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OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Ogden-area officials are warning that thin ice isn't safe for walking, skating or sledding. The Ogden Fire Department warned the public Wednesday that a late freeze and warm weather has left lakes, ponds, creeks and rivers dangerous for recreation. Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Lane Findlay tells the Standard-Examiner that ice fishers at Pineview and Causey reservoirs are being advised to never go alone and to pay attention to ice conditions.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Fans and celebrities of pulp fantasy will abound in Salt Lake City this weekend, with Comic Con's FanXperience at the downtown Salt Palace Convention Center. Salt Lake Comic Con founder and producer Dan Farr says activity and excitement has built since Salt Lake Comic Con in September and the FanX announcement last November.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Democratic Party has hired Lauren Littlefield as its new executive director. She will take over the position when current Executive Director Matt Lyon steps down at the end of the month. Littlefield has been working in Democratic politics since 2004 and most recently served as the state party's political director.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward did not participate in practice because of sinus congestion, but is still scheduled to play today against the Golden State Warriors. Jazz coach Quin Snyder says that the team's leading scorer was also bothered by the issue Wednesday night. Hayward was held to 11 points on 4 for 13 shooting during the 94-89 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

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