National park numbers to keep growing

Idaho Falls is one of many Gem State communities to benefit from tourist traffic to Yellowstone National Park. this year 91 percent of national park visitors will drive to their national park vacation this year rather than fly, according to a AAA Idaho news release. Getty Images

Motivated in part by low gas prices and a centennial anniversary, 91 percent of national park visitors will drive to their national park vacation this year rather than fly, according to a AAA Idaho news release.

I.F. river walk overhaul continues

Hundreds of people stroll along the greenbelt during the Fourth of July Liberty Festival last year. Renovation plans will include widening the walking path to accommodate an increased flow of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Pat Sutphin / news@postregister.com

A stretch of paved trail on the east side of the Snake River in Idaho Falls will close for the next two months for reconstruction.

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