Emergencies are bound to come up, but there are ways to reduce the risk of an emergency occurring or reduce the negative impact it has.
Volunteerism is an important asset in the community, but the spirit of it is dying, said Rigby Mayor Jason Richardson.
The hectic nature of the Fourth of July has inspired the Menan City Council to look into adopting a parking ordinance.
Half a century after graduating together, the Rigby High School Class of 1969 recently reunited for an evening of fun and reminiscence.
The Mud Lake Fair was held last week and following are the results for the 4-H and FFA youth that showed throughout the week in their various classes and contests, as provided by Sue Walker.
Two new council members will serve on Rigby City Hall to finish out 2019.
Three members of the public came before the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Aug. 12 to ask questions and voice concerns.
Representatives of victim advocacy groups voiced their support for an additional Jefferson County attorney in an Aug. 12 county commissioners meeting.
Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 will receive about $300,000 as a Volkswagen settlement rebate for 10 school buses, while Ririe will receive around $27,000 to go toward a new bus in 2020-2021.
Elections for local government positions are coming up and deadlines to file for candidacy are just more than two weeks away.
Rigby Police Department
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners has officially approved an agreement with Idaho Falls Emergency Medical Service that ups the county’s fees by about 25%.
Rigby resident Cheryl Hively questioned commissioners’ decision to potentially raise their salaries Aug. 8.
In a special budget meeting Aug. 8, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson asked commissioners to scrap his K-9 officer proposal and forgo a couple of vehicles in favor of having important jail repairs taken care of next year.
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo said Aug. 8 he opposes legalizing marijuana but thinks the federal government needs to figure out whether banks can serve marijuana businesses in states where it is legal.
The Autumn Heights subdivision has been officially approved to move forward with six bedrooms instead of four.
GARFIELD — The Bonneville County Fair Horse Show was held Aug. 2 and 3. Kate Duffin, daughter of Jason and Krishele Duffin, with horse named Phoenix, placed first in Horsemanship, first in Team Driving Utility, first in Team Driving Pleasure, third in Team Driving Cones, fifth in Senior Show…
Sunny today and mostly sunny tomorrow and through the weekend, with highs in the 80s and winds reaching up to 16 mph in the afternoon. Sunny the rest of the week with slightly less wind starting Monday.
Jefferson County commissioners are looking to sell the property on Fremont Avenue in Rigby where the University of Idaho 4-H Extension Office had been previously located.
A Jefferson County man was arrested after he reportedly attacked a woman.
Broulim’s expanded its pharmacy services by purchasing Teton Pharmacy in Ammon and Idaho Falls Aug. 5. The company made the announcement on Aug. 7.
An Idaho Falls man and a Rigby woman were killed early Aug. 4 when the ATV they were riding went off the road and hit a tree in Island Park.
With elections coming up, members of the Rigby City Council wonder if there will not be enough interest in city council positions to fill vacancies.
A controlled burn to the west of the County Line Landfill quickly got out of control Aug. 3, burning up to and along the west side of the landfill.
On July 22, Jefferson County prosecuting attorney Paul Butikofer requested an additional deputy attorney to help carry some of the load, saying Jefferson County had fewer county attorneys per capita than the majority of surrounding counties.
The Rigby Fair Queen and Prince coronation, presentation and grand entry will take place tonight, Aug. 14.
Two fires burn desert, home
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners continued working on budgets Aug. 5.
Area of impact agreement is a new topic for multiple people in city government positions in Jefferson County, and a complex one.
Two graduating high school students of Jefferson County have each received a Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative scholarship.
Citing an increase in injuries sustained from unauthorized structures built around Packsaddle Lake, the Teton Basin Ranger District removed the added “amenities” around the lake last week.
Rigby City Planning and Zoning Director Sharon Parry was released from her position Aug. 5.
At the end of Monday’s regular school board meeting, School Board member Mary Mello offered a public apology to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and specifically to the Teton Family and Randy’L Teton, the public affairs manager for the Fort Hall Business Council.
Rigby High School student Madelyn Wahlen placed first in leadership at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2019 National Leadership Conference.
School lunch prices will increase by 10 cents at Ririe School District No. 252 schools in the 2019-2020 school year.
A couple in the process of buying the Squealers Fun Park property is interested in being annexed in to the city of Rigby.
BOISE — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced that a coalition of 50 attorneys general have reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach. The breach occurred after Equifax failed to maintain a reasonable security system. It wa…
With a new pediatric center moving in on the north side of Rigby, the city, in the past, made an agreement to help with upgrades to 60 feet of supposedly city-owned property near the pediatric center property.
A Roberts man was arrested in June after a woman reported he had repeatedly choked her.
The Jefferson County Road and Bridge Department has been named a 2019 Innovation Idea Award Winner by the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC).
The new blind at Market Lake Wildlife Management Area north of Roberts is winning over birdwatchers.
The Rigby City Council voted July 18 to approve a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with FOX Investing regarding the hook-up fees the company would incur.
Mostly cloudy today with a high of 90. Mostly sunny the rest of the week with highs in the 80s.
The Ririe School District No. 252 Board of Trustees discussed their 2019-2020 goals of student safety, excellence in education, fiscal responsibility, improved home-school relations and positive board feedback during a special meeting July 23.
The Urban Renewal Agency will be beatifying the streetscape outside the old Maverick building, where a new Papa Murphy’s location is planned.
An owner of the Venue Studios and Event Center on Main Street has expressed interest in purchasing the Rigby Police Department Building for an expansion.
Keith and Deanna Rady have been selected as the 2019 Grand Marshals for the Mud Lake Parade.
Nona Frances Christesen 86 of Rigby, Idaho passed away at her home Sunday July 28, 2019.
The Urban Renewal Agency Board has tentatively approved their budget for the fiscal year 2020.
An Idaho Falls man died Friday night after he lost control of the pickup truck he was driving, and the vehicle rolled.
A former sports information director at IdahoSports.com has taken the helm as Ririe Junior-Senior High School’s new athletic director.
The end of summer is approaching, and the fair season is beginning in Jefferson County.
A Rigby man was arrested Sunday after he admitted to attempting to kill a preadolescent family member by choking her to death.
At approximately 4:33 p.m. July 31, Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on Interstate 15 near milepost 163, just south of Dubois.
UPDATE — An RV became engulfed in flames at 11 a.m. Aug.1 between exits 320 and 322 on the northbound lanes of Highway 20 in Rigby, causing authorities to briefly close that section of the highway.