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Delbert Winterfield works on his farm in Swan Valley on July 11. “There’s a lot of pressure,” Winterfield said. “There’s only three original farmers out here.” Winterfield owns 420 acres that have been made into easements in conjunction with the Teton Regional Land Trust. Winterfield is leasing 200 more acres from the Bureau of Land Management. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

AHSTON — John Nedrow isn’t the sort of man you would expect to be a conservationist, and for most of his life, he wasn’t one. “To me ‘conservation’... More >>

Bill Long of the Wyoming Wetlands Society plucks trumpeter swan eggs from a nest on Grebe Lake in Yellowstone National Park, replacing them with true-to-life replicas. Hatching the eggs in captivity keeps them from being eaten by predators in the wild. Bradly J. Boner / News & Guide

A trio of sprightly two-day-old cygnets hears their new foster parents calling nearby. Instinctively, the young, captive-raised swans jump off a platform and paddle into the chilly waters of... More >>

Unidentified Trader Joe's supermarket employees hug after being evacuated by Los Angeles Police after a gunman barricaded himself inside the store in Los Angeles Saturday, July 21, 2018. Police believe a man involved in a standoff at the Los Angeles supermarket shot his grandmother and girlfriend and then fired at officers during a pursuit before he crashed into a utility pole outside the supermarket and ran inside the store. Hours after he took hostages in the store, the suspect surrendered. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman was shot and killed when a gunman ran into a busy Los Angeles supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage for about three hours Saturday before... More >>

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh glances at reporters during a meeting with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the... More >>

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows civilians rushing out of the damaged buildings after airstrikes hit a school housing a number of displaced people, in the western part of the southern Daraa province of Syria. The Israeli military said Sunday it had rescued members of a Syrian volunteer civil organization, known as White Helmets, from the volatile frontier area and evacuated them to a third country, the first such Israeli intervention in Syria's lengthy civil war. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP, File)

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military evacuated hundreds of members of the White Helmets, a Syrian volunteer organization, from the volatile frontier area on the Golan Heights and... More >>
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Ally Adamson of Hillcrest High School poses for a photo at Sand Creek Golf Course on Wednesday. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Achilles may have been a Demigod, but he has nothing on Ally Adamson. Adamson did...

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In this long exposure photo taken Tuesday July 3, 2018, the night sky is illuminated by a lava eruption in Pahoa, Hawaii. Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava - a fact that’s squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy. (Dennis Oda /Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

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File - In this Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, Eritrean migrants wear chains to mimic slaves at a demonstration against the Israeli government's policy to forcibly deport African refugees and asylum seekers from Israel to Uganda and Rwanda, outside the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. Hebrew signs read, "no for deportation, Rwanda equal to death" and "slaves for sale." (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

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This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows pasta with kale and sunflower seed pesto in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Cooking At Home With Bridget And Julia.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

Although most people think of pesto as an Italian sauce made with herbs (most famously,...

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A rock climber nears the top of a route at The Erratic cliffs at Wild Iris near Lander, Wyo., on Saturday. Hundreds of climbers participated in the International Climbers' Festival last week. (Jerry Painter photo)

A friend who was new to the International Climbers’ Festival wanted to know about...

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Christine Baranski, left and Julie Walters in a scene from “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” Jonathan Prime / Universal Pictures via AP

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Anheuser Busch celebrates Idaho barley

Alice Elison / for Farm & Ranch
This germination tank at Anheuser Busch's Idaho Falls plant is where the barley that is sprouted goes to have the amylase enzyme work its magic by breaking down the starch into the simple sugar maltose. One batch of malted barley produces six billion, 12-ounce bottles of beer.

Eastern Idaho barley is not just livestock feed, it’s a key component in a popular brand of beverage. Anheuser Busch’s annual Grower Days celebration, held July 13, saluted farmers who grow their special varieties of malt barley.

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