2022-01-19 E-Edition

Omicron surge hits Box Elder County hard

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Box Elder County COVID-19 daily new cases/7-day average

Box Elder County has not been able to avoid the surge in cases seen across the country and the world due to the omicron variant of COVID-19, with incident rates skyrocketing. Lines for the Test Utah site in Brigham City have been growing since the beginning of 2022, and forced its move from the health care campus by Brigham City […]

Commission grudgingly approves vaccine mandate days before SCOTUS upholds legal challenge

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The U.S. supreme Court last Friday struck down a temporary emergency rule from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration that would have required businesses with more than 100 employees to require vaccinations or masking and testing for all employees. While OSHA has authority to enact worker protections against workplace hazards, the majority opinion essentially found that since COVID-19 can be […]

School board considers going virtual for five days to stem spread of Covid-19

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COVID-19 is rearing its ugly head again in the Box Elder School District and district officials are seriously considering going to virtual learning for five days as a way to “reset.” “It’s on us like stink,” said Assistant Superintendent Keith Mecham to the school board Wednesday as he told them there are 41 students and 24 teachers with active cases. […]

Is this not a reasonable place to park?

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Emergency landing backs up Sunday traffic on I-15

A single-engine Cessna 172 made an emergency landing on a stretch of northbound Interstate 15 running through Brigham City late on Sunday morning. The plane had taken off from Ogden Municipal Airport at approximately 11:26 a.m. when it ran into engine trouble just a few miles shy of the Brigham City Municipal Airport. The pilot, flying alone, was able to […]

Perry throws hat in ring for Box Elder County Commission seat

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Election 2022

Former Utah House Representative Lee Perry has officially announced his intention to seek a seat on the Box Elder County Commission in this year’s election. Perry, who retired from the Utah Highway Patrol in December of 2019, represented House District 29 (southern Box Elder County and northern Weber County) in the Utah Legislature from 2011 through 2020. “While I realize […]

Redistricting boundary change puts two school board members in same precinct

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Eighth board member must be added

Due to a boundary change in Box Elder County school board precincts, there soon will be eight school board members instead of seven. That’s because the new boundary between school board precincts five and six cuts right along the property line of Boardmember Bryan Smith, who is now in the same precinct as Boardmember Nancy Kennedy. Only one person can […]


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Box Elder County Transmission Index

Editor’s note: The Bear River Health Department has modified the Covid data they provide, including less information by county. This chart has been updated to reflect those changes. COVID testing locations: TestUtah sites are available to test for COVID-19 in Box Elder County for residents one year and older. The test site is located at: Brigham City Community Hospital, 950 […]

Chamber seeks nominations for annual awards

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Nominations are being accepted for the Box Elder Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet, scheduled to be held Friday, April 22, in the fine arts building at the Box Elder County Fairgrounds. Nominations need to be submitted to the chamber by Tuesday, Feb. 22. Submit via email at: monica@boxelderchamber.com, or deliver in-person or by mail to 6 N. Main Street, […]

See bald eagles in Utah in February

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Utah’s position along traditional migratory bird routes provides residents with ample opportunities to see one of America’s most iconic birds. Bald eagles fly to Utah to find food and escape winter conditions farther north, and typically by February, hundreds of eagles are in the state. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will hold several viewing events in February, where DWR […]