While the COVID-19 delta variant has been making headlines and swamping hospitals for months, local statistics may show signs that its wave is beginning to decline.
FEMA has distributed about $5 million to help pay for the funerals of Utahns who have died of COVID-19, the federal agency reports.
Mountain Crest High School’s “test-to-stay” event turned up more than 40 additional COVID-19 cases, according to school and health officials.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19.
SALT LAKE CITY — Recently, the Utah Department of Health became aware of a patient who ingested large doses of ivermectin in an attempt to treat symptoms of COVID-19. The patient suffered serious health effects and was taken to a Utah hospital.
Mountain Crest will be the first local school to go through Utah’s “test-to-stay” protocol this fall after the state reported Monday that more than 30 students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks.
The Bear River Health Department has issued a public health order that would enable a “classroom test-to-stay program” in elementary schools across the Bear River region.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thirteen Utah hospitals, including Logan Regional, will postpone many non-emergency surgeries starting next week as health care workers are overwhelmed by another surge in COVID-19 cases from the faster-spreading delta variant, a major health care company said Friday.
Logan Regional Hospital’s ICU beds are full due to an influx of COVID-19 patients, and the hospital’s options to transfer serious patients elsewhere are limited due to similar situations throughout the state.
Utah State University will be requiring a COVID-19 vaccine after a letter from the Utah Board of Higher Education sent Friday encouraged college presidents to consider the vaccine as a precondition for enrollment.
School districts in the valley are taking caution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 risk-level guidance offered by Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s online, color-coded map had become tough to fathom in recent weeks.
Editor’s note: Following is a statement from Bear River Health Department Health Department Director Jordan D. Mathis released Monday morning.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints renewed its prior calls to members to get a COVID-19 vaccine and to wear face masks in public gatherings Thursday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s mask mandate will end April 10 after the Republican governor signed a bill Wednesday that lays out a new timeline for lifting some of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — All people in Utah age 18 and over will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on April 1, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.
After a huge spike around Thanksgiving, the coronavirus pandemic seems to be starting to calm down a bit in Cache County.
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.
Waiting for his “go bag”, Bear 100 Endurance Race competitor Luke Thomas and his pacer, Jose Sosa, cheered those finishing on September 25th, along Fish Haven Canyon. Luke, #355, began the race with approximately 300 others at 6 a.m. on Friday morning in Cache Valley. By mile 62, Luke’s knee…
The youth pheasant hunting season runs from Saturday, Oct. 2-8. Youth ages 17 years and younger with an Idaho hunting license can participate in the youth pheasant hunt so long as they’re accompanied by an Idaho licensed hunter age 18 years or older. Anyone 18 years or older can not hunt dur…
Something fishy is going on in southeast Idaho! Personnel from Idaho Fish and Game’s hatcheries in the Southeast Region will be releasing nearly 194,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at various locations during October! This is no trick… it is all treat!!
Bye, bye summer and hello autumn! The first day of autumn arrived with freezing temperatures, but seven women braved the cool morning temperature to participate in one of our final Ladies Days. They formed two teams and played a scramble called “Oldie Goldies”. Surely that referred to the su…
Eight women “rolled” into Montpelier Golf Course on September 15 for Ladies Day. Small in number but large in enthusiasm, they split into two teams and played a scramble called “Just Rollin’ Along”. Each team was given a die, told to number themselves as players (1, 2, 3 & 4), and given …
I made a new friend this summer, and how we met was quite interesting.
The Sharp Shooters Camera Club is holding on-line Zoom meetings until we can meet in person again. The next Zoom meeting will be Wednesday, October 27 at 7 PM by emailed invitation only
• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dear Citizens of Montpelier,
THE ISSUE: Mediterranean Sage
First, everyone, old and young, are encouraged to go to any pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin for the Pumpkin Decorating Contest, decorate it with paint or something other than carving. Then beginning on Wednesday, October 14th bring it to the Senior Center for a week of voting. Each pumpk…