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Archive for December, 2015

No horsing around: English-style riding struggles in Cache Valley

Friday, December 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on No horsing around: English-style riding struggles in Cache Valley

Story & Photos by Jillian McCarthy CACHE VALLEY — Driving along Highway 89/91 into Cache Valley, it is hard to miss all the fence-lined pastures filled with grazing horses. The valley does not lack equine agriculture, but it does lack a ...

Assessor says online public records a plus, denies security concerns

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Assessor says online public records a plus, denies security concerns

By Jaesea Gatherum LOGAN — With recent catastrophic events going on in the world, including school shootings and terrorist attacks, individuals’ security has become more important now than ever. The Cache County Assessor’s Office is putting all its public records online, which ...

Farming by the Numbers: The Greenbelt Tax and Cache economics

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Farming by the Numbers: The Greenbelt Tax and Cache economics

By Jordan Floyd LOGAN — With the passing of Nov. 30 — Cache County’s due date for property taxes — many are left to mull over a seemingly endless and worrisome tax-day qualm: “Where does my money go?” The question is ...

Since 1935, Lewiston Theatre is old-timey, family-friendly movie house

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Since 1935, Lewiston Theatre is old-timey, family-friendly movie house

By Jillian McCarthy LEWISTON — People from all over Cache Valley flock to the Lewiston Theatre every Friday, Saturday and Monday night. Low prices on concessions and tickets bring the crowds. The theatre is also known for its family atmosphere. There are ...

San Bernardino crisis reporting: On deadline, reporters work on instinct

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on San Bernardino crisis reporting: On deadline, reporters work on instinct

By Morgan Pratt SAN BERNARDINO, California — Beatriz Valenzuela arrived at her job on Dec. 5 at 5 a.m. just like any typical morning at the San Bernardino Sun: She updated the So-Cal traffic report and Tweeted it out, and then ...

1 million hacks a day — vigilant tech team defends USU computer users

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on 1 million hacks a day — vigilant tech team defends USU computer users

By Melanie Fenstermaker LOGAN — The Utah State network is attacked about 1 million times each day, says USU IT security analyst Bob Bayn. Hackers look at Utah State University’s network like they would a business’s network: They know if they ...

Loganites stand together in vigil to support Muslims against backlash

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Loganites stand together in vigil to support Muslims against backlash

By Morgan Pratt LOGAN — An eclectic blend of about 150 people including Christian priests, Buddhists, Mormons, agnostics, poets, secular humanists, professors, college students and community members gathered at the Logan Islamic Center Saturday for one purpose: To show their ...

Bull’s Head Grille offers different fare for students in Blue Square

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Bull’s Head Grille offers different fare for students in Blue Square

By Breana Bonner LOGAN — Jesus “Chuy” Villapudua casually saunters over to a table near the back of Bull’s Head Grille. He greets the couple dining there and makes conversation, exchanging laughs and smiles while checking to see they have everything ...

‘It can be really lonely’ — Finding LGBTQA support in Cache Valley

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘It can be really lonely’ — Finding LGBTQA support in Cache Valley

By Rebecca Wheatley LOGAN — She took her own life because she felt unwelcome in her own community. “Everywhere I’d turn I’d see the hatred that society had for us,” Ashley Hallstrom, a 26-year-old transgender woman, wrote in her final Facebook post ...

Passion to profession: USU entrepreneurs work hard at what they love

Monday, December 14th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Passion to profession: USU entrepreneurs work hard at what they love

By Mekenna Malan LOGAN — Young people are consistently told, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” While many university students search for careers that will match their aspirations, student entrepreneurs simply create their ...

‘Historical night’ as Buttars, Watkins finish final city council meeting

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Historical night’ as Buttars, Watkins finish final city council meeting

By Rebecca Wheatley SMITHFIELD — In what Mayor Darrell Simmons referred to as a “historical night,” the City Council said goodbye this week to two members, Dennis Watkins and Brent Buttars, at its last official meeting of the year. “We have been ...

Nibley insect-lovers want to opt out of anti-mosquito fogging program

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley insect-lovers want to opt out of anti-mosquito fogging program

By Morgan Pratt NIBLEY — City residents concerned about the detrimental effects of mosquito pesticides on monarch butterflies, bees and fireflies have taken their worries to the City Council, which has helped resolve confusion about anti-mosquito fogging practices. [caption id="attachment_11234" align="alignright" width="431"] ...

New Aggie Rec Center houses campus’s first all-gender locker room

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on New Aggie Rec Center houses campus’s first all-gender locker room

By Mekenna Malan LOGAN — When the new Aggie Recreation Center opened in November, it became the first facility on campus to house a climbing wall and rapelling ledge. It also will soon be the first campus facility with an all-gender ...

USU undergrads study immigrant children and environmental dangers

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Science, USU Life | Comments Off on USU undergrads study immigrant children and environmental dangers

By Kyle Downey aggieevents.tumblr.com Two Utah State University undergraduate students are researching environmental dangers faced by the children of immigrant families in Utah for a national project that promotes research on children's health. Grant and Morgann Holyoak will be interviewing social service providers ...

Shop Healthy Program joins with Hispanic community

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Cache County news, Health | Comments Off on Shop Healthy Program joins with Hispanic community

By Mikala Lindhardt www.mikalalindhardt.blogspot.com Beginning next year, the Shop Healthy Program will partner with the Hispanic community to continue its efforts to promote healthier living. Jennie Murr, the dietician for Bear River Health Department, met with owners of La Ranchera and La Racherita ...

Golden Corral closes; N. Logan worried about dwindling economic base

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Golden Corral closes; N. Logan worried about dwindling economic base

By Breana Bonner NORTH LOGAN — After 15 years of business, Golden Corral has joined the group of failed North Logan restaurants. The buffet restaurant at 2044 N. Main St. closed its doors Wednesday. In recent years, North Logan has lost Winger's ...

Well-drilling fails; parched Mendon turns to geophysics to find water

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Well-drilling fails; parched Mendon turns to geophysics to find water

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — The search for water in Mendon will be revived this month, and if successful, it could mean the end of the city’s longstanding struggle with dry culinary water wells. City engineer Eric Dursteler, Mayor Ed Buist and ...

Reimagined ‘Juanito Bandito’ returns to Logan

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Reimagined ‘Juanito Bandito’ returns to Logan

By Jackson Wilde jacksahackreporter.wordpress.com The Pickleville Playhouse launched a new version of its comedic holiday tale, “Juanito Bandito’s Christmas Carol 2015,” at The Ellen Eccles Theatre on Friday. The musical will continue through Tuesday with 7:30 p.m. showtimes with an additional matinee on today at 3 p.m. “We say it’s a reimagined ...

Hot chocolate business owners enjoying the sweet taste of success

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Hot chocolate business owners enjoying the sweet taste of success

By Conrad Rowe and Anna Tuckett radmanrowe.wix.com / annasnewswriting.blogspot.com The owners of a local gourmet hot cocoa shop — built into a remodeled Airstream trailer — have been pleasantly surprised by the support they’ve received since the shop’s grand opening on Halloween. “There has been a good reaction ...

For years, scientists studying the upper atmosphere assumed two measuring methods were the same. But were they?

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Science | Comments Off on For years, scientists studying the upper atmosphere assumed two measuring methods were the same. But were they?

By Diego Mendiola  ususmokescreen.tumblr.com Scientists have long assumed that two different methods for measuring the temperature of the Earth’s upper atmosphere are both quite accurate. But researchers at Utah State University recently realized that there was no way to know for sure. That’s ...