• 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

Wellsville’s leaning town hall has city council weighing options

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville’s leaning town hall has city council weighing options

By Sierra Copeland WELLSVILLE -- What started out as a minor plumbing fix in the bathroom turned into something much bigger for the future of the Wellsville Town Hall. At City Council Nov. 19, city manager Don Hartle announced that the ...

How high should that fence be? Hyrum commission tables decision

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on How high should that fence be? Hyrum commission tables decision

By Michael Royer HYRUM — Kelly Johnson wanted an answer, but the Hyrum Planning Commission had an issue with the city’s land code and the commission meeting Thursday night ended without settling much of anything. Johnson is the owner of AA Access ...

Sherwood Hills recovery program had ‘great first year’

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sherwood Hills recovery program had ‘great first year’

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield WELLSVILLE — The leaves in Sardine Canyon along US 89-91 are changing colors and Sherwood Hills Recovery Resort is right in the heart of the beautiful scenery. The resort, which has been in operation since ...

Hyrum residents convince Planning Commission to deny rezone of JBS land

Sunday, September 7th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyrum residents convince Planning Commission to deny rezone of JBS land

By Michael Royer HYRUM — A group of fired-up Hyrum residents filled the Civic Center Thursday night to voice concerns about a rezone request — and their voices were heeded by the city's Planning Commission, which denied the request from JBS ...

Planning Commission says N. Logan’s form-based code law is finished

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Planning Commission says N. Logan’s form-based code law is finished

By Jessica Sonderegger NORTH LOGAN—With a full agenda Thursday, the Planning Commission was well aware of how little time they could dedicate to further revise the proposed form-based code ordinance. And even then, they exceeded the meeting’s time frame by 56 ...

N. Logan council, planning commission, continue struggle over zoning

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Jessica Sonderegger NORTH LOGAN—As the City Council approached the fourth item on Wednesday’s agenda, an invitation was extended to members of the Planning Commission to formally join the meeting’s discussion. Wednesday’s meeting, anticipated as much by the city council and  planning ...

N. Logan council and planning commission close to final ordinance

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on N. Logan council and planning commission close to final ordinance

By Jessica Sonderegger NORTH LOGAN—After two joint workshops and approximately eight hours of debate and discussion, The Planning Commission is feeling confident with their newfound direction. “I doubt there will be another joint workshop,” said Planning Commission Chair Mark Hancey. There has ...

Richmond P&Z members learn basics of making land-use decisions

Friday, October 5th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Richmond P&Z members learn basics of making land-use decisions

By Heidi Vaughan RICHMOND – Chosen for their ability to lead, the men and women that make up community officials are always aiming to improve. Commission members at a recent Planning and Zoning meeting were focused on just that. With several ...

North Logan council, planning commission work on city center details

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan council, planning commission work on city center details

By Jessica Sonderegger NORTH LOGAN — The City Council and the Planning Commission met together Thursday night in a workshop setting, attempting to settle some uncertainties associated with the City Center Project. “Our role is to take direction and then plan it,” ...

Large animals OK on R1 lots in Smithfield, Planning Commission says

Friday, September 21st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Large animals OK on R1 lots in Smithfield, Planning Commission says

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – A major change to animal regulations in residential (R1) zones was approved unanimously Sept. 19 by the city Planning Commission. The ordinance will allow people who have previously had large animals, but lost them for a ...

Hyrum planning commission OK’s site plan for fishing fly business

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyrum planning commission OK’s site plan for fishing fly business

By Tara Alvey HYRUM -- The city Planning Commission approved a site plan for a wholesale distribution business at 90 N. 800 East at Thursday night's meeting. The plan was proposed by Kohn Smith, who owns a business at the same address ...

Planning commission reconsiders Smithfield animal laws

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Planning commission reconsiders Smithfield animal laws

By Jessica Wilkinson SMITHFIELD—Kris Monson, a City Councilwoman for 10 years, stood before the Planning Commission Wednesday night to propose modifications to Smithfield’s animal rights ordinances. “I’m just going to propose an idea,” Monson said. “If you don’t like this, I’m ...

River Heights residents want animal control to take more responsibility

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on River Heights residents want animal control to take more responsibility

'There are huge dog problems in the city of River Heights.' By Lindsay Nemelka RIVER HEIGHTS — Of all the changes being made to city animal control laws, a cap on late registration fees isn’t one of them. Residents could end ...

No garage permit for Richmond resident, planning commission says

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on No garage permit for Richmond resident, planning commission says

By Rouchelle Brockman RICHMOND -- The Planning and Zoning Commission refused to grant a building variance at their meeting Tuesday to a man who wants to build a two-car garage on his property. Kent Johnson, a Richmond resident, asked the commission what ...

Couple can rent their home out, N. Logan planning commission says

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Couple can rent their home out, N. Logan planning commission says

By Steve Crass NORTH LOGAN - One couple can sleep peacefully, knowing their tenants have been granted legal rights to occupy their home after Thursday’s North Logan Planning Commission meeting. Richard Wood and his spouse began renting out their home last year ...

Planning commission assesses Hyde Park survey

Sunday, October 9th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Planning commission assesses Hyde Park survey

By Allee Evensen HYDE PARK--A plan nearly three years in the making may finally see daylight at the start of 2012. A survey that would be available to every Hyde Park resident assessing their wants and needs for the city is in ...

Millville planning commission OK’s resident’s boundary change

Friday, October 7th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Millville planning commission OK’s resident’s boundary change

By Rachel Kenley MILLVILLE--A proposed personal property boundary re-alignment was discussed at the Planning Commission meeting Thursday. Dave Hair, a local resident, drew a diagram of his property and the plan to change the boundaries on a chalkboard. Hair wanted to move ...

Providence will seek residents’ input before changing subdivision rules

Friday, September 16th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence will seek residents’ input before changing subdivision rules

By Mitch Figgat PROVIDENCE-- The City Planning Commission will not recommend changing the subdivision ordinance until a public hearing is held to garner public opinion and ascertain future risks. City resident Sean Christianson, a contractor, came before the commission Wednesday night asking ...

Wellsville planning commission grants three new business permits

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville planning commission grants three new business permits

By Noelle Johansen WELLSVILLE -- The city Planning Commission approved two home business permits and one permit for the sale of produce Wednesday. John Jenkins received approval for a permit for a landscape construction and maintenance business he is starting out of ...

Planning commission grants permit for River Heights lawn business

Friday, March 18th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Planning commission grants permit for River Heights lawn business

By Lis Stewart RIVER HEIGHTS—The status of a local home-based lawn care business and the upkeep in the southwest part of River Heights were on the table at a public hearing Tuesday night. One of the main concerns of city Planning Commission ...