• 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

Nibley planning board nixes Stonebridge’s open space request

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley planning board nixes Stonebridge’s open space request

By Michael Royer NIBLEY — Without exception, residents who attended the public hearing at Wednesday night's Planning Commission meeting got what they wanted: The commission denied a request by developer Jan Nelson to amend the final plat for phase two of ...

River Heights council gets earful on fixing Riverdale Road

Monday, November 18th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on River Heights council gets earful on fixing Riverdale Road

By Addison M.T. Hall RIVER HEIGHTS –  The City Council heard from residents at a public hearing on changes to the plat map of Riverdale Road. The current plat states that all improvements to the road be paid for by the ...

Crowd packs County Council hearing, demands action for better air

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Story and photo by Paul Christiansen LOGAN—Dozens of concerned Cache Valley residents— many bearing protest signs— converged on the Historic County Courthouse Tuesday evening for a public hearing and opportunity to voice outrage over polluted winter air. The throng filled the ...

City council moves proposed Nibley rezoning on to second reading

Saturday, December 8th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on City council moves proposed Nibley rezoning on to second reading

By Danielle Manley NIBLEY — In a difficult battle between community property rights and individual property rights,  Nibley City Council held a public hearing Thursday to discuss rezoning approximately 20 acres of land at 1300 W. 2600 South. The owner of ...

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 ...

Nibley resets public hearing on electronic signs for Sept. 26

Friday, September 7th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley resets public hearing on electronic signs for Sept. 26

By Danielle Manley NIBLEY — Responding to a city resident's request, the Planning and Zoning Commission decided Wednesday night to postpone a public hearing on an ordinance regulating electronic signs. Barbara Willden stood at the podium and voiced her concerns that the ...

Wellsville residents’ opinions divided on proposed truck stop

Friday, April 27th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville residents’ opinions divided on proposed truck stop

By Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE -- Nearly a year after Steve Kyriopoulos first filed an application to build his All-American Auto Plaza, the topic continues to divide Wellsville residents. The Planning Commission held a public hearing Wednesday night to allow public input ...

Residents speak out on plans to expand North Park police station

Saturday, March 10th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Residents speak out on plans to expand North Park police station

By Steve Kent NORTH LOGAN -- The City Council held a public hearing to get input on proposed options for a new police station Wednesday. The cost of the proposed plans ranges from $1.41-1.76 million. Three possible locations for the police building ...

Transportation plan’s ‘open contract’ costs more than Nibley budgeted

Friday, February 3rd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Transportation plan’s ‘open contract’ costs more than Nibley budgeted

By Tmera Bradley NIBLEY – A discrepancy in a bid for the transportation plan may end up costing the city at least $10,000 more than the original quote. City Manager Larry Anhder reviewed the general fund and utility budgets for approval at ...

Hyde Park council sends truancy ordinance back to P&Z for more work

Saturday, April 16th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyde Park council sends truancy ordinance back to P&Z for more work

By Jamee Dyches HYDE PARK -- Parents attended the city council meeting Wednesday to express concern about a proposed truancy ordinance that would allow police to question Hyde Park children ages 6-18 who were not in school during school hours. Mayor ...

N. Logan residents not fans of proposed assisted living center

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on N. Logan residents not fans of proposed assisted living center

By Emily Pannell Johnson NORTH LOGAN—Residents voiced market viability and an increase in traffic as a few of their concerns at a public hearing Wednesday, to declare 1.4 acres of city land as surplus for private sale and the possible ...

Nibley approves plans for city hall, hears public input on trails and parks plan

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley approves plans for city hall, hears public input on trails and parks plan

By Max Parker Dahl NIBLEY--Deliberation for more final plans for City Hall, as well as the trail master plan and park complex, were opened in a public hearing in Nibley City Council. Samples and shades of brick and tile were ...

Millville wants public input on outlawing ‘spice’

Saturday, November 13th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Millville wants public input on outlawing ‘spice’

By Marissa Bodily MILLVILLE--A public hearing will be held at the Dec. 9 Millville City Council meeting to consider a proposed ordinance banning the synthetic cannabinoid known as "spice." "I would like to see a public hearing about the ordinance," Mayor ...

Should Smithfield’s city manager have so much power? Residents have their say

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Should Smithfield’s city manager have so much power? Residents have their say

By Safiyyah Ballard SMITHFIELD--There was no change made to Smithfield's form of municipal government after a public hearing last night at the Senior Citizen Center. “Obviously, we won’t vote on this tonight," said Mayor Darrell Simmons. "We, the council, are ...

‘Cream of the crop’ pledge service as Wellsville’s youth city council

Friday, February 19th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Cream of the crop’ pledge service as Wellsville’s youth city council

By Kayla Woodring WELLSVILLE—A new youth city council and youth mayor were sworn in by City Manager Don Hartle at Wednesday’s city council meeting. The youth city council is advised by Wellsville resident Christine Jenkins, who has been supervising the group for ...

Hyrum denies Elk Mountain’s request to build twin homes

Friday, February 12th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyrum denies Elk Mountain’s request to build twin homes

By April Ashland HYRUM--It was a unanimous decision to deny the proposed change to Elk Mountain's Phase One from 25 single family units to 25 twin houses at the Planning Commission's meeting Thursday. On the agenda was a public hearing and a ...

Residential zoning needs sharper teeth, N. Logan residents say

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Residential zoning needs sharper teeth, N. Logan residents say

By Kate Clark NORTH LOGAN--Few citizens showed up for the public hearing at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, but the concerns they expressed made an impact on the suggested changes to commercial and industrial zones in North Logan. Cliff Cahoon expressed his disapproval ...

Providence hearing on apartment law change generates no public comment

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence hearing on apartment law change generates no public comment

By Chelsey Gensel PROVIDENCE--The Providence planning commission meeting Dec. 9 included a public hearing for comments on changing a city ordinance to allow accessory dwelling units in homes in single-family residential zones. No one from the general public attended ...

Newton dumps trunk-or-treating; Halloween ghosts and goblins will beg door-to-door

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Newton dumps trunk-or-treating; Halloween ghosts and goblins will beg door-to-door

By Kelly Greenwood NEWTON -- The Newton Town Council recently decided to “bring back Halloween” with traditional trick-or-treating—which means doing away with the trunk-or-treat event that has been held in the town in past years. The council met Oct. 1 to ...

Proposed Cache truancy law receives both support and skepticism

Saturday, September 26th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Proposed Cache truancy law receives both support and skepticism

By Kara Kawakami LOGAN- The Truancy For Minors ordinance proposed by Cache County Council was embraced by some and rejected by others in a public hearing Tuesday. Councilwoman Kathy Robinson reviewed the proposal, saying that there are at least four other cities ...