Friday, Dec. 6, the annual Chamber of Commerce Light Up Main Street-Blue Friday event took place. It was a chilly evening, but those attending were lucky enough to have no snow this year as opposed to last year. The little barrel fires were cheery and smelled good. Everyone was happy and exc…

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) is collecting diapers for its’ 3rd Annual Holiday Diaper Drive during the month of December. The goal of the Diaper Drive is to collect 5,000+ diapers. Diapers and baby wipes can be dropped off at three locations in Montpelier. Locations include Brouli…

Cokeville Branch Library held its annual cookie exchange on Monday, Nov. 25. There were many yummy cookies to taste. This was also the kickoff to the “Snow Better Time to Read” winter adult reading program. Thanks to everyone who supported the cookie event. Stop in anytime to get your readin…

World Aids Day was on December 1st, 2019. Southeastern Idaho Public Health is joining with organizations around the world to take action towards ending the AIDS epidemic by offering free rapid HIV and syphilis testing for at-risk people for the entire month of December in each of our 8 count…

For many people, Thanksgiving usually includes the 5 Fs: a four-day weekend, football games, family, and frantic Black Friday shopping. However, without the help of an entire community, spearheaded by the Bear Lake High School Student Council, that final F would be very difficult for some: f…

The Bear Lake Lady Bears basketball team went head to head with the Marsh Valley Eagles at home on Thursday night. Both the C and JV teams battled hard, but came out short in the end. The varsity team was victorious, beating the Eagles 48 to 39. Top scorers were Hailey Humpherys and Jimi Llo…

Bear Lake has received some snow in the last few days, but the boat ramps have been plowed and sanded. More snow is expected over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, so be prepared to launch in winter conditions. Launching access is currently available at all boat ramps around the lake. These …

The Panthers competed in the 1A State Football Championship game on Saturday, November 16 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. It was a very chilly day for football but a great opportunity for the Panthers to compete. They put up a great fight but fell 55-7 to the Big Horn Rams.

Basketball season is here again, and the Bear Lake Bears had a great game Saturday night, defeating the Grace Grizzlies 52-48. The JV also won their game.

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A special tree was part of the Festival at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier. This year a beautiful tree was dedicated to the memory of Pam Weston. A wonderful lady who dedicated her life to working with children who had special needs. There wasn’t a child she didnâEUR(tm)t love and they…

Some of us were visiting after church, and since Thanksgiving had just passed, the topic of conversation turned to turkeys. Our neighbor had one that had become rather mean. He was telling about it and how he would never raise a turkey again.

Cokeville Elementary Principal, Harold Hatch, visited with students on Wed., Nov. 27 about crosswalk safety and doing hard things. Bryce Clements also shared a new snow plow with students and visited with them about snow plow safety.

Musical Auditions were held this past week for the Cokeville High SchoolSpring Musical, "Oklahoma". Cast Members include: Aunt Eller - MaddyDiers; Curly - Tyler Moyes; Laurey Williams - Alisen Petersen; IdaSkidmore - Lily Richardson; Will Parker - Eli Linford; Jud Fry - NathanThornock; Ado A…

This week, in my history class, we finished the Hamilton project. This is probably my favorite project of the whole year just because of the creativity I often see. The students are assigned a song from the Hamilton musical. The final part of the project after research and papers is for the …

When my nephew, Brandon, first brought Hannah to our house, we all loved her immediately. The two of them were going to school at the nearby university, and they joined my other nieces and nephews who were going to school there in coming out for dinner. Hannah was from Kentucky and had a bit…

Kayden Bruce received his Eagle at a Court of Honor held November 16, 2019. For his Eagle project he built the Ovid Veteran Memorial which is located in the Ovid Cemetery. The Memorial has over 40 Veteran pictures and over 20 names of Veterans from Ovid and those Veterans buried in Ovid. We …

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to go with the Middle School Honor Society on its annual fall trip. This year we ended up going to a play in Pocatello called “The Best Christmas Ever,” or something close to it, I don’t remember for sure. There was a message in the play that was real…

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