• 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

Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

No horsing around: English-style riding struggles in Cache Valley

Friday, December 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Story & Photos by Jillian McCarthy CACHE VALLEY — Driving along Highway 89/91 into Cache Valley, it is hard to miss all the fence-lined pastures filled with grazing horses. The valley does not lack equine agriculture, but it does lack a ...

Assessor says online public records a plus, denies security concerns

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Assessor says online public records a plus, denies security concerns

By Jaesea Gatherum LOGAN — With recent catastrophic events going on in the world, including school shootings and terrorist attacks, individuals’ security has become more important now than ever. The Cache County Assessor’s Office is putting all its public records online, which ...

Farming by the Numbers: The Greenbelt Tax and Cache economics

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Farming by the Numbers: The Greenbelt Tax and Cache economics

By Jordan Floyd LOGAN — With the passing of Nov. 30 — Cache County’s due date for property taxes — many are left to mull over a seemingly endless and worrisome tax-day qualm: “Where does my money go?” The question is ...

San Bernardino crisis reporting: On deadline, reporters work on instinct

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on San Bernardino crisis reporting: On deadline, reporters work on instinct

By Morgan Pratt SAN BERNARDINO, California — Beatriz Valenzuela arrived at her job on Dec. 5 at 5 a.m. just like any typical morning at the San Bernardino Sun: She updated the So-Cal traffic report and Tweeted it out, and then ...

1 million hacks a day — vigilant tech team defends USU computer users

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on 1 million hacks a day — vigilant tech team defends USU computer users

By Melanie Fenstermaker LOGAN — The Utah State network is attacked about 1 million times each day, says USU IT security analyst Bob Bayn. Hackers look at Utah State University’s network like they would a business’s network: They know if they ...

Loganites stand together in vigil to support Muslims against backlash

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Loganites stand together in vigil to support Muslims against backlash

By Morgan Pratt LOGAN — An eclectic blend of about 150 people including Christian priests, Buddhists, Mormons, agnostics, poets, secular humanists, professors, college students and community members gathered at the Logan Islamic Center Saturday for one purpose: To show their ...

‘It can be really lonely’ — Finding LGBTQA support in Cache Valley

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘It can be really lonely’ — Finding LGBTQA support in Cache Valley

By Rebecca Wheatley LOGAN — She took her own life because she felt unwelcome in her own community. “Everywhere I’d turn I’d see the hatred that society had for us,” Ashley Hallstrom, a 26-year-old transgender woman, wrote in her final Facebook post ...

‘Historical night’ as Buttars, Watkins finish final city council meeting

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Historical night’ as Buttars, Watkins finish final city council meeting

By Rebecca Wheatley SMITHFIELD — In what Mayor Darrell Simmons referred to as a “historical night,” the City Council said goodbye this week to two members, Dennis Watkins and Brent Buttars, at its last official meeting of the year. “We have been ...

Nibley insect-lovers want to opt out of anti-mosquito fogging program

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley insect-lovers want to opt out of anti-mosquito fogging program

By Morgan Pratt NIBLEY — City residents concerned about the detrimental effects of mosquito pesticides on monarch butterflies, bees and fireflies have taken their worries to the City Council, which has helped resolve confusion about anti-mosquito fogging practices. [caption id="attachment_11234" align="alignright" width="431"] ...

New Aggie Rec Center houses campus’s first all-gender locker room

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on New Aggie Rec Center houses campus’s first all-gender locker room

By Mekenna Malan LOGAN — When the new Aggie Recreation Center opened in November, it became the first facility on campus to house a climbing wall and rapelling ledge. It also will soon be the first campus facility with an all-gender ...

Golden Corral closes; N. Logan worried about dwindling economic base

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Golden Corral closes; N. Logan worried about dwindling economic base

By Breana Bonner NORTH LOGAN — After 15 years of business, Golden Corral has joined the group of failed North Logan restaurants. The buffet restaurant at 2044 N. Main St. closed its doors Wednesday. In recent years, North Logan has lost Winger's ...

Well-drilling fails; parched Mendon turns to geophysics to find water

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Well-drilling fails; parched Mendon turns to geophysics to find water

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — The search for water in Mendon will be revived this month, and if successful, it could mean the end of the city’s longstanding struggle with dry culinary water wells. City engineer Eric Dursteler, Mayor Ed Buist and ...

A lifetime of service led new Providence councilman to local government

Friday, December 11th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on A lifetime of service led new Providence councilman to local government

By Haley Larsen haleylarsen5.wordpress.com Though Roy Sneddon has lived a life of leadership and service, he never thought he would be where he is today, — the newest elected Providence City Councilman. On Jan. 4, Sneddon will be sworn in with two others as councilmen ...

Cache County budget will have combination of spending cuts and slight tax increase

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Cache County budget will have combination of spending cuts and slight tax increase

By Alix Zelener azelener.blogspot.com Property taxes will go up slightly following the Cache County Council’s Tuesday night vote to approve the 2016 budget. Before voting on the budget, which passed 3-to-2, council members Cory Yeates, Val Potter and Greg Merrill insisted that ...

Save Our Pig! Hyde Park revises controversial animal ordinance

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Save Our Pig! Hyde Park revises controversial animal ordinance

By Mekenna Malan HYDE PARK — The Hyde Park Planning and Zoning Commission completed a new draft of the controversial animal ordinance last week to eliminate “ridiculous” provisions that packed protesters into a City Council meeting in August. [caption id="attachment_11161" align="alignleft" width="320"] ...

Mendon residents fight speed limit increase; ‘shouldn’t we have a say?’

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon residents fight speed limit increase; ‘shouldn’t we have a say?’

By Jordan Floyd MENDON – For Mendon resident Becky Shelton, the speed limit change on State Route 23 is a matter of public safety and protection of the rights of her small city. The issue began last May when the Utah Department ...

Pilots Wanted! Shortage creates huge demand for USU aviation grads

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Pilots Wanted! Shortage creates huge demand for USU aviation grads

Story & Photos by Amanda Wray LOGAN — A national pilot shortage is forcing regional airlines into new territory: pilot recruiting. “For the first time ever, some of these airlines are unable to fill their ground schools,” said Aaron Dyches, chief flight ...

Holiday gift market planners and vendors hoping to make new venue permanent

Monday, December 7th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Holiday gift market planners and vendors hoping to make new venue permanent

By Anna Tuckett annasnewswriting.blogspot.com After 12 years at The Bullen Center at Utah State University, a market specializing in handmade gifts for the holidays has been forced to temporarily change its venue to the Natural Philosophy building, where planners and vendors hope it will ...

USU named most impressive historic campus — but is it?

Sunday, December 6th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU named most impressive historic campus — but is it?

By Brenna Kelly bkellyjcom1130.blogspot.com When a website named Utah State University the most impressive historic college campus in the United States, the story caught the attention of USU students and began circulating on social media. But by the site's own standards, Utah State may ...

Hyde Park officials plan to combat urban deer population with traps

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyde Park officials plan to combat urban deer population with traps

By Mekenna Malan HYDE PARK — Hyde Park officials will be applying to the Division of Wildlife Resources to implement an urban deer control plan in the city. Officials hope to gain permission to trap and harvest deer found in the yards ...