Coronavirus

Idaho’s health districts have been put into an impossible situation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally meeting seven times per year and dealing with less complex issues such as septic tank licensing, the ongoing pandemic has forced board members around the state to make politically charged d…

As summer break came to a close, a big question on many families’ minds was not just whether class would be held virtually or in person, but whether school sports would resume.

Gov. Brad Little announced Thursday the state will remain in Stage 4 of reopening for at least another two weeks, as hospitalizations for COVID-19 run above metrics for moving out of the reopening plan’s final stage.

Please note: due to the ongoing concerns around COVID-19, event details can change at any time. Please check event venue for the most up-to-date information and COVID-19 safety protocols.

BOISE — Starting Tuesday, Central District Health will change its metrics for determining school operation categories in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley Counties.

Northwest Nazarene University will celebrate its 2020 graduates at its 104th commencement ceremony Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Ford Idaho Center, 16114 N. Idaho Center Blvd. The ceremony had previously been scheduled for May 9, but was delayed due to COVID-19 concerns, according to the university.

NAMPA — After two days of discussion, the Nampa School District’s board of trustees voted to keep schools fully online until Canyon County is no longer in the highest risk level for the spread of COVID-19.

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BOISE — Gov. Brad Little announced Thursday the state will remain in Stage 4 of reopening for at least another two weeks, as hospitalizations for COVID-19 run above metrics for moving out of the reopening plan’s final stage.

BOISE — A dozen Boise bar owners are petitioning Central District Health for the right to reopen with new safety procedures. They plan to present the petition to the health district board Thursday evening.

As schools begin the new year, hundreds of high school athletes are also beginning their seasons. Some are practicing in small groups, and some teams are already playing games. For many, a long spring and summer of inactivity due to COVID-19 means they need to be careful when returning to pr…

Please note: due to the ongoing concerns around COVID-19, event details can change at any time. Please check event venue for the most up-to-date information and COVID-19 safety protocols.

NAMPA — With Canyon County still in the highest risk category for the spread of COVID-19, local health officials and community leaders shared what information they have on the pandemic’s impacts in the county.

As the school year begins and flu season nears, health care officials are concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic could limit capacity for local hospitals and impact how others receive medical treatment.

NAMPA — Lindsay Hines started the school year teaching in an empty classroom.

Boise Art Museum has announced an all-new BAM Art in the Park Marketplace — an online shopping experience and fundraiser — will replace the originally scheduled annual Art in the Park event. BAM Art in the Park Marketplace will be Sept. 10-18 and will celebrate the 66th anniversary of Art in…

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