• 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 ‘News’ Category

CWG director: Sarkeesian ‘just felt the risk was too great’

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

By Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — Carrying a concealed weapon on Utah State University campus is legal, but on Wednesday carrying was part of a larger debate involving a feminist speaker and malicious threats made against her. Anita Sarkeesian, a media critic who gives lectures ...

Feminist media critic cancels at USU, students rally for free speech

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

By Katherine Larsen Photos by Noelle Johansen and Chris McGinty LOGAN -- Death threats are nothing new to Anita Sarkeesian, but they're not an everyday occurrence at Utah State University. After hearing of an email that threatened her life, Sarkeesian cancelled her speech that was ...

Friends, neighbors offer help to Logan couple whose home burned

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

Story by Michael Royer, photos by Lindsay Loscher and Michael Royer LOGAN — As Richard and Betsy Wagstaff watched their garage and part of their home go up in flames Tuesday afternoon, an old adage filled the minds of onlookers: Sometimes ...

Bridger area residents protest realignment of 100 West in Logan

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

Story and photos by Michael Royer LOGAN — More than 80 concerned Logan residents packed the city-sponsored neighborhood meeting at Bridger Elementary School gymnasium Tuesday night to discuss issues that concerned them, particularly the proposed realignment of 100 West St. [caption id="" ...

CCSO releases names of victim, suspect in Hyrum shooting

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

Story and photo by Sierra Copeland HYRUM- -- The Cache County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the victim and suspect in Tuesday's shooting.  The victim was Robert J. Van Hemert, 37,  of Hyrum, who was fatally shot in the chest at ...

Reaction to U.S. Supreme Court’s non-decision on gay marriage

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

By Katherine Lambert LOGAN -- Despite U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby's ruling in December that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah, the state has been stuck on one sentence from its Constitution: "Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man ...

How high should that fence be? Hyrum commission tables decision

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

By Michael Royer HYRUM — Kelly Johnson wanted an answer, but the Hyrum Planning Commission had an issue with the city’s land code and the commission meeting Thursday night ended without settling much of anything. Johnson is the owner of AA Access ...

Sherwood Hills recovery program had ‘great first year’

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield WELLSVILLE — The leaves in Sardine Canyon along US 89-91 are changing colors and Sherwood Hills Recovery Resort is right in the heart of the beautiful scenery. The resort, which has been in operation since ...

Election 2014: Turley, Webb agree education needs more money, differ on how to get it

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 Posted in News, Opinion | Comments Off

Story and photo by Sierra Copeland LOGAN -- The smell of old books and quiet conversations seemed the perfect setting for the debate between Republican incumbent Curt Webb and Democrat Jeff Turley for the 5th District Utah House of Representatives seat Wednesday. [caption ...

Election 2014: County attorney candidates differ most on importance of party affiliation

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

Story and photo by Michael Royer LOGAN — There was standing room only in the Logan Library’s Jim Bridger Room Wednesday night as more than 80 intrigued residents and media members gathered to witness the candidates for Cache County Attorney debate. [caption ...

Providence homeowners say they’ll fight against road encroachment

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

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 ...

Richmond already seeing more traffic on road to Cherry Peak resort

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

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 ...

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

Tuesday, 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 ...

Hyrum residents convince Planning Commission to deny rezone of JBS land

Sunday, 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 ...

Graffiti artists: Avoid the concrete jungle or risk arrest

Sunday, 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 ...

Wellsville: Embattled Hwy. 89/91 ‘Sardinz’ truck stop finally approved

Friday, May 9th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—His truck stop was finally approved, but there’s still a long road ahead for developer Steve Kyriopoulos. The planning commission unanimously voted April 12 that the truck stop on U.S. Highway 89/91 was “an allowable use,” nearly three ...

Wellsville residents oppose proposed truck stop on Hwy. 89/91

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—Some residents say it will kill people. Others say it will be a valuable asset to the community. It’s been two years since Steve Kyriopoulos first filed an application for a truck stop on the southeast corner of U.S. ...

Caring, engaged, ‘the next Sarah Palin,’ Barbara Kent serves Smithfield

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Alicia Facer SMITHFIELD—Teacher at the longest running home preschool in town, City Council member, and mother of six, Barbara Kent has been active in the community for more than 30 years. Now in her second term, she’s been on the City ...

Fast-changing industry is a challenge, journalists advise USU students

Friday, February 28th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Sarah Romero ST. GEORGE—The journalist’s job is more complex than it once was. Simply being able to write a well-balanced and unbiased story isn’t enough for today’s ever-growing online audiences, say two Utah “content providers.” [caption id="attachment_9993" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brittny Goodsell ...

Cows, barber shops—Cache ‘Gateway’ Wellsville by the numbers

Friday, February 28th, 2014 Posted in News | 1 Comment »

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—In the 6.4 square miles making up Wellsville, Cache Valley’s oldest city, there are more homeless people and more beauty salons than full-time city employees. Wellsville may be small (about 3,800 residents) compared to other cities, but it has ...