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Archive for December, 2012

Logan has potential to be great art city, Fine Art Gallery owner says

Monday, December 17th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life, Business | Comments Off on Logan has potential to be great art city, Fine Art Gallery owner says

By Dani Hayes LOGAN -- Despite the vast amount of artistic talent in Cache Valley, there wasn’t a central place for artists and art lovers to congregate, to form a community, to make a name. So one prominent community member and  ...

Skiers bummed: Where is Utah’s greatest snow on earth?

Monday, December 17th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Skiers bummed: Where is Utah’s greatest snow on earth?

By Danielle Manley LOGAN -- Kyle Todd’s skis hit the snow packed terrain and fresh powder flies around his body.  He glides through the snow with elegant grace and precision. He’s not competing. He’s not racing. Todd is doing what he ...

Mom-and-pop restaurants becoming an ‘endangered species’

Monday, December 17th, 2012 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Mom-and-pop restaurants becoming an ‘endangered species’

'When we first opened, some people would eat lunch here and then be back for dinner. Those are the people who kept us open.' -- Jack Carlisle By Katie Swain LOGAN – It’s early morning, still dark outside, and Mark Grodkowski arrives ...

Deaf education program at USU on its way back after 2006 lawsuit

Monday, December 17th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Deaf education program at USU on its way back after 2006 lawsuit

By Brandon Fonda LOGAN – Jonathan Helgesen, a 28-year-old grad student, is the last of 12 former students who sued Utah State University for inadequate services for deaf students back in May of 2006. At the time USU – which used ...

Small-business Saturday here to stay in Black Friday weekend

Monday, December 17th, 2012 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Small-business Saturday here to stay in Black Friday weekend

By Jessica Sonderegger LOGAN -- Tyler McGinnis has never been one for the Black Friday bustle, preferring the warm comfort of his bed over the manic crowds and rising death toll of this demi-holiday.  While the promises of Black Friday have ...

Spirit Goat: Home soap business takes a leap to downtown store front

Monday, December 17th, 2012 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Spirit Goat: Home soap business takes a leap to downtown store front

By Danielle Manley LOGAN -- Becky Yeager had no idea her daughters’ sensitive skin would lead to a full-blown small business. Ten years ago Yeager discovered her two girls had extremely sensitive skin and needed to find alternative skin-care products to what ...

Basketball ref gets certified: ‘If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em’

Monday, December 17th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Basketball ref gets certified: ‘If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em’

By Curtis Lundstrom LOGAN -- Years ago, Ron Lundstrom was coaching a youth basketball game when he had a run-in with an official. When a disputed call led to easy points for the opposing team, Lundstrom argued with the official. But ...

School board OKs land purchase for new Millville high school

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on School board OKs land purchase for new Millville high school

By Curtis Lundstrom MILLVILLE -- Make room for a new high school. Alfalfa fields, on State Road 165 in between 2450 South and 2700 South, was approved for purchase by the Cache County Board of Education Thursday for the construction of the ...

Smithfield youth center building in ‘superlative’ shape, architect says

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield youth center building in ‘superlative’ shape, architect says

By Curtis Lundstrom SMITHFIELD – It was one item after another Wednesday for the City Council between annexations, animal rights regulations and resolutions. All on top of reports, including a detailed summary of a structural study done on the Youth Center ...

River Heights considers fixing road surface problems on 300 East

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on River Heights considers fixing road surface problems on 300 East

By Curtis Lundstrom RIVER HEIGHTS – Addressing public comment Tuesday, the City Council took under advisement a proposition to repave 100 East. This has been presented to the council a couple of times in the past several years, but lack of ...

County Council hears progress report on canal construction

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on County Council hears progress report on canal construction

By Curtis Lundstrom LOGAN – Months of planning and physical labor is paying dividends. The Logan Canal Construction project presented a progress report to the Cache County Council Tuesday. “People have been good,” Councilman John White said. “(Whittaker Construction) is trying to ...

Winter Gift Market: 100 percent Cache Valley artisan

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Winter Gift Market: 100 percent Cache Valley artisan

By Danielle Manley LOGAN -- Sounds of amplified jazz guitar rang through the doors of the Bullen Center. Members from the community hustled around each other to see the finely crafted items at every table. Local artisans gathered for the 10th ...

Headstones and mosquito abatement hot topics in Providence

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Headstones and mosquito abatement hot topics in Providence

By Danielle Manley PROVIDENCE --Two items of business consumed most of the conversation at the Providence City Council meeting Tuesday — headstones and mosquitoes. Among an audit report and comments about voting for Christmas lights in the city, four new employees were ...

ATV News: Aggie basketballer collapses; holiday updates for Cache Valley

Monday, December 10th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on ATV News: Aggie basketballer collapses; holiday updates for Cache Valley

LOGAN—Aggie TV News for Dec. 5, 2012, starts with an update on Aggie basketballer Danny Berger, who collapsed during practice this week. He stopped breathing and his heart stopped. News of Berger’s collapse went viral through student social media as Berger ...

Faculty Profile: AggieTV prof shines from fiery crash to Christmas lights

Monday, December 10th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Faculty Profile: AggieTV prof shines from fiery crash to Christmas lights

Story & Photos by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—A little more than a year ago, a horrific traffic accident and heroic rescue to prevent a fiery death played out just yards away from the Quad at Utah State University. Chris Garff remembers ...

City council moves proposed Nibley rezoning on to second reading

Saturday, December 8th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on City council moves proposed Nibley rezoning on to second reading

By Danielle Manley NIBLEY — In a difficult battle between community property rights and individual property rights,  Nibley City Council held a public hearing Thursday to discuss rezoning approximately 20 acres of land at 1300 W. 2600 South. The owner of ...

Mountain Crest women stumble on free throws, fall to Alta

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Mountain Crest women stumble on free throws, fall to Alta

By Brandon Fonda HYRUM -- The Mountain Crest Mustangs women’s basketball team faced off against a tough preseason 5A opponent Tuesday night. It was a close game until the fourth quarter when a stubborn Alta Hawks team came from behind to ...

Reindeer Run and Santa come to Providence this weekend

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Reindeer Run and Santa come to Providence this weekend

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – The annual holiday food drive has been a tradition of the Youth Council for years but only recently has it turned into a vast holiday celebration for the whole city. Included in the celebration is the annual ...

Woman sentenced to 0-5 years in prison on drug charge

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Woman sentenced to 0-5 years in prison on drug charge

By Brandon Fonda LOGAN – A Smithfield woman was sentenced to 0-5 years in the Utah State Prison Tuesday morning in 1st District Court. Bridget Hallmark, 40, was charged with possession or use of a controlled substance, a 3rd degree felony, after ...

Post-Cold War missiles still pose world threats, defense official says

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Post-Cold War missiles still pose world threats, defense official says

Story & Photos by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—Although the Cold War and the nuclear arms race have been over since the 1980s, ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are a primary source of new threats faced by the United ...