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Archive for January, 2011

Morris Lecture celebrates enduring impact of Joseph Pulitzer

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Morris Lecture celebrates enduring impact of Joseph Pulitzer

By Catherine Meidell News Editor, The Utah Statesman LOGAN—Joseph Pulitzer, a pioneer of journalism in the mid-19th century who used wordcraft to keep American government in line, and who was among the first to establish an independent press, was celebrated this week ...

Tireless USU ‘retirees’ play Johnny Appleseed for Lebanese growers

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Tireless USU ‘retirees’ play Johnny Appleseed for Lebanese growers

By Courtney Rhodes LOGAN—Traditionally, most people slow down when they retire, but not Paul and Lorna Larsen. Since retiring in 1992 as USU vice president of extension and continuing education, Paul Larsen, now 83, has yet to acquire the slow, relaxing retiree ...

Millville’s tasks include replacing pear trees that were goats’ dinner

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Millville’s tasks include replacing pear trees that were goats’ dinner

By Mariah Noble MILLVILLE--The City Council met Thursday to go over a water budget and quarterly financial report. They also discussed renting out a trailer on city grounds, replacing damaged trees in parks and putting up a city sign. Superintendent Gary Larsen ...

River Heights hums ‘Ham Radio Blues,’ seeks volunteer operators

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Lis Stewart RIVER HEIGHTS—Disaster strikes at its leisure, and River Heights may find itself short-handed if telephones and electricity are down. Councilwoman Kathryn Hadfield said River Heights needs more licensed amateur radio operators who can volunteer, should an emergency arise. Ted ...

Pulitzer changed America and the role of the press, biographer says

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By David Bowman LOGAN—When Joseph Pulitzer arrived in the United States in 1864 as a 17-year-old Hungarian mercenary soldier imported to fight for the North in the American Civil War, it is safe to assume that no one could have had ...

Cache Valley’s air quality? Noddaproblum; just move along now

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Bryan Dixon Guest commentary I've been struggling for words to describe Tuesday's presentation from the Bear River Health Department to the Cache County Council on air quality in Cache County, and the council´s response. I´ve settled on "embarrassing." Admittedly, the ...

Sundance report: Music stars changing the movie scenery

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance report: Music stars changing the movie scenery

Story & Photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--The music industry has always played a pivotal role in Hollywood. A good musical score goes hand in hand with strong acting, a good script, and special effects to ...

N. Logan planning commission working on RV parking permits

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on N. Logan planning commission working on RV parking permits

By Emily Pannell Johnson NORTH LOGAN—The Planning Commission is currently developing an ordinance that will allow recreational vehicle parks to be opened in North Logan with a conditional use permit. The first “very rough draft” of the ordinance authorizes the development of ...

Poo-Gloos make Wellsville’s sewage lagoons sweeter-smelling

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Poo-Gloos make Wellsville’s sewage lagoons sweeter-smelling

By Noelle Johansen WELLSVILLE--Poo-Gloos are taking the stink out of sewage in the lagoons north of Wellsville. There are currently 35 operating bio-domes, nicknamed “Poo-Gloos,” in Wellsville’s wastewater lagoon system. The alternative sewage treatment devices were developed by Dr. Kraig Johnson and ...

Hyde Park youth city council looking for new members

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyde Park youth city council looking for new members

By Jamee Dyches HYDE PARK--An informational meeting for the new Hyde Park Youth City Council was held Thursday night at the city office. Mayor Bryan Cox led the meeting and Councilman Mark Hurd was also in attendance as a representative from ...

Sundance review: Guster, Low Anthem, Secret Sisters highlight concert

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Max Dahl PARK CITY--The Sundance ASCAP Music Café’s musical line-up played a rousing show Jan. 25 with a variety of genres, culminating with a set by acoustic-pop artists Guster. The Low Anthem opened with songs off their up-coming album Smart Flesh, ...

Quick thinking limits fire at Hyrum pallet manufacturer

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Quick thinking limits fire at Hyrum pallet manufacturer

By Melissa Pearl Youngberg Aggie TV News HYRUM—Sparks ignited a sawdust fire at the pallet manufacturing warehouse in Hyrum Wednesday afternoon Hyrum Fire Chief Cardell Nielsen said the fire at Timberland Pallets, at 369 W. Main St., broke out in the steel hopper ...

Slide Ridge: A honey of a business for Mendon family

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Slide Ridge: A honey of a business for Mendon family

By Teresa Nield MENDON—If anyone could ever be described as busy as a bee, then the James family comes as close as it gets. The Slide Ridge Honey business, based in Mendon and run by the seven members of the James ...

Two new city parks planned for Hyrum this year, mayor says

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Two new city parks planned for Hyrum this year, mayor says

By Rhett Wilkinson HYRUM–Plans for two new parks and a fire station, a dog pound, solar panels for the library and a national award for a sewer manager were the highlights of the second-ever State of the City address Thursday. The ...

Sundance review: ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’ and ‘Legend of Beaver Dam’ grotesquely violent, disturbingly funny

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance review: ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’ and ‘Legend of Beaver Dam’ grotesquely violent, disturbingly funny

By Max Dahl PARK CITY--The long-awaited Hobo with a Shotgun trailer-turned-movie, featured in 2007’s Grindhouse, premiered at Sundance Film Festival this season. This exploitation/slasher film was proceeded by the short film The Legend of Beaver Dam. The Legend of Beaver Dam was ...

Nibley P&Z discusses solutions for field drain maintenance

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley P&Z discusses solutions for field drain maintenance

By Stephanie Zollinger NIBLEY--The Planning and Zoning Commission met Wednesday night, reviewing a concern over maintenance of field drains. There are two purposes of field drains: to drain off water in the spring to dry out the field for preparations for ...

Sundance review: ‘Knuckle’ opens a window on Irish fighting clans

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance review: ‘Knuckle’ opens a window on Irish fighting clans

By Max Dahl PARK CITY--Knuckle: the delving exploration inside the Irish Travelers way of settling clan disputes; bare-knuckle fights. The film opens on James Quinn McDonagh ransacking a punching bag in a ring, exploring every angle and inch with his fists. ...

Sundancing through opening weekend

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundancing through opening weekend

By Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--The Sundance Film Festival is upon us, and opening weekend was far improved over last year. Here are some of the highlights: First and foremost, the opening weekend of films seems to continually ...

Feminist scholar examines marginalization of women in the Bible

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Feminist scholar examines marginalization of women in the Bible

Story & Photos by Heidi Hansen LOGAN—Read the Bible suspiciously and ask hard questions—that was a the advice from a feminist religious scholar Wednesday afternoon as she discussed “What the Bible Doesn’t Teach You” at the Merrill Cazier Library. Susan Shaw, a ...

Sundance: Music in ‘Troubadours’ is a time machine to the ’70s

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Max Dahl PARK CITY--Troubadours is a woven, but liquid documentary that draws from the first-hand experiences of the singer/songwriters involved with the Los Angeles music scene at the dawning of the 1970’s. The documentary explores the spirit and humanity behind ...