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Archive for October, 2011

Teams Frankie, Legit and the Butternut Bouncers? Not rock bands — they’re pumpkin launchers

Monday, October 31st, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Teams Frankie, Legit and the Butternut Bouncers? Not rock bands — they’re pumpkin launchers

What to do with pumpkins after the Halloween romp? You toss them, of course. Photos & story by D. Whitney Smith NORTH LOGAN — A mound of softening pumpkins laying in Elk Ridge Park, just days after the 2011 Pumpkin Walk ...

Smithfield commits to community covenant to support military families

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield commits to community covenant to support military families

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD - First Lt. Earl Simmons presented the City Council on Wednesday with a proposal to participate in a Community Covenant program. The program is set up to help the community show support for military families. The program ...

River Heights considers adopting auto-pay utility billing system

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Lindsay Nemelka RIVER HEIGHTS – Incorporating a new billing system could have the city reaching directly into resident’s pocketbooks in the future. The City Council discussed at Tuesday's meeting whether they were going to change their outdated billing program to ...

Hypnotist turns willing Logan audience into zombies for the night

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Hypnotist turns willing Logan audience into zombies for the night

By Lindsay Nemelka LOGAN – Local hypnotist Abracadan transformed a Logan Arthouse & Cinema audience into real-life zombies and aliens recently. At least real enough for one participant, who got extremely nervous when two “aliens” approached her near the stage; describing ...

Logan man pleads guilty to underage drinking, running from police

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan man pleads guilty to underage drinking, running from police

By Kristi Ottley LOGAN--A Logan man pleaded guilty to two separate charges in 1st District Court Tuesday. Trevor Lee Madson, 18, was charged with failing to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer, and unlawful consumption of alcohol ...

Millville City Council discussion goes to the dogs again for round 2

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Millville City Council discussion goes to the dogs again for round 2

By Rachel Kenley MILLVILLE -- The City Council once again discussed kennel license compliance issues at the meeting Thursday night. Last month Jessie Floyd, a Millville resident, complained about his neighbor Lisa Shaw, and the number of dogs kept in her ...

Police report: Accused LHS thieves ‘did it for the rush’; trio suspended for Grizzlies’ championship game

Friday, October 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Police report: Accused LHS thieves ‘did it for the rush’; trio suspended for Grizzlies’ championship game

By Kristi Lambert LOGAN—Three Logan High School football players turned themselves in to LHS security officer Mike Russell on Tuesday, admitting to a locker room theft that occurred during a sophomore football game on Oct. 13. According to the police report filed ...

Fake cigarette leads to arrest for suspicion of marijuana possession

Friday, October 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Fake cigarette leads to arrest for suspicion of marijuana possession

By Allie Jeppson LOGAN--Nineteen-year-old resident Kory Thigpen was arrested and booked into the Cache County Jail Thursday on four separate counts: three class-A misdemeanors and one class-C misdemeanor. Thigpen was found by Logan City Police officers in a parking lot around 1300 ...

Councilman explains why NR students should care about government

Friday, October 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 3 Comments »

Story and Photos by Heidi Hansen  LOGAN—Ronald Reagan likely turned over in his grave Thursday afternoon as a Logan City Councilman addressed a room packed full of College of Natural Resource students on why they should care about politics. “I have a ...

Logan High football players under investigation; fellow students react

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

By Kristi Lambert JCOM 1130 News Staff LOGAN—The Logan High School football team, the top seed going into the first round of the Utah state 4A football playoffs on Saturday, will enter the game against Herriman with an overall record of 10 ...

Opinion: Degrees to everywhere—USU students refute lawmaker’s gibe

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Opinion: Degrees to everywhere—USU students refute lawmaker’s gibe

By Edward C. Pease and D. Whitney Smith NOTE: This op-ed column appeared Oct. 25, 2011, in the Deseret News and is reprinted here with permission. LOGAN—When Sen. Howard Stephenson complained last winter about Utah college students wasting time and tuition on ...

Shaking up the valley: Cache County signs on for April earthquake drill

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Shaking up the valley: Cache County signs on for April earthquake drill

'Sometimes people forget Utah is earthquake country. People are always forgetting that it is a real threat.' ~ Joe Dougherty, Utah Division of Emergency Management By Allee Evensen LOGAN -- When the clock strikes quarter after 10 on the ...

Author offers advice to avoid the undead on National Zombie Day

Monday, October 24th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Author offers advice to avoid the undead on National Zombie Day

By Cathy Morgan LOGAN–Psychiatrist and author of The Zombie Autopsies Steven C. Schlozman offered USU students a crash course in Zombie 101 recently, including essential zombie knowledge and survival techniques. It’s National Zombie Day this week, and Halloween is right ...

For Army ROTC commander, leadership = service, integrity & humor

Monday, October 24th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 5 Comments »

Story and Photos by Heidi Hansen LOGAN—Attempting to control his energy as he bounces, fidgets and whistles while administering a timed-bell quiz, the 6-foot-plus man in an Army combat uniform isn’t giving away any clues that he might have something serious ...

Why live in Hyrum? Country atmosphere with city benefits, people say

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Why live in Hyrum? Country atmosphere with city benefits, people say

Story & photos by Kristi Ottley HYRUM - The small-town country atmosphere and beautiful mountains, close schools, affordable living, and community events and activities make Hyrum an ideal city for many of its residents to build homes and raise their families. “My ...

Couple can rent their home out, N. Logan planning commission says

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Couple can rent their home out, N. Logan planning commission says

By Steve Crass NORTH LOGAN - One couple can sleep peacefully, knowing their tenants have been granted legal rights to occupy their home after Thursday’s North Logan Planning Commission meeting. Richard Wood and his spouse began renting out their home last year ...

City council votes to let North Logan animal control officer kill strays

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on City council votes to let North Logan animal control officer kill strays

By Steve Crass NORTH LOGAN - Passage of an ordinance to change regulations for feral animal euthanization and a committee report concerning traffic safety issues were both discussed at the City Council meeting Wednesday. With the ordinance’s passing, Animal Control Officer Alan ...

Mendon photographers compare and share tips on their craft

Friday, October 21st, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mendon photographers compare and share tips on their craft

By Mandy Morgan MENDON — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then millions of words could have been spoken at the Mendon Station Wednesday night by photographers in the Mendon Photo Guild. They gathered for their monthly meeting to ...

Equestrian arena should be a Paradise reality, come spring

Friday, October 21st, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Equestrian arena should be a Paradise reality, come spring

By D. Whitney Smith PARADISE — Horseback riding and roping are activities many residents already enjoy, and next spring a new equestrian arena, part of a long-term park project, will provide a central place for them. Mayor Leland Howlett and the Town ...

Why sewer bills in Richmond are higher than elsewhere in Cache Valley

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Why sewer bills in Richmond are higher than elsewhere in Cache Valley

By Rouchelle Brockman RICHMOND--Sewers dominated the discussion at the City Council meeting Tuesday. A resident expressed concerns about high sewer rates and an engineer warned of possible sewage problems and presented remedies. Ryan Rogers complained to the council that sewer rates in ...