It is not often that a singer, songwriter, author, and self-confessed pinecone collector chooses to reside in the valley. Nor is a CD often given away by that same songwriter, Alicia Blickfeldt, at Broulim’s in Montpelier or Mike’s Market in Garden City beginning Wednesday, April 14th The al…

•  Clay Teichert, son of McKay and Kelsey Teichert, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Friends and family were there to witness this special event.

Recently, Wayne Brown brought several boxes of photographs and negatives into the News Examiner that were from Bobby Brown’s photography studio. They are old photographs that may have been ordered and never picked up, and there are literally hundreds of them!

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and…

The Cokeville Community Easter Egg Hunt was held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Cokeville City Park. There were over 2,000 eggs along with a gold and silver in each age group for children 0-12 to hunt. The park was divided into age groups and then the fun began at 12:30 sharp. Each child …

• Janessa’s Cooking Club had a cooking lesson on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Janessa’s home. The girls enjoyed making Janessa’s famous homemade Oreo cookies with colored frosting.

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and…

• The Town of Cokeville is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the City Park. Come Join the Fun!

In 2021, the spring equinox occurred on Saturday, Mar. 20. This marked the astronomical first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Sharp Shooters Camera Club continues to meet using Zoom. The next meeting will be at 7 PM Wednesday, March 31. James Glasgow will show a selection of his favorite photos. There will also be a critique of “abandoned building” assignment photos.

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and…

We love to read at Paris Elementary! This picture shows the students who have reached 100 or more Accelerated Reading points so far this school year. (Just for your information, we expect many more to join this group before the 20-21 school year is over!)

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and…

Shirley Roth and her husband, Wendell, have been living in Georgetown for the past seven years where they have chosen to retire on a nice little piece of tractor land with a shop. They moved there from Centerville, UT, where they had been taking care of Shirley’s aunt and uncle. Prior to tha…

• The Town of Cokeville is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3 at 12:30 p.m.. Come Join the Fun!

Students at Cokeville Elementary celebrated Doctor Seuss’s Birthday this week with dress up days and activities. Monday was crazy sock day, Tuesday was crazy hat day, Wednesday was wacky Wednesday and Thursday was dress up like your favorite Doctor Seuss Character. The kindergarten class enj…

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and…

• The Town of Cokeville is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3 at 12:30 p.m.. Come Join the Fun!

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and…

Cokeville Elementary students have been participating in the annual academic bowl throughout February. The finals took place on Monday, February 22. It was a battle to the final buzzer. Coming out on top was the team with the following members: Salote Tukuafu, Asher Lyman, MiraJane Nate, Ain…

Stephanie Parrish broadcasts an internet-based radio show called the “Vitality Health Show.” The show is part of the Voice America Network, which is the number one internet-based radio network in the United States boasting 3.9 million listeners a week. Stephanie, herself, is building a prett…

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• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and…

The annual Pops Concert was held on Wednesday, Feb 17. Although seats were limited, due to COVID, those in attendance enjoyed a real treat. The Junior High Band was the first group to take the stage. They performed “Tequila” and “Remember Me”. The High School Concert Band joined them for “Mu…

• Monday, February 15, Mr. Warner and his Fourth Grade Class celebrated Chinese New Year. One of the highlights of the celebration was when the class paraded through the halls of Cokeville Elementary beneath a dragon cape to bring good luck to all whose doors were open.

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and S…

Lacey Pelto is one of Montpelier’s finest. Married to Sheriff Rob Pelto, she has been a nurse for 10 years as of July 2020 at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital and under Doctor Hansen for six and a half years at the clinic. However, recently, some of you may have seen her at your children’s school…

MONTPELIER, Idaho; February 9, 2021 — Bear Lake High School student Tayson Neal was officially presented a $1,000 jumbo check from Zions Bank during the half-time break of the Bear Lake Bears junior varsity basketball game on Feb. 3. The half-time presentation was particularly meaningful bec…

The Sharp Shooters Camera Club continues to meet using Zoom. The next meeting will be at 7 PM Wednesday, February 24. Max Nield will show his photos, including wild horses. There will also be a critique of “rock” assignment photos.

Direct Communications donated a total of $27,544.89 to Bear Lake High School in 2020. This was done through the “Upgrade Your School Program” which Direct Communications started in 2019. This program allows every new Direct Communications customer or upgraded customer an option to pick a loc…

Dr. Clay Campbell, local physician, beloved by many, has made the decision to change his practice and move it and his family near Kalispell, which is in northwestern Montana. He says it’s in a more rural area than Montpelier and surrounded on three sides by national forest.

January 28, 2021, was Senior night for the BLHS Wrestling team. We had a quad night with Soda Springs, West Side, and Malad. Family and friends were able to come out and celebrate our seniors and watch everyone wrestle.

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and S…

• Bear Lake County Library: Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Face coverings are required. Middle school age and high school age children are allowed to come in and check out items any day of the week. Younger children are allowed in on Fridays and S…

Every year the Bear Lake County Library offers a reading challenge for adults. Beginning in February, there will be a challenge for younger children, too.

“He’s a Weston – I can tell!” You may hear an old-timer say that when identifying Sim Weston, one of the almost innumerable grandchildren of Benjamin and Pearl Weston of Laketown. Ben and Pearl were legendary for their heavily laden kitchen table holding vittles for their 12 children (includ…

• 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…

In a Nov. 13, 1896, local newspaper, someone wrote, “We wonder that some capitalists don’t build an ice skating rink in Montpelier. There would be a billion dollars in the scheme and the people are eager for some such to pass the winter evenings.”

• 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…

A pest house, short for “pestilence house,” also called a “plague house” or “fever shed,” was a type of building used for persons afflicted with communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, smallpox, or typhus, even the Spanish Flu at one time. Often used for forcible quarantine, man…

The Sharp Shooters Camera Club continues to meet using Zoom. The next meeting will be at 7 PM Wednesday, January 27. Club members will share their snow and Christmas photos and there will be a critique of “rust” assignment photos.

Joe Rich, who came into the Bear Lake Valley in 1863 in company with Gen. C. C. Rich, Lorin Farr, Captain Jefferson Hunt, T. R. Miller, Richard Hopkins, and John Hill, is credited, via his own account, with building the first steamboat in southeastern Idaho.

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