• 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

Utah State researchers working to prevent hospital infections — with spider silk

February 6th, 2016 Posted in Science, USU Life | No Comments »

By Dylan Harlow A lab at Utah State University dedicated to studying uses for synthetic spider silk has developed a working prototype of a coating that researchers believe will prevent bacterial infections caused by medical supplies such as catheters and intravenous tubes. “This is a problem that not a lot of people are trying to fix,” said […]

Aggie men come up short against the Wolf Pack

February 4th, 2016 Posted in Sports | No Comments »

By Megan McNulty As the seconds ticked away in Saturday night’s game, the University of Nevada Wolf Pack was hitting shot after shot. The Utah State University Aggie men, meanwhile, were failing to do anything right — on either side of the court. “We didn’t make any plays offensively or defensively,” Aggie head coach Tim Duryea said. […]

Sheriff’s office says inmate shot at Cache County Jail is ‘fine’

February 4th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news, Public Safety | No Comments »

By Jackson Murphy The Cache County Sheriff’s Office has invoked its Critical Incident Investigation Protocol to investigate the use of a non-lethal weapon on a Cache County Jail inmate on Jan. 16. Lt. Doyle Peck explained that the investigation is ongoing, but the inmate’s injuries were not life threatening. “He wasn’t dying or anything like that,” Peck […]

Catholic student center cancels Sunday mass for Super Bowl 50

February 3rd, 2016 Posted in religion | No Comments »

By Grace Michaelson The St. Jerome Chapel at Utah State University’s Newman Center has canceled Sunday’s 6 p.m. mass due to Super Bowl 50. The Newman Center serves as a satellite parish to the larger St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hyde Park. The center is also home to six university students and a campus […]

Horse owners precautious after herpes outbreak in New Mexico

February 2nd, 2016 Posted in Agriculture | No Comments »

By Aubree Thomas Utah officials are advising horse owners to be on guard following an outbreak of equine herpes in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Until further notice, owners will need to receive additional permits and vet certificates when transferring horses across the border. “We wanted to put the alert out because horses move so much […]

In the wake of corporate emissions scandal, local VW dealer still fighting to rebuild trust

February 1st, 2016 Posted in Business | No Comments »

By Brian Petty  Murdock Volkswagen of Logan had only been open a few weeks when the scandal hit. Now, as Volkswagen and the Environmental Protection Agency work toward an agreement on how the car manufacturer’s emissions-cheating diesel vehicles will be fixed, employees of the local dealership are working to rebuild trust with their customers. “We […]

Cache Officials say Utah drug possession revisions hurt cops, impairs rehab

January 30th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news, Politics, Public Safety | No Comments »

  By Jackson Murphy Possession of the drugs methamphetamine and heroin were once felony charges in Utah; those same charges now only garner a misdemeanor — and local law enforcement officials are already seeing the impact. And they’re not all pleased. “There is frustration,” said Sgt. Brooks Davis of the Cache-Rich Drug Task Force. “Because […]

This popular device has been banned at Southern Utah and Dixie State. Is Utah State next?

January 30th, 2016 Posted in USU Life | No Comments »

By Braden Clark Utah State University could be the next institution to ban hoverboards, following a meeting involving campus safety, risk management, police, student services and housing officials about the popular two-wheeled device. “We want to insure student safety, and the safety concerns from the hoverboards are high,” said Tim Vitale, the executive director of […]

Freshman guard figures into short-handed Aggies’ plan for moving forward

January 28th, 2016 Posted in Sports | No Comments »

  By Megan McNulty What’s the key to keep moving on after the loss of an injured senior forward? Developing a freshman guard. That’s what Utah State University men’s basketball coach Tim Duryea said his team would do in the wake of senior guard Grayson Moore’s foot injury on Jan. 16 against Colorado State. Getting John Middleton more […]

Richmond looks to Capitol Hill for help on roads and sidewalks during visit from state senator

January 28th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news | No Comments »

By Shayne Bair Communities struggling to keep their roads and sidewalks in good repair can put part of the blame on more efficient cars. That was the message Utah state Sen. Lyle Hillyard delivered during a visit to the Richmond City Council on Jan. 19. During the visit, which came in advance of the executive appropriations […]

She’s old enough to be his great grandmother, but he loves her more every day

January 28th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news | No Comments »

By Shayne Bair A Richmond man is within one month of finishing the remodel on a house that predates the state of Utah itself. Luke Bergeson acquired the property in October of 2014 and began the remodel. At more than 130 years old, it’s one of the oldest homes still standing in Richmond. Based on tax records […]

Gas prices drop, buses empty and smog thickens

January 27th, 2016 Posted in Environment | No Comments »

By Whitney Eversole Gas prices reached as low as $1.92 in Logan on Tuesday. But while plunging oil prices have been a boon for the pocketbooks of commuters, it’s been a bust for local mass transit agencies. And possibly for the health of everyone in Cache Valley. Transportation officials believe the considerably lower costs for fuel are […]

Have you Hurd? Women’s basketball coach and players wish Utah State’s legendary fans would come for a visit

January 27th, 2016 Posted in Sports | No Comments »

By Paige Cavaness More than double the average crowd showed up last week to watch the Utah State University women’s basketball team dispatch San Diego State University 72-59. Total attendance? Fewer than 700 people. By contrast, more than 9,000 fans packed into the Dee Glen Spectrum last week to watch the Aggie men fall apart […]

Logan Police Department implements ‘Safe Exchange Zone,’ receives positive reaction from public

January 27th, 2016 Posted in Logan News | No Comments »

By Megan Dolan The Logan City Police Department has officially implemented its “Safe Exchange Zone,” a location initially created to safely exchange children for visitation, and already residents are finding myriad ways to take advantage of the secure meeting spot. The zone, which has received a positive reaction from residents since it was announced on the […]

Uintah Basin colleges team up to give more options to student nurses

January 26th, 2016 Posted in USU Statewide | No Comments »

By Boden Lamb Utah State University Uintah Basin and the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College will be conducting joint open houses to explain to students how they can take advantage of a new program that will allow them to work on both a licensed practical nurse certificate and a registered nurse degree concurrently. The first open house […]

Latest parking development is music to some Aggies’ ears

January 26th, 2016 Posted in USU Life | No Comments »

By Whitney Eversole Utah State University confirmed plans this week for a new parking structure to be built on its Logan campus. The new structure is set to be built just north of the Caine Performance Hall — and fine arts students were quick to applaud the move. However, construction is not set to begin for […]

Disastrous second half leads to Aggie loss to Rebels

January 26th, 2016 Posted in Sports | No Comments »

By Megan McNulty Utah State University men’s basketball coach Tim Duryea thought his team seemed static as soon as the clock starting ticking in the second half. Within minutes, his fears had been confirmed — and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels went on to an 80-68 win over the Aggies on Tuesday night in Logan. In the […]

Are Brigham City Council members power hungry? Absolutely, they say — and here’s why.

January 26th, 2016 Posted in Brigham City | No Comments »

By Steve Child Moving forward with a new electrical power plant is the priority for the Brigham City Council, which held a special session Thursday night to discuss future projects. Council member Tom Peterson said a new plant wouldn’t power the entire city, but rather would be intended to take pressure off the current system during peak hours […]

Pulitzer finalist Pat Bagley to speak at Utah State University

January 26th, 2016 Posted in Arts and Life, Education, USU Life | No Comments »

Veteran Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley will be the first Morris Media and Society Lecture Series speaker of 2016. The series, designed to bring diverse media voices to Utah State University’s Logan campus, is sponsored by the Department of Journalism and Communication. Bagley’s visit on Feb. 9 will come just a few weeks […]

The bird flu is back: Will it affect Utah operations?

January 26th, 2016 Posted in Agriculture | No Comments »

By Aubree Thomas Utah poultry farmers are working to prevent the spread of a new case of bird flu in the wake of the deaths of 400,000 chickens and turkeys in Indiana. The outbreak, which was confirmed on Jan. 15, has led to the depopulation of 10 different poultry farms in the Hoosier state. But while Utah and […]