Coronavirus

The Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees voted on May 10 to make masks optional at all schools for the remainder of the academic year, effective May 11. 

On Tuesday, April 20, the Driggs City Council voted to lift the city’s mandatory mask mandate, effective on Monday, April 26, because ICU usage across the region is down and vaccines are available to all adults. The Teton Board of County Commissioners followed suit on Wednesday, April 28, an…

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Every adult in Idaho is eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, but the number of adults who've received at least one dose in Idaho is barely more than halfway toward the 80% benchmark that experts say could pave a path for the virus to be under control. And that doesn't include young childre…

At this Monday's meeting, Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees began a discussion around the rule that K-5 students must wear masks at recess if they want to play within 6 feet of one another.

As the March 18 deadline for the end of the Eastern Idaho Public Health mask-wearing mandate in Teton County looms, the elected officials of Teton County, Driggs, and Victor are united in keeping their own requirements in place until regional ICU occupancy is under 75 percent for at least th…

The Crazy Horse Hill Climb snowmobile race, hosted by the Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Association with help from the Skyliners Motor Club, will not be happening this year.

Idaho’s top health leader said if the COVID-19 vaccine supply continues to rise, the state’s weekly inventory could more than double within a month and secure a path to reach “some sense of normalcy” by summer’s end.

The COVID Vaccine Advisory Committee met on February 19 and finalized the next groups of Idahoans to receive the COVID vaccine as soon as the Governor releases a date for that to start, which is tentatively scheduled for early April. Following is a list of those groups:

Long after its sister counties in eastern Idaho were downgraded to moderate or low risk categories, on the evening of Feb. 17 Teton County's Covid risk status was finally moved from critical to high. 

Teton Valley Health did not receive its shipment of Covid vaccines this week because of winter weather impacting other parts of the country. That means tomorrow's vaccination clinic, sponsored by Teton Valley partners, has been moved to Feb. 26. 

BOISE — An Idaho senator tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, and the Senate is being warned of the possible exposure. Today, Sen. Van Burtenshaw, R-Terreton, was absent and appointed former Sen. Jeff Siddoway, also from Terreton, to fill in for him indefinitely.

The pandemic has disrupted a wide variety of community functions. It’s changed everything from grocery shopping and eating at restaurants to how medical facilities and public transportation operate. An element of the community that is more easily overlooked, however, is law enforcement and t…

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout for Priority Group 2.2, adults age 65 and older, began this Monday, Feb. 1. All appointments for Teton County seniors will be on Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Driggs LDS Church.

Grand Targhee Resort announced on Wednesday its decision not to hold the popular Targhee and Bluegrass music festivals for the second summer in a row due to the uncertainty around COVID.

Clad in a puffy coat, hat, and mask, Eva Marmsater ambled around the massive snow sculpture taking shape in downtown Driggs. Along with her husband, she marveled at the intricacy of the carving and the whimsy captured in the faces of the creatures rafting the snowy wave. Carefully pulling do…

In the final days of 2020, an 85 year-old resident of Alta, WY, died by suicide. Another valley resident made a plan for suicide by firearm, and tactful intervention by sheriff’s deputies prevented his death.

Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” died on Dec. 30 of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said. She was 82.

BOISE — Idaho officials have released a rough timeline for when residents can expect their turn to get the coronavirus vaccination, though much of the planning remains a work in progress and is contingent on the state's supply and demand.

After a few months of rumors and alarming news stories, then on-the-ground reports from locals who had traveled through Seattle or crossed U.S. borders in late February and early March, the virus then known as the 2019 novel coronavirus suddenly blew into Teton County when Eastern Idaho Publ…