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Archive for May, 2014

Indie-folk darlings Hoodoo branch out to new territory

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Indie-folk darlings Hoodoo branch out to new territory

By Paul Christiansen LOGAN -- Cache Valley's music scene is constantly changing. Bands often come together and fall apart within only a few weeks; musicians fall in and out of the spotlight quickly and sometimes disappear entirely. Lacey Johnson is aware that ...

For disabled, Common Ground Outdoor Adventures says ‘no’ to ‘can’t’

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on For disabled, Common Ground Outdoor Adventures says ‘no’ to ‘can’t’

By Noelle Johansen LOGAN—When USU senior Jordan Pease moved with his family from Texas to Utah 10 years ago, his older brothers quickly picked up snowboarding. Though he wanted to snowboard, too, Pease couldn’t join them on the slopes. [caption id="attachment_10102" align="alignleft" ...

Crisis simulation is rite of passage for JCOM journalists, PR students

Monday, May 12th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Crisis simulation is rite of passage for JCOM journalists, PR students

LOGAN—CRISIS! Teams of dozens of USU journalism and public relations students were thrown into the deep end of their professions in the third annual CommStrong crisis simulation exercise, a day-long trial by fire in which future communication professionals react to ...

Gossner’s perfect Swiss cheese—a long-time Cache Valley delicacy

Monday, May 12th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Gossner’s perfect Swiss cheese—a long-time Cache Valley delicacy

Story & Photos by Sarah Romero LOGAN—For more than 45 years, Gossner Foods  has provided cheese-lovers in Cache Valley and around the globe with top-quality Swiss cheese. This is an accomplishment to be proud of—making top-grade Swiss cheese is more complicated than ...

Fuzzy-wuzzies, baby bears & bunnies make Baby Animal Days a hit

Monday, May 12th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Fuzzy-wuzzies, baby bears & bunnies make Baby Animal Days a hit

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—Snuggling soft and fuzzy bunnies. Chasing baby goats. Cradling tiny fluffy chicks. Patting little lambs. What’s not to like? The American West Heritage Center on Hwy. 89/91 in Wellsville drew thousands of families at its 19th annual Baby ...

Annual USU Powwow is about frybread, dancing—and cultural identity

Monday, May 12th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Annual USU Powwow is about frybread, dancing—and cultural identity

By Noelle Johansen LOGAN—It’s more than bright feathers, costumes, drumbeats, dancing and the rattle of tin bells when the annual Powwow comes to USU’s Nelson Fieldhouse every year. [caption id="attachment_10067" align="alignleft" width="600"] Tribes from across the West come to USU for the ...

Canyoneering: A breath-taking weekend of redrock, ropes and trust

Monday, May 12th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Romero and friends spend a weekend dropping off precipices in Southern Utah Photo Essay by Sarah Romero CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK—It’s an adrenaline-flooded feeling to hang over a 150-foot gorge on a single strand of rope. Canyoneering in Utah’s back country requires courage, ...

Wellsville: Embattled Hwy. 89/91 ‘Sardinz’ truck stop finally approved

Friday, May 9th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville: Embattled Hwy. 89/91 ‘Sardinz’ truck stop finally approved

By Sarah Romero WELLSVILLE—His truck stop was finally approved, but there’s still a long road ahead for developer Steve Kyriopoulos. The planning commission unanimously voted April 12 that the truck stop on U.S. Highway 89/91 was “an allowable use,” nearly three ...