The Idaho State Board of Education today extended its waiver of the college entrance exam requirement for college admissions through the 2021/22 academic year.
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…
Many officials and citizens looking for a return to normal during the COVID-19 pandemic have cited mental health and suicides as top concerns. But some say increased access to crisis lines and telehealth services are doing their part to keep mental illness at bay while fears of the virus loom.
A local teenager has donated more than 1,000 homemade masks to local community organizations and has about 500 more she’d like to give to people in need.
The Bear River Health Department has reported the death of another Cache County resident with COVID-19.
Shooting at a moving target. Doing maintenance and repairs on a moving vehicle. Playing a game of whack-a-mole. These are the analogies of Cache County School District’s administrators planning for school reopenings next month.
Little Lambs Foundation for Kids in Logan is teaming up with a number of local agencies for its biggest diaper and baby-supply distribution so far this year for families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
People in Logan will soon be required to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible after Gov. Gary Herbert approved a citywide mask mandate Thursday.
The manager of The Cache Valley Fun Park said there’s been a boost in business since a recent Facebook post from the establishment, which outright asked for patrons to come since “we are in serious jeopardy” of closing.
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…
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s largest teachers union called Tuesday for schools to delay reopening and start the school year with online classes, citing safety concerns for students and teachers.
Officials with the Bear River Association of Governments are worried that evictions could overwhelm already-strained housing assistance programs as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on.
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…
Governor Brad Little joined public health district directors today during statewide media events to highlight the strong state-local collaboration taking place in Idaho’s response to COVID-19.
Logan Mayor Holly Daines is asking for a mask mandate for the city, but the reaction has been mixed, from both Cache County Council members and citizens.
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…
The Bear River Health District reported 47 new lab-confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday.
The Bear River Association of Governments human services department received more than 1,200 calls in June from locals needing assistance with rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bear River Health Department has reported relatively low increases in confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past few days, but it has also reported the fourth coronavirus death among health district residents.
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.
As the Cache County School District gears up for reopening, Nibley Elementary’s principal is recovering after being hospitalized with COVID-19.
“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.
Six people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Bear River Health District, according to health officials, as the district continues to average upward of 20 new cases a day.
The Idaho State Board of Education today approved an initial implementation plan to expand online postsecondary education opportunities to Idahoans regardless of where they live
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.
That Famous Preston Night Rodeo has been canceled for 2020.
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…
Bear River Health Department reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday as the seven-day rolling average of case confirmations continues to decrease.
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.
A Cache County resident has died after contracting COVID-19, according to the Bear River Health Department.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronav…
The Larsen-Sant Library set up a storybook walk to start its summer reading adventure.
Both of Cache County’s incumbents for state legislators in the Senate and the House are trailing in primary results as new votes are processed and unofficial tallies released.
The Bear River Health Department reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday as estimated recoveries climbed to more than half of the district’s case total.
Health officials reported 39 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Bear River Health District on Friday.
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.
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Thirty-one new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Bear River Health District on Thursday.
Fifteen people, armed with signs like “Meat is murder for animals AND workers” and “We are all animals, Go Vegan,” silently gathered outside of the west entrance to JBS on Thursday to protest what they call the plant’s “inhumane treatment” of both employees and animals.
The Bear River Health Department reported 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the seven-day rolling average of new daily cases to 39.
Cache County Jail inmates in COVID-19 quarantine are experiencing difficulty moving their court cases forward.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high coronavirus infection rates, including Utah, to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, beginning Thursday, the three governors said.
After receiving more than $60,000 in donations, thousands of pounds of food was organized for pickup in several locations across Northern Utah as part of the Farmers Feeding Utah’s second “miracle” project on Tuesday.
Many people may not know the state of Utah is making 2 million protective masks available to residents free of charge. And what’s more, about 230,000 of those masks have been produced in Cache Valley.
The June West Side school board meeting was a brief but weighty affair.
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.
For a month now the local plasma center has been accepting convalescent donations from those that have recovered from COVID-19.
Though most of Utah’s government agencies are facing budget cuts because of COVID-19-related shortages, local lawmakers fought to increase spending on education.
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…
Preston’s t-ball season began on June 15, and will run through July 20. There are eight teams this season which is down from 12 last year.
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…
“You know it has to be summer,” said Dud, “when you see lizards carrying canteens.”
Preparing meals can feel overwhelming. Most people don’t want to spend any more time than necessary. Here are some ways to save time and take the drudgery out of it.