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Archive for November, 2012

Hyde Park man sentenced on marijuana charge

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyde Park man sentenced on marijuana charge

By Curtis Lundstrom LOGAN -- A Hyde Park man was sentenced to 60 days in the Cache County Jail, avoiding up to 15 years in the Utah State Prison – at least temporarily -- Tuesday in  1st District Court. Musa Issa Abdullahi, ...

Legally Blond: USU professor smooches student in stage drama

Monday, November 19th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Heidi Smith LOGAN—“Legally Blonde: The Musical,” which concluded its performances last week, made some Utah State University students uncomfortable. One scene in particular has caused some controversy on campus. Kayli Jackson, a USU student who is starring as the lead Elle ...

Mendon must raise $1.2 million for water well; sets public hearing

Sunday, November 18th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon must raise $1.2 million for water well; sets public hearing

By Brandon Fonda MENDON – City Council members met to discuss what steps could be taken by the city to help raise revenue to pay for a well project. A future nuisance ordinance was also looked at. Both subjects were scheduled ...

Country swing dance emporium coming to Smithfield? Stay tuned

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Country swing dance emporium coming to Smithfield? Stay tuned

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – One man's dream of a first-class country swing dance center in Smithfield is one step closer to reality. Alan Peterson of Hyde Park said he has been searching for a location for his dance center, and has ...

Oops! Mendon businesses need to be licensed

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Oops! Mendon businesses need to be licensed

By Brandon Fonda MENDON – Many local business owners were present at the Planning and Zoning Board meeting Wednesday, after receiving letters from the  board saying that they were required to apply for a city business license. The letters went out after ...

Guest column: Don’t come to Canada, American secessionists

Friday, November 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Guest column: Don’t come to Canada, American secessionists

By Sherry King VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A note to American secessionists:  For several very good reasons, DO NOT come to Canada. First, Canadian Immigration does not recognize the need for anyone to be a refugee from the United States. So much time ...

Silent auction set for ‘found bikes’ in Smithfield

Friday, November 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Silent auction set for ‘found bikes’ in Smithfield

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – Twenty-four found bicycles that have been kept at the Smithfield City Police Department will be sold at a silent auction, the City Council decided Wednesday. Bicycles that aren’t purchased will be donated to Aggie Blue Bikes, an ...

Logan man will serve 120 days in jail for burglary

Friday, November 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan man will serve 120 days in jail for burglary

By Dani Hayes LOGAN – A Logan man was sentenced to 120 days in Cache County Jail Tuesday morning in 1st District Court. Jimmy Willis, 24, was charged with burglary and obstructing justice, both third-degree felonies, for a crime he committed in ...

Probation violation lands Nibley man in jail for 6 months

Friday, November 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Probation violation lands Nibley man in jail for 6 months

By Katie Swain LOGAN – A Nibley man caught a lucky break Tuesday and got another chance, after a probation violation that could have sent him to prison. “You’ve shown us you can’t follow the simple rules and we’re sick of it,” ...

Providence City Council considers larger city office building

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence City Council considers larger city office building

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – The City Council had an open discussion regarding possibly expanding the  30-year-old city building Tuesday night. Mayor Ron Liechty also suggested the option of building a new office building in a different location. Contrasting opinions were shared ...

‘Botanizing Utah’—scientist follows 1890s photo safari of the West

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on ‘Botanizing Utah’—scientist follows 1890s photo safari of the West

Story & Photos by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—By waving a 130-year-old photograph atop a slickrock outcrop, high above Moab Valley, botanist and emeritus Professor Bill Gray of the University of Utah said he evoked a nostalgic conversation from a well-weathered Vietnam ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Night in a cop car with ‘hell trying to break loose’

Sunday, November 11th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Reporter’s Notebook: Night in a cop car with ‘hell trying to break loose’

By Dani Hayes LOGAN – My night with the cops started out with a typical noise complaint and ended with a three-man booking at Cache County Jail. Wanting to get an experience with the local police department, I set up a ride-along ...

Reminder: Overnight parking ban starts Nov. 15 in Logan

Sunday, November 11th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Reminder: Overnight parking ban starts Nov. 15 in Logan

By Brandon Fonda LOGAN -- Winter is here, which means more parking tickets for Logan residents who violate parking laws. Beginning Nov. 15, the snow removal parking code will come into effect:  No person shall park a vehicle on any street or ...

Failure to appear for court a common reason for arrest, cops say

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Failure to appear for court a common reason for arrest, cops say

By Jessica Sonderegger LOGAN -- Logan City Police Officer Jeff Simmons proceeded to reprimand a traffic violater Wednesday night. Within the hour, he was transporting driver Kyley Cosper to the Cache County Jail. What began as a minor traffic offense soon led ...

Paradise Town Council finances pass auditor’s muster

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise Town Council finances pass auditor’s muster

By Katie Swain PARADISE – According to Allred Jackson’s audit of Paradise, the town is doing well financially. At the Town Council meeting Nov. 7, Diana Cannell from Allred Jackson reported the audit. “It looks like you guys have been very busy ...

Planning Commission says N. Logan’s form-based code law is finished

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Planning Commission says N. Logan’s form-based code law is finished

By Jessica Sonderegger NORTH LOGAN—With a full agenda Thursday, the Planning Commission was well aware of how little time they could dedicate to further revise the proposed form-based code ordinance. And even then, they exceeded the meeting’s time frame by 56 ...

Logan man will serve 14 days in jail for misdemeanors

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan man will serve 14 days in jail for misdemeanors

By Jessica Sonderegger A Logan man charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disorderly conduct was sentenced Tuesday in 1st District Court to 260 days in the Cache County Jail, but Judge Thomas Willmore suspended all but 14 ...

Washington view: Life of the intern in the DC office of the SL Tribune

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Story & Photos by Betsy Blanchard WASHINGTON, D.C.—I find myself sitting in an outdated newsroom, surrounded by colorful personalities and less colorful wall décor, at the National Press Building in the heart of Washington. [caption id="attachment_8519" align="alignleft" width="288"] Betsy Blanchard, cub ...

Journalism and PR students scramble, learn in crisis simulation

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Journalism and PR students scramble, learn in crisis simulation

By Kristen Munson Photos by Danielle Manley Special from Utah State Today LOGAN—Six minutes into a crisis communication simulation conducted by the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University, student participants learn that the mayor’s son is dead, his body found ...

No decision yet on school board’s request for 1200 East rezone

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on No decision yet on school board’s request for 1200 East rezone

By Heidi Vaughan LOGAN –  No final decision was made at a recent meeting of the Logan Board of Education and Logan Municipal Council about rezoning of the  gravel pit property at 1200 East, but new information was brought to the table ...