• 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

Newton mayor, two council members sworn into office

Friday, January 10th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Newton mayor, two council members sworn into office

By Tavin Stucki NEWTON — Mayor Clair Christiansen was sworn into office Thursday at the Town Council meeting, declaring to uphold the constitutions of the United States of America and the state of Utah. Shortly after, newly elected council members Kathryn ...

Newton moves first meeting of new year to second Thursday

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Newton moves first meeting of new year to second Thursday

By Tavin Stucki NEWTON — The City Council has moved its regular January meeting from the first Thursday to the second, in order to comply with Utah state laws dealing with the timing of swearing in newly elected council members. Council members ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,” ...

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 wants better water pressure

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise council wants better water pressure

By Anya Aether PARADISE--Help wanted: Paradise town is looking for engineers who can increase the amount of storable water as well as raise the water pressure for town residents. The easiest way to get more water pressure is to put a ...

Scout can paint Paradise fire hydrants, council says

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Scout can paint Paradise fire hydrants, council says

By Anya Aether PARADISE--The town's fire hydrants will soon be spiffed up. Taylor Heaton, 14, had his Eagle Scout project approved to paint the Paradise hydrants by the Town Council. “I want to paint the fire hydrants in Paradise for an Eagle ...

Ruby Pipeline crews will be in Paradise until next year, jobs are available

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Ruby Pipeline crews will be in Paradise until next year, jobs are available

By Anya Aether PARADISE--A representative for the Ruby Pipeline contractors told the Town Council Wednesday more trucks carrying supplies would be traveling to and from Paradise, resulting in an increase of traffic. "The company is looking to hire about 150 new ...

Paradise reviews plans for power, drinking water in emergencies

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise reviews plans for power, drinking water in emergencies

By Paul Lewis Siddoway PARADISE--Town Council members decided Wednesday to set up a Sunday evening meeting to review the emergency operations plan with the fire department and members of the community. “I went to a FEMA meeting and I was kinda disappointed,” ...

More law enforcement soon will be cruising Paradise

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on More law enforcement soon will be cruising Paradise

By Paul Lewis Siddoway PARADISE--Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Ramirez told the Town Council Wednesday night additional police patrols will be coming to help enforce speed limits. “I’ve been told about the four-way stop,” he said, speaking of the intersection of 8800 South and ...

Paradise fire department wins $10K grant

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise fire department wins $10K grant

By Paul Lewis Siddoway PARADISE--The town fire department received a $10,000 grant to use for outfitting its new fire engine, volunteer Fire Chief Troy Fredrickson reported at Wednesday's Town Council meeting. “I'm trying to get these things purchased as quick as we ...

Paradise finally annexes Summers’ property

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise finally annexes Summers’ property

By Paul Lewis Siddoway PARADISE--Jake Summers received approval for his 19.5 acres to be annexed into Paradise town limits Wednesday night at the Town Council meeting. Summers said he has been trying to get his property incorporated into the town since 2008. ...

Noise ordinance finally passed by Paradise council

Thursday, November 19th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Noise ordinance finally passed by Paradise council

By Seili Lewis PARADISE--The votes are in: The new noise ordinance with its alterations and a motion to purchase a sound meter passed on a 3-2 vote. Town Council members discussed the proposed noise ordinance yet again last night and finally ...