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Archive for January, 2016

Cache Officials say Utah drug possession revisions hurt cops, impairs rehab

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news, Public Safety | Comments Off on Cache Officials say Utah drug possession revisions hurt cops, impairs rehab

  By Jackson Murphy Possession of the drugs methamphetamine and heroin were once felony charges in Utah; those same charges now only garner a misdemeanor — and local law enforcement officials are already seeing the impact. And they’re not all pleased. “There is frustration,” ...

This popular device has been banned at Southern Utah and Dixie State. Is Utah State next?

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 Posted in USU Life | Comments Off on This popular device has been banned at Southern Utah and Dixie State. Is Utah State next?

By Braden Clark Utah State University could be the next institution to ban hoverboards, following a meeting involving campus safety, risk management, police, student services and housing officials about the popular two-wheeled device. “We want to insure student safety, and the safety ...

Freshman guard figures into short-handed Aggies’ plan for moving forward

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Freshman guard figures into short-handed Aggies’ plan for moving forward

  By Megan McNulty What's the key to keep moving on after the loss of an injured senior forward? Developing a freshman guard. That's what Utah State University men's basketball coach Tim Duryea said his team would do in the wake of senior guard Grayson Moore's ...

Richmond looks to Capitol Hill for help on roads and sidewalks during visit from state senator

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news | Comments Off on Richmond looks to Capitol Hill for help on roads and sidewalks during visit from state senator

By Shayne Bair Communities struggling to keep their roads and sidewalks in good repair can put part of the blame on more efficient cars. That was the message Utah state Sen. Lyle Hillyard delivered during a visit to the Richmond City Council on ...

She’s old enough to be his great grandmother, but he loves her more every day

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news | Comments Off on She’s old enough to be his great grandmother, but he loves her more every day

By Shayne Bair A Richmond man is within one month of finishing the remodel on a house that predates the state of Utah itself. Luke Bergeson acquired the property in October of 2014 and began the remodel. At more than 130 years old, it’s ...

Gas prices drop, buses empty and smog thickens

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 Posted in Environment | Comments Off on Gas prices drop, buses empty and smog thickens

By Whitney Eversole Gas prices reached as low as $1.92 in Logan on Tuesday. But while plunging oil prices have been a boon for the pocketbooks of commuters, it's been a bust for local mass transit agencies. And possibly for the health of everyone ...

Have you Hurd? Women’s basketball coach and players wish Utah State’s legendary fans would come for a visit

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Have you Hurd? Women’s basketball coach and players wish Utah State’s legendary fans would come for a visit

By Paige Cavaness More than double the average crowd showed up last week to watch the Utah State University women’s basketball team dispatch San Diego State University 72-59. Total attendance? Fewer than 700 people. By contrast, more than 9,000 fans packed into the ...

Logan Police Department implements ‘Safe Exchange Zone,’ receives positive reaction from public

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 Posted in Logan News | Comments Off on Logan Police Department implements ‘Safe Exchange Zone,’ receives positive reaction from public

By Megan Dolan The Logan City Police Department has officially implemented its “Safe Exchange Zone,” a location initially created to safely exchange children for visitation, and already residents are finding myriad ways to take advantage of the secure meeting spot. The zone, ...

Uintah Basin colleges team up to give more options to student nurses

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 Posted in USU Statewide | Comments Off on Uintah Basin colleges team up to give more options to student nurses

By Boden Lamb Utah State University Uintah Basin and the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College will be conducting joint open houses to explain to students how they can take advantage of a new program that will allow them to work on ...

Latest parking development is music to some Aggies’ ears

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 Posted in USU Life | Comments Off on Latest parking development is music to some Aggies’ ears

By Whitney Eversole Utah State University confirmed plans this week for a new parking structure to be built on its Logan campus. The new structure is set to be built just north of the Caine Performance Hall — and fine arts students ...

Disastrous second half leads to Aggie loss to Rebels

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Disastrous second half leads to Aggie loss to Rebels

By Megan McNulty Utah State University men's basketball coach Tim Duryea thought his team seemed static as soon as the clock starting ticking in the second half. Within minutes, his fears had been confirmed — and the UNLV Runnin' Rebels went on to ...

Are Brigham City Council members power hungry? Absolutely, they say — and here’s why.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 Posted in Brigham City | Comments Off on Are Brigham City Council members power hungry? Absolutely, they say — and here’s why.

By Steve Child Moving forward with a new electrical power plant is the priority for the Brigham City Council, which held a special session Thursday night to discuss future projects. Council member Tom Peterson said a new plant wouldn't power the entire city, but rather ...

Pulitzer finalist Pat Bagley to speak at Utah State University

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 Posted in Arts and Life, Education, USU Life | Comments Off on Pulitzer finalist Pat Bagley to speak at Utah State University

Veteran Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley will be the first Morris Media and Society Lecture Series speaker of 2016. The series, designed to bring diverse media voices to Utah State University’s Logan campus, is sponsored by the Department of ...

The bird flu is back: Will it affect Utah operations?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 Posted in Agriculture | Comments Off on The bird flu is back: Will it affect Utah operations?

By Aubree Thomas Utah poultry farmers are working to prevent the spread of a new case of bird flu in the wake of the deaths of 400,000 chickens and turkeys in Indiana. The outbreak, which was confirmed on Jan. 15, has led to the depopulation ...

Hungry for business: Logan sports shop opens a door for Even Stevens

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 Posted in Business, Logan News | Comments Off on Hungry for business: Logan sports shop opens a door for Even Stevens

By Ben Nielsen The Sportsman and Even Stevens sandwich shop in downtown Logan will be connected by an internal doorway when the restaurant opens in late winter. Mark Fjeldstead, a co-owner of the Sportsman, said customers of both locations will be able to ...

Step one: Add the Logan Police Department on Facebook. Step two: Solve crimes.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 Posted in Logan News, Public Safety | Comments Off on Step one: Add the Logan Police Department on Facebook. Step two: Solve crimes.

By Jackson Murphy You are no Sherlock Holmes, no Tin Tin, no Scooby Gang. But if you're a part of Cache Valley, you could help solve crimes. Since it started using Facebook in 2014, the Logan City Police Department has made about two-dozen ...

Restoration expert: Trail won’t affect riverside residents

Monday, January 25th, 2016 Posted in Environment, Logan News | Comments Off on Restoration expert: Trail won’t affect riverside residents

By Jake Hansen A continuous trail along the Logan River wouldn’t interfere with the joys of riverside living for current residents, a restoration plan research liaison told the Logan City County on Tuesday evening. While updating the council on river restoration efforts, ...

Cache Valley adds more safe medication disposal sites

Sunday, January 24th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news | Comments Off on Cache Valley adds more safe medication disposal sites

By Mark Rosa The number of prescription drug drop-off boxes available to Cache Valley residents is set to grow. Within the year, Cache County Sheriff’s Office community services coordinator Erin Griffeth said, select Intermountain Healthcare pharmacies will be equipped to collect and dispose ...