• 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

CWG director: Sarkeesian ‘just felt the risk was too great’

October 15th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

By Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — Carrying a concealed weapon on Utah State University campus is legal, but on Wednesday carrying was part of a larger debate involving a feminist speaker and malicious threats made against her. Anita Sarkeesian, a media critic who gives lectures on the portrayal of women in video games, was scheduled to make a […]

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Feminist media critic cancels at USU, students rally for free speech

October 15th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

By Katherine Larsen Photos by Noelle Johansen and Chris McGinty LOGAN — Death threats are nothing new to Anita Sarkeesian, but they’re not an everyday occurrence at Utah State University. After hearing of an email that threatened her life, Sarkeesian cancelled her speech that was scheduled for Wednesday at USU. In place of Sarkeesian’s speech, a rally supporting […]

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Friends, neighbors offer help to Logan couple whose home burned

October 15th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

Story by Michael Royer, photos by Lindsay Loscher and Michael Royer LOGAN — As Richard and Betsy Wagstaff watched their garage and part of their home go up in flames Tuesday afternoon, an old adage filled the minds of onlookers: Sometimes bad things happen to good people. “You know it breaks my heart,” said Nick […]

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Bridger area residents protest realignment of 100 West in Logan

October 15th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

Story and photos by Michael Royer LOGAN — More than 80 concerned Logan residents packed the city-sponsored neighborhood meeting at Bridger Elementary School gymnasium Tuesday night to discuss issues that concerned them, particularly the proposed realignment of 100 West St. “I guess all we need to do to boost attendance for these neighborhood meetings is […]

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CCSO releases names of victim, suspect in Hyrum shooting

October 15th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

Story and photo by Sierra Copeland HYRUM- — The Cache County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the victim and suspect in Tuesday’s shooting.  The victim was Robert J. Van Hemert, 37,  of Hyrum, who was fatally shot in the chest at his home. The suspect is Aaron Smith, 40, of Provo. No arrests have been […]

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Reaction to U.S. Supreme Court’s non-decision on gay marriage

October 11th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

By Katherine Lambert LOGAN — Despite U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby’s ruling in December that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah, the state has been stuck on one sentence from its Constitution: “Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman.” That changed Monday when the Supreme Court of the United States […]

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How high should that fence be? Hyrum commission tables decision

October 11th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

By Michael Royer HYRUM — Kelly Johnson wanted an answer, but the Hyrum Planning Commission had an issue with the city’s land code and the commission meeting Thursday night ended without settling much of anything. Johnson is the owner of AA Access Storage Unites, located at 275 W. Main St., which has been a local […]

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Sherwood Hills recovery program had ‘great first year’

October 9th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield WELLSVILLE — The leaves in Sardine Canyon along US 89-91 are changing colors and Sherwood Hills Recovery Resort is right in the heart of the beautiful scenery. The resort, which has been in operation since May 2013, is seeing success helping drug and alcohol addicts find ways to overcome […]

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Haunted river trail has cows to thank for its good old-fashioned scares

October 5th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off

Story and photos by Katherine Larsen WELLSVILLE — Cows and haunted river trails may seem unrelated, but the Little Bear Bottoms Haunted River Trail‘s opening night of the season would not have been possible without bovine intervention. The hundreds of acres of corn were not initially planted to become a maze, but were meant to feed the […]

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Muddy trail? Stay off or tread lightly, mountain bikers

October 3rd, 2014 Posted in Outdoors | Comments Off

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield NORTH LOGAN — With the recent storms Cache Valley has been getting, mountain bikers are being asked to tread lightly on local trails. Wayne Wheeler, owner of Joyride Bikes in downtown Logan, wants bikers to understand that riding in muddy conditions can cause major damage to trails. “The big […]

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Election 2014: Turley, Webb agree education needs more money, differ on how to get it

October 3rd, 2014 Posted in News, Opinion | Comments Off

Story and photo by Sierra Copeland LOGAN — The smell of old books and quiet conversations seemed the perfect setting for the debate between Republican incumbent Curt Webb and Democrat Jeff Turley for the 5th District Utah House of Representatives seat Wednesday. The audience was all ears in the Jim Bridger Room at the Logan Library […]

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Election 2014: County attorney candidates differ most on importance of party affiliation

October 2nd, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

Story and photo by Michael Royer LOGAN — There was standing room only in the Logan Library’s Jim Bridger Room Wednesday night as more than 80 intrigued residents and media members gathered to witness the candidates for Cache County Attorney debate. The debate featured Republican incumbent James Swink and Independent American Party member challenger Chris […]

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Organic farm at Utah State celebrates season’s end with Pumpkin Days

September 28th, 2014 Posted in Business, Education | Comments Off

Story and photos by Katherine Larsen LOGAN — What began with mud finished with mud as the Utah State University Organic Farm celebrated the end of the growing season with Pumpkin Days. While some participants took shelter from the rain under tarps to listen to local bands and drink hot chocolate on Saturday, others ventured out into the […]

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Story time at Hyrum Library feeds joy of reading

September 28th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off

Story and photos by Michael Royer HYRUM ­— Huge smiles spread across many of the children’s faces could have made anyone think the kids were walking into a candy store. They weren’t. They were walking into Hyrum Library for Story Time, a program held four days each month where the city’s children come to read, […]

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Tri-School Trot means dollars for PTA, new friends for students

September 25th, 2014 Posted in Education | Comments Off

Story and photos by Sierra Copeland SMITHFIELD — The air at Sky View High School buzzes with music and laughter as students from three elementary schools — Summit, Sunrise and Birch Creek — walk and run together to raise money for their schools. The Delbert Loyal Hansen Track and Field is crowded with young students […]

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Top of Utah Marathon: One-day event takes a year of prep, but worth it

September 25th, 2014 Posted in Sports | Comments Off

By Michael Royer HYRUM— A pull of a trigger started it all Saturday, when more than 1,500 runners and athletes from across the country competed in the 16th annual Top of Utah Marathon. The race started at Hardware Ranch in Blacksmith Fork Canyon where a group called the Cache Mountain Men stood along the starting […]

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Providence homeowners say they’ll fight against road encroachment

September 25th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

Story and graphic by Jared Dangerfield PROVIDENCE — Homeowners on 2100 South face the possibility of losing 24 to 30 feet of their property when that road is widened, as a result of recent development of Sunrise Acres at approximately 330 West and 640 South.  Tuesday night at the Providence City Council meeting, all eight […]

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ROTC at USU offers scholarship help, leadership training

September 25th, 2014 Posted in Education | Comments Off

By Katherine Larsen HYRUM — Normally M16 rifles don’t float and life rafts are not intentionally capsized, but when the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is at Hyrum Dam, what they do is anything but normal. The Utah State University ROTC completed training earlier this month that would prepare them for amphibious assaults and future leadership […]

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Richmond already seeing more traffic on road to Cherry Peak resort

September 25th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Jared Dangerfield RICHMOND — As workers prepare for the opening of Cherry Peak Resort set for Thanksgiving of this year, residents who live below the resort have seen an increase in traffic at 500 North and 300 East. “I live right at the bottom of that hill and the traffic is easily three times […]

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River Heights to teens hanging out after curfew: It’s bedtime, go home

September 16th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Katherine Larsen RIVER HEIGHTS – At 10 p.m. the River Heights city parks are closed, yet teenagers avoiding bedtime have been staying at parks after hours.  Tuesday at the City Council meeting, Mayor James Brackner proposed a teen recreation building as a solution to keep teens from staying out late at local parks and […]

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