• 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

Audit: Paradise’s water expenses overflowed its budget allotment

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Audit: Paradise’s water expenses overflowed its budget allotment

By Christopher Farnes PARADISE - An audit has revealed that the town of Paradise overspent its water budget by about $5,000. Diana Cannell, a certified public accountant for Freemon, Shapard and Story, has been doing accounting work for Paradise for the past ...

Help wanted: Paradise seeks planners for town events

Monday, November 18th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Help wanted: Paradise seeks planners for town events

By Christopher Farnes PARADISE - They'd like to get by with just a little more help from their friends: “One day the mayor and I will be sitting on the porch sipping lemonade while others will be taking care of everything, ...

Paradise cancels municipal election because of no candidates

Friday, October 4th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise cancels municipal election because of no candidates

By Christopher Farnes PARADISE - For the second time in a row the Paradise municipal elections have been canceled due to a lack of candidates putting their names forward for town government offices. The elections, which were set for Nov. 5, were ...

Cracker Barrel open once more in Paradise

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Cracker Barrel open once more in Paradise

By Christopher Farnes PARADISE -- “In business since 1884” is what the sign in front of the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Paradise says, but this restaurant is much different than the ZCMI trading post it was in 1884. The Cracker Barrel, which ...

DUP’s Sagwich Camp works to preserve Paradise history

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on DUP’s Sagwich Camp works to preserve Paradise history

Story and photo by Christopher Farnes PARADISE - Behind the Cracker Barrel restaurant sits the old Paradise Tithing Office, which is now used as the Sagwich Camp Museum, one of the museums run by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. The Sagwich ...

Paradise wants $80,000 from RAPZ tax fund for work on park

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise wants $80,000 from RAPZ tax fund for work on park

By Dawn Otterby PARADISE -- The Town Council will ask the Recreation, Arts, Parks and Zoos tax fund for $80,000 this year, and put any money received toward a new town park. Jason Summers, the Paradise resident who has been overseeing the ...

Plowing snow, marking fire hydrants all part of Paradise business

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Plowing snow, marking fire hydrants all part of Paradise business

By Dawn Otterby PARADISE—Snowy road conditions were the biggest concern for the Town Council when they met Wednesday. “I’ve had quite a few positive comments on the way the roads have been taken care of,” said Councilman Jay Rinderknecht, who oversees road maintenance. ...

Wild turkeys on the move, looking for better digs in Paradise

Friday, February 1st, 2013 Posted in Outdoors | Comments Off on Wild turkeys on the move, looking for better digs in Paradise

By Dawn Otterby PARADISE -- Bev Zitting had become accustomed to looking out her window and seeing 27 wild turkeys foraging in her front yard. “They used to come everyday around noon,” she said. But Zitting hasn’t seen the large birds in ...

Paradise Town Council finances pass auditor’s muster

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise Town Council finances pass auditor’s muster

By Katie Swain PARADISE – According to Allred Jackson’s audit of Paradise, the town is doing well financially. At the Town Council meeting Nov. 7, Diana Cannell from Allred Jackson reported the audit. “It looks like you guys have been very busy ...

Paradise council decides – reluctantly – to join flood insurance program

Friday, November 18th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise council decides – reluctantly – to join flood insurance program

By D. Whitney Smith PARADISE — Mayor Leland Howlett says he believes FEMA has unfairly and inaccurately mapped dozens of properties inside a flood-risk area that doesn’t exist. Residents voiced concerns at a special public hearing Nov. 16, some of them ...

FEMA’s new flood map creates a touch of hell for Paradise residents

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on FEMA’s new flood map creates a touch of hell for Paradise residents

'They’re absolutely demanding that if you have a mortgage on a property that is in a designated flood area, you must have flood insurance.' - Mayor Leland Howlett By D. Whitney Smith PARADISE — Patience levels crested Wednesday night after a two-hour ...

Equestrian arena should be a Paradise reality, come spring

Friday, October 21st, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Equestrian arena should be a Paradise reality, come spring

By D. Whitney Smith PARADISE — Horseback riding and roping are activities many residents already enjoy, and next spring a new equestrian arena, part of a long-term park project, will provide a central place for them. Mayor Leland Howlett and the Town ...

Paradise Town Council election canceled

Sunday, October 9th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise Town Council election canceled

By D. Whitney Smith PARADISE--Residents will not vote for Town Council members this year, due to a 3-0 council vote that canceled the Nov. 8 election. Incumbent Jay Rinderknecht and former council member Margaret Obray were voted into office Wednesday, Oct. ...

Paradise will install meter to measure water flow from spring

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise will install meter to measure water flow from spring

By D. Whitney Smith PARADISE -- Water falling from the sky is not easily controllable for any town or city, which is why unpredictable crop yields, flooding and mudslides caused by excessive precipitation have created complications for many Cache Valley residents ...

Paradise considers contracting with sheriff’s office for animal control

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise considers contracting with sheriff’s office for animal control

By Brandon Hadley PARADISE--The Town Council met with Sheriff Lynn Nelson and Deputy Brian Locke of the Cache County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday to discuss an animal control contract and get a feel for how the CCSO influence in town differs from ...

Pave Paradise, fill up the potholes, please

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Pave Paradise, fill up the potholes, please

By Brandon Hadley PARADISE -- The Town Council spent the majority of their meeting Monday discussing which roads were most in need of being slurry sealed and repaved. “Some of the roads are starting to fall apart, causing some real bad craters,” ...

Paradise council clarifies advice for landscaping around gas meters

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise council clarifies advice for landscaping around gas meters

By Brandon Hadley PARADISE -- The Town Council has clarified Questar's requests regarding landscaping around its gas meters. On Feb. 2, Steve Krebs, area manager for Questar Gas, informed the Paradise Council that citizens are not supposed to cover pipes connecting ...

Paradise cafe will ‘shake it up’ for March Madness

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Paradise cafe will ‘shake it up’ for March Madness

By Brandon Hadley PARADISE-With the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament just around the corner one local cafe is gearing up for the three-week event. John and Annette Drew, owners of the Cracker Barrel Cafe and Catering in Paradise, are planning a few ...

Questar to Paradise: Don’t pretty up those gas meters

Friday, February 4th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Questar to Paradise: Don’t pretty up those gas meters

By Brandon Hadley PARADISE--The Town Council voiced concern to Steve Krebs, area manager for Questar Gas, about landscaping around gas meters in residents' yards. Councilman Don Snyder said he had been told that he wasn’t allowed to cover up pipes entering ...

Paradise council passes scout’s Eagle project in the nick of time

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise council passes scout’s Eagle project in the nick of time

By Anya Aether PARADISE--Colton Wuetherich has been pushing his luck to complete his Eagle project on time, with his 18th birthday just a week away. He approached the Paradise Town Council Wednesday, asking to have his Eagle project passed off even ...