The Idaho Humanities Council seeks applications to fill two academic positions from North Idaho and an academic position from Southeast Idaho on its volunteer board of directors. An academic member currently is defined by the Council as either a scholar in the humanities or an administrator …

• Funeral services were held for Charles Emory Mackey (Cem) on Monday, July 6, 2020 at The Cokeville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Sharp Shooters Camera Club has been unable to meet in person because of the Covid-19 pandemic but has experimented with on-line Zoom meetings. The next Zoom meeting will be Wednesday, July 22 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.

The town of Pegram is an often overlooked town because it is small, and somewhat offset from the rest of the valley.

• Rope and run activities are under way at the Cokeville Rodeo Arena on Wednesday evenings. So, if you’re looking for a fun night out, go check out these kids. They are amazing!

Even with the COVID-19 situation, and respectfully with social distancing and practicing safe practices, Montpelier celebrated the 4th of July in fashion!

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.

Young Woad Warriors were out in full force Monday through Thursday putting their best efforts in to stamp out this noxious weed and make a little money in the process.

• The Town of Cokeville is planning to celebrate Independence Day on July 4.

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• 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 Town of Cokeville is planning to celebrate Independence Day. The day will begin with a breakfast at the park followed by a rubber duck race on Spring Creek. There will be activities throughout the day at the park with food vendors and craft vendors. The final event of the day will be f…

Mario Johnson began starting colts about 30 years ago. His father and mother were his first horsemanship mentors and teachers, supporting and helping him as he began to follow in their footsteps. Soon after he was married, he went to work on the Flinder Ranch in Snowville, Utah, where he hal…

• 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 Town of Cokeville is planning to celebrate Independence Day and Pioneer Day. Watch for more information as it becomes available.

I have been asked to relate some of my memories of my dad, Gary Thompson. I’ve had several days of remembering things that happened and all the things he taught me as I grew up.

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.

As a senior project, three Bear Lake High School seniors, Halsey Grose, Hallie Skinner, and Teya Strong, with Kandi Eborn as their supervisor, are doing the Third Annual Suicide Walk on June 27 from 9 a.m. to approximately 12 noon.

• “Imagine Your Story” is the theme for the 2020 Summer Reading Program. This summer the Cokeville Branch Library will be doing drive-thru programs. You arrive in your car during the listed times. If you have children in various time slots, just pick one time to go. Children will receive a c…

•  “Imagine Your Story” is the theme for the 2020 Summer Reading Program. This summer the Cokeville Branch Library will be doing drive-thru programs. You arrive in your car during the listed times. If you have children in various time slots, just pick one time to go. Children will receive a …

Brad and Brittany Cook live in Georgetown, a beautiful little corner of Bear Lake. They both have birth defects, but that does not stop them; they are a huge part of the Bear Lake Valley and most people know and love them. Brittany can be seen working at the Bear Lake Memorial Thrift Store, …

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n Bear Lake Senior Center: The Senior Center will only be open for curbside to-go meals on Wednesdays and Fridays only. Orders need to be called in by 10 a.m. if possible. They have call waiting, so if they do not answer, please try again. Bread and dinner rolls are still available to purcha…

• The Cokeville Cemetery was beautiful with the decorated graves and Flags flying for Memorial Day. There was no program due to Covid19 but that didn’t stop visitors and community members from coming out in honor of loved ones who have passed on.

Dr. Steve Heeder is retiring as the Bear Lake Middle School principal at the end of the 2019/2020 school year after a 10-year tenure. Unfortunately, he has been in poor health with cancer since 2017 and has reached the point where he doesn’t have enough energy to keep working as principal. F…

n Bear Lake Senior Center: The Senior Center will only be open for curbside to-go meals on Wednesdays and Fridays only. Orders need to be called in by 10 a.m. if possible. They have call waiting, so if they do not answer, please try again. Bread and dinner rolls are still available to purcha…

A lot of people think the Bear Lake Arts Council is just about the plays. However, the Arts Council does so many other things. In the past, they have sponsored art camps for kids, gallery nights for adults to show off artistic skill, breakfast with Santa at Christmas, tea parties with Disney…

•n Bear Lake Senior Center: The Senior Center will only be open for curbside to-go meals on Wednesdays and Fridays only. Orders need to be called in by 10 a.m. if possible. They have call waiting, so if they do not answer, please try again. Bread and dinner rolls are still available to purch…

The Panther greeted students at Cokeville Elementary as they had their final pickup and drop off for the 2019/2020 School year on Thursday, May,14.

Cokeville High School Class of 2020 is being honored with pictures posted on the west side of Cokeville High School.

• Devan Moody, son of Darren and Jan Moody received his reassignment to serve in the Minneapolis, Minnesota Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Devan will leave on June 24.

Penny Bassett will be the new Principal of the Paris Elementary School starting the 2020-2021 school year. Janet Lindsay, the current Principal, is moving on to take Steve Heeder’s place at the Middle School as he is retiring.

n Bear Lake Senior Center: The Senior Center will only be open for curbside to-go meals on Wednesdays and Fridays only. Orders need to be called in by 10 a.m. if possible. They have call waiting, so if they do not answer, please try again. Bread and dinner rolls are still available to purcha…

• Andrew Thomas, son of Scott and Julia Thomas has received his temporary reassignment to serve in the North Dakota, Bismarck Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Elder Jackson Pratt will be returning from the New Jersey Morristown, Spanish Speaking Mission on May 12, 2020 after serving two years for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is the son of Phillip and Candice Pratt of St. Charles, Idaho.

Daisy McDonald, wife of Chad McDonald of Montpelier, is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) currently working in a 200-bed nursing home in Fenton, Missouri.

n Bear Lake Senior Center: The Senior Center will only be open for curbside to-go meals on Wednesdays and Fridays only. Orders need to be called in by 10 a.m. if possible. They have call waiting, so if they do not answer, please try again. Bread and dinner rolls are still available to purcha…

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital held its monthly board meeting by teleconference on the evening of April 28. All board members were present with the exception of Commissioner Vaughn Rasmussen.

(StatePoint) Whether you’re at home relaxing or an adventure, you can use your technology to optimize the experience. Here are five ways to harness your gadgets, apps and more to improve your life:

May 1 the hills were a buzz around Cokeville as horn hunters descended with high hopes of finding a “big one”. Hunters had to wait until noon on Friday before they could pick up the sheds but that didn’t keep them from heading to the hills early in the morning to begin their hunt. This is an…

Bonneville County Commissioner Dave Radford is running against incumbent Chad Christensen for State Representative Seat 2B in the State of Idaho. In a recent interview the News Examiner did with Commissioner Radford, he was able to personally give a few key points of his platform and reasons…

n Bear Lake Senior Center: The Senior Center will only be open for curbside to-go meals on Wednesdays and Fridays only. Orders need to be called in by 10 a.m. if possible. They have call waiting, so if they do not answer, please try again. Bread and dinner rolls are still available to purcha…

Writer Dr. Brenda Hunter, Author of “The Power of Mother,” says “A mother’s love shapes cultures and individuals. Many of us do not understand the profound and long-lasting impact we have in developing our young children’s brains, teaching them first lessons of love, shaping their conscience…

On the afternoon of April 28, Georgetown held a “social distancing” scavenger hunt from 4 to 7 p.m. The event was planned by Ashlyn Bingham of Georgetown. She and her family have recently moved to Georgetown from California. Her husband, Dawson, is a math teacher at the high school, and they…

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