• 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

Blog Archives

Would you be a good cop? Smithfield police talk about requirements

Friday, December 16th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Would you be a good cop? Smithfield police talk about requirements

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD -- Chief Johnny McCoy has built the Smithfield City Police Department from the ground up. In 2000, he left his job as a lieutenant in Evanston, Wyo. to help start the department. McCoy now has eight full-time ...

City Council increases Smithfield’s backyard chicken limit

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on City Council increases Smithfield’s backyard chicken limit

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD -- City Council approved an ordinance that will allow people to own more chickens at Wednesday night's meeting. Before this amendment, Smithfield residents were allowed to own four chickens; now they are able to own up to ...

Smithfield City Council signs on for canal rebuilding project

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield City Council signs on for canal rebuilding project

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield City Council signed the cost participation agreement Friday for the Logan Northern Canal rebuilding project. Smithfield, Logan, North Logan, Hyde Park, and Cache County have all agreed to sign the agreement. The National Resource Conservation ...

At Casey’s Barber Shop it’s a beard trim and a haircut, 12 bucks

Saturday, November 5th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life, Business | Comments Off on At Casey’s Barber Shop it’s a beard trim and a haircut, 12 bucks

'I think those Beatles screwed up the whole world when it comes to men’s hair.' - Casey Corbridge, Smithfield barber By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD - Casey’s Barber Shop has been a fixture on Main Street since 1973, but the barber is not ...

Smithfield commits to community covenant to support military families

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield commits to community covenant to support military families

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD - First Lt. Earl Simmons presented the City Council on Wednesday with a proposal to participate in a Community Covenant program. The program is set up to help the community show support for military families. The program ...

Smithfield council restricts weekday parking on Summit Drive

Friday, September 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield council restricts weekday parking on Summit Drive

By Nick Bolinder SMITHFIELD -- Parking will now be restricted on Summit Drive on weekdays, after a Wednesday night City Council vote. The council voted 4-1 to ban parking on either side of the street on weekdays from 8 a.m. to ...

April proclaimed child abuse prevention month in Smithfield

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on April proclaimed child abuse prevention month in Smithfield

By Michael Stewart SMITHFIELD -- Mayor Darrel G. Simmons and the City Council declared the month of April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month at a council meeting Mar. 23. “As the mayor of Smithfield city, I’m pleased to read the proclamation, ...

Matt’s birthday: Everybody loves him – he’s a ‘portable party’

Sunday, February 27th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Matt’s birthday: Everybody loves him – he’s a ‘portable party’

Story and photos by Stephanie Zollinger LOGAN -- “Hello, cute darling Mom!” Matt Hillyard says to his mother, either on the phone or in person. At age 36, Matt has gathered as many friends as someone much older would have. ...

Smithfield will stick with FEMA’s flood insurance plan

Friday, February 25th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield will stick with FEMA’s flood insurance plan

By Michael Stewart SMITHFIELD -- The City Council on Wednesday decided to continue to participate in the flood insurance program in order to allow residents to buy their insurance at a discounted rate. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has recently ...

Council discusses changing Smithfield’s weapons laws

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Council discusses changing Smithfield’s weapons laws

By Michael Stewart SMITHFIELD--Richard Jewkes, a Smithfield resident, says that state laws and city laws on weapons are not lining up, and it could be a problem in the future. Jewkes brought his concerns to the City Council Feb. 9. Smithfield Chief ...

Next up for Smithfield youth council: Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Next up for Smithfield youth council: Turkey Trot

Story and photo by Elizabeth Grewe SMITHFIELD—Those Youth Council members not waiting in line for Harry Potter met Thursday night to plan Smithfield’s Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot, an annual event featuring 10K, 5K and one-mile fun runs, is being held Saturday, ...

Smithfield planning commission: 5-dog kennel OK if owner moves it

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield planning commission: 5-dog kennel OK if owner moves it

By Elizabeth Grewe SMITHFIELD—Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting went to the dogs, literally. Emilia Mendoza requested a conditional use permit for a kennel for her five dogs. Mendoza’s property, located at 249 E. 200 South, has a kennel now but it ...

Smithfield becomes the latest city to ban ‘spice’

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield becomes the latest city to ban ‘spice’

By Elizabeth Grewe SMITHFIELD--The City Council voted unanimously to adopt the restriction on "spice" Wednesday. The restriction covers manufacturing, distribution, possession or use of the substance known as spice, a product that mimics the effects of marijuana when smoked. The ordinance has ...

‘Homeboy’ Sen. Hillyard hears requests from Smithfield council

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Homeboy’ Sen. Hillyard hears requests from Smithfield council

By Elizabeth Grewe SMITHFIELD--Senator Lyle Hillyard met with the City Council Wednesday to address the concerns of the council. The Smithfield native said how thrilled he was to be back in his home city, and had nothing but good things to ...

Aerobics to Zumba, it’s all available at Smithfield Rec Center

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Aerobics to Zumba, it’s all available at Smithfield Rec Center

By Elizabeth Grewe SMITHFIELD--Ten years ago Smithfield was given the gift that keeps on giving. The community recreation center opened and has expanded to include many classes and programs as well as a modern facility to help citizens stay fit. The Recreation ...

Pro’s goal: ‘When they think golf, they think Birch Creek’

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 Posted in Business, Sports | 1 Comment »

By Elizabeth Grewe SMITHFIELD--This city's Birch Creek Golf Course has provided a top-notch golf experience combined with stunning views of Cache Valley for over 30 years. The 18-hole year-round course was designed by Bill Hall and Ray Howard and bought by Smithfield ...

Hyde Park, N. Logan, Smithfield seek traffic solution

Friday, September 24th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 3 Comments »

By Michael Stewart HYDE PARK--The Hyde Park, North Logan and Smithfield city councils met jointly Thursday at the Hyde Park city hall to discuss how they can better their cities for the public. The councils discussed public transportation, public safety, and real ...

Somebody’s Attic: ‘Secondhand store with a first-rate cause’

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Somebody’s Attic: ‘Secondhand store with a first-rate cause’

By Elizabeth Grewe SMITHFIELD--Somebody's Attic thrift store provides a glimpse into a community that loves to give. The merchandise is all donated, the employees are all volunteers and all of the profit goes to benefit local charities like Community Abuse Prevention ...

Smithfield adopts 6-member council form of government

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield adopts 6-member council form of government

By Safiyyah Ballard SMITHFIELD--The City Council voted unanimously to adopt a six-member council form of government. Mayor Darrell Simmons said that after a lot of discussion and review, no significant changes were made to the ordinance after the public hearing March 9. ...

Smithfield signs contract for $38K city office remodeling

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Safiyyah Ballard SMITHFIELD—The City Council voted for Mayor Darrell Simmons to sign a contract with Architectural Nexus to remodel the current city office for the Smithfield Police Department. Rob Bouwhuis from Nexus presented the contract details and design ...