A dance showcase of all ages at Vistuan review

Image: Vistauns — “Jazz”

The gym hushed into an engaged silence as twenty five pairs of feet marched to the center of the room. “Five, six, seven, eight!” shouted one of the Sky View Vistauns, her mouth set in a confident smile. The procession stopped, a quick beat pulsed through the walls, and thus began the 2010-2011 Sky View Vistaun Review Monday evening.

Agenda: Subdivision amendments, appeals officer appointment

Image: City council agenda for March 9, 2011

The Smithfield City Council meets on Wednesday to consider: a public hearing over amendments of the subdivision ordinance, report on the new Recreation Center web page, report from the Birch Creek Golf Course, appointment of the Appeals Authority Hearing Officer, report from Judge Terry Moore, resolution amending the smithfield community development plan. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at city hall (96 S Main).

Agenda: Drug policy report, PLC report, board training

Image: Cache County school board agenda

The Cache County School Board meets tonight for a study session. The agenda includes: drug policy report, PLC’s report, basic finance course, and board training. The meeting is for discussion and information only, no decisions are scheduled to be made. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Technology Center (2035 N 1200 E).

Bobcats maul Sky Hawks in first round at state

OGDEN—Sky View triumphed over Salem Hills in the first round of the state tournament, 67-47 Tuesday night.The Bobcats went on 12-0 run to begin, led off by junior forward Jordan Nielson on a put-back layup during the first possession of the game. Senior forward Grayson Moore and junior point guard Riley Knowles both made 3-pointers during the run.

Lady Bobcats fall in semifinals to Springville

Image: Courtney Ballard (#15) blocking as Dannika Webb (#5) passes

TAYLORSVILLE—Following Sky View High School’s victory over Snow Canyon on Thursday, Lady Bobcat coach Paul Hansen forecasted a potential semifinal matchup against Springville in the Girls 4A State Basketball Tournament at Salt Lake Community College by calling Red Devils’ star Lexi Eaton “a handful.” He used the same description after their matchup on Friday, which saw Springville end Sky View’s season in a hard-fought 53-49 victory.

Agenda: 10-acre annexation, flood damage prevention ordinance


The Smithfield City Council meets tonight to consider: possible annexation of 10 acres south of town, fencing property at 400 South and 300 West, setting the 2011 fee schedule, updating the flood damage prevention ordinance, setting a date for opening the recycle area for public use. The meeting is in the new City Hall (96 S Main) at 6 p.m.

Lady Bobcats pass first round of 4A state tournament

Senior Dannika Webb scored 24 points to lead Sky View’s girls’ basketball over the Woods Cross Wildcats Tuesday morning, 63-50 at Salt Lake Community College during the first round of the 4A state tournament. The Bobcats got off to a slow start, but they were able to recover and maintain the lead. “I gave her the green light and she scored,” Bobcat head coach Paul Hansen said. “She passed up a couple of 3’s after she hit her first and I told her she needed to shoot.”

Family creates scholarship in memory of Hyde Park soldier

HYDE PARK—Brett and Zellene Allred wanted to find a way to give back to the community that supported them through the death of their son, Michael, who was killed in a suicide car bombing in Fallujah, Iraq, on Sept. 6, 2004. So, in 2006, they created the Lance Corporal Michael J. Allred Scholarship Foundation in Michael’s memory.

Bobcats trail Logan in first half then battle to victory in second

Image: Riley Knowles (#10) with a fast break

The Logan High Grizzlies came to play tonight and turned in a tough defensive showing. Logan put a scare into Sky View players and fans in the first half of the game building an eight point lead before Sky View fought their way back pulling within one just before half. In the second half Sky View continued to chisel away at Logan, eventually building a second half lead that they would not relinquish.

Agenda: No cussing club, surplus church building


The Cache County School Board will meet Thursday evening to consider: federal surplus property program, English language center report, energy education report, South Cache Trustlands plan, declare River Heights church as surplus, cell phone usage. The board meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the District Technology Center (2035 N 1200 E) on Wednesday, February 17, 2011. The meeting is open to the public.

Amazing production sweeps Sky View over the rainbow

Image: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Dorothy (Azure Kline)

With a few sweeps of a giant, fabric tornado, audience members attending the Sky High Players’ production of The Wizard of Oz last night were transported somewhere over the rainbow, where monkeys fly and witches reside. Filled with flying cast members, dancers, and choirs, it was a musical made possible by hours of behind-the-scenes work and practice.

Bobcats send six wrestlers to state — Anderson repeats as champion

Image: Brayden Anderson in the Box Elder duels earlier this season against Box Elder’s Sorenson that he defeated in the State Championship Tournament.

Twenty Bobcat wrestlers battled in the 4A Northern Divisional Tournament held at Box Elder High School this year, and when the night was over six advanced to the State Championship Tournament. The wrestlers that moved on battled valiantly in the tournament, and the two Anderson’s on the team placed in the top five spots. Chet Anderson qualified 5th in the 189 pound weight class, while Brayden Anderson finished on top, repeating as state champion for the second year in a row.

Hyde park clarifies parking ticket appeals process

HYDE PARK—A parking ordinance was amended by the City Council Wednesday. Ordinance 2011-02 amended ordinance 2008-01 which was unclear about the process of appealing a parking ticket. The new ordinance informs residents that they are allowed to submit an appeal in writing to be considered by a hearing officer.

Nail biter to the end as Mustangs narrowly beat the Bobcats

Image: Casey Oliverson (#32) rejecting the last second shot in regulation, putting the game into overtime

It took three overtimes and a lot of foul shots to do it, but the Mountain Crest High School men’s basketball team returned to Smithfield and again defeated the Sky View Bobcats, 62-57. Sky View opened up the game on a 16-7 run that carried them through six minutes of the first quarter with relative ease, but Mountain Crest would not go away. The Mustangs went on a 7-2 run of their own at the end of the first quarter to pull within five.

Lindsay named to leadership position in Logan City Fire Department

Kyle Lindsay is going to have a chance to re-earn his wings. That’s the way Logan Mayor Randy Watts described his decision to hire the former Logan Fire Chief, this time as Assistant Fire Chief. Lindsay was hired as fire chief last August but he resigned less than two months later after being arrested on illegal prescription drug charges.

Agenda: Weapons ordinance update

Image: City Council Agenda, Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Updates to the weapons ordinance are on the agenda for the Smithfield City Council meeting. The changes are reportedly intended to bring the ordinance in line with state law. The council is also scheduled to consider: two-lot subdivision for David Olson on 400 West, Smithfield Implement’s request to display items on the grass east of the store during the summer, write off uncollectible utility bills, agreement for “local government access channel services”, mutual aid agreement for water and wastewater agencies. The meeting will be held at the city hall (96 S Main) on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6 p.m.

Sky View Booster Club to hold Annual Auction Fundraiser

The Sky View Booster Club is holding its annual auction and dinner or March 19 at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from any Sky View athlete, or at the front office at Sky View. Tickets will be available at the door, however; advance purchases are encouraged to enable the planning the correct quantity of food.

Great defense pushes Bobcats past Tigers

SMITHFIELD—The Region 5 race for the regular season title couldn’t get much tighter. Headed into Friday’s game, the Sky View Bobcats held a three-way tie with Box Elder and Ogden for first place. The Bobcats could control at least a part of their destiny, and they did in a positive way as they defeated the Ogden Tigers, 55-39 at Bobcat Gymnasium.

Teachers applaud board decision to pay employees a one-time stipend

When Richard Knight motioned to pay district employees a one-time stipend and to pay it now, the room erupted in applause. The Cache County School Board then voted 3-2 to pass the stipend. The final agreement is to pay all teachers and administrators an equal amount of $1035. The classified employees will receive a one-time payment equal to 2.1 percent of their annual pay.

Agenda: How will the Cache School Board use federal funds?

The Cache School Board is scheduled to decide how the U.S. Education Jobs Funds will be disbursed. Superintendent Steven Norton recommended using the money for a one-time payment to teachers and employees to offset increased insurance costs. Also on the agenda are reports from the “No Cussing Club” at Mountain Crest, the USBA convention, and legislative issues. The board meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Cache County School District technology center (2035 North 1200 East).

Board of Adjustment is no more

Image: Appeal Authority Chart

The Board of Adjustment was disbanded Wednesday evening by the Smithfield City Council. In it’s place are the Appeal Authorities — an individual, board and council designated to appeal city decisions. Jim Gass presented a chart (above) showing which decisions will be appealed by which Appeal Authority. “Eighty percent of the time the appeal will go to the administrative officer,” said Gass.

Heartbreak Lake — Bobcats fall to Bonneville in tight game

Image: Whitney Alvey (#24)

The Bonneville Lakers swiped a close win from the Lady Bobcats Tuesday night, 47-50. The game was deadlocked during all four quarters. Sky View’s largest lead was 9, which came in the second quarter when the Lady Bobcats went on a 8-0 run to go up 25-16. Bonneville promptly answered back with an 11-0 run of their own to go up 25-27 as the half ended.

Agenda: Tree committee, budget amendment, appeal authority

Image: Council Agenda for January 26, 2011

The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday evening to consider: establishing an appeal authority, repealing the Board of Adjustment, final plat for Stone Haven PUD, public hearing for budget amendment, lease from Zions Bank for financing the new police station, presentation from Cache Chamber of Commerce, appoint Mayor Pro Tem, tree committee appointments. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 96 S Main Street on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

Learn to Skate

The Eccles Ice Center’s next session of Learn to Skate — figure, hockey and speedskating — begins February 22nd and 24th. These are six week sessions and the cost is only $45 including skates, with a family discount available. There are classes for all ages and abilities. The Eccles Ice Center is located at 2825 N 200 E in North Logan.