(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 …
Ririe School District #252 is working on updating their school bus facility and renewing their supplemental levy.
At Rigby, the Rigby girls basketball team downed Bonneville 66-32 Tuesday night and cruised to their second win of the season.
The Central Fire District Commissioners moved to accept the $173,700 bid from Bateman Hall with the understanding that there would be post-bid changes.
The Jefferson County Commissioners discussed tabling the proposed noise ordinance Nov. 23 for approximately six months as COVID restrictions continue to tighten.
The Jefferson County department heads and commissioners held their monthly staff meeting Nov. 23 to discuss updates within the county.
All information is current through Nov. 25 via EIPH.
The City of Lewisville recently declared themselves as a Second Amendment Sanctuary City.
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.
Erik Stout with Planning and Zoning told commissioners Nov. 23 that the office had exceeded their total building permits for last year and that permits in Nov. had almost doubled.
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.
There will be no back-to-back state championships for the Rigby football team.
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 County Public Works department is looking to sell a motor grader as well as purchase a new one.
Former City of Rigby Planner Sharon Parry was recently awarded $366,000 for dismissal with prejudice and wrongful termination against the City of Rigby.
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.
The Rigby Chamber of Commerce decided to proceed with the Midnight Madness parade at their meeting Nov. 18.
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…
(BOISE) — Governor Brad Little signed an executive order today mobilizing the Idaho National Guard to help the pandemic response in new ways, and he signed a new statewide public health order rolling Idaho back into a modified Stage 2 of the Idaho Rebounds plan.
The Rigby Urban Renewal Agency, or RURA, discussed current projects at their meeting Oct. 22.
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.
The Jefferson Star is holding the fourth annual Gingerbread House Contest, which will conclude with judging at 1:00 p.m. Dec. 3.
The Eastern Idaho Public Health district has reached 73 deaths from COVID-19 as of Nov. 16 and 12,467 total cases since tracking began.
Alex Greenfield says he's just a decent soccer player, but that with how much the sport has to offer, he wants every student to reap the benefits.
Rigby High School’s football team took home yet another win Nov. 13 in the semi-final game against Mountain Home with a score of 26-19, sending them to the finals.
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.
Jefferson County is looking for a use permit from Rigby Planning and Zoning for their fencing project around the jail.
Jefferson County Road and Bridge is moving forward with a trade agreement with Bonneville County Road and Bridge after getting the go-ahead from commissioner Nov. 2.
Jefferson County Commissioners held a special meeting Nov. 4 to appoint a new Planning and Zoning commissioner.
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.
Jefferson County Emergency Management has applied for the State Homeland Security Program grant.
The Un￼ited States Census has concluded and the nation’s self-response rate ending at 67%.
Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 64 deaths in the area as of Nov. 6 due to COVID-19.
The Rigby City Council awarded the Solid Waste Collections bid to Eagle Rock Sanitation at their meeting Nov. 5.
The Dubois Lions Nov. 7 Turkey Shoot has been canceled due to COVID-19 regulations as announced by Club President Lisa Ward.
West Jefferson Junior and Senior High School sports are facing a proposed fee increase after changes to the organization.
(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.
Deaths in the Eastern Idaho Public Health district jumped to 54 over Halloween weekend.
Student athletes from around the county are headed to state as the fall sports season draws closer to ending.
The city of Menan accepted a grant to help cover the cost of a sewer line inspection.
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 department heads gave their monthly updates to commissioner Oct. 26.
Jefferson County Road and Bridge wrapped up overlays for the 2020 season as colder weather rolls into the region.
Belinda Jorgensen has retired from her position as Ririe City Clerk after 17 years.
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.