• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Unfortunately, Idaho is once again in Stage 2 of COVID recovery. As a result, Story Hour in the Montpelier branch of the library had to be cancelled along with the Mother-Daughter Book Clu…

The Sharp Shooters Camera Club is holding on-line Zoom meetings until we can meet in person again. The next Zoom meeting will be a week later than usual on Wednesday, December 2 at 7 PM by emailed invitation only, for security purposes.

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

Buhla Teichert, Cokeville’s oldest citizen at 101, cast her vote in the General Election on Tuesday at the Cokeville City Hall. Buhla has voted for and lived through many elections and still believes in the importance of voting and using her voice as a citizen of the United States of America.

• Cokeville had a great turnout on Election Day. Thanks to the election officials who greeted everyone with a smile. Thanks to those who voted for the first time and those who are seasoned voters. Thanks to everyone who took the opportunity to vote.

He’s a “tall drink of water” comes to mind when one spots Eldon Kearl, resident of Fish Havenand communications officer for the County’s Search and Rescue operations. Back in Fielding High School, Eldon developed a keen interest in ham radio and now bounces signals off the three repeaters fr…

The World War I and II War Memorial that has been sitting on the grounds of the old City Hall in Montpelier has recently been relocated to the War Mothers Park on the west side of Montpelier.

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

Stockton Moroni Schwab, son of Alan and Jarilyn Schwab of St. Charles, has been called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will be serving in the California Ventura Spanish Speaking mission. His mission will begin on November 4th.

Merrill Transtrum of Montpelier just turned 96 years old and has been residing at the Bear Lake Manor for the past two years. Recently, he decided to donate part of his collection of 351 Beanie Babies to everyone on staff at the Bear Lake Manor, including the residents (he calls them “inmates”).

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Lyndsey Teichert put together an incredibly fun evening at the park on Wednesday, October 28. It was a “Spooktacular evening of Halloween”.

• A Celebration of Life was held on Monday, October 26, 2020 in Honor of Gordon Thornock at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cokeville.

n Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

• Verdi Dayton passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 24, where friends and family gathered to celebrate her life.

Martha Jane Whitman, described as one of the “stalwarts” of the Idaho suffrage movement, was one of the main women involved in Idaho becoming the fourth state to grant women unrestricted voting rights. Because of Mrs. Whitman and other prominent suffragists, such as Mrs. Kate E. N. Feltham, …

n Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

The historic Enders Hotel is a beautiful edifice in Soda Springs, Idaho, that has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Over the years, it has seen its share of travelers and locals alike. Recently, the Diamond Heart Cattleman’s Steakhouse has taken residence in the restaurant below th…

The Sharp Shooters Camera Club is holding on-line Zoom meetings until we can meet in person again. The next Zoom meeting will be Wednesday, October 28 at 7 PM by emailed invitation only, for security purposes.

n Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

• An open house was held to honor Brett and Emily Grover on Saturday, Oct.10, at the Coates/Hymer Residence. Friends and family greeted the newlyweds and wished them well.

On Saturday, October 17th, families are invited to the Bear Lake County Library’s Halloween Storywalk. It will take place from 11:00-2:00 on the library lawn at 138 N 6th Street in Montpelier.

n Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

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• Sweet Baby Clyde Heiner, son of Tre and Olivia Teichert Heiner returned to his Heavenly home on Monday, September 28 following a tragic accident.

John Bomsta competed in and won the Army National Guard Best Ranger Competition held at Fort Benning, GA, from September 14 to the 18. Anyone in the National Guard who is Ranger qualified is invited to participate in this competition. Fifteen Guardsmen from eight different states competed in…

n Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

The Bear Lake County Library is planning a different event for families this year. Our summer storywalk activities were so successful, we’ve decided to have an outdoor Halloween Storywalk.

Saturday afternoon, a group of curious onlookers learned about the Bear 100 Endurance Race from Clark Hirschi, a Bear Laker through his family’s genealogy, who proudly displayed a plaque commemorating his 130th place finish in the Bear 100 with a time of 32 hours, 26 minutes and 37 seconds. …

This week was Homecoming Week for Cokeville High School. The kids enjoyed another fun week of dress up days and competition. The theme for this year’s Homecoming was: “Road Trip Home for Homecoming”. This theme took them cross country, eventually bringing them back home. Monday they headed t…

We apologize to Tatum Boehme. We had a picture of Tiana Price in the Junior Livestock pictures last week. Tatum’s buyer was Valley Wide Propane

n Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

Monday, September 14, children grades three through six hurried to the Cokeville Branch Library after school for a chance to find a golden ticket. The library was celebrating Roald Dahl’s Birthday. In honor of his birthday, children were given a free book and a Wonka chocolate Hershey bar. T…

Jesi Earley of Fish Haven is the new seventh grade Life Science teacher at Bear Lake Middle School. She is also the new Cheer Coach at Bear Lake High School, taking the place of Paul Etcheverry who recently resigned.

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

•  Due to high winds and power outages, there was no school for Cokeville Elementary or Cokeville High School on Tuesday, September 8.

n Jase Martinez was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Congratulations Jase.

The next meeting of the Sharp Shooters Camera Club will be a lesson on basic camera settings, f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO. We are still unable to meet in person, so a Zoom meeting will be at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 23.

n Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

In the article about Rocky Mountain Martial Arts last week, it was written that Ron Manchester received his training as a Green Beret in Korea. This was wrong information. The following is the correct information:

The Montpelier City Council held its regular meeting on Sept. 3. All council members were present.

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Books and Audio only. Must wear a mask at all times! NO CHILDREN.

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