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Faces pressed up against the inside of car windows as the winding parade of vehicles meandered through the American West Heritage Center on Wednesday afternoon on the first day of the annual Baby Animal Days event — but this year as a drive-through edition.

Concern about workplace safety in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic has sparked protests against Amazon and other major U.S. employers, and those same types of concerns are cropping up in Cache Valley.

With nearly all live music performances in the state being cancelled over the past two weeks, members of the music scene in Northern Utah have launched an online music festival: “Love in the Time of the Coronavirus.”

With social distancing restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, many go-to service opportunities are on hold, but there are still ways to help.

The old saying that “necessity is the mother of invention” was in evidence at the Logan River Golf Course last week when the work crew came up with a way for players to increase social distancing as a precaution against coronavirus.

Cache Valley’s largest private employer, Conservice, is in the process of transferring its entire 2,000-employee staff to home work stations as a coronavirus precaution measure.

As households look for ways to supplement online and at-home school activities during Utah’s COVID-19 classroom closure, Utah State University Cache County 4-H will host a cooking demonstration livestream on Monday for children ages 5-11.

An announcement from Utah State Board of Education on Thursday informed K-12 educators about the decision to suspend the requirement for the administration of statewide assessments this year.

In response to a state-mandated deadline for restaurants and bars to close their dining areas, many Cache Valley restaurants are binding together in the Cache Valley Local Restaurant Cooperative.

The Cokeville High School Cheer Squad headed for State Cheer in Casper on Tuesday, March 10 with high hopes of bringing home a Championship Trophy.

The Lady Panthers traveled to Casper for the 1A State Basketball Tournament; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 5,6,7. They had the Number One Seed from the West going into the tournament which paired them with the Number Four Seed from the East. The Lady Panthers began their quest for the…

The Panther Wrestlers headed to the State Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday in the Casper Events Center. There were 13 wrestlers from Cokeville competing. Following a day full of highs and lows, the Panthers were able to keep 9 in the tournament. Saturday again brought some great w…

The Lady Panthers went in as the first place team from the Southwest and began their quest for the 1A West Regional title with the Lady Eagles of St. Stephens. The Lady Panthers won 59-8. It was a team effort with many Lady Panthers contributing.

The Panthers traveled to Lander for the West Regional Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They began the tournament with the St. Stephens Eagles. It was a close game throughout with the lead changing hands on multiple occasions. The Panthers were in the lead going into th…

The BLHS wrestling state qualifiers went to Boise and gave it their all. They all wrestled hard, having tuff matches some going into overtime. It was great weekend filled with memories made by all. I know personally as a mom watching most these boys wrestle for years, I was proud of all of t…

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Heaven got a whole lot bigger on March 29, 2020 when Nada Jean Dunn Thomas finished her work on the earth. She loved the name her mother, Ruth Wilkes, and her Father, Thomas Merlin Dunn, gave her on December 18, 1931.

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Wednesday night the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, unanimously, meaning that everyone in the Senate voted for it. It is expected to pass the House of Representatives today and be signed by the President as soon as possible. Designed to …

With the Coronavirus in full swing, the university where I work has shut down face-to-face classes and moved everything online. We now teach our students from the enclosure of our offices. Last summer, I finished a doctorate in online education with an emphasis on technology, so this situati…

n Bear Lake Senior Center: The Senior Center will only be open for curbside to-go meals on Wednesdays and Fridays only. Orders need to be called in by 10 a.m. if possible. They have call waiting, so if they do not answer, please try again. Bread and dinner rolls are still available to purcha…

Education was an early necessity as far as the first settlers in the Bear Lake Valley were concerned. The various communities had hardly established themselves before a system of learning was developed, usually in the common meeting house where church, school, and community activities took place.

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