• 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

Smithfield: Utah city, town leaders compare notes at convention

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield: Utah city, town leaders compare notes at convention

By Rebecca Wheatley SMITHFIELD — Smithfield officials attended the Utah League of Cities and Towns convention in Salt Lake City recently to discuss new state legislation affecting their town with other public officials from around the state. “This conference is important because ...

Tri-School Trot means dollars for PTA, new friends for students

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 Posted in Education | Comments Off on Tri-School Trot means dollars for PTA, new friends for students

Story and photos by Sierra Copeland SMITHFIELD -- The air at Sky View High School buzzes with music and laughter as students from three elementary schools -- Summit, Sunrise and Birch Creek -- walk and run together to raise money for ...

Smithfield’s Kris Monson is in government for the long run

Saturday, March 29th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Smithfield’s Kris Monson is in government for the long run

By Alicia Facer SMITHFIELD—Never-ending stress, knee surgery, three children and three grandchildren have not stopped City Council member Kris Monson from donating her services to a community she has been a part of for the past 18 years. Monson has been serving ...

Caring, engaged, ‘the next Sarah Palin,’ Barbara Kent serves Smithfield

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Caring, engaged, ‘the next Sarah Palin,’ Barbara Kent serves Smithfield

By Alicia Facer SMITHFIELD—Teacher at the longest running home preschool in town, City Council member, and mother of six, Barbara Kent has been active in the community for more than 30 years. Now in her second term, she’s been on the City ...

‘Dog days’ continue at Smithfield City Council

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Addison M. T. Hall SMITHFIELD --- The City Council met Wednesday for several public hearings, most of which had been discussed at the Planning and Zoning Commission the week before. Resident Chris Biggs requested a permit for a dog kennel ...

Smithfield aftermath: Neighbors speak out about dogs

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Addison M. T. Hall SMITHFIELD -- After an unsuccessful attempt to get a kennel permit from either the Planning and Zoning Commission or the City Council, Chris Biggs says he is being treated unjustly and will appeal to civil court. ...

Smithfield mayor hopes new homes will attract more families

Monday, April 15th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield mayor hopes new homes will attract more families

By Tanner Simmons SMITHFIELD – The fourth phase of Stone Haven, a new housing development in Smithfield, was completed earlier this week, en route to its sixth and final phase projected to be finished in 2016. Smithfield Mayor Darrell Simmons believes these ...

Smithfield romance writer RaeAnne Thayne’s career flourishes

Saturday, February 16th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life, Business | Comments Off on Smithfield romance writer RaeAnne Thayne’s career flourishes

'I fell in love with creating worlds of my own. It is so different from journalism. I’m the one in control, that’s how it works.' By Shayna Marcure SMITHFIELD -- “I have a sign in my office. It says ‘I may ...

Smithfield youth center building in ‘superlative’ shape, architect says

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield youth center building in ‘superlative’ shape, architect says

By Curtis Lundstrom SMITHFIELD – It was one item after another Wednesday for the City Council between annexations, animal rights regulations and resolutions. All on top of reports, including a detailed summary of a structural study done on the Youth Center ...

Country swing dance emporium coming to Smithfield? Stay tuned

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Country swing dance emporium coming to Smithfield? Stay tuned

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – One man's dream of a first-class country swing dance center in Smithfield is one step closer to reality. Alan Peterson of Hyde Park said he has been searching for a location for his dance center, and has ...

Silent auction set for ‘found bikes’ in Smithfield

Friday, November 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Silent auction set for ‘found bikes’ in Smithfield

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – Twenty-four found bicycles that have been kept at the Smithfield City Police Department will be sold at a silent auction, the City Council decided Wednesday. Bicycles that aren’t purchased will be donated to Aggie Blue Bikes, an ...

Landmark Construction wins contract for Smithfield Civic Center

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Landmark Construction wins contract for Smithfield Civic Center

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – City Council members voted Wednesday to allot $90,920 to begin construction on the east entrance of the Smithfield Civic Center. The contract was awarded to Landmark Construction. “Landmark Construction is by far our cheapest option here,” said ...

Smithfield cyclist survives crash, shows up for his own benefit dinner

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Smithfield cyclist survives crash, shows up for his own benefit dinner

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – They call him Miracle Man. After an extreme bicycling accident on July 7, Smithfield resident Scott Archibald feels blessed to be alive. Hit by a truck coming down Emigration Canyon, Archibald broke or bruised every bone ...

Smithfield residents say thanks to city with 150 + 3 birthday party

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Smithfield residents say thanks to city with 150 + 3 birthday party

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – Founded Oct. 10, 1859, Smithfield reached its sesquicentennial in 2009. However, there was no official commemoration for it that year. In the spirit of better late than never, the Smithfield Historical Society hosted a commemorative program ...

Smithfield kids pass smoke test at Summit school Safety Fair

Saturday, September 29th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Smithfield kids pass smoke test at Summit school Safety Fair

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – Young children drop to their hands and knees and begin to crawl toward exits at the sound of a blaring smoke alarm. Commands to "stay down low" are broadcast above the noise as artificial smoke swirls ...

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 ...

Smithfield fundraising run ‘more work than cookie dough’ but worth it

Sunday, September 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – Birch Creek, Summit and Sunrise elementary schools raised $35,000 at their third annual Tri School Trot, a fundraising run for the three schools. Prior to the Sept. 14 event, students from each school went door to ...

Smithfield OK’s housing density increases for developers

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield OK’s housing density increases for developers

By Jessica Wilkinson SMITHFIELD -- Members of the City Council found themselves in disagreement Wednesday as two ordinances were introduced and discussed. Though public hearings lacked participation, the council thoroughly addressed both issues. “I’ve always fought for the other side,” said Councilwoman ...

Valley housing projects’ fate hangs on Obama’s 2012 budget

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Jessica Wilkinson SMITHFIELD-- Last spring the Smithfield City Council approved construction of Park Place subdivision, promoted and sustained by the Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corp. The subdivision has since been completed and is now successfully occupied. Earlier this year, Nibley City ...

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 ...