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No horsing around: English-style riding struggles in Cache Valley

Friday, December 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on No horsing around: English-style riding struggles in Cache Valley

Story & Photos by Jillian McCarthy CACHE VALLEY — Driving along Highway 89/91 into Cache Valley, it is hard to miss all the fence-lined pastures filled with grazing horses. The valley does not lack equine agriculture, but it does lack a ...

Assessor says online public records a plus, denies security concerns

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Assessor says online public records a plus, denies security concerns

By Jaesea Gatherum LOGAN — With recent catastrophic events going on in the world, including school shootings and terrorist attacks, individuals’ security has become more important now than ever. The Cache County Assessor’s Office is putting all its public records online, which ...

Farming by the Numbers: The Greenbelt Tax and Cache economics

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Farming by the Numbers: The Greenbelt Tax and Cache economics

By Jordan Floyd LOGAN — With the passing of Nov. 30 — Cache County’s due date for property taxes — many are left to mull over a seemingly endless and worrisome tax-day qualm: “Where does my money go?” The question is ...

Since 1935, Lewiston Theatre is old-timey, family-friendly movie house

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Since 1935, Lewiston Theatre is old-timey, family-friendly movie house

By Jillian McCarthy LEWISTON — People from all over Cache Valley flock to the Lewiston Theatre every Friday, Saturday and Monday night. Low prices on concessions and tickets bring the crowds. The theatre is also known for its family atmosphere. There are ...

San Bernardino crisis reporting: On deadline, reporters work on instinct

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on San Bernardino crisis reporting: On deadline, reporters work on instinct

By Morgan Pratt SAN BERNARDINO, California — Beatriz Valenzuela arrived at her job on Dec. 5 at 5 a.m. just like any typical morning at the San Bernardino Sun: She updated the So-Cal traffic report and Tweeted it out, and then ...

1 million hacks a day — vigilant tech team defends USU computer users

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on 1 million hacks a day — vigilant tech team defends USU computer users

By Melanie Fenstermaker LOGAN — The Utah State network is attacked about 1 million times each day, says USU IT security analyst Bob Bayn. Hackers look at Utah State University’s network like they would a business’s network: They know if they ...

Loganites stand together in vigil to support Muslims against backlash

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Loganites stand together in vigil to support Muslims against backlash

By Morgan Pratt LOGAN — An eclectic blend of about 150 people including Christian priests, Buddhists, Mormons, agnostics, poets, secular humanists, professors, college students and community members gathered at the Logan Islamic Center Saturday for one purpose: To show their ...

Bull’s Head Grille offers different fare for students in Blue Square

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Bull’s Head Grille offers different fare for students in Blue Square

By Breana Bonner LOGAN — Jesus “Chuy” Villapudua casually saunters over to a table near the back of Bull’s Head Grille. He greets the couple dining there and makes conversation, exchanging laughs and smiles while checking to see they have everything ...

‘It can be really lonely’ — Finding LGBTQA support in Cache Valley

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘It can be really lonely’ — Finding LGBTQA support in Cache Valley

By Rebecca Wheatley LOGAN — She took her own life because she felt unwelcome in her own community. “Everywhere I’d turn I’d see the hatred that society had for us,” Ashley Hallstrom, a 26-year-old transgender woman, wrote in her final Facebook post ...

Passion to profession: USU entrepreneurs work hard at what they love

Monday, December 14th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Passion to profession: USU entrepreneurs work hard at what they love

By Mekenna Malan LOGAN — Young people are consistently told, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” While many university students search for careers that will match their aspirations, student entrepreneurs simply create their ...

‘Historical night’ as Buttars, Watkins finish final city council meeting

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Historical night’ as Buttars, Watkins finish final city council meeting

By Rebecca Wheatley SMITHFIELD — In what Mayor Darrell Simmons referred to as a “historical night,” the City Council said goodbye this week to two members, Dennis Watkins and Brent Buttars, at its last official meeting of the year. “We have been ...

Nibley insect-lovers want to opt out of anti-mosquito fogging program

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Nibley insect-lovers want to opt out of anti-mosquito fogging program

By Morgan Pratt NIBLEY — City residents concerned about the detrimental effects of mosquito pesticides on monarch butterflies, bees and fireflies have taken their worries to the City Council, which has helped resolve confusion about anti-mosquito fogging practices. [caption id="attachment_11234" align="alignright" width="431"] ...

New Aggie Rec Center houses campus’s first all-gender locker room

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on New Aggie Rec Center houses campus’s first all-gender locker room

By Mekenna Malan LOGAN — When the new Aggie Recreation Center opened in November, it became the first facility on campus to house a climbing wall and rapelling ledge. It also will soon be the first campus facility with an all-gender ...

Golden Corral closes; N. Logan worried about dwindling economic base

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Golden Corral closes; N. Logan worried about dwindling economic base

By Breana Bonner NORTH LOGAN — After 15 years of business, Golden Corral has joined the group of failed North Logan restaurants. The buffet restaurant at 2044 N. Main St. closed its doors Wednesday. In recent years, North Logan has lost Winger's ...

Well-drilling fails; parched Mendon turns to geophysics to find water

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Well-drilling fails; parched Mendon turns to geophysics to find water

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — The search for water in Mendon will be revived this month, and if successful, it could mean the end of the city’s longstanding struggle with dry culinary water wells. City engineer Eric Dursteler, Mayor Ed Buist and ...

North Logan lights up season with Christmas tree lighting, carols

Wednesday, 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 ...

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

Wednesday, 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. [caption ...

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

Wednesday, 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. [caption id="attachment_11164" align="alignleft" width="447"] Jared Parker of Smithfield Live Auction leads ...

Save Our Pig! Hyde Park revises controversial animal ordinance

Wednesday, 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. [caption id="attachment_11161" align="alignleft" width="320"] ...

‘Community of Good’ transcends religion through secular humanism

Tuesday, 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. ...