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Archive for April, 2013

Remembering Alan: ‘Campus literally stopped’ when art prof died

Monday, April 29th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Remembering Alan: ‘Campus literally stopped’ when art prof died

By Katie Swain LOGAN—Spontaneous. Quirky. Blunt. Creative. Honest. Persistent. Maverick. Mentor. Innovator. Devoted. Rebellious. Whirling dervish. Hurricane.  A tornado of ideas. [caption id="attachment_9407" align="alignleft" width="534"] ALAN HASHIMOTO, a contradictory mix of energy and reflection.[/caption] That was Alan Hashimoto, the Utah State University graphic ...

Council reschedules Miss Millville pageant

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Council reschedules Miss Millville pageant

By Tanner Simmons MILLVILLE – A nearly empty room awaited the beginning of Thursday’s City Council and remained that way throughout the entirety of the meeting. Mayor Mike Johnson briefly introduced the city’s financial report for the third quarter of the 2013 ...

Logan man pleads guilty to controlled-substance counts

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan man pleads guilty to controlled-substance counts

By Tanner Simmons LOGAN - A Logan man pleaded guilty to two criminal counts Tuesday morning at his arraignment in First District Court. Leonel Figueroa stood before Judge Clint Judkins pleading guilty to possession or use of a controlled substance and driving ...

Smithfield man asks city to remove snow-storage ‘doughnut’

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield man asks city to remove snow-storage ‘doughnut’

By Tanner Simmons SMITHFIELD – Between city proclamations, requests concerning land from residents and discussion of fire engines, Mayor Darrell Simmons kept busy during Wednesday’s City Council meeting. May 14 has officially been declared as Arbor Day in Smithfield. “We urge all citizens ...

Court date reset for Logan man after no-show

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Court date reset for Logan man after no-show

By Paul Christiansen LOGAN — First District Court Judge Kevin Allen ordered a Logan man released on his own recognizance Thursday afternoon following an arrest warrant hearing. Defendant Nathan Cook, charged with forgery, a third-degree felony, and theft, a misdemeanor, failed to ...

Contestants needed for Miss Millville; pageant set for May

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Contestants needed for Miss Millville; pageant set for May

By Tanner Simmons MILLVILLE – The Miss Millville Pageant has been rescheduled from April 27 to May 23 due to lack of participants, as well as interference of the Mountain Crest High School junior prom. The pageant is a longstanding tradition for ...

Expanded Al’s Sporting Goods means sad farewell to Logan Burgers

Thursday, April 25th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Expanded Al’s Sporting Goods means sad farewell to Logan Burgers

By Jessica Sonderegger LOGAN—Depending on who you talk to, the storyline is either progress and growth, or the little guy getting crushed by a big neighbor. The 500-pound gorilla in this case is Al’s Sporting Goods, which has bought a 10-acre parcel ...

‘Beat the Boot!’—commuters, renters clash with city on parking policies

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Katie Swain LOGAN—Utah State University student Jeff Parker is rekindling a push for Logan City to change its policy regarding booting, the hated practice of attaching immovable metal “Denver boots” to the tires of illegally parked vehicles. Commuter students and residents ...

‘Caring for America’—Feminist scholar describes underappreciated caregivers

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on ‘Caring for America’—Feminist scholar describes underappreciated caregivers

By Jessica Sonderegger LOGAN—Feminist scholar Eileen Boris of the University of California, Santa Barbara, came to Utah State University this week to introduce faculty and students to her current research. In a state that is far from the forefront of the ...

Hug Your Mother—Logan joins international Earth Day celebrations

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Hug Your Mother—Logan joins international Earth Day celebrations

By Jessica Sonderegger LOGAN—The third week in April traditionally presents a parallel of deadlines and celebrations. Where Cache Valley residents were expected to complete the legal requirements of Tax Day, April 15th, they also celebrate the planet Earth the following Monday. ...

Opinion: Art is much more than a pretty picture

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life, Opinion | Comments Off on Opinion: Art is much more than a pretty picture

By Dani Hayes When I say I’m studying art history, I see the word “pointless” glaze over people’s eyes. Or a smirk crosses their lips. Or eyes wander as they scramble to change the subject. It’s annoying. I honestly can talk about ...

Community forum on gun violence scheduled April 26

Saturday, April 20th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Community forum on gun violence scheduled April 26

By Paul Christiansen LOGAN — The hot-button issue of gun violence in America is prominent in the media and on the minds of many people, both nationally and locally. The Cache Valley Gun Violence Community Forum, an opportunity for local citizens ...

Students propose recycling system for USU cafés

Friday, April 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Students propose recycling system for USU cafés

By Dawn Otterby LOGAN -- A group of Utah State University students is waiting for approval from USU Dining Services before implementing a recycling system in three campus cafés. John Papageorgiou, Shayna Marcure, Rob Gentillon, Eden Williams, Lindsey Mortensen, Morgan Jacobsen, and ...

Paradise asks CCSO deputy to keep a closer eye on Thrill Hill

Friday, April 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise asks CCSO deputy to keep a closer eye on Thrill Hill

By Dawn Otterby PARADISE -- Residents can expect to see an increase in police presence during the coming months. Wednesday the Town Council met with Cache County Sheriff Deputy Blake Hansen and discussed plans for summer police coverage. Hansen, the deputy assigned ...

Art, Music, Theater courses will cost more under new tuition plan

Friday, April 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Art, Music, Theater courses will cost more under new tuition plan

By Katie Swain LOGAN—The Utah Board of Regents has approved Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts for differential tuition—extra fees charged for all courses in the college above the tuition required by the university. Starting July 1, all CCA ...

Sky View students to survey N. Logan about park

Friday, April 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sky View students to survey N. Logan about park

By Jonathan Larson NORTH LOGAN – Three Sky View High School students visited the City Council on Wednesday and presented ideas for the development of Meadow View Park. They went to ask for permission to send out a survey in the ...

Parole violation may mean prison time for Logan woman

Friday, April 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Parole violation may mean prison time for Logan woman

By Jonathan Larson LOGAN – Shay Lynn Spackman stood in front of First District Judge Thomas Willmore, a notary and about 40 people Wednesday afternoon and signed a power of attorney document, relinquishing her control over her estate in the event ...

Local carny begs Richmond council for festival spot

Friday, April 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Local carny begs Richmond council for festival spot

By Shayna Marcure  RICHMOND --Tuesday’s City Council meeting opened with a prayer and  soft words spoken of Monday's tragedy at the Boston Marathon. “This is just a reminder to all of us of how important it is to keep communities united. This ...

Annual Braveheart Run will benefit 5-year-old Melanie Clawson

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Annual Braveheart Run will benefit 5-year-old Melanie Clawson

By Grady Smith LOGAN—Utah State University’s Air Force Cadets will host the 3rd Annual Braveheart Run on Saturday at 10 a.m. on the USU cross country training fields. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to support 5-year-old Melanie Clawson, a ...

Aggie journalists best in region with 20 excellence awards

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie journalists best in region with 20 excellence awards

By Kelton Wells Photos by Danielle Manley UPDATE: Utah State journalist Mackinzie Hamilton, was notified Wednesday (5/1/2013) that Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) judges have selected her story as a national Mark of Excellence Award feature story winner. The award will be ...