Lydia Oliphant is in her second year of FFA at Madison junior High school and plans to show steers in FFA.
In just two years in 4H, Eliana Castillo has completed three livestock projects and multiple family and consumer science projects involving baking, sewing and table settings.
This definitely was a different Christmas from any that Boyd or I have ever experienced. Usually we have a group of 25 or more at our home on Christmas Eve to enjoy food, singing, reading of the Bible, and sharing and unwrapping gifts. This year there were five of us here at our home. Our da…
Our daughter, Christine, put together a ZOOM meeting for our family at Thanksgiving time. It was a good thing to do as we had to cut down the amount of people who came to our home for Thanksgiving. This gave us the chance to visit and see them.
When Teton County looked at widening a county road, West 6000 South, by more than a foot on each shoulder, county officials knew that there would be impacts to adjacent wetlands near the headwaters of the Teton Rive and some mitigation would be required.
Preston Rancher Jay Wilde had a dream — to restore beavers to Birch Creek.
Three things have shaped Abby Rowe into the person she is today — potatoes, gymnastics and Spanish.
Cody Little and his three siblings play an important part at Dry Ridge Outfitters in Harriman Park.
On Friday, December 4th, 2020, at 11:22 PM, Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash on Lewisville Highway near Parri Drive, just north of Idaho Falls.
Now that Thanksgiving is over with, I need to get serious about Christmas shopping. It isn’t always easy for me to buy Christmas gifts for my guys who work the soil and tend the cows.
Louis Becraft has always been interested in Parliamentary Procedure and now he’s on a competitive team.
Mara Hill enjoys flower and vegetable gardening so much that she’d like to have a career in both one day.
AMERICAN FALLS — Regional farmers would generally agree commodity markets have been for the birds throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ag classes and belonging to the Blackfoot High School FFA chapter, 4H and hands-on ranching and farming experience is preparing Ridge Mays for a career in agriculture.
Trent Pancheri’s 4H steer gained so much weight last summer, he was amazed. On auction day at the Butte County Fair in Arco, his Red Angus steer tipped the scale at 1,453 pounds.
Kellen Pancheri’s 1,370 pound 4-H market Steer was so tame he followed Kellen around more like a puppy than a steer.
Addison Pancheri, works hard throughout the summer and looks forward to spending time with friends at the Butte County 4H fair in Arco in the fall.
An association of nine Eastern Idaho canal companies should benefit greatly during the upcoming irrigation season from excess surface water shareholders stored in the aquifer during the past water year.
BOISE — Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) earns the 2020 State Association of the Year Award in the Awards of Excellence competition awarded by National Rural Water Association (NRWA). This is the second time IRWA has earned this award since its incorporation in Idaho in 1987.
Before knowing much about land trusts, Ashton farmer John Nedrow thought they were some kind of sinister force seeking to take over his farm and force landowners off their property.
Thanksgiving is an annual celebration of the harvest and its bounty. This celebration actually was started many years ago spanning cultures, continents and centuries. In ancient times, the Egyptians, Gree and Romans feasted and paid tribute to their gods after the fall harvest. Thanksgiving …
At just 9 years old, Akeelah Gonzalez has already charted out a career. She wants to raise horses and compete with them.
Kristy Brundy thought she was raising a city girl but her daughter, Taenum, chose the country way of life instead.
On Sept. 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed. As dictated by Article VII, the document would not become binding until it was ratified by nine of the 13 states. On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the document, and it was subsequently agreed that government…
IDAHO FALLS — For half a century, Joyce Thiel has made every day of potato harvest like a holiday for her workers.
There are some beautiful colors in nature during all seasons: Do you remember when people used to go to “color analyzers” to see which colors were best for them to wear? These colors would be in groups of spring, summer, fall and winter.
BOISE — The J.R. Simplot Company has partnered with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to open approximately 10,000 acres of the company’s private property in southeast Idaho’s highlands for hunting, fishing and recreation use. This opportunity comes through the property’s enrollment in I…
From a distance it looked like some garbage had blown into Neal Andrus’ corral on County Line Road in Jefferson County on a recent afternoon. When Andrus went to retrieve it, he found it wasn’t garbage at all but a large, black hog sleeping in the sun.
POCATELLO — Idaho solidified its spot as the nation’s No. 1 barley-producing state in 2020 despite early season estimates that total barley production in the Gem State would decrease this year.
The Mink Creek watershed supports a wide variety of recreation uses with many quality trails and camping spots close to home in Pocatello.
ARBON VALLEY — Dale Tubbs paused to appreciate the splendor of the sun rising over the yellow quaking aspen trees and the contrasting dark-green junipers on a recent morning at his Bull Canyon Ranch.
AMMON — Residents hand-picked 1,480 pounds of red, gold, purple and brown potatoes from dark, rich soil dug by an antique machine here recently.
Taylor Cannon is interested in a career in horse training.
A friend of ours, Howard Harrington, once said: “Fire and water are good servants but poor masters.”
Last summer, Merrisa Schwartz completed a year as secretary of the Idaho 4-H State Teen Association, and this summer she’s completed her 4-H volunteer certification and works as a summer 4-H assistant at the University of Idaho’s Canyon County 4-H Extension office in Caldwell.
If you want to wear your brand on your shirt get ahold of the Shelley High School FFA Chapter.
Phillip Broome is active in both 4-H and FFA.
Fall brings memories of school days gone by! One memory focusses on the fall after I graduated from high school. School started the first of September and the first morning of school that fall I stood at our door watching the school bus go past our home without stopping or even slowing down.…
One day Katelyn McCausey’s mom brought home a couple of 4H lambs for her and her older sister Brianna to raise and show in 4H.
Good morning! I’m sitting at the kitchen table overlooking the lake at our condo in Big Sky Montana. It is snowing this morning and what a peaceful setting this is! We love going out on our deck and feeding the ducks bread, watching people in canoes on the lake, and sometimes seeing moose or…
POCATELLO — The University of Idaho and the Idaho Potato Commission are working out logistics of moving a couple of major events for potato farmers in southeast Idaho to a remote format, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Intermountain Packing recently filed plans with the city to build a meatpacking processing plant on the south side of Iona Road between Holmes Avenue and North 15 East. The project will consist of a 50,000-square-foot plant on nine acres of land with a total capital investment of $20 million…
Skylar Schoenecker has finished her third year in 4H, and among a variety of other projects, she raised a wild duck.
Riding horses, belonging to 4H, and the National Junior High School Rodeo Association, helps Payton Woodard deal with a health issue.
Shelley farmer Bart Wattenbarger was banking on a strong market to help him recover from a widespread early season freeze last fall that destroyed about 30% of his potato crop.
A meatpacking processing plant is seeking incentives to build on the south side of Iona Road between Holmes Ave and North 15 East. The project will consist of a 50,000-square-foot plant on 9 acres of land with a total capital investment of $20 million. Construction is currently projected to …
“Virtual trade teams keep wheat farmers, overseas customers connected,” caught my eye as I glanced at the August 7th edition of a regional agricultural publication.
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office, a division of the Idaho State Historical Society, has added three Idaho properties to the National Register of Historic Places.
SODA SPRINGS — A farmer who raises dry-land grain in Caribou County said a Saturday morning fire destroyed his shop, as well as a truck filled with grain, farm equipment and new and vintage vehicles that were inside of it.
Caitlin Okeson is a veteran of 4-H day camps taught at the Bonneville County 4-H office.
A top official with the federal Bureau of Land Management signed a land exchange agreement Wednesday intended to continue phosphate fertilizer processing at J.R. Simplot Co.’s Don Plant near Pocatello for decades to come.
POCATELLO — The U.S. government has agreed to pay a local family $38,500 and admit it was negligent three years after a 14-year-old member of the family watched his dog die when an M-44 “cyanide bomb” exploded on the hillside behind their home east of Pocatello.
CHUBBUCK — The new Chubbuck Farmers Market is doing well in its first few weeks of existence, according to manager Wichita Blundell.
This is the time of year when there are a lot of family reunions going on. Those reunions are important in order to keep in touch with family, near and far. It brings a family closer together as they gather and visit, play games, eat and share memories. These reunions can be a three or four …