• 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

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

September 16th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

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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‘No gym? No problem!’ Providence school rolls with its renovation

September 13th, 2014 Posted in Education | No Comments »

Story and photos by Jared Dangerfield PROVIDENCE— Not only have students at Providence Elementary School had to adjust from summer break to class this year, they’ve also had to cope with holes in the walls — the extensive renovation of their school. Over the summer, the school gym and cafeteria were demolished because of seismic […]

Customers crowd Herberger’s to check out Logan’s newest department store

September 13th, 2014 Posted in Business | No Comments »

Story and photo by Sierra Copeland LOGAN – It’s Herberger’s grand opening at the Cache Valley Mall, and the burst of activity is attracting shoppers to see what this new department store has to offer. On Sept. 10, Herberger’s opened its doors. But though they are excited, many in the community are worried that the […]

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Hyrum’s Family Support Center, only 1 year old, already expanding to meet needs

September 13th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life, Business | No Comments »

Story and photos by Michael Royer HYRUM — The Child & Family Support Center in Hyrum currently shares its  space with Dr. CJ Graham. That is all about to change. On July 1, the center received a $150,000 grant from the Utah State Legislature. With this funding, the center plans to break ground before the […]

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Loaves and Fishes: More than food, it’s about community

September 8th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | No Comments »

Story and photos by Sierra Copeland LOGAN — It’s lunch time on Saturday, and people are coming to First Presbyterian Church on Center Street. What started out as a Christmas day dinner for needy locals has become a bi-monthly celebration of camaraderie, commitment and love. That is what Loaves and Fishes is about — community. […]

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Beating the Bear Lake Monster? Only a matter of lessons and practice

September 8th, 2014 Posted in Sports | No Comments »

By Katherine Larsen NORTH LOGAN — It was 9:15 p.m. on a Friday. Tori Geller, a 15-year-old just leaving the Sports Academy pool after working her shift as a lifeguard, was going to sacrifice precious time from her TGIF night to tell me the history behind her recent headline-making swim across Bear Lake in 3 […]

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Hyrum residents convince Planning Commission to deny rezone of JBS land

September 7th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

By Michael Royer HYRUM — A group of fired-up Hyrum residents filled the Civic Center Thursday night to voice concerns about a rezone request — and their voices were heeded by the city’s Planning Commission, which denied the request from JBS Swift USA LLC to rezone property from Residential R-2 to Manufacturing M-2. Hyrum residents […]

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National champs look to make the most of fall baseball

September 6th, 2014 Posted in Sports | No Comments »

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield PROVIDENCE — Fall is in the air and for many baseball enthusiasts that means the end of another season, but for the Utah State University club baseball players, their season is just beginning. “I’m excited, I don’t think I have ever been so excited for a baseball season in […]

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Willow Park Zoo gets ready to welcome new animal exhibit

September 4th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | No Comments »

By Sierra Copeland LOGAN — Willow Park Zoo workers can scarcely wait for Sept. 13, the day they’ll swing open the gates and reveal a new animal exhibit to the community. Staff and volunteers are bubbling with anticipation, ready to share the newest addition to the ever-evolving zoo, but are keeping the details hush-hush for […]

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Graffiti artists: Avoid the concrete jungle or risk arrest

August 31st, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Katherine Larsen LOGAN — After spending thousands of dollars and a week of sandblasting and painting over colorful graffiti in the “concrete jungle” — the concrete structures located on the hillside at the entrance to Logan Canyon –  police say anyone caught trespassing will now be arrested. “Anyone that goes up there past the […]

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Valley soccer rivalry kicks off with Sky View girls over Logan, 3-1

August 31st, 2014 Posted in Sports | Comments Off

By Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — In the first rivalry game of the season, the Sky View Bobcats’ girls soccer team came away with a 3-1 victory over long-time rival, the Logan Grizzlies, Thursday at Logan High School. With vuvuzelas roaring — the two-foot long horns that gained fame during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in […]

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Logan Grizzlies hungry for state championship

August 31st, 2014 Posted in Sports | Comments Off

Story and photo by Michael Royer LOGAN — Winning every game. That’s the goal. And coming off a heartbreaking 23-21 loss to Olympus High School in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Class 4A Utah State Football Championships, it’s a goal the Logan High School Grizzlies football team and its coaches believe is obtainable. “Expectations are […]

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Aggies leap from hot-air balloons, set insane ‘rope swing’ record

August 20th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off

By Sarah Romero, BSJ ’14 SOMEWHERE ABOVE THE NEVADA DESERT—The bulbous hot-air balloon, blue with red and white stripes, rose slowly. I stood at the edge of the wicker basket, my heart racing as I prepared to jump into the empty sky. Three-thousand feet below, the Nevada desert stretched for miles, lit by the rising […]

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Column: A new perspective on beauty—my own!

July 29th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off

By Noelle Johansen I hadn’t shaved my legs in nearly three months, but nothing stopped the tiny old woman with a chin as hairy as my legs from patting my calves heartily. She had to be at least 80 years old, and her worn, floral housedress smelled of tobacco and bleach. All I could do […]

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An unlikely lunch craze delicacy on a stick—World’s Best Corn Dogs

June 2nd, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off

Story & Photos by Noelle Johansen LOGAN—The hotdog mustard-yellow truck parked outside a plumbing supply company off Center Street drew a growing line of hungry patrons queued up at its single side window on recent weekday. Everyone wanted one thing: the World’s Best Corn Dog. With more than 2,000 Facebook fans, word has spread rapidly […]

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Indie-folk darlings Hoodoo branch out to new territory

May 25th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off

By Paul Christiansen LOGAN — Cache Valley’s music scene is constantly changing. Bands often come together and fall apart within only a few weeks; musicians fall in and out of the spotlight quickly and sometimes disappear entirely. Lacey Johnson is aware that evolution is necessary — and unavoidable — when maintaining a degree of musical […]

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For disabled, Common Ground Outdoor Adventures says ‘no’ to ‘can’t’

May 13th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off

By Noelle Johansen LOGAN—When USU senior Jordan Pease moved with his family from Texas to Utah 10 years ago, his older brothers quickly picked up snowboarding. Though he wanted to snowboard, too, Pease couldn’t join them on the slopes. His disability—arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, or AMC—curved his joints at birth, resulting in a hardening and shortening […]

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Crisis simulation is rite of passage for JCOM journalists, PR students

May 12th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off

LOGAN—CRISIS! Teams of dozens of USU journalism and public relations students were thrown into the deep end of their professions in the third annual CommStrong crisis simulation exercise, a day-long trial by fire in which future communication professionals react to bombings, car crashes and municipal emergencies—all at once CommStrong is a professional training workshop developed […]

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Gossner’s perfect Swiss cheese—a long-time Cache Valley delicacy

May 12th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off

Story & Photos by Sarah Romero LOGAN—For more than 45 years, Gossner Foods  has provided cheese-lovers in Cache Valley and around the globe with top-quality Swiss cheese. This is an accomplishment to be proud of—making top-grade Swiss cheese is more complicated than some may think. It requires time, the perfect environment and, most importantly, an […]

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Fuzzy-wuzzies, baby bears & bunnies make Baby Animal Days a hit

May 12th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—Snuggling soft and fuzzy bunnies. Chasing baby goats. Cradling tiny fluffy chicks. Patting little lambs. What’s not to like? The American West Heritage Center on Hwy. 89/91 in Wellsville drew thousands of families at its 19th annual Baby Animal Days—especially baby humans, who cooed and giggled with their cuddly animal friends. Along […]

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