As campuses began to close amid the COVID-19 outbreak, plans for future semesters became an unknown.
Clark County Superintendent Paula Gordon’s contract, which isn’t set to expire until June 30, 2021, is currently in talks to be bought out, possibly ending her time as superintendent.
For the Nuvoda system trial that was originally set to begin in July, Marvin Fielding with Keller Associates says they won’t make the July deadline to start.
(BLM) — At approximately 12:30 p.m. July 3, a fire started four miles south of Hamer on Bureau of Land Management property.
Local school districts are in the planning stages of what faculty, students and parents can expect come fall for school instruction.
(BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT) — For many of us things have changed this year, but what hasn’t changed is our desire to prevent fires. Inappropriate use of fireworks, combined with dry vegetation and hot weather, substantially increases our local potential for unwanted fires. Firefighters in ea…
Sage Junction will have a new weigh-in motion system by the end of the summer.
District Seven High School rodeo participants Riley Barg, Carson Bingham, Shaylee Warner and Kyler Erickson have qualified for the national competition set for Oklahoma.
On May 7, current city of Rigby attorney and former Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Robin Dunn filed a defamation complaint against Tyrone Belnap, county Planning and Zoning commissioner seeking to be elected in the May election.
The Ririe School District presented a $7 million bond for the May 2020 elections, a bond that would cover three main projects – a new bus and maintenance facility, an athletic facility and other maintenance needs costing $2 million.
(YELLOWSTONE) — Yellowstone National Park will continue issuing free day ride permits to individuals who take stock on park trails this summer. Launched in 2017, the free permit system helps park managers understand where, when, and how many stock users visit the park. Rangers may ask to see…
According to Jefferson County Weed Administrator Mitch Whitmill, the county is facing a rise in rush skeletonweed from the west side of Idaho as well as leafy spurge.
The Jefferson County Fair is moving forward and is set to take place Aug. 10 to Aug. 15.
The Menan City council met June 11 and discussed the proposed dump. With COVID-19 setbacks, Mayor Tad Haight stated meetings and progress on projects have been on hold.
Road work in Jefferson County continues to move forward despite weather. Dave Walrath, county Road and Bridge administrator, said they would begin their otta seal projects the week of June 29.
(MENAN) — According to a press release by Central Fire Chief Carl Anderson, at 9:09 a.m. Central Fire District’s Menan and Lewisville fire stations were dispatched to 657 N 3775 E for the report of a camp trailer on fire in the middle of the road. The first arriving law enforcement officer r…
Bethany Sky Jones, daughter of Becky and James Jones of Rigby, joined the Rigby High School Debate Team as a freshman with a fear of public speaking.
(BOISE) — Governor Brad Little announced June 5 his plan to offer up to $1,500 cash to Idahoans who return to work.
Amidst unrest in the United States over police violence and racial tension, the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with several leaders from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People released a joint op-ed, condemning the violent murder of…
Patrons and city council members in Lewisville discussed possible changes to the roads and right of ways June 10.
(RIGBY) — According to Sheriff Steve Anderson, at approximately 6:00 p.m. June 21, a Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputy was severely injured while patrolling South Fork River.
In a press release June 17, Eastern Idaho Public Health reported that they are investigating a case of COVID-19 in a customer who patroned West Side Yard in Victor from 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 13.
Rigby Mayor Jason Richardson declared June 27 as the city’s “Back in Business Day” at the city council meeting June 18.
Truman Place, son of Tara and Justin Place, is a graduate of the West Jefferson High School class of 2020. He plans to attend College of Eastern Idaho and gain his Associate’s degree before hopefully transferring to Idaho State University to study accounting.
The Central Fire District commissioner meeting took place June 11 with Commissioners Jim Deuel, Mike Miller, Gordon Ball, Dallin Gables and Roger Anderson in attendance.
West Jefferson student Truman Place graduates with a year’s worth of college credits. Page 7
After comments from Jefferson County employees and the contracted janitorial group that cleans the county building, commissioners voted to terminate the current contract and create a full-time janitorial position.
On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at approximately 7:59 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection 130th E and US26, just south of Ririe. Shane Thompson, 60, of Rigby, was travelling south on 130th E in a 2000 Saturn LS sedan. Thompson failed to stop …
The city of Lewisville will have to wait just a little longer for the remaining cameras to be installed on their security system.
(RIGBY) — The Jefferson Count Sheriff's Office released the name of the injured deputy from a river accident June 21.
Megan Elizabeth Clark of Rigby is on the Dean’s List at Utah State University for the Winter 2020 semester. Clark, a 2019 Rigby High School graduate, just completed her freshman year and is studying accounting.
BLACKFOOT – Questions were answered and an official green light was given Monday for the Idaho High School Rodeo Finals in Blackfoot.
Mitch Bradley, Rigby Public Works administrator, approached the City Council June 4 with ideas on how to improve the grass clipping and yard debris issues within the city.
According to Planning and Zoning Administrator Kevin Hathaway, the county continues to see a rise in building permits and revenue despite being in a COVID-19 world.
(BOISE) — According to a news release from the Governor’s office, Governor Brad Little announced June 11 the state narrowly met criteria to enter the final stage of the Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly open the economy in stages, highlighting the importance of individuals streng…
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will start publishing the names of nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks, along with weekly statistics about the number of cases and deaths among residents and staff.
Now, that a months long mystery regarding the whereabouts of two missing children has been tragically resolved with the discovery of their remains, the eastern Idaho community, which held out hope for their safe return, is looking to heal.
According to a radio ad by Tadd Jenkins, a sponsor for the event, Jefferson County will be holding the biggest firework show around for their "Spirit of America" celebration set to take place June 27 at Jefferson Lake.
Not only will the Rigby Police Department be getting new vehicles this budget year, they’ll also be cutting their vehicle purchase costs in half.
In January, the Clark County School Board moved to place teacher #140 on administrative leave.
Sharon Parry attended the Jefferson County Commissioners meeting June 8 to ask for a reduced speed limit near her business along roads to Heise and Kelly Canyon.
Mostly sunny today with a high of 71 and a low of 46. Sunny the rest of the week with temperatures expected to be in the high 70s and mid 80s. Partly cloudy and windy Sunday with a high of 69 and a low of 45.
The Rigby High School Business Professionals of America group produced 10 qualifying students for Nationals, a competition that was set to take place in Washington, D.C. this year.
Jefferson County, Idaho currently has a response rate of 61.2% for the 2020 Census and Clark County has a response rate of 11.8%.
Rebecca Squires, County Emergency Management administrator, informed commissioners June 1 that a new outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Bonneville county were traced back to a single gathering, increasing the reports of community spread as Idaho begins to reopen.
The Regional Development Alliance announced June 3 that a reserve fund has been set aside to help small businesses survive and rebound from the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mountain Brewers Beer Fest, one of Idaho Falls’ top summer events, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
The District 7 High School Rodeo participants traveled to St. Anthony and Rexburg throughout May in hopes of qualifying for the State Finals, originally scheduled to take place from June 13 to June 20.
EIPH will be holding free (no out-of-pocket cost) immunization clinics in June in all our satellite offices. The free immunization clinics are open to all children ages 18 years and younger who are in need of immunizations.
As the May 2020 Primary Elections came to a close, Jefferson County and District 35 walked away with familiar faces along with an upset in the Prosecuting Attorney race and Karey Hanks returning as a representative.