• 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

Graffiti artists: Avoid the concrete jungle or risk arrest

Sunday, August 31st, 2014 Posted in News | No Comments »

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 ...

Leishman appointment to planning board has some worried

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

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—Not everyone is supportive of Wellsville’s new planning and zoning commissioner, appointed Wednesday night. [caption id="attachment_9974" align="alignleft" width="500"] Wellsville City Manager Don Hartle swears in Jarold Leishman. Sarah Romero photo[/caption] Jerald Leishman replaces John Spence, who recently resigned. But some ...

Wellsville considers splash pad for summer fun

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

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—Children may have a new reason to put on their swimming suits and flip-flops this summer. [caption id="attachment_9971" align="alignleft" width="458"] This is a splash pad in Marathon, Wisconsin.[/caption] Wellsville may install a splash pad north of the Wellsville Elementary School ...

Smithfield’s Carnegie library will double in $1.44M expansion

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Alicia Facer SMITHFIELD—The town’s 93-year-old Carnegie Library on Main Street is getting a $1.44 million two-story, 5,600-square-foot expansion. [caption id="attachment_9967" align="alignleft" width="384"] Smithfield’s Carnegie Library is expanding. Alicia Facer photo[/caption] One major concern for residents and council members was keeping the historic ...

Flash mob dances to raise awareness of abuse against women

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Noelle Johansen LOGAN—In a flash mob at Utah State University, students and the Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency (CAPSA) danced to raise awareness of abuse against women as part of the international One Billion Rising for Justice movement. “One Billion Rising ...

‘Totally disagree’: Wellsville planning chair quits after 14 years

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—For John Spence, it just became too much to bear. Uneven sidewalks, his own health issues and the city’s no-contract business deals pushed him too far. [caption id="attachment_9943" align="alignleft" width="480"] John Spence, right, is stepping down. Sarah Romero photo[/caption] Planning ...

‘Back to Life’—Revitalizing downtown Wellsville

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 Posted in News | 1 Comment »

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—Downtown Wellsville consists of one street lined by city offices and run-down shops on one side, and a church on the other. Some residents would like to see that changed. [caption id="attachment_9941" align="alignleft" width="480"] How to develop commerce and ...

‘Muddy mess’—Wellsville Planning boss says sidewalks substandard

Monday, February 10th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—Buried in snow, Wellsville’s brand-new sidewalk provides a safe way for children to walk to school. But some residents say the sidewalk looks anything but new. Residents and some city officials are disappointed in the quality of concrete sidewalks ...

Turn off the tube! Smithfield signs up for ‘Unplugged Challenge’

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Alicia Facer SMITHFIELD—The city has to become a part of the “Unplugged Challenge,” a program to encourage children to turn off video games and television, and get into the outdoors. The program was organized in Heber Valley last year, to get ...

Neighbors complain about Wellsville RV repair business

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—Neighbors of an RV repair shop in Wellsville are upset with the 15 trailers parked on the lot. There were supposed to be only five. Wellsville residents complained to the Wellsville Planning Commission, which has ruled that South Valley ...

Newton mayor, two council members sworn into office

Friday, January 10th, 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Tavin Stucki NEWTON — Mayor Clair Christiansen was sworn into office Thursday at the Town Council meeting, declaring to uphold the constitutions of the United States of America and the state of Utah. Shortly after, newly elected council members Kathryn ...

Millville sells water shares, cancels Dec. 26 meeting

Monday, December 16th, 2013 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Tavin Stucki MILLVILLE — The City Council sold water shares, discussed park use, granted a business license and youth city council success Thursday, at what became the final council meeting of 2013. Bid amounts were compared to see which residents will ...

Ordaining women: The priesthood and LDS women

Friday, December 13th, 2013 Posted in Faith, News | Comments Off

By Manda Perkins LOGAN -- Growing up, Debra Jenson was a self-described tomboy: the girl who played football with the boys at school. When she began attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the age of 12, she ...

Former Lion’s club treasurer sentenced for theft

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Tavin Stucki LOGAN — A Paradise woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to a felony for stealing from the Paradise Lion’s club was sentenced Tuesday in 1st District Court. Peggy Sue McDonald, the chapter’s former treasurer, was sentenced to five ...

Sub for Santa brings the holiday home at USU

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Addison M. T. Hall LOGAN -- As the semester winds down and winter break approaches, student families begin preparing for Christmas and time with their families. However for some student families, money is too tight for even the smallest celebration. ...