The Bear Lake County Sheriff's Office has suspended search efforts for missing motorcyclist SAM BENTON COLLINS. COLLINS had been traveling through Bear Lake County on Monday 09 July 2018 and had not reached his destination. Resources from Search & Rescue, Civil Air Patrol and Air Idaho R…

EASTERN IDAHO- The Fourth of July weekend is around the corner, and the desire to buy and light fireworks is growing. Firefighters in eastern Idaho urge Idaho residents to use fireworks legally, appropriately and wisely.

Yes, it is that time of the year again. With the warmer weather, mosquitoes have arrived, and more are on their way. In addition having a stinging bite, they have been known to carry a variety of viruses and diseases. West Nile virus (WNV) is one that can cause serious illness, paralysis, an…

As our climate continues to change, the West has gone through some record droughts causing much concern about the availability of water and our water supply. Both Idaho and Utah have recently filed applications to appropriate as much as 400,000 acre-feet of water from the Bear River. Water l…

It took a little time, but the Grace Thiel Community Center, which is also known as the Bear Lake Senior Center/ Community Center, food Pantry is now open to all. Jackie Price, the Montpelier Grace Thiel Community Center Director, had a small food pantry for some time. There were jackets, ha…

Dennis Turner was recognized on Wednesday, May 27th for fifty years of service as precinct chairman of the Bear Lake County Republican Party. Mr. Turner had served also served for 30 years as the Chairman. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Idaho Republican Party recognizing h…

The Montpelier Chamber of Commerce participated in a open house and ribbon cutting event on Saturday June 2 nd . Dr. Miller grew up in the Bear Lake Valley left, to go to college and veterinary school then returned to Montpelier, to take over duties at the Bear Lake Animal Hospital from his …

Driving into Paris Thursday evening it became obvious that something major was happening. Cars were parked on both sides of the street and even in the back of the Tabernacle there was simply no place to park. The excitement seemed to focus on the Tabernacle and as most of you might know this…

With the weather warming up, many are preparing to head out to the lake. One of the most important things to consider is boater safety. Deputy Ryan Larsen emphasized the importance of taking a national safe boating course. This course is not mandatory but is recommended for boaters of all ty…

IDAHO FALLS, ID – The Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest are issuing Stage One Fire Restrictions. This restriction goes into effect August 14 at 12:01 a.m. on BLM-managed public lands and Caribou-Targhee NF lands in 16 eastern Idaho countie…

Stolen within the 2 weeks from Rocky Mountain Power- Camp Stewart diversion dam, 2- 13 foot 5 ton rated chains. On one end of chain there is a sling hook with a cast latch. The other end has a oblong master link (oblong ring). The oblong master link (oblong ring) is attached to chain by a co…

One of Bear Lake bragging features is the fact that at night we can see the stars in all their glory. With the high altitude, clean and low humidified air, as well as low light pollution, Bear Lake is a great place to go stargazing. The Utah State University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer…

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We inadvertenly had a ballot that was published in the paper that had the last part cut off. We have posted all of the ballots for Bear Lake County here for you to revue.

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday announced it has temporarily suspended the sale of licenses and tags online after being notified that its online license vendor’s computer system was breached.  The State of Idaho online licensing system will be down indefinitely until state…

A public meeting for the Bear Lake County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2016 update is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Oregon Trail Center. Bear Lake County Emergency Management and the Hazards & Climate Impacts Research Center (HazCIRC) will fa…

You can now go to Why We Celebrate right here on the website. Just go to News on the top black bar and in the drop down box click on Why we Celebrate. Try if out. I think you will really enjoy this new feature.

Look down at your clothes. Do you like them? I don’t mean are they cute or cool or what not. I mean do you like the fact that you have clothes to wear. Can you imagine sewing them yourself with a needle and thread? That is why we celebrate National Sewing Machine Day. The invention of the se…

Glenn Rawson will present “Pulling Together”, Friday, June 10, 2016 as part of the 2016 Allinger Community Theatre evening performance series. The event begins at 7:30 PM with all tickets priced at $15.00 each. A special Prime Rib dinner can also be purchased for an additional $22.00 served …

It’s National Repeat Day. This fun little holiday has a double meaning. First it can be a day where you just repeat yourself, saying the same thing again like the people in the room didn’t hear you. (Before your friends and coworkers hate you, let them know it is National Repeat Day.) It is …

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Today is National Apple Pie Day. What is it about Apple Pie? I like it because it is apple pie. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Pie is delicious. Put the two together and it is almost the perfect desert. Add some ice cream and you have it made. The world is just a better place with app…

Why today isn’t a national holiday, I don’t know. An amazing event took place on this day that made the nation smaller without taking away any land, only time. Today, in 1869, the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed with the driving of a golden spike in Promontory Point, Utah. This…

If you have ever been sick, then you know why we celebrate National Nurses Day. I can’t count how many times a nurse has made my day so much better. From stitches to shots to broken bones (fingers mostly), nurses have been there to help me get healthy again. With the medical world becoming m…

It’s Cinco de Mayo! For many that is just the fifth of May. For others it is the day to celebrate all things Mexican. (No, it is not Mexican Independence Day. For a the history of Cinco de Mayo visit http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo.) It is a day celebrating the unlikely …

(BOISE) – The clock is ticking: today, over the course of just 24 hours, thousands of Idahoans will raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for more than 800 nonprofit causes across the state. The giving all happens over one central website, www.idahogives.org. Driven by the idea that nonprof…

Today is Arbor Day. That means trees. Did your elementary school plant a tree on Arbor Day? One year, I remember planting a big tree as a school. We all chipped in our change and the principal bought a nice full pine tree: it was bigger than a Christmas tree. We all took turns digging the ho…

Today is a day for dreams. Stand tall – as tall as you can. Get on a chair, climb a tree or a mountain or maybe climb your imagination. Just reach up as far as you can reach. Today is National Reach As High As You Can Day. If you can only reach your own head, then that is worth celebrating b…

Music is worth celebrating. Some types of music fade and others come into style but music – good music – can always bring a smile to your face. (Or it can bring a tear to your eye that can bring a smile after.) Today is National Barbershop Quartet Day. If you haven’t hear good Barbershop, yo…

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