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Archive for October, 2009

Voters’ Guide: Newton candidates for town council, mayor

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Voters’ Guide: Newton candidates for town council, mayor

By Kelly Greenwood NEWTON--Giving back to the community, educating the public and learning about town government are all things Jason Goodsell is looking forward to if he gets elected to the Newton Town Council in the town’s upcoming municipal election. Goodsell is ...

Irresponsible cyclists threaten drivers, Mendon councilman says

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Kade Delis MENDON--Bicyclists are not following regulations and are becoming a hazard, Councilman Phil Coulter says. "A bicyclist is most likely not to stop at a sign," Coulter told the City Council at its Oct. 8 meeting. "They might get into ...

Reviving USU’s Hatch Room: ‘When you walk through the door you leave the modern world’

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Reviving USU’s Hatch Room: ‘When you walk through the door you leave the modern world’

By Tyson Thorpe LOGAN--Centuries seem to drift away in the basement of the Merrill-Cazier Library at USU. There is a distinctive room in the Special Collections and Archives of the library. It is a room set in a different ...

Wellsville women artists: Why they paint at the old P.O.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Wellsville women artists: Why they paint at the old P.O.

By Nick Rust WELLSVILLE--The town's former post office has turned into a haven for local art enthusiasts. Artist Vonda Lauritzen purchased the building at 55 E. Main St. four or five years ago, and turned it into the Vonda Lauritzen Studio ...

No more selling cookie dough; Smithfield’s Summit students run to raise money

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on No more selling cookie dough; Smithfield’s Summit students run to raise money

By Katie Krusi SMITHFIELD--Summit Elementary’s first ever ‘Race for the Summit’ run-a-thon turned out to be a successful fundraiser, raising $10,000 for the school. Becky Neilson, head of fundraising for the PTA, came up with the idea. Neilson said she decided to ...

Voters’ Guide: Hyrum candidates for mayor, city council

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Voters’ Guide: Hyrum candidates for mayor, city council

By Heidi Hansen HYRUM—A common sentiment among those running for public office in Hyrum was that Hyrum is a wholesome and beautiful community with great people, and all expressed a wish to maintain that. There are seven candidates in the ...

Voters’ Guide: North Logan City Council candidates

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Voters’ Guide: North Logan City Council candidates

By Amanda Pierce NORTH LOGAN – Four people are competing for two seats on the North Logan City Council in the general election Nov. 3. Lucy Peterson Watkins, 60, grew up in Logan and attended Logan High School and Utah State University. ...

Water shares attach to property, not owners, says Hyde Park P&Z

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Water shares attach to property, not owners, says Hyde Park P&Z

By Dana Ivins HYDE PARK–Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Reed Elder said Wednesday he wants to clarify the requirement that shares for secondary water are tied to a property, not to the owner of a property. After recent difficulties with water shares, ...

Paradise neighbors want stop signs, speed bumps to slow cars on ‘Thrill Hill’

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise neighbors want stop signs, speed bumps to slow cars on ‘Thrill Hill’

By Seili Lewis PARADISE--This week the Town Council addressed the usual bills, reports from the fire department, a report on road conditions by Margaret Obray, and a report on the city's water by Leland Howlett and Dale Anderson. Also on the ...

North Logan suspects metering of sewage flow is wrong, will pay for test to check

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan suspects metering of sewage flow is wrong, will pay for test to check

By Amanda Pierce NORTH LOGAN – Sunrise Engineering will conduct a $5,000 flow test following a suspicious measurement of sewage output in North Logan, says City Administrator Jeff Jorgensen. The Logan city measurement indicated that North Logan is putting a lot ...

Explosion destroys College Ward home; two seriously injured

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Megan Wiseman CACHE COUNTY–A house in College Ward exploded this morning, injuring a brother, sister, and an off-duty sheriff's deputy. The explosion happened around 10:30 a.m. Tony Sorensen, 27, and Mary Sorensen, 23, were injured when their parent’s house exploded. Tony ...

Group plans to recreate 1859 Richmond Fort

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Group plans to recreate 1859 Richmond Fort

by Dan Fawson RICHMOND--A group of former and current members of the community will gather tonight for what they hope will be the first step in the recreation of Richmond Fort. Settlers first arrived in Richmond in the summer of 1859, ...

County Council ratifies Board of Equalization’s actions in 10-minute meeting

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on County Council ratifies Board of Equalization’s actions in 10-minute meeting

By Kara Kawakami LOGAN--To ratify the Board of Equalization's actions for the year, Cache County Council held a special meeting Tuesday that lasted 10 minutes The meeting was called to order at 5 p.m. and Council Chairman Petersen proposed an amendment to ...

Hyrum hopes to teach residents to be emergency responders

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Heidi Hansen HYRUM—Funding for new Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to begin next year was unanimously approved by the Hyrum City Council. Hopes to eventually train 90 citizens in emergency response tasks and utilize them on the safety committee ...

Revelers enjoy a ‘howl of a night’ at the Moondog Ball, raising money for animal rescue

Monday, October 19th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Story and photos by Cassidee Cline LOGAN—People dressed up in cat ears, suit coats, formal wear and even jeans turned out in support of Four Paws’ animal rescue's 9th annual Moondog Ball, Saturday night. Dozens of business and private caterers provided food ...

Nibley council takes walking tour of city parks, rejects Pleasant Haven subdivision

Friday, October 16th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley council takes walking tour of city parks, rejects Pleasant Haven subdivision

By Benjamin Wood NIBLEY — The City Council opened the meeting Thursday with a tour of the town’s parks and trail system. After returning to city chambers, the council voted for final approval of the subdivision of Todd Fenton’s property and ...

Wellsville dam renovation includes walking trail, fishery rehab

Friday, October 16th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Nick Rust WELLSVILLE -- Renovation of Wellsville Reservoir is moving forward, with a tentative completion date in the spring, says City Councilman Gary Bates. The city has been awarded a grant from the state of Utah to build a trail around ...

Voters’ Guide: Candidates for Paradise mayor, council

Thursday, October 15th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Voters’ Guide: Candidates for Paradise mayor, council

By Seili Lewis PARADISE -- The future of Paradise lies in the hands of the voters. This year's election for mayor of Paradise and four town council seats is heating up. The primary election has come and gone and now the ...

Hyde Park OK’s agreement that will connect U.S. 91 and 1200 East

Thursday, October 15th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyde Park OK’s agreement that will connect U.S. 91 and 1200 East

By Dana Ivins HYDE PARK – The City Council approved an agreement Wednesday with PEPG Engineering to extend 3100 North and 600 South, in order to connect U.S. 91 and 1200 East. Councilman Charles Wheeler said the connection would decrease ...

North Logan council candidates answer voters’ questions on issues

Thursday, October 15th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan council candidates answer voters’ questions on issues

By Amanda Pierce NORTH LOGAN – The Youth Council held a meet-the-candidates night Wednesday, where citizens had the opportunity to ask questions and mingle with those running for City Council in the general election Nov. 3. Lloyd Berentzen, current councilman and unopposed ...