COVID-19, or coronavirus, is a respiratory illness spread through person-to-person contact. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and fever-like symptoms. Severe side effects can include pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ…

With concerns growing across the nation over COVID-19, emergency crews in Jefferson and Clark County are implementing new procedures as they respond to citizens with signs of illness.

As of Monday, March 23, Fall River Electric Cooperative has restricted access by the public to each of the Cooperative’s three front offices located in Ashton, Driggs and West Yellowstone. This action is following recommendations from the CDC as well as local and state agencies and is in res…

With schools and businesses closing or modifying their services, several options are available in Jefferson and Clark County for food distribution services.

On March 11, the Rigby FFA Chapter held their annual awards banquet. With over 300 people in attendance the chapter recognized students’ success, presented awards, a scholarship, and installed a new leadership team.

Kevin Hathaway, Jefferson County Planning and Zoning administrator, said at a commissioner meeting March 16 that negotiations for Area of Impact agreements between the cities and county officials are going well and they expect to reach resolution soon.

Southeastern Idaho Public Health will announce the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bingham County at 5:00 pm this evening at the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Bannock County Office located at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive in Pocatello.

Filings for the Jefferson County Primary elections closed March 13. The state and local elections will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. May 19 but the state is highly recommending people submit applications for absentee voting.

Jefferson County Planning and Zoning has drawn up a tentative Comprehensive Plan with public hearings scheduled for 7:00 p.m., March 24 at the new commissioners room in the annex building.

Rigby Senior Center

The Jefferson School District #251 Board of Trustees gave updates March 11 for three schools currently under construction in the district after visiting the sights.

Does your dog or cat make any loud noises between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.? If so, you could be the recipient of a misdemeanor, which under Idaho Code, could involve up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $1,000 or both.

After careful consideration surrounding the dynamic situation of COVID-19, Grand Targhee Resort ceased cease operations for the remainder of the winter season at the end of the day March 15. The top priority has been the health and well-being of guests, employees and community.

Rigby Senior Center

Dave Walrath outlined four areas he hopes to have repaired in light of the winter damage to roads at the Jefferson County Commissioner meeting March 2.

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The stands began to fill as students at Ririe High left their classes for a midday pep rally. Cheerleaders in pink shirts gathered at center court to lead the students in chants and school pride.

As the 2020 Census approaches, the commissioners discussed plans at the commissioner meeting March 2, to bring the census to residents throughout the county.

A Cessna 172 airplane crashed at the Dubois Airport which an unmaintained runway.

Last year’s Sheep Fire was the largest in Idaho National Laboratory history. Now, Jefferson County commissioners are expressing concerns about fires causing a spread of noxious weeds and invasive species to county farmland.

Rigby Senior Center

At the Menan City Council meeting Feb. 13, a citizen expressed interest in having helicopter rides as an attraction at the Menan Fourth of July celebration.

Deputy Isaac Payne of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office said that as far as he is aware, Lori Vallow Daybell, who was recently arrested in Hawaii in reference to her two missing children, will be extradited to the Madison County Jail.