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Nibley Selects Longtime Resident As New City Manager

Mar 30, 2021

After a nationwide search, Nibley native Justin Maughan has been officially selected as the new city manager.

Though several Cache County Council members have opposed allowing wineries in unincorporated areas, some locals argue such businesses have been around longer than statehood in many areas of Utah.

COVID-19 vaccinations through the Logan City Fire Department are no longer exclusively for Logan residents, thanks to a partnership with the Bear River Health Department.

In the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic is a more silent epidemic: mental health and suicide.

An outbreak of salmonella in songbirds has made its way from the West Coast to Utah, and officials are asking locals to remove or clean any bird feeders immediately.

Logan Announces Modified July 4 Firework Show

Mar 9, 2021

Following last year’s cancellation, Logan will put on a firework show for Independence Day, not at Utah State University, but at Willow Park for the first time in at least 20 years.

To accompany its new mechanical water treatment facility, Logan has designed an environmentally friendly plan to compost the biosolids, but residents say the planned site is too near “the gateway to Benson.”

Cache Moves To 'Moderate' Transmission Risk

Mar 5, 2021

Gov. Spencer Cox announced Cache County is moving to “Moderate” in the Utah’s COVID-19 transmission index on Thursday.

After years of planning of discussion, the Logan Municipal Council — acting as the Logan Redevelopment Agency — voted to appropriate funding to move the Center Block Plaza along.

More people are now eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines in Utah, and now they’ll have more choices in clinics and even brands. But local officials are warning residents not to let good news lead to complacency.

Cache County Council’s decision whether to allow wineries has been delayed once again with growing concerns of cultural shift, but little evidence has been found of negative consequences in other counties.

County Moves Forward With Plans To Build Countywide Animal Impound Facility

Feb 25, 2021

After multiple discussions and an ever-growing need, Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen has obtained bids for the construction of a countywide animal impound facility.

Nearly every year, Utah lawmakers seek to change how educators approach sexual education in public schools. The newest proposed legislation on the topic, House Bill 177, would require the topics of “consent, including what does not constitute consent; sexual violence behavior prevention; and sexual assault resource strategies,” according to the bill’s text.

The discussion of whether to keep municipal elections via at-large voting or a change to district-based seats continues for the Logan Municipal Council, but according to North Logan Mayor Damon Cann, that’s a good thing.

Bill To Limit Emergency Powers Heads To Senate Committee

Feb 18, 2021

In the wake of COVID-19, Utah existed in a state of emergency for the majority of 2020. Now, state lawmakers are seeking changes to Utah’s balance of executive powers in case of future pandemics.

Logan Council Seeking Comments On Woodruff Neighborhood 10-Year Plan

Feb 16, 2021

After more than five years of work, the Woodruff Neighborhood 10-year Plan highlights the need to manage growth while preserving green or open space and increasing infrastructure.

A committee looking into the subject has recommended that Logan could help its residents feel better represented on the Municipal Council by implementing voting districts, but for most current council members, the report raised more questions than it answered.

Despite several council members concerned that it could increase rates of alcohol abuse and contribute to a "slippery slope" mentality, a proposed change that would allow wineries in unincorporated areas of Cache County, currently "dry," has received overwhelming public support.

On Jan. 21, Reta Wallis returned home from work to find the Black Lives Matter sign in a planter against her house smoldering and an individual fleeing from the scene.

Volunteers of the local Point-In-Time count of individuals dealing with homelessness observed a record number in 2020. Though the number of confirmed unsheltered individuals was down according to the count this year, when combined with those observed and suspected, the 2021 count could indicate an even higher number.

Cache Water District has launched an environmental evaluation in the Logan River Watershed to study possible flood and efficient water use solutions in Cache County.

A controversial bill that aims to waive training hours and licensure for hair stylists who don’t use chemicals has passed the Senate and is now in the hands of the House’s Business and Labor Committee.

The COVID-19 pandemic. The largest earthquake in Utah in 28 years and the largest windstorm in 100. Though 2020 was a year that none will forget, it wasn’t all bad, according to Logan Mayor Holly Daines.

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.

Former Sen. Hillyard Appointed To Independent Redistricting Committee

Feb 2, 2021
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Members for the 2021 Independent Redistricting Commission were announced on Monday as a result of the 2018 Better Boundaries ballot initiative, which sought to reduce gerrymandering in the state.

As a result of the 2018 ballot initiative Proposition 4 to address gerrymandering in the state, the 2021 Independent Redistricting Commission was announced on Monday.

Proposed Bill Calls For Reclassification Of Utah Counties

Feb 1, 2021


A new bill being considered by the Utah legislature would amend provisions made to county classifications in the state of Utah.

Four men entered the Cache County Event Center and one was chosen as the new county executive in a special election on Saturday.

Bill To Delay Cache County Reclassification Passes House, Heads To Senate

Feb 1, 2021

A long-awaited bill from Rep. Casey Snider to keep Cache County’s classification more rural-based passed in the House and Senate’s committee before going to the full Senate next week.

Shoshone Remember Bear River Massacre With Smaller Ceremony During Pandemic

Feb 1, 2021

For members of the Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation, Jan. 29 is an emotional day — a day of remembrance for the hundreds of ancestors who lost their lives 158 years ago near Preston, Idaho.