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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thirteen Utah hospitals, including Logan Regional, will postpone many non-emergency surgeries starting next week as health care workers are overwhelmed by another surge in COVID-19 cases from the faster-spreading delta variant, a major health care company said Friday.

The Franklin County Medical Center issued a request of Franklin County Residents on Sept. 2 to get vaccinated for COVID-19. (See letter in full on page 2.)

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Utah State University will be requiring a COVID-19 vaccine after a letter from the Utah Board of Higher Education sent Friday encouraged college presidents to consider the vaccine as a precondition for enrollment.

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…

The Preston boys tested their mettle against district rival Pocatello on Sept. 13 (score unavailable at press time) at home and travel to Century to play at 4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 15. The games will give them a good idea of where they stand at the district level and what they need to do to w…

The Lady Indians faced their first district opponent on Sept. 16, in Pocatello (score not available at press time) and travel to Century today, Sept. 15, for a game at 6 p.m. They host Sugar-Salem on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 12 p.m. and are in Highland on Monday, Sept. 20, to play at 4 p.m.

WS Volleyball team had a victorious weekend both at home and in the West Jefferson Varsity Tournament. They travel to Soda Springs today where varsity will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 the Pirates host Malad at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 18 they will be at Marsh Valley where they play M…

Preston claimed another victory this time on the road in Idaho Falls against the Bonneville Bees. This put Preston 3-1, as they head into their bye week and plan for their Homecoming game against Blackfoot on Sept. 24.

Preston Golf and Country Club’s Open League played a One-Person Scramble last week. In the First Flight gross division, Sawyer Jensen finished first with a 28. Jay Grunig was second with a 33. In the net division, Gerald Smith was first with a 28.2 and Rick Allen was second with a 28.7. In t…

Preston High football got back on the winning side of the field in game three of the season. They won a non-conference battle against the Star Valley Braves, 28-27.

You may have heard and been confused by the terms June-bearing, summer-bearing, ever-bearing and fall-bearing raspberries. First, let it be understood that there are only two types, those that bear the bulk of their fruit in about June and those that bear mostly in the fall.

The Preston Citizen publishes letters to the editor from or about Franklin County residents. So, although many letters to the editor come to our office, most are from folks from some other part of the country with an agenda they want to publicize. They get filed in the circular file.

We had a very successful and enjoyable Preston City Amateur Golf tournament which was held around Rodeo Weekend. We would like to thank Preston City for sponsoring this tournament for the 35th year. Eighty-four golfers competed for prizes donated by many valley merchants on each one of the h…

We just wanted to write and express our sincere thanks and gratitude for all of the love and kindness that has been shown to us by so many people in this area in so many ways - most recently being the 24th of July Celebration dinner in Weston and the Oxford 5k. As many of you know, our famil…

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