On Tuesday, the Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously recommended children 5-11 years old receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
While the COVID-19 delta variant has been making headlines and swamping hospitals for months, local statistics may show signs that its wave is beginning to decline.
FEMA has distributed about $5 million to help pay for the funerals of Utahns who have died of COVID-19, the federal agency reports.
Mountain Crest High School’s “test-to-stay” event turned up more than 40 additional COVID-19 cases, according to school and health officials.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19.
SALT LAKE CITY — Recently, the Utah Department of Health became aware of a patient who ingested large doses of ivermectin in an attempt to treat symptoms of COVID-19. The patient suffered serious health effects and was taken to a Utah hospital.
Mountain Crest will be the first local school to go through Utah’s “test-to-stay” protocol this fall after the state reported Monday that more than 30 students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks.
The Bear River Health Department has issued a public health order that would enable a “classroom test-to-stay program” in elementary schools across the Bear River region.
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.)
Logan Regional Hospital’s ICU beds are full due to an influx of COVID-19 patients, and the hospital’s options to transfer serious patients elsewhere are limited due to similar situations throughout the state.
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.
School districts in the valley are taking caution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 risk-level guidance offered by Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s online, color-coded map had become tough to fathom in recent weeks.
Editor’s note: Following is a statement from Bear River Health Department Health Department Director Jordan D. Mathis released Monday morning.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints renewed its prior calls to members to get a COVID-19 vaccine and to wear face masks in public gatherings Thursday.
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.
The West Side boys basketball team opens the regular season at home against North Fremont tonight, Dec. 1, after the girls game. They travel to Ririe on Friday, Dec. 3 to play at 7:30 p.m. JV plays at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and freshmen at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 JV plays at 6 p.m. and freshmen at 4:30 p.m.
The Lady Pirates opened the regular basketball season on the road against 3A Marsh Valley. On Friday, Nov. 19 they hosted Grace in their home opener (score unavailable before press time) and Tuesday, Nov. 23 they travel to Firth. The varsity games will begin at 7:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m. The fr…
The Lady Indians picked up a road win over Soda Springs on Nov. 17. They traveled to Sugar-Salem on Nov. 19 and hosted Logan on Nov. 22 (scores not available at press time). The Indians will then have a break until Dec. 2.
West Side made history as the first 2A football team in Idaho to win back-to-back-to-back state football titles on Nov. 19 when they beat Firth 33-13.
The Lady Indians opened the regular season at home against Burley on Nov. 13. The basketball team travels to Soda Springs today, Nov. 17 to play at 7:30 p.m. and to Sugar-Salem on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. On Monday, Nov. 22 Preston will host Logan at 7:30 p.m.
West Side will defend their state title in the championship round of the state football playoffs on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Holt Arena in Pocatello at 9 p.m.
The Preston girls and boys cross country teams competed in the Nike Northwest Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Eagle Island State Park in Boise.
West Side stomped Grangeville 48-8 on Nov. 6 at home, advancing them to the semifinals where they will face district rival Bear Lake.
To the editor,
Old Jasper Blankenship went out to hunt deer the other day, the same way he’s done for decades now. Deer season has changed a lot for Jasper over the many years he’s been at it. As a kid, he couldn’t wait until he was old enough to get a license, because he wanted to bring a buck home to sho…
Sitting for too long during the day can have a negative impact on health. Even those who put in an exercise session during the day, will see undesirable health effects if the rest of the day is spent in sedentary activities. (However, any exercise is better than nothing.) There is an easy wa…
“You can tell the difference in support when the band is involved,” said Preston City Councilman Terry Larsen at the last Preston City Council meeting. He and the other council members expressed their appreciation for the Preston High School Band members and lauded them for their achievement…
As fall unfolds and the days grow darker and colder, we’re faced with the possibility of getting the flu and COVID-19. Regardless of how we personally feel about vaccination, we can boost our immunity by eating nutritious foods.
Old Jasper Blankenship bought a deer license again this year, just as he’s done every year since Eisenhower was President. He sticks nickels and dimes in a jar all year long and smiles each time he contributes. By Fall, he’s saved up enough for a deer tag.
I think people should be more thankful for the world around them because it would help people not to litter. The only reason I would ever want to get into power or become a mayor is to help people and to tell them not to litter. I would remind them to take care of the earth around them. This…