Dispatch 801-629-8221               Emergency 911 Chief Dirk Quinney dquinney@nogden.org Paul Rhoades - prhoades@nogden.org Public Works: 801-782-8111 David Espinoza - despinoza@nogden.org Shelly Robison - srobison@nogden.org Parks & Recreation: 801-737-0587 Tiffany Staheli - tstaheli@nogden.org Becca Godfrey - bgodfrey@nogden.org Jesse Felter - jfelter@nogden.org Justin Rasmussen - jrasmussen@nogden.org Nik Brown - n.brown@nogden.org City Manager/ City Attorney: Jon Call - jcall@nogden.org 801-737-9846 Senior Center: Zella Richards - 801-782-6211

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February Calendar of Events NORTH VIEW SENIOR CENTER Take-out lunches available at the North View Senior Center for Seniors 60+. Call Zella (801) 782-6211 to order the day before or on a Friday for Monday’s lunch. $3 suggested donation. Mon - Fri 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

LIBRARY EVENTS Feb 1 - 28: Bookmarks, ages 5-18. Visit the Library during February to create your own bookmark to give as a gift or keep for yourself. All supplies provided. Zoom Programs Wednesdays and Thursdays: Dungeons & Dragons, ages 12-18. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Register: 801-337-2660 Feb 9: Continuous Line Drawing, ages 16 and older @ 1 p.m. Learn the basics about drawing, painting, and creating. Explore an emerging art technique that uses one continuous line to capture the essence of the subject. This program will be held via Zoom; a computer and an email address are required. Register at 801-337-2691 Feb 9: Teen Thing: Harry Potter Trivia, ages 12-18 @ 7 p.m. Register at 801337-2639. Calling all witches and wizards! Put your smarts to the test and join us for a night of Kahoot Harry Potter trivia. A computer and an email address are required. Feb 10: Teen Drawing @ 4 p.m. Register at 801- 337-2639. Ages 12-18. Learn illustration fundamentals that will boost your skills to the next level. This program will be held via Zoom; a computer and an email address are required. Feb 11: Archives for Writers @ 1 p.m. Register at 801-337-2691. Ages 18 and older. Local history archives are a treasure trove for writers. Whether you’re looking for the seed of a new story or extra texture for a historical work-in-progress, you’ll find so much to explore in Utah’s best online archives. Feb 25: Ogden Memories @ 1 p.m. Register at 801-337-2691. All ages. Are you interested in local history? Do you have fun memories of bygone days


in Ogden? Attend this Zoom meet-up to swap and share stories of Ogden’s fabulous history. Zoom Book Discussions All book discussions will be held via Zoom. Limited free copies of the book will be available at noted locations; ask your librarian how to sign up or register online: www.weberpl.lib.ut.us/discover/ grown-ups-corner/ Feb 9: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca @ 7 p.m. This is the extraordinary story of one woman who trailblazed her way through a society that had no female lawyers or detectives by solving famous cold cases and scores of ongoing cases that no one else would touch. Mrs. Grace Humiston became the first female U.S. District Attorney and was so successful that it changed the way crimes against women were investigated and earned her the nickname Mrs. Sherlock Holmes. This suspenseful and inspiring true crime tale poses the question: how did one of history’s most groundbreaking women go from famous to nearly forgotten?

SCHOOL EVENTS Weber High School Feb 2: Wrestling 6A @ Westlake High | Drill State @ UVU 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Girls Basketball @ Northridge 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.| Boys Basketball @ Weber 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Feb 3: Community Council Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Feb 5-6: 3P Cheer Competition | Choir, Band, Orchestra - Utah Music Educator’s Conference3 @ Dixie State | Wrestling 6A @ Syracuse Feb 5: Debate Competition 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Girls Basketball @ Weber 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. | Boys Basketball @ Syracuse 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Feb 6: ACT Test | Drill State @ UVU | Debate Competition 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb 8: Higher Ed Day 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Feb 9: Girls Basketball @ Layton | Boys Basketball @ Weber Feb 12: No School | Debate Competition | Girls Basketball @ Weber | Boys

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Basketball @ Roy Feb 13: Wrestling JV State @ Alta Feb 15: President’s Day - No School Feb 16: Girls Basketball @ Weber 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. | Boys Basketball @ Fremont 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Feb 17 - 18: Wrestling 6A State Championship @ UVU Feb 18: Girls Basketball @ Clearfield 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. | Boys Basketball @ Weber 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Feb 19 - 20: Swimming 6A State Championships @ BYU 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Debate Competition 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Feb 22: Theatre - Urinetown 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Feb 24: Parent Teacher Conference 1 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Feb 25 - 26: Urinetown the Musical 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Feb 27: Debate Competition 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Debate Competition | Urinetown the Musical Matinee 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. North Ogden Jr. Feb 2: Boys Basketball @ Orion 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Feb 5: Boys Basketball Playoffs 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Feb 10: Boys Basketball Championship Feb 12: Comp Day - No School Feb 15: President’s Day - No School Feb 24: Parent Teacher Conferences Feb 26: Girls Basketball @ NOJH 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Orion Jr. Feb 2: Boys Basketball @ Orion 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Feb 5: Boys Basketball Playoff Game 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Feb 8: Girls Basketball Tryouts 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Feb 10: Boys Basketball Championship Game 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Feb 12: No School Feb 15: President’s Day - No School Feb 23: Girls Basketball @ Wahlquist 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Feb 24: Parent Teacher Conference 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Feb 26: Girls Basketball @ Orion 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Maria Montessori Academy Feb 10 - 12: Early Out Feb 15: President’s Day - No School Lomond View Elementary Feb 3 - 4: Parent Teacher Conferences / Early Dismiss Feb 12: No School Feb 15: President’s Day - No School

FUN THINGS TO DO Feb 3: Virtual Event Chang-rae Lee Discusses her new book, My Year Abroad @ the Barnes and Noble Facebook page 7 p.m. Feb 3, 10, 17, 24: Winter Time Only’s @ Golden Spike Arena 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Feb 6: Wasatch Audubon - Ponds Field Trip @ 8 a.m. Meet at large parking lot by Wendy’s in Roy, 1900 W 5600 S, at 8:00 am. We will visit the following ponds: Meadows, Clinton, Jensen, the Resting Pond at Farmington Bay and Kaysville Ponds. Bring lunch. Dan Johnston (801) 645-8633| Intro to Backcountry Touring @ 238 25th street Ogden 6:30 p.m. This program is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of ski touring, from how to use your skins, appropriate skin track, kick turns, and avalanche awareness. Pre-registration required www.weber.edu/outdoor/intro_ backcountry_touring.html | Chariot Races

Bates Elementary Feb 3 - 5: Parent Teacher Conferences / Early Out Feb 12: No School Feb 15: President’s Day - No School North Ogden Elementary Feb 3 - 5: Parent Teacher Conferences / Early Out Feb 15: President’s Day - No School Feb 26: Early Out Majestic Elementary Feb 3 - 5: Parent Teacher Conferences / Early Out Feb 12: No School Feb 15: President’s Day - No School Green Acres Elementary Feb 3 - 5: Parent Teacher Conferences / Early Out

@ Golden Spike Event Center 12 p.m. Feb 10: Jazz at the Station @ The Ogden Union Station 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free! Feb 15: Presidents Day Camp @ My Gym Children’s Fitness Center 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kids will enjoy non-stop action playing the all-time favorite My Gym games, relays, obstacle courses, gymnastics, etc. Feb 26: Bully Dog Show @ Golden Spike Event Center 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. American Bull Dog show

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Elevator of Love: The Staker’s Story BY JENNY GOLDSBERRY


t 80 years old, Max Staker has been married to his wife, Connie Rawson Staker, for 60 years. If you ask him, though, he’ll tell you: “At this point, we’ve been married forever.” As far as Max can remember, the Stakers have lived in North Ogden for two generations before him. Weber County started a kindergarten when he was of kindergarten age, but his family opted to wait until first grade to enroll him in school. He hauled hay with a team of horses from the time he was a young child. At the time, his family used the same old hay wagon that came over with the pioneers. Today, he still has a couple of the 200-year-old wagon wheels in his backyard. In his free time, Max did not go into town much. “Our time was spent on the farm doing farm work,” he said. Connie was an elevator operator at Pennys, now called JC Pennys, in Ogden. Back in her day, elevators were driven much like trains; one was never alone when riding an elevator because the operator was there to drive it to where they wanted to go. It was light work, and Connie was likely paid something like $35 a month. This job went away right around the same time minimum wage laws were established. In the 1920s, a case against the minimum wage came before the U.S. Supreme Court. A woman who was also an elevator operator just about Connie’s age testified to the court that her work could not afford to pay her minimum wage, but she’d rather keep the job at a lower pay than find a new one. Her testimony helped win the case against minimum wage then, but eventually, state after state adopted them anyway. Now, it has become significantly cheaper to automate elevators than to hire operators to be there all hours of the day. Luckily for Connie, she worked just before the minimum wage affected her job, and it was a great job. It was in this elevator that she met her husband. When they met, Max was still a student at Weber High School. Before going to high school, he had little reason to ever go into town other than the occasional grocery store run. Now, as a high school student, he got to know the city better. He would walk eight or 10 blocks to visit Pennys. Connie was just a year older and at her first job out of high school. On Halloween, he walked to the store for some fishing


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Max and Connie have been married 60 years.

Max and Connie met on an elevator in Penny’s, where she was the elevator operator, and started dating after. gear, hoping to see his neighbor who also worked as an elevator operator, so that he could hitch a ride back home. Instead, he saw Connie, who he thought was beautiful as soon as he saw her. His neighbor still gave him a ride home with Connie also in the car. They started dating soon after. “I didn’t really work there that long,” Connie said. “So, if he had come another year, I would have never met him.” Together, they always lived in the same house. Max built the house the year before they got married. Throughout their marriage, they’ve never had a rent or mortgage payment. In 1960, a house around 1,500 square feet cost about $30,000, according to the U.S. Census.

Right: the house Max built the year before he and Connie got married

The two participated in many fundraisers to build various buildings in the area. They remember donating to see church chapels built, and even the Ogden temple. Those of the LDS faith in the Ogden area could only be married in the Salt Lake Temple until that point. “We never thought we’d see the day that we’d get a temple in Ogden,” Max said. In 1956, a tabernacle was built in downtown Ogden, and there were only 13 temples worldwide. Max remembers that, in order to graduate primary, he had to memorize all 13. Finally, over 10 years after the tabernacle was built, a temple was announced in Ogden. It was built on a nineacre plot alongside the tabernacle and was finished in 1969. Although the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum and the Miles Goodyear Cabin were also on the same plot of land, they were both transported to new permanent locations. The Stakers got to see the finished temple, but David O. McKay, president of

the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, did not live to see the day. Max and Connie were able to be ordinance workers in the temple as well. While they were married in the Salt Lake Temple themselves, they were able to perpetuate the marriages of many more North Ogden locals.

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Students of the Month Stryker Rashid

Marycarmen Manzani

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Orion Jr. High School

Stryker is a junior at Weber High School. He has been a member of the football and basketball teams since his freshman year! His favorite thing about Weber High school are his coaches and teammates. He says he has built so many lifelong relationships with a ton of teammates, and he looks up to all of his coaches; they have helped him become the young man he is today. Stryker is dedicated and hardworking. After being at school all day, he has sports practice and then goes to training. Once all of that is finished, he does his homework. His plans after high school are to play a college sport and possibly pursue a career in Interior Design. Stryker is a genuine and kind young man, and we are lucky to have him as a Weber High Warrior!

Marycarmen is a 9th grader at Orion Jr. High. She works hard in school to be successful and has had a high GPA throughout junior high. Marycarmen has a goal to attend Columbia University in New York and wants to be a nurse. Her favorite subject in school is math, because it’s different than all of the other subjects and she enjoys working with numbers. Marycarmen is a proud Venezuelan and speaks Spanish fluently. Marycarmen is kind, helpful, funny, and brings joy to those around her. She is a bright star, and we are excited to recognize her hard work and fun personality. Congratulations, Marycarmen!

Jannessa Reyna Agabo Maria Montessori Academy Jannessa communicates well with students, teachers, and community members. She works hard to stay on top of her assignments and does her work to the best of her ability. She is able to articulate her thoughts and ideas clearly in class and helps other students understand in a way that makes sense to them. Jennessa advocates for her own learning and is happy to help others. Jennessa has a large capacity for empathy, which makes her a patient and caring friend. She involves everyone and doesn’t exclude or create cliques. She treats others with respect, regardless of their age, and is naturally gifted at working with younger students. She is also a wonderful big sister to her younger siblings. Jennessa shows integrity in her schoolwork and in her friendships. She is honest and goes above and beyond in her work, regardless of if she’s working from home, alone at school, or in groups. We are lucky to have Jennessa be a part of our Montessori community!

Luke Church North Ogden Junior High Luke Church has been nominated for student of the month for several reasons. First, he exemplifies everything one thinks of when thinking of a good student. Luke is always focused and on task as well as purposeful and hard working. These behaviors have ensured that Luke will have success. Daily, he pushes himself to fulfill his potential and to achieve high goals. In addition, Luke is friendly, well behaved, and respectful of peers and teachers. Additionally, he seems to exhibit a level of maturity far beyond his years. This is reflected in his ability to be responsible and to follow through on all tasks that he endeavors. One thing most loved about Luke, though, is his energy and enthusiasm for his work. One never hears him whine or complain, and he always seems eager to dive right in and to do quality work. The product of this work ethic easily shows through in the exemplary quality of his work. He is often the first to get started and the last to leave his desk for the day. Luke will no doubt always be a tremendous asset to any teacher or future employer. Congratulations, Luke, and keep up the good work! You’re awesome!

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It’s Time to Snowshoe! Beginners Guide to Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing Safety Tips:


Frequently Asked Questions Q: What should I wear? A: The first mistake most people make is to dress too warmly. Snowshoeing is pretty hard if you’re going uphill, and you will work up a sweat. Dress in layers so you can adjust. Remember, the weather can change. If it gets windy, it will feel much colder. Don’t forget your gaiters. They will keep the snow from filling up your boots. Q: Do I need to have poles? A: They help with balance for beginners, and they also allow you to use more of your muscles to climb. But, if you don’t have them or don’t like to use them, you’ll be fine without poles. Q: What kind of terrain can I walk on in snowshoes? A: Almost any type. That’s the joy of snowshoes. Areas with lots of brush or uneven rocks under the snow are more difficult to walk in.

Always dress for the weather, carry emergency clothes and supplies, drink plenty of water, and carry extra food. Be aware that if you climb up onto a ridge, it will very likely be much colder and windier than the rest of your route. Use the buddy-system and keep an eye on your friends. Watch for changes in the weather. It can be dangerous if visibility is suddenly reduced. Don’t get lost. Keep an eye on your location. Always make sure you have a safe route back to your car.

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By Attorney Garrett T. Smith

Taking a fire prevention approach is a great gift to your heirs.

o you ever feel like you have no control over your own life or that things are happening so quickly and so often that you can’t keep up? These questions have been on my mind lately as I have been trying to manage my time in a way that allows me to keep up with work while still carving out quality time to spend with my family. My thoughts recently culminated in the following question: Do I want to be in firefighting or fire prevention? In Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the very first habit is “Be Proactive” – this is the concept of taking control of your life and acting as an agent rather than reacting as an object. In other words, you are acting rather than being acted upon. Firefighting is a reactive mentality. When I am in this frame of mind, I tend to ignore potential problems until they figuratively start burning. Conversely, fire prevention falls into the realm of proactivity and involves seeking for ways to avoid or prepare for crises. Fire prevention requires greater discipline and planning, because you have to give attention to aspects of life that are not currently burning. The benefit of understanding true principles is that they can be applied to any scenario, including parenting. After finishing law school, we lived in a temporary rental property. The landlord had not engaged in fire prevention with regard to mouse activity, and we were thrust into the firefight. Trying to address the problem, we laid


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out sticky traps around the kitchen. We had a crawling toddler at the time who put his hand on a trap. It was messy to clean, and my wife asked that we all help to keep it from happening again. After work one day, I was reading something on my phone rather than actively engaging with my kids. Although I heard the “warning” sounds of the crawler fussing, I did not engage until he was crying. My older child was laying on top of the baby, and I reacted angrily. Pretty soon, I had two crying children, but I felt justified in my reaction. As things settled down, my older child explained the intent of his efforts was to stop the baby from touching the sticky traps. I would have handled the situation much differently had I acted proactively. When it comes to estate planning, many people take the firefighter approach. Unfortunately, after someone passes away or becomes incapacitated, this approach usually ends up in court with greater expenses of time and money. Taking a fire prevention approach is a great gift to your heirs. I am hosting educational estate planning webinars on February 4th, at 6:00 p.m. and February 9th, at 1:00 p.m. You can register for either webinar at www.integralaw.net.


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FROM THE PUBLISHER 2020 was simultaneously an eventful and equally uneventful year. It seemed like we all stayed home and watched while the world around us was in chaos, and most of us are probably glad it is now in the rearview mirror. At Connection Publishing, 2020 was equally rewarding and challenging. We saw dear friends struggle and some even close their businesses, while others thrived and couldn’t keep inventory in place. We sincerely hope each of you continue to make the effort to shop local and support local. We are proud to be a publication where local businesses and brands are able to make themselves better known to you, our readers. As you turn the pages of these magazines each month, we hope you will choose to support our advertisers as they make this magazine possible. 2020 also marks the year that we started a new tradition for the magazine with our Favorites Readers’ Poll. Thank you to all of you who voted and made your voice heard. We wanted to hear what your favorite businesses and services in the community were this past year, and you answered the call; this special results issue is the product of your votes. One of the challenges of a Readers’ Choice Poll is finding a balance between having too many categories and not covering something important to the community. If you see something we missed, please let us know, and we can add it next year. That being said, one readers’ poll we researched before we launched our own had over 250 categories with some odd ones like “best public bathroom,” which is nice if you are in a bind with a newly potty-trained two-year-old, but maybe not something everyone would vote on. We made our initial list and then narrowed it down as best we could to have as much impact as possible. After the votes were tallied, we even knocked a few more off the list because they didn’t get enough overall votes. We also made sure to Google every business to ensure we found the correct company and spelling. With fill-in-the-blank voting like we had, it can sometimes be difficult to know for sure what someone is referring to when they might have it spelled incorrectly. We think we found everyone, though, and the results are listed in this special section. Each category you will see in the following pages is listed with 1st-place winners and runners up, with winners listed in bold and runners up listed below. In some cases, there was even a tie. It is a great accomplishment to make it on the list. People voted their mind anonymously and had to type in the name of the business for it to receive a vote. We would like to extend a congratulations to everyone on the list. Well done for being a business that your customers are willing to vote for. Keep up the good work, and we look forward to seeing you in next year’s Favorites Poll.

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The Favorites Winners! Thank you for voting in our first Readers’ Favorites Polls.


Family Fun Center

Repair Shop

Get Air

Shadetree Automotive Frank’s Auto, Inc.

1. Toad’s Fun Zone

Movie Theater

Body Shop

1. Walker Cinemas

1. Anderson Auto Body & Paint

Megaplex Theatres at the Junction Cinemark Tinsletown

Live Theater/Entertainment Venue


1. The Escape Pod

Tire Store

Ogden Eccles Conference Center Peery’s Egyptian Theater

Discount Tire

Stegen’s Auto Body

1. Big O Tires

New Car Dealership

Car Wash

Ken Garff Honda Tony Divino Toyota John Watson Chevrolet

Quick & Clean Car Wash Quick Quack Car Wash

1. Larry H Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram


1. A.B. Hadley, Inc.

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The Favorites Winners! Thank you for voting in our first Readers’ Favorites Polls.


Real Estate Agent

1. Blake Cevering (Blake Cevering Realty Group)

Nail Salon

1. Artistic Hair Jumy Nails Toes in the Sand Tanning & Beauty Salon

Spa/Medical Spa/Massage 1. Advanced Electrolysis & Med Spa

Hair Salon

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Credit Union/ Bank

Prairies Schooner Steakhouse Longhorn Steakhouse

1. America First Bank of Utah Wasatch Peaks Golden West

Mexican Food 1. Javier’s Cafe Rio El Matador The Sonora Grill

Tax Advisor

1. My Tax Expert Jennifer Brown


Kristy Pack

1. Pizza Man

Health Insurance

Ogden Pizzeria Pizza Pie Cafe

Krispy Kreme

1. Switch Insurance

Coffee Shop

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1. Scooters Coffee Starbucks Beans and Brews


Steak House


1. Texas Roadhouse 1. Timbermine Steakhouse

1. Lee’s

Maddox Ranch House

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The Favorites Winners!


The Favorites Winners! Thank you for voting in our first Readers’ Favorites Polls.


1. Kirt’s Drive-In Wendy’s McDonald’s In-N-Out Burger


1. McDonald’s Kirt’s Drive-In Wendy’s


1. Lost Texan BBQ Smokey’s BBQ and Grill Goodwood BBQ


1. Jeremiah’s Restaurant Stagecoach Family Restaurant Black Bear Diner Denny's


1. Andy's Club 1. Chic-fil-A


1. Roosters B Street Brewery Hug Hes Zucchini Chili’s


1. Hug-Hes Cafe Cafe Rio


1. Hug-Hes Cafe Zhang’s Chinese Kitchen Andy's Club

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Northern Ice Zeppe’s Italian Ice

Asian/ Sushi

1. Zhang’s Chinese Kitchen Watami Sushi Bistro Tona sushi Bar and Grill


1. Hug-Hes Cafe Cafe Zupa’s Cafe Rio


1. Olive Garden 1. “Rovali’s Ristorante Italiano

Soda Pop Stand 1. FiiZ Drinks


Twisted Sugar

1. Circle of Life Women’s Center



1. Pizza Pie Cafe Golden Corral Sizzler

HEALTH Pharmacy

1. North Ogden Smith’s Walgreens Lee's Marketplace Mountain View Health Mart Pharmacy

1. Dr Judd Barclay/ North View Dental 1. Collman Wangsgard Dental 1. Mountain View Dental Ben Lomond Dental Cobble Creek Dental Capener & Matthews Dental Mountain Springs Dental




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The Favorites Winners!


The Favorites Winners! Thank you for voting in our first Readers’ Favorites Polls.

Holistic Health Provider

1. Natural Health and Spine Regeneration Health

Health Store

1. Natural Health and Spine Good Earth Natural Foods


1. Dr. Allred at Specialists in Orthodontics Broadbent Orthodontics Dr. Oliverson at Specialists in Orthodontics


1. Intermountain McKay Dee Ogden Regional Medical Center

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Physical Therapy

1. Dorian Wood-Ogden Clinic 1. Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine


1. Allan Millet - Natural Health & Spine Justin Stevenson - Weber Spine and Joint Simply Wellness Chiropractic

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1. Farr's Jewelry and Cameras

Golf Course 1. The Barn Golf Course Remuda Golf Course and Driving Range

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The Favorites Winners! Thank you for voting in our first Readers’ Favorites Polls.

Sports/ Hunting/ Fishing Store 1. Smith & Edwards Cabela's

Ski Resort

1. Snowbasin

Martial Arts Studio

1. Jam Jer-Do Martial Arts Foley's MMA

Nordic Valley

HOME & GARDEN Appliance Store

Bike Shop Running Shoe Store

The Bike Shoppe Swift Fix Mobile Bike Shop

1. Skyline Cycle

1. Striders

1. Boyle Appliance and Mattress Center

Furniture Store

Utah Running Shop

1. RC Willey

Sewing/ Fabric/Craft/ Art


1. Bertha & Beulah’s

Garden Center/ Nursery

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1. Lomond View Nursery J&J Nursery Jerry's Nursery

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Carpet and Flooring

Lowes Valley Nursery Willard Bay Gardens

1. Cotton & Timber R-n-R Carpet Center D&J Carpet


1. Total Home Service of Utah

Wedding Venue

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1. Cold Springs Trout Farm


1. 212 Degree Radiant Rentmeister Total Homes Service Mike Bachman Plumbing

Cleaning Service 1. Got Dirt

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The Favorites Winners! Thank you for voting in our first Readers’ Favorites Polls.


1. Lindquist Mortuaries/ Cemeteries Meyer's Mortuary & Cremation Services Provident Funeral Home

Door and Window Replacement

1. RMK Windows & Blinds 1. Valley Glass

1. Rands Roofing American Prestige


1. Warnes Construction


1. R-n-R Carpet Center

Dry Cleaning

1. Red Hanger Cleaners

Pest Control

1. Peak Pest Control Charity Pest Control Hawkx Orkin Pest Control United Pest Service


1. Bear Creek Roofing


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Charter School 1. NUAMES

Vet Hospital

Quest Academy Maria Montessori

1. North Ogden Animal Hospital

Pre School

Coldwater Animal Hospital Farr West Animal Hospital Ogden Animal Hospital

1. Tractors and Tiaras Jump 4 Joy Preschool Smarty Pants Preschool Sunshine Preschool


Grocery Store 1. Smith’s

Lee's Kent’s Walmart Winco

Jewelry Store

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The Favorites Winners!

To everyone who voted in our first annual readers’ poll! YOU’RE THE BEST! We appreciate you supporting our local businesses!

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1 pound of shrimp, preferably 26/30 (large, raw, peeled, tail-on) One lemon 1 tbl black pepper 1 tbl salt 2 tbl minced garlic 1 tsp chili flakes (optional) Put rinsed shrimp in a bowl, cut lemon in half and squeeze juice into the bowl. Add salt, pepper, garlic, and chili flakes.

Mix everything together and then lay the mixture in a cast iron skillet. Place the skillet in the smoker at 225 degrees (in the oven at 250 or a on a grill on low heat) and cook until the shrimp barely start to turn pink. Pour in 2 tbl of cooking wine (I use Mirin) and 8 tbl (one cube) of butter, sliced into chunks. Keep on cooking until the shrimp are done, usually 15-20 more minutes. The shrimp will be a uniform pink. Garnish with a bit of chopped parsley, or my favorite, cilantro. It’s fun to just bring the skillet in and serve it right out of that!

Easy Baked Herb Salmon BY KRISTINA CASE

1 1/2 lb piece of fresh (not frozen) salmon cut into 3-4 equal sections 2 tbl butter, melted 1 tbl olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbl fresh lemon juice Fresh lemon slices 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 tbl fresh parsley, chopped and divided 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat® liner. Arrange salmon, skin side down. Letting the salmon come to room temperature before baking will make it cook more evenly. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, chopped thyme, and ½ tablespoon chopped parsley. Spread butter mixture over top of salmon. Bake for 15-20 minutes- just until salmon is cooked and flaky. Remove from oven and serve with slices of lemon on top of each section and sprinkle with remaining fresh parsley.

SALMON BUYING TIPS Although May & June are the months you’ll see more salmon in grocery stores because that’s when its caught fresh, stores carry salmon all year round. I buy it at the butcher’s counter rather than the freezer. You might pay a little more, but it’s worth the flavor. My favorites are King which is rich and high in fat or Sockeye, a leaner, bright red flesh that has great flavor. If you prefer a milder flavor, go with Coho or Atlantic.

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A fun and unique dinner, albeit quite easy, is to do a shrimp boil. All you need to get started is a large pot to boil water and lots of stuff to add to it. This dinner can be a real crowd pleaser too. My favorite part of this meal is dumping the fresh, steaming pot out on the table in front of the guests and watching as everyone digs in! (This method may not be COVID friendly). Also commonly called a Low-Country Boil, there are plenty of recipes and tips online. The more you make it, the more successful you’ll be, and you can experiment with different ingredients. I started doing boils about 16 yrs ago after I was taught by my brother, who was taught by his neighbor. They did it regularly as neighbors and friends. We have done this for our family many times, and I have done it for church groups for 12 years in a row until COVID put the tradition on a temporary hiatus. I ended up buying a couple of 80-quart pots and strainer baskets, but we did it for years with our multiple kitchen pots and slotted spoons. If you have big pots, you can use a propane cooker outside or just do it on your kitchen stove with your pots. We have done it for as few as three to four people and for groups of 150.

The process is very basic: 1. Get a pot and boil salted water. Fill the pot a little less than half-way full. Careful not to overfill so you don’t overflow the pot once you add the ingredients. 2. Add the ingredients and seasoning in order of longest cook time to shortest: potatoes and carrots first, with shrimp last.

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Get the pot of water to a good rolling boil before you add any food. Bring the water back to a rolling boil as quickly as you can after adding each food. Drain the water very thoroughly before dumping the pot out on the table. There is always more water with the food than you think there is. Only use 4-6 carrots per person. Shrimp and Sausage will be most popular. Have at least 1/2 pound of protein per person. Use wax or poly lined freezer paper as your tablecloth. It makes for easy clean up. Use raw shrimp. • Pre-cooked shrimp almost always ends up shriveled and tough. • Once the shrimp has turned white, it is cooked. Don’t overcook shrimp. • Thaw the shrimp prior to cooking. Frozen shrimp cools the boiling water a lot. Use precooked sausage. Have some seasonings and hot sauce to put on the food as you eat (Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning is my favorite). Use plenty of crab boil seasoning. I like Zatarain’s; it’s cheap and readily available at most grocery stores.

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Shrimp, 2-3 minutes

Smoked Sausage/kielbasa (precooked) 2-3 minutes just to warm through

Potato – Small works best 10-12 minutes

Corn on the cob 6-8 minutes

Fresh (peeled) garlic cloves or whole bulbs 6-8 minutes

Baby Carrot 10-12 minutes

Onion 8-10 minutes

String Beans 4-6 minutes

Mushroom 3-5 minutes

Cabbage 6-8 minutes

Brussel Sprout 6-8 minutes

Zuccchini 4-6 minutes

Asparagus 3-5 minutes


This recipe works well for 6-8 good-sized Kokanee Salmon. Fillet and debone the fish. Leave the skin on. Cut each fillet in 2-4 pieces, depending on what size you want. You can adjust the recipe proportions up or down, depending on your batch size. Brine: 3 cups dark brown sugar 1 cup Kosher salt Place fish pieces side by side (skin down) in a glass or plastic pan. Apply a generous amount of the brine. Be sure all meat gets covered with some brine. You can layer the fish if needed or use an additional pan. Cover and allow fish to brine in the fridge for 12-18 hours. Remove from the fridge, rinse off brine, and pat fish dry. Allow them to sit for 20-30 mins. Preheat the smoker to 200-225. For smoke, I like the competition blends, but other woods can work for fish. Place on the smoker and, after 30 minutes, baste the fish with the brine (syrup consistency). Baste the fish every 30 minutes after that until done. This is typically 2-3 hours, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Allow to cool; refrigerate or freeze for longer-term storage. Salted Caramel Sauce: 3 cups brown sugar 1-2 tbl pink Himalayan salt (I tend to like it a little lighter on the salt) ½ stick Butter Water to achieve desired consistency (syrup-like) Place ingredients into a sauce pan and heat slowly over medium heat until all the sugar crystals have liquefied. Add just a little water to start, then add little amounts at a time to get it like pancake syrup. It doesn’t need much. You will likely have to reheat the sauce as, when you take it off the heat, it will start to recrystallize.



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1 cup flour ½ cup milk ½ cup water 2 tbl baking powder 1 tsp salt Around 2 lbs. of fish (pollock or cod) 6-8 tbl olive oil Whisk together the dry ingredients first, then add the milk and water. Mix until smooth. Heat 6 - 8 tablespoons of oil or enough to cover the bottom of the skillet. Cut fish into 2 ½-inch pieces and dab off any excess moisture with a paper towel. To test to see if the oil is hot enough, drop a small dollop of dough in the skillet. If it doesn’t sizzle right away, it needs to be hotter. If it explodes into a sizzle, it’s too hot. If it has a steady, even sizzle, it’s ready. Dip the fish in the batter and coat well. Set the fish in the skillet and make sure to allow enough room to flip each piece. Cook on each side for about 4 minutes or until the batter has turned golden brown. Remove the fish from the pan and place it on a paper towel to remove excess oil. Serve plain or with tartar sauce.

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