The new Bear Lake Memorial Hospital CEO is Mike Blauer. Mike and his wife, Amy, and four children, Kable (9), Jaron (7), Vivian (5), and Reuben (1), all adopted, have moved to Montpelier from Mountain Home to settle into this little Bear Lake community with “high hopes and great joy in findi…

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) will be offering free HIV and Syphilis testing to at-risk individuals throughout the month of September in all their county locations. Testing only takes a few minutes and you can get results before you leave! Visit siphidaho.gov to locate a clinic nea…

There is a painting that hangs in my office of a lighthouse in the midst of a raging storm at sea. I often look at that lighthouse and contemplate what it would be like to be helpless on a wind-tossed sea in the dark of night, looking for a safe harbor. In the darkness, a lighthouse stands t…

The Bear Lake County Library will hold an open house to honor Laurie Wallentine on Sept. 18, 2019, from 12 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to come to the new pergola on the library lawn to enjoy refreshments and to give Laurie their best wishes. After 43 years of faithful service, Lauri…

n School started for students at Cokeville High School and Cokeville Elementary on Monday, August 26.

The Bear Lake High School Cross Country Team is back at it again and is ready to start a new season of blood, sweat, and tears. Each summer and fall, the runners begin rigorous training consisting of mileage, hills, and sprint workouts. Not only that, Cross Country is an insane mental sport,…

Shirley Jones Stone Martinez, or Stone, as many know her, has a unique and yes, miraculous, story to tell. Her story begins when she was three months old, at which time, she was given up for adoption by her birth mother. From that point on, she was raised as the only child of Glen and Barbar…

Tanner Hatch sponsored a blood drive for his Eagle Project on Monday, August 19, at the Cokeville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

• The Cokeville 1st and 2nd Wards joined together for the annual Sisters in the Park event. Those attending enjoyed a light lunch followed by an activity making hand scrub, lip scrub and lipstick along with manicures.

If you ever want to meet someone who is all enthusiasm, joy, talent, and hard work, Sheryl Ward is that person. She is so happy, and that happiness and enthusiasm for life just jumps out of her when one talks to her. She has a deep love for her family beyond anything else, but also has a lov…

Abandoned vehicles – 8, accidents – 8, accidents with personal injury – 1, accidents with property damage – 5, agency assists – 27, other department assists – 2, alarms – 1, burglar alarms – 1, suicides attempted – 1, animal complaints – 32, animal escorts – 1, joyriding with no damage – 1, …

The Fielding High School class of 1962 had a class reunion on August 9th at Cody’s cafe in Paris. Seated left to right. Linda (Pugmire) Naegle, Luann (Loveland) Andersen, Diane (Hymas) Palmer, Jean (Piggott) Pugmire, Elaine (McMurray) Galloway. Standing left to right. Jaren Pugmire, Marvin B…

The Class of 1954 celebrated their 65th class reunion on Friday, Aug. 15, with lunch at the Ranch Hand where they reminisced and told funny stories. Eleven classmates and several spouses were present. DeVon Matthews sang three acapella songs, and Leonard Matthew spoke about those who had res…

n Funeral services were held for Richard Petersen on Wednesday, August 14 at the Cokeville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friends and family gathered to celebrate his life.

The Sharp Shooters camera club will meet for its annual picnic at 6:00 PM Wednesday, August 28 on the shore of Bear Lake in Fish Haven. Anyone who wants to attend must contact Linda Walker for reservations.

• The Cokeville Community Booth took top honors at the Lincoln County Fair. Thanks to Chairman, Kelsie Teichert, her helpers and all those who helped fill the Booth with wonderful treasures.

•  An Eagle Court of Honor was held Sunday, July 28. Treyson Dayton, son of Jerry and Marilyn Dayton was awarded his Eagle Scout Award. The Treyson's  project was a park bench and sandbox for the Cokeville City Park.

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The scent of fresh hot buttered popcorn filled the lobby. Chocolate raisins, candy bars, and assorted sweet treats filled the glass case. The soda fountain was ready, the cups stacked. The feature posters were lit with bright blinking lights. Red tickets wrapped on a large spool allowed admi…

For our 20 year class reunion we are meeting at Bear Lake State Park North Beach($5 day use fee) on Saturday, August 10th.

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Vacation Bible School came to Cokeville July 24, 25, 26. The kids enjoyed a variety of activities with the culminating event on Friday where the community was invited to a hot dog lunch. Special thanks to all who attended and a special thanks the adults and youth who sponsored the event.

The Cokeville Branch Library sponsored a puppet show on Tuesday, July 23.

The Cokeville Community 4-H Club met on Monday, July 22 for their annual rodeo grounds clean-up following the Pioneer Day Celebration Cokeville Stock and Saddle Rodeo.

The class of 1999 held its twenty year reunion on Saturday, July 27 at the Cokeville City Park. The event was catered by the Gold Buckle Grill and was the perfect setting for visiting and reminiscing.

• The Cokeville Community 4-H Club met for its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 11. Janessa Moody conducted. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trey Nate and the 4-H Pledge was led by Jordyn Nate. Pam Grandy reviewed meat cuts from the different animals.

Donna, my wife, grew up in California, while I grew up in Idaho. The differences in our lives can starkly be seen in how we view the temperature. In the winter, as the temperature in Idaho gets down to zero or below, trying to get Donna to venture outside is next to impossible. In fact, anyt…

The Fielding High School class of 1959 held their 60th reunion on July 23, 2019. Dinner was held at Cooper’s Restaurant in Bear Lake West. Entertainment and visiting then followed at a private home. Attending were: Paul Cox. Thomas Smedley. Dixie Pugmire. Shirley Floyd. Jerry Bolton. Karen B…

It’s a cool crisp fall evening. Families huddle together on blanket lined bleachers. There is an excitement in the air, making the cold almost unnoticeable. The talk, in the form of cold white puffs, is about the rival team and how they will be defeated. Bragging rights are up for grabs! The…

It’s time to start thinking about the Lincoln County Fair and the Cokeville Community Booth. This year’s theme is “Just a Small Town Throw Down.” Kelsie Teichert is the chairman and would love to have all your entries so don’t wait till the last minute and start gathering those items. Books …

This week has been awesome. So, I am in Indiana right now, never been there before, although I have flown over it, and it is humid. Holy geekers, it is humid. Every evening I get to my room drenched, not in sweat but in air. I forgot how humid it gets out here in the east. I can tell you tha…

“The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun!” Martin Charnin

For our 20 year class reunion we are meeting at Bear Lake State Park North Beach($5 day use fee) on Saturday, August 10th.

• It’s time to start thinking about the Lincoln County Fair and the Cokeville Community Booth. This year’s theme is “Just a Small Town Throw Down”. Kelsie Teichert is the chairman and would love to have all your entries so don’t wait till the last minute and start gathering those items. Boo…

The Sharp Shooters Camera Club will meet Wednesday, July 24 at 7 PM in the hospital board room. This meeting will be a review of three assignments: silhouettes, sunrise / sunset, and flowers. Time permitting, club members can also present short shows.

Elder Brayden Alan Schwab, son of Alan and Jarilyn Schwab, is returning home from The Colorado Denver North Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He has had many wonderful and exciting experiences and appreciates all the love and support while he has been serving. He w…

Driving down a quiet, peaceful highway, a low rumble can be heard in the distance. The rumbling becomes a bone-shaking growl. Not one or two, but dozens of experienced bikers emerge taking the road as part of their life. These bikers are somehow different. They are not the typical stereotype…

The brightly colored posters were displayed in business windows all over Montpelier. Excitement and anticipation filled the air as they were seen driving into town! The blue and white striped big top slowly rose in the summer sky like a giant hot air balloon. If one listened carefully they c…

Idaho – Over the next three months, the Idaho Commission on the Arts will hold strategic planning meetings in 16 locations across the state. Arts administrators, artists, arts educators and arts enthusiasts are invited to join in the conversation to brainstorm ideas, define priorities, and i…

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