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Archive for September, 2012

Smithfield kids pass smoke test at Summit school Safety Fair

Saturday, September 29th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Smithfield kids pass smoke test at Summit school Safety Fair

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – Young children drop to their hands and knees and begin to crawl toward exits at the sound of a blaring smoke alarm. Commands to "stay down low" are broadcast above the noise as artificial smoke swirls ...

Mercy rule invoked as MC Mustangs pound Bonneville

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Mercy rule invoked as MC Mustangs pound Bonneville

By Danielle Manley OGDEN — The Mountain Crest Mustangs led the entire game Sept. 21 against the Bonneville Lakers. With six touchdowns in three quarters of play, the game was called at 42-0. “I was surprised,” Mountain Crest head coach Mark Wooton ...

Cub River sports complex to stay in county, Richmond says

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Cub River sports complex to stay in county, Richmond says

By Heidi Vaughan RICHMOND – The City Council was unanimous Tuesday in regards to annexing  the Cub River Sports Complex into Lewiston. Their decision: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” The sports complex is located in Cache County, on land that ...

Professional center at Gateway & 1st North OK’d by Providence

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Professional center at Gateway & 1st North OK’d by Providence

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – A professional building proposed on the southwest corner of Gateway Drive and 100 North got the go-ahead to begin construction from the City Council Tuesday. A requirement for the building's developers is to extend Gateway Drive south ...

Opinion: A question of principle—I just can’t vote for Mitt

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Opinion: A question of principle—I just can’t vote for Mitt

By Harry Caines CacheValleyDaily.com When this column is completed, they will have changed the secret handshake. The password to enter the Mahogany Lounge will be different—it was swordfish. And the pass key that used to give me access to the executive washroom ...

Demo challenger chides Congress on gridlock, urges voter turnout

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Demo challenger chides Congress on gridlock, urges voter turnout

Story & Photos by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—Utah residents have the second-worst voting record in the United States—Texas has the worst—according to Democratic congressional candidate Donna McAleer, who is vying for Utah’s 1st District seat against five-term Republican incumbent Rob Bishop. [caption ...

The saga of labor activist Joe Hill, executed in Utah, wins Evans prize

Monday, September 24th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Story & Photos by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—It’s a true story about attempted murder, possible sex scandal, crooked cops and death by firing squad—and that’s just what happened in Utah. Journalist and historian William Adler, whose biography about union songwriter Joe ...

Local restaurants make deals that help student budgets

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Local restaurants make deals that help student budgets

By Jessica Sonderegger CACHE VALLEY — Taco Tuesdays, Free Pie Nights and Five-Dollar Footlongs are faithfully celebrated by college students from the East Coast to the West; if not for the inexpensive dining, then for the social atmosphere created by ...

Money and fun: Corn maze saved the farm at Little Bear Bottoms

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life, Business | Comments Off on Money and fun: Corn maze saved the farm at Little Bear Bottoms

By Brandon Fonda WELLSVILLE – The corn maze is what brings in most visitors this time of year, but it's only one of many attractions on the 30-acre farm at Little Bear Bottoms. It also includes a haunted trail, spooky barn ...

JCOM alum comes home with his new book, ‘Housekeeper’s Son’

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on JCOM alum comes home with his new book, ‘Housekeeper’s Son’

By Natasha Bodily Photo by Delayne Locke Special from The Utah Statesman LOGAN—In 277 pages, USU alumnus Christopher Loke takes a reader on a journey of mystery and murder and addresses the blur between right and wrong in the author’s first novel, The ...

Diné Tah and Joe Hill: Books on the Navajo and labor leader win awards

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Natasha Bodily LOGAN—A first-time memoir author and a biographer are winners of this year’s Evans Biography and Handcart Awards, coordinated by Utah State University’s Mountain West Center for Regional Studies. Alwin Girdner, author of Diné Tah: My Reservation Days 1923-1939, said ...

‘What do I do?’ Nontraditional students in the dark at USU

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘What do I do?’ Nontraditional students in the dark at USU

By Kelsie Davis LOGAN—Tammy Neilson didn’t realize it would be this tough to come back to school. “I can’t retain as much information as I used to, and the time constraints are sometimes overwhelming,” said the 42-year-old single mother of two teenage ...

North Logan council, planning commission work on city center details

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan council, planning commission work on city center details

By Jessica Sonderegger NORTH LOGAN — The City Council and the Planning Commission met together Thursday night in a workshop setting, attempting to settle some uncertainties associated with the City Center Project. “Our role is to take direction and then plan it,” ...

Macey’s offers helpful class for your garden zucchini explosion

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Macey’s offers helpful class for your garden zucchini explosion

Story & photo by Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – The smell of freshly baked chocolate zucchini bread wafted through Macey's grocery store Wednesday night, enhancing customers' mundane shopping experience. The aroma came from the store's Little Theater, where several times a week ...

Utah legislative hopefuls showcase positions at USU debate

Friday, September 21st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Utah legislative hopefuls showcase positions at USU debate

Story & Photos by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—Limiting rights to carry concealed firearms in churches or on a university campus is one issue District 4 legislative candidates Doug Thompson and Ed Redd disagreed on during Wednesday night’s debate in the USU ...

Large animals OK on R1 lots in Smithfield, Planning Commission says

Friday, September 21st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Large animals OK on R1 lots in Smithfield, Planning Commission says

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – A major change to animal regulations in residential (R1) zones was approved unanimously Sept. 19 by the city Planning Commission. The ordinance will allow people who have previously had large animals, but lost them for a ...

Richmond Relic Hall a ‘labor of love’ for pioneer woman’s descendants

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Richmond Relic Hall a ‘labor of love’ for pioneer woman’s descendants

Story & photo by Heidi Vaughan RICHMOND -- Every old city has its stories and a rich array of heritage. Often hidden under the dust of years and forgotten by newer generations, these gems can be lost to us forever. [caption id="attachment_8158" ...

Mountain Crest girls trounce Logan in volleyball region play

Monday, September 17th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Mountain Crest girls trounce Logan in volleyball region play

By Curtis Lundstrom LOGAN -- Kicking off region play on the road, the Mountain Crest girls volleyball team picked up a win against valley rival Logan, 25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-15 Thursday. “My team can still improve,” said Mountain Crest head coach Lori ...

Scarecrow fest marks Nibley’s sister-city bond with English village

Sunday, September 16th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Scarecrow fest marks Nibley’s sister-city bond with English village

Story & photos by Danielle Manley NIBLEY — A homemade figure made of straw and old rags stared back at families gathering for a new local tradition — a scarecrow festival. The almost forgotten 19th century tradition was revived in Nibley ...

Smithfield fundraising run ‘more work than cookie dough’ but worth it

Sunday, September 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – Birch Creek, Summit and Sunrise elementary schools raised $35,000 at their third annual Tri School Trot, a fundraising run for the three schools. Prior to the Sept. 14 event, students from each school went door to ...