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Archive for February, 2011

Don’t be SAD—spring is coming, and here are tips to help get there

Monday, February 28th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Don’t be SAD—spring is coming, and here are tips to help get there

By Cathy Morgan LOGAN–It may be “spring” semester, but warm weather is still far from our grasp. Many students are more prone to problems dealing with stress and depression during winter. Chris Chapman, a counselor at Utah State, says there are many ...

Army 1: You’re in the ROTC now! Trying to be all that she can be

Monday, February 28th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Army 1: You’re in the ROTC now! Trying to be all that she can be

By Natasha Bodily LOGAN—Initially, I was very nervous to join the Army ROTC. I’m not entirely sure which aspects of the Army I was most afraid of, but I certainly procrastinated starting the classes. I knew once I began, I would ...

Matt’s birthday: Everybody loves him – he’s a ‘portable party’

Sunday, February 27th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Matt’s birthday: Everybody loves him – he’s a ‘portable party’

Story and photos by Stephanie Zollinger LOGAN -- “Hello, cute darling Mom!” Matt Hillyard says to his mother, either on the phone or in person. At age 36, Matt has gathered as many friends as someone much older would have. ...

Navajo student crowned Miss Indian USU 2011 at Pow Wow

Sunday, February 27th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Navajo student crowned Miss Indian USU 2011 at Pow Wow

Story & Photos by Courtney Rhodes LOGAN—Cassie Largo, a full-time Utah State University student and full-blooded Navajo, has emerged winner of the 2011 Miss Indian USU pageant. Largo was crowned after a night of cultural performances Friday, winning her a $1,000 ...

Geological record shows climate change a constant, professor says

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Geological record shows climate change a constant, professor says

By Jen Stevenson LOGAN -- The College of Science continued its series of lectures on climate change with a lecture from geology professor Tammy Rittenour, who spoke on records of past climate change. Rittenour said that through geological evidence ...

You saw what? A camel on Old Mendon Road, and a zebra too

Friday, February 25th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on You saw what? A camel on Old Mendon Road, and a zebra too

By Noelle Johansen YOUNG WARD -- Cache Valley is hardly the plains of Africa or the Sahara Desert, but a camel and zebra don’t seem to mind proving that Willow Park is not the only zoo here. Young Ward resident Brad Tolman’s ...

AG’s spokesman provides a tour of PR professional’s toolbox

Friday, February 25th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on AG’s spokesman provides a tour of PR professional’s toolbox

By Kayla Hall and Tessa Karrington LOGAN—Truthfulness, preparation, courtesy and the ability to respond quickly—these are among the items that belong in any public relations professional’s toolbox, the spokesman for Utah’s attorney general told USU students this week. Paul Murphy, director of ...

Smithfield will stick with FEMA’s flood insurance plan

Friday, February 25th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield will stick with FEMA’s flood insurance plan

By Michael Stewart SMITHFIELD -- The City Council on Wednesday decided to continue to participate in the flood insurance program in order to allow residents to buy their insurance at a discounted rate. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has recently ...

Piles of dirt from construction cause damage, muck trouble in Millville

Friday, February 25th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Piles of dirt from construction cause damage, muck trouble in Millville

By Mariah Noble MILLVILLE -- City roads superintendent Gary Larsen reported problems with Rocky Mountain Power's construction project to the City Council and a visiting Boy Scout troop Thursday night. "We've had some issues, to put it lightly," Larsen said. The company ...

Beneath the snow in Hyde Park, spring comes to Tony’s Grove

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Beneath the snow in Hyde Park, spring comes to Tony’s Grove

Story and photos by Jamee Dyches HYDE PARK -- March is a big month at Tony’s Grove Nursery and Garden. It’s when Tony Selley and his employees start filling up their greenhouses with trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and vegetables for ...

Nibley approves mobile auto-body repair business

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley approves mobile auto-body repair business

By Stephanie Zollinger NIBLEY -- The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a business license for Garret Fronk's auto body repair. His work consists of fixing cars that have dents that otherwise would be very expensive to fix. Fronk said ...

River Heights checks out its options for Logan library cards

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on River Heights checks out its options for Logan library cards

By Lis Stewart RIVER HEIGHTS—Councilwoman Kathryn Hadfield explained the options for River Heights residents seeking a less expensive membership with the Logan City Library at a council meeting Tuesday night. Twenty River Heights residents have purchased Logan library cards, according to a ...

3-dog kennel gets thumbs’ up from Wellsville

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on 3-dog kennel gets thumbs’ up from Wellsville

By Noelle Johansen WELLSVILLE -- The Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a three-dog kennel Wednesday. “We’re a three-dog family,” Jonathan Fielding said. He currently has two dogs and wants to get another. “There’s not going to be ...

Robots invade Mountain Crest as student teams compete

Sunday, February 20th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Robots invade Mountain Crest as student teams compete

By Jesse Dredge Utah Public Radio HYRUM—Students gathered to compete in a Vex Robotics competition last week at Mountain Crest High School. Nineteen teams from around the country, including Utah, Idaho, and Nebraska, took part, with students remotely controlling their robots from the ...

2001 JCOM alum inspires students at PRSSA dinner

Sunday, February 20th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on 2001 JCOM alum inspires students at PRSSA dinner

By Charissa Ingraham LOGAN—USU’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter began preparations for this year’s Mountain West Regional Conference with a kick-off dinner at Hamilton’s restaurant. Trina Patterson, a 2001 Utah State graduate who is senior media relations director for ...

Nibley grants permits to three home businesses

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Nibley grants permits to three home businesses

By Stephanie Zollinger NIBLEY – The Planning and Zoning Commission recently approved three home businesses. “The vote was unanimous in favor of the applications,” city planner Shari Phippen said. “None of the individuals are going to have any additional ...

Gallon-sized recognition for Hyrum’s water treatment facility

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Gallon-sized recognition for Hyrum’s water treatment facility

By Rhett Wilkinson HYRUM -- Clean water. It’s something that many of us may take for granted on a regular basis, but is something surely noticed and desperately sought after when it’s suddenly not available anymore. Hurricane Katrina, anyone? Yet Kevin Maughan ...

Paradise council clarifies advice for landscaping around gas meters

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise council clarifies advice for landscaping around gas meters

By Brandon Hadley PARADISE -- The Town Council has clarified Questar's requests regarding landscaping around its gas meters. On Feb. 2, Steve Krebs, area manager for Questar Gas, informed the Paradise Council that citizens are not supposed to cover pipes connecting ...

Nibley says no to developers’ request to change 55+ age requirement

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley says no to developers’ request to change 55+ age requirement

By Stephanie Zollinger NIBLEY -- The developers of The Cottages planned unit development in Nibley have asked the City Council that the age restriction of 55 and older be removed. The basis for their request is that there is almost no ...

From Haiti to Hollywood, NPR reporter covers the world

Friday, February 18th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on From Haiti to Hollywood, NPR reporter covers the world

Story & Photo by Shirrel Cooper LOGAN—She has traveled the world, survived earthquakes, hurricanes and fires, reported the news in her underwear, had guns pointed at her as she tried to cross borders, and spent time on Hollywood’s red carpet, schmoozing ...