• 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

Passion to profession: USU entrepreneurs work hard at what they love

December 14th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Passion to profession: USU entrepreneurs work hard at what they love

By Mekenna Malan LOGAN — Young people are consistently told, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” While many university students search for careers that will match their aspirations, student entrepreneurs simply create their own. “Sometimes the idea of getting through school is discouraging,” said Sage Killian, a […]

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‘Historical night’ as Buttars, Watkins finish final city council meeting

December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Historical night’ as Buttars, Watkins finish final city council meeting

By Rebecca Wheatley SMITHFIELD — In what Mayor Darrell Simmons referred to as a “historical night,” the City Council said goodbye this week to two members, Dennis Watkins and Brent Buttars, at its last official meeting of the year. “We have been counseled by two wonderful men,” Simmons said, “And we are very sad to […]

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Nibley insect-lovers want to opt out of anti-mosquito fogging program

December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley insect-lovers want to opt out of anti-mosquito fogging program

By Morgan Pratt NIBLEY — City residents concerned about the detrimental effects of mosquito pesticides on monarch butterflies, bees and fireflies have taken their worries to the City Council, which has helped resolve confusion about anti-mosquito fogging practices. The residents were upset with the Cache Mosquito Abatement District for changing its policies on who can […]

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New Aggie Rec Center houses campus’s first all-gender locker room

December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on New Aggie Rec Center houses campus’s first all-gender locker room

By Mekenna Malan LOGAN — When the new Aggie Recreation Center opened in November, it became the first facility on campus to house a climbing wall and rapelling ledge. It also will soon be the first campus facility with an all-gender locker room. Brooke Lambert, the program coordinator for USU’s Access and Diversity Center, worked […]

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USU undergrads study immigrant children and environmental dangers

December 12th, 2015 Posted in Science, USU Life | Comments Off on USU undergrads study immigrant children and environmental dangers

By Kyle Downey aggieevents.tumblr.com Two Utah State University undergraduate students are researching environmental dangers faced by the children of immigrant families in Utah for a national project that promotes research on children’s health. Grant and Morgann Holyoak will be interviewing social service providers to determine whether or not the children of immigrant families face health […]

Shop Healthy Program joins with Hispanic community

December 12th, 2015 Posted in Cache County news, Health | Comments Off on Shop Healthy Program joins with Hispanic community

By Mikala Lindhardt www.mikalalindhardt.blogspot.com Beginning next year, the Shop Healthy Program will partner with the Hispanic community to continue its efforts to promote healthier living. Jennie Murr, the dietician for Bear River Health Department, met with owners of La Ranchera and La Racherita earlier this month to make plans encouraging healthier shopping by placing whole […]

Golden Corral closes; N. Logan worried about dwindling economic base

December 12th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Golden Corral closes; N. Logan worried about dwindling economic base

By Breana Bonner NORTH LOGAN — After 15 years of business, Golden Corral has joined the group of failed North Logan restaurants. The buffet restaurant at 2044 N. Main St. closed its doors Wednesday. In recent years, North Logan has lost Winger’s Roadhouse Grill, Aggy’s Sports Grill, Hamilton’s Steak and Seafood, and now Golden Corral. […]

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Well-drilling fails; parched Mendon turns to geophysics to find water

December 12th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Well-drilling fails; parched Mendon turns to geophysics to find water

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — The search for water in Mendon will be revived this month, and if successful, it could mean the end of the city’s longstanding struggle with dry culinary water wells. City engineer Eric Dursteler, Mayor Ed Buist and the City Council worked during the past month to gain approval from the […]

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Reimagined ‘Juanito Bandito’ returns to Logan

December 12th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Reimagined ‘Juanito Bandito’ returns to Logan

By Jackson Wilde jacksahackreporter.wordpress.com The Pickleville Playhouse launched a new version of its comedic holiday tale, “Juanito Bandito’s Christmas Carol 2015,” at The Ellen Eccles Theatre on Friday. The musical will continue through Tuesday with 7:30 p.m. showtimes with an additional matinee on today at 3 p.m. “We say it’s a reimagined version of the show we did last year,” said T.J. Davis, who […]

Hot chocolate business owners enjoying the sweet taste of success

December 12th, 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Hot chocolate business owners enjoying the sweet taste of success

By Conrad Rowe and Anna Tuckett radmanrowe.wix.com / annasnewswriting.blogspot.com The owners of a local gourmet hot cocoa shop — built into a remodeled Airstream trailer — have been pleasantly surprised by the support they’ve received since the shop’s grand opening on Halloween. “There has been a good reaction and we are being invited to a lot of events,” said Tyler […]

For years, scientists studying the upper atmosphere assumed two measuring methods were the same. But were they?

December 12th, 2015 Posted in Science | Comments Off on For years, scientists studying the upper atmosphere assumed two measuring methods were the same. But were they?

By Diego Mendiola  ususmokescreen.tumblr.com Scientists have long assumed that two different methods for measuring the temperature of the Earth’s upper atmosphere are both quite accurate. But researchers at Utah State University recently realized that there was no way to know for sure. That’s because the two remote sensing technologies — both of which use lasers […]

Interfaith group gathers to stand with Muslim community in response to political rhetoric

December 12th, 2015 Posted in Logan News, religion | Comments Off on Interfaith group gathers to stand with Muslim community in response to political rhetoric

By Katherine Taylor and Natalie Deaver katherinedtaylor.com / thenataliejill.wordpress.com Cars lined the streets as Cache Valley citizens of all faiths stood side-by-side for a common cause — showing their support for members of the local Muslim community at the Logan Islamic Center. The crowds began to assemble at 12:30 p.m. As members of the faith arrived at the center for Friday prayer, they were […]

Logan High School implements new programs to prepare for ACT

December 12th, 2015 Posted in Education | Comments Off on Logan High School implements new programs to prepare for ACT

By Lee Johnson aggieblogger12.blogspot.com Logan High School has started new math remediation classes to help prepare struggling students for the ACT. The change was prompted by Logan City School District’s goal that, by 2020, all students will meet or exceed the national percentage of students that meet the four college readiness benchmarks as determined by the […]

Cache Valley volunteers work to bring Nativity scene to life

December 11th, 2015 Posted in Cache County news | Comments Off on Cache Valley volunteers work to bring Nativity scene to life

By Katherine Taylor  katherinedtaylor.com For the many volunteers involved in preparing for this year’s Nativity scene at Morgan Farm, weeks of work began paying off on Friday at 5:30 p.m. when the event opened to the public. Richard Eversull, who has helped to organize the event since its first year in 2006, is one of the volunteers who worked […]

Utah Theatre opening delayed again

December 11th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Utah Theatre opening delayed again

By Jackson Wilde and Brenna Kelly jacksahackreporter.wordpress.com bkellyjcom1130.blogspot.com Drywall dust lingers in the air and peppers the tools strewn about the floor. Drapes of translucent plastic cover the walls, protecting the newly painted art deco. Construction workers bustle about on scaffolding, while others thread wire behind walls in The Utah Theatre sublevels. This has been part of the […]

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

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 will track a participant’s consumption of electricity and water in their […]

Regional campus professor wins prestigious award

December 11th, 2015 Posted in USU Life | Comments Off on Regional campus professor wins prestigious award

By Boden Lamb For the first time, a faculty member from one of Utah State University’s regional campuses has won Utah’s Carnegie Professor of the Year award. Etchberger, a wildlife science professor at Utah State’s Uintah Basin campus, was honored at a reception at the David B. Haight Alumni Center on the Utah State University campus in […]

A lifetime of service led new Providence councilman to local government

December 11th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on A lifetime of service led new Providence councilman to local government

By Haley Larsen haleylarsen5.wordpress.com Though Roy Sneddon has lived a life of leadership and service, he never thought he would be where he is today, — the newest elected Providence City Councilman. On Jan. 4, Sneddon will be sworn in with two others as councilmen for the next four years. “I’ve held a number of leadership positions […]

Author shares healing power of writing at library event

December 10th, 2015 Posted in Logan News | Comments Off on Author shares healing power of writing at library event

By Nicole Cowdell nicolecowdell.wordpress.com As she sat playing music at the old piano, swaying back and forth and grinning from ear-to-ear, award-winning memoirist Dianne Hardy relived her childhood by reading excerpts from her book, “For Cryin’ Out Loud,” to patrons at the Logan Library on Wednesday night. Hardy is a firm believer in the healing power of […]

Cache County budget will have combination of spending cuts and slight tax increase

December 10th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Cache County budget will have combination of spending cuts and slight tax increase

By Alix Zelener azelener.blogspot.com Property taxes will go up slightly following the Cache County Council’s Tuesday night vote to approve the 2016 budget. Before voting on the budget, which passed 3-to-2, council members Cory Yeates, Val Potter and Greg Merrill insisted that the entire council discuss and resolve their concerns regarding tax and spending increases. […]