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The troubled history of Utah’s Pioneer Day

Windsor Moore, Reporter July 20, 2022

Every year on July 24, Utah observes the holiday of Pioneer Day, which pays homage to the pioneers who emigrated to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Today, the holiday is celebrated with rodeos, fireworks,...

The Friends Forever horse utilizes bright colors and flowers to catch the attention of all who walk by. (Bella Torres / The Signpost)

La manada colorida de Ogden Pioneer Days

Lissete Landaverde July 19, 2021

Durante los meses de verano, visitantes encontrarán manada colorida de caballos que adornan las calles del centro de Ogden. Estos caballos pintados de tamaño natural muestran una gran variedad...

Junior Layton High School student Michel Collins, a fifteen-year cancer survivor, is the artist behind Wanted. Wanted is one of the many horses located along 25th street in Downtown Ogden. (Bella Torres / The Signpost)

The colorful herd of Ogden Pioneer Days

Caitlyn Nichols July 19, 2021

During the summer months, visitors will find a colorful herd of horses adorning the streets of downtown Ogden. These life-size painted horses display a wide array of designs, from patriotic stars to local...

Judges ready themselves for the next contestant at the 2019 rodeo. (Signpost Archives)

Pioneer Day Rodeo makes its return in 2021

Alec Cipollini July 19, 2021

The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo is back in 2021 after being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The annual rodeo is considered one of the top five rodeos in the country, and it will be making its long-anticipated...

Pie and Beer Day is one of the many local events taking place in honor of Utahs Pioneer Day celebrations. Photo credit: Ogden Bicycle Collective

Pioneer Day? More like Pie and Beer Day

Noah Lutman July 19, 2021

The Utah tradition of Pioneer Day is in full swing for 2021. With festivities being held across the Salt Lake Valley, many people are gearing up for a busy weekend. One lesser known tradition is Pie and...

The Leprechaun Dash race will be held virtually March 1-12, with a virtual awards ceremony on March 13. Photo credit: Pixabay

Gone in a flash with the Leprechaun Dash

Ally Nelson February 24, 2021

In 2020, Weber State Campus Recreation created a series of virtual races for students and their families to participate in. The series continues this year and will include the Leprechaun Dash 5K, Pioneer...

Dr. Jesse L. Morris addresses WSU students about Utah forest management. (Francisco Ruiz / The Signpost)

Climate change complicates forest management

Francisco Ruiz November 22, 2019

The forests of the western United States are facing an assault from a variety of factors, including mismanagement, bark beetles and a warming climate. Wildfires have increasingly become more devastating...

A preserved pioneer handcart sits on display at the Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum.

From pioneers to the present: 170 years of technological growth

Weston Lee July 16, 2018

July 24 marks the annual Utah holiday of Pioneer Day, serving as a reminder of social and technological progress that has shaped society along the Wasatch Front.Aside from Native Americans and fur trappers...

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Sink your teeth into Shark Week

Zac Watts July 25, 2017

Shark Week has been a staple of popular culture for more than two decades. In fact, it will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. To capitalize on this phenomenon, and in concurrence with the yearly...

Ogden honra las raíces de pioneros

Ogden honra las raíces de pioneros

Mathew Walker July 18, 2016

El 4 de julio ha pasado, pero las festividades acaban de empezar. Utah celebra durante todo el mes de julio, a comienzo del mes se celebra el día de la independencia, el resto del mes se celebra de...

Ogden Pioneer Days ushers in July 24th celebration

July 21, 2014

From parades and pageants to five nights of heart-pumping rodeos, there is something for everyone at the Ogden Pioneer Days festival. With over 80 years of tradition, Ogden Pioneer Days is Utah’s biggest...

Why we love the rodeo

July 17, 2014

Thrilling and dangerous, a classic rodeo can be a way of life for native westerners.  Whether it’s the leather chaps or cowboy chivalry, many are drawn to the dirt-paved arena for some awesome rodeo...

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