• The Sophomore Class at Cokeville High School is holding a coat drive.Boxes for the coat drive will be available from November 11-20. Boxes willbe available at the post office, library, high school, and elementary school. The sophomore class is asking that all coats be donated smoke free pe…

The next meeting of the Sharp Shooters Camera Club will be Wednesday, December 4, at 7:00 PM in the board room at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. This is a week later than usual to avoid a conflict with Thanksgiving. Montpelier photographer George Bolander will be the guest presenter. Also, pho…

The November meeting of the Jane Davis Camp was held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the First/Fourth church. Captain Linda Arnell conducted the meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. The thought and invocation were given by chaplain Karma Loertscher, and the patriotic thought and Pledge of Allegian…

Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) Jeffery W. Freeman recently retired with “recognition for distinguished performance of duty that represents achievement in the finest traditions of the United States Army” after 35 years of service. He has had an amazing and exemplary career in the Army; one …

Fifteen-year-old Bear Lake High School Sophomore Abbie Parslow recently returned from a trip to Senahú, Guatemala, located in Central America. Her grandparents, Neil and Cynthia Spackman, took her with them for a week as part of the Utah Medical Outreach Program.

Our school year is off to a terrific start! We want you to know what we’re all about right now as we implement the framework for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) in our elementary schools. PBIS is an approach schools can use to improve school safety and promote positive beha…

• The Sophomore Class at Cokeville High School is holding a coat drive. Boxes for the coat drive will be available from November 11-20. Boxes will be available at the post office, library, high school, and elementary school. The sophomore class is asking that all coats be donated smoke free,…

Adventure Awaits on November 7th at the Bear Lake County Library. All Aboard the Hogwarts Express, Platform 9 3/4! Come to the library for the annual Family Night celebration. This year the event will be filled with fun and magic in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. The sorting hat will s…

• Marlene Hess passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cokeville.

Cokeville Elementary held its annual Halloween Carnival on Wednesday, October 30. The School was full of children excited to be wearing their costumes. There were games to be played, a spook alley for the brave at heart, yummy food, coloring contest and costume contest. Thanks to the many ha…

The Cokeville 1st Ward Relief Society held a Craft day on Wednesday,October 24. The ladies met for a fun craft, treats and visiting.

On Thursday, Dr. Steve Heeder was awarded the Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero Award. Nominated by Principal Laurel Jensen, Dr. Heeder has gone above and beyond despite the challenges that he faces in his life. Not just at the school but in the community at large he has impacted and will continu…

Gordon and Jane Aggers moved to Montpelier last June. They had been living in Pineville, Ore., and wanted to move because of the political atmosphere there. So, they began looking around when Jane remembered how much she liked Bear Lake. She also talked to Candy Dawes, whom she worked with i…

The Cokeville Community 4-H club held its annual 4-H Awards Night on Oc.14, 2019 in the Elementary School gym. Club President, Eli Linford conducted. Members spoke on the different aspects of 4-H that help members: Myles Dayton - Respect - Respect your animals and leaders, Flint Linford-Citi…

The Cokeville High School Fall Concert was held on Tuesday, October 15 in the High School Auditorium. The Junior High Band performed first with "Comet Ride" and "Grim Grinning Ghost".

• Ryker Teichert, son of Ryan and Jamie Teichert was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Oct. 12. Family and friends were there to celebrate with Ryker.

Rachel didn’t like moving out west with her family, leaving their nice New England home. She was only eleven when they moved, and it was a long, arduous journey across the plains in the covered wagon. Her father worked hard and built a modest cabin, but three small rooms for twelve people ma…

911 hangup — 1, 911 open line — 1, abandoned vehicle — 1, accident — 10, accident — personal injury — 1, accident — property damage- 1, hit and run — 1, agency assist — 15, alarm — 1, alarm burglar — 2, animal complaint — 39, animal escort — 1, attempted entry — 1, battery — 2, boat call-out…

The Cokeville Branch Library held a fun, family, date night on Monday, October 7. There were games, robots, puzzles and door prizes, along with popcorn for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to the many community members who came out and enjoyed the event and thanks to the ladies at the library for hosting.

The next Sharp Shooters Camera Club meeting will be at 7 PM, Wednesday, October 23 in the hospital board room. This will be a chance for members to take up to ten minutes to share photos on any subject.

The October meeting of the Jane Davis Camp was held Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the First/Fourth church. Captain Linda Arnell conducted the meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. “Salute to our Utah Pioneers” was led by Sylvia Westre and accompanied by Debra Jacobs.

Following their return home to Montpelier, Elder Roger Jones and Sister Liz Jones will be speaking in the Montpelier 5th Ward at 10:30 on Sunday, October 20th after ministering for 18 months as Military Relations Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, assigned to F…

Correction to article on County Road's & More.  The furniture and home decor found in the store are from Harley's Trading Post and Linda and Christine Cochran. We apologize for any misunderstand or problems this may have caused. 

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• Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the pancake supper sponsored by the Senior Center Monday, September 30. It was a delicious meal. Thanks to those who helped and made it nice. Also thanks to those who stuckaround and played Bingo sponsored by the American Legion, LaVoy Thornock, …

• The Cokeville 1st and 2nd Ward Primaries presented their Primary Programs for family and ward members on Sunday, September 29. There were many who traveled to support the children in all their hard work in preparing for their presentations.

Thomas sleight began as a lowland swamp farmer from Lincolnshire, England, who converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sailed to the states in 1854. He settled Genoa on the old Mormon Trail in Nebraska in 1857 until it was burned out by the Sioux Indians. He then tra…

Hope Lutheran Church would like to thank the Caribou and Bear Lake County Communities for their support in our annual fundraiser for SEICAA Food Banks in Soda Springs and Montpelier. We thank the community for both the donations of items to sell and the good attendance to the yard sale. We e…

Mrs. Stoor and Miss Bennington took their Kindergarten and First Grade classes to the Teddy Bear Clinic at Star Valley Medical Center on Tuesday, September 17. The students learned about x-rays, proper hand washing and what happens in the ER, visited with EMTs and a Police Officer and doctor…

The first meeting of the Jane Davis Camp for 2019-20 was held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the First/Fourth Ward church beginning at 1:35 p.m. Captain Linda Arnell called the meeting to order and gave the patriotic thought and led the Pledge of Allegiance. The song “Daughters of the Utah…

Kendall Roberts of Liberty has been appointed to the Bear Lake County School Board where he is filling the seat that was recently vacated by Brandi Hardcastle, also of Liberty.

The next meeting of the Sharp Shooters Camera Club will be a presentation by Richmond, Utah photographer Max James Nield. He grew up in the Bear Lake Valley and will be showing wildlife and landscape photos. The meeting will be at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 25.

•  Brayden Johnson, son of Mike and Monica Johnson, received a mission call for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve for two years in the South Carolina, Columbia Mission. Brayden will enter the MTC inProvo, Utah in December.

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…

• 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.

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.

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…

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