Jackie Nebeker checks out her 2005 Chevy Aveo Wednesday in the parking lot of the Behavioral Health Center. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Jackie Nebeker is a busy lady. Working four jobs and supporting a family doesn’t allow for much free time, or spare cash. So timing couldn’t have been worse when the 57-year-old... More >>

Bud Langerak, executive director of the Community Food Basket - Idaho Falls, stocks shelves Tuesday afternoon in preparation for food distribution later in the day. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

A flurry of restocking was well underway Tuesday at the Community Food Basket - Idaho Falls. The day before, the pantry had been slammed with a record 144 families in a two-hour period.... More >>

Heath Springman, 13, of Idaho Falls, smiles as he jokes around with other members of the church’s youth group during the pie-baking night Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls. The First Presbyterian Church has been supplying pies for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner for the last 16 years. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

About a dozen children gathered in the basement kitchen of the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday. They were there to make about 50 pumpkin pies. “It’s something they look... More >>

In this Nov. 12, 2015 picture, teacher Carol Mowen, right, works with student Kirsten Delauney preparing to participate in the oral history project StoryCorps at Washington County Technical High School in Hagerstown, Md. StoryCorps is urging thousands of high school students to interview a grandparent or elder this Thanksgiving, using a smartphone app that can send the audio recording to the Library of Congress for posterity. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The sage advice “listen to your elders” has new meaning for thousands of kids this Thanksgiving. After weeks of classroom training, they’re... More >>

Skiers climb up a slope after a fresh snowfall. Skins attached to the skis allow them to climb uphill. When removed, the skier then can glide downhill. The devices name is derived from old skis when actual animal fur with the skin attached served the same purpose. Photo courtesy Keely Kelleher

After three years of coaching camps at ski resorts, Keely Kelleher has trekked way off the groomed and glamorous slopes. In April the Big Sky native led a group of six 13- to 15-year-old... More >>
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John Locher / Associated Press Idaho State head coach Mike Kramer hangs his head during the first half of a game against UNLV on Sept. 26 in Las Vegas. The Runnin Rebels beat the Bengals 80-8, setting the tone for a disappointing season to follow. John Locher / Associated Press

In a season that included losses by 52-plus points and one of the most back-breaking...

Smart Living

Olga Deacon, who has dementia, recalls to her granddaughter, Chris Boyce, that her brothers fought in World War II in front of a memory wall, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at The Easton Home in Easton, Pa. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are increasingly using sight, sound and other sensory cues to stimulate memory in people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient...

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In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 photo, Bart Fisher, farmer and president of the Palo Verde Irrigation District, looks at the Colorado River while pausing for photos in Blythe, Calif. The third-generation farmer who was born in Blythe, left 29 percent of his farmland fallow this year. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the nations largest distributor of treated drinking water, became the largest landowner in the region including Blythe for good reason: The alfalfa-growing area sits at the top of the legal pecking order to Colorado River water, a lifeline for seven Western states and northern Mexico.( AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest distributor of treated drinking...

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Shelby Johnson, waxologist, performs a eyebrow makeover on Stephanie Turner at LunchBOX (A Waxing Salon) at 818 W. Idaho St. in downtown Boise. Kyle Green / kgreen@idahostatesman.com

Debi Lane wasn’t thinking about creating a nationwide brand when she opened LunchBox...

Food & Home

This October 26, 2015 photo shows lightened cassoulet in Concord, NH. This recipe evokes some of the comfort of a classic French cassoulet, without quite so much heft. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

If you’ve ever spent any winter time in France, you’ve undoubtedly indulged in...

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Sam Painter, left, and Julie Painter cross-country ski along the Moose Creek Road east of Victor during a winter outing in 2009. Photo by Jerry Painter

The first time I ever went cross-country skiing, I wondered if I would ever get the hang...



This image released by Disney Theatrical Productions shows Jelany Remy as Simba in the Broadway musical "The Lion King. The Disney stage blockbuster on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, released 360-degree footage of its opening song Circle of Life that lets users look left, right, up, backstage and at the audience even when sitting on a couch. (Joan Marcus/ Disney Theatrical Productions via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Lion King” on Broadway is offering fans a view of...

Farm & Ranch

New produce safety rules aim to prevent illness

FILE - In this combo of file photos, an operator of a fruit and vegetable stand near Denver holds a cantaloupe, Sept. 16, 2011, and untainted spinach grows near Castroville, Calif., Sept. 18, 2006. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new produce safety rules Friday in the wake of large foodborne illness outbreaks over the last decade, including deadly outbreaks linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes and cucumbers. (AP Photos/File)

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe.

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