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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.)

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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.

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…

An incredible, home-run robbing catch in the state playoffs made Olivia Taylor a viral video star, but it wasn’t her only highlight during a season in which the senior helped her team capture Bear River High’s record-tying 10th state softball title.

Post to hold annual cereal saleAfter being cancelled last year, the annual Post Consumer Brands cereal sale is back this year with proceeds from the sale benefiting United Way.

Orson and Jeannette Poulsen left for their Labor Day weekend rendezvous on Thursday, September 2 at Fort Bridger, Wyoming. They took their leather and jewelry trade goods and did very well selling them. Orson does the leather goods and Jeannette makes the jewelry. This year, Orson made an an…

Laura and Zane Wheatley’s four oldest girls had haircuts last week. Laura’s friend did an exceptional job with her scissors. In addition to haircuts, the school-aged girls finished up their school clothes shopping. On Sunday, a runway was set up so the girls could have a fashion show to show…

Alvin “Bud” Anderson celebrated his 90th birthday, with his family, on August 21st. No one was more surprised to commemorate this milestone than Bud himself!

Too little, now too much — rain, that is. The storm resulted in a water-filled exterior stairwell and a window well full of the wet stuff, which of course leaked into the basement. A lot. Mandating a lot of soaked towel wringing and puddles all over. But the lawn looks good.

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