On Monday July 21, 2014, Jake Hixon, center and Kathy Harding look for family heirlooms they may have been spared at a relatives house after the fire that swept through Pateros, Wash., last Thursday. (AP PHOTO/WENATCHEE WORLD, MIKE BONNICKSEN)

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations. U... More >>

Graduates give their parents a round of applause during the graduation ceremony Wednesday evening at Brigham Young University-Idaho. More than 1,700 students graduated from the university this spring, down slightly from spring semester 2013. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

REXBURG — It was a big night for 24-year-old Joseph Hoskin. Moments before Brigham Young University-Idaho’s spring commencement ceremony began Wednesday evening, Hoskin... More >>

Elise Rida Musomandera shows off some of her merchandise Wednesday at Sylvia Medina’s office in Idaho Falls. Musomandera is a recipient of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women’s Peace through Business program internship. She is visiting Idaho to learn how to improve her business, Oela, back in Rawanda.

As a child, Elise Rida Musomandera watched her neighbors kill. By the time she was 10-years-old, 50 members of her family fell victim to a massacre that was the Rwandan genocide, which... More >>

A barred rock (left) and an Ameraucuna chicken exit a chicken coop at Mike Anthoney’s home in Idaho Falls on Wednesday afternoon. Anthoney has kept chickens at his home since 2010 when Idaho Falls passed an ordinance allowing them in city limits. For Anthoney, keeping the chickens means having good eggs, but his wife and children look at them as pets. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

It’s been nearly four years since the chickens came home to roost in Idaho Falls. By all appearances, it’s going well. The urban chicken trend has continued to gain in... More >>

Idaho Falls Bandits out fielder Jalen Fuhriman dives to make a catch during a game against the Minico Storm earlier this month.

Joldy Watts admits that winning the past two American Legion Baseball Double-A state tournaments wasn’t the ultimate goal for his Idaho Falls Bandits. The veteran coach just wanted... More >>
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DARIN OSWALD / Idaho Statesman file Boise State is favored to win the Mountain Division of the Mountain West this season, while Fresno State is expected to win the West Division, which means they could meet in the league title game in December. Last year, the two rivals met during the regular season in California, with the Bulldogs winning 41-40.

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Beyonce performs during the On The Run tour at the Georgia Dome on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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