Sunny today with temperatures in the low 60s. Sunshine expected the rest of the week with highs in the low 60s.

United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County, in partnership with Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (EICAP), Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) and VOICE Advocacy, is preparing to host Community Conversations throughout their Eastern Idaho Service region, including Bonneville, Cl…

The Jefferson Star’s 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest is returning this December with sponsorships from Madison Women’s Clinic and Broulim’s.

The Rigby City Council reviewed its recently completed pressurized sewer line study for the new elementary school Oct. 4 that indicated a couple upgrades would be required.

Jefferson County Road and Bridge Administrator Dave Walrath said the issue with the county’s right-of-way on 3800 E. is still ongoing.

Verizon Wireless’ appeal to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners for a conditional use permit to place a cell tower at approximately 3745 County Line Road was approved Oct. 9 after having their original request denied by the Planning and Zoning Commissioners July 5.

Teton Bird Dogs Owner Chris Hinckley had his kennel license renewed at the Oct. 9 Lewisville City Council meeting —that included a couple stipulations—after a tense debate that pitted neighbor-against-neighbor.

Rocky Mountain Power Regional Business Manager Tim Solomon met with the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Oct. 1 and the Rigby City Council Oct. 4 to go over 2018 accomplishments and to highlight future contributions.

Patrons continue to urge the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners to place stop signs at the intersection of 3950 E. (Annis Highway) and 400 N. to slow down speeders entering the City of Rigby.

The Oct. 9 write-in filing deadline for the Nov. 6 General Election has long since passed and the ballots are officially set.

Jefferson County Road and Bridge Administrator Dave Walrath informed the Board of Commissioners Oct. 9 that 2017 flooding culvert replacement hydrologic and hydraulic study has been completed.

Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Administrator Kevin Hathaway and the Jefferson County Board of Commissioner have awarded a service contract to Idaho Falls Attorney Paul Ziel for legal services in planning and zoning.

A 6.8 acre fire in the vicinity of Heise Road above Cress Creek was deemed to have been cause by fireworks, despite being reported as an out of control campfire.

Patricia Arteaga, 18, of Rigby was involved in an accident on US-26 at milepost 336 Oct. 5, that resulted in one person being transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Clark County Clerk Pamela Barrett resigned from her position as part of a plea agreement after she plead guilty to misusing public funds by a public officer Sept. 20, when she appropriated public funds to her own use on or about Dec. 17, 2017.

Jefferson County Fair Board Chairman Carl Anderson met with the Board of Commissioners to reflect on an excellent year between the Mud Lake and Rigby FFA and 4-H programs.

A moratorium is nearly imminent pending an ordinance being developed and agreed upon between Jefferson County and the City of Rigby.

A Rigby resident was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) Oct. 3 after colliding with a vehicle on US-26 three miles east of Idaho Falls.

Jefferson County employees will have the option to learn more about finances after the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners supported Key Banks’ “Key at Work” proposal.

The Jefferson County Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species department is planning to purchase an enclosed cargo trailer after receiving approval from the Board of Commissioners Oct. 1.

The Rigby City Council decided to not remove the gated area that will eventually house antique farm equipment for the museum.

(IDFG)—Idaho is a big state with a broad mix of habitats, elevations and climates, and the state contains a variety of upland game birds. Upland bird populations are cyclical, and their health and numbers typically depend on favorable weather conditions, which are often very localized.

The Ririe Joint School District No. 252 Board of Trustees discussed training for teachers and how often that requires traveling, after Chairman Jason Ferguson indicated at the Aug. 9 meeting that he would like a detailed explanation of how the district’s minivan is being operated over the la…

A controlled burn of yard waste was spread by a sudden high wind Sept. 22 that caused evacuations for everyone living at Sage Grove Assisted Living and residents living between 250 and 300 N. and 4000 and 4100 E.

Four members of the Idaho Reining Horse Association (IRHA) took a once in a lifetime trip to Beijing, China this past July to demonstrate various horsemanship skills and provide instruction.

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners awarded the maintenance and janitorial contact to both High Mountain Cleaners and Bryan Briggs Construction after a 2-1 vote.

Regional Development Alliance Executive Director Connie Chadwick discussed various programs the company offers to small businesses at the Rigby Chamber of Commerce meeting Sept. 12.

Keller Associates Project Manager Marvin Fielding presented the Rigby City Council with its completed wastewater treatment plant rate study Thursday night that projected the growth of Rigby and in-turn an increase in waste.

Two Ririe employees expressed their concerns with the new insurance coverage that the Ririe School Board of Trustees agreed upon at the Sept. 13 meeting, stating that their spouses are either no longer covered or their deductibles are much higher.

After 30 years and one month of delivering mail to residences throughout Rigby, Post Office Carrier and Blackfoot resident Teresa Yeates is set to retire Sept. 28.

Ammon City Technology Director Bruce Patterson met with the Rigby City Council Thursday evening to inform the council of the process Ammon underwent to install fiber optics and to address any questions the council may have had.

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of five patrol rifles for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 17 and agreed to a contract for body camera storage.

After burning more than 13,000 acres eight miles northwest of Dubois, the Indian Butte Fire was officially contained Sept. 20, more than a week after its start date. 

Jefferson County Road and Bridge Administrator Dave Walrath and the Board of Commissioners addressed a concern on 3800 E. involving the county’s right-of-way.

Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Administrator Kevin Hathaway presented the Board of Commissioners with a dilemma involving the county’s zoning, specifically zone changes and the ability for landowners to build Sept. 17.

The Rigby City Council tabled approving the lease with the museum board Thursday night pending legal advice from City Attorney Robin Dunn regarding a dispute on which entity controls the external grounds and parking areas at the museum.

The Central Fire District is officially planning to form a committee that will assist in developing a plan that will help the district move in the direction of a full-time fire station.

Evelyn Lee, a freshman at Rigby High School, has been selected as a junior finalist in the Idaho Falls Symphony’s Young Artist Competition.

The Idaho National Laboratory is the nation’s leader for advanced nuclear energy research and development, and in turn it has grown to be the state’s sixth largest private employer, employing 12,027 workers as of 2017.

Clark County Clerk Pamela Barrett plead guilty to a felony charge of misuse of public funds by a public officer Sept. 20 after she allegedly appropriated public funds to her own use on or about Dec. 17, 2017.

(INL)—The Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Facility at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) pulsed for a few seconds Sept. 18, subjecting a small capsule of light water reactor fuel to radiation and heat. The test marked the return of a capability that is critical to the United States’ role in the …

Jefferson County Lake will officially be the home of an ice rink this winter after the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved the contract Sept. 17 with Pinnacle Ridge Owner Christian Shultz.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors planned to begin work Sept. 15, to rehabilitate flood-damaged areas of the Heise-Roberts Levee System, located near Rigby on the upper Snake River between Jefferson and Madison counties.

The Jefferson County burn ban was lifted Sept. 13, after the Board of Commissioners approved Central Fire District Chief Carl Anderson’s recommendation Sept. 10.