• State Reps. Neil Anderson, R-Blackfoot, left, and Mark Nye, D-Pocatello, early Saturday morning in the closing minutes of the 2015 session of the Idaho Legislature. The House adjourned for the year at 1:36 a.m., three minutes after the Senate.
    April 13, 2015

    Southeast Idaho lawmakers talk about 201...

    BY DAVE GOINS Idaho News Service BOISE — Freshman state Rep. Mark Nye, D-Pocatello, said he had been warned before the 2015 session of the Idaho Leg...
  • Amy Lientz speaks during a special event celebrating the formation of the new Regional Economic Development Corporation for Eastern Idaho (REDI). The event took place at the Golden Valley Natural facility that is under construction in Shelley. Lientz is a REDI team member and Idaho National Laboratory’s director of partnerships, engagement and technology deployment. KENDRA EVENSEN/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL
    April 6, 2015

    Economic development groups unite

    By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com SHELLEY — Two economic development organizations are REDI to join forces in an effort to better market the...
  • April 5, 2015

    Blackfoot high students unveil anti-bull...

    By Greg Eichelberger For the Journal BLACKFOOT — Two Blackfoot High School students have kicked off an effort to end the intimidation some pupils fe...
  • Joslyn Phillips, center, won the Distinguished Young Women of Snake River title this year. She is pictured with first alternate Natalie Henicksman, left, and second alternate Rylee Miller. Photo courtesy of Lacey Secrist
    April 1, 2015

    Phillips wins Snake River DYW title

    By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com MORELAND — Joslyn Phillips decided to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Snake River program ...
  • Former Pocatello and Blackfoot resident Capt. Bryan Reid stands next to his Apache Longbow.
    March 29, 2015

    Blackfoot High grad pilots Apache helico...

    When Capt. Bryan Reid was a high school student in Blackfoot, he never thought about a career in the military. Now he pilots an Apache Longbow assault...

Otter says legislative session addressed some education, transportation needs

By Journal Staff Although he knows there’s still some unfinished business, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter believes legislators were able to make some historic improvements for Idaho schools and address some…

Child accidentally shot in Aberdeen

By Journal Staff A 7-year-old was reportedly accidentally shot in the arm by a 9-year-old in Aberdeen Monday night. Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland reports that his office was contacted…

Weather officials warn of high winds, snow

By Journal Staff The National Weather Service forecast office in Pocatello has issued a handful of wind and winter weather advisories for Tuesday. There is a High Wind Warning for…

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Alice Tan Ridley to perform at BPAC

NEWS RELEASE: The last concert of the 2014-2015 Blackfoot Performing Arts Center’s concert season will be held this Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. when Alice Tan Ridley takes the…

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Bundy holds big victory party

It should come as no surprise that Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy — who owes American taxpayers more than $1 million — is throwing a big party at his ranch this…

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Traditional family unit is crucial to society

Our contemporary immersion into political correctness and assumed “rights” regarding the basic building block of society has cumulatively, over the past few decades, steadily eroded not only our sociological strength,…

Blackfoot annexes three more properties

BLACKFOOT — As part of an ongoing process to annex areas that are surrounded by city boundaries and fall within the impact area, Blackfoot annexed three more properties this week….

Local teacher helps check new state test for bias

BY DEBBIE BRYCE For the Journal POCATELLO — Highland High School English teacher Tom VanDeren was one of about 100 educators, administrators, school trustees and parents who spent four days…

Area emergency personnel train to respond to mass-casualty bus accident

BY GREG EICHELBERGER For the Journal FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center was the scene of the annual Regional Readiness Rendezvous/ Spring Thing on Friday and Saturday….

State Reps. Neil Anderson, R-Blackfoot, left, and Mark Nye, D-Pocatello, early Saturday morning in the closing minutes of the 2015 session of the Idaho Legislature. The House adjourned for the year at 1:36 a.m., three minutes after the Senate.

Southeast Idaho lawmakers talk about 2015 session

BY DAVE GOINS Idaho News Service BOISE — Freshman state Rep. Mark Nye, D-Pocatello, said he had been warned before the 2015 session of the Idaho Legislature — Nye’s first…