Kevin Couch (left), 11, and Ian Hart, 9, tie a bundle of wheat while harvesting at the Idaho Falls Eastside Community Garden on Thursday August 27, 2015. It was Kevin’s first year and Ian’s second and both boys said the SPROUT Program was a lot of fun. Monte LaOrange /

Convincing a 9-year-old to willingly eat veggies might prove difficult in some situations, but on a breezy summer morning in August, Lizzy Wheeler happily sampled a pinch of her pickled... More >>

Wessin Carter, 2, of Idaho Falls, watches as a North American river otter swims by Thursday at the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park. Wessin’s mother, Alisha Carter, said this is at least the 10th time they’ve visited the zoo this year. “We just love the zoo,” she said. “He loves to see the animals.” Although Wessin said his favorite animal is turtles, he enjoyed the otters. The Carters have season passes for the zoo. “It gets better every year,” Carter said. Pat Sutphin /

Starting Tuesday, the Tautphaus Park Zoo is changing to its new fall hours. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m., with last admission at 4 p.m. That’s an hour earlier than... More >>

Council President Mike Lehto expresses his thoughts on the city budget at a Thrusday work session as Councilwoman Sharon Parry, who is also stepping down this year, looks on. Pat Sutphin /

In the final months of his Idaho Falls City Council tenure, Mike Lehto says he’s satisfied with what he’s accomplished. “I thought now was a good time,” he said... More >>

Pat Sutphin / Rigby junior Josh Gardner gets taken down by Idaho Falls linebacker Spencer Anderson in Thursday’s game at Ravsten Stadium. For a gallery of images, visit Pat Sutphin /

The ball dropped out of the air and fell perfectly into Cody Heath’s hands for what looked like a sure touchdown pass. Only Heath lost control and the ball fell harmlessly to the... More >>

Sheep on a U.S. Sheep Experiment Station pasture in Dubois. The station primarily relies on foreign shepherds. Post Register file / Monte LaOrange

Two former shepherds from Peru are accusing key players in the sheep industry in the western U.S. of conspiring to keep wages low for foreign workers. Rodolfo Llacua and Esliper Huaman,... More >>
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It takes a certain type of coach to throw a fit over the phrase “work in progress....

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In this March 24, 2015, photo, Colin Drummond, 4, pushes luggage from behind as he walks with family members to check-in a relative for an Alaska Airlines flight at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. Fliers in certain markets are seeing bargain flights as fare wars make a limited return. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223 (AP) — Airline fare wars are making a comeback...

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This 1932 photo from the Los Angeles Herald Examiner Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library shows hundreds of Mexicans at a Los Angeles train station awaiting deportation to Mexico. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumps call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that actually happened to many Mexican-American families 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. The traumatic impact of the experience on Latinos remains evident today, experts and advocates say.(Los Angeles Herald Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library via AP)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call...

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, photo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer smiles during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mayer posted on Tumblr, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, that she's pregnant with twin girls, due in December. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with identical twins....

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In this undated photo, no special activators other than the element of time are needed to turn garbage into rich, brown compost in New Paltz, N.Y. (Lee Reich via AP)

Look on the shelves of almost any store or in any catalog selling plants and gardening...

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In this photo taken Tuesday Aug. 18, 2015, American hunters Steve Schultz, left, from Park Falls, Wisconsin, and Jerry Emhoff from Watervliet, Michigan, right, leave their camp at Melorani Safaris at Olifantsvallei, South Africa to spend the day bow and arrow hunting on the reserve. They will wait in concealed positions near watering holes or mineral licks for hours and, in adrenaline-fueled instances, may kill wildlife with compound bows. By night they will dine on the meat of elands, impalas, warthogs and other animals in an African safari experience (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

OLIFANTSVALLEI, South Africa (AP) — One American bow and arrow hunter who traveled...



Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson of the band Cheap Trick perform in concert at the American Music Theatre on June 6, 2014, in Lancaster, Pa. The band will headline the entertainment at the Eastern Idaho State Fair on Sept. 11 in Blackfoot. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

One of the top acts in the world of ’70s rock will land in Blackfoot next week to...

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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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