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Archive for October, 2014

Race the Reaper 5k raised money for family support center

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Race the Reaper 5k raised money for family support center

By Katie Larsen Lambert NORTH LOGAN -- Outrunning death wasn’t the only purpose for the Race the Reaper 5k.  The event, which incorporated Utah State University’s cross country team, was a fundraiser for the Child and Family Support Center. “They (the proceeds) will all go ...

Nibley planning board nixes Stonebridge’s open space request

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley planning board nixes Stonebridge’s open space request

By Michael Royer NIBLEY — Without exception, residents who attended the public hearing at Wednesday night's Planning Commission meeting got what they wanted: The commission denied a request by developer Jan Nelson to amend the final plat for phase two of ...

Providence names Bankhead its new nuisance officer

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence names Bankhead its new nuisance officer

By Michael Royer PROVIDENCE — She started working for Providence as the city recorder in 1995. She became city administrator in 2005. And now Skarlet Bankhead has a another new job: The City Council appointed her Tuesday to be the city's nuisance officer. Steve ...

Pumpkin Walk entertains folks for 22nd year in North Logan

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Pumpkin Walk entertains folks for 22nd year in North Logan

By Sierra Copeland NORTH LOGAN -- A tradition since 1982 continued this year as hundreds of Cache County residents lined up outside of Ida Beutler’s farm for the annual Pumpkin Walk, celebrating its 22nd year. The air is cold, but hearts are warm as ...

LUDMO makes Richmond’s land use questions easier to answer

Friday, October 24th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on LUDMO makes Richmond’s land use questions easier to answer

By Jared Dangerfield RICHMOND — “I didn't think this day would ever come,” were the words of City Manager Marlowe Adkins when the Land Use Development and Management Ordinance (LUDMO) was approved by the City Council this week. Approving this ordinance ...

CWG director: Sarkeesian ‘just felt the risk was too great’

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on CWG director: Sarkeesian ‘just felt the risk was too great’

By Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — Carrying a concealed weapon on Utah State University campus is legal, but on Wednesday carrying was part of a larger debate involving a feminist speaker and malicious threats made against her. Anita Sarkeesian, a media critic who gives lectures ...

Feminist media critic cancels at USU, students rally for free speech

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Feminist media critic cancels at USU, students rally for free speech

By Katherine Larsen Photos by Noelle Johansen and Chris McGinty LOGAN -- Death threats are nothing new to Anita Sarkeesian, but they're not an everyday occurrence at Utah State University. After hearing of an email that threatened her life, Sarkeesian cancelled her speech that was ...

Friends, neighbors offer help to Logan couple whose home burned

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Friends, neighbors offer help to Logan couple whose home burned

Story by Michael Royer, photos by Lindsay Loscher and Michael Royer LOGAN — As Richard and Betsy Wagstaff watched their garage and part of their home go up in flames Tuesday afternoon, an old adage filled the minds of onlookers: Sometimes ...

Bridger area residents protest realignment of 100 West in Logan

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Bridger area residents protest realignment of 100 West in Logan

Story and photos by Michael Royer LOGAN — More than 80 concerned Logan residents packed the city-sponsored neighborhood meeting at Bridger Elementary School gymnasium Tuesday night to discuss issues that concerned them, particularly the proposed realignment of 100 West St. [caption id="" ...

CCSO releases names of victim, suspect in Hyrum shooting

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on CCSO releases names of victim, suspect in Hyrum shooting

Story and photo by Sierra Copeland HYRUM- -- The Cache County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the victim and suspect in Tuesday's shooting.  The victim was Robert J. Van Hemert, 37,  of Hyrum, who was fatally shot in the chest at ...

Reaction to U.S. Supreme Court’s non-decision on gay marriage

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Reaction to U.S. Supreme Court’s non-decision on gay marriage

By Katherine Lambert LOGAN -- Despite U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby's ruling in December that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah, the state has been stuck on one sentence from its Constitution: "Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man ...

How high should that fence be? Hyrum commission tables decision

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on How high should that fence be? Hyrum commission tables decision

By Michael Royer HYRUM — Kelly Johnson wanted an answer, but the Hyrum Planning Commission had an issue with the city’s land code and the commission meeting Thursday night ended without settling much of anything. Johnson is the owner of AA Access ...

Sherwood Hills recovery program had ‘great first year’

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sherwood Hills recovery program had ‘great first year’

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield WELLSVILLE — The leaves in Sardine Canyon along US 89-91 are changing colors and Sherwood Hills Recovery Resort is right in the heart of the beautiful scenery. The resort, which has been in operation since ...

Haunted river trail has cows to thank for its good old-fashioned scares

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Haunted river trail has cows to thank for its good old-fashioned scares

Story and photos by Katherine Larsen WELLSVILLE -- Cows and haunted river trails may seem unrelated, but the Little Bear Bottoms Haunted River Trail's opening night of the season would not have been possible without bovine intervention. The hundreds of acres of corn ...

Muddy trail? Stay off or tread lightly, mountain bikers

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 Posted in Outdoors | Comments Off on Muddy trail? Stay off or tread lightly, mountain bikers

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield NORTH LOGAN — With the recent storms Cache Valley has been getting, mountain bikers are being asked to tread lightly on local trails. Wayne Wheeler, owner of Joyride Bikes in downtown Logan, wants bikers to understand ...

Election 2014: Turley, Webb agree education needs more money, differ on how to get it

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Election 2014: Turley, Webb agree education needs more money, differ on how to get it

Story and photo by Sierra Copeland LOGAN -- The smell of old books and quiet conversations seemed the perfect setting for the debate between Republican incumbent Curt Webb and Democrat Jeff Turley for the 5th District Utah House of Representatives seat Wednesday. [caption ...

Election 2014: County attorney candidates differ most on importance of party affiliation

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Election 2014: County attorney candidates differ most on importance of party affiliation

Story and photo by Michael Royer LOGAN — There was standing room only in the Logan Library’s Jim Bridger Room Wednesday night as more than 80 intrigued residents and media members gathered to witness the candidates for Cache County Attorney debate. [caption ...