• 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

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

September 28th, 2014 Posted in Business, Education | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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

September 13th, 2014 Posted in Education | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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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