BOISE, Idaho – The annual Open Enrollment period for health insurance in Idaho is less than one week away. Beginning Nov. 1, Idahoans can shop, compare, and enroll in a plan through the state health insurance exchange, Your Health Idaho. Idahoans who want health insurance for the upcoming ye…

“Do I need to quarantine?” It’s a question the employees at Southeast Idaho Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline are answering hundreds of times a day. While the ultimate answer changes call to call and person to person, they all almost start the same with an “It depends.”

In her efforts to provide the most relevant education for our students, Principal Laurel Jensen of AJ Winters Elementary School worked alongside faculty and other staff to apply for a $5,000 grant through Bayer Fund to go towards STEM education tools to be used in their classrooms.

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It's time to graduate for the Class of 2020! View our special section to see profiles of graduates, read news from around the area, and submit a profile of your own favorite graduate!

The Lady Panthers finished up the regular season this week traveling to Mountain View on Wednesday and then hosting the Pronghorns of Farson on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Lady Panthers fell to the Lady Buffs in four sets; 15-25, 25-19, 9-25 and 22-25. The Lady Panthers regrouped for their f…

The Panthers hosted the Punchers of Big Piney on Friday, October 16, in a crucial conference game to determine placing for the upcoming playoffs.

The Lady Panthers were on the road this week for conference games. Friday evening they competed against the Lady Panthers of Saratoga. The visiting Lady Panthers took the match in three sets, 25-11, 25-14, 25-16.

Bear Lake traveled to Aberdeen last Wednesday night & then played Malad at home for Senior Night. The lady Bears swept both teams & improved their season record to 17-10 (overall) & 6-1 in district play.

The Panthers traveled to Kemmerer on Friday, Oct. 9, to face the Rangers on their home turf. The Panthers came out strong defeating the Rangers 48-0. Their first score of the game came on a quarterback keeper with Landon Walker taking it in. With a good PAT, the Panthers were up 7-0. This wa…

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• Verdi Dayton passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 24, where friends and family gathered to celebrate her life.

The historic Enders Hotel is a beautiful edifice in Soda Springs, Idaho, that has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Over the years, it has seen its share of travelers and locals alike. Recently, the Diamond Heart Cattleman’s Steakhouse has taken residence in the restaurant below th…

The Sharp Shooters Camera Club is holding on-line Zoom meetings until we can meet in person again. The next Zoom meeting will be Wednesday, October 28 at 7 PM by emailed invitation only, for security purposes.

The sounds of children playing outside has been a constant stream of sound over the last few months. Starting in April my four little neighbors, ages three to seven have been playing outside. They are a hearty bunch as the weather in April is still chilly in this area. They also appear to lo…

To relieve stress when I was working on my master’s degree, I put a garden in where an old weed patch had been behind our apartment complex. I used a garden fork and turned the soil over by hand. When the curious children kept gathering around, I let them be part of it.

n Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

• An open house was held to honor Brett and Emily Grover on Saturday, Oct.10, at the Coates/Hymer Residence. Friends and family greeted the newlyweds and wished them well.

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