• 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

Newcomer Westover, 2 incumbents, have plans for Lewiston Council

Monday, November 30th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Newcomer Westover, 2 incumbents, have plans for Lewiston Council

By Jillian McCarthy LEWISTON — Lewiston voters have elected one newcomer and returned two incumbents to the City Council. Top vote-getter Jonna Westover, the newcomer, and incumbents Stacey J. Prescott and Kim Bodily — who were separated by only one vote ...

Confiscated from crooks, auction items bring out Christmas shoppers

Monday, November 30th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Confiscated from crooks, auction items bring out Christmas shoppers

Story & Photos by Amanda Wray LOGAN — Dozens of community members filled the County Fairgrounds pavilion to get some early Christmas-shopping done at the Cache County Sheriff’s Office Pre-Black Friday Auction the Saturday before Thanksgiving. [caption id="attachment_11091" align="alignright" width="251"] Sheriff’s Sgt. ...

Cache Valley buses are still free, CVTD board says

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Cache Valley buses are still free, CVTD board says

By Melanie Fenstermaker LOGAN — City buses in Cache County will remain fare-free, the Cache Valley Transit District board of trustees has decided unanimously, with the stipulation that the zero-fare policy be reviewed every three to five years. [caption id="attachment_11082" align="alignleft" width="459"] ...

Water Conservation: ‘North Logan should pat itself on the back’

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Water Conservation: ‘North Logan should pat itself on the back’

By Jaesea Gatherum NORTH LOGAN — “North Logan should pat itself on the back” after its above-average efforts to conserve water reported in a recent water conservation survey, a Utah State University researcher told the City Council. Melissa Haefner, a sociologist at ...

12 and 39,564 and 3.1 and more: Lewiston by the Numbers

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on 12 and 39,564 and 3.1 and more: Lewiston by the Numbers

By Jillian McCarthy LEWISTON — “In Lewiston, we actually like each other,” said former Lewiston City Council member Paul King. “It’s a good community.” [caption id="attachment_11074" align="alignright" width="400"] The Lewiston Opera House burned down at Christmas 1930.[/caption] It’s also a community with ...

Smithfield subdivision review process aims to ease planning

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield subdivision review process aims to ease planning

By Rebecca Wheatley SMITHFIELD — How subdivision developers plan and apply for their project approvals in Smithfield is about to change. The City Council has created a new Subdivision Technical Review Committee, which will work with developers in the planning stages of ...

Smithfield finalizes election results, welcomes 2 Council newcomers

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield finalizes election results, welcomes 2 Council newcomers

By Rebecca Wheatley SMITHFIELD — City councilmembers voted to finalize the city’s General Election results during their meeting last week, welcoming newcomers Curtis Wall and Deon Hunsaker, and the only returning incumbent, Jeffrey H. Barnes. Barnes was the top vote-getter, with 658; ...

Organic flour producer expanding with new plant in Hyrum

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Organic flour producer expanding with new plant in Hyrum

By Erin West HYRUM — Central Milling, one of the biggest organic flour suppliers in the country, is looking to expand into Hyrum with a sprouted dough plant at 168 S. 1720 East in Blacksmith Fork Industrial Park. Hyrum’s Planning Commission, with ...

Nibley P&Z approves railcar repair business

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley P&Z approves railcar repair business

By Morgan Pratt NIBLEY CITY — The Nibley City Planning and Zoning Commission has approved Blue Collar Railcar Repair, a home business, to operate within city limits, even though board members had questions and the applicant wasn’t present. Rick Maners applied for ...

6 for North Logan City Council: candidates make their last pitches

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on 6 for North Logan City Council: candidates make their last pitches

By Breana Bonner NORTH LOGAN — Six candidates have been vying for three open seats on the City Council, and it’s all to be decided on Tuesday. The candidates have been focusing on the issues of maintaining North Logan’s “rural feel” ...

Lewiston leery of countywide natural disaster preparation plan

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Lewiston leery of countywide natural disaster preparation plan

By Jillian McCarthy LEWISTON — Lewiston’s City Council is on the fence over the 2015 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan. Even though the plan is designed to not cost the city anything, most of the members are still unsure if there are hidden ...

Mendon issues last 2 building permits as moratorium takes effect

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon issues last 2 building permits as moratorium takes effect

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — The Mendon Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go-ahead for the town’s last two home building permits last week, before the official start of the city’s building moratorium. The Tolman and Robinson families are the last of ...

Tight Providence Council race among newcomers hinges on mail ballots

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Tight Providence Council race among newcomers hinges on mail ballots

By Amanda Wray PROVIDENCE — A tight race among the six Providence City Council candidates meant no winners were announced after the Nov. 3 election, and that the final results could change as mail-in ballots were included in the final count. ...

Low election interest shows Hyde Park is on right track, officials say

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Low election interest shows Hyde Park is on right track, officials say

By Mekenna Malan HYDE PARK — Election Day was a bit of an anticlimax in Hyde Park this year. After only three people showed interest in running for the three openings on City Council, the city canceled its Nov. 3 election. Incumbents ...

Thousands resign LDS membership in protest of church same-sex policy

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Thousands resign LDS membership in protest of church same-sex policy

Story & Photos by Morgan Pratt SALT LAKE CITY — Recent changes to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ rules concerning the children of same-sex couples spurred thousands of Mormons quit their church on Saturday. [caption id="attachment_10987" align="alignleft" width="428"] ...

Tax hike concerns expected to draw more people to county budget workshop

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Tax hike concerns expected to draw more people to county budget workshop

By Alix Zelener A workshop to review the budgets for the Cache County Sheriff’s Department and Attorney’s Office is expected to be well attended by those who are concerned about the prospect of further tax increases. The workshop, which will begin at 3:30 p.m. today in ...

Hundreds resign from LDS church in response to new LGBT policy

Sunday, November 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hundreds resign from LDS church in response to new LGBT policy

By Katherine Taylor katherinedtaylor.com Hundreds of people gathered at Salt Lake City’s City Creek Park on Saturday in a mass resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to protest new church rules regarding gay marriage and the rights of ...

Cache deputies expanding service, coverage, sheriff tells Providence

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Cache deputies expanding service, coverage, sheriff tells Providence

By Amanda Wray PROVIDENCE – Since July, Providence has seen 151 more hours of service from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office than it did in during the same period last year. Sheriff Chad Jensen has implemented the changes at the Sheriff’s Office ...

Trebuchets hurl pumpkins 600+ feet in annual engineering contest

Monday, November 9th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Trebuchets hurl pumpkins 600+ feet in annual engineering contest

Story & Photos by Jaesea Gatherum NORTH LOGAN — Last week, the oohs and awwws were for the creative pumpkin displays at North Logan’s Pumpkin Walk, but this week the cheers were for high-flying, smashing pumpkins. That is what happens when pumpkins ...

‘Boom, boom, boom’ — bomb squad blows up suspicious laptop

Monday, November 9th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Boom, boom, boom’ — bomb squad blows up suspicious laptop

By Erin West LOGAN — A Logan police bomb squad exploded a suspicious laptop computer left at a Hyrum bus stop Monday morning. [caption id="attachment_10954" align="alignleft" width="500"] CVTD director Todd Beutler talks to press after bomb squad destroys suspicious laptop. (Erin West ...