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…

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 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.

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…

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.

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.

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 Stampede Days Queens will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Friday before the rodeo as part of this weekend’s Rigby Stampede Days.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

(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 …

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.