As online shopping has steadily grown during the past decade, brick and mortar retail businesses have been looking at new ways to address this shift in consumer behavior.

Cokeville Elementary Students presented a wonderful Veteran’s Day Program on Monday, November 11. The 5th Grade Boys presented the Colors. Mr. Hatch Welcomed those in attendance. The 5th and 6th Grade Bands joined together with”The Saints Go Marching On”. Guest Speaker, Luke Awtrey talked ab…

The Bear Lake School District Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting on November 12 starting at 7:15 PM, with Kolby Romrell, Paul Alleman, and Angie Grunig attending. Bills to be paid since October 8 were approved in the amount of $308,157.81. The Superintendent’s report began …

Thursday, November 21, 2019, marks the 44th annual Great American Smokeout. This day is nationally recognized as a day to encourage tobacco users to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and quit using tobacco that day. By quitting — even for one day – tobacco users will be…

Abandoned vehicle — 2, accident — 4, alarm burglar — 2, animal complaint — 3, attempt to locate — 1, child abuse-physical — 2, child abuse-sexual — 1, civil complaint — 1, disturb the peace — 1, domestic verbal — 1, DWP — 1, driving complaint — 2, juvenile — 3, lost & found — 1, maliciou…

The Bear Lake County Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting on November 12, which began with Chairman Vaughn Rasmussen explaining changes in the format of the posted agenda. He said it was an effort to let the public know which items the board could specifically take action on, in …

Abandoned vehicle — 5, accident — 6, accident-property damage — 6, agency assist — 15, alarm — 1, alarm burglar — 1, animal complaint — 26, battery — 1, custodial interference — 1, fight in progress — 1, dispute — 2, domestic battery — 3, domestic verbal — 1, driving complaint — 3, arrest — …

The News-Examiner will have an early deadline for the paper on Nov. 27th and Dec 4th. We will need Everything by Wednesday for those two weeks.

Paris City Council held its regular meeting on Nov. 5, 2019. All members were present.

The Bear Lake County Library was magically turned into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on November 8th. The annual Family Reading Night was a great success. Over three hundred enthusiastic Harry Potter fans crowded into the library where glow sticks hung like suspended candles abo…

Washington, D.C. – “My childhood was spent working on the farms and ranches of Southeastern Idaho. When a challenge arose, we fixed it. Hay needed hauled, pipe needed moved, heifers needed calved, and potatoes needed picked. Many years have passed, and while my days of hauling hay are long b…

The Montpelier City Council held its regular council meeting on Nov. 6. Steve Allred and Dru Strange were absent.

Our excited sixth-grade class started our expedition to Yellowstone at 6:00a.m. on October 21st. We ended up having a twelve-hour bus ride due to bad weather and closed roads! The long bus drive didn’t dampen our spirits one bit! We made a stop at the Roosevelt Arch for pictures and to celeb…

On Thursday Nov. 7th Congressman Michael Simpson presented Bear Lake Memorial Hospital with a copy of the Congressional Record that recognized the hospital with the Outstanding accomplishment of receiving the Top 20 Critical Access Hospital award and for Best Practices in Quality Rural Hospitals.

Good Guy Satellite is a small business owned and operated by Erik Pyper. He’s been helping people understand their options in the somewhat confusing satellite TV industry for over a decade.

SODA SPRINGS, Idaho – Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls District and Caribou-Targhee National Forest released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a draft U.S. Forest Service Record of Decision (ROD) analyzing different alternatives for the Dairy Syncline Min…

In Montpelier for the four year term, Dan Fisher, Bobbi Leonhardt and Steve Allred kept their seats with 214, 207 and 158, respectively. John Lusk received 133 votes. Charles Horikami won the two-year seat with 68 write-in votes.

Kathy Davidson, a Bear Lake Valley author, has recently published her first novel “The House at Dietrich Hollow”. It’s a ghost story set in Bancroft, Idaho, with a perfect mix of creepiness and romance. Kathy said, “it has been an empowering experience to see my words and thoughts in print.”…

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is investigating two cow elk that were killed, partly processed, and then dumped approximately one mile north of Georgetown on Red Canyon Road in Bear Lake County. A sportsman in the area discovered and reported the wasted meat to Fish and Game on Monday…

All Veterans and those currently serving in any branch of the military or reserves as well as family and friends are invited to the annual Veterans Day Program on Nov. 11 at Bear Lake High School, beginning at 8:10 a.m.

With the cold, crisp air outside and school well on its way; with leaves turning and now falling and even snow showing up here and there, the holidays are beginning to enter our minds and plans are beginning to form.

Ireland Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Sari Stenholm to Branch Manager of Ireland Bank’s Montpelier Branch. Sari joined the Ireland Bank team in February, 2017 and brings nine years of banking experience to her new position. Sari is excited to represent Ireland Bank in the Mont…

Challis, Idaho— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Challis Field Office will begin a wild horse gather in the Challis Herd Management Area (HMA) on or about Nov. 5, 2019. The purpose of the gather is to reduce overpopulation of wild horses within the HMA and is expected to last five to nine days.

On Oct. 19, David Amott of Salt Lake City, who holds a Ph.D. in architectural history, and is Executive Director of Preservation Utah, spoke at the Paris Elementary School about why he feels the City of Paris and the Bear Lake County Courthouse are historically important.

POCATELLO — Idaho State University Department of Geosciences affiliate researcher L.J. Krumenacker has discovered and documented the first dinosaur burrow in Idaho, which is just the second dinosaur burrow discovered in North America and the third discovered in the world. Both North American…

The Montpelier City Council held its regular meeting on Oct. 16. Dru Strange was not present.

Paris City council held its regular meeting on Oct 15. All members were present.

Last Thursday, 23 Bear Lake High School Student Council officers departed from the school at 6:15 with one thing in mind… to represent at the region 5&6 Student Council leadership conference at ISU. They knew they would be learning a lot, teaching one workshop, and having a lot of fun. L…

As the leaves turn, winter weather preparation begins. For some homeowners, this means trimming trees, taming overgrown gardens and cleaning the gutters. Rocky Mountain Power is reminding customers that outdoor projects like these can be hazardous if you don’t put safety first.

The Bear Lake School District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 8 at 7 PM. Earlier that day, they held a work session which began at 3 p.m. The board approved bills to be paid in the amount of $250,424.01. Under Public to be Heard, a teacher requested consideration o…

Montpelier City Council held its regular meeting on Oct 2, 2019. Dru Strange and Shane Johnson were not present. After the regular business of the meeting, the council moved to the agenda items. Robert Matthews had asked to be on the agenda in regards to the cabin rental. Robert was not pres…

Paris City Council held their regular meeting on Oct. 1, 2019. All members were present. After the regular business of the meeting, the council moved to the agenda items.

(Boise) – Hunting season is well underway in Idaho. As you plan any future hunting trips, please keep these things in mind:

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