• 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 ‘Environment’ Category

Gas prices drop, buses empty and smog thickens

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 Posted in Environment | Comments Off on Gas prices drop, buses empty and smog thickens

By Whitney Eversole Gas prices reached as low as $1.92 in Logan on Tuesday. But while plunging oil prices have been a boon for the pocketbooks of commuters, it's been a bust for local mass transit agencies. And possibly for the health of everyone ...

Restoration expert: Trail won’t affect riverside residents

Monday, January 25th, 2016 Posted in Environment, Logan News | Comments Off on Restoration expert: Trail won’t affect riverside residents

By Jake Hansen A continuous trail along the Logan River wouldn’t interfere with the joys of riverside living for current residents, a restoration plan research liaison told the Logan City County on Tuesday evening. While updating the council on river restoration efforts, ...

So far, few residents have joined Logan’s first conservation contest

Friday, December 11th, 2015 Posted in Environment, Logan News | Comments Off on So far, few residents have joined Logan’s first conservation contest

By Bianca Pahl biancapahl.weebly.com Logan City’s first conservation contest, which rewards residents for cutting back on their electricity and water consumption, isn’t getting as many participants as hoped for. As of Tuesday there were only two Logan residents registered to participate in the contest. The contest ...

New environmental research to begin at Utah State in the new year

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 Posted in Environment | 1 Comment »

By Bianca Pahl biancapahl.weebly.com/ Utah State University professors will conduct new environmental research about the effects climate change will have on Utah geographically, economically — and even psychologically — starting in 2016. Jacopo Baggio, a professor in the Department of Environment and Society at USU, and ...

Logan business completes solar installation on new building

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 Posted in Business, Environment, Logan News | Comments Off on Logan business completes solar installation on new building

By Ben Nielsen benielsen.weebly.com The installation of 927 solar panels on a new building for Malouf Fine Linens in Logan was completed this month — a move that company officials believe will improve energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Although the unoccupied building is ...

Clean air factors into decision to continue free bus rides

Friday, November 20th, 2015 Posted in Environment | Comments Off on Clean air factors into decision to continue free bus rides

By Bianca Pahl biancapahl.weebly.com Clean air was an important factor in Wednesday night’s vote against charging a fare for public transportation, Cache Valley Transit District board members and officials said. According to the transit district, about 40 percent of riders have access to ...

Monarch enthusiasts plant ‘weeds’ to nurture threatened insect

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 Posted in Environment | 1 Comment »

By Morgan Pratt NIBLEY CITY — Becky Yeager spends her summer days out in the yard hunting for monarch caterpillars. Once she finds them, she captures them, raises them in yogurt cups and eventually releases them as mature butterflies, so they ...

Leading water expert to speak at Utah State

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 Posted in Environment | Comments Off on Leading water expert to speak at Utah State

The Nature Conservancy's chief water scientist will speak Wednesday at an event hosted by the Utah State University College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. Brian Richter, who has more than 25 years of experience in water science and conservation, will speak on ...

Scientists help Walmart manage pond, battle beavers to stop flooding

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

By Amanda Wray LOGAN – Three men bravely waded into a chilly pond one morning last week to save a beaver colony whose dams have periodically threatened to flood 1200 South behind Walmart in South Logan. [caption id="attachment_10836" align="alignleft" width="434"] FHC volunteers ...

Environment: Nibley poised to become Utah’s first certified wildlife town

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 Posted in Environment | Comments Off on Environment: Nibley poised to become Utah’s first certified wildlife town

Story & Photos by Morgan Pratt NIBLEY — If you drive down Hollow Road in Nibley, you will be hard-pressed to find a yard without a sign that reads, “Certified Wildlife Habitat.” That is because Nibley City is in the process ...

Breath-taking: Climbing the world’s steepest mountain range

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 Posted in Environment | Comments Off on Breath-taking: Climbing the world’s steepest mountain range

Story & Photos by Chelsea Hunter Tolman MENDON — Trudging up the dusty trail, Abby Wangsgard began to wonder what she had gotten herself in to. She hoped the view was worth it. Even as though she’s a Cache Valley native, this ...

Sulphur horses removed near Utah highway

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 Posted in Environment | Comments Off on Sulphur horses removed near Utah highway

By Jillian McCarthy Saving Wild Horses Utah’s Sulphur wild horse population has reached an all-time high, a condition that is causing trouble along Highway 21. On the last weekend of February, 100 Sulphur wild horses were gathered and removed near Highway 21 between ...