As our climate continues to change, the West has gone through some record droughts causing much concern about the availability of water and our water supply. Both Idaho and Utah have recently filed applications to appropriate as much as 400,000 acre-feet of water from the Bear River. Water l…

It took a little time, but the Grace Thiel Community Center, which is also known as the Bear Lake Senior Center/ Community Center, food Pantry is now open to all. Jackie Price, the Montpelier Grace Thiel Community Center Director, had a small food pantry for some time. There were jackets, ha…

Dennis Turner was recognized on Wednesday, May 27th for fifty years of service as precinct chairman of the Bear Lake County Republican Party. Mr. Turner had served also served for 30 years as the Chairman. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Idaho Republican Party recognizing h…

The Montpelier Chamber of Commerce participated in a open house and ribbon cutting event on Saturday June 2 nd . Dr. Miller grew up in the Bear Lake Valley left, to go to college and veterinary school then returned to Montpelier, to take over duties at the Bear Lake Animal Hospital from his …

Driving into Paris Thursday evening it became obvious that something major was happening. Cars were parked on both sides of the street and even in the back of the Tabernacle there was simply no place to park. The excitement seemed to focus on the Tabernacle and as most of you might know this…

With the weather warming up, many are preparing to head out to the lake. One of the most important things to consider is boater safety. Deputy Ryan Larsen emphasized the importance of taking a national safe boating course. This course is not mandatory but is recommended for boaters of all ty…

This weeks first place winner is Reed Hansen, with 1 incorrect and winning $25. Second place is a tie with 2 incorrect answers and the same high score guess of 58, Raylene Hansen and Annette Ludwig both winning $15.

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Gordon and Danalee Knouse Thornock, of Cokeville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 21st. They were married in the Logan LDS temple in 1968. They are the parents of eight children and proud grandparents of nineteen grandchildren. A family celebration will be held in their hono…

Mitchel and Heidi Poulsen are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rylee Marie Poulsen, to Zachary Jacob, son of Matthew and Erica Jacob. They will be sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple on August 26, 2017.

Richard Thomas Small was born in Boise Idaho, to Robert Eli Small and M. Ethel Grisham Small on July 17, 1927. He was the youngest of the family and has three brothers, Ernest, Earl, and Robert and two sisters, Mildred and Mary.

Rowdy Larkins, son of the late Nanette Nield Hayes and Terry Lee Larkins, and Melissa Call, daughter of Ronald Earl and Kathleen Louise Call, are proud to announce their marriage. They have chosen Saturday, July 15, 2017 as their wedding day. They will be married at 5:00 p.m. at 680 South 30…

Monty and Becky Smith are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Loretta Smith to Wes McMurry, son of Warren and Clover McMurry.

Leander and Lauri Wilson of Montpelier, Idaho, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Dominique Wilson to Benson Greenhalgh, son of Clint and Kumiko Greenhalgh.

Laurel and Kim Parkinson are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Brittan, to Nicholas Johnson, son of Albert and Merri Johnson and the late Roxena Johnson. Friday November 4th in the Ogden LDS Temple. Brittan served an LDS Mission in the Chili Santiago North Mission, She also …

Montpelier - David and LaNae Robinson, of Thatcher, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Beth Ann, to Jordan Cheirrett, son of Clair and Gloria Cheirrett, of Montpelier.

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