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Local crime patterns mixed in first year of COVID

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While the state of Utah saw an increase in several areas of crime in 2020 during the height of the COVID pandemic, crime data released by the FBI shows a more nuanced view at the Cache County level.

Cache Valley could soon have first wineries

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The Herald Journal

After several years of discussion and debate, the Cache County Council last month unanimously passed an ordinance allowing wineries in the valley, and the valley’s first commercial wineries may be licensed soon.

Utah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office

With worsening wildfire seasons and Utah’s growing population, the state’s air quality is at the forefront of the scientific and political conversation.

A lot of big names gathered in the Silicon Slopes Summit in Utah, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, NBA legend Dwayne Wade, Utah Jazz owners Ryan and Ashley Smith and Imagine Dragon frontman Dan Reynolds, to support Encircle, a local LGBTQ+ organization. 


The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources announced Utahns will be able to apply for a sportsman hunting permit starting on October 20.

Crumbl sells 'Aggie Blue Mint' flavor nationwide with USU's blessing

Oct 14, 2021
The Herald Journal

Crumbl Cookies, started by USU alumni, has sent a little piece of Logan across the United States with the “Aggie Blue Mint’’ cookie.

Cities help clean up fallen trees and branches after heavy snowstorm

Oct 14, 2021

Following Monday night’s heavy snowstorm, the City of Logan is helping residents clean up fallen branches. But the crews won’t take all the tree waste left by the storm, only what has fallen on sidewalks, park strips and roadways.

Governor Spencer Cox says he will allow Utah’s state of emergency for the ongoing drought to expire at the end of the month, since the legislature declined to take any action to renew it.

Merck announced this week that it’s seeking emergency use authorization for its molnupiravir pill, which means the U.S. is one step closer to the first pill that will help treat COVID-19. Merck claims the pill can cut hospitalizations and deaths in half for people with mild to moderate coronavirus symptoms.

Update: Smith's Marketplace blaze knocked down

Oct 13, 2021
The Herald Journal

Firefighters are reporting that a fire in the attic and on the rooftop of Smith's Marketplace in Logan has been knocked down.

Friday COVID-19 counts report 1,637 new cases

Oct 12, 2021
A person is tested for COVID.
Raimond Spekking

Utah reported 1,637 new cases of Covid-19 and 11 deaths Friday. The seven-day average for positive tests was at 1,424 per day. 572 people in Utah are hospitalized with Covid-19. Hospital ICU beds are almost at 100% capacity facing all of these hospitalizations.

A cafeteria food counter.
CDC / Unsplash

Transportation experts and global freight trackers both agree in saying that the worldwide supply chain is compromised. While some of the problem is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cracks in the system were visible before the pandemic began.


Thousands of people in Cache Valley have lost power due to the winter storm currently impacting several parts of Utah. In northern Utah alone, over 10,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers are experiencing power outages as of 6:40 a.m.

The Cache County School District will be joining over 450 school districts across the county in litigation efforts alleging Juul Labs and other vaping companies downplayed health risks and marketed toward minors.

A beaver caused a Logan power outage after chewing through a tree

Oct 12, 2021
The Herald Journal

A beaver — yes, that’s right — caused a power outage for nearly 980 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Logan a week ago by knocking a tree down.


Southwest Airlines cancelled dozens of flights that were both arriving and departing from the Salt Lake City International Airport last weekend. The airline says the flights were cancelled due to bad weather and air traffic control issues. However, there is some speculation Southwest’s pilot union forced the cancellations due to the airline's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

A 16-year-old has been arrested after police say he vandalised and damaged a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Cache Valley ultra runner dedicates races to finding home for boy with Down syndrome

Oct 11, 2021
The Herald Journal

When ultra runner Michael McKnight began the Moab 240 early Friday morning, he had a smiling companion along with him.

The former campaign manager for Utah Governor Spencer Cox has resigned after an investigation substantiated claims of sexual misconduct made against him by a female campaign employee.

The weather pattern in northern Utah is expected to remain unstable through most of the upcoming weekend, with more thunderstorms and colder temperatures by Friday evening.

Space Dynamics Lab-built telescope aids in accidental discovery of brown dwarf

Oct 8, 2021
Jacob Given / Space Dynamics Laboratory

A telescope built by Space Dynamics Laboratory has led to the discovery of a brown dwarf dubbed “The Accident.”

49-year-old Michael Joe Ricks is suspected of human trafficking multiple women across Utah. He is currently being held in the Salt Lake County Jail and is facing multiple felony drug and prostitution charges.


In an effort to make higher education more affordable to incoming students, Utah State University launched the Utah State Promise scholarship on Wednesday. The scholarship is designed to provide assistance to full-time Pell-eligible students working toward their first four-year undergraduate degree.

The Herald Journal

One person was apparently stabbed during an altercation at Willow Park on Wednesday evening, according to Logan Police.

A man accused of fatally shooting a coworker at a Millville construction site was denied bail after appearing in 1st District Court on Wednesday.

While the COVID-19 delta variant has been making headlines and swamping hospitals for months, local statistics may show signs that its wave is beginning to decline.

In 2016, Evan McMullin was a newcomer to politics who was running for president. He finished with 21% of the vote in Utah and .4% nationwide. In 2021, McMullin is planning a second political campaign — this time running against Senator Mike Lee.

Google is buying land in Eagle Mountain for a possible data center, city officials say. The newly purchased land is right across the street from a data center for Facebook.

The Herald Journal

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify a person of interest in an arson case that occurred in Providence two weeks ago.

Moab’s acting police chief says the department is taking steps to improve after receiving heavy criticism for how it handled a body cam video in the Gabby Petito case.