• 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 ‘Arts and Life’ Category

No pickleball for River Heights neighborhood; noise complaints remain

Sunday, November 1st, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on No pickleball for River Heights neighborhood; noise complaints remain

By Melanie Fenstermaker RIVER HEIGHTS — The River Heights City Council voted 3-to-2 Tuesday against building pickleball courts in the Saddle Rock subdivision, a new housing development off 600 South and 1000 East. [caption id="attachment_10915" align="alignleft" width="446"] USA Pickleball Association photo[/caption] The decision ...

‘Haunted Hyde Park Hollow’ offers family-friendly spook alley

Sunday, November 1st, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on ‘Haunted Hyde Park Hollow’ offers family-friendly spook alley

By Mekenna Malan HYDE PARK — After four years of haunts, the Hyde Park Youth Council has changed the name of its yearly spook alley to the “Haunted Hyde Park Hollow.” The Halloween festivity will runs Oct. 28-30. “We’re trying to look ...

N. Logan library seeks bigger turnouts at Monday Movie Nights

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on N. Logan library seeks bigger turnouts at Monday Movie Nights

By Jaesea Gatherum NORTH LOGAN — The North Logan Library is getting in the Halloween spirit by showing spooky movies during its regular Monday movie nights this month. The library staff hopes more people will attend because of the holiday theme. “Usually ...

Local officials asking for gardeners’ market to stay at courthouse

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life, Logan News | Comments Off on Local officials asking for gardeners’ market to stay at courthouse

Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market board members, along with county and city officials, have decided to keep the market’s new county courthouse location for another year after receiving positive feedback from vendors. This spring the market moved from Willow Park to the ...

Book buzz: Little Lewiston library works hard to serve community

Friday, October 16th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Book buzz: Little Lewiston library works hard to serve community

By Jillian McCarthy LEWISTON — The spacious small-town public library in Lewiston brings people together by serving the good citizens of Lewiston and other tiny neighboring communities in rural northern Cache County. The library sponsors events that cater to the ...

Smithfield thanks its veterans during Founders’ Day event.

Friday, October 16th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Smithfield thanks its veterans during Founders’ Day event.

By Rebecca Wheatley SMITHFIELD — It has been more than 70 years since the beginning of World War II, but Barbara Gutke remembers what her life was like then as a 20-something. As part of the city’s Founders’ Day celebration, the ...

‘Like you’re drinking an apple’ — Zollinger cider is that fresh

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on ‘Like you’re drinking an apple’ — Zollinger cider is that fresh

By Melanie Fenstermaker RIVER HEIGHTS — When River Heights resident Judy Weston takes a sip of Zollinger apple cider, it’s like “going home.” [caption id="attachment_10767" align="alignleft" width="280"] Zollinger cultivates more than 1,000 apples trees, in 14 varieties. (Melanie Fenstermaker photo)[/caption] “It’s so fresh,” ...

Spookfest: Slam gets spooky in celebration of its first Halloween

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life, USU Life | Comments Off on Spookfest: Slam gets spooky in celebration of its first Halloween

By Katherine Taylor  katherinedtaylor.wordpress.com Why Slam, the poetry competition hosted by local music venue Why Sound, celebrated its first Halloween with a special event called Spookfest on Tuesday evening. Poets were encouraged to perform their spookiest poems. Performances were rated by a panel ...

Mendon greenhouse flourishes despite heavy competition

Monday, October 5th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mendon greenhouse flourishes despite heavy competition

Story and Photos by Jordan Floyd MENDON — Despite tough competition from Logan big-box stores such as Lowe’s and Home Depot, Mendon’s Fonnesbeck Greenhouse continues to thrive on the west side of the Valley after 20 years in business. [caption id="attachment_10720" align="alignleft" ...

Soul Mama’s Rock Shop brings color, good vibes to Lewiston

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Soul Mama’s Rock Shop brings color, good vibes to Lewiston

By Jillian McCarthy LEWISTON —Amid the vibrantly painted walls, eclectic shelves and tables filled with arrays of rocks and crystals, the heart and soul of the place, Penny Wick of Soul Mama’s Rock Shop, brings life and character to the small ...

Hyde Park: Fall veggies up for grabs as farmers ‘Share the Bounty’

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Hyde Park: Fall veggies up for grabs as farmers ‘Share the Bounty’

By Mekenna Malan HYDE PARK — After 10 minutes of pushing and shoving, Brooke and Lauren Harris realized they could not fit the two 15-pound pumpkins they had picked out for carving into their backpacks. [caption id="attachment_10678" align="alignright" width="434"] File photo[/caption] “We rode our bikes 30 ...

Large turnout for Helicon West slam poetry night

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Large turnout for Helicon West slam poetry night

By Parker Atkinson Logan After Dark There was standing room only Thursday night at Helicon West as a large crowd packed into the Jim Bridger Room of the Logan Library for an evening of slam poetry. With topics ranging from sex, religion ...

Professor’s band to play at WhySound

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Professor’s band to play at WhySound

By Aubri Liechty Sounds from Little Bear River Professor Kate Skinner of Utah State University will be performing with her alternative band, Born to Wander, at WhySound on April 23. Skinner chose WhySound for the band’s first gig in Utah because ...

Swing dancing nights at Cache Valley Fun Park approach summer schedule change

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Swing dancing nights at Cache Valley Fun Park approach summer schedule change

By Parker Atkinson Logan After Dark During the months of May through August there will be no swing dancing on Monday nights at the Cache Valley Fun Park as the event moves to its summer schedule. Fans of country-style dancing will still ...

360-degree set debuts at Utah State University

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on 360-degree set debuts at Utah State University

By Jaesea Gatherum Behind The Scenes Utah State University’s Department of Theatre Arts designed its spring play, “Rabbit Hole,” in a way that hasn’t been done before at USU. The audience will be seated along three sides of the stage, while the fourth ...

USU students featured in concerto evening

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on USU students featured in concerto evening

Fifty-eight students sat positioned with string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments at the ready. Carly Ewell entered, saluted the audience and then turned to her harp. Sergio Bernal raised his baton. What came next had the audience at the Kent Concert ...

Backcountry film festival features nine new films

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Backcountry film festival features nine new films

Local organizations Nordic United and the Utah Conservation Corps will host the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center auditorium. Erik Syrstad, a board member of Nordic United who helped coordinate the ...

Film production degree now available at USU

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life, Education | Comments Off on Film production degree now available at USU

The Department of Theatre Arts at Utah State University announced this semester the addition of a new bachelor of fine arts degree. The new degree will allow students in the Department of Theatre Arts to study film production within the ...

Sundance: ‘Me & Earl’ embraces death, teen love without saccharine

Monday, February 9th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance: ‘Me & Earl’ embraces death, teen love without saccharine

By Noelle Johansen PARK CITY—As callous as it sounds, teenagers with cancer seem to be in vogue these days. “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is the edgier, artsier version of last year’s novel-turned-blockbuster, “The Fault in Our Stars.” [caption id="attachment_10472" align="alignleft" ...

Slamdance—the ‘other festival’ offers good vibes and good films

Monday, February 9th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Slamdance—the ‘other festival’ offers good vibes and good films

By Noelle Johansen PARK CITY—If the Sundance Film Festival isn’t independent enough for you, the concurrent Slamdance Film Festival should do the trick. Slamdance, a festival for and by filmmakers, is like the friendly kid sibling to Sundance—less pretentious, more approachable. Case ...