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Cache County's State Lawmakers Weigh In On Upcoming Legislative Session

Jan 16, 2021
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Though 2020 is over, its shadow — and that of the COVID-19 pandemic — will still linger over Utah’s 2021 State Legislative Session, which begins on Tuesday.

As COVID-19 vaccinations orchestrated by health departments roll out throughout the state, there is greater interest in inoculation than there is supply in the Bear River Health District.

'A Glimmer Of Light': Vaccine Roll-Out Brings Hope

Jan 12, 2021
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With long-term care facilities especially hard-hit by coronavirus fatalities, Utah leaders are trying to make sure they’re among the first to get the vaccine.

As chaos and violence unfolded today in the nation’s capital, members of the local group Cache Valley Patriots organized a more peaceful approach to voice their frustration and claims of a “stolen election.”

'Concerning' Evidence Of Community Spread As Vaccinations Delayed

Jan 7, 2021

As the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations rolls out for frontline and healthcare workers, the percent-positivity of testing shows a high amount of community spread both statewide and in the Bear River Health District.

Due to his work and professionalism as the band director at Green Canyon High School, Randall Beach has been named Cache County School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2020-21.

Due to his work and professionalism as the band director at Green Canyon High School, Randall Beach has been named Cache County School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2020-21.

For the first time in known state history, each of Utah’s 29 counties will hold a simultaneous firework show to celebrate the 125th anniversary of statehood on Monday.

Inversion Season Ramps Up In Cache Valley

Dec 29, 2020

Cache Valley saw its first week of inversion for the season by Dec. 9, but according to Randy Martin, the likelihood of more prolonged, multi-day occurrences is just about to ramp up.

As word that novel coronavirus spread more effectively indoors, swaths of people took to nature as refuge from stress and safe excursions throughout the pandemic.

“There has not been a day since I got diagnosed with COVID that I’ve been like, ‘Oh, I feel good today,’ or ‘I’m 100 percent today,’” said Christine Maughan of Logan.

In the “dumpster fire of a year” also known as 2020, local entrepreneur Ron Adair created the Christmas Cache Treasure Hunt both to bring awareness to small businesses and provide a safe activity for the community.

Gov. Gary Herbert announced some changes to K-12 schools in his weekly update on the novel coronavirus on Thursday, though officials said it’s likely only one will affect Cache Valley schools.

Cache Valley Groups Participate In One Utah Food Drive To Address Hunger

Dec 17, 2020

Rounding out a campaign that focused on service, faith and unity, Governor-elect Spencer Cox and the Utah Inauguration Commission have called on Utahns to contribute to the “One Utah Food Drive” to address food insecurity.

The first shipments of COVID-19 vaccinations have been delivered to Utah Valley Hospital and the LDS Hospital, and Logan Regional Hospital will be following suit soon — perhaps even by Thursday.

Due to an increase of 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases within four days, Logan High School will move to a remote learning platform, as was announced by the Logan City School District on Thursday.

While most health officials are trying to fight the politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hyde Park’s Mayor Sharidean Flint has taken the opposite route.

Parents with children enrolled in the Dual Language Immersion program offered at the Logan City School District are breathing a sigh of relief as the Board of Education chose not to end one of the languages — for now.

They say the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, and despite the pandemic, the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra took that to heart.

On Jan. 4, Jordan Mathis will take over as the director of the Bear River Health Department.

UFO Spotted Over Smithfield, Logan Turns Out To Be Giant Plastic Bag

Dec 3, 2020

An unidentified flying object was seen first heading North over Smithfield before shifting South toward Logan and Cutler Reservoir on Tuesday when a science demonstration went rogue.

Logan Ban On Plastic Bags Postponed — Again Due To Pandemic

Dec 2, 2020

The city of Logan’s ban on plastic bags has been postponed for the third time, now twice deferred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanksgiving at her family home in Moroni, Utah, used to be a cheerful affair, the air ringing with her mom’s infectious laughter and everyone excited about her grandfather’s famous homemade stuffing.

'Made In The USA': New Machine Puts Cache Valley On Disposable Mask Map

Nov 25, 2020

Multiple businesses and citizens rose to the call of Gov. Gary Herbert’s “A Mask for Every Utahn” initiative in April, sewing and donating time and money to produce more than 2 million masks for those in need during the pandemic.

“Like everyone else, we’re sick of it,” said Neal Lutz, of Smithfield, whose wife is an Intensive Care Unit nurse at Logan Regional Hospital.

In light of the coming holiday and rising case counts, local physicians are urging the public to adhere to the same five guidelines of mitigating COVID-19 spread as they have throughout the pandemic.

The latest non-human casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic is the horse-drawn sleigh rides at Hardware Ranch.

Bear River Mental Health Asks For Funding Increase Due To High Call Volumes

Nov 17, 2020

Bear River Mental Health is in “dire need” of qualified health care providers in order to keep up with increased calls for service and is expected to receive funding increase to help.

Local Groups Shift Position On Election Integrity After Race Called For Biden

Nov 12, 2020

On the eve of Election Night, multiple local conservatives and Trump supporters said they trusted the election process in determining the next president of the United States. But with projections coming in from news organizations around the world that former Vice-President Joe Biden will be the president-elect, this has changed.

The Dan Gyllenskog Veterans Resource Center hosted an open house for the public to preview the first-of-its-kind, all-inclusive “home” for veterans to seek assistance in Logan on Wednesday.