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USU Announces A Student Fee Reduction For Fall 2020

Aug 19, 2020
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Utah State University President Noelle Cockett announced Tuesday that USU students at the Logan Main campus will see a $150 reduction in fall student fees while full time students at USU Statewide Campuses will see a $95 fee reduction.

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When two Utah mink farms began experiencing unusually high mortality rates among their minks, animal samples were sent to the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in Logan Utah. 

Logan Mask Mandate Will Expire, Replaced By 'Education' Resolution

Aug 19, 2020
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Extend the State of Emergency, and therefore the mask mandate, until Dec. 31. Pass a resolution to educate and encourage mask-wearing, without penalties. Do nothing.

Navajo Nation Reports 17 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 More Deaths

Aug 19, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,486 and the known death toll to 484 as of Tuesday. Navajo Department of Health officials said 89,399 people have been tested for the coronavirus and 6,987 have recovered. 

Teens Struggle To Balance School, Family, Work Amid COVID-19

Aug 19, 2020

Educational disruptions forced by the coronavirus pandemic are hurting teenagers who also may need to work and help their families care for young kids. Those challenges are expected to persist as a new school year gets underway, largely with remote learning. 

Utah Teachers 'Nervous' About Lack Of PPE As Schools Reopen

Aug 19, 2020

A Utah lawmaker says some teachers haven’t received any personal protective equipment as students return to school. Riebe, who represents Cottonwood Heights, says teachers in her district were “nervous” about the lack of supplies. 

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Communities like Bryce Canyon City, just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah, rely heavily on tourism. With the coronavirus putting a pause on international tourism, community leaders and business owners are looking for ways to bring more Utahns to town. 

Stay-At-Home Order Lifted As Navajo Nation Starts Reopening

Aug 18, 2020

The Navajo Nation has rescinded its stay-at-home order, but is encouraging residents to leave their homes only for emergencies or essential activities and errands. The order was rescinded Sunday, when 24 additional coronavirus cases and zero deaths were reported. 

Five mink infected with SARS-CoV-2, the animal virus linked to COVID-19 in humans, were identified at two Utah mink farms. This is the first confirmed case of the virus in mink in the United States.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is urging all schools on the tribe’s reservation to use online learning during the fall semester to help reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. 

As Schools Reopen, Utah Governor Urges Virus Vigilance

Aug 14, 2020

Gov. Gary Herbert has urged people to continue wearing masks and social distancing even as Utah’s coronavirus case counts decline. As schools reopen with a mix of in-person and online learning, Herbert said Thursday they will need to be flexible because there’s no way to ensure a “zero risk” scenario. 

Navajo Nation Reports 38 More COVID-19 Cases, 1 More Death

Aug 14, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 38 more cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,394 and the known death toll to 478 as of Thursday.

Utah High Schools Return To Football, With Virus Precautions

Aug 14, 2020

Fans wore masks and players drank from their own water bottles instead of sharing Thursday night at what was said to be the first high school football game in the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Parents Seek Ways to Confront Uncertainty as Schools Reopen

Aug 13, 2020
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Working parents face tough decisions as the school year starts, including who will care for their children while they attend school virtually.

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On Aug. 18, the Logan Municipal Council will vote on whether or not to extend the citywide mask mandate until Dec. 31, but tensions on the mandate may be near a boiling point.

Survey: Most Utah K-12 Students Expected In-Person Come Fall

Aug 13, 2020

A Utah television station has conducted a survey suggesting that most of the state’s students could return to school in-person this fall. KUTV-TV queried five districts about how many of their students planned on taking online courses. 

Navajo Nation Reports 22 More COVID-19 Cases, 4 More Deaths

Aug 13, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 22 more cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,356 and the known death toll to 477 as of Wednesday. 

The Pac-12 announced Tuesday that it is postponing its fall sports season. It is the latest conference — behind the Mountain West and Big Sky — to delay its football seasons.

On Tuesday, the Logan Municipal Council will hold a public hearing as part of the discussion on extending the city’s mask mandate. The public is encouraged to email questions or comments in advance so council members can gather information for their deliberations. These can be sent to teresa.harris@loganutah.org.

High School Football Opens Friday With Fingers Crossed

Aug 12, 2020
Charles McCollum, The Herald Journal

It’s ready, set, hike for Utah and Cache Valley high school football this Friday night with a number of coronavirus safety measures in place for players, coaches and fans.

Navajo Nation Reports 19 More COVID-19 Cases, But No Deaths

Aug 12, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 19 more cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,334 and the known death toll remaining at 473 as of Tuesday. Navajo Department of Health officials say 86,258 people have been tested for the coronavirus and 6,893 have recovered.  

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Monday that ten Utah temples will be reopening next week and allowing for more ordinances to take place.

Utah Coronavirus Case Count Slows To Lowest In 2 Months

Aug 11, 2020

Utah health officials reported nine more confirmed deaths from COVID-19 on Monday but the weekly average for new cases dropped to the lowest level in two months. 

Navajo Nation Reports 7 More COVID-19 Cases And 1 More Death

Aug 11, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials have reported seven more cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,315 and the known death toll to 473 as of Monday night. 

How Does Online Class Impact University Student Fees?

Aug 10, 2020
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As universities prepare for reopening, students are starting to pay both tuition and fees.

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Next week 10 Utah temples will move to the second phase of reopening.

Navajo Nation Reports 15 More COVID-19 Cases, 2 More Deaths

Aug 10, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 15 more cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,308 and the known death toll to 472 as of Sunday night. 

COVID-19 has claimed the life of Nibley Elementary School principal Kelly Rindlisbacher.

Despite the pandemic, the 2020 Cache County Fair continued on with the theme "Good and Plenty in 2020." One of the traditions this included was 4-H livestock shows. 

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As Utah’s rolling average continues to drop, Utah’s governor urges residents to work even harder to help with the decrease.

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