SALT LAKE CITY (July 30, 2020) — With many Rocky Mountain Power customers experiencing difficulties paying bills in the wake of the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, the company is extending its suspension of late fees and service disconnections to customers who set up payment plans and …

Officials from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) would like to encourage boaters to boat responsibly when on the water this summer and “Mind Your Wake.”

In the 24 hours since Bear Lake Memorial Hospital held its monthly board meeting, families of residents in the Skilled Nursing Facility learned that visitation would be canceled indefinitely due to the fact that a worker in the Facility tested positive for COVID-19. They were told that it wa…

The sky was clear; a gentle breeze was blowing and oldies music filled the air with row after row of cars from the past and a few from now that felt “Out of the future.” People greeted each other, some with just a smile or a wave, some a handshake, some an elbow bump. Masks were seen on some.

The Paris City Council held its meeting on July 21, 2020. All members were present.

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• Idaho is reporting 18,370 verified cases of COVID-19 and 136 deaths. Eight (8) cases have been confirmed in Bear Lake County. No cases have been confirmed in three of Idaho’s counties. Ada (6,681), Adams (15), Bannock (226), Bear Lake (8), Benewah (42), Bingham (142), Blaine (545), Boise (…

Quarantine is for people who are sick and don’t have any symptoms, but who have been exposed to COVID-19. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, the Health Department will ask you to quarantine for 14 days.

On July 18 at 7:35 p.m. the Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a possible drowning in the area of North Beach State Park. During the investigation and search the victim was identified as 27 yr old MARTIN T. GARCIA of Logan, UT.

Georgetown City Council held it’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. All board members were present with the exception of Tee Steadman.

Paris City Council held it’s meeting on July 7, 2020. All members were present with Jeanna Matthews appearing by phone.

The Idaho State Board of Education approved an initial implementation plan to expand online postsecondary education opportunities to Idahoans regardless of where they live.

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The upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic has affected so much in our daily lives, particularly so for our children and grandchildren. Over 300,000 young Idahoans are educated in our public schools, a time-honored learning process that was severely disrupted last spring, perhaps as nev…

QPR Training for suicide prevention will be offered free of charge to the public. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. The 90 minute virtual training will be held on Thursday, July 16th from Noon – 1:30 pm., Thur…

A Meet and Greet was held at the Cokeville City Park on Saturday, July 11, 2020, for citizens of Cokeville to have the opportunity to meet and visit with several of the candidates running for local, county and state government. Each candidate attending was given the opportunity to give a sho…

• Idaho is reporting 10,902 verified cases of COVID-19 and 102 deaths. Two cases have been confirmed in Bear Lake County. No cases have been confirmed in three of Idaho’s counties. Ada (3,975), Adams (12), Bannock (140), Bear Lake (2), Benewah (29), Bingham (78), Blaine (549), Boise (8), Bon…

Idaho State Police joined law enforcement partners throughout the state in having extra patrols out looking for impaired drivers over the recent July Fourth holiday weekend. Between July 1 and July 7, ISP located and charged 56 drivers with violations related to impaired driving.

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital is in construction mode! Most of you have probably noticed the construction work that is going on behind the hospital and wonder what is happening. Well, the hospital is consolidating the emergency room and radiology area so that there will be more emergency rooms…

Cokeville celebrated Independence Day on Saturday, July 4. The day began with a wonderful breakfast sponsored by the American Legion. Thanks to everyone who supported the breakfast and the many who helped.

The News-Examiner recently interviewed Rachel Johnson of Can Do Auto who, along with other employees of Can Do Auto, attended an informal gathering of the Bear Lake Recovery Court (formerly known as the Bear Lake Drug Court).

A few of us at Can Do Auto went to an informal gathering of the Bear Lake Recovery Court, which used to be known as the Bear Lake Recovery Court, for a couple of graduations. It was wonderful, and we presented a check for $2,002 from Can Do Auto that was raised by a raffle done here starting…

As a senior project, three Bear Lake High School girls, Halsey Grosse, Hallie Skinner, and Teya Strong with Kandi Eborn as their supervisor, coordinated and put on the Third Annual Suicide Walk last Saturday, June 27.

The News-Examiner will open up to the public again on July 6. Our hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Contact tracing is an important part of slowing the spread of COVID-19. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease and people who they have come in contact with, and working with them to interrupt the spread of disease. When used with other public …

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital held its monthly board meeting on Tuesday, June 23. All members of the board were present with the exception of Vaughn Rasmussen.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bear Lake County Library has planned an outdoor summer reading program for children in July. It’s called StoryWalk and was created by Anne Ferguson in Montpelier, Vermont. Children’s books will be placed on signs along a designated walking path in Montpelier…

BOISE, ID — The number of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019 — more than 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. Today, USPS highlights technology that helps reduce potential attacks, while releasing its annual list of ci…

In the early morning hours on Friday, June 19, a Franklin County resident accidentally hit and killed a large canid with his vehicle on Highway 36 between Williams Creek and the parking lot at Emigration Summit. Suspecting the deceased animal was a wolf, the motorist quickly reported the inc…

The Bear Lake Zero Suicide Task Force recently held a live online training to help educate and empower members of the community. The purpose of the training was to give everyone attending an improved set of tools for being able to respond effectively when encountering someone that may be con…

The Bear Lake School District Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting on June 16, 2020, starting just after 7 p.m.. Bills to be paid in the amount of $186,643.49 were approved, after Kolby Romrell asked about a $400 line item titled “oil change” for the driver’s education vehicl…

Paris City Council held its regular meeting on June 16, 2020. All members were present with Jeanna Matthews appearing by phone. Joe Hayes appeared a little later in the meeting.

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