Coronavirus

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.

Access to the internet can be a challenge in Idaho, especially in the state’s rural areas. That’s why, with online learning continuing in many districts until the end of the current school year, Idaho Public Television is continuing to bring the classroom into viewers’ homes with free broadc…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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’.

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…

It took a while for the pandemic to affect much of Franklin County but last weekend, local cases of the virus surged locally. 

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…

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…

The Lady Indians only had a doubleheader with Shelley last week but they made the most of it, sweeping the Russets in four innings. Both games were at home. They opened conference play at home against Pocatello April 13, with a doubleheader (scores not available at press time) and travel to …

Seventeen schools competed at the Rigby Invitational on April 9-10. The Preston boys took eighth with 36 points and the girls came in fourth overall with 48 points. In the scores below both boys and girls posted some personal records (PR) and season records (SR) at the meet.

Addison Moser, daughter of Shad and Heidie Moser, is moving to the next level of competition after signing to play soccer for Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) on March 11. She will study Health Science on an athletic scholarship there.

Kylie Jo Larsen, daughter of Teresa and Ryan Anderson, and the late Joe Larsen, signed to play soccer at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. She is, as yet, undecided whether she will major in veterinary science or sports medicine.

Sydnee Marlow, daughter of Shawn and Stephanie Marlow will continue her education at Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) where she will study pre-nursing and play soccer.

The Lady Indians were on busy during spring break with a doubleheader in Idaho Falls on April 1, and one at home on April 2. On April 6, Preston faced Shelley at home (scores unavailable at press time). Their next game is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. They will host Pocatello …

Preston’s track & field program is off to a strong start with great performances by both the boys and girls teams. They swept the titles at the Burley quad on March 19, and the boys won the Cache Box Invitational in Logan on Mar. 24-25. They travel to Boise on April 3, to compete at Bora…

The children of Dennis and Liz Winward Woolf honor their parents as they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Dennis and Liz were sealed in the Logan Utah Temple March 19, 1971. Over the years they were blessed with five pretty amazing children and 14 even better grandchildren…

Cherrie production in southeast Idaho is a fickle business. Sour or pie cherries are suitably hardy for our climate. Unfortunately, their name matches their flavor. Eaten fresh they’ll make you pucker…though the birds don’t seem to mind. Sweet cherries on the other hand are a summer-time del…

Thursday, January 21, 2021 was a beautiful winter day for Khyleigh JoLondra Brown, daughter of Tonia Brown of Preston and the late Mark Heath, as she married Wyatt Kent Cazier, son of Kent and Amber Cazier, of Riverdale.

The children of Brent and Christine Perry are happy to announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Brent andChristine were married on March 19, 1971, in the Los Angeles California Temple. They have five married children and 11 grandchildren, one of which are newly weds. Brent is retire…

We all have different interests. That is what creates vibrancy and makes life interesting. I am a strong believer that we each need something, call it hobby or passion, that we are interested in. Life has it’s share of frustrations. Without enjoyable diversions it can get one feeling downcas…

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