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Archive for December, 2011

‘Layaway angels’ alight at Logan Kmart, pay off accounts

Friday, December 16th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Layaway angels’ alight at Logan Kmart, pay off accounts

By April Ashland LOGAN -- All across the country, anonymous donors have been stepping forward to pay on Kmart’s layaway plans so families can have Christmas. It’s happened in Michigan, Nebraska, and now it’s happening in Logan. “She came in and said ...

Firearms instructor encourages people to consider carrying guns

Friday, December 16th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Firearms instructor encourages people to consider carrying guns

Victim believes the presence of a gun may have at least scared her attacker. By Kristi Ottley LOGAN -- It was a beautiful fall day when 20-year-old Elsa Miller decided to go for a run in her Orem neighborhood, having no ...

ArtsBridge: Building confidence and creativity, one year at a time

Friday, December 16th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Story and photos by Allee Evensen CACHE VALLEY -- JaDene Denniston is an educator, an award-winning media specialist, a cook and a seamstress. However, there is one title cares for more than any of the others: She prefers to be called ...

Would you be a good cop? Smithfield police talk about requirements

Friday, December 16th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Would you be a good cop? Smithfield police talk about requirements

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD -- Chief Johnny McCoy has built the Smithfield City Police Department from the ground up. In 2000, he left his job as a lieutenant in Evanston, Wyo. to help start the department. McCoy now has eight full-time ...

Christmas 1917-style returns to American West Heritage Center

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Christmas 1917-style returns to American West Heritage Center

Story & photos by Nick Bolinder WELLSVILLE -- The American West Heritage Center celebrated Christmas with the return of its annual Christmas Festival with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. The festival returned to the Heritage Center after a two-year hiatus. It was ...

Recession plus increased tuition costs hit USU married students hard

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Recession plus increased tuition costs hit USU married students hard

By Allie Jeppson LOGAN -- In July, Utah State University student Joshua Harmison and wife Natalie found themselves jobless, faced with upcoming bills and tuition expenses in the fall. Both previous employees of CityDeals.com, Joshua and Natalie were laid off in ...

College grads seek other options with fewer jobs in struggling economy

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 Posted in Business | Comments Off on College grads seek other options with fewer jobs in struggling economy

By Mandy Morgan LOGAN -- Dusty Jackson was certain that if he kept the connections he had at the Logan Recreation Center while finishing a degree in Exercise Science from Utah State University, he would be on the fast track to ...

City Council increases Smithfield’s backyard chicken limit

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on City Council increases Smithfield’s backyard chicken limit

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD -- City Council approved an ordinance that will allow people to own more chickens at Wednesday night's meeting. Before this amendment, Smithfield residents were allowed to own four chickens; now they are able to own up to ...

Cache County Council approves $550,000 for merit raises

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Cache County Council approves $550,000 for merit raises

By Nick Bolinder LOGAN - Cache County Council approved $250,000 in the budget Tuesday to be allocated for employees' merit raises. If funds are available, the council approved up to $300,000 more to be allocated on July 1, also for ...

A WORD for Final Exam Week

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on A WORD for Final Exam Week

From Today’s WORD on Journalism By Ted Pease Professor of Interesting Stuff   “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.” —W.C. Fields (1880-1946), comedian-philosopher-savant

Caffe Ibis marks 35 years serving up bird-friendly values, great coffee

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 Posted in Business | 2 Comments »

Story & photos by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN — Owners of the iconic local roasting company and coffee shop known to most as Caffe Ibis celebrated the company’s 35th year in business this month, shortly after adding the Utah Green Business of ...

Bad winter air seeps back into Cache Valley, causes asthma and illness

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Bad winter air seeps back into Cache Valley, causes asthma and illness

By Lindsay Nemelka LOGAN — Air quality is becoming more of a concern for residents of Cache Valley as Utah could move into its sixth winter season of falling below federal EPA pollution standards. Ashley Burraston, USU pre-nursing sophomore and bride-to-be, ...

Home brew: Art of making wine and beer on the rise in Utah kitchens

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Rouchelle Brockman LOGAN -- Chris McGinty stumbled into homebrewing apple cider completely by accident. About three years ago, McGinty left a jug of apple cider in his Logan garage and forgot about it for over a month. The next time ...

Veterinary science no longer a ‘man’s world’ – women now a majority

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Veterinary science no longer a ‘man’s world’ – women now a majority

By Rachel Kenley LOGAN - Kylie De St. Jeor loves animals. An animal, dairy and veterinary sciences major with an emphasis on bioveterinary sciences, Kylie grew up riding her family's two horses in Magna. “I want to be a vet because I ...

Smithfield City Council signs on for canal rebuilding project

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield City Council signs on for canal rebuilding project

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield City Council signed the cost participation agreement Friday for the Logan Northern Canal rebuilding project. Smithfield, Logan, North Logan, Hyde Park, and Cache County have all agreed to sign the agreement. The National Resource Conservation ...

Drug Court helps addicts help themselves, one step at a time

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Drug Court helps addicts help themselves, one step at a time

By Rachel Kenley LOGAN - First District Court Judge Thomas Willmore sat in Courtroom Five Tuesday, but instead of handing out sentences he gave out advice. Willmore checked in with Cache County's Drug Court participants, just as he has done nearly ...

Customers queue up in the cold, wait hours for free food at Café Rio

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Customers queue up in the cold, wait hours for free food at Café Rio

By April Ashland LOGAN — Between 1,200 and 1,600 college students, community members, and high school students gathered Tuesday when Café Rio opened its doors in order to give back to the community. Five jars were placed next to the cash register, ...

Weber County man pleads guilty to stealing from USU dorm

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Weber County man pleads guilty to stealing from USU dorm

By Allee Evensen LOGAN - A Weber County resident accused of stealing from a Utah State University dormitory room pleaded guilty to charges of burglary and theft Dec. 5 in 1st District Court. Mitchell Schoonmaker, 20, a Farr West resident, entered a ...

‘Fix it’ ticket for headlight turns into arrest for failure to appear in court

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Fix it’ ticket for headlight turns into arrest for failure to appear in court

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD - Fidel Ayllon, 35, of West Valley City was pulled over Tuesday evening by Smithfield Police for having a non-working headlight, but ended up with a much bigger problem. The arresting officer discovered Ayllon also had a ...

Cesspools still exist in Logan; council says they can be legal

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Cesspools still exist in Logan; council says they can be legal

By Mitch Figgat LOGAN -- Sewage cesspools are still in use within city limits, the City Council learned Tuesday night. There are still properties within city limits that are not connected to the sewage system, Salt Lake City real estate agent ...