LDS church spends $35 million on manuscript

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased the printer’s manuscript, the earliest existing copy of the Book of Mormon, for a reported $35 million. Provided by the Mormon church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that it purchased the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon, the earliest surviving copy of the original manuscript. The church purchased the text from the Community of Christ for $35 million, according to a release.

New OHV park opening

Idaho Falls Trail Machine Association member Tim Thomas poses at the new OHV park at the Idaho Falls Raceway. Thomas, formerly the association’s president, initiated the project. Courtesy of Idaho Falls Trail Machine Association.

As a result of safety risks and damage posed by unauthorized riding on private land, eastern Idahoans will soon have a new public space for their off-highway vehicles — complete with maintained trails and educational areas.

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