The Bear Lake County School Board held their regular monthly meeting on September 10 at 7 PM, which began with approving the bills to be paid for August in the amount of $498,911.39. All trustees expressed how pleased they are on the final look of the newly renovated football field. No one s…

Alexander and Vanae Morris are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Breelyn, to Stefan, son of Ronald and Lynmarie Cook, on Friday the 20th of September, 2019.

The Bear Lake County Landfill is reaching its limits. At just a little over 20 tons per day of trash, with a 20-ton per day limit, the landfill is reaching its life expectancy as an “unlined” county landfill, able to receive all municipal (household) trash.

Paris City council held it's a regular meeting on Sept. 3, 2019. All members were present. After the regular business of the meeting, a public hearing was held.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a supplemental food program that provides nutrition education, growth tracking, iron screenings, and foods such as: whole grains (tortillas, bread, rice, hot/ cold cereal, and pasta), milk, eggs, cheese, peanut butter, fresh fruits and veggies, yogurt, f…

Most citizens in Bear Lake County can now send a short message service (SMS) text message to 911 for emergency help when unable to make a 911 voice call. This new public safety service has been brought to Bear Lake County by Sheriff Bart Heslington and is available to wireless customers of A…

The Georgetown City Council held its regular council meeting on Sept. 3, 2019. All members of the council were present with the exception of Matt Argyle.

In 1923, the Montpelier High School student body painted the renowned “M” on the prominent hill just east of Montpelier. It was outlined by whitewashed rock and was 158 feet high and 108 feet across, covering 17,064 square feet. Little did they know what that day and that emblem would come t…

As the Montpelier Community Foundation continues to ramp up to full operations, the board of directors recently announced the donation of $2,000 from Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. The contribution will help drive the foundation’s economic development efforts in Montpelier.

On August 19, 2019 at the Thomas Sleight Cabin, Friends United for Bear Lake presented a check for $2,500.00 to Brent Lewis, Mayor of Paris. During the summer Friends United for Bear Lake raised the money for the purpose of preserving and restoring the Thomas Sleight Cabin. Friends United fo…

Deondra Brown performs as a member of the piano ensemble group, The 5 Browns. She has released sixalbums, several of which have topped the Billboard Classical charts for many weeks. The 5 Browns’ seventh album is set for release in late 2019.

Deondra Brown is a member of the talented and celebrated music group, The Five Browns, which consists of herself and her two sisters and two brothers. Trained at the famous Juilliard School, the Browns have six music albums with a seventh coming later in the year. They have toured the world …

Bear Lake Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual tour on September 12th at 5 PM. We will meet at the USDA Service Center 785 North 4th Street. Call Brandee to reserve a spot and with any questions at 208-244-3705.

The Paris City Council held it’s regular meeting on August 20, 2019. All members were present.

The Montpelier City Council held it's regular meeting on August 21, 2019. Steve Allred and Shane Johnson were excused. 

Summer is over and school is about to begin. The break was such fun what with meeting new friends and spending time with old friends. Vacationing took place, while staying at home for the break was also enjoyed. That last day went by so fast; already longing for next summer to begin. But wai…

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School has started and Bear Lake High School kicked it off to a great start! On Wednesday, August 21, they had an opening assembly. It began with student body president Emily Goostrey welcoming the school to a new year and leading the student body and teachers in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Bear River Heritage Area was created in the year 2000, as a way of supporting and protecting our local heritage resources and increasing economic development through heritage tourism. The BRHA includes seven counties; Box Elder, Cache and Rich in northern Utah, and Bear Lake, Caribou, Fr…

I think we could all agree that childhood sexual abuse is a difficult subject that can be very hard to talk about. Yet, considering it is a matter of safety for one of our most vulnerable populations, it is imperative that we ensure that we are informed and aware. Let’s start with the fact t…

Our community has a moose problem. This time of year, moose start to move into our yards, eating fruit from our trees and vegetables in our gardens. Oh, they do it the rest of the year, too, but it is most prevalent in the fall. That is why a bunch of the men gathered around before church to…

The Bear Lake School District held their regular monthly meeting on the evening of August 13 at 7 PM, which began by approving the bills to be paid in the amount of $324,292.28. Superintendent Gary Brogan gave updates on summer maintenance projects, which included roof work at A.J. Winters E…

The Bear Lake County Commissioners held a special meeting on August 13, which began with discussions about the generator and a change order for indoor windows in the new courthouse. The board decided to stay with a 600 amp generator, and agreed to an administrative approval of eight ballisti…

It’s Wednesday morning and something is different; there is expectation in the air! What is it? What’s going on? Well, it’s the first day of the Bear Lake County Fair and Carnival! People are putting out chairs and parking their cars along Main Street in Montpelier as early as noon or before…

On August 14, 2019 at approximately 7:52 pm Bear Lake County Dispatch received a 911 call of a single vehicle ATV crash in the 8 Mile Canyon area on Forest Service Rd 425.

Colleen Linscomb, of Montpelier, was excited and surprised to be chosen as Bear Lake County Fair’s Homemaker of the Year for 2019. She said she really didn’t expect it because she had never tried to enter this category due to the number of entries required to qualify. She said, “I’m not a qu…

The Montpelier City Council held its regular meeting on August 7, 2019. Ted Slivinski was excused. After the regular business of the meeting and with the change in the agenda of moving Washington Street to the first item, the meeting proceeded.

The Paris City Council held its regular meeting on August 6, 2019. Dana Jacobsen was excused, all other members were present.

Eightmile Canyon Road closer from August 19-23 due to bridge replacement . This crossing is located between the two LDS camps.

Does everyone love a cool, sweet, tasty Creamsicle? Have you ever heard of National Creamsicle Day? Well, National Creamsicle Day will be observed August 14! This is a day for everyone to stop and enjoy this refreshing summertime orange and vanilla treat. The News-Examiner is also celebratin…

The Bear Lake Rifleman Gun Club will be at the Bear Lake County Fair! The Gun Range will be raffling off a beautiful gun cabinet, donated by Lynn Leggat in her husband, Bill’s, name, and a Ruger Precision .22 rifle. They will also be selling memberships to the range for $20/single and $30/fa…

If you ever want to meet a hard-working, talented, church-going, loving family man, Albert Johnson of Georgetown is the epitome of all those things. One would never know from his natural inclination to play down his appearance, and predisposition to talk about his wife and children before hi…

Accused sex offender Robert William Biggs  appeared in District Court August 5, 2019 in Caribou County. Biggs, who was originally charged with 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a child, three counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of sixteen, and one count of lewd conduct with a m…

On Friday, August 2, 2019 at approximately 12:10 p.m., the Caribou County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a one-vehicle rollover accident involving a commercial truck at the Smoky Canyon Mine.

Idaho Falls —Firefighters made excellent progress on the Sheep Creek Fire the night of August 2. The fire, which is located approximately five miles southeast of Montpelier, started on private lands. Four engines, as well as the Bear Lake County Fire District responded to the call. Fire inve…

On Thursday, August 1st, Dick and VonnieLue Broulim made a very generous $5,000 donation to the Montpelier Community Foundation, specifically to help the Bear Lake Pickleball Club refurbish the unusable courts at Wells C. Stock park. Dick and Vonnie Lue are very grateful to have been made aw…

The Bear Lake County Commissioners met on July 29 at 3 PM to hold a work meeting for the next budget cycle. (For details on this process, please visit the county website for the meeting minutes). This was followed by another short work session to discuss the official county roads map at 6 PM…

A record number of young readers completed the Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories”, at the Bear Lake County Library this summer. One hundred two children turned in their reading logs to show they had read for at least fifteen minutes a day for a total of ten hours during the mont…

BOISE – (July 25, 2019) – Many new automobiles come equipped with in-vehicle information systems (IVIS) that provide drivers with the ability to talk, text, email, and navigate – behaviors that AAA says are highly distracting and, in many cases, unrelated to safe driving.

The power is on, and all is well. Are you ready for the next time there is a problem? Would you like to know in advance is something is going to happen? Well, there is a way you can be alerted to what is happening in our community if it is a planned event. If it is something that was not pla…

“Route Sixty-six.’ is an emblematic song that immortalizes Route 66 in the minds of several generations: as an iconic Road Trip, a journey where the traveler can get his kicks, enjoying and savoring the moment and the freedom of riding the road……. Route 66 website

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