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Archive for September, 2011

Smithfield council restricts weekday parking on Summit Drive

Friday, September 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield council restricts weekday parking on Summit Drive

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD -- Parking will now be restricted on Summit Drive on weekdays, after a Wednesday night City Council vote. The council voted 4-1 to ban parking on either side of the street on weekdays from 8 a.m. to ...

Good fall fishing, camping attract people to Hyrum State Park

Friday, September 30th, 2011 Posted in Outdoors | 2 Comments »

'It’s kind of an urban park where it’s not too wild for people, and it’s not a very far drive for people to come and enjoy a nice camping experience.' Story & photo by Kristi Ottley HYRUM -- Getting local residents out ...

Swapping stories at L.D.’s Cafe: Memories of mischief past

Friday, September 30th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Swapping stories at L.D.’s Cafe: Memories of mischief past

By Rouchelle Brockman RICHMOND -- Most people would cringe at the thought of enjoying a hamburger where a casket once stood; however, the patrons at L.D.’s Cafe do not seem to mind. The popular hangout near the corner of Main and State ...

Wellsville thanks Neighborhood Watch volunteers with dinner

Friday, September 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville thanks Neighborhood Watch volunteers with dinner

By Allie Jeppson WELLSVILLE -- While the extent of criminal acts has been minimal in the past year, a recent effort to keep Wellsville safe through the Neighborhood Watch program proved to be successful. The city's Parks and Recreation Committee held ...

Hyde Park dog runs must be closer to owners’ homes, council says

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyde Park dog runs must be closer to owners’ homes, council says

By Allee Evensen HYDE PARK -- The city is taking it down a few decibels. Two new ordinances were brought to the floor at Wednesday’s City Council meeting that could make Hyde Park a little more quiet. The first, an animal ...

Half-naked, accepting and proud—Undie Run Utahns are not uptight

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Half-naked, accepting and proud—Undie Run Utahns are not uptight

Story & Photos by Heidi Hansen & Cathy Morgan SALT LAKE CITY—Stripping for a cause—any cause—thousands of people in their underwear ran up State Street and crowded the steps of the state Capitol building Saturday to protest Utah’s “uptight” laws and ...

Kennel complaint drives Millville council meeting ‘to the dogs’

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Kennel complaint drives Millville council meeting ‘to the dogs’

By Rachel Kenley MILLVILLE -- Public comment concerning a kennel license compliance issue took center stage Thursday at the City Council meeting. Jessie Floyd, a neighbor of Lisa Shaw, complained about the noise and odor problems arising from the dogs kept ...

Pioneer museum or party space? River Heights must decide

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Pioneer museum or party space? River Heights must decide

By Lindsay Nemelka RIVER HEIGHTS -- City Council members debated Tuesday whether to continue to rent out the Annette Smith Historical Museum or dedicate the entire room to the pioneer artifacts and antiques. The room below the City Office Building is ...

The Children of Ethiopia: From the Cradle to the Grave

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on The Children of Ethiopia: From the Cradle to the Grave

LOGAN—Two Utah journalists launch the 2011-2012 Morris Media & Society Lecture season at Utah State next week to report on what they found when they traveled to Ethiopia this summer to investigate the plight of children in that impoverished and ...

Everyone bumps into hurdles on road to success, former coach says

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life, Sports | Comments Off on Everyone bumps into hurdles on road to success, former coach says

By Nick Bolinder LOGAN -- The road to success is a hard road to choose. You have the road to the right that will give you instant gratification, the road to the left is unbearable, and the road in the middle ...

Styx and REO ‘surf the wave of joy’ with Salt Lake City crowd

Monday, September 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Styx and REO ‘surf the wave of joy’ with Salt Lake City crowd

'If you have a dream, tell somebody because you might be closer than you think' Story & photo by Max Parker Dahl SALT LAKE CITY -- It might have been the smoke of charbroiled burgers or the many mullet-goatee combinations surrounding ...

Fonnesbeck Greenhouse: Hobby is now a 22-year landmark in Mendon

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 Posted in Business | 1 Comment »

'You don't do it for the money; you do it for love' Story & photos by Mandy Morgan MENDON -- When Barry and Tawna Fonnesbeck built a greenhouse in their backyard, they never dreamed it would become a fully blossoming business that ...

North Logan Council can’t update city’s wage scale for lack of quorum

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan Council can’t update city’s wage scale for lack of quorum

By Steven Crass NORTH LOGAN -- A move to update the North Logan city wage scale failed to pass in a 2-1 vote at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. Approval of this first step in the scale transformation would have called for city ...

Paradise will install meter to measure water flow from spring

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise will install meter to measure water flow from spring

By D. Whitney Smith PARADISE -- Water falling from the sky is not easily controllable for any town or city, which is why unpredictable crop yields, flooding and mudslides caused by excessive precipitation have created complications for many Cache Valley residents ...

Wellsville City Council tables decision on new irrigation water line

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville City Council tables decision on new irrigation water line

By Allie Jeppson WELLSVILLE -- The possibility of a new water line for irrigation and sprinkling was discussed at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. Wellsville residents have expressed interest in hooking onto the city’s water line, Mayor Thomas Bailey said, opening discussion on ...

Lewiston City Council endorses plan to offer community classes

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Lewiston City Council endorses plan to offer community classes

By Kristi Ottley LEWISTON -- Ballroom dance, sign language, bread making, landscaping, and quilting are a few of the classes residents will have the opportunity to take, with the offering of community classes right in their own city. No longer ...

Off the bus, onto the sidewalks: River Heights kids all walk to school

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Off the bus, onto the sidewalks: River Heights kids all walk to school

Story and photo by Lindsay Nemelka RIVER HEIGHTS--Elementary school kids buzz restlessly in line after their buses drop them off not at their school, but three blocks from River Heights Elementary. Today was Walk to School Day, where students, teachers and ...

Retired to the rocking chair? Not Louie Leonhardt, Providence gardener

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Retired to the rocking chair? Not Louie Leonhardt, Providence gardener

'You got to learn to get up at 5 a.m. and hoe weeds. There is no garden if you don’t know how to hoe weeds.' By Mitch Figgat PROVIDENCE -- He has his ATV parked out in the front yard of his ...

Federal dollars to buy fire engine equipment for Richmond department

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Federal dollars to buy fire engine equipment for Richmond department

By Rouchelle Brockman RICHMOND -- The city’s firefighters will have something new to smile about this fall. A $21,774 federal grant to enhance the city’s firefighting equipment was announced at the City Council meeting Tuesday. The Federal Wildland Fire Department awarded the ...

Wanted: Historians, media pros for Providence quarry project

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wanted: Historians, media pros for Providence quarry project

By Mitch Figgat PROVIDENCE -- The city's Historical Preservation Commission is looking for historians and media specialists to help produce an educational packet they are preparing for elementary school classes about the Johnson Quarry. The commission plans on presenting the idea for ...