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As reservoir levels continue to drop along the Wasatch Front, everyone has been asked to help by taking shorter showers, watering their lawns less and stop wasting water.

The dust storm that blinded drivers on I-15 in Millard County Sunday was the second deadliest storm since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration started tracking such weather events in 1950. The dust storm killed eight people in a multi-car pileup.

Dutch Bros Coffee Plans Logan Main Street Outlet

Jul 30, 2021

Dutch Bros Coffee, which Forbes Magazine describes as the largest privately held drive-through coffee chain in the nation, appears close to finalizing plans for a location on Main Street in Logan.

The number of people in Utah hospitals with COVID-19 is at its highest point since February of this year, but there are only half as many cases today than there were earlier this year.

The Salt Lake City Police Department’s crime lab recently passed inspection to receive national forensics accreditation.

CVVA Cuts Ribbon For New Veterans Resource Center

Jul 29, 2021

Community members packed the new Dan Gyllenskog Veterans Resource Center on Wednesday in celebration of its grand opening.

While several cities and towns in Cache County are seeking to raise their tax revenues, many are saying the increases are from holding tax rates while local populations and property values grow.

Utah firefighters are among thousands working to contain the nation’s largest fire in the Oregon forest.

Utahns are doing better than expected this fire season, according to the state’s fire prevention coordinator Kait Webb. There were no significant firework-related wildfires near Pioneer Day.

Haze and smoke are causing air quality issues throughout Utah. 

Is it possible for another big dust storm, like the one that led to the deaths of eight people on Sunday, to happen again in Utah? University of Utah professor Dr. Kevin Perry says it’s likely because dust storms are “becoming more common.”

Logan Regional Wary As COVID Makes Cache Valley Comeback

Jul 27, 2021

Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital Medical Director Taki May is expressing concern as coronavirus cases climb back up in Cache Valley.

Man Arrested, Charged With Kidnapping And Sexual Assault Of Children

Jul 27, 2021

A man accused of sexually assaulting Cache County children he met on the internet has been charged in 1st District Court.

Fire Department Gets Three New Engines; Old Trucks To Be Destroyed

Jul 27, 2021

On Monday, Logan City Fire Department held a ceremony to commemorate the addition of new fire trucks. Logan City Fire Chief Brad Hannig said the traditional “push-in” ceremony is a throwback to the bygone days of fighting fires.

At least two fires in Northern Utah are confirmed to have been started by fireworks on Pioneer Day. These fires come as most of the state struggles with extreme drought conditions.

Lawsuit Filed Against USU To Retrieve Ponzi Scheme Donations

Jul 26, 2021

There are no winners here,” said Wayne Klein, a court-appointed conflicts receiver tasked with retrieving around half-a-million dollars fraudulently donated to Utah State University. “The investors aren’t going to get all their money back, Utah State is getting shafted and everybody’s a loser.”

Realignment Of Intersection In Logan To Begin Monday

Jul 26, 2021

Construction to realign the intersection of Main Street and 700 North will begin on Monday.

Utah is sending 24 more firefighters to help western states that are struggling with containing wildfires.

Local architect groups and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall joined to announce the launch of a competition for tiny home designs.

Mayor Asks Council For Homeless Funding For CAPSA Shelter

Jul 22, 2021

Mayor Holly Daines asked the Logan Municipal Council to appropriate $50,000 for CAPSA to support its homeless program on Tuesday.

A man who was arrested and charged with a second-degree felony after notifying police of a bomb threat in Logan — although investigation turned up no evidence of such a threat — entered into a diversion agreement on Wednesday after Cache County prosecutors lessened the severity of the charge.

Cache Valley Hospital Demonstrates New Surgical Robot

Jul 22, 2021

Cache Valley Hospital has upgraded its surgical robot, and this week it invited locals to come test out the tech.

Due to high fire danger in the northern Utah mountains, this Friday’s opening show in the Cherry Peak summer concert series has been moved to the Green Canyon High School football stadium.

The Great Salt Lake has once again dropped to historic lows, according to Utah’s Department of Natural Resources.

Utah’s public-school year is set to begin next month, yet no official plans for COVID-19 guidelines have been released.

CacheArts Announces Full Slate Of 2021-22 Touring Shows

Jul 21, 2021

Imagine hearing about a touring show scheduled to come to Cache Valley, buying some tickets, watching for the date on your calendar, then driving to downtown Logan and filing into the Eccles Theatre with a throng of other locals on a chilly, starlit evening full of excitement and anticipation.

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With school starting again next month, officials at higher education institutions across Utah are working on plans to help students safely return, especially since it’s difficult to accurately know how many of those students are actually vaccinated.

The Cache County Republican Party has cancelled a special election for the recently vacated Cache County attorney position due to a lack of applicants.

Ivan Gabriel Cardona Davila, 27, was arrested last week after police searched his home. He worked at Fast Forward Charter High as the tutor and mentor supervisor and a math intervention specialist. 

On Thursday, Brig. Gen. Richard Gibbs became the new commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base.

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