BYU Fan Fest a hit in I.F.

BYU football players James Empey (left) and Isaiah Armstrong (right) talk to local fans Saturday at the Snake River Landing Waterfront.

BYU athletes and coaches signed autographs, met with local fans Saturday afternoon at the Waterfront.

University of Wyoming students leading compositing effort

In this April 10, 2018, photo, Japheth Frauendienst dumps straw onto compost to aid with the decomposing at ACRES Student Farm at the University of Wyoming on in Laramie, Wyo. Students working with the Zero Waste Initiative plan to pitch the idea of large-scale composting once they have gathered data on the volume and variety of waste generated by campus.(Shannon Broderick/Laramie Boomerang via AP)

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Some University of Wyoming students are working to make their campus greener and more sustainable by exploring the costs, benefits and need for large-scale composting — an effort that might radically change the way UW deals with the waste it generates.

Aspen Skiing Co. engages activism beyond outdoor issues

In this March 4, 2018 photo, Aspen Skiing Co. CEO Mike Kaplan poses at Aspen Highlands in Aspen, Colo. Kaplan and his company have come a long way in their activism, stepping, purposefully, into the spotlight on testy issues and becoming arguably the most politically active of Colorado's large outdoor industry businesses. The resort now champions some of the nation's most divisive topics, from immigration to climate change and LGBTQ rights. (Jesse Paul/The Denver Post via AP)

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — One of the first times that Aspen Skiing Co. CEO Mike Kaplan got a full understanding of the political power of his position overseeing the sprawling, ritzy resort came in 2006.

Colorado elk bugling family’s prowess turning heads

In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018, photograph, Tom Diesing works to build a reed used in his elk calls at his Loveland, Colo. Diesing manufactures calls for his company, Mile High Note Game Calls. (Austin Humphreys/Colordoan via AP)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — One can only imagine the confusion the calling causes Tom Diesing’s neighbors and the elk that occasionally wander into his west Loveland neighborhood.

Deceased WWII veteran get the honor he deserved

In this Sunday, April 1, 2018, photograph, LaRee Foster, owner of Snyder Grand Valley Memorials, right, stands with veteran Mike Shults of Grand Junction, Colo., who holds the urn containing the cremains of Howard Lee Knowles, who died in 1995. Shults helped confirm that Knowles was a veteran and made arrangements for him to receive full military funeral honors. (Chancey Bush/Grand Junction Daily Sentinel via AP)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Mike Shults never knew Howard Knowles.

New bathing methods open to all babies at WY hospital

This photo taken April 10, 2018, shows Ashleigh Tieszen watching as her newborn daughter Adaline is given her first bath by Kylee Gledson, a CNA at Wyoming Medical Center, and Tieszen's other daughter, Aubrey, 3, in Casper, Wyoming. The hospital recently started offering new swaddle bathing and delayed bathing routines for newborns. (Josh Galemore, Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Ashleigh Tieszen smiled at her newborn daughter in the small tub at the foot of her hospital bed. Her 3-year-old, Aubrey, helped rinse her baby sister.

VeOna Hayes

VeOna Hansen Hayes died of natural causes Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at her home in Lewisville, Idaho. VeOna was born October 12, 1935, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Chancy Hans Hansen and Edith Viola Forsgren Hansen. She was raised at Lewisville where she attended elementary school and graduated from Rigby High School in 1953. Summers were spent at Pleasant Valley milking cows and leading and participating in 4-H clubs. The accumulated 4-H records awarded her a trip to 4-H Club Congress in Chicago, Illinois in 1952. She continued to lead 4-H clubs for many years.

Evelyn Faye Wengreen Harris

Evelyn Faye Wengreen Harris, 95, who had been residing in Lindon, Utah, with her son, Alan, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, following a stroke. She was born at Arimo, Idaho, Bannock County, March 16, 1923, the sixth of ten children of Carl Arthur Wengreen and Elva Rosella Brown Wengreen.

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