• Kaeley Shawver, center, was named Distinguished Young Woman of Snake River on Saturday. She’s pictured with first alternate Savannah Williams, left, and second alternate Aubrey Williams. SUBMITTED PHOTO
    April 23, 2014

    Shawver claims Snake River DYW title

    By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com MORELAND — Snake River High School junior Kaeley Shawver has dreamed of participating in the Distinguished...
  • The Energy Innovation Laboratory, pictured here, is the newest addition to the Idaho National Laboratory’s Research and Education Campus. The facility will be used for clean energy research. SUBMITTED PHOTO
    April 22, 2014

    INL dedicates new research facility

    By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com IDAHO FALLS — National, state and local officials gathered in Idaho Falls on Tuesday to dedicate the Energ...
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    April 22, 2014

    History of Blackfoot: The Making of a To...

    (This article is from “Bingham County History, Written and Compiled by the People of Bingham County”. Taylor Publishing Company. 1985.) Bl...
  • Snake River High School teacher Elaine Asmus, pictured in the red, white and black shirt, attends a school board meeting regarding her due process hearing on Monday. KENDRA EVENSEN/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL
    April 21, 2014

    Snake River High School teacher will kee...

    By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com MORELAND — Snake River High School science teacher Elaine Asmus will keep her job next year, but she will ...
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    April 21, 2014

    Two fatal ATV crashes in Bingham County

    A Blackfoot man and an Idaho Falls boy died over the weekend in separate ATV crashes that occurred in Bingham County. Bingham County Sheriff’s Offic...

Cost of beef increasing

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com Beef may be what’s for dinner, but it’s becoming harder to put it on the table. A decreasing number of cattle combined with an increasing demand…

More winds, rain and high mountain snow on the way

By Journal Staff The wind continued to blow throughout East Idaho on Wednesday, and weather officials are predicting more wind, rain and high mountain snow in the days ahead. Pocatello,…

Kaeley Shawver, center, was named Distinguished Young Woman of Snake River on Saturday. She’s pictured with first alternate Savannah Williams, left, and second alternate Aubrey Williams. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Shawver claims Snake River DYW title

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com MORELAND — Snake River High School junior Kaeley Shawver has dreamed of participating in the Distinguished Young Women program for years. “I always wanted to be…

Blackfoot set to install lights at two crosswalks

By Journal Staff BLACKFOOT — In an effort to protect pedestrians crossing the road, Blackfoot officials are planning to install light systems at two crosswalks in town. Mayor Paul Loomis…

Ford/AAA auto skills contest set

SUBMITTED BY AAA IDAHO BOISE — Twenty Idaho high school automotive students are set to compete against one another and the clock at the 2014 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills contest,…

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College is more affordable and valuable than many think

More and more the media are filled with stories about recent college graduates with liberal arts degrees from prestigious colleges who cannot find suitable jobs so they can begin repaying…

The Energy Innovation Laboratory, pictured here, is the newest addition to the Idaho National Laboratory’s Research and Education Campus. The facility will be used for clean energy research. SUBMITTED PHOTO

INL dedicates new research facility

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com IDAHO FALLS — National, state and local officials gathered in Idaho Falls on Tuesday to dedicate the Energy Innovation Laboratory (EIL) — the newest addition to…

Winds, rain lead to power outages

By Journal Staff Several weather-related power outages were reported on Tuesday. Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Paul Murphy said a combination of winds, dust and rain led to several pole fires…

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History of Blackfoot: The Making of a Town

(This article is from “Bingham County History, Written and Compiled by the People of Bingham County”. Taylor Publishing Company. 1985.) Blackfoot got its start as a cluster of buildings around…

Idaho dairy org asks to join in farm video lawsuit

JOURNAL STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS The Idaho Dairymen’s Association is asking a federal judge to allow the industry group to intervene in a lawsuit against a new law that makes…