MONTPELIER, Id, June 5, 2020 – The Minnetonka Cave will open for tours with enhanced safety protocol beginning June 13, 2020, in alignment with Idaho’s stage 4 reopening plan, which allows large venues to open under limited physical distancing protocols.

BOISE, Idaho (June 3, 2020) -- Students from Rexburg, Burley, and Weiser earned top honors in Idaho's first annual eCYBERMISSION competition, a national Web-based STEM challenge for students in grades six through nine.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — The Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-I) typically welcomes visitors from around the world during the summer months. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the museum will not open its doors this year. Visitors can, however, experience the world’s first nuclear power plant thr…

Bear Lake School District #33 is participating in the Summer Food Service program. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 1-10, without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, …

The Cokeville High School National Honor Society sponsored a “Minus the Virus 2020 Challenge” to encourage everyone to get outside and get a little exercise. The challenge began on April 27 and went through May 27.

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho (1 in Bingham, 4 in Franklin County). This brings the total to 48 confirmed cases in southeastern Idaho. Twenty-five of the 48 total confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19.

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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!

While many things have changed in recent months as a result of COVID-19, one thing that has remained relatively unchanged is that Idaho Fish and Game continues to stock fish throughout the state. Spring and early summer are typically when stocking peaks, and despite the challenges that COVID…

All the ice has melted, and Bear Lake is completely open water. You can launch boats at First Point, Rainbow Cove and the Utah State Park marina. Courtesy docks are in the water at all locations. Anglers have been doing well for cutthroat trout and a few lake trout. Jigging has worked the be…

All the ice has melted, and Bear Lake is completely open water. You can launch boats at First Point, Rainbow Cove and the Utah State Park marina. Courtesy docks are in the water at all locations. Note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, Bear Lake State Park is open only to residents of Rich County. I…

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Brad and Brittany Cook live in Georgetown, a beautiful little corner of Bear Lake. They both have birth defects, but that doesn't stop them; they are an integral part of the Bear Lake Valley and most people know and love them. Brittany can be seen working at the Bear Lake Memorial Thrift Sto…

• The Cokeville Cemetery was beautiful with the decorated graves and Flags flying for Memorial Day. There was no program due to Covid19 but that didn’t stop visitors and community members from coming out in honor of loved ones who have passed on.

Dr. Steve Heeder is retiring as the Bear Lake Middle School principal at the end of the 2019/2020 school year after a 10-year tenure. Unfortunately, he has been in poor health with cancer since 2017 and has reached the point where he doesn’t have enough energy to keep working as principal. F…

Jennifer’s children wanted a dog. That is normal for children, and Jennifer decided that maybe it would be good for them to learn responsibility. So Jennifer sat down with them and talked to them about how important it would be that the dogs were taken care of properly. Dogs needed to be fed…

n Bear Lake Senior Center: The Senior Center will only be open for curbside to-go meals on Wednesdays and Fridays only. Orders need to be called in by 10 a.m. if possible. They have call waiting, so if they do not answer, please try again. Bread and dinner rolls are still available to purcha…

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