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Archive for January, 2012

Aggie TV News reports USU and Cache Valley (Jan 25. edition)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie TV News reports USU and Cache Valley (Jan 25. edition)

LOGAN—KATV News, the Aggie TV newscast produced by the doughty staff of Brian Champagne’s Newscast I & II JCOM 4210/4220 class, with the latest from Utah State and the Cache Valley.

Sundance Review: Don’t put much money down on ‘Lay the Favorite’

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance Review: Don’t put much money down on ‘Lay the Favorite’

By Natasha Bodily PARK CITY—The big-name cast of Sundance’s Lay the Favorite takes a gamble with this true-story journey around the world from Tallahassee to Las Vegas, New York and Curacao. But despite the star power and exotic locations, this ...

Vindication: Sundance documentary clears men after 17 years in prison

Monday, January 30th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Vindication: Sundance documentary clears men after 17 years in prison

Story & Photos by Ben Hansen Special to the HNC PARK CITY—Designed on the principle of innocent-unless-proven-guilty, the U.S. justice system is supposed to prosecute the guilty and protect the innocent. Usually, the system does this job as intended. Unfortunately, there are ...

Sundance 2012: Slipknot stars swap metal for filmmaking venture

Sunday, January 29th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance 2012: Slipknot stars swap metal for filmmaking venture

Story & Photo by Ben Hansen Special to the HNC PARK CITY—Throughout history, there have been bands that have changed the shape of the music industry. Slipknot, one of the biggest metal bands in the world, is one of these bands. After ...

Sundancing 2012: For many at festival, the focus is far from the films

Sunday, January 29th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 2 Comments »

Story & Photos by Ben Hansen Special to the HNC PARK CITY—The Sundance Film Festival, a staple in the motion-picture industry, has become equally famous in recent years for the abundance of world-class activity occurring at the festival off-screen. An overwhelming offering ...

Mother Nature inspires Mendon artist’s award-winning paintings

Friday, January 27th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mother Nature inspires Mendon artist’s award-winning paintings

'I just go out and wander around with an open mind, camera and a sketchbook. People probably think I am crazy staggering through the marsh and whatnot, but that's OK.' Story & photo by Josh Ruggles MENDON -- Artist Jim Morgan ...

River Heights passes noise-nuisance law to deal with barking dogs

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on River Heights passes noise-nuisance law to deal with barking dogs

By Sean O'Sullivan RIVER HEIGHTS -- Dog owners in River Heights will have to be more careful in the future. The City Council met Tuesday and voted unanimously to adopt a noise nuisance ordinance. The new ordinance outlines procedures for Animal Control ...

Hyde Park makes changes to roads, residential setback requirements

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyde Park makes changes to roads, residential setback requirements

By Shannon Nielsen HYDE PARK -- When you drive down the road, you might not pay attention to how many feet are between the road and someone’s property, or how many side roads connect to that road. Hyde Park City ...

No injuries in Wednesday fire at Utah State’s LDS Institute building

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on No injuries in Wednesday fire at Utah State’s LDS Institute building

Story & photo by Tmera Bradley LOGAN -- A fire at the LDS Institute of Religion forced Utah State University students to evacuate the building this morning. The incident took place at approximately 9:45 a.m. in the kitchen on the second ...

Sundance 2012: Redford’s New Frontier all about film innovations

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance 2012: Redford’s New Frontier all about film innovations

Story & Photos by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Café PARK CITY—New Frontier at Sundance has always been a launching pad for new ideas, from subtle changes and impressions to technological advancements that actually change the process of filmmaking itself. The ...

Sundance 2012 opens with powerful Aussie film, Wish You Were Here

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance 2012 opens with powerful Aussie film, Wish You Were Here

Story & Photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Café PARK CITY—The 2012 Sundance Film Festival sprinted out of the gates this year, opting to open the first night with five films instead of the usual one. Wish You Were Here, ...

250 brave icy Hyrum waters to take ‘Polar Plunge’ for Special Olympics

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on 250 brave icy Hyrum waters to take ‘Polar Plunge’ for Special Olympics

By Kristi Ottley Photos by Mallory Jones HYRUM—Cold temperatures, wind, rain and a forecast of snow didn’t deter plungers or spectators from coming out to support the annual “Polar Plunge” fundraiser for Special Olympics Utah at Hyrum Dam Friday and Saturday. An ...

Flooded basements, closed roads still the story in Cache Valley

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Flooded basements, closed roads still the story in Cache Valley

Photo and story by Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE - Rain continues to cause problems in Cache Valley. Several homes were flooded Thursday, and while conditions seem to be improving, residents faced more flooding on Saturday morning. “Mother Nature humbles us when we need ...

LaPlante: Doing ‘missionary journalism,’ from classroom to war zone

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Kristen Munson Liberalis Editor LOGAN—Framed on one wall of Matthew LaPlante’s office are stories of dying veterans, sick because they had the audacity to breathe on their military bases as open-air pit fires spewed chemicals into the sky. Photographs of a ...

Nibley agrees to accommodate a well by ‘bending’ 1200 West

Friday, January 20th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley agrees to accommodate a well by ‘bending’ 1200 West

By Tmera Bradley NIBLEY – The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve a proposed realignment of 1200 West for the Maple View subdivision. Kim Datwyler, executive director of the Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corporation, presented a diagram to the council that demonstrated ...

North Logan boundary change may affect corn maze

Friday, January 20th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan boundary change may affect corn maze

By Steve Kent NORTH LOGAN -- The Green Canyon Farms corn maze is confusing by design, but a planned boundary change could prove difficult for its operators to sort out, maze owners told the City Council Jan. 20. The space ...

Guv gives Aggies political pep talk, vows more support for colleges

Friday, January 20th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Guv gives Aggies political pep talk, vows more support for colleges

Story & Photo by Allie Jeppson HNC Staff Writer LOGAN—Utah Gov. Gary Herbert encouraged university students to develop marketable skills and become more informed during his Wednesday appearance on the USU campus at Pizza and Politics, hosted by the USU College Republicans. There ...

Planning commission reconsiders Smithfield animal laws

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Planning commission reconsiders Smithfield animal laws

By Jessica Wilkinson SMITHFIELD—Kris Monson, a City Councilwoman for 10 years, stood before the Planning Commission Wednesday night to propose modifications to Smithfield’s animal rights ordinances. “I’m just going to propose an idea,” Monson said. “If you don’t like this, I’m ...

Protecting water supply is Richmond’s main concern with ski resort

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Protecting water supply is Richmond’s main concern with ski resort

By Chris Lee RICHMOND -- Members of the City Council are protecting their water supply by allowing the proposed Cherry Peak Ski Area to tap into the Richmond sewer system. The Cherry Peak Ski Area is a proposed ski resort which, if ...

18-year-old USU sophomore killed in Idaho crash on I-84

Sunday, January 15th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho—Idaho State Police are reporting that an 18-year-old USU sophomore was killed in a crash with two semi-trailers on Interstate 84 near Mountain Home Saturday night. Police reports say Taylor Sauer, a USU sophomore and elementary education major from ...