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Child’s desire to help hungry people becomes Families Feeding Families

Monday, December 15th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Child’s desire to help hungry people becomes Families Feeding Families

By Katherine Larsen Lambert CACHE VALLEY -- It began with a diaper bag in Chicago, Illinois. After having lunch with her husband at the Richard Daley Center, Jaymee Avery noticed something about the homeless population. “When everyone went back to work, the ...

Small fish in a big pond: A non-Mormon looks at Cache Valley culture

Monday, December 15th, 2014 Posted in Faith | Comments Off on Small fish in a big pond: A non-Mormon looks at Cache Valley culture

By Michael Royer LOGAN — There is no mistaking the beauty of Cache Valley. The city of Logan, nestled between the Bear River and Wellsville mountain ranges, provides a gorgeous setting for Utah State University. With Logan Canyon and the northern Utah ...

Hot topic for December: What will we do if snow doesn’t show up?

Friday, December 12th, 2014 Posted in Outdoors | Comments Off on Hot topic for December: What will we do if snow doesn’t show up?

Story and photos by Jared Dangerfield CACHE VALLEY -- Snow, that magical white stuff some people can’t seem to get enough of. It starts to come as the days get shorter and the temperatures get colder. But what if it stopped coming? “Obviously ...

Moser pleads guilty; sentencing set for Jan. 6

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Moser pleads guilty; sentencing set for Jan. 6

By Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — A 33-year-old Perry man pleaded guilty Nov. 25 in 1st District Court to misdemeanor charges connected with an incident Nov. 10. According to court documents, Kit Moser made a plea bargain with Judge Brian Cannell, pleading guilty to driving with ...

Teachers of the year honored by Cache County school board

Friday, November 21st, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Teachers of the year honored by Cache County school board

By Jared Dangerfield NORTH LOGAN — There were lots of jokes and plenty of praise given as five teachers from around the valley received teacher of the year recognition at Thursday’s Cache County Board of Education meeting. The teachers were Zane Christensen, Cache High; ...

Wellsville’s leaning town hall has city council weighing options

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville’s leaning town hall has city council weighing options

By Sierra Copeland WELLSVILLE -- What started out as a minor plumbing fix in the bathroom turned into something much bigger for the future of the Wellsville Town Hall. At City Council Nov. 19, city manager Don Hartle announced that the ...

Assisted living facilities on the agenda in Smithfield

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Assisted living facilities on the agenda in Smithfield

By Katherine Lambert SMITHFIELD -- The possibility of adding assisted living facilities for residents of Smithfield was discussed by the Planning Commission Wednesday. The assisted living facilities would be different from nursing homes in that there would not be 24 hour care facilities. ...

Smithfield man gains chance at drug court

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield man gains chance at drug court

By Sierra Copeland LOGAN -- A Smithfield man accused of multiple drug-related charges declined his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in 1st District Court, in hopes of being approved for drug court. Nathan Conner, 38, was charged with a 2nd-degree felony ...

Saddle Rock subdivision OK’d as amended for first 6 phases

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Saddle Rock subdivision OK’d as amended for first 6 phases

By Katherine Lambert RIVER HEIGHTS -- Plans for a new subdivision were approved as amended by the city's Planning Commission Tuesday. In order to build Saddle Rock subdivision, which will be located at approximately 850 East and 600 South, certain stipulations ...

Cherry Peak Resort to offer a variety of terrain to guests

Friday, November 14th, 2014 Posted in Outdoors, Sports | Comments Off on Cherry Peak Resort to offer a variety of terrain to guests

Story and photo by Michael Royer RICHMOND —Forrest Fackrell looked out of his Cache Valley home Thursday morning and saw something everyone involved in the ski industry loves to see — snow. Fackrell is general manager of Cherry Peak Resort, the first ...

N. Logan mulls city’s need for protection from high school home runs

Friday, November 14th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on N. Logan mulls city’s need for protection from high school home runs

By Katherine Lambert NORTH LOGAN -- Precautions to prevent grand slams from the new high school’s baseball field from flying into 400 East were discussed on Thursday at the North Logan Planning Commission meeting. While a high school athlete would have to ...

Valley’s first snowstorm yields 21 vehicle crashes

Friday, November 14th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Valley’s first snowstorm yields 21 vehicle crashes

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — The first snowstorm of the season hit Cache Valley on Thursday and with it came car accidents. In the county 21 accidents were reported — 10 of which happened in Logan City. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="444"] ...

North Logan considers fee for more holiday pay for fire, police

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on North Logan considers fee for more holiday pay for fire, police

By Katherine Lambert NORTH LOGAN -- Whether or not the North Park Police Department will be charging cities a fee for its services on the holidays was just one of the main concerns discussed at the North Logan City Council meeting ...

Providence neighbors protest proposed rezone to commercial

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence neighbors protest proposed rezone to commercial

By Jared Dangerfield PROVIDENCE — Seventeen upset residents took a stand against a rezone requested by one of their neighbors Wednesday at the city's Planning Commission meeting. Carol Fae Jensen Wilde, who was not in attendance, has requested that property she owns at 196 ...

Logan father pleads guilty to child abuse

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan father pleads guilty to child abuse

By Michael Royer LOGAN— A Logan man pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse involving physical injury, a class A misdemeanor, Monday in 1st District Court after a plea negotiation was accepted by the judge. Sammie Lee Hodges, 29, was originally ...

Cache Food Pantry gears up for the holidays

Friday, November 7th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Cache Food Pantry gears up for the holidays

Story and photo by Michael Royer LOGAN — It’s the beginning of November, the season of giving. And the Cache Community Food Pantry is reaping the benefits. “Our contributions and donations are easily up five times in November and December than other ...

Shorter winters, less snow put life as we know it at risk

Friday, November 7th, 2014 Posted in Outdoors | Comments Off on Shorter winters, less snow put life as we know it at risk

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — As another winter approaches, ski enthusiasts are crossing their fingers for a “good powder year” but some ski bums are worried there may not be very many good years left. Porter Fox, a lifelong ...

‘Cache Valley boys’ getting it done at Cherry Peak

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Cache Valley boys’ getting it done at Cherry Peak

Story and photo by Jared Dangerfield RICHMOND — Snow may have already fallen in the Bear River Mountains, but the newest Cache Valley ski resort is still rushing to finish final preparations before it can properly welcome the 2014-2015 ski season. ...

Race the Reaper 5k raised money for family support center

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Race the Reaper 5k raised money for family support center

By Katie Larsen Lambert NORTH LOGAN -- Outrunning death wasn’t the only purpose for the Race the Reaper 5k.  The event, which incorporated Utah State University’s cross country team, was a fundraiser for the Child and Family Support Center. “They (the proceeds) will all go ...

Nibley planning board nixes Stonebridge’s open space request

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley planning board nixes Stonebridge’s open space request

By Michael Royer NIBLEY — Without exception, residents who attended the public hearing at Wednesday night's Planning Commission meeting got what they wanted: The commission denied a request by developer Jan Nelson to amend the final plat for phase two of ...