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.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — All people in Utah age 18 and over will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on April 1, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.
After a huge spike around Thanksgiving, the coronavirus pandemic seems to be starting to calm down a bit in Cache County.
New regulations from the state have opened up opportunities for more spectators to watch high school events.
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…
As COVID-19 vaccinations orchestrated by health departments roll out throughout the state, there is greater interest in inoculation than there is supply in the Bear River Health District.
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.
With long-term care facilities especially hard-hit by coronavirus fatalities, Utah leaders are trying to make sure they’re among the first to get the vaccine.
As students return to school on Monday, all Cache County residents will have the option of receiving a free rapid antigen COVID-19 test.
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…
“There has not been a day since I got diagnosed with COVID that I’ve been like, ‘Oh, I feel good today,’ or ‘I’m 100 percent today,’” said Christine Maughan of Logan.
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…
Gov. Gary Herbert announced some changes to K-12 schools in his weekly update on the novel coronavirus on Thursday, though officials said it’s likely only one will affect Cache Valley schools.
The first shipments of COVID-19 vaccinations have been delivered to Utah Valley Hospital and the LDS Hospital, and Logan Regional Hospital will be following suit soon — perhaps even by Thursday.
Due to an increase of 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases within four days, Logan High School will move to a remote learning platform as was announced by the Logan City School District on Thursday.
Editor's note: Hyde Park Mayor Sharidean Flint was misquoted in the third paragraph of the original version of this article. The word "censorship" was misheard and mistranscribed as "discussion." It is now correct
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.
The rate of newly reported COVID-19 infections continued to climb Saturday in the Bear River Health District, while a dip in tests performed appears to be contributing to a rise in the percentage of tests coming back positive.
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.
After declining over the last week of November, the rate of new COVID-19 cases in the Bear River Health District rose again over the first few days of December.
Two new deaths attributable to COVID-19 were reported in the Bear River Health District on Tuesday, one each in Cache and Box Elder counties.
The rate of newly reported COVID-19 infections dropped over the week of Thanksgiving, but local, state and national officials are worried that the holiday may lift rates again in the coming weeks.
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’.
Newly reported COVID-19 cases continued to drop Thanksgiving Day, as the rolling 7-day average hit 186 new cases daily, down from a peak of 215 last Friday.
The rate of new coronavirus cases in the Bear River Health District continued to dip Wednesday, and two more deaths were reported from Box Elder County.
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…
The November West Side School Board Meeting was its usual brief affair.
It took a while for the pandemic to affect much of Franklin County but last weekend, local cases of the virus surged locally.
The Bear River Health District reported an average of about 210 new daily cases over the seven-day period ending Tuesday.
In light of the coming holiday and rising case counts, local physicians are urging the public to adhere to the same five guidelines of mitigating COVID-19 spread as they have throughout the pandemic.
Estimated active cases of COVID-19 were still going up in the Bear River Health District as Gov. Gary Herbert's restriction on social gatherings is set to expire.
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continued in Northern Utah as the Bear River Health Department reported an average of 205 new cases a day for Saturday and the six days preceding.
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 rate at which the Bear River Health District is reporting new cases of COVID-19 continued to rise Friday, averaging 215 new daily cases over the past seven days.
The Bear River Health Department reported 259 new cases Thursday, bringing the 7-day rolling average up to about 191 new cases a day.
The latest non-human casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic is the horse-drawn sleigh rides at Hardware Ranch.
The Bear River Health Department unveiled a new COVID-19 reporting dashboard on Tuesday with the aim of providing more nuanced data to the public.
The recent spike in COVID-19 infections continues in the Bear River Health District as the 7-day rolling average of new daily cases neared 200 on Monday.
Bear River Mental Health is in “dire need” of qualified health care providers in order to keep up with increased calls for service and is expected to receive funding increase to help.
Cache County has one more death attributed to COVID-19, according to health officials.
A backlog of COVID-19 reports that originally didn't list county data were reported Saturday, artificially inflating some already high numbers in the Bear River Health District and statewide in Utah.
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…
Just one week after Utah’s record for largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, Thursday shattered the previous record with 3,919 new confirmed cases. Bear River Health District saw a similar spike with 208 cases on Thursday and 252 on Friday.
The Bear River Health District continues to report newly confirmed COVID-19 cases at an accelerating rate, with more than 200 cases reported both on Friday and Thursday.
The Bear River Health District broke its previous record for newly reported COVID-19 cases Thursday, with 208.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) confirmed two deaths associated with COVID-19 on Nov. 12.
The Cache County Council unanimously denied a rezone request that would allow for a butcher shop to open up in Young Ward, but unlike most applicants of failed rezones, Forrest Olsen was happy with the outcome.
Reports of new cases of COVID-19 continue to pick up speed, with the Bear River Health District reporting 191 newly confirmed infections on Wednesday.
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.
The Herald Journal named Jesse Mariscal from West Side to their 2020 All-Valley Volleyball Team Offensive Player of the Year.
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…
Have you ever tried to make a positive change but can’t seem to make it stick? It all comes down to our habits.
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…
A new year. A new start. Who said I can’t finish this book?
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…