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Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Bryan Lovell, Bingham County Sheriff's Office Here we are, nearing the end of 2017. Holiday vacations are in full swing, and the shopping hubs are bustling with people. Idaho weather is holding true to history with colder temperatures and unpredictable road...

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Winter Preparedness Tips

Winter Preparedness Tips

from Southeastern Idaho Public Health We all remember the large snowstorms and seemingly endless snowfall impacting southeast Idaho this past winter. All the accompanying challenges with just getting out of the driveway, traversing drifted highways and the ensuing...

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire Wintertime brings the holiday season. It’s time to be with family, enjoy the warmth of indoors and count our blessings. However, wintertime also brings hazardous driving conditions such as ice, snow, rain and sleet, so it’s...

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Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

from the Bear River Health Department The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of the year for your little ones, but it’s also a time when kids can be at risk for injuries. Safe Kids Bear River recommends the following tips to stay safe during the...

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Tips for a Safe and Spooky Halloween

Tips for a Safe and Spooky Halloween

Boys and girls of every age enjoy the treats that come with Halloween, and most love a good scare too! But not when it comes to child safety. Safe Kids Worldwide shares some easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with their kids to reduce the risk of...

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Eight Ways to Reduce Risk of SIDS

Eight Ways to Reduce Risk of SIDS

Melanie Christensen, contributing writer Every year, approximately 3,500 infants die from sleep-related deaths in the United States, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Sleep-related deaths can include strangulation, suffocation or entrapment. If...

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Four Tips To Teach Your Kids About Emergencies

Four Tips To Teach Your Kids About Emergencies

Emily Buckley, editor-in-chief Have you ever wondered how your children would cope if there was an accident in your home and you weren’t present or able to walk them through the response? I have thought about this often, and wondered how I can effectively prepare my...

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Stay Cool in the Extreme Heat

Stay Cool in the Extreme Heat

Courtesy of Southeastern Idaho Public Health With the joys of summer come the perils of extreme heat. Extreme heat can cause a variety of illnesses and can even be fatal.  For this reason, Southeastern Idaho Public Health wants to share some tips for staying safe...

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Why Sun Safety is Important

Why Sun Safety is Important

Mimi Taylor, M.S., public information officer, Eastern Idaho Public Health  With summer practically here, more people will venture outside to work and play. Activities like swimming, hiking, biking, yard work and backyard barbecues will expose our bodies to the...

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Preparing for Summer Travel

Preparing for Summer Travel

Sgt. Bryan Lovell, Bonneville Sheriff's Office Everyone in our area has been gearing up for several significant events this summer, the largest ones being the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration on the Fourth of July, in a new location at Snake River Landing, the Blue...

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Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

Matthew Galloway, Caribou County Sheriff’s Office It’s a great time of year. Winter is losing its grasp and spring is just around the corner. As we put our spring “to-do” lists together, it’s fun to include planning spring and summer fun. Vacations, camping, fishing...

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Moms Demand Action: Gun Safety Awareness

Moms Demand Action: Gun Safety Awareness

Kate Petersen, contributing writer Last month marked the four-year anniversary of the school shooting that took the lives of 20 students and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. In an effort to help prevent gun violence among children in...

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Winter Driving and Recreation Preparedness

Winter Driving and Recreation Preparedness

Sgt. Bryan Lovell, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Eastern Idaho has an abundance of outdoor activity during the cold winter months. Our deputies and Search and Rescue volunteers have rescued numerous people who were unprepared for the weather and road conditions...

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Stay Safe in Winter Sports

Stay Safe in Winter Sports

BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Bear River Health Department Winter brings many outdoor activities for children to enjoy. However, winter activities such as sledding, skiing, snowboarding and skating result in thousands of injuries for children each year. The...

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Best Practices for a Safe Holiday

Best Practices for a Safe Holiday

Bryan Lovell, Bonneville County Sheriff's Office The transition from fall to winter is upon us, bringing changing routines as people, businesses and government offices gear up for the upcoming holiday and winter season. As this transition continues, keep a few things...

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Six Back-to-School Safety Tips

Six Back-to-School Safety Tips

Back to school is a busy time for families. With school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues. Safe Kids Bear River wants to remind parents to teach their kids how to stay safe during the school year. Safe Kids Bear River...

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Summer Safety for Your Family

by Russel McKenna, DO, pediatrician, Treehouse Clinic  Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). FIREWORKS SAFETY Be cautious. Even fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach...

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Preventing Summer Injuries

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year for kids, but it’s also when they can be at risk for severe injuries. Safe Kids Bear River recommends the following five tips to stay safe this summer...

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Celebrating Motherhood

Celebrating Motherhood

by Emily Buckley, editor-in-chief  For weeks my 6-year-old twins have counted down the days until we would celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea party in their Kindergarten classroom. Without exaggeration, I believe I have heard nearly as much excitement about this...

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Choking Prevention for Kids

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Bear River Health Department  Babies and small children are constantly putting things in their mouths as a way to explore their environment. However, toys, small objects and even food can be potential choking hazards. Here are...

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