Montpelier City Council held its regular meeting on February 17. Dan Fisher ran the meeting as Council chair due to Mayor Sharp not being present. Sharp and Shane Johnson were absent. After the meeting’s regular business, the Council heard from Kathy Ray, the Executive Director for Four Coun…

In our February meeting we learned that Bear Lake Memorial Hospital will be donating an AED device to be put in the Middle School gym. We were approached by Principal Lindsay in a past meeting about the need for this life-saving device and were then able to reach out to our local hospital fo…

Housing has boomed in Garden City the past little while with people coming to the area and investing in, buying, or building homes that go into the short-term rental market, which according to Garden City Mayor Mike Leonhardt, “seems to be a popular thing right now.”

According to Sean Ellis, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Spokesman, farming and agriculture are still the roots of Bear Lake County. The most recent Census of Agriculture for Bear Lake County shows there are 395 farms in Bear Lake County covering 296,959 acres with an average size of 752 acres …

Georgetown City held its monthly council meeting Jan. 5, 2021. All members of the board were present as well as Attorney Adam McKenzie.

On Feb. 9, the Bear Lake School District held a work meeting before the regular board meeting. The work meeting was for Dave Brinkman from the ISBA to present the rules and responsibilities that Boards must operate under. The training is the second part of the training the Board has received…

The Lady Panthers finished their regular season with two big wins. They traveled to Farson on Friday, Feb.19 and defeated the Lady Pronghorns 63-48. Kylee Dayton had 16 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists end 6 steals. Emmie Barnes and Rylee Teichert each had 13 points. Harley Harmon had 12 points…

The Panther Wrestlers traveled to Star Valley on Thursday, Feb. 11 to wrestle the Brave JV squad. These two teams matched up in ten weight divisions. The Panthers won four of the ten. The final score of the dual was 19-57 for Star Valley.

The Panthers had a tough week on the hard court. They hosted the Panthers of Saratoga on Friday and the Tigers of Encampment on Saturday. Friday they matched up with a tough Saratoga team and worked hard but fell 36-60.

The Cokeville Lady Panthers were host to the Saratoga Lady Panthers on Friday, Feb. 12. The Lady Panthers played a strong game taking the win 63-37. Rylee Teichert led their scoring with 19 points. Emmie Barnes had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Kallianne Toomer had 7 rebounds and 5 ass…

This past weekend the girl Bear Lake high school wrestlers traveled to Pocatello to wrestle in the State Girls Finals. Mitzie Hunt and Celeste Harper with Coach Wilding and Coach Jensen. The girls wrestled hard and had a great day of wrestling. Mitzie Hunt brought home the 4th place state medal.

The Bear Lake High School Cheerleaders traveled to Highland High school this past weekend for Districts. The team had an amazing day! They took 1st in stunt group. They second place in Pom and Sideline. They will be taking all three routines to state in Boise on March 19th. Their coaches Jam…

This past weekend the Bear Lake High School wrestlers traveled to the 2021 Challis Inv/Mario D‘Orazio Memorial tournament. There were 31 teams and a hard two days of wrestling. Mitzie Hunt took 1st, Celeste Harper took 2nd, and Jimmy Williams took 4th. Also wrestling this weekend were Justin…

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The annual Pops Concert was held on Wednesday, Feb 17. Although seats were limited, due to COVID, those in attendance enjoyed a real treat. The Junior High Band was the first group to take the stage. They performed “Tequila” and “Remember Me”. The High School Concert Band joined them for “Mu…

• Monday, February 15, Mr. Warner and his Fourth Grade Class celebrated Chinese New Year. One of the highlights of the celebration was when the class paraded through the halls of Cokeville Elementary beneath a dragon cape to bring good luck to all whose doors were open.

Eight-year-old Jason, one of our foster children, slammed his pencil down. “If you truly loved me, you wouldn’t make me do things I hate, like this math!”

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and S…

Lacey Pelto is one of Montpelier’s finest. Married to Sheriff Rob Pelto, she has been a nurse for 10 years as of July 2020 at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital and under Doctor Hansen for six and a half years at the clinic. However, recently, some of you may have seen her at your children’s school…

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