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Archive for March, 2011

Team CHaSS crushes opponents in college’s Quiz Bowl contest

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Team CHaSS crushes opponents in college’s Quiz Bowl contest

Story by April Ashland LOGAN—It’s “CHaSS Week” at Utah State University this week, highlighting the new College of Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning with a knock-down “Quiz Bowl” competition on Monday. Teams representing all seven of USU’s colleges—Agriculture, Art, Business, Education, Engineering, ...

EIS for canal reconstruction above Logan’s Canyon Road presented at multi-council meeting

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on EIS for canal reconstruction above Logan’s Canyon Road presented at multi-council meeting

By Lis Stewart LOGAN—The long-awaited draft of the environmental impact statement for the Logan Northern Canal Reconstruction Project, which would restore delivery of irrigation water via the Logan Northern canal, was presented Tuesday night at a joint meeting of the Cache ...

Opinion: HB477 could have had many negative consequences

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Opinion: HB477 could have had many negative consequences

By Storee Powell CacheValleyDaily.com The recent repeal of HB477, the controversial 2011 Utah Legislative bill that rewrote the Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA), is perhaps more of a relief than Utah knows. “I think there are a lot of unintended consequences from ...

SL Trib editor assures Utah State: ‘Dying newspaper’ is just a myth

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 3 Comments »

By Shirrel Cooper LOGAN—Journalism students everywhere have been taught that newspapers—the paper edition delivered to doorsteps across America—are dying. In fact, “the dying newspaper” has become part of journalism curriculum, and students are being taught new survival skills in this so-called dying ...

For American Studies instructor, house and home is her family story

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on For American Studies instructor, house and home is her family story

Story & Photos by Heidi Hansen COVE—House and home. These words inspire strong feelings for most, but a quick browse on Dictionary.com shows that they have many meanings. Susan Andersen, a lecturer in American Studies, is guiding students in English 2630, a ...

Bon Jovi: Living on a prayer is good medicine in SLC

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Bon Jovi: Living on a prayer is good medicine in SLC

Photo and review by Ben Hansen Special to the Hard News Cafe SALT LAKE CITY--You are most likely familiar with at least a half-dozen songs from the Bon Jovi music catalogue. Whether you have sung your heart out while pumping your ...

Rising on the Quad, new Ag building brings smiles to JCOM

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Rising on the Quad, new Ag building brings smiles to JCOM

LOGAN—It is impossible to miss the rising frame of a 4-plus-story office, classroom and lab building on the east end of the USU Quad—a new $43 million home for the College of Agriculture. The massive construction project broke ground last May ...

USU hosts 2-day regional conference of PR professionals, students

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 Posted in Business | Comments Off on USU hosts 2-day regional conference of PR professionals, students

LOGAN—Utah State University’s public relations program hosted a two-day regional conference Thursday and Friday, bringing together PR students and professionals from across the six-state Western region. This was the second year that USU’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter ...

Bark beetles’ attack on Western forests described during ‘Science Unwrapped’

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Bark beetles’ attack on Western forests described during ‘Science Unwrapped’

By Cathy Morgan LOGAN – USU’s “Science Unwrapped” event Friday had people asking the questions of whether global warming, weather and climate change may have an impact on the increase of bark beetles seen across the West in recent years. Barbara Bentz, ...

Thanks to Cache County Council, Eccles Ice Arena can skate on

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Thanks to Cache County Council, Eccles Ice Arena can skate on

By Rhett Wilkinson LOGAN -- If the Cache County Council stays true to one of their most recent executive decisions, twisting double axels, community skating and Aggie hockey will remain a fixture in the community for years to come. At their meeting ...

County Council decides to end local TV station coverage

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Rhett Wilkinson LOGAN-- When it comes to broadcasting its meetings to the public, the Cache County Council wants a changing of the guard. At its last meeting March 22, the council determined to end KUTA TV8’s coverage of its meetings, ...

Millville looking at possible grants for capitol improvement projects

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Millville looking at possible grants for capitol improvement projects

By Michael Stewart MILLVILLE -- The mayor and City Council sat down with engineer Zan Murray to discuss future grants and projects to better the city Thursday. “Knowing that we’ve got a great relationship with Millville and we’ve had success with grants ...

Spring brings more roaming animals in Paradise

Friday, March 25th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Spring brings more roaming animals in Paradise

By Brandon Hadley PARADISE -- The Town Council met with Cache County animal control officer John Hester Wednesday to discuss the town's contract with animal control and to address the problem of loose dogs roaming the streets. “A few folks don’t think ...

Mendon cemetery will have veterans’ memorial by late May

Friday, March 25th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon cemetery will have veterans’ memorial by late May

Story and photo by Teresa Nield MENDON -- A large hole and a pile of dirt currently lying at the Mendon City cemetery will soon become a memorial dedicated to veterans. Mike Buist, who is in charge of fund-raising, said the project ...

Environmentalists, students to present governor with ‘Green Hole’ award

Friday, March 25th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

LOGAN—Lisa Tobias works in a recycling center, so presenting Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and state lawmakers with a “Green Hole” Award during Friday's Save GRAMA rally at the state Capitol was a natural. Tobias, a December Utah State University graduate, got ...

River Heights council bids hail and farewell to its royalty

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on River Heights council bids hail and farewell to its royalty

By Lis Stewart RIVER HEIGHTS -- The 2010 River Heights royalty’s term came to an end Tuesday night as the 2011 royalty were presented at the City Council meeting. The new queen is Megan Hendrickson. Her attendants are Jessica Burt, Kayla ...

Wellsville planning commission grants three new business permits

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville planning commission grants three new business permits

By Noelle Johansen WELLSVILLE -- The city Planning Commission approved two home business permits and one permit for the sale of produce Wednesday. John Jenkins received approval for a permit for a landscape construction and maintenance business he is starting out of ...

Providence hears reports on child abuse, animal control, speeding

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence hears reports on child abuse, animal control, speeding

The Child and Family Support Center treated 581 victims of abuse last year. By Shannon McCleve PROVIDENCE -- The Providence City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sign the declaration making April officially Child Abuse Awareness Month. Melissa Frandsen, a representative from the ...

April proclaimed child abuse prevention month in Smithfield

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on April proclaimed child abuse prevention month in Smithfield

By Michael Stewart SMITHFIELD -- Mayor Darrel G. Simmons and the City Council declared the month of April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month at a council meeting Mar. 23. “As the mayor of Smithfield city, I’m pleased to read the proclamation, ...

860-mile roadtrip to the Big Dance yields tribute to Aggies’ Last Game

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on 860-mile roadtrip to the Big Dance yields tribute to Aggies’ Last Game

Video by Ryan Parkinson and Steve Crass ATV News TUCSON, AZ—Two rabid Aggie basketball fans, Ryan Parkinson and Steve Crass, jumped in the car for an impromptu road trip on the Wednesday before Spring Break, planning to cover the USU-Kansas State game ...