Jin Yu teaches her first-grade class at South Fork Elementary School on Jan. 21. Jefferson School District 251 began offering Chinese immersion classes in the 2013-14 school year. The district also offers a Spanish language immersion program. The Spanish immersion program is located at Jefferson Elementary School. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

RIGBY — “Nǐ hǎo!” The Mandarin words meaning “hello” rang out from a class of chipper, bright-eyed first-grade students at South Fork Elementary... More >>

In this undated photo provided by HARO, a man uses a Snow Joe snow broom with an ice scraper on the window shield of a car covered in snow. The tool can easily push heavy, wet snow off a car hood or can be used on a roof without scraping the paint. The handle extends up to 49 inches, giving the user maximum reach without back strain. (AP Photo/HARO)

That familiar refrain of winter is back. Do you hear it? Metal shovels scraping snow-covered driveways and sidewalks. The industrious whir of snow blowers. The grating sound of scrapers... More >>

Clark Gilbert speaks to Brigham Young University-Idaho students Tuesday afternoon after being announced as the university’s new president. BYU-Idaho University Relations

Clark G. Gilbert will become the 16th president of Brigham Young University-Idaho, which was formally Ricks College, church officials announced Tuesday. Gilbert, CEO of Mormon-owned... More >>

Hillcrest's Lindsay Cook drives by Highland's Justine Farrer on her way to the basket during Tuesday night's game at Hillcrest High School.

Clinching the top seed for February’s 5A District 5-6 tournament five days earlier didn’t prevent the Hillcrest High School girls basketball team from finishing strong in Tuesday... More >>

Rex and Sharron Nelson, 89 and 78 respectively, stand in front of their Driggs home. The couple continues to ski at Grand Targhee Resort at least three times per week.

DRIGGS — For Rex Nelson, 89, a lifelong passion for skiing started at the rear end of a horse on snowy country roads near Alta, Wyo. At 8 years old, Nelson discovered how to tie a... More >>
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Venus Williams of the U.S. makes a forehand return to compatriot Madison Keys during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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In this undated photo provided by HARO, a man uses a Snow Joe snow broom with an ice scraper on the window shield of a car covered in snow. The tool can easily push heavy, wet snow off a car hood or can be used on a roof without scraping the paint. The handle extends up to 49 inches, giving the user maximum reach without back strain. (AP Photo/HARO)

That familiar refrain of winter is back. Do you hear it? Metal shovels scraping snow-...

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