Charles McCollum

September Weather Takes Another Dramatic Swing

Sep 8, 2020

Like so many things in 2020, September weather is going down as a study in extremes for Cache Valley and the Intermountain West.

With COVID-19 test results back from just over 80% of the residents in USU’s quarantined dorms, only four residents are known so far to have the virus, but a higher rate of positive tests is expected among the late-arriving results.

Feeding Frenzy: USU Dining Services Springs Into Action For Quarantines

Sep 3, 2020

Preparedness paid off for USU Dining Services this week when four student residence halls were quarantined due to high levels of coronavirus detected in the wastewater.

Cache Valley Schools Reporting Few COVID Cases So Far

Sep 1, 2020

Student and parent cooperation are being hailed as exemplary as Cache County’s two major school districts size up how things have gone so far in the delicate return to classes under the cloud of COVID-19.

USU Quarantines Four Dorms With High COVID Levels In Sewage

Aug 31, 2020

One day before the fall semester began at Utah State University, the COVID-19 pandemic generated a crisis with high levels of the virus detected in the sewage of four dorms and the university announcing a quarantine of students in those facilities.


Sound Garden: USU's Old Main Has New Boulder/Waterfall Feature

Aug 27, 2020

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln have some company at the east entrance to Old Main on the USU campus.


County Clerk Gives Mail-In Balloting A Vote Of Confidence

Aug 18, 2020
Eli Lucero/Herald Journal

Cache County residents were casting their votes by mail — and doing it with few issues — long before the process became a national controversy.

Cache Valley Businesses Sponsor Four-City Fireworks Spectacular On Friday Night

Jul 1, 2020

Cache Valley has never experienced more fireworks in one evening than will fill the sky this Friday, complements of a large group of local businesses that stepped up to fill a void created by cancellation of Logan’s traditional July 3 Freedom Fire celebration.

Cache County COVID-19 Spike Detected In Sewage Before Human Test Results

Jun 12, 2020
Eli Lucero/Herald Journal

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Cache County was detected in sewage at the Hyrum and Logan wastewater treatment plants before it showed up in human test results.