Coronavirus

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 stay on track. Customer care repr…

The July West Side School Board meeting had many points of interest. The first was immediately obvious: the record attendance. All six of the socially distanced seats were filled. In the aftermath of the public meeting regarding the district’s plans to build a cesspool on the school property…

Farmers and ranchers feed our state, our nation, and in fact, our world. You work long hours to provide essential resources for us all, and in these challenging times, I want you to know that USDA is here to support you and your operation through our Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or C…

Intent on showing appreciation to healthcare professionals fighting COVID-19 on the front lines, Kaktōs co-founders Alysha Visser Cauffman and Daniel Bobik announced that any healthcare workers helping with the crisis could email Kaktōs and receive a free pair of socks. 9,000 emails later, t…

As of Monday, July 13, thirty cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in Franklin County with another four considered probable. That brings the total number of cases in Southeastern Idaho to 301, and in the state to 10,092. There have been 102 deaths statewide.

“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.

That Famous Preston Night Rodeo has been canceled for 2020. Members of the rodeo committee have spent weeks “trying to conform with the safest procedures and protocols expected to protect citizens” during the 85th annual event that was scheduled for July 30, 31 and Aug. 1.

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.

As of Monday, July 6, 28 residents of Franklin County have been confirmed with the case of COVID-19. Four more cases are probable, but have not yet been confirmed. Surrounding counties have the following counts: Bannock (84 with 1 related death), Bear Lake (0), Bingham (37), Caribou (14), On…

The Franklin County Fair Board canceled the 2020 Franklin County Fair on June 1, after a meeting with county commissioners about guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the state, and their impact on producing the annual tradition.

The Larsen-Sant Library set up a storybook walk to start its summer reading adventure.

West Side School District took advantage of the extensive use of technology during the last term of the last school year and posted a short video welcoming students back to their classrooms this fall.

As COVID-19 response becomes more localized across the state, Idaho extends Stage 4.

As things change daily due to the effect the coronavirus has in our FRANKLIN COUNTY community, they will be posted here. Please contact us (208-852-0155 or copy@prestoncitizen.com) if you have an event that has been postponed, canceled or rescheduled, if you need help or have ideas or servic…

The number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been rising steadily in the Bear River Health District, with 23 new cases reported Monday following 44 new cases Sunday and 43 Saturday.

The Preston Rec baseball teams finished up their season with a tournament. In the 8U division each team played one game. Their seeding was based on their record for the season.

For the past seven years Dana Cox has organized a 5K (3.2 miles) run in Oxford to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. This year it is slated for July 18.

Preston Golf and Country Club Open League played a One-Man Scramble last week. In the First Flight gross division, Sawyer Jensen finished first with a 26. Bill Nash finished second with a 31. Chad Christensen and Mike Cunningham tied for third with matching 32’s. In the net division, Mo Love…

With the cancelation of high school spring sports, the summer competitive softball program is the first time players have been able to play ball this year. High school coach Larry Morrison has four teams this season that compete against teams from Cache Valley.

Last year PHS alumni Derek Bailey began a community track program for youth ages 7-14. His motivation was a junior high program in Taylorsville, Utah that he participated in when he was young. The experience helped him gain a love for track and all it offers.

Preston Golf and Country Club’s Open League played a Chicago Tournament last week. In the First Flight, Vic Pearson and Sawyer Jensen tied for first with two points. Jake Hess, Jackson Porter, Steve Summers, and Kade Harris all tied for third with -2’s. In the Second Flight, George Young and…

Competing in the rain and mud at the high school and junior high rodeo for District finals held June 6-7 in Bear Lake, Utah, were Tately, Trenton, and Tessly Talbot, members of the Marsh Valley Rodeo Team. They will all go to state competition in Pocatello, June 26-28. Tately, 17, is in the …

It’s that time of year to think about canning. While most people feel comfortable using a boiling water canner, some people are frightened by using a pressure canner. The USDA recommends using a pressure canner when canning low acid foods like meat, poultry, fish and vegetables, or mixtures …

It’s always a treat when Windy Wilson stops by the Mule Barn for a cup and a visit with us. He got all settled in while we waited for him.

Joyce Johnson Palmer is observing her 90th birthday on July 21. Joyce married Clyde Palmer in 1949 and six wonderful children blessed this union.

Janna and the late William Wolfley are pleased to announce the sealing of their daughter Melissa to Kenneth, son of Calvin and Diane Hugie on Saturday, July 18, 2020 for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah temple. Plans had been changed due to the pandemic, but the couple was married May…

Elm seed bugs (Arocatus melanocephalus) have found their way to Franklin County. Two occurrences were reported last year, and the first occurrence of 2020 was reported on July 2. While they are similar to box elder bugs, these insects are smaller, about 1/3 inch long. Adults have a dark, rus…

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