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Archive for July, 2011

Venerable moviehouse being renovated for live opera performances

Saturday, July 30th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Venerable moviehouse being renovated for live opera performances

Story & Photos by Megan Hoth LOGAN—Scott Theobald, architect of the renovation of the Utah Theater on East Center Street, announced Wednesday that he hopes to have the theater ready to show films at the 2012 Utah Festival Opera (UFOC). Theobald made ...

Cache Council approves 36-lot development near Beaver Dam

Saturday, July 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Cache Council approves 36-lot development near Beaver Dam

By Megan Hoth LOGAN—The Cache Cache County Council has unanimously approved a rezone of a parcel of land near Beaver Dam. The land at 14014 N. 8000 West was originally zoned for an agricultural (A-10) zone but was put up for a ...

Logan curbs trailer-parking on Main Street, turns off electronic signs

Saturday, July 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan curbs trailer-parking on Main Street, turns off electronic signs

By Megan Hoth LOGAN—The Logan City Council has approved a resolution restricting parking on Main Street and put a moratorium on Electronic Message Display Signs. The Council unanimously approved the measure prohibiting the parking of towed vehicles and unhooked trailers along the ...

Social work prof turned from law career to more fulfilling life’s work

Saturday, July 30th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Social work prof turned from law career to more fulfilling life’s work

By D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—In an alternate universe he’s probably filing court documents somewhere in Ohio, or perhaps he’s the state attorney general. But in the real world, Shannon Browne’s life took an unexpected turn, one that led him to Utah ...

Council votes to revert to 5-day work week for county offices

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Council votes to revert to 5-day work week for county offices

By Megan Hoth LOGAN—The Cache County Council voted Tuesday night to switch the county’s office hours back to a five-day work week from the current 10-hour, four-day work week. The Council looked at statistical information provided and collected by the state to ...

Logan celebrates 164th Pioneer Day with food, fun, fireworks

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Logan celebrates 164th Pioneer Day with food, fun, fireworks

By Cassidee J. Cline LOGAN—Fireworks lit up the night sky over Logan Monday as the grand finale for the Pioneer Day celebration. Throughout the day, hundreds of people flooded Willow Park at 450 W. 700 South for a day filled with activities, ...

Review: ‘Deathly Hallows 2,’ clearly the best, ends Harry Potter saga

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Review: ‘Deathly Hallows 2,’ clearly the best, ends Harry Potter saga

By Jakob Asplund One of the most expensive and ambitious cinematic projects has come to an end with the courtyard of Hogwarts Castle in ruins. It has been 10 years and eight films since our favorite wand-twirling young wizards and witches ...

Local parents, gamers, argue both sides of ban on violent video games

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Local parents, gamers, argue both sides of ban on violent video games

By Todd Hamann LOGAN—Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent repeal of a California law to ban violent video games is widening the rift between parent groups trying to protect their children and the “gaming’”community. In a 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court ...

Thousands gather to watch angel Moroni ‘fly’ atop new Brigham temple

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Thousands gather to watch angel Moroni ‘fly’ atop new Brigham temple

Story & Photos by Todd Hamann BRIGHAM CITY, Utah—Four city blocks were closed and businesses shut their doors for a few hours as thousands of people showed up to watch the statue of the angel Moroni placed atop the new Brigham ...

Kids swim, bike & run in mini-triathalon at Sports Academy

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Kids swim, bike & run in mini-triathalon at Sports Academy

By Cassidee J. Cline LOGAN—The sun shone brightly as kids ran, biked and swam at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club (SARC) for the first Family Fun Triathlon of 2011. Around 30 participants showed up to time their athletic skills and have ...

USU plans commercial-housing complex near Romney Stadium

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU plans commercial-housing complex near Romney Stadium

By D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—In this college town, visitors and newcomers alike often wonder, “Where do students go to hang out?” This question is easily answered by indicating the several off-campus haunts that Cache Valley has to offer. However, until recently ...

From Africa to the WNBA, Logan couple works to help Senegal

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on From Africa to the WNBA, Logan couple works to help Senegal

Story & Photos by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—She played for the WNBA on and off from 1999 to 2007 and later went on to coach USU women’s basketball while working on a master’s degree. Eight years ago she gave birth to ...

Moab’s Mary Jane Canyon a breath-taking hike of ‘epic beauty’

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Moab’s Mary Jane Canyon a breath-taking hike of ‘epic beauty’

Story by D. Whitney Smith Photos by D. Whitney Smith and Breck Byington MOAB, Utah—It is no secret that Moab provides a perfect setting for fair weather fun for outdoors enthusiasts of all kinds. Each year thousands of visitors from the United ...

Review: Rain doesn’t dampen fans’ spirits at Avett Brothers concert

Monday, July 18th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Review and photos by Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY -- Despite a steady rain, and the Mosaic regulation of Sabbath observance for the majority population, an appreciative and mature crowd gathered to hear something unusual: A sincere pair of ...

After floods, new Logan River Golf Course clubhouse has August tee time

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Todd Hamann LOGAN—A spring flooding recedes, the Logan River Golf Course is getting a facelift. The original clubhouse was demolished in September and a new one is being built. Officials say it should be finished and open to the public ...

Summerfest brings together artists for summer fun, arts in Logan

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Story & Photos by Cassidee J. Cline LOGAN—Hundreds of cars filled parking lots and lined streets as people crowded the Tabernacle Square for the 2011 Summerfest Arts Faire. The three-day event featured local and regional artists, a variety of food vendors, ...

Review: ‘Green Lantern’ is dim, cheesy

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Review: ‘Green Lantern’ is dim, cheesy

By Alison Ostler Ryan Reynolds joins the growing cast of comic book heroes in the newest summer blockbuster, The Green Lantern. This much-anticipated film, released amidst a myriad of comic book-inspired films such as the May box-office hit Thor and the ...

Congressman talks to crowd in Brigham on immigration, flooding, debt

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

Story & Photos by D. Whitney Smith BRIGHAM CITY, Utah—U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop spoke to a packed room at a “town hall” session in Brigham City Saturday. The topics were flooding, federal lawmaking, immigration and the U.S. debt. Before he started, Bishop ...

Logan City adopts new neighborhood business guidelines

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Megan Hoth LOGAN -- The Logan City Council approved a new land development code concerning standard for  neighborhoods in a vote of 3-1 Tuesday night. The vote came after a public hearing and much discussion on whether the code was ...

Column: Boats, Toads Spelling & ‘Wisdom’

Friday, July 1st, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 2 Comments »

By Ted Pease TRINIDAD, Calif.—This is a story about boats and spelling. My boat’s name is Toad. Everyone on the water in Trinidad, California, knows Toad. It’s that little Bayliner that is way too small for either the Pacific or the big ...