Logan

Matilyn Mortensen

Logan is the second city in Utah to institute a mask mandate. The mandate was approved by Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday and will go into effect on Saturday at 12:01 a.m.

Logan Resident Organizes Vigil To Honor George Floyd

Jun 5, 2020
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Jessica Valle, 25, has never organized a demonstration before. But, after George Floyd was killed by police, and protests erupted all over the country, she felt she had to organize something in her own community in Logan.

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Many events throughout the state have been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Despite many county fairs already being canceled, the Cache County Fair and Rodeo committee announced on Wednesday that it still plans to hold the event. 

More than one-thousand Utah businesses were approved for Small Business Administration loans by one bank in less than two business days.
North Logan City

By Monday evening, more than 75,000 small business loan applications were processed nationally as part of the federal government's efforts to allocate $2 trillion to help local business owners cover the cost of rent or compensate employees. A Utah bank that serves Logan, Central Utah,  and Davis, Weber and Salt Lake, areas as well as St. George has processed more than 1000 loans in one and a half business days. Approval of these loans mean $250 million dollars will go to support Utah businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions. 

Utah State University has reported three coronavirus cases. USU made the announcement Tuesday that two cases had been confirmed.  That number has increased by one as of Wednesday.

"We have been expecting that someone would be diagnosed,” said Amanada DeRito, spokesperson with Utah State University. “At this point it was just inevitable."

Brian Champagne

Volunteer firefighters protect most of rural Utah, and since they’re only paid when on a call, save taxpayers money. But in North Logan, the city and calls are growing. Brian Champagne explains why North Logan city council voted to merge their volunteer fire department with neighboring Logan’s paid one.

Logan Mayor To Build On Past Goals, Downtown

Jan 8, 2020
Logan City Mayor Holly Daines; In her annual State of the City address, Daines listed fiscal responsibility, investing in infrasture and downtown revitalization as top priorities, and the partnerships have been crucial for the city's success.
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In addition to fiscal responsibility, Logan Mayor Holly Daines said her top goals for the year include investing in infrastructure and downtown revitalization during her State of the City address on Tuesday. 

The School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, or ASTE, ran into an interesting problem - the department keeps growing. Their solution? Divide the students and faculty of USU's College of Agriculture and Applied Science's largest department into two departments that can be better managed. This department divide will take place at both the Logan and Price Utah State University campuses.


A skating rink in the winter, a performance stage in the summer, and more downtown housing. It’s all part of the Center Block plan presented to Cache Valley citizens Wednesday. 

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The business insurance advisor company AdvisorSmith recently completed a three-year survey examining job growth in cities across the United States, and coming in at fourth place is Logan, Utah.

Mitt Romney, Utah's junior U.S. Senator, speaks with a constituent at a town hall meeting on the Utah State University campus in Logan on Thursday.
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A few dozen people gathered in the David B. Haight Alumni Center at Utah State University on Thursday, for a town hall meeting with Mitt Romney, Utah’s junior senator. 

Construction on Center Street in Logan on Thursday.
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Beneath the marquee of the Utah Theatre and the façade of the Caine Lyric Theatre, construction workers have completely torn up the surface of Center Street in Logan between Main Street and 100 West. According to Gary Saxton, director of the Logan Downtown Alliance, it all started with a vision for an improved downtown.  

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The family of five-year-old Lizzy Shelley is breathing a little easier, as her murderer pleaded guilty to all serious charges facing him.

 

Alexander Whipple entered a guilty plea Tuesday, admitting to killing and sexually assaulting his five year old niece, Lizzy Shelley. In May, Whipple was arrested and charged after a five day search for the girl.

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Protestors on tour took over one street corner in Logan Monday, but were not advocating for what one may expect.

The Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD) Board of Trustees listens to a presentation by the agency's general manager, Todd Beutler.
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Call it the Boomerang. That’s the nickname Todd Beutler, the head of CVTD, is using for the new bus route expected to debut next year in Logan. It’s the first major service update for the transit district in 11 years. 

Norman Black, Lizzy Shelley's grandfather, prepares to read a statement to the media following a court appearance by Alexander Whipple.
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Alexander Whipple appeared in court again on Monday. The state has added new felonies to the list of charges he faces in connection with the death of his niece, five-year-old Lizzy Shelley of Logan.

Rotary Club of Logan

The Rotary Club of Logan was chartered on June 17th 1919 making this week the centennial celebration for the club.

Norman Black, Lizzy Shelley's step-grandfather, with a rock he painted in her memory.
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On a blustery Saturday afternoon at Elk Ridge Park in North Logan, families gathered to take advantage of the wind to get rainbow-colored kites up in the air.

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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.

U.S Rep. Rob Bishop is scheduled to hold a series of town hall meetings this week. The meetings will be held Tuesday in Vernal, Wednesday in North Logan and Thursday in both Morgan and South Weber.

White middle-aged male doctor greets white middle-aged male patient. They shake hands.
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There are two possibilities for expanding Medicaid in Utah. A House bill that has been signed by Governor Gary Herbert, and a ballot initiative called Proposition 3.  

Utah Governor Gary Herbert sits at a table and signs a bill. He is surrounded by Mayor Jackie Biskupski and other people who stand behind him as he signs.
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In November, Utahns will vote on an initiative to expand Medicaid. A recent town hall in Logan featured lawmakers who tried to explain the difference between Proposition 3 and a Medicaid expansion bill signed by Governor Gary Herbert.

Baby born in back of car back home safe and healthy.
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A baby born on a northern Utah roadside is home and settling into a routine after her unusual arrival.

Jaclyne Crookston was on her way to the hospital with her husband when she realized her baby was coming — ready or not.

Standing on a field of grass a child holds a sign that says "End family concentration camps." The child's face is hidden by the sign.
Tamsen Maloy

In response to the Trump administration’s family separation policy, at the end of June, a California judge ruled border separations must stop, and families must be reunited. In cities across the United States, many residents think this ruling is good but doesn’t do enough for families and migrants.

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