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…

Austin Smellie was named Most Inspirational Player, Bengal of the Year and received the Captain award along with teammate Tarik Cool last week at Idaho State University during the 69th Annual Samuel Horne Bennion Banquet Awards for men’s basketball. The awards were announced digitally due to…

“A West Side High School golf team was only a thought in 2020,” said Coach Ronald Mumford. “All that was needed were players, a coach, a place to play, and a supportive administration and community. It all happened.”

West Side attended the 2A state track meet on May 22, at Eagle High School where the boys team took third overall and the girls took fifth.

Preston defeated Century twice in the 4A District 5 tournament but could not best Pocatello for the title and state berth.

The Lady Pirates went two and out at the 2A District 5 softball tournament last week ending their season. They faced Malad in the opening round and Soda Springs in an elimination game the next day.

On May 13-14, the PHS track team traveled to Pocatello for the 4A District 5 track meet in a very competitive field. The Preston girls team proceeded to win the district title with 72 points, edging Pocatello who scored 68. The boys team tied with Century 70-70. They will compete at the stat…

We watched the thunderstorm growing, building, off to the west. As we sat on our tailgates sipping coffee and wishing we could be inside at the Mule Barn counter, we just sipped and looked in awe.

Coryneum blight or shot-hole blight is a fungal disease that causes damage on peach, nectarine, apricot, and sometimes cherries. It is caused by the fungal pathogen Wilsonmyces carpophilus. It can infect buds, twigs and branches but most often we notice it on leaves and fruit.

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