• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

New environmental research to begin at Utah State in the new year

December 10th, 2015 Posted in Environment | 1 Comment »

By Bianca Pahl biancapahl.weebly.com/ Utah State University professors will conduct new environmental research about the effects climate change will have on Utah geographically, economically — and even psychologically — starting in 2016. Jacopo Baggio, a professor in the Department of Environment and Society at USU, and Jordan Smith, a new environmental professor starting at USU in January, are developing […]

Centers hopes new therapist will help male survivors seek help

December 10th, 2015 Posted in Health, Logan News | Comments Off on Centers hopes new therapist will help male survivors seek help

By Anna Tuckett annasnewswriting.blogspot.com A local domestic violence and sexual assault center said it hopes to see more men seeking help after its first male therapist was hired in October. Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse’s new therapist, Mark Radel, is a licensed clinical psychologist who treats survivors of domestic and sexual assault with psychotherapy. […]

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures looking to community for additional donations for lodge

December 9th, 2015 Posted in Outdoors, Recreation | Comments Off on Common Ground Outdoor Adventures looking to community for additional donations for lodge

By Anna Tuckett annasnewswriting.blogspot.com A local adaptive-recreation organization will need to partner with additional groups before starting construction on a new, year-round lodge at Beaver Mountain Ski Area. After bids for the long sought-after lodge came back $100,000 over budget, Common Ground Outdoor Adventures decided to postpone construction until the snow melts in the spring. To fund […]

Westminster Bell Choir rings in busiest season of the year

December 9th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Westminster Bell Choir rings in busiest season of the year

By Katherine Taylor katherinedtaylor.com By the time Randy Olson began to ring out the first notes of a Christmas carol at the First Presbyterian Church of Logan, it was his fifth performance in four days. As a ringer in the Westminster Bell Choir, Olson is in the middle of the busiest season of the year. […]

USU students create outdoor adventure website

December 9th, 2015 Posted in Outdoors, Recreation | Comments Off on USU students create outdoor adventure website

By Natalie Deaver thenataliejill.wordpress.com Cache Valley has acquired another resource to help community members explore the outdoors. Utah State University students Larry Bucio and Brenton Hull have created a website that compiles information about hikes and climbing sites in Cache Valley. The website, Adventure Out, was published online in late August but is still under […]

North Logan lights up season with Christmas tree lighting, carols

December 9th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on North Logan lights up season with Christmas tree lighting, carols

By Breana Bonner NORTH LOGAN – Monday’s rain did not stop North Logan’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The tree outside the North Logan City Library was lit to celebrate the holiday season and provide a festive event for the community. “Events like this are opportunities for community-building where people can see and get to […]

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Hyrum rallies to fund preservation of historic, 98-year-old Elite Hall

December 9th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Hyrum rallies to fund preservation of historic, 98-year-old Elite Hall

By Erin West HYRUM – Hyrum’s Elite Hall, known for having one of only two surviving spring-loaded dance floors in Utah, has seen better days. In its heyday, the building hosted dances, family reunions and sports activities, but use has declined. The 98-year-old building at 83 W. Main St. is significant for its association with […]

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Chamber ‘Night of Giving’ plays Santa for 120 Smithfield kids

December 9th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Chamber ‘Night of Giving’ plays Santa for 120 Smithfield kids

SMITHFIELD — This year will be a merrier Christmas for more Smithfield kids, thanks to the money raised at the Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Night of Giving on Saturday. “The more money we raise tonight, the better Christmas will be for these children who might not get anything otherwise,” said Mike Neilson, a member […]

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Save Our Pig! Hyde Park revises controversial animal ordinance

December 9th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Save Our Pig! Hyde Park revises controversial animal ordinance

By Mekenna Malan HYDE PARK — The Hyde Park Planning and Zoning Commission completed a new draft of the controversial animal ordinance last week to eliminate “ridiculous” provisions that packed protesters into a City Council meeting in August. Three particular amendments to the ordinance fueled the anger and worry among Hyde Park citizens, commissioner Mark […]

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‘Community of Good’ transcends religion through secular humanism

December 8th, 2015 Posted in religion | Comments Off on ‘Community of Good’ transcends religion through secular humanism

Story & Photos by Morgan Pratt LOGAN — On the surface, the Community of Good seems like your typical church. Family members save seats for latecomers, while kids kneel to use their chairs as a hard surface for their coloring books. Someone makes an announcement from the lectern about gathering clothes for homeless youth. And […]

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River Heights lights up holiday season with 20th annual tree lighting

December 8th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on River Heights lights up holiday season with 20th annual tree lighting

By Melanie Fenstermaker RIVER HEIGHTS — More than 20 years ago, a 10-foot pine tree was planted in the city’s central Ryan’s Place Park. It was strung with lights and illuminated during River Heights’ first annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The tree, now nearly 40 feet tall, was adorned with 540 red lights this year, […]

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Mendon residents fight speed limit increase; ‘shouldn’t we have a say?’

December 8th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon residents fight speed limit increase; ‘shouldn’t we have a say?’

By Jordan Floyd MENDON – For Mendon resident Becky Shelton, the speed limit change on State Route 23 is a matter of public safety and protection of the rights of her small city. The issue began last May when the Utah Department of Transit conducted a speed study on State Route 23. Within a week […]

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Pilots Wanted! Shortage creates huge demand for USU aviation grads

December 8th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Pilots Wanted! Shortage creates huge demand for USU aviation grads

Story & Photos by Amanda Wray LOGAN — A national pilot shortage is forcing regional airlines into new territory: pilot recruiting. “For the first time ever, some of these airlines are unable to fill their ground schools,” said Aaron Dyches, chief flight instructor of Utah State University’s professional pilot program. “Now, instead of having a […]

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New learning program for Mount Logan Middle School sees results

December 7th, 2015 Posted in Education | Comments Off on New learning program for Mount Logan Middle School sees results

By Lee Johnson aggieblogger12.blogspot.com Mount Logan Middle School has already begun to see benefits from implementing a professional learning community program at the beginning of the school year.  The program, which provides opportunities for teachers to collaborate in groups and learn how to be more successful, has been emphasized across the Logan City School District since Frank Schofield became superintendent on July 1. “It […]

Students won’t pay for new Snapchat filters

December 7th, 2015 Posted in USU Life | Comments Off on Students won’t pay for new Snapchat filters

By Madison McCann madisonmccannaggie.blogspot.com On Oct. 13, Snapchat filters were released to enhance selfies and decorate snaps – and for 99 cents, users can have unlimited access to their favorite ones. But Snapchat’s new move to charge users for its popular filters isn’t going over well with students at Utah State University. “I love Snapchat filters, […]

Holiday gift market planners and vendors hoping to make new venue permanent

December 7th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Holiday gift market planners and vendors hoping to make new venue permanent

By Anna Tuckett annasnewswriting.blogspot.com After 12 years at The Bullen Center at Utah State University, a market specializing in handmade gifts for the holidays has been forced to temporarily change its venue to the Natural Philosophy building, where planners and vendors hope it will stay. On Dec. 11 and 12 the Winter Gift Market will celebrate its 13th year […]

Theater department incorporates revolving stage for ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

December 6th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Theater department incorporates revolving stage for ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

By Jackson Wilde jacksahackreporter.wordpress.com The Department of Theatre Arts at Utah State University will open its performance of “A Year with Frog and Toad” on Monday at the Caine Lyric Theatre. The musical will be performed on a fully revolving stage affixed to an electric motor to reflect scene changes. “In this way we are able to […]

USU named most impressive historic campus — but is it?

December 6th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU named most impressive historic campus — but is it?

By Brenna Kelly bkellyjcom1130.blogspot.com When a website named Utah State University the most impressive historic college campus in the United States, the story caught the attention of USU students and began circulating on social media. But by the site’s own standards, Utah State may not actually be qualified for the honor. College Values Online has compiled more […]

Utah State gets big win over Haskell

December 5th, 2015 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Utah State gets big win over Haskell

By Ashley Springer ashleyspringer.blogspot.com The Utah State University women’s basketball team won 90-63 tonight against its second non-Division I opponent, Haskell Indian Nations University.  The game was close throughout the first quarter with the score tied at 15 with just under a minute to go. Sophomore guard Funda Nakkasoglu then made two free throws followed by two layups to give […]

Utah State women’s basketball to focus on defense

December 3rd, 2015 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Utah State women’s basketball to focus on defense

By Ashley Springer ashleyspringer.blogspot.com Utah State University’s women’s basketball team is hoping to bounce back from Tuesday’s 74-60 loss to the University of Northern Colorado by defending better in Friday’s game against Haskell Indian Nations University. “We definitely need to pick up our defense,” USU sophomore guard Funda Nakkasoglu said. “It was very poor against Northern Colorado.” “We came up short […]