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Archive for February, 2010

Women’s basketballers drop heartbreaker in final 2 seconds

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Women’s basketballers drop heartbreaker in final 2 seconds

By Dan Fawson Same teams. Same ending. Different winner. For the fourth straight time, Utah State’s women’s basketball team lost Saturday, this time in a last-second heartbreaker at home to Idaho. The loss drops the Aggies to 12-15 overall and 4-10 in Western Athletic ...

Wellsville OK’s permit for pest control, ponders where bees fit

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville OK’s permit for pest control, ponders where bees fit

By Kayla Woodring WELLSVILLE--The Planning Commission held a public hearing Wednesday to issue Diana White a permit to operate a pest control business from her home. White said she would only be using the home for the mailing and tax purposes required ...

Richmond’s new councilman wants to make a difference

Friday, February 26th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Richmond’s new councilman wants to make a difference

By Hillary Bowler RICHMOND--He isn’t necessarily expecting to make a difference of gigantic proportions. "If I can just make things a little better,” said Paul Erickson, Richmond City Council’s newest member. Erickson, 42, was sworn into office Feb. 16 to replace Keith ...

Mock disaster will train HP city staffers to respond to emergencies

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mock disaster will train HP city staffers to respond to emergencies

By Kayla Harding HYDE PARK--Plans to improve emergency preparedness education for council members and residents was presented at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. Brian Pots, from the Smithfield Fire Department, announced that the date of the citywide mock disaster originally planned for ...

River Heights hikes sewer charges in response to Logan increase

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Tyson Thorpe RIVER HEIGHTS--The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to raise River Heights residents' sewer rates to $19.05 a month. Resolution 1-2010 was passed to increase the sewer rates, which are retroactive to Jan. 1, in response to a ...

UCC will build new trail in Providence Canyon

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on UCC will build new trail in Providence Canyon

By Bonnie Phelps PROVIDENCE--A letter of agreement between the Utah Conservation Corps and Providence city to construct a canyon trail was approved during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. The trail will begin at the mouth of Providence Canyon (approximately 1000 E. Canyon ...

Smithfield City Council gets tour of unfinished new office building

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield City Council gets tour of unfinished new office building

By Safiyyah Ballard SMITHFIELD--"The mayor and I wrestled, I won, so I got the bigger office," City Manager Jim Gass joked during a tour of the new city office building. Gass showed the City Council the new offices, including the new ...

Aggie Shuttle will keep busing riders despite budget cuts

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie Shuttle will keep busing riders despite budget cuts

By Kayla Harding LOGAN--Employees at USU Parking and Transportation are taking steps toward sustaining the Aggie Shuttle with a granted increase of $4.84 per student per semester next year, enabling them to buy two new buses. James Nye, assistant director of Parking ...

Dispute over annexation gets County Council to table decision

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Dispute over annexation gets County Council to table decision

By Cathy Morgan LOGAN--An annexing and agricultural protection dispute between two families was tabled for another two weeks at Tuesday night’s Cache County Council meeting, after a heated discussion over the property. The area of land is 8.24 acres near Nibley. The ...

Proposed commons in Hyde Park ‘on hold’

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Proposed commons in Hyde Park ‘on hold’

Story and photo by Kayla Harding HYDE PARK--Residents might have noticed the Hyde Park Commons billboard on West Center Street near Maverik, however might be unaware of the changes and halt in development. Proposed by Jon White and Glen Thompson, the Hyde ...

Harlem Nights jazz up Hyrum

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Harlem Nights jazz up Hyrum

Hellzapoppin' in Hyrum! Will Christensen, co-president of Dance United, teaches a class with dance partner Mindy Rich, a USU junior elementary education major, during the Harlem Nights Hellzapoppin’ dance in Hyrum on Saturday. (Christian Hathaway photo)

Ringing in the Year of the Tiger

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Ringing in the Year of the Tiger

Welcoming the Tiger A group of Chinese women offer an impromptu celebration on the USU Quad, singing and dancing to welcome the Year of the Tiger, which began Feb. 14. (Danielle Adams photo)

Aggies bust the bracket; 12th straight over Wichita State

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Aggies bust the bracket; 12th straight over Wichita State

Story by Dan Fawson Photos by Christian Hathaway LOGAN—Departing from Western Athletic Conference play for 40 nationally televised minutes Saturday, the Utah State men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 12 straight, defeating Wichita State 68-58. The game was televised on ESPN2 ...

Aggie women ‘Think Pink’ but fall to Fresno

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Aggie women ‘Think Pink’ but fall to Fresno

Photos by Cody Gochnour Junior guard LaCale Pringle-Buchanan maneuvers around a Fresno State defender in the Think Pink game Wednesday as coach Raegan Pebley watches. After trailing by 21 in the first half, the women Aggies came close to an upset ...

District 9: Low-budget indies are saving the movie business

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Chris Romriell Considering the competition from multi-million-dollar mainstream Hollywood movies, it’s a wonder that low-budget indies can survive at all. Made for pennies in comparison, independent movies are up against such high odds that you have to wonder how any ...

Scientists, lawmakers clash over climate change

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Scientists, lawmakers clash over climate change

By Chris Romriell As blizzards pounded away at the East Coast last week, Utah lawmakers passed a resolution questioning whether global warming actually exists. The “Climate Change Joint Resolution,” submitted by state Rep. Kerry W. Gibson, focuses on possible damage to Utah’s ...

Soul Food Dinner showcases black culture at USU

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Soul Food Dinner showcases black culture at USU

Story and photo by Mark Vuong For Dexter Summers, soul food is both delicious and a way to bring awareness to black culture, food and traditions at USU. Friday’s Soul Food Dinner was the culmination of Black Student Union Week, said Summers, ...

‘White Chicks’ talk, battle, grow in Black Box Theatre

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Story and photo by Latashia Redhouse Kicking off its first performance of the semester, USU’s Theatre Student Association presents a comedic play to tickle the soul this weekend. “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” may sound like a bore, but don’t ...

‘Cream of the crop’ pledge service as Wellsville’s youth city council

Friday, February 19th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Cream of the crop’ pledge service as Wellsville’s youth city council

By Kayla Woodring WELLSVILLE—A new youth city council and youth mayor were sworn in by City Manager Don Hartle at Wednesday’s city council meeting. The youth city council is advised by Wellsville resident Christine Jenkins, who has been supervising the group for ...

Petersen brings home-building experience to River Heights planning board

Friday, February 19th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Petersen brings home-building experience to River Heights planning board

By Tyson Thorpe RIVER HEIGHTS--Danny Petersen attended his second meeting as the newest member of the Planning Commission Tuesday night. Petersen was selected by Mayor Bill Baker and approved by the City Council to join the planning commission. He attended ...