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Archive for October, 2009

$1.7 million still needed to pay off Hyrum’s library bonds

Saturday, October 31st, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on $1.7 million still needed to pay off Hyrum’s library bonds

By Heidi Hansen HYRUM—Two years after completion of the new Hyrum City Library building, the city still owes more than $1.7 million in bonds borrowed to fund the $5 million project. “We have a great library in Hyrum but it needs to ...

Voters’ Guide: Bailey, Larsen running for Wellsville mayor

Saturday, October 31st, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Voters’ Guide: Bailey, Larsen running for Wellsville mayor

By Nick Rust WELLSVILLE--As the general elections approach, Wellsville will choose between two retired educators for the mayor’s office. Thomas G. Bailey and M. Kent Larsen both hope to lead the city they love for the next four years. One of ...

Strongest man in Cache Valley also reigns as Mr. USU Congeniality

Friday, October 30th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Strongest man in Cache Valley also reigns as Mr. USU Congeniality

By Nick Rust LOGAN--Chase Casillas, 22, won the first annual Sports Academy Strongest Man competition recently. The 6-foot-5-inch, 302-pound Casillas ended the final competition pulling a half-ton truck 100 yards in 24 seconds, blowing away his nearest competitor by 10 seconds. “I ...

Voters’ Guide: Mendon mayor, council candidates

Friday, October 30th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Voters’ Guide: Mendon mayor, council candidates

By Kade Delis MENDON—The candidates for mayor and city council gathered last night at Mendon City Station for a Meet the Candidates Night. With the room nearly crowded, each candidate answered questions regarding what they would do for the city and ...

Voters’ Guide: Smithfield holds ‘meet the candidates’ night

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Voters’ Guide: Smithfield holds ‘meet the candidates’ night

By Katie Krusi SMITHFIELD--Citizens gathered Wednesday evening to hear the platforms and opinions of candidates running for mayor and two city council seats. Candidates started the night off by giving a two minute personal introduction, followed by a two-minute platform statement, ...

Hyde Park may use overlay zoning to pay closer attention to rezone requests

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyde Park may use overlay zoning to pay closer attention to rezone requests

By Dana Ivins HYDE PARK--Instead of mixed-use zoning, the City Council said Wednesday that it is now considering overlay zoning for property west of Cache County’s 200 East. Overlay zoning would create guidelines that apply to just one property, whereas a ...

Logan Board of Education accepts donation for LHS Art Department

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan Board of Education accepts donation for LHS Art Department

By Chelsey Gensel Logan's 'Art on the Lawn' fundraiser donated $1,000 from this year's event to the Logan High School art program, at a school board meeting Wednesday. This amount is double what was donated last year, said Lucy Peterson Watkins. Watkins ...

Voters’ Guide: River Heights council candidates state positions

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Catherine Meidell RIVER HEIGHTS--Two seats on the River Heights City Council will be filled once the general elections take place Nov. 3. Council members Douglas Clausen and Kathryn Hadfield's terms on the council have come to an end and both ...

Logan council candidates square off over park strip issue, landlord licensing

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan council candidates square off over park strip issue, landlord licensing

By Brendon Butler LOGAN--Landlord licensing and the controversial park-strip project were the main issues addressed by four candidates for Logan City Council at an hour-long debate Wednesday on the USU campus. Steve Stokes and Tony Wegener both came down against both the ...

Wellsville P&Z grants conditional use permits to two businesses

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Wellsville P&Z grants conditional use permits to two businesses

By Nick Rust WELLSVILLE--The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request Wednesday from Transfleet Services for a conditional use permit for Sharp Transportation’s shop. “I do think one thing is important here and that is the hours of operation,” said Loyal ...

Flu shot shortage continues for Bear River Health Department

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Flu shot shortage continues for Bear River Health Department

By Kara Kawakami LOGAN--The flu season is raging onward and Bear River Health Department still is experiencing vaccination shortages. This flu season has been "one of the most intense experiences" in his health care career said Keith ...

Zollinger easement allows River Heights land to be a farm forever

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Zollinger easement allows River Heights land to be a farm forever

By Catherine Meidell RIVER HEIGHTS--Zollinger's Fruit Farm has been an establishment in Cache Valley for around a century, and a treasured landmark county residents want to see remain a piece of the community. It is the fourth Cache Valley farm to ...

Wellsville wins state grant for trail and bridge project

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville wins state grant for trail and bridge project

By Nick Rust WELLSVILLE--The City Council has accepted a grant from the state of Utah for $123,246, to help the Wellsville Dam trail and bridge project. Councilman Gary Bates, city engineer Chris Breinholt and city recorder Don Hartle met with the Utah ...

Attorney General talks identity theft at USU

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Attorney General talks identity theft at USU

By Ryan Parkinson LOGAN–Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff spoke to a small crowd in the Sunburst Lounge of the TSC Thursday evening about identity theft. In the last stop of a state-wide identity theft tour, Shurtleff, along with Scott Morrill, head ...

Workplace accident hospitalizes Schreiber employee

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Workplace accident hospitalizes Schreiber employee

By Chelsey Gensel LOGAN--An employee of Schreiber Foods was hospitalized Oct. 23 after an early morning accident at work. Lacerations to his head and chest left the 29-year old man bleeding but conscious, said Logan City Police Department Captain Tyson ...

Voters’ Guide: Millville will elect mayor, two council members

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Cassidee Cline MILLVILLE—It is coming close to Election Day in November and with three spots open, the hardest vote for Millville will be deciding who'll be mayor. This contest is between current mayor Michael Johnson and his neighbor, Guy Curtis. Curtis ...

Lewiston council grants day-care center license

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Lewiston council grants day-care center license

By Kate Clark LEWISTON--David and Angela Wiser happily received the business license they had been hoping for at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The couple, who live at 298 W. Center in Lewiston, wanted to start a day-care in their home but the ...

Voters’ Guide: Hyde Park candidates for mayor, city council

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Voters’ Guide: Hyde Park candidates for mayor, city council

By Dana Ivins HYDE PARK – Residents gathered Thursday to hear the opinions and goals of candidates running for mayor and two city council seats.  The “Meet the Candidates” evening began with mayoral candidates Bryan Cox and Tom Price, and council ...

JCOM alums urge girls to ignore media messages and ‘love your body’

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on JCOM alums urge girls to ignore media messages and ‘love your body’

By Brendon Butler Lindsay and Lexie Kite have a message for all young women: you can love your own body and feel beautiful even if you don't look like a Barbie doll. The 24-year-old twins spent the past ...

Best valley Halloween bargain? North Logan’s free Pumpkin Walk

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Best valley Halloween bargain? North Logan’s free Pumpkin Walk

Story and photo by Amanda Pierce NORTH LOGAN–Every October about 50,000 people attend the North Logan Pumpkin Walk to see more than 800 carved and painted pumpkins arranged into whimsical scenes. The Pumpkin Walk was started in 1982 by Ida Beutler and ...