Coronavirus

On April 2, the valley's three city councils and county commissioners from Idaho and Wyoming received a letter from the organization Valley Advocates for Responsible Development requesting that they consider putting planning and zoning applications on hold until the COVID-19 pandemic passes.

BOISE — Officials with the Idaho Department of Labor said Monday its phone lines are overloaded with calls, as thousands of Idahoans try to file for unemployment insurance benefits amid an economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. Labor officials are asking unemployment claimants to file …

In our valley, there are a large number of families living in poverty or in remote areas without all the amenities most of us take for granted. And with distance learning becoming the only means of providing a public education to our students, having access to the internet is now a necessity…

In the spring of 1918 farmer Thomas Martin Grover and his wife Isabelle Hogge Grover moved from Sugar City to property west of Driggs in Teton Valley.

According to a press release issued by the Jackson Hole Airport Board, on the evening March 29, the Jackson Hole Airport became aware of an employee who had tested positive for COVID-19. This employee is currently in self-isolation, and notifications have taken place with appropriate agencies.

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.

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 COVID-19.

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Teton Valley Health CEO Keith Gnagey confirmed a third positive COVID-19 patient in Teton County, Idaho Saturday, March 28. Gnagey said the person was not a resident of Idaho, but showed up at the hospital presenting with symptoms that met the standards for testing.  

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare 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 beginning Mon…

Beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020, START Bus will be reducing commuter service for Teton Valley, Idaho and Star Valley, Wyoming moving from 4 round-trips per day to 3 round-trips per day. This change will return START Bus commuter routes to the level of service offered in 2018 and 2019, re…

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Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday issued a 21-day statewide stay-home order that “requires Idaho residents to stay and work from home as much as possible while ensuring all essential services and businesses remain available,” according to the order.

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The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and two local public health districts are reporting the state’s first deaths related to COVID-19.

Writing this as the mayors of two closely related tourist towns in Teton Valley, asking people not to come visit our communities, shows things have to be bad. In fact, Governor Little has declared a Stay Home Order for the state of Idaho, community spread has been confirmed in Jackson Hole j…

(SE Idaho) – Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) (which serves Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, and Teton counties), is confirming the first case of COVID-19 in Fremont and Custer County. This brings the total number of COVID0-19 cases in the health district’s re…

Community spread. Social distancing. Shelter in place. When the coronavirus arrived in Idaho, it ushered in a wave of terms relatively unknown to the general public only a month before. Those terms now have a very real effect on Idahoans’ lives. Below is a list of words and phrases relevant …

Local artists get creative during social distancing

Many Teton Valley residents have found solace in outdoor recreation while practicing social isolation. The parking lots at Grand Targhee, Teton Canyon, Horseshoe Canyon, Teton Pass, and in Grand Teton National Park have been extremely crowded at times in the past week. First responders and o…

While the new coronavirus took time to make its way to Idaho, its presence in the state has dominated media coverage and casual conversation in the last week.

In following Silver Star’s commitment to the FCC’s Keep America Connected Pledge of, “Open Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them”, we are pleased to let you know that we have added additional public Wi-Fi hotspots in the following locations. Please note that these are outdoor locatio…

On Sunday afternoon, Eastern Idaho Public Health released this statement: “We were made aware of some positive cases of COVID-19 in other areas of the state that are related to recent travel to Blaine County, Idaho between March 8-22. If residents in our 8-county jurisdiction (Bonneville, Cl…

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Congressman Mike Simpson has joined a host of House members from the Pacific Northwest thanking Vice President Mike Pence for making additional ventilators in federal stockpiles available to the region, which has many fewer ventilators per capita than other regions of the country.