EASTERN IDAHO- The Fourth of July weekend is around the corner, and the desire to buy and light fireworks is growing. Firefighters in eastern Idaho urge Idaho residents to use fireworks legally, appropriately and wisely.

Yes, it is that time of the year again. With the warmer weather, mosquitoes have arrived, and more are on their way. In addition having a stinging bite, they have been known to carry a variety of viruses and diseases. West Nile virus (WNV) is one that can cause serious illness, paralysis, an…

As our climate continues to change, the West has gone through some record droughts causing much concern about the availability of water and our water supply. Both Idaho and Utah have recently filed applications to appropriate as much as 400,000 acre-feet of water from the Bear River. Water l…

It took a little time, but the Grace Thiel Community Center, which is also known as the Bear Lake Senior Center/ Community Center, food Pantry is now open to all. Jackie Price, the Montpelier Grace Thiel Community Center Director, had a small food pantry for some time. There were jackets, ha…

Dennis Turner was recognized on Wednesday, May 27th for fifty years of service as precinct chairman of the Bear Lake County Republican Party. Mr. Turner had served also served for 30 years as the Chairman. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Idaho Republican Party recognizing h…

This weeks first place winner is Reed Hansen, with 1 incorrect and winning $25. Second place is a tie with 2 incorrect answers and the same high score guess of 58, Raylene Hansen and Annette Ludwig both winning $15.

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John A. Teichert celebrates his 90th birthday November 1, 2018. His family will hold an open house in his honor Sunday, November 4 from 3-5 p.m. at his residence, 120 Collett in Cokeville, WY.

Gordon and Danalee Knouse Thornock, of Cokeville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 21st. They were married in the Logan LDS temple in 1968. They are the parents of eight children and proud grandparents of nineteen grandchildren. A family celebration will be held in their hono…

You don't see this too often in America, but Montpelier is different. The air is clean, the water fresh, and the children still set up lemonade stands on the corner. What could be better than a cool, refreshing cup of raspberry lemonade on a warm Montpelier afternoon? Nothing. Halle Perkins …

Kayla Manson, daughter of Scott and Susan Manson of Fresno, California, and Ryan Gundersen, son of Jerry and Audrey Gundersen of Bern, are being sealed together for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah Temple on Friday, June 1, 2018. There will be a reception held in their honor the follo…

Cheyenne Pratt, daughter of Phillip and Candice Pratt of St. Charles, and Benjamin D. Lake, son of Dean and Christine Lake of Montpelier, are being sealed together for time and eternity in the Star Valley Wyoming Temple on April 21st, 2018. There will be a reception in their honor at the Blo…

Mitchel and Heidi Poulsen are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rylee Marie Poulsen, to Zachary Jacob, son of Matthew and Erica Jacob. They will be sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple on August 26, 2017.

Richard Thomas Small was born in Boise Idaho, to Robert Eli Small and M. Ethel Grisham Small on July 17, 1927. He was the youngest of the family and has three brothers, Ernest, Earl, and Robert and two sisters, Mildred and Mary.

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