Friday, August 21, 2009


Mooch, one of two stray black cats who live around our building. Takes his name from the "Mutts" comic strip.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Eva-Marie Avis, 19, sits at her home in Hooper Thursday, August 20, 2009. Avis' mother Vicky passed away in the fall of 2008 after struggling with epilepsy for about a year. Vicky was a single parent and Avis an only child, so she spent most of her senior year of high school caring for her mother. She is now mostly on her own and is studying criminology and zoology at Weber State University with a $4,000 scholarship from Executive Women International.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Big Pink Nightmare

The Energizer Bunny Hot "Hare" Balloon looms overhead at the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival in Eden Friday, August 14, 2009. The giant pink balloon is allegedly the tallest in the world, 15 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Summer is Fire

A fire burns down a house at 561 22nd Street in Ogden Friday, July 31, 2009. Ogden Fire Chief Mike Mathieu said the cause of the fire was two juveniles playing with gasoline. Seven people live in two different apartments in the house, which was a total loss. The house to the west also caught fire.

Victoria Chukwu, 21, was asleep in her apartment when she was awoken by sirens and flames. She was able to get her young daughter, Tatiyahna, and roommate, Shanae Sanders, out safely. "I'm in shock. I just keep thinking, what if I didn't wake up?" she said.