• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

Child’s desire to help hungry people becomes Families Feeding Families

December 15th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | No Comments »

By Katherine Larsen Lambert CACHE VALLEY — It began with a diaper bag in Chicago, Illinois. After having lunch with her husband at the Richard Daley Center, Jaymee Avery noticed something about the homeless population. “When everyone went back to work, the homeless were everywhere,” Avery said. “They were eating food out of the garbage and […]

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Small fish in a big pond: A non-Mormon looks at Cache Valley culture

December 15th, 2014 Posted in Faith | No Comments »

By Michael Royer LOGAN — There is no mistaking the beauty of Cache Valley. The city of Logan, nestled between the Bear River and Wellsville mountain ranges, provides a gorgeous setting for Utah State University. With Logan Canyon and the northern Utah geography offering endless outdoor adventures to students, it would seem like Utah State is […]

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Snow falls as ‘Starry Night’ charity concert raises $12,000

December 14th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | No Comments »

By Noelle Johansen LOGAN —Despite a series of unusually warm winter weeks, snow fell inside the Caine Performance Hall at the third annual Starry Night Christmas concert the first weekend of December. Though the musical tradition is three years in the making, this year’s “snow” was a last-minute addition. “We even forgot to tell some […]

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All ya need: VanLadyLove packs Christmas Box benefit

December 14th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | No Comments »

By Noelle Johansen LOGAN—A decade ago, a Utah band reaching international fame was little more than a pipe dream. However, after local groups Neon Trees and Imagine Dragons paved the road to success, Provo’s VanLadyLove could be the next in line. VanLadyLove headlined Aggie Radio’s recent “Christmas in November” charity concert. When booking them for […]

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Burgers & Beyond! Alum opens new Darwin Ave eatery

December 14th, 2014 Posted in Food | No Comments »

By Noelle Johansen LOGAN — Ever eat a burger topped with kimchi? Or beef slathered in Spanish sauces inspired by the cuisine of the Iberian Peninsula? Or pick just the classic American cheeseburger with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions. After experiencing a meal-sized makeover in September, a square of land on the end of Darwin […]

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Hot topic for December: What will we do if snow doesn’t show up?

December 12th, 2014 Posted in News, Outdoors | No Comments »

Story and photos by Jared Dangerfield CACHE VALLEY — Snow, that magical white stuff some people can’t seem to get enough of. It starts to come as the days get shorter and the temperatures get colder. But what if it stopped coming? “Obviously snow is so key to our world. I always thought it’s kind of […]

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Moser pleads guilty; sentencing set for Jan. 6

December 3rd, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — A 33-year-old Perry man pleaded guilty Nov. 25 in 1st District Court to misdemeanor charges connected with an incident Nov. 10. According to court documents, Kit Moser made a plea bargain with Judge Brian Cannell, pleading guilty to driving with a measurable amount of controlled substance, a class B misdemeanor, and failure to stop at […]

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Teachers of the year honored by Cache County school board

November 21st, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Jared Dangerfield NORTH LOGAN — There were lots of jokes and plenty of praise given as five teachers from around the valley received teacher of the year recognition at Thursday’s Cache County Board of Education meeting. The teachers were Zane Christensen, Cache High;  Christa Bell, North Cache;  Randal Beach, Sky View; Pam Repko, South Cache; and Sherry Crosbie, […]

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Wellsville’s leaning town hall has city council weighing options

November 20th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Sierra Copeland WELLSVILLE — What started out as a minor plumbing fix in the bathroom turned into something much bigger for the future of the Wellsville Town Hall. At City Council Nov. 19, city manager Don Hartle announced that the whole town hall is leaning due to water in the foundation. “The restroom has […]

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Assisted living facilities on the agenda in Smithfield

November 20th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Katherine Lambert SMITHFIELD — The possibility of adding assisted living facilities for residents of Smithfield was discussed by the Planning Commission Wednesday. The assisted living facilities would be different from nursing homes in that there would not be 24 hour care facilities. Rather, those that live in the homes would receive intermittent care and would […]

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Smithfield man gains chance at drug court

November 20th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Sierra Copeland LOGAN — A Smithfield man accused of multiple drug-related charges declined his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in 1st District Court, in hopes of being approved for drug court. Nathan Conner, 38, was charged with a 2nd-degree felony and two class-A misdemeanors for possession or use of a controlled substance or […]

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Saddle Rock subdivision OK’d as amended for first 6 phases

November 20th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Katherine Lambert RIVER HEIGHTS — Plans for a new subdivision were approved as amended by the city’s Planning Commission Tuesday. In order to build Saddle Rock subdivision, which will be located at approximately 850 East and 600 South, certain stipulations will have to be met. “We approve Saddle Rock subdivision phases two through six […]

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Cherry Peak Resort to offer a variety of terrain to guests

November 14th, 2014 Posted in Outdoors, Sports | Comments Off

Story and photo by Michael Royer RICHMOND —Forrest Fackrell looked out of his Cache Valley home Thursday morning and saw something everyone involved in the ski industry loves to see — snow. Fackrell is general manager of Cherry Peak Resort, the first privately owned ski area to open in Utah since Deer Valley in 1981. “This […]

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N. Logan mulls city’s need for protection from high school home runs

November 14th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Katherine Lambert NORTH LOGAN — Precautions to prevent grand slams from the new high school’s baseball field from flying into 400 East were discussed on Thursday at the North Logan Planning Commission meeting. While a high school athlete would have to hit a baseball approximately 450 feet to get a ball across 400 East, […]

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Valley’s first snowstorm yields 21 vehicle crashes

November 14th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — The first snowstorm of the season hit Cache Valley on Thursday and with it came car accidents. In the county 21 accidents were reported — 10 of which happened in Logan City. But even with 21 accidents was an improvement from last year,when 32 accidents were reported in a […]

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North Logan considers fee for more holiday pay for fire, police

November 13th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Katherine Lambert NORTH LOGAN — Whether or not the North Park Police Department will be charging cities a fee for its services on the holidays was just one of the main concerns discussed at the North Logan City Council meeting Wednesday. “It would allow compensation for working for the entity on a holiday,” police chief […]

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Providence neighbors protest proposed rezone to commercial

November 13th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Jared Dangerfield PROVIDENCE — Seventeen upset residents took a stand against a rezone requested by one of their neighbors Wednesday at the city’s Planning Commission meeting. Carol Fae Jensen Wilde, who was not in attendance, has requested that property she owns at 196 W. 100 North be rezoned from single family traditional to commercial. This proposal […]

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Logan father pleads guilty to child abuse

November 11th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Michael Royer LOGAN— A Logan man pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse involving physical injury, a class A misdemeanor, Monday in 1st District Court after a plea negotiation was accepted by the judge. Sammie Lee Hodges, 29, was originally charged with four counts of child abuse. Cache County prosecuting attorney Jacob Gordon […]

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Cache Food Pantry gears up for the holidays

November 7th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off

Story and photo by Michael Royer LOGAN — It’s the beginning of November, the season of giving. And the Cache Community Food Pantry is reaping the benefits. “Our contributions and donations are easily up five times in November and December than other months of the year,” said director Matthew Whitaker. “It blows my mind how […]

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Shorter winters, less snow put life as we know it at risk

November 7th, 2014 Posted in Outdoors | Comments Off

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — As another winter approaches, ski enthusiasts are crossing their fingers for a “good powder year” but some ski bums are worried there may not be very many good years left. Porter Fox, a lifelong skier and editor of Powder Magazine, was in Logan Wednesday to talk about the […]

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