2019 Year in Review

2019 was the last year of the 2010s, and a memorable year it was for the Ogden community.

The year began with a workin- progress for the Ogden Community School district as construction of an addition to the high school and middle school.

Work on the new additions continued through the year, updating the facilities to 6-12 graders for years to come.

The school wasn't the only public entity undertaking big projects. 2019 also saw the completion of Ogden's wastewater treatment plant project. Five years in the planning, the $6 million project brought Ogden's wastewater treatment plant back up to state code and increased its capacity and overall flow. Now capable of processing more than two million gallons of waste per day, more than double its previous amount, the new system will accommodate the town's future growth by giving it the capacity to serve 70 additional homes.

New homes may be coming for the future, but new businesses are here right now. In April, The New Moon Mercantile, co-owned by Carol Christensen and Deb Miller, opened its doors on Main Street, serving specialty gifts, home décor, and local goods.

In July, Ogden residents were privy to a history sight as Union Pacific's "Big Boy No. 4014" passed through the town on its way to Boone on July 15. One of just 25 built for Union Pacific, Big Boy No. 4014 is the only remaining locomotive of its kind still owned and operated by the company. Residents gathered around the Ogden tracks for an hour before the train rolled through to make sure they wouldn't miss the moving piece of history.

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