Governor Herbert tours Cache Valley

Brandon Despain from Caffe Ibis showing Governor Herbert different styles of coffee, roasted at the company.

LOGAN — Utah Governor Gary Herbert toured Cache County Tuesday, making several stops at local businesses, Utah State University and meeting with local leaders.

His first visit was at Caffe Ibis Coffee Roasting Company, presenting co-founder Sally Sears with a $15,000 grant check from the UCAIR Partnership. The grant offers funds to small businesses, for purchasing equipment upgrades that will improve air quality.

Herbert, who had just had lunch with Sears said he was impressed with her and Randy Wirth, her late husband.

“Sally and her husband Randy really are the personification of living the American Dream,” said Herbert. He then toured the company, seeing how they recently purchased afterburners for their coffee roasters that have reduced their air-emissions by 95 percent.

Herbert said Caffe Ibis cares about air-quality in Cache Valley and was already compliant with standards before purchasing the new $40,000 afterburners.

Herbert then visited EK Ekcessories in Nibley and Al’s Sporting Goods, trying out the store’s new gun range.

Later he enjoyed a bowl of Aggie ice cream at USU and finished his trip, meeting with the Bear River Association of Governments.

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