(IDAHO FALLS) — Days are becoming shorter and we are trading in our tennis shoes for snow boots as we make way for winter recreation opportunities on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. In response to seasonal changes, and to protect winter range, some roads and areas on the Targhee Forest …

The Jefferson County Commissioners discussed tabling the proposed noise ordinance Nov. 23 for approximately six months as COVID restrictions continue to tighten. 

With Jefferson County now in the High Risk level for the spread of COVID-19, the Ririe School District #252 school board is implementing new restrictions on sports – for the time being.

The Menan City Council Nov. 12 to discuss several items of city business, which including giving updates on the sewer line inspections, the 30 ft. strip of land owned by the city as well as the sewer dump at Lagoons and more.

Jefferson County will be updating their website over the next eight to 12 weeks through a group called Civic Plus for $35,000.

The Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251 Board of Trustees moved to implement a process where students can receive a seal of biliteracy on their diplomas if they demonstrate proficiency in two or more languages by graduation.

A 21-year-old Idaho Falls resident was arrested Nov. 17 for the shooting death of Merle Jay Sorenson, a 72-year-old man at a home in Rigby, and is being charged with 1st degree murder.

Masked up and a list in hand, Darlene Anderson was ready to redeem the grand prize from The Jefferson Star’s annual Turkey Days contest – a $100 shopping spree at Broulim’s in Rigby.

In October, the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) announced Jefferson County Historical Society and Philo T. Farnsworth TV & Pioneer Museum was one of seventy-two organizations in thirty Idaho communities receiving a CARES Grant. The IHC received this special funding from the National Endow…

The Rigby City Council approved the purchase of a 2021 Can-Am side-by-side for $21,838.77. The side-by-side will be replacing the 2006 Mule side-by-side that was purchased new in the same year.

Menan Mayor Tad Haight stated that the city is pushing through application paperwork in hopes of receiving funding for COVID-19 mitigation items.

Jerome Bowen was awarded the bid for the Annis Sewer Line project Nov. 5 by the Rigby City Council with a contract cost at $448,553.42.

A 21-year-old Idaho Falls resident was arrested today for the shooting death of Merle Jay Sorenson, a 72-year-old man at a home in RIgby.

Over 14,000 Jefferson County residents voted in the General Election to vote for not only President of the United States, but also for Senate and Congressional representatives, legislative candidates, commissioners, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff and more.

The Ririe Senior Citizens Center received $4,607 from the fall granting session of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) Foundation, Inc.

The Rigby City Council awarded the Solid Waste Collections bid to Eagle Rock Sanitation at their meeting Nov. 5.

(ISP) — According to a press release by Idaho State Police, on October 28th, 2020, at approximately 6:05 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a minor injury crash, eastbound US20 at milepost 318, north of Ucon.

Student athletes from around the county are headed to state as the fall sports season draws closer to ending.

Governor Brad Little moved the state back to Stage 3 of the Idaho COVID-19 response plan with modifications to the stage Oct. 26.

Jefferson County Road and Bridge wrapped up overlays for the 2020 season as colder weather rolls into the region.

With Idaho’s move back into Stage 3 of the Rebound Idaho Plan, West Jefferson School Board of Trustees updated their school COVID-19 response plan.