Safe Families

Safe Families


Car Seat Safety

by Erin Griffeth, community services coordinator, Cache County Sheriff's Office  Hurry, hurry, hurry! There is so much to do: grocery shopping, music lessons, basketball practice, dinner, laundry, clean house, bedtime routines and sleep. Wouldn’t you love to not have...

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River For parents of a newborn, nothing is better than your little one soundly sleeping. However, unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury-related death among children under age one. By following...

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Ways to Honor Our Mothers

Ways to Honor Our Mothers

by Schae Richards, community editor A mother’s love is infinite. She’s encourages, inspires and teaches her children. She comforts and supports them, just as she admires and praises them. This Mother’s Day, take a moment to reflect on the memories with your mother....

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Sun Hazards in Your Car

Block UV Rays While Driving To Protect Your Family's Skin by Lane Jones, Logan Glass For the first time ever the US Surgeon General came out with a warning to the public about ultraviolet (UV) radiation. With melanoma cases almost tripling over the last 30 years, it...

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Buying or Building Your Dream Home in 2015

by Kinsey Love, marketing manager at Lewiston State Bank Buying a home means spending a lot of time paying attention to the details, from blueprints to paint and everything in between. Buying a home means a lot of time searching and scrutinizing the options. All of...

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Are Your Kids Safe In Their Car Seats?

By BreeAnn Silcox, Bear River Health Department Safe Kids Bear River Have you ever wondered if your child’s car seat is installed properly? Does it wiggle a little or a lot? Ever wonder where or how to adjust the harness straps? Unfortunately, many car seats are not...

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Winter Driving, Safety And Preparedness 101

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire Old Man Winter is arriving, and with him he brings snow, sleet, freezing temperatures, ice and winds. With all these coming our way it’s time to buckle down and prepare for the hazards winter can and will bring. It’s...

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Gun Safety

By Jim Meacham, sergeant, Cache County Sheriff’s Department  This time of year many enjoy target shooting with their kids or sighting-in rifles for the upcoming hunts. As we head to the range or out to open areas appropriate for shooting, it is important to remember...

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Now is the Time to Ditch Your All-Season Tires for Winter

by Christie Stock, vice president, Discount Tire No one really needs winter tires, right? If you happen to live in a place where it never gets cold this statement may be true, but if you live in a place where temperatures drop below 45 degrees for any consistent...

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Electrical Safety at Home

by Brett Hadley, master electrician/owner Master Electrical Did you flip on the light switch when you walked into the bathroom this morning? How about charging your cell phone or plugging in the toaster? Electricity makes life more convenient and fun, but it also has...

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Create a Family Fire Safety Plan

by Craig Humphreys, assistant chief/fire marshal, Logan Fire Department One of the obstacles in fire safety is overcoming the psychological attitude that “it won’t or can’t happen to me.” After recently responding to my brother’s home fully involved in fire, it is a...

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Summertime Snacking Made Easy

Summertime Snacking Made Easy

by Six Sisters Stuff Growing up, summertime was fun, but we know it was pretty hard on our mom. Going from six kids attending school to everyone being at home meant a lot less time to herself and A LOT more money spent on groceries. While some people may dread the...

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Get in the Helmet Habit

by Erin Griffeth, Cache County Sheriff’s Office I remember having a big wheel as a little girl. My neighbor across the street had a long, sloped driveway. My siblings and I would haul our big wheels up to the top of his driveway, and 1-2-3 off we would fly, down the...

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