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.

Cody Little and his three siblings play an important part at Dry Ridge Outfitters in Harriman Park.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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 …

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.

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 …