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.
The Centers for Disease Control 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.
BOISE, ID – The Department of Insurance releases bulletins regarding COVID-19.
REXBURG − David Ashby, Learning Innovation and Technology director at Brigham Young University-Idaho, said he has a full staff consulting campus instructors and helping them adjust to an online-only environment. Recently BYU-Idaho announced that all its campus classes will be held online for…
Idaho workers laid off due to the coronavirus filed 32,941 initial claims for unemployment insurance between March 22-28 an increase of 143% over the previous week.
A key resource for understanding and managing the growth of the COVID-19 pandemic is testing. But according to physicians on the frontlines, current testing in Idaho, as throughout the nation, is sorely inadequate, suggesting the infection is much more widespread than indicated by official s…
As the regional referral hospital for southeast Idaho, western Wyoming and southern Montana, EIRMC continues to receive patients from other hospitals who require a higher level of care.
Even if current social distancing guidelines continue, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “rough two-week period” ahead as the White House released new projections that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic.
Madison County now has two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus that were caused by community transmission.
The 2020 Free Fisherman’s Breakfast in St. Anthony has been canceled. The annual event brings hundreds of people to town with visitors from as far away as Australia.
SALT LAKE CITY — In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Rocky Mountain Power is modifying operations of its recreation sites in Idaho and Utah until further notice.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has announced a new toll-free number for Idahoans to call with questions about COVID-19 or the Statewide Stay-Home Order. The number, 1-888-330-3010, will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The number will be in service beginni…
BOISE — Gov. Brad Little is waiving the weeklong waiting period for unemployment benefits, and moving millions of dollars to an emergency fund to bolster Idaho's fight against the novel coronavirus, he announced at a Friday press conference.
The St. Anthony City Council declared a local disaster emergency during its March 26 meeting to acquire funding from the state when necessary and align with state and county government.
Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s latest executive orders and proclamation will boost funds available for Idaho’s coronavirus response, manage the impact of the crisis on the state budget, and help the thousands of Idahoans suddenly unemployed due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
(BOISE)—The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) remind the public to refrain from all nonessential open burning activities as communities respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes …
This week Governor Brad Little ordered all Idahoans to stay home for 21 days. Residents are facing uncertainty as they prepare to stay home for three weeks. The Standard Journal spoke with Dr. Ron Larsen, a psychiatrist and medical director of Optum Idaho. The company is working with the Dep…