Bear Lake County Hospital Board held its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 23. All board members were present, with Mark Harris and Vaughn Rassmussen attending remotely.

Paris City Council held its regular meeting on Nov. 16. All members were present. The Council completed the customary business of the meeting.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be issuing Christmas tree permits beginning Nov. 17. The permits are $10 each with a limit of one per family. The permits allow for Christmas tree harvest on public lands managed by the BLM in southeastern Idaho. Members of the pu…

BOISE, IDAHO — The Idaho Senate and House voted to sine die this afternoon. The two chambers came together to address the strong opposition to President Biden’s executive orders which seek to mandate COVID vaccines in both the public and private sectors. Serious concerns around medical priva…

If you spend time outside, you have probably met a bird that is part of the corvid family. This group includes ravens, crows, jays, magpies, and nutcrackers. Corvids are found all over the world with twenty species living in North America. Nine different kinds of corvid can be seen here in Idaho.

The water temperature is cooling off and fishing is improving! 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 structure in Idaho. The structure is at North Beach Sta…

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• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kim Hulme of Montpelier accompanied a group of her piano and vocal students, along with a few of their friends, when they presented an outstanding vocal and instrumental concert as part of the ongoing Paris Tabernacle concert series on Friday night November 12.

Introducing the program, Kim said that the young people, who live in the Bear Lake Valley, began singing together in sacrament meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They have also sung in school functions and at the Bear Lake County Fair. This was their first performance in the Paris Tabernacle.

“These kids are wonderful young people,” Kim said. “They believe in what they’re singing.”

Kim’s students are Elise Kelsey, Elli Kelsey, Jazlyn Farmer, Lexie Farmer, Emma Farmer, Lily Sharp, Emmie Sharp, Hattie Mattson, Tayli Jaskowski, Lucy Hulme, Oraelia Vickers, Carter Turner, Porter Collins, Stockton Hansen, and Josh Walker. The whole group sang four numbers, “Let It Be,” “Come and See,” “Restored,” and “Thankful,” which included a violin obligato by Macey Mattson.

Smaller groups sang “Make Your Own Kind of Music,” with Elise Kelsey and Lily Sharp as soloists, and “Hallelujah.”

Tayli Jaskowski performed a guitar and vocal solo.

Kim complemented Elise Kelsey and Jazlyn Farmer on their piano solos by saying that they had mastered some complicated compositions. Elise played a medley of “Love Story” and “Viva La Vida,” and Jazlyn played “McDowell Praeludium.”

Jazlyn and Lexie Farmer sang a duet of “Over the Rainbow.”

Hattie and Macey Mattson performed a violin duet of “How Great Thou Art.

A vocal trio, Emmie Sharp, Lily Sharp, and Elise Kelsey, sang a medley of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and “If You Could Hie to Kolob.”

Kim introduced Stockton Hansen, Porter Collins, Josh Walker, and Carter Turner as the best young male quartet she’s heard. They sang “Guide Me to Thee,” and Carter Turner was the soloist.

“It’s a challenge getting these teens and pre-teens together to practice,” Kim said. “But I’m thrilled to know them. I just love these kids. They are the best.

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