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JoAn Wood 80th, June 3, 1934: The family and friends of JoAn E. Wood would like to announce an open house to celebrate her 80th birthday. The open house will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Rigby Stake Center.

Volunteers use Facebook to adopt animals

Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com Shirlene Tomchak takes a photograph of a dog Wednesday morning with the help of Jill Mariani at the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter. Tomchak regularly photographs the new arrivals at the shelter and posts their pictures on a Facebook page she started in 2009. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

There was a time when the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter would euthanize dogs every Tuesday and Friday — sometimes a dozen at a time.

Buckskinners celebrate 25 years at Fort Henry Rendezvous

Sonny “Two Step” Capek takes a break from carving a pipe stem at his trading tent Wednesday morning. Capek, from Dillon, Mont., has been attending rendezvous for 28 years. He makes every item in his trading tent by hand. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

REXBURG — The mountain man known as “Black Ketle” is as authentic as they come.

Pacific Crest Trail speed-hiking champ looks back

In this May 14 photo, Pacific Crest Trail self-supported speed record setter Heather Anderson of Bellingham, Wash., enjoys the scent of blooming serviceberry while hiking near Sandpoint. In 2013, Anderson, who goes by the trail name Anish, didn’t have time to smell the flowers as she hiked the trail from Mexico to Canada in 60 days, 17 hours and 12 minutes, beating the previous record of 64 days.

SPOKANE, Wash. — “I’m not a particularly fast walker,” ?Heather Anderson said — much to the relief of ?her interviewer — as she recently hiked a North Idaho trail.

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