The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have reverberated into almost every aspect of people’s lives. Many people are unsure where to turn for help as they navigate this new reality.
BOISE — Idaho hasn’t met its COVID-19 criteria for moving out of Stage 4 reopening restrictions, Gov. Brad Little announced Thursday, but he pressed to reopen schools for the fall nevertheless.
BOISE — State officials said during Tuesday’s AARP telephone conference that 58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities.
A recent United Ways of Idaho survey found three-fifths of Southeast Idaho residents have experienced some degree of financial distress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) has confirmed the death of a male in his 90s from Bonneville County due to complications of COVID-19.
Tracking based on geotagged Twitter data has found that Idaho is fourth in the country for people refusing to wear masks as protection against COVID-19, according to a survey by Florida based marketing company Fresh Mechanism.
BOISE — State officials announced 550 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the statewide case total over 14,000.
Teton County is the first in eastern Idaho where masks are mandatory in public and large gatherings are barred across the county.
Driggs and Victor councils require masks in cities
BOISE — State officials reported four COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday, the second highest single-day number since five were reported on April 21.
REXBURG — We are pleased to announce that Brigham Young University-Idaho will broadcast an online commencement service to celebrate and recognize our Spring Semester 2020 graduates. Elder L. Whitney Clayton, Senior President of the Quorums of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latt…
Idaho Falls City Council on Thursday will consider making face masks mandatory in public spaces, as a growing number of Idaho cities are doing as the state’s COVID-19 caseload soars, according to an agenda posted on the city website on Tuesday evening.
POCATELLO — Pocatello is mulling an ordinance that would require citizens to wear masks in public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (9 in Bannock County, 7 in Bingham County, 1 in Caribou County, 1 in Franklin County) in southeast Idaho.
A resident of a Blackfoot-based assisted living facility has died due to COVID-19-related illness. The resident was in his 80s with underlying health conditions. This is the second death from COVID-19 in southeast Idaho.
Project Protect, a service project created in Utah to produce masks for health care workers, sent about 190 kits to Rexburg on May 6. Each kit had 100 masks to be sewn. In the last two weeks of May, Upper Valley residents created over 93,000 clinical-grade pleated masks.
A new N95 mask decontamination system in Idaho Falls can handle up to 80,000 face masks a day, and while it is cleaning masks for medical and emergency services providers throughout the state, so far it is running well under its capacity.
On April 30, Governor Brad Little announced the state’s readiness to begin Stage One protocols for Idaho to reopen. Stage One is expected to take place over a two-week period (May 1 – May 15). In order to advance to the next stage, all state-identified criteria must be met.
Madison Memorial Hospital respiratory therapist, Aaron Craythorn, is in New York treating COVID-19 patients at the Lincoln Bronx Hospital in New York. He has done so for the past six weeks and plans to be there for another month.
BOISE — Idaho residents have been successful at reducing infections and deaths because of the coronavirus, and it’s time to start restoring normal activity, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday.
Fremont County employees will return to work Monday.
The city plans to create a questionnaire giving residents a chance to contribute their opinions on city cleanups and how much they would be willing to pay for them.
Gas prices kept tumbling last week amid record-high stock levels and continued low demand due to COVID-19 precautions. With another eight-cent drop for the week (the second-largest in the country behind Alaska), the Idaho average price for regular fuel is now just seven cents higher than the…
REXBURG – The Rexburg Mobile Food Pantry and The Idaho Foodbank are teaming up again to provide an emergency food distribution on Thursday. This is the second time they have done so this month.
REXBURG − On Saturday near the Madison County Courthouse, Idaho residents gathered to protest Governor Brad Little’s stay-home order. The gathering began around 10 a.m. and by 10:25 a.m. there were about 30 occupied vehicles and at least 10 individuals congregating on the sidewalks, many at …
BOISE — In the months ahead, as Idaho moves through the coronavirus pandemic, “It will be more about staying safe than it will be about staying home,” Gov. Brad Little said.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a once strong potato market to make an abrupt about-face, leading some Idaho growers to dump surplus spuds from storage cellars or to feed them to cattle.
As the country is gripped with confusion and fear, many wonder if their elderly loved ones are safe and getting the care they need. Whether that be in their homes or at an assisted living center.
At the April 15 City Council meeting, the council approved a budget amendment and proposal for a dog park within Eagle Park. It should be available in June and will cost $79,000 to build.
Madison and Sugar-Salem School Districts plan to continue the ‘soft closure’ of their schools. The Fremont School District also plans to continue with its online education, but is also awaiting more information from Gov. Little, Idaho education and health officials on how to continue the rem…
At the Madison County Commissioner meeting Monday, officials looked at how COVID-19 impacted businesses within the county and how many of the businesses might need tax relief due to lower profits caused by a steep decline in the number of Brigham Young University-Idaho students living in Mad…
The Fremont County Chief Deputy Prosecutor hopes to become the county’s next prosecutor.
It is with sadness and regret that the Idaho High School Activities Association Board of Directors
BOISE — Nearly 14,000 Idahoans have tested negative for COVID-19, but it is unclear how many of those were faulty results.
Facilities & services can open for curbside & delivery
BOISE — Gov. Brad Little said while Idahoans’ strong response to social distancing and his March 25 stay-home order have helped slow the spread of the coronavirus, the curve had merely been flattened, not “knocked down.”
Longtime Madison County Detective Sgt. John Virgin plans to run for Fremont County Sheriff in May.
Come Sunday morning, instead of bundling up and making the annual trek to Marsing’s Lizard Butte before sunrise, the roughly 1,500 people who normally mark this Easter tradition will likely be at home, tuning in through a computer screen instead.
A video meeting hosted by Utah’s Alpine School District was hacked, revealing pornographic images to dozens of elementary school students last week.
In a 75-day legislative session that was dominated by bitter debate over social issues and failure to agree on major challenges, from property tax relief to regulating hemp, Gov. Brad Little sees some significant advances for the state. “Overall, I was very pleased,” Little said in an interview with the Idaho Press, taking a brief break from his current “COVID-19 all day every day” schedule. He cited enactment of his initiatives on education, including adding an advanced rung to the teacher career ladder; approval of his corrections initiative to provide more services aimed at preventing reoffense by parolees; and limiting overall spending while beefing up the state’s rainy-day funds...
Longtime Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries plans to run again for office.
Two traditional Fremont County Easter Egg Hunts have been cancelled this weekend.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Travelers coming into Utah will be required to identify themselves and report any coronavirus symptoms as they arrive, Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday.
A group of Idaho businesses on Tuesday announced their collaborative efforts to improve access to as many as 1,000 COVID-19 tests daily for Idaho’s essential workers.
In order to keep communities safe amid the growing coronavirus pandemic and protect citizens’ right to vote, Idahoans will vote in the May Primary Election from home. If you want to vote in the upcoming election, you will need to request your ballot at IdahoVotes.gov.
The majority of Idahoans who have tested positive for COVID-19 so far are under age 50, with more than 600 people aged 18-49 testing positive. The second-largest group is Idahoans 50 and older, at more than 500 cases; but there also have been 15 cases in people under 18. “I think a lot of young people are maybe not aware...
REXBURG – Lori Vallow-Daybell is scheduled for a bond reduction on April 17.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has ordered the creation of a committee to oversee the state’s $1.25 billion share of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue package approved by Congress last month.
Community organizations are currently facing unprecedented challenges and demand for vital services. Through Rocky Mountain Power’s charitable arm, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has committed $311,500 for immediate support to critical community-service organizations in Utah, Wyoming an…
Idaho is a big state, the 11th largest in the U.S. in terms of square miles. And it boasts a diverse environment from the fertile Snake River Basin to the high deserts in the southwest and eastern parts of the state to the lush forests of the panhandle.