The County Fair Board’s method to handle day-of vendor cost was debated during the county commissioners’ regular meeting on September 14th. It was decided the Fair Board will pay vendor day-of costs but will authorize other invoices with a signature, keeping careful records of both cash and …

A special meeting of the Bear Lake County Commissioners was held on Monday, September 21, 2020, with all three commissioners in attendance. They were assisted by Deputy Clerk Amy Bishop. Commissioner Jensen moved to approve the agenda as published and Commissioner Payne seconded. The motion …

As of Saturday, September 19th, Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 59 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (18 in Bannock County, 3 in Bear Lake County, 18 in Bingham County, 1 in Butte County, 3 in Caribou County, 7 in Franklin County and 9 in Power County) in southeast Idaho. This brings the …

The regular flu vaccine as well as the high dose flu vaccine is now available at Southeastern Idaho Public Health. To schedule your immunization appointment, contact the Bear Lake County Office at 208.847.3000 or visit siphidaho.org for more information.

Paris City Council held its regular meeting on Sept. 15, 2020. All members except Kelly Jensen were present.

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MONTPELIER — Tyson Moser’s hat kept shaking back and forth. The West Side coach pursed his lips and tried to make sense of what just happened, of how to feel.

The Panthers kicked off to the Wranglers of Pinedale at 1:00 p.m. on Panther field to begin the Homecoming game. The Panther defense held the Wranglers who went three and out. Following the punt, the ball was inadvertently touched by a Panther and recovered by a Wrangler so they continued po…

PPC, shoot, held on 24 September, was attended very well, and everyone seemed to have a good time. Temperatures were just right, a very slight breeze and the shooters were dead on with this match event. Again, we had some new shooters and some really old shooters that showed up, some for fun…

Bear Lake (7-4, & 2-1 in district play) beat Grace in volleyball on the road Thursday night 3-0.

A common complaint heard every hunting season by Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) officers and biologists involves the violation of motorized vehicle restrictions. Few things are more frustrating for hunters than to rise well before sunup, hike to a favorite hunting spot – in a motorized restricte…

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Saturday afternoon, a group of curious onlookers learned about the Bear 100 Endurance Race from Clark Hirschi, a Bear Laker through his family’s genealogy, who proudly displayed a plaque commemorating his 130th place finish in the Bear 100 with a time of 32 hours, 26 minutes and 37 seconds. …

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Ed worked for a national park in the summers. One summer, when he was twenty-one, he was assigned to have the park superintendent’s son, David, a rebellious seventeen-year-old, work with him. On the first job, David brought little food, so Ed had to share his, and they were both hungry. Ed s…

Monday, September 14, children grades three through six hurried to the Cokeville Branch Library after school for a chance to find a golden ticket. The library was celebrating Roald Dahl’s Birthday. In honor of his birthday, children were given a free book and a Wonka chocolate Hershey bar. T…

Jesi Earley of Fish Haven is the new seventh grade Life Science teacher at Bear Lake Middle School. She is also the new Cheer Coach at Bear Lake High School, taking the place of Paul Etcheverry who recently resigned.

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