SALT LAKE CITY — A multimillion-dollar coronavirus-testing contract the state of Utah signed with a startup company ended up costing significantly more per test because fewer people than expected took the tests, according to an audit released Wednesday.
A woman convicted of spreading hepatitis C while diverting drugs in two Northern Utah hospitals now wants early release from prison because she’s at high risk for COVID-19 behind bars.
OGDEN — Utah County isn’t alone in experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases stemming from a rise in infections among young people and students.
Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee had only one word to describe how he felt about the countywide mask mandate approved by two other county commissioners and the Utah County Health Department late Tuesday evening.
Utah officials announced Tuesday that they will implement a public health order moving Provo and Orem from a “yellow” to “orange” restriction level amid a continuing surge in COVID-19 cases in Utah County.
OGDEN — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is set to open a new satellite medical center in Weber County next month.
SALT LAKE CITY — A spike of coronavirus cases in Utah that began after schools and colleges resumed classes reached a new peak Friday and led the state’s Republican governor to say again that he’s considering new measures to combat the spread of the virus.
OGDEN — Thanks to some help from the United Way, for at least the next 18 months the Ogden Police Department will have an employee tasked specifically to work with the city’s homeless population.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday that he is considering a statewide mask mandate and is planning expanded coronavirus testing in response to what he called an alarming spike of infections in the state.
Not everyone is strictly adhering to the varied guidelines meant to beat back COVID-19 and keep case counts in check.
As schools worked to reopen following this week’s violent windstorm, both of Weber County’s school districts — the Weber School District and the Ogden School District — saw a slowdown in new COVID-19 cases.
Gov. Gary Herbert has granted Box Elder County's request to move to the "green," minimal-restriction phase of reopening, he said during a Thursday press briefing.
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising daily the first week of school, BYU officials implored students to follow safety precautions heading into Labor Day Weekend. New numbers suggest many didn’t take that homework assignment to heart.
OGDEN — As if COVID-19 weren’t enough to worry about, flu season is gearing up, giving those already jittery about every cough and sneeze more to fret over.
SALT LAKE CITY — A police shooting that wounded a 13-year-old autistic boy in Salt Lake City is revealing shortfalls in the way officers respond to a mental health crisis, an advocacy group said Wednesday, a part of policing that’s facing renewed scrutiny during nationwide protests over brut…
Heidi Kershaw was sitting in on a therapy session with her 7-year-old son, who has autism, when she noticed he kept getting distracted from the therapy exercises. His eyes were glued to the corner of the room, where Mickey Mouse was on the TV.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah will aim to be prepared to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available, Gov. Gary Herbert said at a weekly briefing Thursday — a week after the federal government told states to be ready for distribution by Nov. 1.
Since schools in Weber and Davis counties opened their doors to students last week, districts have had a crash course in responding to the swirling coronavirus threat.
United States Rep. Ben McAdams, D-UT, announced Tuesday that he had signed on to a bill aimed at improving access to mental health services throughout the country, particularly in rural and low-income communities.
Monitoring of dozens of sewage treatment plants by the Utah Division of Water Quality shows increasing COVID-19 detection rates in a handful of Utah County cities.
OGDEN — School isn’t just about reading, writing and arithmetic.
Bonneville Elementary School in Ogden has a positive COVID-19 case, according to a message sent by the Ogden School District.
That smoky air from California wildfires that you can see, smell and maybe even taste is expected to hang around for several more days.
OGDEN — While stopping short of a full-on mandate, the Ogden City Council has formally encouraged all citizens of Junction City to wear masks in public areas.
OGDEN — The new COVID-19 case counts may be holding steady at sharply reduced levels compared to mid-July, creating, perhaps, a measure of breathing room as schools in Weber and Davis counties prepare to open their doors.
ROY — Keith Kippen says he’s still dragging.
OGDEN — Even as the new coronavirus case count in Weber and Davis counties continues to dip, authorities are keeping their guard, especially as schools prepare to reopen, boding for increased contact and the potential for COVID-19’s spread.
As Congress prepared to allocate trillions of dollars in COVID-19 pandemic relief, lobbying expenditures in the health care industry increased at 10 times the rate of any other sector, according to a paper co-authored by two Brigham Young University professors.
A face mask is roughly the size of a small wash cloth. Yet, this piece of material has caused commotion from one end of the United States to the other and has been used as a political tool to fuel protests, riots and mobs of angry parents in full disagreement about schools opening this fall.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A Layton woman has failed in her second attempt to obtain additional compensation for her husband’s death due to cancer-causing chemicals at Hill Air Force Base.
OGDEN — Another cannabis growing operation is hoping to locate in Weber County, joining Harvest of Utah.
FARMINGTON — Davis County officials have begun contract negotiations with a Centerville construction company to build an $8.2 million medical observation unit at the Farmington jail.
ROY — For more than two months up until late July, Heritage Park Healthcare and Rehabilitative Services was a COVID-19 hot spot in Weber County.
It appears COVID-19 has touched thousands more lives along the Wasatch Front than might have been expected after the state announced it is closing the Health Clinics of Utah in Provo, Ogden and Salt Lake City.
OGDEN — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Weber, Morgan and Davis counties dipped downward again for the week ending last Saturday.
Attendance will be limited this fall at high school sporting events due to health protocols in place designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
WEST POINT — Ogden Clinic is opening another location in Davis County in August.
OGDEN — When the pollution caused by winter inversion spikes, it gets tough for Rosaline Hester’s 10-year-old son, Rajheem, who suffers from asthma.
OGDEN — It was Nov. 29, 1918, and the message from Ogden city health officials was blunt.
WEST HAVEN — For the first time in her life, Bobbieann Allen — out of work due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic — had feared the prospect of eviction.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Weber, Morgan, Davis and Utah counties eased for the week ending Saturday, declining slightly off the prior week’s numbers.
OGDEN — Investigators are looking into suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a Weber County Jail inmate, authorities said Monday.
OGDEN — Next month, when students, faculty and staff return to Ben Lomond High School following an extended absence caused by the global pandemic, one of their own will be missing.
OGDEN — They’re not clinicians or counselors. Charli Salas and T. Zachariah Rasmussen are recovery peer coaches, working to help people with similar drug addiction histories overcome their challenges.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in March, contrary opinions about the effectiveness of masks against the spread of the virus have dominated discussions both online and in real life.
OGDEN — In these days of the coronavirus, Weber County Commissioner Jim Harvey believes in the importance of masks.
As health officials warn that Utah hospitals could be overwhelmed if the rate of COVID-19 infections in the state continues climbing, an analysis of health data shows that Utah may be among the states least equipped to handle a surge in coronavirus cases.
As states began the process of reopening over the last six weeks, some areas across the country saw an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases. As a result, some reopening plans have been stalled or, in some cases, walked back.
Narcotic overdose rescue kits have saved more than 4,100 lives in Utah since 2015, and the effort is gaining new momentum in Davis and Weber counties.
A document prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force named Utah as one of 18 coronavirus “red zones” in the United States and recommended more restrictive measures across the state.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert criticized the approximately 100 Utah County residents who packed into a Utah County Commission meeting Wednesday without wearing masks or maintaining a 6-foot distance to speak against the governor’s decision to require masks in public K-12 schools this fall.