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Bigfoot sightings spike in Northern Utah during pandemic


For years, Cache Valley believers of Bigfoot have felt alone in their experiences. But the COVID-19 pandemic — and a Facebook group — has brought together these people with unusual encounters.

Festival attendance may indicate growing LGBTQ+ acceptance in Logan


Logan Pride vendors and attendees are hoping an apparent increase in attendance at this year’s festival is indicative of an improved culture of inclusion in Cache Valley.

First 'hard freeze' warning of the season comes earlier than usual


When a “hard freeze” warning was issued earlier this week, many teachers and researchers at Utah State University had to consider a change in plans.

USU rodeo club hoping for packed bleachers as the Fall Stampede returns


The Utah State University rodeo club’s Fall Stampede is back after a subdued event last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reinstated Interfaith Initiative seeks to build 'vulnerable and authentic sharing'


Leaders from a club that tries to bridge religious differences on Utah State University’s campus are hoping to increase in-person participation this school year after a five-year hiatus.

Student leaders work to bring Aggie spirit back to campus


Student leaders in Logan are using the pandemic as a catalyst to reimagine campus events as part of an effort to bring “Aggie spirit” back to campus.

Vaccine ‘requirement’ or ‘mandate’? To some at USU, administrative semantics are causing confusion and resistance


A lack of clarity about how a COVID-19 vaccine policy will be defined and enforced is leading some Utah State University students to question the purpose of having a rule at all.

New Logan company creates made-from-scratch pies


An entrepreneurial baker has opened an online store that sells and delivers homemade pies to the residents of Cache Valley.

Mental health centers at USU see an increase in student participation amid pandemic


Since moving to telehealth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah State University's physical and mental wellness employees have noticed an increase of students utilizing their resources.

As telehealth counseling expands, privacy worries abound


Patient privacy has arisen as a major concern as psychological health professionals have moved their work online during the pandemic.

Kaysville officials surprised by the public’s reaction to April Fools’ Day joke


Kaysville officials were surprised by criticism they received in response to this year's April Fools' Day joke.

Virtual event brings unexpected benefits for students


Students attending an annual networking event at Utah State University were able to share the company of alumni from across the nation since this year’s event was held via Zoom.

Many USU students changed their vote after a candidate faced criticism


Some Utah State University students changed their vote for student body president following the final debate between candidates Erik Fogth and Lucas Stevens.

Professors exhausted after not getting a spring break


Many Utah State University professors are drained as the semester pushes into its final weeks, without the spring break typically scheduled for this semester.

A new convenience store gives students another way to use up their Dining Dollars before they expire


A new on-campus convenience store opened at Utah State University in early March, giving students another way to use their Dining Dollars by the end of the semester.

Utah State’s attempt to keep students from traveling has been unsuccessful


The loss of an official spring break during the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop Utah State University students from traveling.

USU ambassadors help high school students navigate college during a pandemic


Utah State University's student ambassadors are attempting to paint an exciting college experience for potential Aggies, despite concerns over attending college during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students protest removal of Aggie Blue Bikes


Utah State University's board of trustees compromised on its proposal to defund Aggie Blue Bikes after a protest on Feb. 18.

Disease investigator is concerned about student opinions on COVID-19 vaccine


Although COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available to all Utahns over the age of 16 this month, some Utah State University students who have already had COVID-19 say they're in no rush — an attitude that has health officials worried.

Latter-day Saint missionaries are adapting to new changes


For the first time in 11 months, missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be permitted to meet face-to-face with potential new members.

A chance for young people in Logan to receive the COVID-19 vaccine early was swiftly taken away


Cache County residents as young as 16 briefly had access to COVID-19 vaccines that were leftover from clinics, but a change in distribution procedures means they are waiting their turn again.

Utah State University boosts mandatory report numbers as a result of Title IX changes


Utah State University has increased the number of faculty and staff responsible for helping inform students of their rights regarding sexual misconduct.

USU releases information on 2021 study abroad opportunities


Utah State University plans to resume study abroad programs this year — with three European destinations on the docket.

USU fights COVID-19 with Tuesday Testing


Utah State University has implemented a new program called Tuesday Testing in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, but some students have been reluctant to participate.

Rental assistance for COVID-19 relief now available for Cache Valley residents


Logan residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 could receive up to $2,000 per month in rental assistance.

Local business is inspired by community support


After shifting its product and service offerings during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small business in Logan is starting to transition back.

Student running for USU's presidency doesn't think the position is necessary


A candidate for Utah State University’s student government has said that even though he is running for the student presidency he doesn’t believe that position is vital.

Cache Valley’s newest food truck is a hot spot for hot chocolate


Cache Valley’s newest food truck is here, and the owners are passionate about creating a delicious hot chocolate treat.

Hobble Creek Barn Boutique reopens after a year of closure


Hobble Creek Barn Boutique in Mapleton had its grand reopening on Feb. 3 after a year of closure due to coronavirus restrictions.

Can Utah State's fraternities and sororities overcome COVID-19?


Utah State University’s fraternities and sororities have been limited to holding virtual or socially distanced recruitment events for this academic year — and some students fear these constraints could reduce pledge numbers.

Hair care move into homes


When hair salons closed in response to COVID-19, many people discovered that cutting their own hair was not as difficult as it seemed.

Brigham City party business flourishes amid global pandemic


A Brigham City entertainment company has found renewed purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents sought personal connections for their children.

Cache Valley school employees thrilled over COVID-19 vaccine


Many school employees were elated to be among the first Utahns to gain access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Chronic wasting disease continues to spread, infecting new areas in Wyoming


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced the discovery of two new hunt areas infected with chronic wasting disease in Wyoming earlier this month, and officials have increased testing capacity and are focusing on “priority” herds to combat the diseas...

This pageant contestant wanted to promote acceptance. She didn't know whether she'd get it.


Some people come out by writing letters to their parents. Some plaster rainbows all over their social media pages. Some bake cakes. Rachel Taylor used the Utah State University beauty pageant.

Cache Bar may invigorate Logan’s nightlife


Logan bar employees and customers are expecting to see an increase in student-driven nightlife when the new Cache Bar opens in November — and even those who will be competing for the younger patrons are excited.

Crisis has been a boon for local greenhouses and nurseries


Greenhouses and nurseries in Cache Valley have experienced an increase in customers during the COVID-19 pandemic—and perhaps even because of it.

USU runs virtual mentorship program for small businesses in underdeveloped countries


A program that has traditionally offered opportunities for Utah State University students to teach business principles to entrepreneurs in underdeveloped countries is now providing virtual mentorship services.

Serious buyers are keeping a Missoula farmers market afloat


Fewer people have visited the Clark Fork River Market in Missoula this season, but vendors and organizers say business has nonetheless remained steady throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cache Community Gleaning provides free dates and community service


Cache Community Gleaning is hosting weekly apple-picking “date nights” at locations throughout the valley, offering volunteers a budget-friendly fall activity that also supports others in need.

New concert series provides live music during the pandemic


Jonathan Ehlers was walking around Utah State University’s Logan campus on Wednesday night when he heard some music. Intrigued, he followed the sound until he stumbled upon the new outdoor concert series. Ehlers, a new transfer student at Utah State Unive...

Cache Community Gleaning provides free dates and community service


Cache Community Gleaning is hosting weekly apple-picking “date nights” at locations throughout the valley, offering volunteers a budget-friendly fall activity that also supports others in need.

Utah haunted houses prepare to stay open during global pandemic


Utah’s haunted houses are preparing for the 2020 Halloween season with confidence thanks to a collective effort to build rules aimed at keeping a real-world horror at bay.

Utah cats are finding homes during COVID


A need for companionship among people spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a rise in cat adoptions in Utah.

Impending WeChat ban worries Chinese students in the United States


International students from China who are studying in the United States may be without their primary method for communicating with friends, family, and colleagues back home if the U.S. government follows through on a threat to ban WeChat, a popular Chines...

Wasatch Back residents band together after removal of pride flags


Heber City community members have created a Facebook group in response to new restrictions that resulted in the removal of pride flags from the town’s Main Street.

Salt Lake Tribune hires new vice president for business innovation

Salt Lake Tribune hires new vice president for business innovation


A new member of The Salt Lake Tribune team plans on using her nonprofit management experience as she tries to turn around a for-profit business that has, for a long time now, been making no profit.

Utah State University professor researching antibiotic replacement

Utah State University professor researching antibiotic replacement


In the future, antibiotics may not be the only cure for bacterial infections.

Utah State University broadcast students prepare to enter the workforce

Utah State University broadcast students prepare to enter the workforce


While many journalists are struggling to keep up with the shift of job availability, broadcast students at Utah State University are turning job offers down.

Two Utah health leaders recognized by Modern Healthcare


Mikelle Moore and Heather Wall are among 10 female health leaders from across the nation being recognized in 2019.

Researcher informs public of need to mitigate climate change


USU professor and storyteller warns of the danger of climate change.

Cache Community Food Pantry tests program to provide food to students in need


Despite some stocking issues, food pantry organizers said the program to put food in schools is going well.

Students asking for changes to awards and events to better include trans students


A group of students at Utah State University is calling for a change to gendered events, such as Mr. and Miss USU -- and they’re taking their case to the student government.

Physics professor returns to teaching after a year-long sabbatical studying string theory


After two semesters of sabbatical, a Utah State University physics professor is back to teaching. Oscar Varela spent the past year intently focused on quantum gravity.

Man arrested in traffic stop


On Feb. 25 a man was arrested after he was pulled over a warrant for his arrest.

Danish String Quartet performs in Logan for first time


A musical group from across the ocean played at Utah State University last week.

Old Hyrum City fire station to be torn down and new one built


Construction is underway for a new city administration building and an apparatus bay to store trucks and equipment. Both should be complete by this fall.

Eight sites proposed for dog-friendly parks in Logan


If approved by the Municipal Council, the eight parks will go through a 12-month pilot program.

Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby blames sensitive cultural climate for suspension


Shortly after returning from his suspension, Robert Kirby characterized it as having been handed down by The Tribune's leadership team "for making a politically incorrect comment."

Health fair game night to focus on healthy relationships


Staff at the Student Health and Wellness Center hope fun activities will encourage more people to attend this year's fair.

Student Fee Board passes proposal for CAPS fund increase


A potential student fee increase at Utah State University would help more students access counseling and psychological services.

Habitat for Humanity building home for Millville family


The Cache Valley branch of this international organization is providing a family of six a new home.

Spring scholarships awarded to two Aggie basketball players


Walk-on players Abel Porter and Justin Bean recently earned scholarships for the rest of spring semester.

Student leaders at USU now required to participate in upstander training


New campus legislation aimed at preventing sexual assault will require upstander training for all student leaders.

Parks and Recreation Department considers options for privatizing golf course management


Logan city officials are considering options for Logan River Golf Course management in an attempt to eliminate the subsidy the course requires.

Changes to Logan Regional maternity suites provide more options for mothers


A large tub and wooden cabinets have been installed in a few of the maternity suites at Logan Regional Hospital.

Big changes come to Logan High School’s Innovations program in its second year


As the Logan High School Innovations program continues into its second year, administrators are focused on improving the shortcomings of last year’s program and moving to competency-based grading.

School board debating future of the longest-operating elementary school in the state


Logan School District will make a decision to rebuild or remodel Ellis Elementary in January, but some members of the community are concerned about preserving the 125-year-old school.

Annual Soul Food Dinner will feature wider variety of meal options this year


Utah State's Black Student Union will introduce more meal options than ever before at the organization’s annual Soul Food Dinner.

Police provide advice for identifying telephone scams


An attempted telephone scam was reported to the Logan Police Department on Jan. 15 — and police say the potential victim knew just what to do.

Noise complaints prompt North Logan to discuss moving trucks


North Logan City Council members are still undecided on selling a parcel of land housing the Streets Department’s trucks, shed and other equipment.

Is Logan about to bag its plastic habit?


A proposed ban on plastic bags will be discussed in a public hearing at a Logan Municipal Council meeting on Feb. 5.

Annual Soul Food Dinner will feature wider variety of meal options this year


Utah State's Black Student Union will introduce more meal options than ever before at the organization’s annual Soul Food Dinner — including vegan and gluten-free choices.

Journalism department to future students: ‘@ me’


Students at Utah State University will soon have the option to tweet, post, and Snapchat their way to a degree. After nearly two years of development, the current social media course offered by USU's journalism and communication department will be expande...

A national ski group wants resorts to focus on safety in January. Only one in Utah did.


In recognition of National Skier Safety Month, Snowbasin Resort is hosting a variety of contests, activities and lessons for guests throughout January.

A battle of the birds: Could more hunting cause more problem turkeys?


In response to complaints from citizens and city officials, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources increased available turkey hunting permits from around 500 to 2,500 in 2018.

Rival schools show support on social media after Utah tragedy


In the wake of the University of Utah’s tragic shooting, other schools in the state have set aside petty rivalries and school colors to offer a social media show of support for the family and friends of a slain student-athlete.

Utah State players to Alabama: We could beat you


Two Utah State University football players have suggested that their team could go "toe-to-toe" with No. 1-ranked Alabama.

Can the Aggies keep control of the puck, and their tempers?


The Aggies will try to control the puck — and their tempers — when they face the Aztecs on Friday in Logan.

Lost pet microchipping program will launch in Logan


Lost pets will be mandatorily microchipped under a new law in the city of Logan. The ordinance will require the animal to receive a data chip prior to its release back to its owner. According to the resolution, the cost for placing the chip will be set at...

Sapling sculpture will only last two years — and that's the point


The lawn tucked between the Merrill Cazier Library and the engineering building at Utah State University was nothing more than another patch of grass on campus. This month it became the working ground for a sculpture made entirely of sticks.

Scooter company in contact with Logan, but Bird isn't ready to fly just yet


One of the nation’s largest electric scooter-share companies has submitted an application to operate in Logan.

Multiple prescribed fires planned for Cache National Forest


Four separate sections of the Cache National Forest will soon be ablaze. The prescribed fires are lit periodically to mimic natural fire progression and to help maintain biodiversity in the forest.

Dam construction set to begin in Logan Canyon


Logan Light and Power has announced plans to begin the reconstruction process and improve the spillway function at Third Dam in Logan Canyon, a diversion spot for the hydroelectric powerhouse providing Cache Valley with electricity.

Dam Reconstruction set to Begin


Logan Light and Power has announced plans to begin the reconstruction process and improve the spillway function at Third Dam in Logan Canyon, a diversion spot for the hydroelectric powerhouse providing Cache Valley with electricity.

New assistant coach’s impact already being felt by Aggie women


Three months into her tenure as an assistant coach, Paris Johnson’s focus on post play is already paying dividends for the Utah State University women’s basketball team.

Fundamentalist-dominated community to open its first library


The Hildale Branch Library in Washington County will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the first library in a city long-dominated by member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint...

Deportation fears prevent some Latinos in Cache Valley from going to church


As undocumented immigrants in Northern Utah anxiously wait to see what the new administration’s focus on illegal immigration will mean for their lives, many Latinos in Cache Valley are turning to their churches for comfort. Others, though, are too afraid ...

New library developed by USU students benefits Latino children


Two students at Utah State University are excited about the upcoming opening of the new library they developed for a nonprofit in Cache Valley. They are hoping it will increase literacy among Latino children and increase parental engagement in Latino fami...

USU anthropology team returns favors to Peru after flooding


Anthropology students and faculty at Utah State University are raising money for a village in Peru, where El Nino has caused heavy flooding in regions of the northern coast.

Northern Utah officials say highway plan puts wetland preservation over human lives


Utah Department of Transportation planners have honed in on a road configuration they believe will improve safety and efficiency — and pass environmental muster — when a heavily trafficked Northern Utah highway is updated in coming years.

Immigration-related survey ‘meaningless’ say USU professors, surveyor disagrees


Political science professors at Utah State University called a recent immigration-related survey “biased” and “meaningless” because of how it was conducted.

Cache Valley residents contribute their stories to performance about depression


The Facing Project came to Logan on Friday with its newest show, “Facing Depression in Cache Valley,” which took aim at stereotypes of people who struggle with depression in their lives.

7 degrees hotter this March — and that's likely just the start, scientist says


Anomalous temperatures in February and March indicate that temperatures are rising earlier in the year and by increased margins. The consequence this year has been rapid snow melting — and flooding — in Northern Utah.

Advocates ask for more public responsibility on trails


Trail advocates in Northern Utah are trying to remind members of the public to treat the region's trails with respect.

Regional campus leaders from Utah State hear concerns about advising process


Utah State University-Brigham City’s dean, Tom Lee, said he’s heard from several students who have complained about advising.

Authors of ‘Maze Runner,’ ‘Nemesis’ and ‘Matched’ prank, prattle and praise at library event


Saturday brought the latest installment of the Provo City Library's AuthorLink series, featuring New York Times best-selling young adult authors - and close friends - James Dashner, Brendan Reichs and Ally Condie in a raucously unconventional book reading...

Wrestling coach takes the fight for gender equity one opponent at a time


Throughout her life Olivia Fatongia has had to fight for respect as a wrestler. Now she’s fighting again – this time alongside the athletes she coaches, who have taken their struggle for gender equality from the mat to the courtroom.

Iconic landmark in Providence to soon undergo renovations


In preparation for the renovation of the historic Old Rock Church in Providence, owner Ralph Call is about to begin restoring a bungalow that sits on the same property.

Composer says performance of his piece was ‘beautiful in every way'


A musical score that premiered in Utah on Sunday got enthusiastic reviews from its composer, who said it was the best performance in the history of the 12-year-old piece.

Woman's suicide attempt stokes warnings about stopping mental health meds during pregnancy


In the wake of a suicide attempt by a woman who stopped taking medication for her bipolar disorder when she became pregnant, police and psychologists in Northern Utah are warning against the arbitrary discontinuation of psychotropic medications.

Statewide student fee vote could prove crucial for mental health support


To convince lawmakers of the dire need for more mental health providers at Utah State University’s regional campuses, student leaders are hoping to demonstrate the issue is being taken seriously by fellow learners across the state.

Will Logan land be ‘nibbled to death by ducks’?


Rezoning land in the Cliffside area of Logan will encourage housing stability, city leaders believe, but likely will also contribute to urban sprawl in Cache Valley.

Latino students band together — and celebrate — in wake of election


If there’s a time to celebrate traditions, it’s now. That’s the perspective of students from Utah State University’s Latino Student Union, which is planning its annual Fiesta Americas celebration in the wake of a year in which many of its members felt tar...

After pollution spike, the rush is on for researchers


A spike in Cache Valley’s air pollution earlier this month may have been bad for the health of people in Northern Utah, but it has been good for some researchers at Utah State University.

Here’s how a tiny Captain America spent his Saturday

Here’s how a tiny Captain America spent his Saturday


For weeks, Brad Orme had been telling his grandmother he didn't believe superheroes. That belief was challenged on Saturday, though, when the four-year-old attended The Family Place's Superhero Training Academy at Playgrounds in Logan.

A new level of nasty? Cache Valley air hits decade high for fine particulate matter


The concentration of fine particulate matter in the air reached a high of 102.6 micrograms per cubic meter on Friday — a level of nastiness that even those in often-smoggy Cache County haven’t seen in a long time.

 After record snowfall, not a lick of salt left for Northern Utah roads

After record snowfall, not a lick of salt left for Northern Utah roads


Cache County is scrambling for salt to clear the roads — and the money to pay for it.

Can idling cars be stopped by young citizens? Logan leaders hope so

Can idling cars be stopped by young citizens? Logan leaders hope so


Logan city leaders and volunteers are working to improve air quality by educating residents about the effects of idling — and they’re starting by taking small steps with young allies.

Organization seeks to help traumatized kids — by helping those around them


A new project aimed at strengthening relationships around children impacted by trauma has been launched by a Logan-based non-profit. The Trauma Resiliency Project at The Family Place began on Jan. 3.

 ‘Lots of different viewpoints’ promised at Orem Public Library’s Black History Month event

‘Lots of different viewpoints’ promised at Orem Public Library’s Black History Month event


Utah author and historian Rebecca de Schweinitz will appear at the Orem Public Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. to discuss the role of children in the Civil Rights era as part of the library’s Black History Month series.

‘Lots of different viewpoints’ promised at Orem Public Library’s Black History Month event


Utah author and historian Rebecca de Schweinitz will appear at the Orem Public Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. to discuss the role of children in the Civil Rights era as part of the library's Black History Month series.

Younger couples can now get their groove on at the North Logan Valentine’s Day dance


For the first time, North Logan’s Valentine’s Day dance will be open to couples as young as 25, rather than just senior citizens.

Fresh Mex might cost a pretty peso if Trump has his way

Fresh Mex might cost a pretty peso if Trump has his way


Mexican restaurant owners serving their country’s traditional dishes throughout Northern Utah expressed dismay at President Donald Trump’s proposal to impose a 20 percent tariff on Mexican imported goods to fund the building of a border wall.

 Utah State brews up an inspiring immigration story

Utah State brews up an inspiring immigration story


As the nation’s largest beer maker brews up controversy with a Super Bowl commercial celebrating its German founder’s immigration story, Utah State University is sharing a similar tale of ale in its first alcohol-themed exhibit.

Utah refugee organizations already feeling impact of travel ban


The effects of President Donald Trump’s executive order to halt the travel of refugees and all immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries are already hitting multiple resettlement agencies in Utah.

Is this the aporkalypse? Researcher discovers blue-ribbon hogs can carry ‘leather boot’ gene


Nearly half of the hogs being raised by 4H participants in Utah may be carrying a gene that can negatively impact the texture and taste of their meat, according to an agricultural researcher at Utah State University.

‘Dill and Bizzy’ creators to appear at book reading, signing in SLC


Children’s author Nora Ericson and her sister, artist Lisa Ericson, will appear at The King’s English Bookshop on Saturday at 11 a.m. to promote their second co-written children’s book, “Dill and Bizzy: Opposite Day.”

Feline paradise or cat-astrophe? Kitty Haven responds to complaint


On Thursday, a Cache County Animal Control officer responded to a complaint about Kitty Haven Sanctuary — an animal sanctuary in Trenton which takes care of abandoned cats.

Intermountain figure skating competition comes back to Cache Valley


For the first time in seven years, the Intermountain Winter Classic Figure Skating Competition will be hosted by the Cache Valley Figure Skating Club and the Eccles Ice Arena.

Logan to launch map that will help neighbors identify homes with too many occupants


Logan residents who suspect their neighbors may be violating city rules for how many people can live in one home will be able to find answers more easily with a new interactive map on

 USU Opera Theater takes a stab at performing ‘La Finta Giardiniera’ with a full symphony

USU Opera Theater takes a stab at performing ‘La Finta Giardiniera’ with a full symphony


For the first time in years, those who attend Utah State’s Opera Theater will hear the performance accompanied by a full orchestra.

All mixed up? Don't know what to do? 3-1-1 may be the number for you

All mixed up? Don't know what to do? 3-1-1 may be the number for you


Logan residents who weren't sure who to call for sandbags and other assistance during recent snowstorms only had to remember three numbers to get help: 3-1-1.

Is an anti-sexual assault office’s location preventing victims from reporting?


It’s a five-minute bus ride from the center of campus to Utah State University’s office for Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information. On foot, it might take 15 minutes. But for victims of sexual assault — who are often torn over what to do — those min...

Nunnery’s new owner wants to re-open Logan Canyon's paranormal hot spot


Plans are being made to re-open a historic — and possibly haunted — property in Logan Canyon.

Utah State women’s basketball team is thriving with a young team


With a junior-less season underway for the Utah State University women’s basketball team, the Aggies have been relying on sophomores to lead the team — and so far, it has been working.

Free adoption at Cache Humane Society was a success


Flat screen televisions and Bluetooth speakers weren’t the only deals on Black Friday weekend. The Cache Humane Society exempted adoption fees – helping cats and dogs find their fur-ever homes in Logan.

University police captain will set down his badge and pick up his motorcycle


On July 1, at the conclusion of his 35th year with the Utah State University police department, Capt. Steve Milne will set down his badge for the last time.

Utah State’s Stuff-A-Bus surpasses its goal


Utah State University’s Student Nutrition Access Center finished its Stuff-A-Bus month-long food drive on Monday, surpassing its goal of collecting 8,000 pounds of food.

Former Aggie succeeding on the ice in Germany


Former Utah State University hockey player Brian Gibbons has notched eight goals since joining Germany’s EC Hannover Indians.

Political unrest hits home for Korean students in Utah


South Korean students at Utah State University are feeling the effects of political unrest back home as the calls for the resignation of President Geun-Hye Park have intensified in recent days.

This little girl's Christmas wish surprised a local cop


The Shop-With-A-Cop annual holiday charity event will move to a new location in Cache County this year, but officers expect to continue creating memorable experiences.

Supply-and-demand cycle shaken by on-again-off-again kratom ban


Veteran users of the herbal supplement kratom may be slowing down their habit in the wake of a Drug Enforcement Administration announcement that it would reclassify the drug as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, according to employees of tobacco and vape ...

Utah State may add a class in grit


A workshop aimed at helping students develop resilience could become a credit-generating class at Utah State University by the fall of 2017.

Cedar Breaks National Monument is going for the gold — and for the pitch black


The International Dark-Sky Association announced on Tuesday that Cedar Breaks National Monument would become the next park in Utah to be dark sky certified.

Some in Logan are fawning over deer abatement program, others buck at the idea


Logan residents are nearly evenly split on whether the city should take action to reduce the population of deer within city limits, according to the results of a new survey — and the lack of a clear majority opinion on the matter has left city leaders sti...

Aggie volleyball wraps up conference play with sweep of San Jose


The Utah State University volleyball team ended conference play on a high note, sweeping San Jose in three sets on Saturday in a match the Aggies owned from start to finish.

Logan bakery has successful first wine and cheese night


Palates were pleased at Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread Friday night, as the Logan bakery held its first wine and cheese night.

Providence Elementary receives more than $6,000 in grant money


Cheers erupted from Providence Elementary on Monday as the Cache Education Foundation delivered $6,200 in combined grant money to the school. The grants will be used to purchase non-consumable items used in the classroom.

Winter parking permit prices rise in Logan


The Logan City Council on Tuesday increased the price to purchase winter parking permits to $75 — and Mayor Craig Petersen hopes this will decrease vehicles parked overnight in the street.

Utah State women’s tennis completes best season in program history


The Utah State University women’s tennis team finished its best season in program history on Sunday at the Cal State Northridge Invite.

Logan council approves housing unit, blocking some residents’ views of Utah State


The Logan City Council on Tuesday approved a new student housing unit near Utah State University — over the objections of some residents who said their cherished views of Old Main would be blocked.

Crisis calls triple after election results announced


As a volunteer for an online crisis counseling agency, Utah State University sophomore Catie Giraldes usually takes about eight calls in a two-hour shift. On Wednesday around 2 a.m., Giraldes was called in to respond to around 25 people in crisis.

To reach regional campus students, Utah State counselors try broadcasting workshops


Utah State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services center is now broadcasting counseling workshops to the university’s regional campuses.

Aggie baseball ends fall season on a low note, but with high hopes


The last time Jaxson Webb completed a season in an Aggie baseball uniform, he was holding a World Series trophy. Now, back on the Utah State University club baseball team after two years away, Webb is having a much different experience.

Pheasant hunters rejoice as state releases more birds


As the sun rose above the mountains west of Cache Valley on Saturday, upland game hunters were out walking through fields hoping to be one of the lucky ones.

Fewer arrests at Utah State’s infamous Halloween party


Ten people were arrested at Utah State University’s annual Halloween party — a four-year low, according to police.

Aggies continue three-game skid after losing to Boise State


The Utah State University volleyball team entered Thursday night’s match with Boise State in desperate need of a win after dropping two straight matches on the road last week, but things only got worse for the Aggies as they suffered one of their worst lo...

Aggies, hitting better, fly past Air Force


The Utah State University volleyball team entered Saturday night’s match with Air Force looking to move past a three-game losing skid, and with the help of a season-best hitting effort it came out with a 3-0 win.

Local clothing store celebrates grand opening at new location


On Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. a local women's clothing boutique will be celebrating its grand opening. During these times there will be giveaways, refreshments and "swag bags."

New LDS website allows Logan residents to find, post community service


A Mormon-created online platform that links local volunteers to nearby service projects is being tested in Cache Valley — and organizers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are pledging that the program won’t be used for proselytizing.

Hundreds of rabbits are dead, tainted feed is to blame


Vitamin imbalances in rabbit feed have been causing Utah rabbit owners to suffer losses for the past six months. The problem was discovered on Oct. 21 in toxicology labs at Utah State University.

Not content to wait for help, Utah State students launch a mental health club


In the wake of a student government declaration of a “mental health crisis,” at Utah State University, some Aggies are working to launch a National Alliance on Mental Illness club on campus.

Salt Lake Tribune sports reporter tells Twitter he is drinking while driving


A Salt Lake Tribune sports reporter tweeted after a Utah State University football game at 1:06 a.m. Sunday morning that he was drinking "a Coors Light while driving in Sardine Canyon."

Alcohol amnesty will be offered for crime reporters at Utah State


The Utah State University Board of Trustees voted on Friday to approve a new “amnesty policy” — a student code amendment that protects students who request emergency help while engaged in illegal activity.

As Trump and Clinton bash trade, economists say farmers could suffer


If rhetoric foretells policy when it comes to international trade, it might not matter who wins the presidency in November. Utah’s farmers could lose big.

Has dangerous synthetic opioid arrived in Logan?


The Logan City Police Department is awaiting lab results in multiple investigations in which synthetic opioid abuse is suspected.

New Logan quilting store celebrates its grand opening


A new Logan business is celebrating its grand opening this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with special deals and a chance to win prizes.

Parking enforcers fear new ordinance will cost jobs, result in more towed cars


Parking enforcement companies in Logan are worried a new ordinance regulating the time in which boots must be removed from cars could kill business and result in more towed cars.

Utah officials, beef producers at odds over new bull ID policy


The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is no longer accepting trichomoniasis tags on bulls as a form of official individual identification, and beef producers are expressing concerns the change will mean new costs.

Kratom sales continue despite uncertain future


Cache Valley smoke and vape stores expressed relief and concern after the kratom ban was temporarily lifted on Sept. 30. The decision to delay the ban was announced by the Drug Enforcement Administration only hours before it was set to be scheduled as a c...

Cracking down on funny business: USU police get serious about clown phenomenon


The national clown-sighting phenomenon has reached Utah State University, where police have so far responded to three calls about clown-related incidents.

Effort launched at Utah State University to get more undead students into class


Organizers of a game pitting Utah State University students against the living dead are trying out new strategies to ensure the desperate effort to evade a ravenous legion of brain-hungry zombies doesn’t impact class attendance.

Bookmobile’s half-century of service could come to an end with Tuesday


Community members are scrambling to find support for their bookmobile — the library-on-wheels that has been serving rural Cache County for the past 50 years.

Logan government to residents: Stop poaching deer in city limits


Some Logan residents have been illegally adding to their antler collections by poaching the deer that roam the city’s streets.

Anti-abortion organization seeks to place its curriculum in schools — Satanists say 'OK, us too'


An anti-abortion organization is working to introduce "healthy relationship education" to students in Cache County. Leaders from The Center for Pregnancy Choices, a "life-affirming" organization that provides support for individuals facing unexpected preg...

Bye Felicia: Charlie Puth's quirks — and obscure junk food needs — were a small price to pay, student leaders say


Orange Crush Pop-Tarts, 12 Lean Cuisine meals, mattress pads, 24 bath towels and “fruit snacks that aren’t too chewy.” Those were among the requirements on a rider on Charlie Puth’s contract with Utah State University, according to the student body offic...

More Aussies than ever are suiting up as Aggies


A quarter-century relationship between the Utah State University women’s basketball program and the nation of Australia has reached an all-time high. Four Aussies will put on Aggie uniforms this season, the most ever for a program that has had at least on...

Federal program to promote LGBT pride in rural America met with uncertainty in Utah


A federal campaign to “promote and strengthen” LGBT communities in rural America is being met with a bit of skepticism in Utah — from an LBGT advocate.

More permits to hunt cougars could herald a more successful deer hunt


An increase in cougar hunting permits, approved this month by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, still leaves the state short of the all-time high for authorized kills.

West Nile Virus takes the lives of four Utah horses in a month


Horse owners in northern Utah are scrambling to keep their animals safe from West Nile Virus following reports of six confirmed cases, resulting in four deaths, since Aug. 24.

Logan neighborhood seeks new restrictions on street parking


A hearing on Tuesday will give residents of Adams neighborhood a chance to voice their concerns about the availability of street parking, a growing concern in the densely populated area to the west of Utah State University.

Paddleboard rentals are going swimmingly for North Logan Library


The North Logan City Library has added paddleboards to its inventory as part of an effort to attract more of a vital demographic.

Ripped strips: Logan council to hear complaints about subcontractors


A hearing on Tuesday will allow Logan residents to voice concerns over utility companies that have torn up yards -- and left property owners to clean up the mess.

Foreign drug war hits home for Indonesians in Utah


Indonesians in northern Utah are feeling the effects of drug-related violence in their homeland.

Local stores preparing for — and lamenting — kratom ban


With a ban on kratom approaching, tobacco and vape stores carrying the product across the Wasatch Front are preparing to get rid of remaining stock.

Utah State students produce something tasty, healthy and new


Utah State University’s farmers market began less than a month ago, but participating local businesses are already seeing growth in revenue from student consumers.

Sky View juniors faced with tough decision


Sky View High School's juniors have until Christmas to make a momentous choice -- completing their studies as Bobcats or being part of the first graduating class from Green Canyon High School.

Utah State's mobile app to be revamped


A committee that has been working to update Utah State University’s mobile app gave an update on its progress at the first meeting of the student government President’s Cabinet on Thursday.

New lacrosse coach will focus on game, not team admin


The new women’s lacrosse coach intends to shed the administrative duties typical of club sport coaches at Utah State University in favor of an rapt focus on training and strategy.

Has a Utah State research team found a potential vaccine for Zika?


Justin Julander, an associate professor with the university’s Institute for Antiviral Research, has been working on Zika with funding from the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since December. Now, ...

Cache County residents become second in state to have access to new emergency dispatch service


Cache County residents are now covered by Smart911, a service that enables cell phone users to create online profiles accessible to dispatchers in an emergency.

Aggies join movement to stand with Standing Rock Sioux


Aggies for Standing Rock, a group of Utah State University students and local community members, formed this month to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Principal excited to launch lasting traditions at new school


For the principal of Green Canyon High School, one of the most exciting parts about starting a new school is choosing its traditions.

Two-year test will allow Utah anglers to fish with corn


The Division of Wildlife Resources may soon allow Utah anglers to try a new bait: corn.

Utah organization reaches out to the flood victims no one is talking about


Twenty dogs displaced by the Louisiana flooding crisis are en route to Utah, where they will be taken in by staff at the Cache Humane Society in Logan.

Utah State students seek statewide referendum on mental health crisis


Student leaders at Utah State University are asking representatives of other colleges to join them in declaring a statewide mental health crisis.

In return to Logan High, 'the seniors were as lost as the freshmen'


It's been a noisy, dusty and sometimes confusing return to school for students and faculty at Logan High, where a major renovation is expected to continue through the academic year.

Proposed apartments met with mixed reactions in Hyrum


A proposal to add apartment complexes to the Elk Mountain residential area was approved by the Hyrum planning commission on Thursday evening over the objections of several residents who complained the development would change the town's character.

Cache County employees plan service day to help The Family Place


The first Cache County Employee Day of Service is set to take place on April 28, with another to follow on May 24. The county employees will be helping with the completion of The Family Place's new Logan facility.

Dogfight: USU cast members perform their opening night


Cast members of the musical "Dogfight" performed their first show Tuesday night at the Caine Lyric Theatre.

Cherry Peak plans summer concert series


John Chadwick, the owner of Cherry Peak Resort, said Thursday he has big plans to bring people to the mountain this summer: The resort will be hosting a concert every other week, starting in June.

Idaho inmates could soon be headed to Utah


With space for inmates scarce in Franklin County, in southern Idaho, and criminal justice reform laws contributing to a decrease in inmates in northern Utah, the Cache County Council passed an interlocal agreement on Tuesday allowing the neighboring count...

Cherry Peak cancels plans to host trials bike tournament

Cherry Peak cancels plans to host trials bike tournament


John Chadwick, the owner of Cherry Peak Ski Resort, said Wednesday he has canceled his plans to host the Utah Trials Association at the Beehive State's newest ski resort this summer.

Cache County seniors get new wheels for hot meals


The Cache County Senior Citizens Center has received a grant of $90,000 to purchase two new vehicles for the Meals-on-Wheels program.

Fraternities commit to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes — every day of the year


When trainers from the Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information office at Utah State University facilitated a training program at Alpha Tau Omega in February, they told the fraternity men that they need to stand against sexual assault every day of the...

Logan faith groups rally around “A Night of Sacred Music”


On Sunday evening the Logan Young Single Adult 6th Stake will host "A Night of Sacred Music" at the Logan Tabernacle. The event, the first of its kind, will include the participation of a wide spectrum of faith groups and performers.

Aggie pitcher coming to terms with the end of her career — and an upstart bullpen

Aggie pitcher coming to terms with the end of her career — and an upstart bullpen


It's long been Noelle Johnson's routine to completely clear her mind while she's preparing to throw her next pitch, but this season that's been a harder task. For when the 2016 softball season ends, Johnson will have thrown her final pitch as a competitiv...

Aggies defeat Fresno State in first matchup of sibling coaches


The Utah State University men’s tennis team defeated the Fresno State Bulldogs 4-0 in the first head-to-head matchup pitting Aggie head coach Clancy Shields against his older brother Luke Shields, who is the Bulldogs’ head coach.

Cache County EMTs get new wheels

Cache County EMTs get new wheels


The Cache County EMS Authority will be upgrading two of its eight front-line ambulances this coming week.

Does a Utah State housing policy intended to prevent bullying violate free speech?


A Utah State University housing policy intended to protect students from bullying likely violates constitutional standards for free speech, according to a representative from a national civil liberties organization.

For hookah bowl maker from Utah, business is booming — just not in the Beehive State

For hookah bowl maker from Utah, business is booming — just not in the Beehive State


A Utah State University senior has brought in more than $30,000 with a business he's running out of his Logan apartment.

In their shoes: Community leaders support efforts to prevent child abuse


Four hundred and three pairs of children's shoes lined the Cache County Council Chambers as community members streamed inside for a presentation on preventing child abuse in Cache County. Each pair symbolized a substantiated case of child abuse and neglec...

In drug fight, a slippery slope: ‘If we’re not careful next year we’re California or Oregon’

In drug fight, a slippery slope: ‘If we’re not careful next year we’re California or Oregon’


The past four years have ushered in a bigger, badder era for drug dealers, traffickers and users in Cache County, where drug officers have seen their largest-ever seizures of methamphetamine, marijuana and heroine since 2012.

Diamonds in the rough: Aggie tennis coach’s bet is paying off


Instead of recruiting the best players he could from Utah State's traditional recruiting area, Aggie tennis coach Clancy Shields has been looking for under-appreciated players all over the world. Now, three years into Shields' tenure in Logan, that gamble...

Elevation Rock Gym hosts first competition

Elevation Rock Gym hosts first competition


Sixy climbers participated in an Elevation Rock Gym competition on Friday -- the first such event since the Logan business opened five months ago.

31 missionaries in 33 years: Here's how one local church supports missionary efforts across the globe


For many people, April signals the end of the snow and the beginning of blue skies, but for members at Grace Baptist Church, April is Missions Month.

As Richmond’s water rates increase, one farmer digs in


Richmond's water rate has risen to $2 for every 1,000 gallons of water used above 100,000 gallons. One of the targeted users is beginning to feel the effects of the increase, while another is seeking to avoid the costs altogether.

Better Together Day makes its mark at USU


Utah State University's Interfaith Student Association hosted events on Thursday to celebrate Better Together Day -- an initiative intended to improve interfaith cooperation and religious literacy on campus and beyond.

Bigger is better: USU steer show moves to new location


The 25th annual Aggie Classic and True Blue Jackpot, organized by the Utah State Animal Science Club, is moving from Logan to the Box Elder County fairgrounds in Tremonton. The steer show, which usually takes place at the school's South Farm, is changing ...

Common Ground program seeks adults with disabilities for summer sessions


Common Ground Outdoor Adventure's summer program for young adults with disabilities is now accepting applications for participants. The program, known as YALP, or Youth Adventure Leadership Program, is designed to help individuals between the ages of 17 a...

In Northern Utah, an agricultural college town begins to jazz things up


A revolution of music. A different sound. A new way of looking at themselves. That's what a group of local artists are trying to create in a small agricultural college town without an extensive history of performance jazz.

Jazz trumpeter will perform with Utah State's bandsJazz trumpeter will perform with Utah State's bands


A renowned jazz trumpeter is set to perform with the Utah State University Big Bands tonight. Dave Douglas will join student musicians and a staff ensemble to perform a variety of jazz pieces — some of which are his original compositions.

Logan car dealership plans for expansion


In order to make room for more Toyota and Honda vehicles, the Young Auto Mall in Logan plans on separating the two dealerships into their own individual buildings by late 2016 or early 2017.

Logan LDS Institute gets visit from West African church leader


Raymond Egbo, the area director for church education in West Africa for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be speaking to students at the Logan Institute of Religion on Friday as part of a series known as Religion in Life.

Malouf completes move into more eco-friendly headquarters


A Cache County company's long-awaited move to Nibley -- part of an effort by the 13-year-old bedding distributor to become more sustainable -- is now complete.

A month later, Salt Lake journalist still fighting for shooting details


Four weeks after Abdullahi Omar Mohamed was shot in Salt Lake City, a veteran reporter is still trying to get some very basic information from police.

Fine arts students invoke David Bowie in new exhibit

Fine arts students invoke David Bowie in new exhibit


David Bowie embraced many personalities during his life in the spotlight. Now an exhibit named in honor of the recently deceased singer will seek to do the same.

After promising start, northern Utah's snowpack is back below average


Hopes of an exceptional water year are fading for agriculturists across northern Utah. A mix of unseasonably warm weather and low precipitation throughout February stopped snowpack accumulation. Levels are now below average.

Man calls police on his own marijuana operation

Man calls police on his own marijuana operation


Logan Police deputies discovered a 69 plant cannabis grow operation and THC concentration lab when they arrived at the rental home of Benjamin Benavidez in Young Ward on Friday -- after Benavidez invited them over.

Awash in snow, Beaver begins countdown to the last day of the season


Even as a storm dropped more than 30 inches of snow on Beaver Mountain, officials from the northern Utah ski resort announced their intention to close for the season no later than April 3.

Attendance always swings low on the Sunday after Easter — here's what one church is doing about it


Low Sunday. That's what some call the Sunday after Easter, when the number of churchgoers declines. At St. John's Episcopal Church, there is a special solution to keep attendance up.

Hyde Park mortuary plans to open valley’s first crematory


A local mortician is planning to open the only crematory in Cache Valley this fall.

How one woman put a Richmond storage facility on the shelf


A plan to build storage units in a Richmond neighborhood was thwarted on Wednesday when a neighbor voiced her opposition

A fairytale, they say? Hardly. This snowman is as big as he could be.


It took six hours of work, 25 people and a whole lot of snow, but Smithfield resident Paul Sorenson and his accomplices in winter glee have completed what they believe to be the biggest snowman in the state.

Fish on: The ice-off is underway at Porcupine Reservoir


Utah State University student Trevor Zubeck was among the first people to take advantage of the annual pre-spring melt at Porcupine Reservoir, bringing in a 19-inch brown trout on Monday at noon.

An Ogden singer gave her fans 48 hours to listen to a new song — the response overwhelmed her


Forty-eight hours. That's all the time that a songwriter from Ogden gave her fans, this week, to view and share a video of her latest song on Facebook before it was taken off-line. The result was a 13-fold increase in the number of views Devin Rae usually...

Jalen Moore just hit 1,000 career points. Here’s why 1,164 will be even better.


Sure, 1,000 was sweet. But for Jalen Moore, 1,164 will be even sweeter. The Utah State University junior, who reached 1,000 career points against the Colorado State Rams on Feb. 17, said his next goal is to surpass his father -- Utah State Hall of Famer J...

Medical marijuana bill might help some, but others will be left in pain


A medical marijuana bill that passed out of the state Senate on Monday and is now being considered by the House isn't likely to benefit one of the most prevalent groups of cannabis: those who use the drug to help stimulate their appetites.

Crumb Brothers receives Logan council go-ahead to sell liquor


The Logan City Council has given its consent for Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread to sell alcohol.

Aggies fight the war to end all wars — with the Bard


Actors at Utah State University are adding a different element to Shakespeare's comedy, "Twelfth Night," by presenting the play in the World War I era.

As Mantua speed trap bill moves forward, local officials fear repercussions


Mantua officials and residents are baffled and dismayed by Senate Bill 100, which would limit the amount of revenue a city could collect from traffic fines to 25 percent of the city's general fund. Any additional revenue would be given to the state.

Richmond businesses launch employer-owned healthcare center


Two Richmond business owners have launched an employer-owned medical center to provide healthcare for their employees.

Local business request for alcohol permit may crumble before teetotaling city council


Saying alcohol is "a poison and a menace to any community," Logan Councilman Gene Needham said he would absolutely vote against a local business' request for a liquor license when the issue comes up at Tuesday's meeting.

As statewide enrollment grows, Utah State works to connect distant students to the library


Utah State University officials are working to make sure students enrolled at regional centers or in distance education classes aren't missing out on the benefits of a vital part of campus life — the university library.

Heber Valley group bands together in response to pride flag removal

The Aggies went into Saturday's game looking to do one important thing — and they did

The Utah State University women’s basketball team shut down the nation’s 3-point percentage leader in its game on Saturday. The University of Wyoming came into the game shooting 43.7 percent from behind the 3-point line. The Aggies held the Cowgirls to ju...

Heber Valley residents band together after pride flag removal

Heber Valley residents band together after pride flag removal

Heber City community members have created a Facebook group in response to new restrictions that resulted in the removal of pride flags from the town’s Main Street.

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