• 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

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 ...

Haunted river trail has cows to thank for its good old-fashioned scares

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Haunted river trail has cows to thank for its good old-fashioned scares

Story and photos by Katherine Larsen WELLSVILLE -- Cows and haunted river trails may seem unrelated, but the Little Bear Bottoms Haunted River Trail's opening night of the season would not have been possible without bovine intervention. The hundreds of acres of corn ...

Wellsville considers splash pad for summer fun

Friday, February 28th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville considers splash pad for summer fun

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—Children may have a new reason to put on their swimming suits and flip-flops this summer. [caption id="attachment_9971" align="alignleft" width="458"] This is a splash pad in Marathon, Wisconsin.[/caption] Wellsville may install a splash pad north of the Wellsville Elementary School ...

‘Muddy mess’—Wellsville Planning boss says sidewalks substandard

Monday, February 10th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Muddy mess’—Wellsville Planning boss says sidewalks substandard

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—Buried in snow, Wellsville’s brand-new sidewalk provides a safe way for children to walk to school. But some residents say the sidewalk looks anything but new. Residents and some city officials are disappointed in the quality of concrete sidewalks ...

Get lost! Valley’s corn mazes provide Halloween fun

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Get lost! Valley’s corn mazes provide Halloween fun

By Christopher Farnes WELLSVILLE -- There are many Halloween activities available in Cache Valley; one of them is getting lost in a corn maze. The American West Heritage Center and Little Bear Bottoms, both located in Wellsville, have been providing Halloween themed ...

Wellsville City Council approves home business permit

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville City Council approves home business permit

By Curtis Lundstrom WELLSVILLE  -- The City Council approved a Level 2 home occupation permit that will allow resident Peter Nielson to run his construction business, Accurate Homes, from his own home. Represented by his wife Amy Nielson at the meeting, Peter ...

Public Lands Day: Building a good fence to have happier neighbors

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life, Outdoors | Comments Off on Public Lands Day: Building a good fence to have happier neighbors

Story by Danielle Manley, photos by Tavin Stucki WELLSVILLE -- Shovels hit the rocky terrain and filled the quiet mountain air with echos. A handful of community volunteers had come together for breakfast and live music before they started the hard ...

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 ...

Wellsville turns down request for commercial rezone

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville turns down request for commercial rezone

By Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE -- The City Council voted Wednesday night against amending the Land Use Map to allow properties to be rezoned from residential areas to commercial. The Planning Commission had recommended the rezoning, and on Wednesday night the council ...

Wintery weather didn’t dampen high spirits at Baby Animal Days

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Wintery weather didn’t dampen high spirits at Baby Animal Days

Story and photo by Shannon McCleve WELLSVILLE -- Through rain, snow, cold and high winds the American West Heritage Center held its annual Baby Animal Days last weekend. Staci Nelson, Logan, took her children as she has done for the past five ...

Sewer connections need more regulation, Wellsville council says

Saturday, April 7th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sewer connections need more regulation, Wellsville council says

By Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE- The City Council amended the sewage system service requirements Wednesday. Under the unamended city ordinance, homeowners were responsible for their sewage and sewage lines until they connected with city lines. “City policy has always been that the owner ...

Wellsville City Council looks for solutions to sidewalk problems

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville City Council looks for solutions to sidewalk problems

By Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE -- The City Council faced issues regarding city ordinances and sidewalks Wednesday, and voted 3-1 to defer sidewalk construction in a subdivision located at 200 West and 450 South. “We already have plenty of sidewalks that lead to ...

Wellsville to offer emergency responder training to residents

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville to offer emergency responder training to residents

By Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE -- The Cache County Sheriff’s Office and the Cache County Response Team are offering an eight-week emergency training program for the community. The classes, which begin March 8 and end May 3, will be held Thursdays at ...

Wellsville seeks possible princesses; apply at city office

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Wellsville seeks possible princesses; apply at city office

By Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE- The tradition of choosing a princess to represent the city has been a part of this small town for many years. While the ceremonies surrounding the city princess have changed throughout the decades, the tradition ...

Flooded basements, closed roads still the story in Cache Valley

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Flooded basements, closed roads still the story in Cache Valley

Photo and story by Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE - Rain continues to cause problems in Cache Valley. Several homes were flooded Thursday, and while conditions seem to be improving, residents faced more flooding on Saturday morning. “Mother Nature humbles us when we ...

Christmas 1917-style returns to American West Heritage Center

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Christmas 1917-style returns to American West Heritage Center

Story & photos by Nick Bolinder WELLSVILLE -- The American West Heritage Center celebrated Christmas with the return of its annual Christmas Festival with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. The festival returned to the Heritage Center after a two-year hiatus. It was ...

Wellsville’s Christmas decorations are hand-made and ‘down to earth’

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville’s Christmas decorations are hand-made and ‘down to earth’

Story & photo by Allie Jeppson WELLSVILLE – Five residents celebrate Christmas by decorating Main Street with homemade, hand-painted decorations displayed directly across from the city offices, an annual tradition in its 18th year. Becky Bates, Carolyn Cooper, Leesa Cooper, Margo ...

Love That Cookie! wins approval from Wellsville Planning & Zoning

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Love That Cookie! wins approval from Wellsville Planning & Zoning

By Mandy Morgan WELLSVILLE — A pleasing conclusion was reached for Krisanne Smith at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday, as she was granted a conditional use permit for her in-home business. Smith had requested the permit to sell cookies from ...

City council votes to spend $300,000 on new fire truck for Wellsville

Friday, November 18th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on City council votes to spend $300,000 on new fire truck for Wellsville

By Allie Jeppson WELLSVILLE – A new fire truck for the city has finally been chosen and approval to purchase the vehicle was given at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The motion to purchase the truck, with a stipulation that the contract ...

Best-kept secret for fall fun may be American West Heritage Center

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Best-kept secret for fall fun may be American West Heritage Center

Story & photo by Mandy Morgan WELLSVILLE—-Pumpkin picking, pony rides and a giant slide. Corn stalks, scarecrows and barns full of fun. These are all things that can be found at the American West Heritage Center during its prime fall season, ...