This week started with a breakfast hosted by the Blue Cross Foundation in the Capital Rotunda. This was the annual signup for their “Steps for Schools” program. This program allows legislators to walk and track their steps with “fitbits”. If we average 10,000 steps a day for the month of Feb…

At 11:37 a.m. on Jan. 3, Memphis Timothy Premo became the New Year’s Baby. He was born at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital weighing in at 7 pounds 14 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches.

Montpelier Police Department responded to a suicidal man on Eighth Street in Montpelier on Tuesday, Dec. 31. He fired a gun shot but no one was injured. The man is at the hospital. All officers are okay.

Norman Freeman, of Cokeville, has been collecting airplanes since he was a young boy and decided to get serious about collecting in 1975. His wife, Charlotte opened her Little Church of Nativities and didn’t have room for his airplanes so in 2016, Norm built his own museum next to the church…

BOISE (December 26, 2019) – Along with hitting the gym more often and starting a diet, quitting smoking tops many New Year’s resolution lists. There are currently more than 185,000 smokers in Idaho and 55 percent of them tried to quit last year. New ads from e-cigarettes companies would have…

We all share in the hopes and dreams that the year 2020 might bring. Well, it just so happens that the year 2020 is a decade year, which makes it even more special. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and see what some of the highlights of the past 10 years were.

The Panthers are back in action on the basketball court following their Christmas break. Their first game of 2020 was against the Cowboys of North Gem on Saturday, Jan. 4. They defeated the Cowboys 73-44. Treyson Dayton led the scoring with 19 points, Matt Thomas and Nate Barnes had 13, Luke…

Bear Lake has received some snow, but boat ramps continue to be plowed and sanded. There are now some ice chunks floating in the lake, so be cautious with boating. There is also some pack-ice around the outside of the State Park Marina, but it is still easy to get through at this time. Launc…

Rocky Mountain School of Baseball will hold its 26th Annual Winter Ball Camp on January 18, 19, 20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Jr. weekend) in Mesquite, Nevada. The camp is for individual players or teams from ages 7 to 18, who will be divided into teams by school grade. Team Discounts are ava…

The Bear Lake high school girls basketball team has had a very busy Christmas break! They had a three day tournament in Green River, Wyoming right before Christmas, a two day tournament in Aberdeen right after the holiday, a home game against Rich on the 2nd of January and an away game at Gr…

BLHS wrestling started off fast and crazy the first of December. The team has already wrestled six meets. They have been wrestling hard. This past weekend was our Bear Lake classic we had nine teams come wrestle at home. Our wrestlers showed up wrestled hard, had a few tough losses. But we b…

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As of August 2019, 21-year-old Trevyn Phelps of Bennington was the newest police officer on the Montpelier Police Force. After hiring on in August, Trevyn then finished up a semester at Idaho State University's Law Enforcement Academy. He returned the day before Thanksgiving and began his du…

The Sharp Shooters Camera Club met at the National Oregon California Trail Center for a post-Christmas party on January 8th. After dinner in the wagon circle, club members shared Christmas photos taken over the years.

For the past week I have been asked in almost every class about when World War III is going to start. I kind of have to laugh a little because the topic is very related to what my previous two articles were about; the US role on the international stage. I don’t know if my students (8th grade…

The Second Session of the 65th Legislature started off with the State of the State Address from Governor Little on Monday. In his speech, he mentioned the fact that Idaho is currently the least regulated state in the nation. This happened because of the action of the Legislature last year to…

The Legislative session started Monday, January 6th, at 12 noon with a joint session of both Houses. The Senators came to the House Chamber and the Governor delivered his State of The State and Budget address. There were a few key points in the Governor’s address. You may not have heard, but…

I just wanted to thank Valerie Hayes and the News Examiner for the article featuring me. It has been so nice getting congratulations, well wishes and praise from all kinds of people around town who read the article. Positive feedback is always nice, and I appreciate everyone that has taken t…

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