Charles McCollum

Logan City Debunks Rumor Recycling Has Stopped

May 17, 2021

As rumors go, this has been a persistent one: Logan has secretly quit recycling, and all of the paper and plastic you put in your blue trash bin is going straight to the dump.

Employee Exodus In County Clerk's Office Investigated

May 10, 2021

The Cache County human resources department is conducting an investigation into the exodus of five permanent female workers from the county clerk’s office since the beginning of 2021.

Cache Republicans Boo The Booing Of Romney At Convention

May 4, 2021

Four Cache County Republican leaders who attended the weekend’s state party convention say they did not support the widely reported booing and heckling of Sen. Mitt Romney, even though none of them agreed with Romney’s controversial vote against Donald Trump in the ex-president’s January impeachment trial.

Downtown Logan Plaza A Go; Work To Begin Late This Year

Apr 29, 2021

A downtown plaza long envisioned by Logan Mayor Holly Daines has cleared all governmental hurdles, and the demolition of two Main Street buildings to make way for the multipurpose public space is expected to begin this winter.

Wait For In-N-Out Burger Could Be Over Soon

Apr 27, 2021

The unusual sight of two vacant lots at the busy intersection of 4th North and Main Street in Logan could be about to change — at least for one of the locations.

Montana Temple Plans Revealed As Smithfield Still Awaits Word From Church

Apr 23, 2021

As speculation about a new church temple in Smithfield continues to swirl, the city’s mayor this week said the municipality has yet to be contacted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Comfortable Fit: Cache Valley Woman Thrilled To Be Managing Knitting Mill Outlet

Apr 22, 2021

This is a story about a new business in Logan, but it’s also a story about a local woman with a new outlook on work and life.

Summer Citizen Program Resuming With High Expectations

Apr 19, 2021

In a sign that life is returning to something like “normal” in Cache Valley, Utah State University has decided to resume its Summer Citizen program, and early indications are there will be plenty of Arizona sunbirds flocking in to partake.

Over The Rainbow: Ridgeline High Incident Goes Viral, Prompts Rally

Apr 15, 2021

Although there were loud cheers when a student cut down a Pride flag at Ridgeline High School on Tuesday, a pro-LGBTQ rally outside the school Wednesday faced no vocal opposition.

A video showing a Ridgeline High School student cutting down an LBGTQ flag during a school diversity celebration on Tuesday is getting wide circulation on social media and generating controversy.

County Clerk's Office Exodus Includes $97,000 Settlement

Apr 8, 2021

Jess Bradfield’s arrival as the new Cache County clerk and auditor last fall has led to the resignations of four out of six longtime female employees in the clerk’s office, including one who gained a $97,000 out-of-court separation settlement, The Herald Journal has learned.

Baby Animal Days' Bear Cub Exhibit Protested

Apr 6, 2021

Animal rights activists have launched an email campaign and are planning a live demonstration against the use of bear cubs at this year’s Baby Animal Days event put on by the American West Heritage Center.

About That Building: Project Manager Says Lawsuit Not A Factor In Delay

Mar 25, 2021

Logan motorists have gotten a front-row seat this past year to construction of one of Cache Valley’s most distinct buildings — a 60,000 square-foot steel and glass structure that dominates the cityscape near the “Y” on South Main Street.

Diversion Division: Valley Water Project Backers Pledge Sensitivity

Mar 18, 2021

Entities planning a major flood-control and irrigation-efficiency project are pledging to work with residents concerned about depletion of beloved natural features in the Logan area.

Cache Valley School District Brass To Get COVID Bonuses

Mar 11, 2021

Both of Cache Valley’s school districts have decided to give pandemic bonuses to district staff and administrators who were not covered by state-funded stipends sent out this week to Utah teachers, principals and school employees.

Smile Therapy: Dancing Duo Lifts Spirits With Morning Ritual

Mar 2, 2021

DeeAnne Ashby and her daughter, Megan, approach each day with a very serious purpose: To put a smile on everyone’s face.

Despite Tweaks, Logan Officials Still See Zoning Bill As 'Overstep'

Feb 25, 2021

A Republican-backed bill to override municipal zoning regulations in Utah has drawn criticism by Logan officials as a case of legislative overreach — the same thing Republican lawmakers often accuse the federal government of doing.

Through The Roof: Valley Housing Prices Soar With Rising Population

Feb 15, 2021

Skyrocketing home prices in Cache County are rapidly transforming a local economy long celebrated for its low cost of living, and to hear real estate agents tell it, the trend is leaving young first-time homebuyers in the lurch.

Future Uncertain For Logan's Nonprofit 'Jump The Moon' Art Studio

Feb 5, 2021

Jump the Moon, the colorful Main Street art studio that specializes in assisting and inspiring people with disabilities, is in need of some assistance itself as it faces deadlines to vacate its current space and struggles to secure enough funding to resume the program elsewhere.

Targeting Cache Valley: Retail Giant In Discussions About Possible Local Store Locations

Feb 3, 2021

The property manager for the former Macey’s supermarket building on 400 North in Logan has confirmed having discussions with Target Corporation about the possibility of locating a store there, but no agreement has been reached.

Cache Valley Cheer Squads Shine At State Competition

Jan 28, 2021

Cache Valley residents have something to cheer about this winter: their cheerleading squads.

Logan's Loss Is North Logan's Gain: C-A-L Ranch Moving From Mall To Former Kmart Building

Jan 25, 2021

The Cache Valley Mall is losing another anchor store, and North Logan is gaining one.

Interim Coach At Center Of USU Dispute Officially Out Of A Job As Coaching Staff Contracts Expire

Jan 4, 2021

While Utah State’s new head football coach works on putting together his staff for the 2021 season, all members of the former staff were officially out of work on Dec. 31 — and that included Frank Maile, the interim head coach whose failure to get the top job has sparked an investigation.

Night Music Finds Welcoming Ears In Paradise

Dec 31, 2020

Engineer Dave Cullumber had only one intention when he set up some sophisticated sound equipment and began broadcasting a few carefully selected Christmas songs this month from his home in the hills west of Paradise. He wanted to bring solace to members of the community during these difficult times.

Local Chef, Ice Sculptor Does Hallmark Film Scene

Dec 31, 2020

Leave it to Hollywood to film a winter scene on a 95-degree day — complete with a character creating an ice sculpture.

For anyone who witnessed it, a scene in Logan traffic on Tuesday must have seemed like something out of a bizarre dream.

Eccles Theatre In Logan Plans New Round Of Socially Distanced Local Shows

Nov 16, 2020

Life has been anything but normal at Logan’s Eccles Theater this year, but banners are up on Main Street just like old times as the second installment of a special local performance series gets ready to launch.

Chaos Or Calm? Valley Residents Offer Predictions On Election Aftermath

Oct 29, 2020

With uncertainty clouding America’s election process like never before, who doesn’t wonder what will happen across the nation after Nov. 3?

Box Elder Bugs Among October Frights In Cache Valley

Oct 6, 2020

The colors most associated with Halloween are orange and black, so it seems appropriate that a type of insect known to invade homes and terrify some people this time of year shares those colors.

Musical Mission: Couple Does 'Driveway Concert' For Providence Senior, Friends

Sep 22, 2020

Everyone needs a little lift sometimes.