We are at the end of the 7th week of the 2020 legislative session. I am grateful that we are past the halfway mark. Of course, that is wishful thinking. I hope to get out of session on our target date. I believe the less we are in session, the less the legislature can do to hurt your pocketb…

This week started out with breakfast with a group of 4H students from all around different parts of the state. They were in Boise for three days to learn more about how our government works. The program they were participating in, is KYG; Know Your Government. The students from Bear Lake Cou…

Steve Kunz would like all of Bear Lake County to know of the Translator District Channels that are available “over the air” without internet or cable connections. Mr. Kunz recommends a good quality UHF antenna, preferably with a good pre-amp on the antenna, and you will be able to bring in t…

BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 11, 2020 — You might be able to get free help preparing your income tax return at volunteer tax preparation sites throughout Idaho. To find a site near you, visit IRS.gov and click on “Need help preparing a tax return?” You also can visit the Idaho State Tax Commission we…

The Bear Lake County Senior Center would like to thank Todd Hunzeker of Can-Do Auto for donating a Ford Transit van for the home delivery service offered by the center. These meals can be delivered to anyone in the valley.

BLHS district wrestling was last Wednesday in Soda springs. We had an amazing day of wrestling. We brought home 3rd place as a team and have 8 boys headed to Boise this weekend wrestle at the Idaho Center in Nampa.

The Panthers finished up their regular season at home with Farson on Friday and then on the road with Snake River on Saturday. Friday was a heart breaker as the Panthers were up late in the fourth quarter but fell by one at the buzzer 45-44. Treyson Dayton led the scoring with 13 followed by…

The Lady Bears are heading to the State playoffs! The Bear Lake girls basketball team has been busy playing three games this week. They beat Aberdeen again, ending the game 56-41. Top scorers were Hailey Humpherys with 21 points, Chelsea Gundersen with 16, and Jimi Lloyd with 7.

The Panther Wrestlers travels to Hanna on Friday, Feb. 14 for the two day Carbon County tournament. This was a great opportunity for the wrestlers to get some crucial mat time with Regionals coming up this next week. At the end of the day, the Panthers were able to advance four to the semis:…

The Lady Panthers steamrolled over their competition this weekend defeating the Lady Tigers of Encampment 58-13 on Friday, February 14 and then the Lady Panthers of Saratoga 78-25 on Saturday, February 15.

The Panthers were host to an exciting basketball game on Friday, Feb. 14 with the Encampment Tigers. It was a battle back and forth and at the end of regulation, the score was tied throwing it into overtime. Again the two teams battled throughout the overtime but it was the Tigers who were v…

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Annette Crane was hired last April as the new Bear Lake County School District Secretary. What that entails is being secretary to the school superintendent, taking care of his and his wife’s needs; taking care of teacher certifications and keeping them up to date; taking care of employee fil…

Coach had put our marshmallow water boy, Curly, in to wrestle, claiming there were no other heavyweights. Coach said Curly could win team points by default. We stuffed him into my uniform each time, and it was so tight he walked like a ballerina. Then, at the championship round, we found out…

• The Cokeville 2nd Ward held a fun Valentine Dinner on Tuesday, Feb.11. Those attending enjoyed a yummy meal followed by a fun game of Bingo.

Twenty-five-year-old Connar Lutz of Paris is the new four-year Paris city council member. When asked why he would want to be on the city council at such a young age, he responded, “There are a lot of elderly community and city government officials, and I felt like it is time for the next gen…

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