The first confirmed case of the coronavirus has been identified in Franklin County. The patient, a woman in her 40s, is home recovering. She contracted the virus while traveling, states a release from the Southeast Idaho Public Health Department.

Mountain Crest’s Kyle Cronin gets his photo taken as he rides the Mustang sculpture outside of the school before gradation ceremonies on Wednesday. Around 310 students graduated from the school, and each had the opportunity to have an individual ceremony with administration, faculty, and fam…

Logan High School graduate Jasmin Lopez looks at her diploma as Superintendent Frank Schofield applauds during commencement exercises on Friday. Each student came to the school with family members for a personalized ceremony that included getting their diploma, and a family photo. Over the c…

Celebrate the Class of 2020

It's time to graduate for the Class of 2020! View our special section to see profiles of graduates, read news from around the area, and submit a profile of your own favorite graduate!

Editor’s note: Every year, The Herald Journal profiles one graduating student from each valley high school. Profiled students are selected by administrators at the schools.

I am not great at growing plants and shrubs. Over the years I have been partially successful at growing some things, but eventually I tend to be a rather neglectful gardener, particularly when it involves working out in 90-plus degree weather.

Logan has scheduled the reopening of city offices, the library, playgrounds, picnic pavilions and the recreation center in response to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s announcement on Thursday easing coronavirus restrictions.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah will further relax coronavirus-related restrictions across much of the state, allowing team sports to resume, pools to open and groups of up to 50 people to gather, Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday.

Olivia Tolman shakes hands with Cache High School Principal Sheri Hansen after receiving her diploma on Monday in Hyrum. Members of the school's faculty will travel to each graduate's home this week to congratulate them for completing high school.

When independent filmmaker Phillip Schoen started out to document archeology work at the site of the Bear River Massacre, he had no inkling how challenging it would be to tell the story of what happened in January 1863 in what is now southeast Idaho.

The issue over whether state coronavirus restrictions should apply to youth baseball games continued in Providence over the weekend, resulting in a citizen complaint that brought a sheriff’s deputy to a pair of umpired games being played at the city’s Zollinger Park.

With school doors closed and mass gatherings discouraged, the Logan High School Orchestra found themselves unable to perform their final concert slated for the end of the school year. But on Wednesday, orchestra students took to their lawns and porches to perform for family members, neighbor…

Youth baseball games played in violation of Utah’s COVID-19 “orange” risk order threw a curveball at several Cache Valley agencies this past week, creating questions over whose jurisdiction it fell under and what needed to be done in response.

This week, The Herald Journal, as part of the APG East Idaho/Utah group, announced a $1.5 Million Community Advertising Grant program to assist locally owned businesses rebound from COVID-19 struggles. Businesses can apply for matching advertising funds to help make marketing dollars go fart…

Although it may sound like Cache Valley Transit District is going in the opposite direction as the state of Utah on COVID-19 safeguards, a new requirement that all local bus passengers wear protective face coverings is actually the result of recently relaxed restrictions.

A local nonprofit has adapted its annual visualization of the impact of child abuse after most in-person events were canceled to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of Hill Air Force Base's 388th Fighter Wing fly in formation over Logan on Thursday. The flyover was to salute everyone on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19, as well as those staying at home to flatten the curve of the virus.

Editor's Note: Hill Air Force Base issued the following press release about today's planned fighter jet flyover in Utah to salute those working on the frontlines against COVID-19. The precision flying team is expected over Cache Valley around 2:55 p.m.

BOISE — Gov. Brad Little today announced a four-stage plan for reopening Idaho's economy, starting with a first phase May 1 that would allow most retail establishments and places of worship to reopen, subject to strict social distancing guidelines — and would reopen much of the rest of the e…

It might be called a case of killing two birds with one stone, except the two Cache Valley organizations launching a joint fundraiser this month are in the business of protecting birds and other wildlife, not killing them.

The 12-month pilot program allowing dogs in certain parks around Logan was deemed a success by the Logan Parks and Recreation Department and a permanent version of the program was given the go-ahead from the Logan Municipal Council on Tuesday evening.

BOISE, Idaho — Two environmental groups, including one based in Cache Valley, filed a federal lawsuit Monday to stop a proposed underground natural gas pipeline from Idaho to Wyoming, saying it would harm protected grizzly bears and other wildlife.

With lights flashing and sirens wailing, beeping and whistling, Logan City Police officers drove around the block in a parade fashion as residents from Cache Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care gathered outside with signs to thank the officers for stopping by on Thursday afternoon.

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