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Archive for December, 2009

Student couple caught in health insurance crisis

Friday, December 18th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | 7 Comments »

By Blaze Bullock LOGAN--Living in a small, one-bedroom apartment, 24-year old Utah State University student Daniel Ryan suffers from bipolar disorder and a shoulder that can dislocate at any time. Bipolar is a very broad mental illness. It can be very ...

Jim Davis, MD: ‘Life is a circus and I’ve had a front-row seat’

Friday, December 18th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Blaze Bullock LOGAN--A framed Life magazine, a hockey puck and family photos adorn the walls of Dr. Jim Davis’s office at the USU Student Health Center. Born in the small town of Washington, Iowa, Davis was raised on a farm and ...

Dear Santa: Something handmade, please

Monday, December 14th, 2009 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Dear Santa: Something handmade, please

By Candice Mattson This year for Christmas, you may want to consider asking Santa for something handmade. If you do, you might find your present among many other similar items in his bag. Many people are buying and asking for ...

Early detection and treatment still the best options for breast cancer

Monday, December 14th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Early detection and treatment still the best options for breast cancer

By Nick Rust LaRue Lewis was at a routine check-up with her physician in September, 2008, when he suggested she have a mammogram. "It had just been a while since I had one," the 75-year-old Mendon woman said. "I had ...

Second-hand stores find silver lining in hard times

Monday, December 14th, 2009 Posted in Business | 1 Comment »

By Katie Krusi LOGAN--While the recent economy has had a negative impact on many of the larger retailers, second-hand stores are flourishing as shoppers look for ways to save their money and find bargains. Logan resident Zachary Bosch said he only shops ...

Sub for Santa makes last-minute plea for community’s help

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sub for Santa makes last-minute plea for community’s help

More than 150 Cache Valley children still need a Sub for Santa. Read the details on Cache Valley Daily and please help if you can.

Mendon’s mayor reflects on his term as finish line nears

Friday, December 11th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mendon’s mayor reflects on his term as finish line nears

By Kade Delis MENDON—Mendon needed someone who would accomplish great things for the small city; Mike Morgan stepped up to that perch and had great practice doing it. “It’s been a good experience,” says Morgan. “We made significant progress in ...

Growing pains pinch Nibley neighbors

Friday, December 11th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Benjamin Wood NIBLEY – Amy Platt sat in a heated City Council meeting in September. Nearly 100 of her friends and neighbors had packed into the elementary school's gymnasium to voice their opinions regarding the future of a resident’s land. ...

North Logan female firefighter welcomes challenges of ‘man’s world’

Friday, December 11th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on North Logan female firefighter welcomes challenges of ‘man’s world’

By Amanda Pierce NORTH LOGAN--Nicole Harper, a volunteer firefighter for the North Logan Fire Department, thinks every day is a challenge. When she graduated high school in Las Vegas, she wasn't entirely sure where her life was headed. She decided to ...

Hyrum’s historic South Cache Courier: Connecting community with newsprint

Friday, December 11th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Hyrum’s historic South Cache Courier: Connecting community with newsprint

By Heidi Hansen HYRUM—With articles about the Harvest ball, club meetings, church announcements, town visitors and travelers, funerals and baptisms, wedding announcements, graduation ceremonies and a local movie theater reopening, the front pages of the former South Cache Courier display a ...

Celebrate Recovery: A 12-step program with a Christian focus

Friday, December 11th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Celebrate Recovery: A 12-step program with a Christian focus

By Chelsey Gensel LOGAN--Teresa is a local woman with a history of crippling depression, shyness and doubt in her self-worth. Her husband is in jail, and she struggles to lose weight. Her friend, Susan Psalmonds, said Teresa would sometimes spend days ...

Tattoos: ‘A scrapbook of life’ but beware of inking names

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | 2 Comments »

By Dana Ivins LOGAN--Name tattoos are sometimes considered “iffy” choices due to the unpredictability of a relationship. Certainly, there have been individuals left with an ex’s name on their skin and memories that go deeper still. “Tattoos typically outlast the ...

Providence hearing on apartment law change generates no public comment

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence hearing on apartment law change generates no public comment

By Chelsey Gensel PROVIDENCE--The Providence planning commission meeting Dec. 9 included a public hearing for comments on changing a city ordinance to allow accessory dwelling units in homes in single-family residential zones. No one from the general public attended ...

Landlords face nightmarish problem of cleaning up after meth users

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Landlords face nightmarish problem of cleaning up after meth users

By Brendon Butler LOGAN--At a recent public hearing on landlord licensing by the Logan City Council, 25-year-old landlord Tyson Gerber sobbed as he stood before the council and community. "I have just lost everything," Gerber said, trying to keep his voice ...

USU students fear budget ax will fall next on scholarships

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU students fear budget ax will fall next on scholarships

By Cassidee Cline LOGAN--Most students when they reach high school don’t think of anything besides graduation. When they reach their senior year, it’s all about sending n college applications and making sure they are on track to get that diploma ...

Twitter’s social networking strengths are a boon for journalists

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Twitter’s social networking strengths are a boon for journalists

By Dan Fawson LOGAN--Immediately following Brigham Young University football quarterback Max Hall’s now infamous post-game press conference after the Nov. 28 win over archrival University of Utah, in which Hall expressed his hate for, and deemed classless, everyone associated in any ...

State budget cuts threaten Bear River Activity Center’s programs for disabled

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Kara Kawakami Shortly before Ming’s first birthday, Elaine Lu became concerned for her baby boy. “I suspected that his motor milestones were going the opposite way,” Lu, a physical therapist based out of Salt Lake City, said. “He ...

Logan Buddhist sangha seeks to be a welcoming, peaceful place

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Logan Buddhist sangha seeks to be a welcoming, peaceful place

By Chelsey Gensel LOGAN--The Cache Valley Sangha, a Buddhist meditation group, has a new home in the Unitarian Universalist church after years of meeting at the Faith & Fellowship center on USU's campus and at member's homes. The sangha has been meeting ...

Organizers call public auction a success despite snowy weather

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Organizers call public auction a success despite snowy weather

By Nick Rust LOGAN--Utah Public Auctions held its first indoor public auction in Logan on Saturday. The owners said they plan on having a similar auction in the future if the right circumstances present themselves. “If we do it again we ...

Reggie Shaw’s sad message: ‘Never text and drive’

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Candice Mattson LOGAN--Reggie Shaw wore a dark blue jail uniform as he tearfully addressed the camera from behind the glass. "You know, you leave for work every morning. People do it every day. Never ever do you leave with the ...