Coronavirus

Dealing with the constant churning of coronavirus developments personally and on the news can be challenging or overwhelming for adults and children alike. Daily changes in our world are exposing everyone to issues that were non-existent when 2020 began.

During the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russel M. Nelson, president of the church, invited member of the church worldwide, and its friends, to participate in a fast for divine help to combat the effects of COVID-19. The fast will be held on Good Frid…

Like many aspects of modern life, the Weston City Council meeting was not untouched by COVID-19. To best practice social distancing the meeting was physically closed to the public though they could still participate in the meeting by phone.The new well for the water tank is on hold until the…

At their April 4 meeting, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a rule that temporarily suspends the sale of several types of nonresident fishing and hunting licenses, tags, and permits. The action is effective immediately and lasts until the rule is repealed consistent with relevant st…

In 1940 Floyd and Barbara Bennett began sponsoring a music competition to benefit aspiring young musicians in the community. In 1994 the Bennetts retired and the Bennett Cup Committee was formed to continue the program which is usually held in April.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community‐based transmission.

In keeping with their yearly tradition of holding worship Easter services at the city park, Pastor Tom Johnson of the Grace Fellowship Church, and his wife, Cyrena, plan to gather for a drive-in church service, Sunday, April 12, in the Stokes Marketplace parking lot, 217 South State, Preston.

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As things change daily due to the effect the coronavirus has in our FRANKLIN COUNTY community, they will be posted here. Please contact us (208-852-0155 or copy@prestoncitizen.com) if you have an event that has been postponed or canceled or, if you need help or have ideas or services that ca…

J.D. Needham and his mother, Julie, sing a song from a balcony on Center Street in Logan at sunset on Sunday evening. The Needhams were among several residents of the block who came out of their homes to perform for each other in an informal neighborhood concert prompted by the need to conne…

Finding simple household goods such as toilet paper and antibacterial wipes has been a challenge for residents of Cache Valley since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The demand for testing by people who have mild symptoms is putting a strain on healthcare systems. Test materials and personal protective equipment are being used at a faster rate than normal because of the demand.

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) is asking residents to consider how they’ve changed their actions, and are urging greater action within the community to slow the spread of COVID‐19.

Face masks are a part of our current lives, particularly for those on the front lines of the fight with the COVID-19. At the Franklin County Medical Center the mask has become a part of daily wear for employees. Adrienne Hampton Alvey, part of the FCMC staff, is coordinating a volunteer effo…

Faces pressed up against the inside of car windows as the winding parade of vehicles meandered through the American West Heritage Center on Wednesday afternoon on the first day of the annual Baby Animal Days event — but this year as a drive-through edition.

Concern about workplace safety in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic has sparked protests against Amazon and other major U.S. employers, and those same types of concerns are cropping up in Cache Valley.

In searching past editions of Franklin County's newspapers, this interesting item was published 100 years ago, to the day. In the April 1, 2020 edition of the Franklin County Citizen, forerunner to our current Preston Citizen, we found strong similarities to the situation in our world today.…

Most local businesses are struggling with how to respond to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. With customers rightfully staying home as much as they can, many stores are closing and painful layoffs are widespread. Just getting through each day now feels like a major accomplishment.

The Small Business Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean you can’t explore, state Idaho State Parks personnel. Current online learning opportunities Idaho State Parks offer include:

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), is modifying operations of its recreation sites in Idaho and Utah until further notice.

The Idaho State Board of Education has waived the requirement for senior projects for the Class of 2020, because to finish their project they may require access to resources that may not be available with the social distancing required to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Preston School District will provide free sack lunches to ALL children ages 1-18, Mondays - Thursays, beginning March 30, until classes are again held in the school buildings, state district officials. Adult lunches will not be available.

With nearly all live music performances in the state being cancelled over the past two weeks, members of the music scene in Northern Utah have launched an online music festival: “Love in the Time of the Coronavirus.”

With social distancing restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, many go-to service opportunities are on hold, but there are still ways to help.

The Bear River Hi-Steppers are known for their creative costumes, tightly choreographed dance routines, and a knack for firing up crowds at Bear River High School sporting events.

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State sophomore pitcher Kapri Toone, who led Bear River High to a state softball championship two years ago, was named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, Feb. 16, it was announced Monday. The award is voted on by…

The Bear River High wrestling team has some momentum heading into this week’s 4A state tournament after a successful showing at the divisional tournament last week at Mountain Crest.

It’s the final week of the regular season for Region 11 basketball, and the Bear River boys team plays its final home game tonight in what could determine the fourth and final spot in the state 4A playoffs.

The Bear River girls basketball team headed into this week needing two wins in its final two region games and some additional help to have a shot at the playoffs next week, after taking a loss on the road and picking up a home win last week.

In accordance with her demands last week to give the Sunday home church lesson, Ruby Wheatley told about the parable of the olive tree. She told the parable, asked questions, and waited for the answers before going on. “She did really good,” her proud mother Laura says.

Being isolated is good — for a while. Then one wonders what others are doing and can I join in? Working the yard is good — for a while. After your unused muscles start to complain and those weeds keep multiplying, it ain’t so fun either.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the everyday life of the average Utahn has been upended dramatically in the course of just a few days. Children are staying home from school, companies are having employees work remotely, and large gatherings have been suspended. While some of these measur…

These are challenging times. Like everyone, you are concerned about keeping your family safe and healthy, and you’re doing your part to help protect your community from the effects of the coronavirus. And if you’re an investor, you must also address your financial situation. How should you r…

After months of long, slow, patient work, the Jeff Udy family and the Boyd Udy family are celebrating winning the world championship of cutter and chariot racing last week. Jeff never lost and had the fastest team of most of all the races he won. Congratulations, Jeff Udy and family. “I was …

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