Headlines Wednesday, October 1, 2014
USU to break ground
Courtesy Utah State University
This image, drawn by Jacoby Architects, shows the south plaza of the soon-to-be built Utah State University-Brigham City campus. The groundbreaking is set for Thursday, Oct. 9, at 1:30 p.m., at the site of the new building on South Main Street in Brigham City.
Congressional candidates Bishop, McAleer square off in debate
Last week Weber State University hosted the first in a series of one-hour debates in the race for Utah’s First Congressional District election between Republican Rep. Rob Bishop and his Democrat challenger, Donna McAleer.
Ken Verdoia, winner of 27 regional EMMY Awards and director of production for KUED, moderated the event which aired on television, radio and online.
The debate was sponsored by the Utah Debate Commission and questions were submitted by voters through the commission’s website. The questions presented to the candidates ranged from what to do about ISIS—with the first airstrikes being carried out that day—public lands, immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act, unemployment, Social Security, Hill Air Force Base, gun control and air quality in Utah.
County sheriff named ‘Lawman of the Year’
By Mike Nelson
Box Elder County Sheriff J. Lynn Yeates was named “Lawman of the Year” by the Utah Sheriff’s Association following their annual conference held in St. George on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Yeates was chosen for the award by President of the Utah Sheriff’s Association Sheriff James Tracy, Utah County Sheriff, who has sole discretion to make the award, a solid bronze statue representing “Wild Bill” Hickock. Tracy himself received the “Lawman of the Year” award in 2007.
Tracy said he looked for two things in a nominee for this year’s award: a sheriff who had a long term of exemplary service to their county and a sheriff who has been a long time member and made significant contributions to the Utah Sheriff’s Association.
“Sheriff Yeates fills both criteria, first as a humble and dedicated public servant and second as a sheriff that has had a long history of professional service to his community,” said Tracy. “He has served the Box Elder County citizens in a professional and exemplary manner without seeking the spotlight of fame and consistently leads by example.”
BC police presented with new bicycles
Organizers and representatives of the Peach Days Motorcycle show recently presented the Brigham City Police Department with a donation to purchase two new bicycles for officers. The department has seven bicycle officers who patrol crowded areas, parking lots, parks, schools, churches and large gatherings such as Peach Days and other community celebrations. Police say the bicycle officers have many advantages, such as being quicker and quieter than a car or an officer on foot, more approachable, and cheaper cost of maintenance and operation. However, several of the department’s bikes have been in use for nearly 10 years. Pictured are (from R to L): Detective Jon Stanford; Todd Nelson, owner of BC Outdoors, who will be supplying the bikes; Motorcycle Show Committee members Scott Hendrickson and Dawneen Marshall; Lieutenant Mike Nelsen; Motorcycle Show Committee member Malone Molgard; and detective Chad Panter.
The Division of Wildlife Resources will be conducting a wildlife administrative checkpoint at 2600 West Forest Street in Brigham City on Oct. 11, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.
Green waste pick up ends, fall clean up begins
Brigham City Public Works announces that green waste collection will end Friday, Oct. 10. Green waste cans may be used for household garbage until spring 2015.
Fall clean up will begin with Monday, Oct. 13 being the first day of extra trash pick up for residents whose regular collection day is Friday. Friday, Nov. 7, will be the last day of double trash pick up for those whose regular trash day is Thursday.
Contact public works at 435-734-6615 with questions or concerns.
Angels for Christmas accepting aaplications
The Angels for Christmas program (Box Elder County’s “Sub for Santa” program) will be accepting applications for assistance beginning today, Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Applications are available at the Department of Workforce Services, or food pantries in Brigham City and Tremonton. The deadline for applications is Dec. 3.
Last year the Angles for Christmas program provided nearly 600 children in Box Elder County with much needed and desired gifts.
For more information, email Angels4Christmas@gmail.com.