Coronavirus

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…

Just in time for the Preston High School's musical production "Anastasia," a waiver from Idaho's Stage 3 restrictions has been approved for Preston School District. The musical will be presented Nov. 11-14 at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.

Students at Preston High School usually invite local veterans to their Veterans Day assembly. Since the pandemic made that idea inadvisable, the students want to share it via YouTube. The video can be found on the high school exec council’s YouTube channel: PHS EXEC.

The major discussion of the Weston City Council meeting last week was an update on the well house portion of the water tank project. Steven Wood, of Sunrise Engineering, reported on the results of the bidding process. Four companies submitted bids with the winning bid coming from DWA Constru…

The Bear River High boys basketball team had one more game on the schedule before heading into region play this week, and they made the most of it.

The Bear River girls basketball team traveled to Preston, Idaho last week for a tournament featuring eight teams from Idaho and Utah, coming away without a win but gaining valuable experience as the team prepares for the upcoming Region 11 schedule.

The first road game of the season also turned out to be the first loss for the Bear River High boys basketball squad, but the team rebounded with a victory to cap off last week.

The Bear River girls basketball season started last week with a blowout win on the road, followed by a loss in the home opener and another setback in an away game.

Jim Mitchell has been helping Winnie Richman with chores every day, feeding the cats, watering her heifers and bulls, and occasionally putting hay bales out to the cows or bales to the young heifers and bulls. He has been doing this since Winnie had her back operated on and could not do this…

As the year draws to a close, it’s fair to say that we’ve all learned something about the social, political, physical and environmental forces that have affected everyone. And, in some ways, our lives will be changed, perhaps permanently. But as an investor, what lessons can you learn from 2020?

Orson and Jeannette Poulsen had some friends they met on their mission in Nauvoo, Illinois come for a great visit on Saturday. They enjoyed showing them their little place in the sun.

Determined to keep Christmas off the long list of events that have been canceled this year, Laura Calder and dozens of others banded together last week to bring the local community a live retelling of the story of the nativity.

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