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September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and at the end of the month, The Family Place will offer its first Mental Health First Aid course to address how to help mental crises since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a unanimous vote (sans Mark Anderson, who was absent), the Logan Municipal Council voted to appropriate $1.25 million in funding to acquire several vacant buildings near the corner of 300 North and Main on Tuesday.

'Itch To Spend': June Sales Tax Revenue In County Breaks Records

Sep 3, 2020

Sales tax revenue in Cache County broke records in June after abysmal figures in March and April, according to the Utah State Tax Commission.

1870. 1896. 1920. 1965. 1975. These are years when women and later, disenfranchised minorities, finally gained full access to vote in Utah, and they were the anniversaries celebrated outside the Historic Cache County Courthouse on Wednesday evening.


Cache County Officially Asking To Go 'Green'

Aug 26, 2020

Two months after the Cache County Council voted to go “green,” Cache County Executive Craig Buttars announced he’s sending a formal request to Gov. Gary Herbert by Wednesday morning.


DWR, Municipality's Deer Program Donates Game To Those In Need

Aug 20, 2020

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is hoping a decade-long program of donating poached or euthanized game meat can offset economic difficulties associated with COVID-19.

Trash A Problem In Cache Valley Canyons, But Closure Rumor Untrue

Aug 18, 2020
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Rumors were flying after a post on Facebook claimed several local canyons will be closed after Labor Day.

Drive-In Revival: Logan Native Hopes To Safely Revitalize Outdoor Movie Events

Aug 17, 2020
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Piling blankets and pillows in the back of a pickup truck to watch a drive-in movie may seem like a thing of the past, but Cameron Reeve, originally from Logan, hopes to revitalize the industry and get people out during the pandemic.

USU Gleaning Team Working To Prevent Food Waste, Insecurity

Aug 13, 2020
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It’s about halfway through harvest season in Cache County, and the Utah State University Gleaning Team is back in its second year to bridge the gap between local gardeners and food pantries’ shortages.

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law with the intention to prevent further neglect and degradation of National Parks and public lands.


A new study from the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah State University examines the women in leadership positions on the state government level. While there has been some progress in the number of women holding leadership positions in Utah, there is still room for improvement.

BRAG Worries COVID Evictions Could Overwhelm Already-Strained Services In Area

Jul 28, 2020

Officials with the Bear River Association of Governments are worried that evictions could overwhelm already-strained housing assistance programs as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on.

Mask Mandate Request Is Met With Differing Opinions In Cache Valley

Jul 22, 2020
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After Logan Mayor Holly Daines announced she plans to request a mask mandate for Logan, residents, along with city council members are expressing differing opinions.

School Districts Submit plans To Boards Of Education For Approval

Jul 20, 2020

Both Logan and Cache County school districts have submitted tentative plans for the 2020-2021 school year to their respective boards of education for approval on July 21, with Logan sending parents an outline and CCSD planning to make its plan public on Wednesday following the board’s vote.

Courtesy of Darrin Smith

A local woman’s lost family jewelry went from tragic misfortune to happy reunion thanks to another local’s metal detecting hobby.

Gravel Pit Or Pasture? That Is The Question In Smithfield Canyon

Jul 14, 2020

Residents in Smithfield came out against a proposed gravel pit excavation at the Cache County Planning Commission meeting on Thursday.

The Show Must Go On: Cache County Fair & Rodeo To Proceed Close To Normal

Jul 14, 2020

One week ago, That Famous Preston Rodeo was canceled. But as of Monday, the Cache County Fair and Rodeo is scheduled “to go forward as we have the last three years,” despite Utah’s uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to Lane Parker, the fair’s manager.

Nibley Elementary Principal Battling COVID-19 As District Prepares For Fall Classes

Jul 14, 2020


As the Cache County School District gears up for reopening, Nibley Elementary’s principal is recovering after being hospitalized with COVID-19.


Malouf To Transition Local Warehouses To California

Jul 8, 2020

Local mattress and bedding company Malouf last month announced plans to close its local warehouses.

Hillyard Concedes State Senate Race to Wilson After 40 Years In Office

Jul 2, 2020
Man puts a ballot in a mailbox
Eli Lucero / Herald Journal

Polling results for the June Primary are pouring in, and in Cache County, early data shows a newcomer upsetting an incumbent with concession already.

“He’s won,” said Senator Lyle Hillyard of Logan. “There's no way I'll win, so he's won, and I’m not even worrying about it anymore.” 

Green Waste Fee Considered By County Council

Jun 25, 2020

A potential fee to maintain Cache Valley’s green waste drop sites is being considered by the Cache County Council. The change would be a $0.50 to $1.50 increase in residents’ monthly garbage bill.

Shane Graham holding his book
Courtesy of Christy Fox

There are a number of book lists circulating social media to give audiences a better view of what it looks like to be Black in the United States. But according to one Utah State University professor, the idea of connecting audiences to Black culture reaches back nearly a century to American poet and author Langston Hughes’ international efforts. 

CAPSA Sees Record Number Of Calls, Clients

Jun 22, 2020

Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse in Logan just experienced its highest capacity week in 40 years.


In a typical week, the nonprofit shelters 20 individuals. Last week, it housed 47.


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The Logan Municipal Council unanimously approved budgets for fiscal year 2020-2021, including an overall 2.6% budget cut.

Logan Municipal Council Opens Door To Possibility Of More Bars

Jun 18, 2020

After a 40-minute debate on Tuesday, the Logan Municipal Council agreed to lower the code’s population requirement to allow for more liquor licensing opportunities in the city.

Design Of Endorsement Letters For Lt. Gov. Cox Causes Concern In Some Voters

Jun 16, 2020
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The design of endorsement letters for gubernatorial candidate Spencer Cox are causing some Republicans to question campaign ethics.

IHC Intermountain Healthcare worker, Draper Fire Inspector, nurse saves concrete worker.
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Aubrey Sessions is a pediatric nurse with Intermountain Healthcare. Her family was having the concrete for a pickleball court poured on June 4, when one of the workers collapsed.

Can Elementary Students Fight Racism?

Jun 11, 2020
Black Lives Matter protest, Logan, Utah, George Floyd, Police Brutality, local 9-year-old wants racism to end with her generation
Kat Webb

People around the world watched as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on a man’s neck for nine minutes, ultimately killing George Floyd. The act sparked protests and even riots throughout the United States and abroad.

GOP, Republican party primary candidates
Kat Webb

Utahns have started receiving their ballots for the June 30 primary, but who the frontrunners will be in the Republican race for governor may not match the polls.

Coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit minority populations with a fervor across the nation, and Utah is no exception. A grassroots community effort is growing to help the Latinx population in Northern Utah.
Lisa Ferdinando / U.S. Department of Defense

Local advocates and nonprofits have been working for weeks, but now, community members are stepping up to help the disproportionately affected Latinx community in the wake of a spike in cases in northern Utah.