• 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

Residents ask Providence city to remove retention pond

Monday, November 18th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Residents ask Providence city to remove retention pond

By Manda Perkins PROVIDENCE – A petition with 98 signatures was presented to the City Council, asking for removal of a city-owned retention pond near the Hampshire Estates subdivision. Several homeowners addressed the council, concerned about the danger it imposed to ...

Candidates: Budget issues, commercial development in Providence

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Candidates: Budget issues, commercial development in Providence

By Manda Perkins PROVIDENCE – City residents will have the chance to meet mayoral and city council candidates Thursday. Meet the Candidates night will be held at 7 p.m. at Providence Elementary School, giving voters the opportunity to ask questions and ...

Providence artist finds her passion in recycled glass

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Providence artist finds her passion in recycled glass

Story and photos by Manda Perkins PROVIDENCE−For some, collecting antique glassware means storing pieces in a china cabinet, only to wait for the occasional dusting. But for artist Nikki Root, it means chipping and breaking away at the old glass to ...

Providence City Council makes room for growth, development

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence City Council makes room for growth, development

By Manda Perkins PROVIDENCE − The City Council meeting ran longer than usual Tuesday night when council and community members met to discuss matters related to planning and zoning. The majority of the three-hour meeting was spent voting on ordinance revisions ...

Valley veteran honored for WWII service with French Legion of Honor

Saturday, September 7th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Valley veteran honored for WWII service with French Legion of Honor

'The award is a representation of my entire outfit. It’s not just about me.' - Hoyt Kelley Story and photos by Manda Perkins PROVIDENCE -- It was a rainy celebration early Monday morning when friends and neighbors gathered under a pavilion at ...

Request for student help with Providence ‘hero list’ runs into trouble

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Request for student help with Providence ‘hero list’ runs into trouble

By Paul Christiansen PROVIDENCE— Dissonance was evident at the Providence Historic Preservation Commission's meeting Tuesday. Kathleen Alder, a representative for Providence Pioneer Heritage Inc., spoke to commission members about her organization’s sponsorship and activity plans for the annual city-wide Spring Creek ...

Providence residents ask why change west end of 200 South?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence residents ask why change west end of 200 South?

By Paul Christiansen PROVIDENCE—More than 25 citizens and community members turned out for a recent City Council meeting, referred to by several as “a heated exchange.” Public attention was set on the council’s discussion regarding removal of the cul-de-sac at the ...

Soccer registration starts Saturday in Providence, River Heights

Friday, February 1st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life, Sports | Comments Off on Soccer registration starts Saturday in Providence, River Heights

Story and photo by Paul Christiansen PROVIDENCE—Each spring the South Cache Soccer League facilitates a recreational soccer program for youth of the southern part of the valley. Representatives of SCSL travel to each competing township for registration days where individuals can ...

Providence Council says unanimous no to school district’s plans

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence Council says unanimous no to school district’s plans

Story and photo by Paul Christiansen PROVIDENCE — Mayor Ronald Liechty was recently informed by Superintendent Steven Norton of Cache County School District’s plans to close Providence Elementary and relocate its students to Spring Creek Middle School. Tuesday the Providence City Council ...

Headstones and mosquito abatement hot topics in Providence

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Headstones and mosquito abatement hot topics in Providence

By Danielle Manley PROVIDENCE --Two items of business consumed most of the conversation at the Providence City Council meeting Tuesday — headstones and mosquitoes. Among an audit report and comments about voting for Christmas lights in the city, four new employees were ...

Reindeer Run and Santa come to Providence this weekend

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Reindeer Run and Santa come to Providence this weekend

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – The annual holiday food drive has been a tradition of the Youth Council for years but only recently has it turned into a vast holiday celebration for the whole city. Included in the celebration is the annual ...

Providence City Council considers larger city office building

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence City Council considers larger city office building

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – The City Council had an open discussion regarding possibly expanding the  30-year-old city building Tuesday night. Mayor Ron Liechty also suggested the option of building a new office building in a different location. Contrasting opinions were shared ...

Public hearing on short-term rentals in Providence gets no response

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Public hearing on short-term rentals in Providence gets no response

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – A public hearing regarding short-term property rentals drew no citizen attendance at a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday, even though the issue was hotly debated in September. “I guess they just didn’t care to have a ...

Providence P&Z gives approval to Sunrise Acres for new road

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence P&Z gives approval to Sunrise Acres for new road

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – Sunrise Acres got the go-ahead to construct a new road after the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the company’s final plat for a new residential subdivision. The road will continue 330 West running between 600 South and ...

Popular Zumba class ending; teacher made class ‘feel like a party’

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Popular Zumba class ending; teacher made class ‘feel like a party’

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – It was when her son asked if she was pregnant that she knew she had to make a change. “I wasn't pregnant, I was just fat,” said Isela Phelps, who lives in Providence. Now at 35, Phelps ...

Professional center at Gateway & 1st North OK’d by Providence

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Professional center at Gateway & 1st North OK’d by Providence

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – A professional building proposed on the southwest corner of Gateway Drive and 100 North got the go-ahead to begin construction from the City Council Tuesday. A requirement for the building's developers is to extend Gateway Drive south ...

Macey’s offers helpful class for your garden zucchini explosion

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Macey’s offers helpful class for your garden zucchini explosion

Story & photo by Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – The smell of freshly baked chocolate zucchini bread wafted through Macey's grocery store Wednesday night, enhancing customers' mundane shopping experience. The aroma came from the store's Little Theater, where several times a week ...

Short-term rental house proposed to Providence zoning commission

Friday, September 14th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Short-term rental house proposed to Providence zoning commission

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE -- The Planning and Zoning Commission is considering amending the city's zoning regulations after Wednesday's meeting. The discussion came up because of a proposal from a former Providence resident. Brandan Hadlock, who now lives in Lehi, wishes ...

New housing development, commercial building OK’d in Providence

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on New housing development, commercial building OK’d in Providence

By Steve Crass PROVIDENCE -- Plans to erect a new commercial general building and a single family residential area are moving forward after a public hearing at Thursday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The new building will be located at the ...

In Providence, autumn means it’s time to get your sauerkraut on

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on In Providence, autumn means it’s time to get your sauerkraut on

By Mitch Figgat PROVIDENCE -- Everyone can choose between turkey and hotdogs, but everyone came for the main dish, sauerkraut. The city of Providence will be hosting its 14th annual Sauerkraut Dinner and Bazaar Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5-8 ...