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Archive for January, 2010

Logan mayor’s new media policy muddies public’s view of city government, experts say

Sunday, January 31st, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan mayor’s new media policy muddies public’s view of city government, experts say

By Cody Littlewood LOGAN--Mayor Randy Watt’s new policy, enacted Jan. 20, regarding media inquiries has sparked a lot of discussion about the role of transparency in government. Media professionals in Northern Utah are criticizing the decision saying that it is “suspect” ...

No time to waste! Brides mob the Bridal Faire

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on No time to waste! Brides mob the Bridal Faire

Story by Jess Allen Photo by Mark Vuong LOGAN--It’s dangerous to get between these women and their single-minded goal: The perfect, sparkly, fairy tale wedding. During last week’s 25th annual Bridal Faire, they were spread as thick as peanut butter around ...

Free chocolate helps the Bridal Faire go down

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Free chocolate helps the Bridal Faire go down

By Jess Allen It’s every girl’s dream come true. But not mine. For me, it was a walking nightmare, very close to what I consider Hell must be like. My stomach clenched in the queasy way it does ...

Sundance: Music 4 Peace helps fight global poverty

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance: Music 4 Peace helps fight global poverty

Story and photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--Music and peace. It sounds like the background to a 1960’s scene, a time when people were supposed to stand up for these values and help out the world. ...

Lack of affordable housing pushes young couples out of Wellsville

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Lack of affordable housing pushes young couples out of Wellsville

By Kayla Woodring WELLSVILLE--Adjustments to zoning regulations regarding the number of multi-family dwellings allowed in a residential block were debated at Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting. The debate, spurred by contractor Gary Hansen’s inquiry about building a seven- to nine-family unit of town ...

Expanding water resources a top priority in Millville, council says

Friday, January 29th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Expanding water resources a top priority in Millville, council says

By Jen Stevenson MILLVILLE--The city would like to be able to use some of its water shares from Garr Spring Irrigation Co. for not only irrigation but for culinary water as well. City maintenance superintendent Gary Larsen told the City Council ...

High school choirs sing for foundation

Friday, January 29th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on High school choirs sing for foundation

HARMONIZING: Box Elder and Bear River high school singers focus eyes and ears on chorus director Craig Jessop of the USU Music Department during a rehearsal for the Box Elder School District Foundation concert at USU’s Kent Concert Hall Friday. ...

Sundance: ESPN parties at Harry O’s

Friday, January 29th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance: ESPN parties at Harry O’s

Story and photos by Ben Hansen and Matt Thurber Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--What better way to celebrate the NFL postseason and Sundance together than with THE sports network that covers events around the clock? ESPN presented their 4th annual AFC/NFC ...

Free H1N1 clinic scheduled Monday in Richmond

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Hillary Bowler RICHMOND--An H1N1 vaccine clinic will be hosted by Richmond city on Monday, Feb. 8. The clinic will run from 2 to 6 p.m. in the city offices, 6 W. Main St. It is open to all ...

Hyde Park man presents vision for winter fun park to council

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyde Park man presents vision for winter fun park to council

By Kayla Harding HYDE PARK--Resident Bruce Clark proposed in Wednesday night’s City Council meeting that Lions Park’s improvements include plans for a snow park during the winter. “Hyde Park is a community of families and we’re all trying to raise our families ...

New EPA requirements for storm water among challenges for Smithfield

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on New EPA requirements for storm water among challenges for Smithfield

By Safiyyah Ballard LOGAN--Smithfield City Manager James Gass outlined the new guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the City Council meeting Wednesday night. “This program requires states to get a permit from the federal government, and the states ...

Benson residents warn County Council: New subdivision is in flood area

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Cathleen Morgan LOGAN--Residents of Benson expressed concern about a 4-lot subdivision being built in a high water table area Tuesday night at the Cache County Council meeting. Sherilyn Johnson said the water sitting on top of the septic tanks would prevent ...

River Heights will lease backhoe this year, not rent

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on River Heights will lease backhoe this year, not rent

By Tyson Thorpe RIVER HEIGHTS--The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to lease a new backhoe, hoping to save around $5,000 this coming year by leasing instead of continuing to rent one. The city rented a backhoe from Niederhauser Construction Inc. for a ...

Bagley appointed to Providence council post

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Bagley appointed to Providence council post

By Bonnie Phelps PROVIDENCE—Bill Bagley was voted as the new councilman for Providence at last night’s City Council meeting. The vote was tied 2-2 between Bagley and Lanny Herron until Mayor Liechty broke the tie, giving Bagley the win. Bagley ...

Sundance: Downstairs with Dave Navarro

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Review and photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--Monday nights in Utah are usually not anything to get excited about. Unless it happens to be the Monday night following opening weekend of Sundance, and one alternative icon, Dave ...

Sundance: ‘Hesher’ lives up to expectations

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance: ‘Hesher’ lives up to expectations

Review and photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--One of the early, most-sought films in this year’s Sundance film festival was Hesher. With an all-star cast of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, Devin Brochu, and Rainn Wilson, anticipation ...

Sundance: Kenneth Cole Black party all the rave

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance: Kenneth Cole Black party all the rave

Story and photos by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--For the second year in a row, the Kenneth Cole Black party at the Sky Lodge was the hot spot in Park City opening weekend. And for the second ...

Sundance: Jett still loves rock ‘n’ roll

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance: Jett still loves rock ‘n’ roll

Review and photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--Sometimes, timing is everything, especially in the music scene. There could not have been better timing for Joan Jett this weekend. On Saturday night, Jett and her band the Blackhearts ...

Paradise finally annexes Summers’ property

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise finally annexes Summers’ property

By Paul Lewis Siddoway PARADISE--Jake Summers received approval for his 19.5 acres to be annexed into Paradise town limits Wednesday night at the Town Council meeting. Summers said he has been trying to get his property incorporated into the town since 2008. ...

Richmond council accepts Ward’s resignation; changes subdivision code

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Richmond council accepts Ward’s resignation; changes subdivision code

By Hillary Bowler RICHMOND—Councilman Keith Ward resigned from the Richmond City Council Tuesday night, ending the first 2010 council meeting full of hope for a successful year on a sad note. Ward read his official letter of resignation aloud, sticking ...