Ogden City Cemetery Clean Up, March 16
The Ogden City Cemetery crews will begin clean up of all holiday and floral arrangements on Monday, March 16. Patrons are encouraged to pick up all flowers and grave decorations before that date. Remembrances can be placed back on the graves after March 20. Questions and concerns can be answered by calling the Ogden City Cemetery office.
Spring Beer Fest, March 21
Spring Beer Fest is back for another round on Saturday, March 21. A rally of the best craft beverages and pairings in Northern Utah, Spring Beer Fest brings together local chefs, brewers and producers in an amazing historic setting. Join in at the historic Ogden Union Station from 5 - 9 p.m. for local brews, delicious bites and music. Spring Beer Fest is a ticketed, 21+ event. The $20 admission ticket includes three sample pours and one $5 food voucher. Designated driver tickets are available for $10. For tickets and more information, visit the Spring Beer Fest 2020 event page on Facebook.
20 Years Running - America First Credit Union Ogden Marathon
Voted a top-ten marathon for first-time marathon runners by Runners World and Shape.com, the Ogden Marathon returns to Ogden on May 16. More than 8,000 running enthusiasts will descend scenic Ogden canyon and experience the town from the soles of their feet. In addition to the 26.2-mile marathon option, participants can choose from a 13.1-mile half marathon,five-person relay team, 5K, or the ever-popular Kids K. The only way to finish a marathon is to take the first step. Register online below!
Beware of Hot Surface Burns
Roughly 70,000 people went to hospital emergency departments because of contact burns in 2018 (National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-NEISS). To avoid the risks of contact burns on hot surfaces, practice these safety tips:
• Always supervise children around hot objects. This includes tools like hair appliances that should be unplugged when not in use.
• Have caution while cooking. Try using the stove back burners, always have hot pads available and turn off all devices when leaving the area. Remember to keep all pot handles turned back, away from the stove edge.
• Watch the surrounding area. Keep the space around hot objects clear of trip hazards. Wear shoes when walking on hot pavement or sand, and protect pets by keeping them away from these areas as well. Maintain a 3-foot “safety zone” around glass fireplace doors that can remain hot for 1 hour+ after use.
Learn more about burn protection by finding information and tips on the Ogden City Fire Department social media pages.
Engage with the Ogden City ConPlan
Ogden City is asking for public input for compiling the Five-Year Consolidated Plan for July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2025 (ConPlan). This plan helps to identify and prioritize housing, community development and economic development needs and strategies. The plan is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a part of the funding process for the Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnerships Grants. If awarded, those grants will be used to provide better housing and living environments within local neighborhoods and expand economic opportunities in the City. To get involved:
- Listen in on a City Council work session that discusses Fair Housing issues in Ogden and ConPlan priorities for funding on February 25 at 4 p.m. in the Ogden City Council 3rd floor conference room. Comments can be sent by email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Read the City HUD plans on the Ogden City website and offer comments. The draft ConPlan is available for review and feedback April 3 through May 4.
- Attend the City Council work session that discusses finalizing the ConPlan on April 21 at 4 p.m. Residents can also attend the public hearing to adopt the ConPlan, tentatively scheduled for May 12 at 6 p.m. in the Ogden City Council Chambers. Comments can be set by mail (Ogden City Community Development, 2549 Washington Blvd, #120, Ogden UT 84401)
Emergency Preparedness: Get a Kit
Assembling and maintaining a portable 72-hour emergency kit is essential for emergency preparedness. Supplies that support the vital health and personal needs for each individual in a household should be included with the following tips.
- Keep personal kits simple, light in weight, and easy to update according to seasonal needs. Carrying options can include a compact backpack, which leaves hands free.
- Don’t overlook including important items. A flashlight and battery radio with fresh back-up batteries, essential medications, cash and a list of key contact information are essential to include.
- Position kits with quick access in mind. Of the two most likely responses to a wide range of emergencies, the possibility of evacuation should drive storage and
Find complete programs and packing list resources on the, visit the Be Ready Utah web page.