SODA SPRINGS, Idaho — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement that analyzes a plan submitted by Itafos Conda, LLC for the proposed Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine. Itafos is proposing to develop several phosphate leases the com…

Meridian, ID – Governor Little has proclaimed that October is Hunger & Food Security Awareness Month in Idaho. Through our statewide network of community partners and coalitions with organizations around the state, The Idaho Foodbank is working to solve hunger while simultaneously contri…

On October 12, 2021, all three commissioners met in regular meeting with County Clerk Cindy Garner assisting. The agenda was approved as published.

SALT LAKE CITY — (Oct. 7, 2021) — As the leaves turn, fall weather arrives in the Intermountain West. For some homeowners, this means pruning trees and taming overgrown gardens, for others it means cleaning the gutters or painting the house. Many outdoor projects like these can be hazardous …

A special meeting of the Bear Lake County Commissioners was held on Monday, October 4, 2012, with Chairman Vaughn Rasmussen and Commissioner Brad Jensen attending in person. Commissioner Rex Payne attended via conference call and County Clerk Cindy Garner assisted in person. The two-item age…

Paris City Council held its regular meeting on Oct. 5. All members were present. The Council made no changes to the agenda. The Council completed the normal business of the meeting.

WHAT: The Bear Lake Senior Center is an independent non-profit organization. It is not owned by the Bear Lake County, Montpelier City nor Bear Lake Hospital. The County owns the property the building sits upon, but Bear Lake Senior Citizen Inc owns the building. The building was paid for by …

Bear Lake High School had their annual service-a-thon on Tuesday, October 5. Students and teachers went around the community and helped many people with house and yard work. Students washed windows, mowed lawns, and cleaned houses for people living in the valley.

During their annual meeting at which families were present, members of the Bear Lake County Ambulance Service elected new officers. Outgoing president Jericca Phelps of Bennington was complimentary of the EMT corps who had participated during her year of leadership. She was pleased to welcom…

When Chad VanCamp, 42, began feeling intense pain in his tailbone whenever he sat down, life changed. Suddenly, his favorite hobbies became unbearable and he began dreading everyday activities that most people wouldn’t think twice about — car rides, airplane trips and even going out to dinner.

BOISE – (September 20, 2021) – Idaho gas prices defied the national trend this week, dropping two cents while the U.S. average went up by two cents. But according to AAA, the fallout from a busy hurricane season continues to torment drivers at the pump, and there could be rough days ahead.

Bear Lake County School District held its regular meeting on September 14. All Board members were present. The Board started the meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Elementary School. The Board toured this school and Bear Lake High School to complete their tour of all District Buildings. …

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Effective September 20, 2021, all fire restrictions for Bear Lake County will be cancelled. Open burning will be allowed with a permit. Permits may be obtained from the sheriff’s office by calling (208) 945-2121 ext. 1. The only fire not requiring a permit will be a small recreation fire. (I…

Excusing Commissioner Rex Payne, Chairman Vaughn Rasmussen called the Bear Lake County Commissioners’ meeting to order on September 13, 2021, with Commissioner Brad Jensen in attendance. Assisting were County Clerk Cindy Garner and County Prosecutor Joe Hayes. The agenda was unanimously appr…

MONTPELIER, IDAHO –Influenza (the flu) is a serious contagious disease that attacks the respiratory tract in humans. The flu is different from a cold in that it comes on suddenly and symptoms may include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, and body aches. Most people …

Mr. Jess Johnson and Mr. Devin Pharis near St. Charles, Bear Lake County, Idaho accepted, on behalf of PacifiCorp’s Lifton Station, (at the north end of Bear Lake) the National Weather Service’s 100-year Institution Length-of-Service Award. Mr. Johnson, the current observer of record, shares…

On August 31, 2021, at 7:00 AM, the seniors had their Senior Sunrise Breakfast in Allinger Park! There was an excellent turnout of almost 40 seniors. The students watched the sunrise, ate breakfast, listened to a great motivational speech by Mrs. Jesi Earley, and played an encouraging game.

The Grand prize winner was XMD Dance Studio, owned by April Wuthrich. The Misc. category winners were 1st place Special Olympics, 2nd Elk-horn Ranch. Youth, 1st place BLMS Cheer, 2nd FFA, 3rd BLHS Cheer, Community 1st, 2nd Republican Party, 3rd Fire Department, and US Forest Service, Commerc…

Bear Lake County Hospital Board held its regular meeting on August 24. All members of the Board were present. The Board training was focused on Population Health and Valued Based Purchasing.

BOISE, Idaho (Aug. 26, 2021) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring the decade of 2020-2030 as The Decade of Agriculture in Idaho. He is the first U.S. governor to issue such a proclamation.

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking data and information from the public that DHS intends to use to develop a public charge regulatory proposal. The purpose of public comment is to ensure that the proposal is fair, consistent with law, and informed by relevant data…

The updates you make in fall can prepare your home for the long winter months ahead, helping you stay more comfortable all season while reducing your energy bills and other expenditures. Here are some home improvements to consider, as well as tips and insights for making the most of these upgrades:

Boise, Idaho— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise and Idaho F alls Districts are hosting wild horse and burro adoption events in August and September. There will be 4-H trained wild horse yearlings as well as untrained wild horses and burros available.

The County Planning and Zoning Commission met on August 18, 2021, with commission members Kristy Crane (vice chair), Albert Johnson (chair), Patrick Reese, Devin Boehme present in person and (via Zoom) Rob Smith, with assistance from Mitch Poulsen, Administrator, and Wayne Davidson, Secretar…

BOISE, IDAHO — Aug. 18, 2021 — Idahoans who qualify for a one-time tax rebate in 2021 can now track their payment online at tax.idaho.gov/rebate. To get the status of their rebate, they’ll need their Social Security number and either their Idaho driver’s license, state-issued identification …

Serendipity may be the best descriptor for the series of events leading to the partnership between Paul Sousa and David Gardiner when they purchased the Bear Bottom Country Store, now known as Fish Haven General Store, in 2020 then followed up that acquisition to consolidate control of Fish …

The regular meeting of the County Commissioners was called to order on August 9, 2021, by Chairman Vaughn Rasmussen with Commissioners Brad Jensen and Rex Payne in attendance. Assistance was provided by Cindy Garner, County Clerk, and Joe Hayes, County Prosecutor. The agenda was given unanim…

Water levels are dropping, but boats can still be launched at all of the boat ramps on the Utah side of the lake (Bear Lake State Park marina, First Point and Rainbow Cove). You can also launch at the inlet structure in Idaho. The structure is at North Beach State Park, at the very north end…

Paris City Council held its regular meeting on Aug. 3. All members were present. The Council approved the minutes from the meeting held July 6. No meeting was held on July 20 as the Council did not have a quorum present.

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