<strong>LOGAN—</strong> There was a lot happening in Cache Valley last week. Here is a review of some of our top stories just in case you missed it. Follow the link to the full article for the complete story.
<strong>Valley teams dominate the 4A State basketball tournament, Sky View wins title:</strong> Of the four teams who made the 4A semifinals, three of them were from Cache Valley, as Sky View, Mountain Crest, and Logan all advanced past the first couple of rounds. Each team had a moment as Logan scored the <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/sports/article_8793f9c4-80a3-11e2-a6ec-0019bb30f31a.html” target=”_blank”>biggest upset</a> of the tournament, knocking out defending champion Orem in the first round. Region 5 champion Mountain Crest <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/sports/article_c6eadacc-8312-11e2-94e0-0019bb30f31a.html” target=”_blank”>came from behind</a> to oust the Grizzlies in the semifinals, while Sky View advanced to the championship game with a <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/sports/article_f5a4f55c-830b-11e2-881d-0019bb30f31a.html”>half-court shot at the buzzer</a>. The Bobcats carried that momentum over into the title game, holding off the Mustangs down the stretch for <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/sports/article_109b8e5e-83b9-11e2-aab0-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”>SV’s first title since 1994</a>.
<a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_e4f88036-806b-11e2-bc32-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”><strong>Equine Herpes Virus confirmed in Cache County, horse quarantine in place:</strong></a> The Utah State Veterinarian has issued several quarantines in Cache County following the confirmation of four cases of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) along with one other suspected case. The State Veterinarian’s office believes the outbreak is confined to Cache County, but horse owners throughout Utah are advised to take extra biosecurity precautions when taking their animals to shows or public arenas. No restrictions on horse shows or other events are in place.
<a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_4b0bd38e-8123-11e2-ba69-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”><strong>New law affecting Bear Lake beaches:</strong></a> A bill under consideration at the state legislature is designed to deal with the use of beaches at Bear Lake. Beach launching, also called “tractor launching,” has been a long-standing practice of lake-front property owners at Bear Lake. This new legislation is designed to make it easier for authorities to enforce laws already in place.
<a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_12e92d06-81ca-11e2-8742-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”><strong>Redefining ‘beauty’— USU grads take on sexism in SI swimsuit issue:</strong></a> Lindsay and Lexie Kite have taken their campaign against media sexism to one of the premier icons of female objectification—the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Protesting SI’s objectification of women (“soft porn,” they call it), the University of Utah PhD students are using sticky-notes with phrases like, “You are capable of much more than looking hot,” to spread their message that media outlets can damage women’s self-worth.
<a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_1fc9aaca-810f-11e2-8dcd-0019bb30f31a.html” target=”_blank”><strong>Hyrum man dies in early morning auto accident:</strong></a> A 42-year-old Hyrum man, Jeffrey R. French, lost control of his vehicle shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 as he was driving southbound on U.S. 91. His Toyota pickup went into a ditch, rolled, and ejected French near the Murdock Hyundai auto dealership where he was pronounced dead.