Hundreds flock to Blackfoot Quilt Fest

Francie Stephens, left, and Doris Autenrieth, right, both of Pocatello, browse the more than 100 quilts on display at Blackfoot Quilt Fest at Blackfoot High School on Friday. This was their first time attending the event. Both women recently began making quilts after years of sewing experience. “This, for me, is a wonderful way to continue sewing and be creative,” Autenrieth said. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

The first day of the third annual Blackfoot Quilt Fest drew 95 registered students for classes to learn various quilting techniques, from beginners to advanced. The festival continues today.

National park status sought for Craters of the Moon

Visitors peer into Indian Tunnel skylight at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in this undated photo. Photo courtesy Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Supporters of giving Craters of the Moon national park status — and removing its less-catchy monument designation — say they have gathered a broad coalition of support in the past month.

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north

Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, hold up their weapons to protest against Saudi-led airstrikes, as they chant slogans during a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday, leading a regional coalition in a campaign against Shiite rebels who have taken over much of the country and drove out the president. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen’s Shiite rebels and key military installations on Friday, the second day of a campaign that military officials said was aimed at neutralizing air defenses ahead of a possible ground invasion.

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