The Bear Lake County School Board held its monthly meeting Tuesday, Apr. 13. All members of the Board were present. Chairman Kendall Roberts called the meeting to order.

Last Saturday, April 2, the Montpelier Chamber of Commerce hosted an Easter Egg Hunt at the Wells C. Stock Park. It was a sunny, clear, 60-degree day, and hundreds of children and adults alike swarmed the park with enthusiasm and delight with the expectation of searching for the perfect egg.

All Planning and Zoning Commission members were in attendance for a regular meeting held in person at the County Courthouse and via Zoom on March 17, 2021, assisted by Wayne Davidson, Building Inspector, and Mitch Poulsen, County Planning and Zoning Administrator. The agenda was unanimously …

With a new 40,000 s.f. two-story structure literally growing before their eyes, Mike Moldenhauer and Patrick Murdoch took time to discuss their plans and preparations for Ace Hardware (managed by Mike) and Mike’s Market (managed by Pat). The large facility looms over Garden City, Utah, and h…

You may have noticed recently that Idaho Parks and Recreation has a new online registration system. You may have also noticed that it is somewhat confusing. The News-Examiner has spoken with Andy Stokes, Park Ranger for Bear Lake State Parks, regarding this situation and he has clarified som…

Members of the ITD maintenance shed from Montpelier in Southeast Idaho were named Safety Team of the Year at the Idaho Transportation Board meeting Feb. 18 as part of the Excellence in Transportation awards. This award recognizes a group of employees who have consistently demonstrated that s…

The Lady Panthers were crowned 1A West Regional Basketball Champs on Saturday, February 27, at Lander Valley High School. Their quest began in Farson on Wednesday where they played the Lady Rattlers of Little Snake River in the quadrant semifinals. The Lady Panthers dominated the Lady Rattle…

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 Big Piney High School on Saturday, Feb. 20 to compete in the 2A SW Regional Quadrant Tournament. There were four (4)”quadrants” throughout the State for the 2A. The top 4 finishers at each weight qualified for the State Tournament to be held in Casper on Thu…

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It is not often that a singer, songwriter, author, and self-confessed pinecone collector chooses to reside in the valley. Nor is a CD often given away by that same songwriter, Alicia Blickfeldt, at Broulim’s in Montpelier or Mike’s Market in Garden City beginning Wednesday, April 14th The al…

Recently, Wayne Brown brought several boxes of photographs and negatives into the News Examiner that were from Bobby Brown’s photography studio. They are old photographs that may have been ordered and never picked up, and there are literally hundreds of them!

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 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…

The Cokeville Community Easter Egg Hunt was held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Cokeville City Park. There were over 2,000 eggs along with a gold and silver in each age group for children 0-12 to hunt. The park was divided into age groups and then the fun began at 12:30 sharp. Each child …

• Janessa’s Cooking Club had a cooking lesson on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Janessa’s home. The girls enjoyed making Janessa’s famous homemade Oreo cookies with colored frosting.

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