Lt. Jon Molbert, of the Ammon Fire Department, releases more than 5,000 Ping-Pong balls into a stream of coursing water during the annual Ammon Days celebration Saturday at McCowin Park. Molbert has been involved with Ammon Days for five years. “It’s a good chance for the community to come together and celebrate our growing city,” he said. Pat Sutphin /

AMMON — A wave of nervous excitement swept over Kambria Seymour on Saturday as she climbed the several steel steps leading to the stage. Six months of practice led her to this... More >>

Two-year-old DeOrr Kunz vanished July 10 during a family outing at a campsite in Lemhi County. Contributed photo

SALMON — Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman has asked the FBI to help unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz, whose parents reported him missing while on... More >>

Chase Redfield, of Opheim Mont., struggles to hang on during the bareback riding event on the third night of the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo on Saturday at Sandy Downs. Redfield rode for 80 points, giving him the third highest score of the night. Pat Sutphin /

Clint Cannon shared stories and laughs with his fellow bareback riders before the start of the 104th War Bonnet Roundup on Saturday at Sandy Downs. The Waller, Texas, native prepared the... More >>

Republican Rep. Mike Simpson and Forest Service Wilderness ranger Ed Cannady at Castle Lake in the heart of the White Cloud Mountains. Cannady often hiked into the area with Simpson and others like Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. Photo provided by Mike Simpson

Ed Cannady compares his personal fight with cancer and Republican Rep. Mike Simpson’s quest to protect the Boulder-White Clouds to climbing a rocky ridge with no apparent route up... More >>

Boise State University researcher Juliette Tinker, pictured here in her laboratory in the BSU Science Building, has a patent for her work developing a vaccine to prevent mastitis in dairy cows. Technology transfer is a federal mandate that aims to take research from public institutions, such as universities and national laboratories, to the public sector. These institutions have tech transfer offices that try to patent their marketable research and then form licensing agreements with private companies. The institutions get revenue, and the companies get the right to use intellectual property that can help them make money. Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

The world should hope Boise State University professor Greg Hampikian strikes it big. Hampikian, who teaches biology and criminal justice, has developed three chemical compounds he says... More >>
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Idaho Falls Chukars’ manager Justin Gemoll jogs out of the dugout during the Chukars’ opening game June 18 at Melaleuca Field. Pat Sutphin /

The Idaho Falls Chukars don’t concern themselves with wins and losses. They...

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In this July 15, 2015 photo, Michael Alt, director of Eastman Business Park, walks between buildings on the Eastman Business Park campus in Rochester, N.Y., that housed Kodak founder George Eastman's office. Kodak considered selling its 1,250-acre business park to a smaller company after emerging from bankruptcy, but has instead been courting new businesses to the site, with the promise of access to plentiful utilities, infrastructure and Kodak's specialty technical and industrial capabilities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The chemical know-how and machines that spooled out countless...

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In this July 14, 2015, image provided by DigitalGlobe, a high-resolution satellite photograph off the coast of Papua New Guinea shows two fishing trawlers loading slave-caught fish onto Silver Sea 2, a refrigerated cargo ship belonging to the Thai-owned Silver Sea Fishery Co. The company was named in an Associated Press investigation into slavery in Southeast Asias seafood industry that led to the rescue and repatriation of more than 800 men. Hundreds more remain missing after their trawlers fled an Indonesian crackdown on illegal fishing. (DigitalGlobe via AP)

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks...

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The Framing Corner shop manager Dan-O Snarr strikes a pose Thursday afternoon. Snarr already had worked at the shop for 10 years when his sister bought the business in 2011.

It’s not hard to find a picture frame to hang a photo on the wall — cheap,...

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This June 22, 2015 photo shows grilled sausages with potatoes and sun-dried tomatoes in Concord, N.H. This recipe is easily doubled and is a great choice for feeding a crowd. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Sloppy, fatty, savory, starchy and delicious. Do you really need any other reasons to make...

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A woman climbs the last pitch on Baxter Pinnacle in Grand Teton National Park on Saturday. The park recently opened the area to rock climbers after it had been closed to protect nesting falcons. The pinnacle is near the mouth of Cascade Canyon on the west side of Jenny Lake. Jerry Painter photo

We arrived at the base of the last pitch of climbing on Baxter Pinnacle just in time to...



In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby, left, and his wife Camille share a laugh as they tell a story about collecting on of the pieces in the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The public has begun to weigh in on the Smithsonians exhibition featuring Cosbys art collection. The Smithsonian released 35 email messages to The Associated Press. Of those, at least 30 call for the National Museum of African Art to take down its Conversations exhibition featuring Cosbys art. The protests come in the wake of revelations Cosby admitted under oath that he obtained drugs to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of emails and comments left at the Smithsonian Institution...

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Bill Aller has fond memories of War Bonnet

Bill Aller cradles the custom-carved gun he won at the 2000 War Bonnet in steer wrestling. Bill Aller turns a steer in Lewistown, Mont., back in 1968 when he was riding the PRCA circuit full time.

Bill Aller has been rodeoing a long, long time, and even though he won’t be competing in this year’s War Bonnet Rodeo, he credits staying active as a rodeo participant with enhancing his life into his 70s.

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