On Oct. 20, 2020. Paris City Council held its regular meeting. All members were present. After completing the regular business, the Council reviewed the letter that all residents will receive with their water bill. After reviewing the letter, suggested changes were made. The letter will info…

Montpelier City Council held its regular meeting on Oct. 21, 2020. Mayor Sharp, Shane Johnson, and Ted Slivinski were absent. A quorum was present.

The County Commissioners met on October 13, 2020, with all members in attendance and assisted by Clerk Cindy Garner.

“Do I need to quarantine?” It’s a question the employees at Southeast Idaho Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline are answering hundreds of times a day. While the ultimate answer changes call to call and person to person, they all almost start the same with an “It depends.”

In her efforts to provide the most relevant education for our students, Principal Laurel Jensen of AJ Winters Elementary School worked alongside faculty and other staff to apply for a $5,000 grant through Bayer Fund to go towards STEM education tools to be used in their classrooms.

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It's time to graduate for the Class of 2020! View our special section to see profiles of graduates, read news from around the area, and submit a profile of your own favorite graduate!

On September 24, Montpelier mayor Jared Sharp and Montpelier Community Foundation president Steve Allred met with Tom King who represents the King’s building here in town. During the meeting, Mr. King signed the official transfer of the land containing the downtown Visitor Center/Chamber bui…

Paris City Council held its regular meeting on Oct. 6. All members were present.

High school seniors across Idaho are now able to submit their college applications free of charge on Apply Idaho, housed on the Next Steps Idaho website. Seniors can download their Direct Admissions letter on Next Step Idaho and submit their college applications to as many of Idaho’s public …

It’s was a WILD Wednesday! A bull elk in southeast Idaho near Bloomington found out the hard way that a barbed-wire fence is not the best option for raking its antlers! IDFG staff went to its rescue— darting the elk and removing it from the fence! Thanks to biologists Erik Bartholomew and Er…

Georgetown City held its monthly council meeting on Oct. 6, 2020. All members of the board were present.

Tuesday, October 6th marked the 5th annual Bear Lake High School Service-a-thon. This year, as in the last several years, students from the high school set out across the school and the whole valley to complete some much-needed projects.

Montpelier Rotary members have been busy in the last few weeks. Montpelier Rotary was able to apply for a Rotary Grant that allowed us to add one more feature to the Adams Park dog park. Rotary was able to add an overhead awning to one of the benches at the park. The shelter will help protec…

Currently in Bear Lake District 33 school is still at regular classes. Several of the districts around us have had high numbers of Covid in the schools. Currently the State does not report any cases in the Bear Lake Schools.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, a new visitor came too town. A small fawn ran through the window of New to You Auto, owned by Marie and David Hunt. Marie was in the building and heard some noise but didn’t think anything of it. Marie received a phone call a few minutes later, and the caller told her a …

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Boise, Idaho – The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) voted today to direct another $6 million in federal relief funds to higher education in Idaho, bringing the total financial support from federal COVID funds for the public institutions this year to $54.4 million.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls District, Idaho Department of Lands, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest (NF) are lifting Stage One Fire Restrictions effective Friday, Sept. 25 at 12:01 a.m.

Washington DC — Across the country, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities along with family members, ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff and others will honor the individual rights of long-term care residents by celebrating Residents’ Rights Month. Residents…

The County Fair Board’s method to handle day-of vendor cost was debated during the county commissioners’ regular meeting on September 14th. It was decided the Fair Board will pay vendor day-of costs but will authorize other invoices with a signature, keeping careful records of both cash and …

A special meeting of the Bear Lake County Commissioners was held on Monday, September 21, 2020, with all three commissioners in attendance. They were assisted by Deputy Clerk Amy Bishop. Commissioner Jensen moved to approve the agenda as published and Commissioner Payne seconded. The motion …

As of Saturday, September 19th, Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 59 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (18 in Bannock County, 3 in Bear Lake County, 18 in Bingham County, 1 in Butte County, 3 in Caribou County, 7 in Franklin County and 9 in Power County) in southeast Idaho. This brings the …

The regular flu vaccine as well as the high dose flu vaccine is now available at Southeastern Idaho Public Health. To schedule your immunization appointment, contact the Bear Lake County Office at 208.847.3000 or visit siphidaho.org for more information.

Paris City Council held its regular meeting on Sept. 15, 2020. All members except Kelly Jensen were present.

The Bear Lake County School Board held a special meeting on September 11 to discuss two items, the school district’s quarantine guidelines and COVID-19 guidelines.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information regarding the illegal shooting of a white-tailed deer doe near Dingle Pond approximately 4 miles east of the town of Dingle, Idaho, in Bear Lake County.

Some hunters have had their gear packed for weeks in anticipation of hunting season. Others are still in the planning phase. Either way, here are a few things to consider before heading out on your fall hunting adventures.

Archery season is underway in southeast Idaho, and many other hunting opportunities will soon follow. Whether hunters are already hitting the hillsides, or are just getting started with their fall plans, one thing they all want to know is: what to expect this season.

Fall isn’t just for hunting! It’s also a great time of year to wet a fly or dunk a worm in your favorite fishery. Personnel from Idaho Fish and Game’s hatcheries in the Southeast Region will be releasing over 21,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at various locations during September.

Wow, BLHS’s opening assembly on August 26 was so much fun! It was a great way to start off the 2020-2021 school year.

Did you know that most high schools and even colleges hold Freshmen Orientation? Most schools like to do an Orientation for the Freshmen to help them navigate their way, including our Bear Lake High School.

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