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Logan Police Department implements ‘Safe Exchange Zone,’ receives positive reaction from public

January 27th, 2016 Posted in Logan News |

By Megan Dolan The Logan City Police Department has officially implemented its “Safe Exchange Zone,” a location initially created to safely exchange children for visitation, and already residents are finding myriad ways to take advantage of the secure meeting spot. The zone, which has received a positive reaction from residents since it was announced on the […]

Uintah Basin colleges team up to give more options to student nurses

January 26th, 2016 Posted in USU Statewide |

By Boden Lamb Utah State University Uintah Basin and the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College will be conducting joint open houses to explain to students how they can take advantage of a new program that will allow them to work on both a licensed practical nurse certificate and a registered nurse degree concurrently. The first open house […]

Latest parking development is music to some Aggies’ ears

January 26th, 2016 Posted in USU Life |

By Whitney Eversole Utah State University confirmed plans this week for a new parking structure to be built on its Logan campus. The new structure is set to be built just north of the Caine Performance Hall — and fine arts students were quick to applaud the move. However, construction is not set to begin for […]

Disastrous second half leads to Aggie loss to Rebels

January 26th, 2016 Posted in Sports |

By Megan McNulty Utah State University men’s basketball coach Tim Duryea thought his team seemed static as soon as the clock starting ticking in the second half. Within minutes, his fears had been confirmed — and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels went on to an 80-68 win over the Aggies on Tuesday night in Logan. In the […]

Are Brigham City Council members power hungry? Absolutely, they say — and here’s why.

January 26th, 2016 Posted in Brigham City |

By Steve Child Moving forward with a new electrical power plant is the priority for the Brigham City Council, which held a special session Thursday night to discuss future projects. Council member Tom Peterson said a new plant wouldn’t power the entire city, but rather would be intended to take pressure off the current system during peak hours […]

Pulitzer finalist Pat Bagley to speak at Utah State University

January 26th, 2016 Posted in Arts and Life, Education, USU Life |

Veteran Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley will be the first Morris Media and Society Lecture Series speaker of 2016. The series, designed to bring diverse media voices to Utah State University’s Logan campus, is sponsored by the Department of Journalism and Communication. Bagley’s visit on Feb. 9 will come just a few weeks […]

The bird flu is back: Will it affect Utah operations?

January 26th, 2016 Posted in Agriculture |

By Aubree Thomas Utah poultry farmers are working to prevent the spread of a new case of bird flu in the wake of the deaths of 400,000 chickens and turkeys in Indiana. The outbreak, which was confirmed on Jan. 15, has led to the depopulation of 10 different poultry farms in the Hoosier state. But while Utah and […]

Hungry for business: Logan sports shop opens a door for Even Stevens

January 26th, 2016 Posted in Business, Logan News |

By Ben Nielsen The Sportsman and Even Stevens sandwich shop in downtown Logan will be connected by an internal doorway when the restaurant opens in late winter. Mark Fjeldstead, a co-owner of the Sportsman, said customers of both locations will be able to move back and forth between businesses without going outside. Fjeldstead owns both the […]

Step one: Add the Logan Police Department on Facebook. Step two: Solve crimes.

January 26th, 2016 Posted in Logan News, Public Safety |

By Jackson Murphy You are no Sherlock Holmes, no Tin Tin, no Scooby Gang. But if you’re a part of Cache Valley, you could help solve crimes. Since it started using Facebook in 2014, the Logan City Police Department has made about two-dozen posts asking for the public’s help to solve a crime in the […]

Restoration expert: Trail won’t affect riverside residents

January 25th, 2016 Posted in Environment, Logan News |

By Jake Hansen A continuous trail along the Logan River wouldn’t interfere with the joys of riverside living for current residents, a restoration plan research liaison told the Logan City County on Tuesday evening. While updating the council on river restoration efforts, Utah State University wildlife ecology and management expert Frank Howe said the trail […]

Cache Valley adds more safe medication disposal sites

January 24th, 2016 Posted in Cache County news |

By Mark Rosa The number of prescription drug drop-off boxes available to Cache Valley residents is set to grow. Within the year, Cache County Sheriff’s Office community services coordinator Erin Griffeth said, select Intermountain Healthcare pharmacies will be equipped to collect and dispose of potentially dangerous medication and used syringes. Previously, the sheriff’s office and health […]

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

December 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion |

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 robust English riding community. Almost every English riding club, group, sport and community that […]

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Assessor says online public records a plus, denies security concerns

December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion |

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 has created some skepticism among some Cache County property owners Some of the […]

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Farming by the Numbers: The Greenbelt Tax and Cache economics

December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion |

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 understandable. According to a 2015 op-ed column by Manhattan Institute fellow Jared Meyer, Americans […]

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

December 16th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life |

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 only a handful of small-town, city-owned theaters left, and the Lewiston Theatre is […]

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

December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion |

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 began her day’s work as a reporter. At 11 a.m., she heard someone announce […]

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

December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion |

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 infiltrate it, they will gain access to money, powerful computers and valuable information. “Our […]

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Loganites stand together in vigil to support Muslims against backlash

December 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion |

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 compassion and support for the Muslim community. Bonnie Glass-Coffin, the Interfaith Initiative director at Utah […]

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

December 15th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life |

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 they need. His motions are smooth, confident, warm and welcoming. “We’re trying to cater […]

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

December 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion |

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 before killing herself in October. “I had already been poisoned by a society […]

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