The Fellows in Yellow
It's a fire... fighter! We're joined by North View Fire officionado Jay Johnson to talk about how the district works, what your taxes do, and how they're working to keep things as efficient as possible. Plus, we make a pitch for our new Patreon account that will be 100% dedicated to supporting local journalism. And, as always, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming events.
Listen to this week's episode here:
You Used to Be Cool: What Happened to Local Journalism in Weber County?
Weber county used to have a vibrant local newspaper in the Standard-Examiner, keeping the county informed and investigating those who work for us (i.e. elected officials). But, with the change in the news is produced, our once great newspaper has suffered from declining profits and layoffs that make it more and more difficult for journalists to dig down deep in to the news of the day.
We decided to do something about it here at JCP and launched a Patreon channel this week where 100% of the money donated goes toward paying journalists to investigate and write news stories that continue to keep our elected officials accountable.
You can join the club at the link below and please tell your friends. Help us get this going so we can make sure democracy doesn't die in darkness
Jay Johnson, North View Fire District
One of our favorite parts of doing the pod is meeting new people who play a vital role in the community and want to come on to tell their story. Fellow JCPeep, Meg Sanders, introduced us to Jay recently and we really wanted to know how fire services in North Ogden, Pleasant View, and Harrisville work.
Below is the the link to North View's website, where you can learn more about them:
The Fire Open House Jay mentioned will be held Monday, October 7th, at 5:30 PM at Station 21 (315 E 2550 N, North Ogden, UT 84414). John and Colby will be there with their families and you should be, too!
Friday, October 4th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, North View Senior Center
(485 E 2550 N, North Ogden, 84414)
Saturday, October 5th
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Grounds for Coffee on 30th
(3005 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403)
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM, LUPEC
(2955 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, 84403)
Saturday, October 12th
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, Islamic Center of Kuwait in Utah
(5864 Harrison Blvd., South Ogden, 84403)