I’m Ed Rogers

I live in Smithfield and have been a resident of Cache Valley for over 10 years.

I retired from the U.S. Air Force, built a home in this awesome community. I cherish the small-town vibe, wholesome family values and the natural beauty that surrounds us.


I’m an indigenous, incorrigible agnostic.

We should better ourselves and the world around us. My efforts are modest but efforts nonetheless.

I greatly appreciate the labors of those who keep our community running and fiscally sound.

I am a strong advocate for the Second Amendment. I also believe that the government has no right to dictate extremely personal choices, such as abortion and who you are physically attracted to.

I make a serious effort to remember my cloth bags when I go into the grocery store — their bags are ludicrously weak anyway.

One of the best examples I recall of someone being a true community member was a previous base commander. I noticed our commander walking in a parking lot. He spotted something on the ground and picked up several pieces of litter, oblivious to anyone around him. He then deposited the litter in a trash can. He exemplified behavior of a good community member and leader.

If I was king for a day, I’d distribute solar ovens to all my subjects. I would declare June 21 “Solar Cooking Contest Day.”

As for making the world a better place, I employ YouTube (Buck Rogers 2000).

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