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Friday, September 9, 2005

Scene: Calvin and Hobbes are reading the newspaper.

Calvin: "I like following the news! News organizations know I won't sit still for any serious discussion of complex and boring issues. They give me what I want: Antics. Emotional confrontation. Sound bites. Scandal. Sob stories and popularity polls all packaged as a soap opera and horse race! It's very entertaining."

Hobbes: "Then commentators wonder why the public is cynical about politics."

Calvin: "You can tell this is an in-depth story because it's got an article next to a chart."

--Calvin & Hobbes by cartoonist Bill Watterson, 2005


Cache Valley has lots of fun summer activities

By Kristin Bishop

July 8, 2005 | Beautiful Cache Valley offers a plethora of activities to keep even the most active residents and visitors busy with summer fun.

Opportunities for those who like the outdoors dot the area with activities such as hiking, camping, bicycling, rock climbing, boating, horse-back riding and much more. For those who prefer to stay out of the sun, historic downtown is also full of fun with old fashioned shops, art galleries and antique stores. If it's an old-fashioned car show or a trip to the opera, Cache Valley is the perfect place to spend your summer.

A traditional event in Cache Valley is the Festival of the American West. It is on U.S. 89 in Wellsville and provides visitors with an exciting, educational experience. The festival includes cowboy poetry, crafts, an outdoor historical pageant, and a great Dutch-oven cookout. The women may enjoy an American Heritage Quilt show while the men stay busy at the infamous mountain man rendezvous. Events go throughout the summer at the American West Heritage Center. For more information, visit

Willow Park Zoo is a great place for kids, offering a great variety of wildlife and educational opportunities. The area is surrounded by large, shady trees with picnic tables and a playground, making it the perfect place for a family outing not far from home. The Logan City pool is also located near the park and offers water slides, diving boards and a shallow area for younger children. A day at the pool is always and enjoyable outing for a person of any age.

Logan Lanes, Cache Valley Fun Park, horse-back riding at Sherwood Hills or a day at the Logan River golf course are all fun alternatives to spending a day cooped up indoors. Sherwood Hills Resort also offers a historical glimpse at pioneer experiences with a covered wagon ride, a live country band, a Dutch-oven dinner and the highlight of the night, peach cobbler. This activity is a great idea for family reunions and all the traditional summer get-togethers.

The Jensen Historical Farm is also a highlight of Cache Valley Utah. This farm is a history museum that offers insight to sheep shearing, quilting and traditional old country living.

Another main attraction just northeast of Logan is Bear Lake, one of the most popular waterways in the area offering rentals to Jet skis, wave runners, sailboats, and motor boats. The area is also surrounded with wonderful eateries such as Bear Lake Pizza, Labeau's, Big and Tasties and many others. Bear Lake also has surrounding camp grounds, Sweetwater condominiums and various hotels for overnight accommodations. The Pickleville playhouse is also a popular destination for visitors. Throughout the summer months productions are held every weekend with the performance alternating between two to three different plays. This particular summer season will feature Fickle Fortune and the timeless classic, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.


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