The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced significant updates to missionaries in a letter released Friday, Mar. 20. Those adjustments included sending home missionaries to their home nations to continue their service “…

The Ranch Hand Truck Stop just outside Montpelier, along with people from the Bear Lake Valley, are helping truckers survive the COVID-19 crisis in a beautiful way. Inside the Ranch Hand, there is a table that has on it everything from donuts to Gatorade, water, homemade cookies, toilet pape…

Boise, Idaho (March 20, 2020) – Make-A-Wish Idaho faces a record number of wishes waiting to be granted as a result of the recent need to postpone all wishes that involve travel due to the public and medical concerns of COVID-19. As 77% of wishes involve travel, 970 wishes nationwide and 17 …

I hope you have had a good week, despite the recent events. It has been a crazy week at the capitol building. It is certainly a different atmosphere because of the Coronavirus, and we have basically quarantined ourselves. I have sent out a couple newsletters regarding this situation via emai…

“With this rapidly changing situation, we are not recommending food establishment closure at this time,” said Maggie Mann, Southeastern Idaho Public Health District Director. “However, restaurant owners must take steps to help to keep customers and employees healthy.” These health measures include:

We are living in interesting times. When the session started on Jan. 6th, our target date to adjourn sine die was March 20th. Today we adjourned Sine Die. This has been the most unusual session that I have experienced in my twelve years of service. We have dealt with several continuous and c…

The Cokeville High School Cheer Squad headed for State Cheer in Casper on Tuesday, March 10 with high hopes of bringing home a Championship Trophy.

The Lady Panthers traveled to Casper for the 1A State Basketball Tournament; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 5,6,7. They had the Number One Seed from the West going into the tournament which paired them with the Number Four Seed from the East. The Lady Panthers began their quest for the…

The Panther Wrestlers headed to the State Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday in the Casper Events Center. There were 13 wrestlers from Cokeville competing. Following a day full of highs and lows, the Panthers were able to keep 9 in the tournament. Saturday again brought some great w…

The Lady Panthers went in as the first place team from the Southwest and began their quest for the 1A West Regional title with the Lady Eagles of St. Stephens. The Lady Panthers won 59-8. It was a team effort with many Lady Panthers contributing.

The Panthers traveled to Lander for the West Regional Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They began the tournament with the St. Stephens Eagles. It was a close game throughout with the lead changing hands on multiple occasions. The Panthers were in the lead going into th…

The BLHS wrestling state qualifiers went to Boise and gave it their all. They all wrestled hard, having tuff matches some going into overtime. It was great weekend filled with memories made by all. I know personally as a mom watching most these boys wrestle for years, I was proud of all of t…

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Spring is here! Even though there is still snow in Bear Lake and there are no flowers or greenery in sight, the geese have arrived and robins are chirping and sandhill cranes have been seen. Spring began last Friday, and those who were hoping for an early spring definitely got their wish!

The Bear Lake County Commissioners held their monthly meeting on Mar. 9, 2020. All members of the commission were present, and Attorney Adam McKenzie was also in attendance.

What a week it has been. Covid 19, Coronavirus, or whatever you want to call it has officially disrupted life in the United States, Idaho, and now Bear Lake County. School has been moved online or to take home assignments for the next couple of weeks with reevaluation happening during Spring…

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