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Exxon thief given sentence

Exxon thief given sentence(Courtesy Rexburg Standard Journal) REXBURG — The court decided to retain jurisdiction on the man who pulled a fake gun on a cashier in an attempt to rob Brad’s Exxon in Rexburg. Jeronimo Vasquez, 18, who pleaded guilty to robbery as part of a plea agreement in March before the Idaho Seventh District Court, will […]

Idaho Falls Civitan Club seeks to recruit new members

Idaho Falls Civitan Club seeks to recruit new members(Courtesy BizMojo Idaho) IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Civitan Club is hosting a “seek event” April 21 at Catered Your Way, 2161 E. 17th Street, to recruit and educate anyone interested in learning more about the Civitan Club. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. In Idaho Falls, the Civitans are best known […]

Melaleuca CEO receives prestigious award

Melaleuca CEO receives prestigious awardWASHINGTON D.C. – Melaleuca CEO Frank L. VanderSloot was presented with the prestigious Horatio Alger award over the weekend during a ceremony in the Chamber of the United States Supreme Court. VanderSloot joins former presidents and other distinguished Americans in receiving the award. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower, Oprah Winfrey, Buzz Aldren, and others […]

The 2015 session: What passed, and what it means

The 2015 session: What passed, and what it means(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — As the 2015 legislative session spilled briefly into Saturday morning — arguably, its 90th day in business — Rep. Reed DeMordaunt received compliments from both sides of the aisle. House Minority Leader John Rusche of Lewiston and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Winder of Boise sought out DeMordaunt. The Eagle […]

BYUI President Kim Clark says goodbye to Rexburg

BYUI President Kim Clark says goodbye to RexburgREXBURG – After a decade as president of Brigham Young University-Idaho, Kim B. Clark is leaving the institution to serve in an ecclesiastical role for his church. The 66-year-old was recently sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He begins serving in […]

Madison changes course, will administer ISAT

Madison changes course, will administer ISAT(Courtesy Idaho Education News) REXBURG — On the advice of their attorney — and at the direct urging of state officials, including Gov. Butch Otter — Madison School District leaders will administer the Idaho Standards Achievement Test by Smarter Balanced this spring. The Eastern Idaho district is dropping its plans to opt out of the […]

Fremont declares drought emergency

Fremont declares drought emergency(Courtesy Rexburg Standard Journal) ST. ANTHONY — Dale Swenson of Fremont Madison Irrigation came to discuss how much water Fremont County has at their disposal this year based on the major storage reservoirs in the Upper Snake River Basin and the current “snow water equivalent.” “I’m here to request that a drought be declared for […]

Pitch, Hit and Run Comes To Pocatello

Pitch, Hit and Run Comes To PocatelloPOCATELLO — The City of Pocatello Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a local Pitch, Hit & Run event, which is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. The event will be April 18, at 11 a.m. at NOP Park. Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) provides the opportunity to compete in four levels of […]

ISU Announces Eastern Idaho Science Olympics Winning Teams

ISU Announces Eastern Idaho Science Olympics Winning Teams(Courtesy Idaho State University) POCATELLO – Three teams from Hawthorne Middle School in Pocatello swept the competition at the Eastern Idaho Science Olympiad, held at Idaho State University earlier this month. The event was sponsored by the ISU Department of Physics and featured six teams of seventh through ninth grade students from Franklin Middle School […]

House quickly approves 7.4 percent increase in school funding

House quickly approves 7.4 percent increase in school funding(Courtesy Idaho Education News) For the second time in five days, legislators raced through 2015-16’s largest state budget, approving a 7.4 percent increase in public school funding without any debate. BOISE — On Monday afternoon, the Idaho House followed the Senate’s lead by quickly and overwhelmingly approving the seven school budgets in about 30 minutes. […]

Two honored at CIT banquet

Two	honored	 at CIT banquetIDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls Police Officer Jason Miller and Dispatcher Charlene Rumsey received awards for the Region 7 Crisis Intervention Team “Officer of the Year” and “Dispatcher of the Year,” respectively, Tuesday evening. Miller and Rumsey were honored during the fifth annual CIT Awards Banquet. “The Idaho Falls Police Department is happy and honored […]

Traffic signal being installed at First Street and Ammon-Lincoln Road

Traffic signal being installed at First Street and Ammon-Lincoln Road(Courtesy BizMojo Idaho) AMMON — Any driver who has lived in the Idaho Falls-Ammon area for any length of time has come to know the intersection of Ammon Road and First Street as one of the worst. Get ready for the end of an era. The four-way stop at the intersection is being replaced by […]

ISU launches mobile safety app

ISU launches mobile safety appPOCATELLO – Idaho State University has launched a mobile safety app for students, faculty, staff, and others. The free app allows users to set a timer that will notify designated people if they are alone or in an unfamiliar location. There’s also an emergency call button that will send a notification to Campus Security with […]

Melaleuca opens for business in Poland

Melaleuca opens for business in PolandIDAHO FALLS — One year after entering Austria, Melaleuca has expanded into another European nation. The Idaho Falls company will open for business in Poland on April 1. Company executives are calling the event another milestone toward Melaleuca’s goal of “enhancing the lives of families around the globe.” “We are eager to share our superior, […]

Economic development agencies merge to form REDI

Economic development agencies merge to form REDI(Courtesy BizMojo Idaho) IDAHO FALLS — There was a shift Monday in eastern Idaho’s economic development landscape as two agencies — Grow Idaho Falls and Bingham Economic Development — joined to form the Regional Economic Development Corporation for Eastern Idaho, REDI for short. The merger was announced at Golden Valley Natural Foods in Shelley. “(REDI) […]

Charter group makes push for veto override

Charter group makes push for veto override(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — A charter school group is urging lawmakers to override Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of a $1.7 million school funding bill. However, it’s not yet clear whether the House will take up this fight. A week ago, Otter vetoed House Bill 126, which would have provided funding for schools that […]

Two Arrested for Vehicle Burglary

Two Arrested for Vehicle BurglaryIDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls natives Drew A. Murdock, 32, and Jarel T. Jenkins, 19, were arrested for vehicle burglary early Saturday morning. The Idaho Falls Police Department report officers responded to a reported car burglary at the Peppertree Lounge, located at 888 N. Holmes Ave., around 1:45 a.m. The reporting party identified Murdock and […]

April Brings Altered Books to Marshall Library

April Brings Altered Books to Marshall LibraryPOCATELLO — The second floor display cases of Marshall Public Library might look a little like Sid’s toys from the Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story”, but altered books are more than tortured playthings. For the month of April, the library will showcase the artistic works of works of Cynthia Johnson. Using a variety of objects and […]

Thousands gather for East Idaho’s biggest Easter egg hunt

Thousands gather for East Idaho’s biggest Easter egg huntIDAHO FALLS – Thousands of excited kids, parents, and others gathered at Tautphaus Park Saturday morning for East Idaho’s biggest Easter egg hunt. Children of all ages gathered eggs, candy, and toys as they celebrated the Easter holiday. Bill’s Bike & Run donated several bikes for the hunt and one lucky winner received a PlayStation […]

How bad are Idaho’s bridges? Survey points to deficiencies

How bad are Idaho’s bridges? Survey points to deficiencies(Courtesy BizMojo Idaho) IDAHO FALLS — The next time you drive over a bridge in Bonneville County, you might want to cross your fingers. An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation National Bridge Inventory database shows there are more than 61,000 structurally deficient bridges in need of significant repair all across America. […]

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