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The Bear Lake County School Board started their January meeting by having the returning Board members sign their Code of Conduct and take their Oath of Office. The returning members are Paul Alleman, Angie Grunig, and Debbie Ketch.

January 10th marked the beginning of the 2022 Legislative session. We all assembled in the House Chambers for the Governor’s State of The State Address. Monday was a day of mixed emotions for me. This will be my last legislative session. Bonne and I have decided that after 14 years, my Legis…

A special meeting of the Bear Lake County Commissioners was held on Monday, December 27, 2021, with all Commissioners in attendance, assisted by Cindy Garner, Bear Lake County Clerk. The agenda was approved unanimously as published.

Paris City has received a Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Beautification Grant through the League of Idaho Cities of $1,500, councilwoman Jeanna Matthews reported at the Paris City Council meeting January 4, 2022. Matthews said there is a stipulation that the grant money must be used by earl…

Announcing her retirement after serving 7 years as the Bear Lake County Clerk, Cindy Garner delivered her letter of resignation to the County Commissioners on Monday, January 10th.

The Montpelier Community Foundation was presented a $10,000 donation recently from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to be used toward the construction of the new Heritage Park in downtown Montpelier, Idaho. Steven Liechty, regional business manager for Rocky Mountain Power presented the check…

Fishing for cutthroat trout has been excellent at Bear Lake and is expected to stay that way through January! Boats can be launched at all of the boat ramps on the Utah side of the lake (the Bear Lake State Park Marina, First Point and Rainbow Cove). You can also launch at the inlet structur…

The Bear Lake High school girls wrestlers headed to the first ever state sanctioned, girls wrestling tournament. The Black Canyon Brawl in Grace Idaho. This past Friday. These girls showed up and wrestled amazing. The team has two veteran wrestlers and 4 new wrestlers. They brought home 4 ch…

On Saturday, December 4th, the Lakettes attended the Western States Dance Competition. This Competition consisted of a mix of High School and Dance Studio teams, totaling 14 teams. The Lakettes received 1st place in Hip Hop and 2nd in Military. They also received the Western States 2021 Danc…

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