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

February 14th, 2016 Posted in Logan News |

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 local gallery owner said. “Nobody should have it.” Needham’s words come in advance […]

Richmond Fire Department struggling to find and keep volunteers

February 14th, 2016 Posted in Public Safety |

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 by more than 50 percent — and some department veterans are concerned that the […]

Professor promotes alternative to havoc-causing class schedule switches

February 14th, 2016 Posted in USU Life, USU Statewide |

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 two holidays observed on Mondays each spring semester. A similar Friday-classes-on-Thursday switch occurs […]

Miller Motorsports Park racers and businesses feeling anxious

February 10th, 2016 Posted in Sports |

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 since its opening in 2006. “We just want what’s best for the community […]

#HireCoachFiefia is trending. Is Coach Wells listening?

February 9th, 2016 Posted in Sports |

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 Fresno State this week. With the hashtag #HireCoachFiefia, the supporters are hoping to catch the […]

Dumpster fires persist in Logan, cause concern to authorities 

February 9th, 2016 Posted in Public Safety |

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 concern to the department. Dumpster and trashcan fires were frequently reported at the end […]

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

February 7th, 2016 Posted in Sports |

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 Jones’ performance a “masterpiece.” After the game, Jones simply wasn’t interested in talking about […]

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

February 6th, 2016 Posted in Science, USU Life |

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 a problem that not a lot of people are trying to fix,” said […]

Aggie men come up short against the Wolf Pack

February 4th, 2016 Posted in Sports |

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 make any plays offensively or defensively,” Aggie head coach Tim Duryea said. […]

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

February 4th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news, Public Safety |

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 dying or anything like that,” Peck said. “He’s fine.” According to a […]

Catholic student center cancels Sunday mass for Super Bowl 50

February 3rd, 2016 Posted in religion |

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 Park. The center is also home to six university students and a campus […]

Horse owners precautious after herpes outbreak in New Mexico

February 2nd, 2016 Posted in Agriculture |

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 the border. “We wanted to put the alert out because horses move so much […]

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

February 1st, 2016 Posted in Business |

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 of the local dealership are working to rebuild trust with their customers. “We […]

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

January 30th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news, Public Safety |

  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,” said Sgt. Brooks Davis of the Cache-Rich Drug Task Force. “Because […]

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

January 30th, 2016 Posted in USU Life |

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 concerns from the hoverboards are high,” said Tim Vitale, the executive director of […]

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

January 28th, 2016 Posted in Sports |

  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 foot injury on Jan. 16 against Colorado State. Getting John Middleton more […]

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

January 28th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news |

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 Jan. 19. During the visit, which came in advance of the executive appropriations […]

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

January 28th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news |

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 one of the oldest homes still standing in Richmond. Based on tax records […]

Gas prices drop, buses empty and smog thickens

January 27th, 2016 Posted in Environment |

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 in Cache Valley. Transportation officials believe the considerably lower costs for fuel are […]

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

January 27th, 2016 Posted in Sports |

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 Dee Glen Spectrum last week to watch the Aggie men fall apart […]