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Archive for February, 2016

Local business request for alcohol permit may crumble before teetotaling city council

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 Posted in Logan News | Comments Off on Local business request for alcohol permit may crumble before teetotaling city council

By Mark Rosa Saying alcohol is “a poison and a menace to any community,” Logan Councilman Gene Needham said he would absolutely vote against a local business’ request for a liquor license when the issue comes up at Tuesday’s meeting. “Nobody deserves it,” the teetotaling ...

Richmond Fire Department struggling to find and keep volunteers

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 Posted in Public Safety | Comments Off on Richmond Fire Department struggling to find and keep volunteers

By Shayne Bair Richmond’s fire chief believes stricter enforcement of training protocols over the past year has resulted in better preparedness among active members of his city’s volunteer fire department. But that same regimen may have shrunk the size of the force ...

Professor promotes alternative to havoc-causing class schedule switches

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 Posted in USU Life, USU Statewide | Comments Off on Professor promotes alternative to havoc-causing class schedule switches

By Boden Lamb Utah State University students across the state are scrambling this week to adjust to the school’s annual Monday-classes-on-Tuesday schedule switch — and one professor believes it’s time to end the hassle. The switch is necessitated by the advent of ...

Miller Motorsports Park racers and businesses feeling anxious

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Miller Motorsports Park racers and businesses feeling anxious

By Brian Petty The decision to put the sale of Miller Motorsports Park on hold has racers and business owners feeling anxious about the future. “I think we are all a little worried,” said Rhett Panter, a patron of Miller Motorsports Park ...

#HireCoachFiefia is trending. Is Coach Wells listening?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on #HireCoachFiefia is trending. Is Coach Wells listening?

By Braden Clark Former and current Utah State University students are taking to Twitter and Facebook to voice their support for the hiring of a fellow Aggie to fill the slot left vacant when running backs coach Dave Ungerer signed on with ...

Dumpster fires persist in Logan, cause concern to authorities 

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 Posted in Public Safety | Comments Off on Dumpster fires persist in Logan, cause concern to authorities 

By Megan Dolan  Police responded to reports of a dumpster fire around 200 West near the Logan River Golf Course on Saturday afternoon, calling fire personnel to the scene to put it out. The continual chain of fires has become a cause of ...

A “masterpiece” performance, but Logan’s Rylan Jones would rather talk about his team

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on A “masterpiece” performance, but Logan’s Rylan Jones would rather talk about his team

By Taylor Emerson Never mind Rylan Jones’ 29-point outing against Juan Diego Catholic on Friday night. Never mind that it tied his career high and kept the Eagles from clinching the Region 11 championship. Never mind that the opposing coach called ...

Utah State researchers working to prevent hospital infections — with spider silk

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 Posted in Science, USU Life | Comments Off on Utah State researchers working to prevent hospital infections — with spider silk

By Dylan Harlow A lab at Utah State University dedicated to studying uses for synthetic spider silk has developed a working prototype of a coating that researchers believe will prevent bacterial infections caused by medical supplies such as catheters and intravenous tubes. “This is ...

Aggie men come up short against the Wolf Pack

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Aggie men come up short against the Wolf Pack

By Megan McNulty As the seconds ticked away in Saturday night’s game, the University of Nevada Wolf Pack was hitting shot after shot. The Utah State University Aggie men, meanwhile, were failing to do anything right — on either side of the court. “We didn’t ...

Sheriff’s office says inmate shot at Cache County Jail is ‘fine’

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news, Public Safety | Comments Off on Sheriff’s office says inmate shot at Cache County Jail is ‘fine’

By Jackson Murphy The Cache County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the use of a non-lethal weapon on a Cache County Jail inmate on Jan. 16. Lt. Doyle Peck explained that the investigation is ongoing, but the inmate’s injuries were not life threatening. “He wasn’t ...

Catholic student center cancels Sunday mass for Super Bowl 50

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 Posted in religion | Comments Off on Catholic student center cancels Sunday mass for Super Bowl 50

By Grace Michaelson The St. Jerome Chapel at Utah State University's Newman Center has canceled Sunday’s 6 p.m. mass due to Super Bowl 50. The Newman Center serves as a satellite parish to the larger St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hyde ...

Horse owners precautious after herpes outbreak in New Mexico

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 Posted in Agriculture | Comments Off on Horse owners precautious after herpes outbreak in New Mexico

By Aubree Thomas Utah officials are advising horse owners to be on guard following an outbreak of equine herpes in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Until further notice, owners will need to receive additional permits and vet certificates when transferring horses across ...

In the wake of corporate emissions scandal, local VW dealer still fighting to rebuild trust

Monday, February 1st, 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on In the wake of corporate emissions scandal, local VW dealer still fighting to rebuild trust

By Brian Petty  Murdock Volkswagen of Logan had only been open a few weeks when the scandal hit. Now, as Volkswagen and the Environmental Protection Agency work toward an agreement on how the car manufacturer's emissions-cheating diesel vehicles will be fixed, employees ...