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.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Franklin County is 53, states data from the Southeastern Idaho Public Heath Department from Jan 11. Those numbers have climbed from a recent low of 23 active cases on Dec. 29.
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.
The spread of COVID-19 continues in Franklin County, but at a slower rate. Over the last two weeks the number of cases has dropped from a high of 89 active cases on Dec. 17, to 35 active cases on Dec. 28.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has published a tentative timeline of when Idahoans can expect to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The rollout is in phases over the course of the next five months. This plan is dependent on the amount of vaccine Idaho receives and the number of people w…
“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.
The Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC) has recommended that the first people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be frontline healthcare workers caring for COVID patients and long-term care facility residents. Those in direct contact with COVID-19 patients will be high priorit…
The final West Side School Board meeting of 2020 focused on COVID-19. The board has received multiple complaints centered around the restrictions for sporting events put in place in hopes of preventing the spread of the disease. They wish to express that they also find the restrictions displ…
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
Franklin County had no new cases of COVID-19 over the Dec. 5-6 weekend, according to a report released by the Southeast Idaho Public Health Department. The cases have steadily been dropping since Nov. 24.
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.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States has reported more than 10.3 million cases of COVID. Cases may be either “confirmed” cases or “probable cases.” The reason for this is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that states separate their data int…
The November West Side School Board Meeting was its usual brief affair.
It took a while for the pandemic to affect much of Franklin County but last weekend, local cases of the virus surged locally.
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.
Governor Little announced Friday his plans to roll back the state to a modified Stage Two of the Idaho Rebounds Plan. The reason for rolling back to Stage 2 was due to the spike in cases statewide, an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations and the burden being placed on Idaho’s health care sy…
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.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) confirmed two deaths associated with COVID-19 on Nov. 12.
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.
Just in time for the Preston High School's musical production "Anastasia," a waiver from Idaho's Stage 3 restrictions has been approved for Preston School District. The musical will be presented Nov. 11-14 at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.
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.
Students at Preston High School usually invite local veterans to their Veterans Day assembly. Since the pandemic made that idea inadvisable, the students want to share it via YouTube. The video can be found on the high school exec council’s YouTube channel: PHS EXEC.
The major discussion of the Weston City Council meeting last week was an update on the well house portion of the water tank project. Steven Wood, of Sunrise Engineering, reported on the results of the bidding process. Four companies submitted bids with the winning bid coming from DWA Constru…
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.
The West Side boys had a good week, with wins over Firth and Rich. The Pirates have their first conference games this week when they travel to Soda Springs on Thursday, Jan. 14, to play at 7 p.m. and host Bear Lake at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16.
After taking on Logan Dec. 29, the Lady Indians took a week off before their first conference game on the road against Pocatello tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The girls are looking for their first conference win of the season against the struggling Pocatello team.
The Pirates split their two games last week with a loss to Marsh Valley and a win over Grace. They host Firth on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and travel to Rich, Utah, on Friday, Jan. 8, to play a 4 p.m. game. West Side defeated Firth in their earlier match-up this season.
The West Side girls traveled to Declo on Dec. 30 where they picked up another win. Tonight, Jan. 6, they travel to Aberdeen for a 7 p.m. conference game. At 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, the Lady Pirates host Rich, Utah. They hope to complete a season sweep of the Rebels, who they beat by five p…
The Indians were busy over the Christmas break with two games in the Boise area Dec. 29-30, before returning home to host Logan High on Jan 2. They host Blackfoot on Thursday Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Twin Falls on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m. before traveling to Mountain Crest on Tuesday, …
The Preston Indians fell to the Vallivue Falcons, 63-66, in overtime, during a non-conference game on Dec. 30. See attached gallery.
The West Side boys basketball team traveled to Firth on Dec. 22, where they battled for a 50-39 victory. The Pirates are at home tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. against Marsh Valley. They also host Grace on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
I don’t anticipate you are going to see many spiders wandering your home this time of year but here’s some food for thought next time you see a creepy crawly.
Stuff! It doesn’t take long to collect stuff. Shopping activates the pleasure centers of the brain. Many use shopping to self-soothe. What may start as getting an occasional new item can turn into daily deliveries. Suddenly you look around and see clutter everywhere. We often don’t think abo…
I am grateful for smart people. After listening to a series of presentations for the Idaho Ag Outlook Seminar, I am in awe.
My husband and I had a very heartfelt experience in the Family History Center last Friday. Wednesday evening, I received a call requesting an appointment with a gentleman, not sure of his age but probably late 20's or early thirties, from Whitney, who is fairly new in the area.
Dustin & Jessica Jensen of Riverdale, ID, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Justie Jensen to AJ Stevens, the son of Steve & Jamie Stevens, of Riverdale, ID. AJ & Justie were married Sept. 19, 2020 at Cherry Peak Resort. AJ & Justie plan to reside in Idaho…
The lovely thing about the American Constitution is that it is based on the premise that all residents have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Don’t be afraid to grab a handful of raisins or dried apples. Eating dried fruit may be connected with better health according to a new Penn State study.