• 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

What if they gave an election and nobody came? ‘No need,’ says Mendon mayor

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on What if they gave an election and nobody came? ‘No need,’ says Mendon mayor

By Jordan Floyd MENDON – Yesterday was Election Day 2015 for Cache Valley and the rest of the nation, but not in Mendon. “There were three council seats open and only three people filed,” Mayor Ed Buist said. “There was no need ...

Providence Elections: Meet the six City Council candidates

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence Elections: Meet the six City Council candidates

By Amanda Wray PROVIDENCE – Six candidates are vying for three City Council seats in Providence. Ballots for Tuesday’s vote-by-mail elections were mailed out Oct. 6 and must be postmarked by today. KIRK ALLEN Kirk Allen, 73, believes the future of Providence will ...

Building code holds up Lewiston assisted-living center expansion plans

Sunday, November 1st, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Building code holds up Lewiston assisted-living center expansion plans

By Jillian McCarthy LEWISTON — Owners of Sunrise Park Assisted Living Center, a retirement home in Lewiston, are running into a lot more hurdles than expected as they try to expand. [caption id="attachment_10920" align="alignleft" width="404"] Sunrise Park Assisted Living Center wants to ...

River Heights votes not to join new, costlier sewer pact with Logan

Sunday, November 1st, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on River Heights votes not to join new, costlier sewer pact with Logan

By Melanie Fenstermaker RIVER HEIGHTS – After months of discussing whether River Heights should keep its current wastewater contract with Logan or enter into a new, more costly contract with Logan and five other Cache County cities, the City Council finally ...

Milk in a box: Gossner’s high-temperature milk travels the world

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Milk in a box: Gossner’s high-temperature milk travels the world

By Chelsea Hunter Tolman LOGAN — “Put the milk back in the fridge” is a common command in every household. And for good reason. [caption id="attachment_10900" align="alignleft" width="500"] GET A (SHELF) LIFE! Gossner’s boxed milk is good for a year on the ...

Nibley City Council tackles water-use issues, new culinary well

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley City Council tackles water-use issues, new culinary well

By Morgan Pratt NIBLEY — Water filled the agenda at last week’s Nibley City Council meeting, as councilmembers heard about a study of town residents’ water use, and approved water rights agreements for a new well on 640 West. Utah State ...

Decision on Utah Planned Parenthood funding impacts college students

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Decision on Utah Planned Parenthood funding impacts college students

  A U.S. District Court judge's order to continue state funding to Planned Parenthood on Thursday may keep the organization's operations running through the end of the year — but Utah State students who use the non-profit's services are concerned about ...

Student voter drive gets fewer registrations at Utah State

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Student voter drive gets fewer registrations at Utah State

Changes in the way voters can register may have had a negative impact on an annual voter registration drive for students at Utah State University. Members of the clubs College Republicans and College Democrats, as well as the government relations council, advocated ...

Restoring the West Conference features fire for the first time

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Restoring the West Conference features fire for the first time

For the first time since it was founded in 2006, an annual conference on western wilderness restoration will be focused on fire. “Wildland fire has become a huge issue,” said Darren McAvoy, a co-chairman of the Restoring the West Conference, which will be ...

Smithfield Health Days parade back on Main Street this year

Monday, October 19th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield Health Days parade back on Main Street this year

By Rebecca Wheatley SMITHFIELD — In 2005, the city moved its annual Health Days Parade from Main Street to 100 East. Now, city officials and the Utah Department of Transportation are working together to move the parade back to its original ...

N. Logan candidate shares raspberries, ideas at farmers’ market

Monday, October 19th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on N. Logan candidate shares raspberries, ideas at farmers’ market

By Jaesea Gatherum NORTH LOGAN — Gordon Younker, one of six candidates for City Council, socialized with potential voters at the last farmers’ market of the season on Saturday. [caption id="attachment_10815" align="alignleft" width="216"] Gordon L. Younker[/caption] Younker stood beside a basket full of ...

‘Meet the Candidates’: 6 vie for 3 North Logan City Council seats

Monday, October 19th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Breana Bonner NORTH LOGAN – City Council candidates gathered to discuss the city’s future, economic development and budget last week at “Meet the Candidates” night, hosted by North Logan City Youth Council, a group of teens getting involved with local ...

New sewer pact will cost River Heights households $234 more/year

Monday, October 19th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Melanie Fenstermaker RIVER HEIGHTS — Based on citizen input at a public hearing last week, some River Heights City Council members said they might consider voting to abandon the city’s current wastewater deal with Logan, even though the proposed new ...

North Logan: Political science prof puts theory to work on council

Monday, October 19th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan: Political science prof puts theory to work on council

By Breana Bonner NORTH LOGAN – City Councilman Damon Cann says he feels comfortable seeking reelection in a competitive election year, because no matter the outcome, North Logan City will be in good hands. Cann is seeking a second term in the ...

‘Beautiful smile’: Friends hold vigil to remember transgender woman

Sunday, October 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Rebecca Wheatley SMITHFIELD — When her friends think about Ashley Hallstrom, the first thing that comes to mind is her smile. “It was a beautiful smile,” said Deborah Roper, Hallstrom’s coworker. “I will never forget it.” [caption id="attachment_10794" align="alignleft" width="302"] Friends, coworkers ...

‘Better than I found it’ — mayor proud Hyde Park is now debt-free

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Better than I found it’ — mayor proud Hyde Park is now debt-free

By Mekenna Malan HYDE PARK — The mayor of Hyde Park is proud of his city for many reasons: its tight-knit rural community, the quality of life for its residents, and now, its status as a 100 percent debt-free municipality. “For the ...

Not a drop to drink: Water woes prompt Mendon building moratorium

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Not a drop to drink: Water woes prompt Mendon building moratorium

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — After approving eight new home construction permits — likely the last new construction in Mendon until the drought breaks — the Mendon City Council imposed a moratorium on all new construction last week over concerns ...

Deer in the yard? No problem, say Mendon residents in survey

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Deer in the yard? No problem, say Mendon residents in survey

By Jordan Floyd MENDON – Despite some complaints about deer in Mendon neighborhoods, a new survey finds that most residents have no deer problems and don’t see a need to do anything about the animals in town. [caption id="attachment_10770" align="alignleft" width="384"] Mendon ...

Providence city council candidates tackle city issues at Q&A night

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence city council candidates tackle city issues at Q&A night

By Amanda Wray PROVIDENCE — City Council candidates fielded questions from voters ranging from increasing tax revenue to zoning for home businesses to cooperating with other Cache Valley municipalities on sewage services at a “Meet the Candidates” night Tuesday at Providence ...

Zoning lawsuit is ‘elephant in the room’ at Providence candidates forum

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Story & Photos by Amanda Wray PROVIDENCE – The city’s “Meet the Candidates” night took a detour from campaign talk Tuesday when a City Council candidate who has sued Providence over a long-running zoning dispute was asked whether she would support ...