As COVID-19 vaccinations orchestrated by health departments roll out throughout the state, there is greater interest in inoculation than there is supply in the Bear River Health District.
With long-term care facilities especially hard-hit by coronavirus fatalities, Utah leaders are trying to make sure they’re among the first to get the vaccine.
As students return to school on Monday, all Cache County residents will have the option of receiving a free rapid antigen COVID-19 test.
“There has not been a day since I got diagnosed with COVID that I’ve been like, ‘Oh, I feel good today,’ or ‘I’m 100 percent today,’” said Christine Maughan of Logan.
Gov. Gary Herbert announced some changes to K-12 schools in his weekly update on the novel coronavirus on Thursday, though officials said it’s likely only one will affect Cache Valley schools.
The first shipments of COVID-19 vaccinations have been delivered to Utah Valley Hospital and the LDS Hospital, and Logan Regional Hospital will be following suit soon — perhaps even by Thursday.
Due to an increase of 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases within four days, Logan High School will move to a remote learning platform as was announced by the Logan City School District on Thursday.
Editor's note: Hyde Park Mayor Sharidean Flint was misquoted in the third paragraph of the original version of this article. The word "censorship" was misheard and mistranscribed as "discussion." It is now correct
The rate of newly reported COVID-19 infections continued to climb Saturday in the Bear River Health District, while a dip in tests performed appears to be contributing to a rise in the percentage of tests coming back positive.
Nurses and health care workers have been overwhelmed and worn down by the worst effects of COVID-19 on their patients, but on the school side, Cache County School District health aides and nurses deliver good news — mostly.
After declining over the last week of November, the rate of new COVID-19 cases in the Bear River Health District rose again over the first few days of December.
Two new deaths attributable to COVID-19 were reported in the Bear River Health District on Tuesday, one each in Cache and Box Elder counties.
The rate of newly reported COVID-19 infections dropped over the week of Thanksgiving, but local, state and national officials are worried that the holiday may lift rates again in the coming weeks.
Whether you’re new to the world of winter sports or you’re a backcountry veteran praying for snow, it’s important to know the safety recommendations for the coming season, for the times they are a-changin’.
Newly reported COVID-19 cases continued to drop Thanksgiving Day, as the rolling 7-day average hit 186 new cases daily, down from a peak of 215 last Friday.
The rate of new coronavirus cases in the Bear River Health District continued to dip Wednesday, and two more deaths were reported from Box Elder County.
The Bear River Health District reported an average of about 210 new daily cases over the seven-day period ending Tuesday.
In light of the coming holiday and rising case counts, local physicians are urging the public to adhere to the same five guidelines of mitigating COVID-19 spread as they have throughout the pandemic.
Estimated active cases of COVID-19 were still going up in the Bear River Health District as Gov. Gary Herbert's restriction on social gatherings is set to expire.
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continued in Northern Utah as the Bear River Health Department reported an average of 205 new cases a day for Saturday and the six days preceding.
Since classes resumed in the fall, teachers, administrators, students and parents have been bracing for the possibility that their school would move to online-only instruction to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, educators and patrons are making that shift at Ridgeline High…
The rate at which the Bear River Health District is reporting new cases of COVID-19 continued to rise Friday, averaging 215 new daily cases over the past seven days.
The Bear River Health Department reported 259 new cases Thursday, bringing the 7-day rolling average up to about 191 new cases a day.
The latest non-human casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic is the horse-drawn sleigh rides at Hardware Ranch.
The Bear River Health Department unveiled a new COVID-19 reporting dashboard on Tuesday with the aim of providing more nuanced data to the public.
The recent spike in COVID-19 infections continues in the Bear River Health District as the 7-day rolling average of new daily cases neared 200 on Monday.
Bear River Mental Health is in “dire need” of qualified health care providers in order to keep up with increased calls for service and is expected to receive funding increase to help.
Cache County has one more death attributed to COVID-19, according to health officials.
A backlog of COVID-19 reports that originally didn't list county data were reported Saturday, artificially inflating some already high numbers in the Bear River Health District and statewide in Utah.
Just one week after Utah’s record for largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, Thursday shattered the previous record with 3,919 new confirmed cases. Bear River Health District saw a similar spike with 208 cases on Thursday and 252 on Friday.
The Bear River Health District continues to report newly confirmed COVID-19 cases at an accelerating rate, with more than 200 cases reported both on Friday and Thursday.
The Bear River Health District broke its previous record for newly reported COVID-19 cases Thursday, with 208.
The Cache County Council unanimously denied a rezone request that would allow for a butcher shop to open up in Young Ward, but unlike most applicants of failed rezones, Forrest Olsen was happy with the outcome.
Reports of new cases of COVID-19 continue to pick up speed, with the Bear River Health District reporting 191 newly confirmed infections on Wednesday.
While it's too early to tell whether Utah's new state of emergency will have any effect on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bear River Health Department continues to report increasing rates of the virus.
The governor of Utah declared a new state of emergency and announced new restrictions Sunday night aimed at getting a handle on the current wave of the novel coronavirus overwhelming hospitals in the state.
In light of COVID-19 case counts that continue to break records, the local health department is concerned about trends in Cache County and how they’re affected by events not following precautions.
The novel coronavirus continues to spread locally, with the Bear River Health District setting new records for case counts over the weekend.
The 2020 Festival of Lights will be held, but with modifications.
Holidays have been looking a little different this year, and Halloween will be no exception. What can you do to keep your trick-or-treaters safe during the viral pandemic? Here’s what local and national experts have to say.
Record amounts of the RNA sequence of the virus that causes COVID-19 were found in samples at wastewater treatment facilities in Logan, Tremonton and Brigham City on Monday.
As intensive care units deal with overflow from a spike in COVID-19 patients statewide, Intermountain Healthcare is asking people to observe antiviral precautions.
In a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a retirement of the “Utah Leads Together” color-coded planning system in exchange for a COVID-19 transmission tracking system based on three criteria: case rates, positivity rates and ICU statewide capacity.
A newly launched digital exhibit explores the similarities in Utah during the 1918 flu pandemic and the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Novel coronavirus infections continue to rise in the Bear River Health District and in local schools.
Local students may be allowed to quarantine for fewer days if exposed to the novel coronavirus, according to new state guidelines.
While schools in the valley are back to in-person learning, parent-teacher conferences are a different matter.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stated on Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. The positive test comes a month until the election and after the president has spent the year largely downplaying the threat of the virus.
School and health officials have an eye on coronavirus infection numbers, hoping to stave off stricter prevention measures.
As college students statewide are driving up coronavirus infection rates, Utah State University is working to limit the impact of a “cluster” of COVID-19 cases.
The Panthers traveled to Rich County in Randolph, Utah to face the Rebels on their home court on Thursday, Jan. 14. The Rebels have a strong team and dominated the competition. The Panthers fell 42-62. Nate Barnes led the Panther scoring with 13 points followed by Ethan Bird with 8 points.
The Panther Wrestlers had 5 duals in 2 days this past week. On Thursday, Jan. 7, the Panthers traveled to Bear Lake for a dual with the J.V.Braves of Star Valley and the Bear Lake Bears. The Panthers matched up with Star Valley first. They wrestled 16 matches and won 9 but lost the dual 27-36.
On January 9, the Bear Lake Wrestling team sponsored the annual Bear Lake Classic. They had nine teams participate.
The Panthers had their first two home games of the basketball season on Thursday, Jan. 7 and Friday, Jan. 8. Their opener on Thursday was against the Rangers of Kemmerer. The game was close throughout but the Panthers were able to take the win 40-32. Tyler Moyes led the Panther scoreboard wi…
By Joanne Parker
Mountain lion take season closures have occurred in several southeast Idaho game management units this month, with new closure orders now affecting units 70, 73, and 73A effective immediately. The specifics regarding the closures for these and other Southeast Region units are as follows:
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game received a report of duck carcasses dumped on the side of Hall Road in McCammon. The report came through the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline on Christmas Day.
Pinecreek Ski Area was open throughout the holiday week and is looking forward to a great year. Many families took advantage of this time with their kids, out of school, to hit the slopes.
A pest house, short for “pestilence house,” also called a “plague house” or “fever shed,” was a type of building used for persons afflicted with communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, smallpox, or typhus, even the Spanish Flu at one time. Often used for forcible quarantine, man…
The Sharp Shooters Camera Club continues to meet using Zoom. The next meeting will be at 7 PM Wednesday, January 27. Club members will share their snow and Christmas photos and there will be a critique of “rust” assignment photos.
My daughter, Elliana, works at a fast-food restaurant. She says that since the pandemic has started, it seems like people who come in either seem to be nicer than usual or meaner than usual. The challenging times seem to have pushed people toward the extremes.
Judy was really sick, and she didn’t get better. Finally, her husband, Kent, decided she needed to go to the hospital.
Georgetown City Council held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 5. All council members were present with the exception of Greg Kunz.
Joe Rich, who came into the Bear Lake Valley in 1863 in company with Gen. C. C. Rich, Lorin Farr, Captain Jefferson Hunt, T. R. Miller, Richard Hopkins, and John Hill, is credited, via his own account, with building the first steamboat in southeastern Idaho.
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• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Unfortunately, Idaho is once again in Stage 2 of COVID recovery. As a result, Story Hour in the Montpelier branch of the library had to be cancelled along with the Mother-Daughter Book Clu…