Disney misses a step with ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

August 7, 2014

As excited as I was to tell moviegoers about 2011’s “The Muppets,” I must admit, this sequel to that extraordinary reboot feels more or less ordinary.

Hill losing 27 jobs, could have been worse

July 31, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Twenty-seven positions are being cut at Hill Air Force Base as part of an Air Force cost-cutting initiative, but a quick look at some of the other bases impacted by the plan reveals things could have been a lot worse.

‘The Other Woman’ goes way too far

July 31, 2014

A twist on the jilted wife scenario seemed like a fun idea, but like cracks in a sidewalk, it soon became apparent that something was wrong. But rather than finding a quick exit and accept minimal damage, the filmmakers kept going, searching for something, and short of the Hindenburg disaster, they found it, but oh, the humanity!

Hill working on F-16s for Indonesian government

July 24, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — About 9,000 miles and six time zones separate Hill Air Force Base and Indonesia, but that distance hasn’t stopped the two entities from forming a partnership.

Female commanders lead local American Legion post

July 24, 2014

OGDEN — In a Utah first, three female veterans are now leading an American Legion post.

Inspiring ‘heaven is for real’ avoids heavy-handedness

July 10, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I expressed some serious disappointment over a Christian-themed film, “God’s Not Dead.” I thought it was a heavy-handed mess that stood on the shoulders of mean and nasty atheists in hopes of elevating its cause. It felt very negative.

New school directory guides parents of special-needs kids

July 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — A permanent-change-of-station move prompts its own challenges, but family members with special-needs children face another complexity when looking for the right schools at their new home, a Defense Department official said.

New HAFB leader says he is ready to face the challenge

July 3, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The past few years have been a tumultuous time for the 75th Air Base Wing, but their new leader says he’s ready for the challenge.

Pilots, jumpers, displays spread smiles at Hill

July 3, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Thousands of eyes were glued to the sky Saturday as some of the country’s best aerial performers “knife-edged,” “dived” and “hammered” their way through the air as part of the 2014 Warriors Over the Wasatch: Power of Airmen air show and open house at Hill Air Force Base.

Thunderbird pilot raised in Layton flew in air show

July 3, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Half a million people attended last weekend’s open house and air show at Hill Air Force Base, and a small group of attendees kept a very close eye on one jet.

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