Here comes Banff

With the quality of the films getting better each year, it’s no wonder the local showing of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour sells out in Idaho Falls.

Bogus Basin’s new mountain coaster will leave you smiling

The new Glade Runner mountain coaster is finally ready at Bogus Basin. The 4,330-foot-long ride takes four to five minutes, depending on the rider’s taste for speed. “In the summertime, we know it will knock it out of the park because it’s going to be such a must-do activity,” Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson said. “Winter is more of a question mark. … We do think once the word gets out it will become very popular.” Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

There’s a new way to speed down the mountain at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area — and you don’t need a lesson, gear or athleticism.

Winter calendar

Winter is a great time around eastern Idaho. You can see places, like Lower Falls in Yellowstone, in totally different ways. Be sure to get out and enjoy it. Terry Thomas /

In the beginning, this column was supposed to be a, “where and when to go and what to do to enjoy nature.” That got boring pretty fast and it has expanded to cover all sorts of topics from the natural world. However, at the commencement of a new year, it seems appropriate to take a few minutes and consider some activities available for the upcoming winter months to better plan our activities. So, here is a list of just a few of the wonderful opportunities that abound around eastern Idaho during the next few months.

Powell high schoolers help with bighorn sheep relocation

In this Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 photo, Wildlife biologist Leslie Schreiber talks to Powell High School students before including them in the process as the Wyoming Game and Fish Department work to capture bighorn sheep from the Devil's Canyon herd at the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, near Lovell, Wyo., to be moved to a struggling herd in the Ferris Mountains. (Mark Davis/The Powell Tribune via AP)

POWELL, Wyo. — One Monday before sunrise, Wyoming Game and Fish biologist Leslie Schreiber was stationed at a small campground 5 miles off the highway on a dusty dirt road east of Lovell. A stiff breeze made the low temperatures uncomfortable, stinging Schreiber’s cheeks and fingers, but she was pleased with the cold weather.



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