During the June 17 Jefferson County Commissioner Meeting, commissioners created new personnel position, discussed lake vendors and received an update on Rocky Mountain Power.
Dubois was aflutter with excitement on the annual rodeo parade day. As usual, people set up temporary camps on Main Street and other areas in town to see the live show. Before the parade through town took place, there were a pair of planes flying overhead. Two pilots, David Beck and Dr. Kevi…
Ivy and Ellee Shifflett have been riding since before they could talk.
With more people applying for building permits in Jefferson County, the county Planning and Zoning department is struggling to keep up.
Three Fall River Electric board representatives were elected at the company’s annual meeting June 15 at North Fremont High School.
As the county grows, the Central Fire District is looking into ways to better serve the community.
Partly cloudy today and through the weekend with highs in the 70s. Mostly sunny starting Sunday with highs in the 80s.
Celebration at Jefferson co. Lake
The Rigby City Council made a move to speed along construction on the Harwood Elementary School additions in their June 20 meeting.
For multiple years, Ririe has had a comprehensive plan narrative, but no map to go with it.
The Jefferson County public works department will be patching up and chip sealing the roads in Ririe on 200 N and 150 N for the next few weeks.
The Rigby City Council meeting June 20 was filled with tension as attorney Steve Parry took the stand during public comment.
Rigby High School senior Megan Clements is leaving her impact on Jefferson School District 251 in more ways than one.
The Rigby FFA Chapter has been chosen as the Rigby Stampede Days Grand Marshal.
The summer months, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, are commonly known as the “100 deadliest days” for traffic accidents. Summer months are especially dangerous for teen drivers.
Graduating Rigby High School seniors Jared Rodeman and Christina Wilson were equally qualified to receive the “Carry On” Merit Award from the Upper Snake Valley Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers.
Lions Club hosts screenings RIGBY — The Lions District 39E Unit will appear in the Rigby Stampede Parade June 22. After the parade, the unit will park at Rigby City Park and the Rigby Lions Club will provide free hearing, blood pressure and vision screenings. Church celebrates anniversary RI…
Police have apprehended a Utah man accused of evading police and stealing multiple vehicles, including a motorcycle from a Jefferson County citizen.
The plain concrete wall between Jefferson County Lake and Highway 20 was built to provide privacy, safety and quiet to campers at the lake. Soon it may also become a work of art.
Some students will be changing schools in the 2020-21 school year if the new school boundaries in Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 are approved.
The Rigby Chamber of Commerce meeting June 12 focused on safety in schools and the community. Rigby City Police Chief Sam Tower and Jefferson School District No. 251 Superintendent Chad Martin both spoke at the meeting.
Windy, but sunny today with highs in the mid-70s. Cloudy tomorrow with more wind, and then partly cloudy the rest of the week.
RIGBY — Council member Benson Taylor formally resigned from the Rigby City Council June 6.
The Rigby FFA Chapter had 23 members participate in the Idaho FFA State Career Development Events held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho on June 4 through 7, 2019. Chapters from 52 different schools competed for recognition.
A Menan man was arrested Friday after he admitted to sexually abusing a woman with the mental capabilities of a 5-year-old.
Proposed changes to emergency management ordinances in Jefferson County would make burn bans easier to enact, and would make burning during such a ban an infraction punishable by a fine of up to $300.
The Rigby City Council discussed and approved the area of impact agreement with Jefferson County June 6, though council members seemed to be in agreement that the area should be larger.
The Stampede Days Queens will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Friday before the rodeo as part of this weekend’s Rigby Stampede Days.
RIGBY — The new elementary school in Rigby, Cottonwood Elementary, was a topic for discussion at the June 13 Rigby City Council meeting.
It is maybe once or twice a year that Jefferson County coroner Lavar Summers needs to move a body to the west side of the state for an autopsy.
CORRECTION— The Jefferson Star article titled “Idaho Falls EMS upping Jefferson County fees” in the June 5 edition of The Jefferson Star, written by Erik Stout, had two errors. In the second paragraph “25 person increase” should have been 25% increase. In the same paragraph, it said Hancock …
In Jefferson County, people may know Michael Winchester as the area’s deputy prosecutor. But Winchester isn’t in the county right now, and at Fort Irwin National Training Center in California, he goes by the title of captain.
The Rigby Stampede Days is quickly approaching with festivities set to begin June 21 and 22, at the Rigby Rodeo Grounds. The theme this year is “Looking Back 80 Years.”
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners continued discussing fixing up four miles of the road in Roberts near Kettle Butte Dairy during their meeting June 3.
Clark County turns 100 this year, and the county is celebrating this weekend along with the 63rd annual Clark County Rodeo in Dubois.
Mostly cloudy today with temperatures in the 70s. Thunderstorms tomorrow and then partly cloudy for the rest of the week with highs in the 70s.
For the 2019 “Trails of the Silver Sage” themed Clark County Roundup Rodeo and Parade, Lynn Hoggan will be the Grand Marshal and Bonnie Stoddard will be the Pioneer Queen.
The Ririe Joint School District No. 252 Board of Trustees unanimously voted to adopt a new curriculum for Ririe Elementary School May 16 after Principal Glenn Romney told the board that they are unhappy with the current curriculum.
After about a six month delay with construction, the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex’s grand opening is tentatively set for July 8 following the weekly commissioners meeting.
Rigby Middle Schoolers and staff had the chance to wind down May 24 for the end of the school year with a basketball game, celebration of accomplishments, and send-off for outgoing principal Sherry Simmons.
The Jefferson School District Chinese Immersion Program has received a $65,000 federal grant from the National Security Administration to host a Chinese summer camp at Rigby Middle School for rising sixth and seventh graders this year.
After a weekend competing in the Boise area, the Rigby Wranglers Special Olympics team had an eventful return home June 2, with and escort from Bikers Against Bullies and Jefferson County law enforcement.
Rigby wedding venue LaBelle Lake is too loud, Blake Schaat told Jefferson County commissioners Monday.
(IDFG)—Saturday, June 8 is Free Fishing Day, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents alike, to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license. Though fishing license requirements are suspended for …
Local churches will offer a new seminary course for students at the Rigby and Ririe High Schools starting this year.
After half a year of vision screenings in schools throughout the East Idaho area, the Rigby Lions Club completed its last screening at the end of April. The club screened nearly 18,000 students in eight school districts, including a little less than 2,000 in the Jefferson and Ririe districts.
Mostly sunny today with temperatures in the 70s. Rain expected going into the weekend, with highs ranging from the high 70s to low 50s.
The West Jefferson School District No. 253 Board of Trustees have announced Shane Williams, of Terreton, as the new district superintendent, replacing Dwight Richins who announced his resignation in April.
The Idaho Falls Emergency Medical Service is increasing its charges to Jefferson County by approximately 25 percent due to an increase in call volume in the county.
The Rigby City Council held a special meeting May 29 to tour the city’s wastewater treatment plant facility with Wastewater Treatment Operator Scott Humphries, Keller Associates Project Manager Marvin Fielding and Keller Associates Vice President Jim Mullen to understand which areas of the t…
The Jefferson County Road and Bridge Department was presented with a bill for a fiber optic repair from Blackfoot Communications in the amount of $11,700, after the department slightly damaged the company’s fiber optic line in April.
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved the area of impact agreement with the City of Rigby May 28, with a reduced map.