Cache County

A role of "I voted stickers" laid out over a letter board with the words "voting day" written on it.
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As Super Tuesday approaches, unaffiliated voters in Utah will need to make a decision soon if they want to receive a ballot by mail.

Logan City Council Passed Plastic Bag Ban

Dec 4, 2019
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According to Issa Hamud, Logan City’s environmental director, 60-70% of the plastic waste in Cache County comes from Logan City. This was one of the biggest motivators for Councilmember Herm Olsen’s proposed single-use plastic ban for Logan. 

Cache County Property Values, Tax Increase

Nov 27, 2019
Kat Webb / UPR

The Cache County Council listened to public concern Tuesday after announcing a potential 10% increase in property taxes. Chair Kyle Ward said the changes are due to the increasing market value of properties, not because of changes to the tax rate, but it is still considered a tax increase as the dollar-amount paid is going up.

A gate blocks entry to the Upper Canal towpath between North Logan and Hyde Park.
Courtesy: Cache County

Advocates for active transportation say more urban trails are one of the best solutions to air quality and transportation issues. And soon, local governments may have another, bigger tool to create such trails.  

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I went to a horse pasture in Mendon, on the hunt for the rare Ute Ladies' Tresses orchid. The pasture is the only documented place it occurs in Cache County.

A gate blocks entry to the Upper Canal towpath between North Logan and Hyde Park.
Courtesy: Cache County

Joggers and bikers who use the bridle path along the Upper Canal linking North Logan and Hyde Park were met with a surprise last month: fences, gates and no trespassing signs. 

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Earlier this month the city of Logan announced that it was only able to recycle #1 and #2 plastics. For some, this is unfortunate, especially because so many people in Logan like recycling.

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Logan business owners worry a ban on plastic bags will push their customers to purchase goods in the nearby communities of Providence and North Logan.  But Logan City councilmember Herm Olsen thinks the ban could appeal to certain consumers.

Recycle Utah

 

Like most large cities, Logan has a program where residents are automatically enrolled in curbside services. This includes the familiar black trash bins as well as the blue recycling ones. 

Matilyn Mortensen

Cache County residents and officials met for a public meeting on wheels Tuesday morning. The community bike ride was an opportunity to discuss ways to improve bike routes in the county.

Cache County Sheriff Dept.

A K-9 partner with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office has died. This is the second local K-9 officer to have died in less than a year. The officer’s name was Storm, a 2-year-old Malinois who joined the sheriffs’ K-9 team last year, around the time another K-9 team member, Endy, passed away.

Sign that says Voting with an arrow hanging on blue brick wall
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Cache County mail-in voting is delayed because primary election ballots didn’t arrive on time. As of Tuesday, 90 percent of the ballots are either at the post office or out for delivery.

Cache County shoppers will pay more sales tax to fund transportation
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Officials in a northern Utah county have adopted a one-quarter of 1 percent tax increase to fund transportation projects.

The Cache County Council voted Tuesday to approve the tax increase, which will raise the sales tax in Logan from 6.6 percent to 6.85 percent.

County Health Rankings / University of Wisconsin and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This is the ninth county health rankings report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Each year the two organizations pool data from different sources to look at how where we live affects our health. 

Cache County School District

A letter from the superintendent was sent out to employees, parents and students of the Cache County School District on Friday.  It addressed the recent school shooting in Florida and what the district is doing to increase safety.

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Valuable paintings by Utah and Wyoming artists displayed throughout schools in the Logan School District could be sold next week.

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In the middle of the Cache County Fair Grounds, four iconic buildings stand for their last county fair. Shortly after the fair finishes this year the Home Arts building, the 4-H building, the Community building and the Art building will be torn down. Community leaders are organizing a celebration for the 100-year life of these buildings.

Cache County Sheriff's Office

Nearly four years after being arrested in connection with her two-year-old son’s death, Heidi Rutchey’s mental state at the time of the incident remains undetermined; while attorneys work toward resolution, she will stay at the Utah State Hospital.

Researchers, Lawmakers Present Federal Lands Study

May 22, 2017
Dennis Stock

State lawmakers, in conjunction with university researchers, held a town hall meeting Thursday concerning a study on the economic effects of a public lands transfer.

National Weather Service

Cache County administrators are warning residents to prepare for possible flooding. County Executive Director Craig Buttars says spring runoff is contributing to an increase flow of water in rivers and streams. 

Katherine Taylor

  

  

For more than a hundred years, people have walked along the canal trails in Cache Valley. Community members continue to use dozens of dirt trails for jogging and biking. Now elected officials are discussing how best to preserve these trails for future generations.

 

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Senator Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez will be visiting Utah this Friday in a series of state visits to garner support for the party.

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In late January and into February, Box Elder and Cache County experienced flooding that caused $6.7 million in infrastructure damages which does not include damage to private homes.  

Flood Watch For Box Elder, Cache and Weber Counties

Apr 7, 2017
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The U.S. National Weather Service issued a flood watch for much of northern Utah on Friday.

Water system managers say the heavy snow pack in Utah mountains led several northern Utah dams to shift into flood control mode to avoid too much water gushing downstream.

Mosquitoes Return Early With Warm Temperatures

Apr 5, 2017
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The warm temperatures have brought mosquitoes out of hibernation early this year. Time to stock up on mosquito repellant.

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