A month ago, when Utah State University had a phased move-in for students living on campus, not as many of them were wearing masks while outside — despite a policy requiring face coverings.

What local health officials had hoped would be only a couple of days of relatively high COVID-19 cases has continued, with 20 or more new infections reported every day since Thursday in the health district.

With COVID-19 test results back from more than 80% of the 287 residents in USU’s quarantined dorms, four students are known so far to have the virus, but a university spokesperson said Friday no more positive results are expected from the “few dozen” remaining students.

A report co-authored by a Utah State University professor sheds light on how people in the Western U.S. have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including their views on government assistance and what the future holds.

Garden harvests and the closing hunting season typically lead to an increased interest in freezers this time of year, but due to COVID-19-related shortages, freezers — and nearly every other major appliance — are in short supply.

The last few days have been a whirlwind for Utah State head football coach Gary Andersen, who had to inform his players Monday afternoon via Zoom that the Mountain West had postponed all of its fall sports seasons due to health concerns related to COVID-19.

As head coach of Logan High’s drill team, Maryn Lindley is no stranger to performance. It’s a little strange, then, that her biggest claim to fame this summer was for her role as a basketball.

“I wish I would have taken things like the masks and the precautions more seriously,” Nibley Mayor Shaun Dustin said days after finding out he tested positive for COVID-19.

Caution tape marked areas along Main Street from late Thursday evening through Friday, but it wasn’t to designate a hazardous area or crime scene. Instead, Logan had a taste of a “normal” Independence Day weekend in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Cokeville Lady Panthers were host to the Saratoga Lady Panthers on Saturday, September 19, in Volleyball action. The visiting Panthers surprised the home team taking the first game 26-24. The Cokeville Lady Panthers regrouped and won the next three 25-3, 25-15, 25-17 to take the set 4-1.…

Bear Lake (5-4, & 1-1 in district play) beat Aberdeen in volleyball at home Thursday night 3-0

The Lady Panthers competed in a dual tournament on Saturday, September 12 at Star Valley High School. The Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Rangers from Kemmerer but fell to the Lady Braves of Star Valley and the Lady Wranglers of Pinedale. The Lady Panthers finished in fourth place.

The Panthers fell to the Lyman Eagles 16-0 on the gridiron Friday, September 11. The Panthers were plagued with penalties in a truly defensive battle. The Panthers kicked off to start the game. They held the Eagles making them go three and out. The Panthers received the punt but shortly afte…

The Lady Panthers competed in the Evanston Invitational Volleyball tournament. It was a tough weekend for the Lady Panthers. They were unable to bring home a win but worked hard and will be ready to compete this weekend at the Star Valley Duals.

The Panthers were host to the Rebels of Rich County on Friday, September 4. The Panthers defeated the Rebels 34-6.

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Monday, September 14, children grades three through six hurried to the Cokeville Branch Library after school for a chance to find a golden ticket. The library was celebrating Roald Dahl’s Birthday. In honor of his birthday, children were given a free book and a Wonka chocolate Hershey bar. T…

Jesi Earley of Fish Haven is the new seventh grade Life Science teacher at Bear Lake Middle School. She is also the new Cheer Coach at Bear Lake High School, taking the place of Paul Etcheverry who recently resigned.

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

Ed worked for a national park in the summers. One summer, he was assigned to have the park superintendent’s son, David, work with him. On the first job, deep in the woods, David had not brought the food he was told to take, so Ed had to share his, and they were both hungry. David had decided…

•  Due to high winds and power outages, there was no school for Cokeville Elementary or Cokeville High School on Tuesday, September 8.

n Jase Martinez was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Congratulations Jase.

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