Idaho Falls Zoo welcomes African lion cub; Great Pyrenees serving as surrogate mother

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com IDAHO FALLS — Those who visit the Idaho Falls Zoo in the weeks ahead will see something extraordinary behind one of the exhibit walls: a long…

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Road to Recovery staff and supporters are excited about the opening of a new residential addiction treatment center in Lava Hot Springs. Pictured from top, left, are Kraig Boyd, Lauren Vento, Greg Kane and Nick Vento; from bottom, left, are Norma Boyd, Angelina Gonzalez and Jody Owens.

Residential addiction treatment center set to open in Lava Hot Springs

  By Kendra Evensen, kevensen@journalnet.com LAVA HOT SPRINGS — A Pocatello-based nonprofit agency is planning to open a new residential addiction treatment center to help people struggling with substance abuse issues….

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Police searching for 2 missing people from S.E. Idaho

By Journal Staff Authorities across the region are asking for the public’s help in locating two missing people from Southeast Idaho. The first missing person, 37-year-old Jason Patrick Smith, was…

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Fort Hall woman arrested after vehicle pursuit

By Journal Staff BLACKFOOT — A Fort Hall motorist faces multiple charges and infractions after a police vehicle pursuit on Saturday. Daloa Small has been charged with felonies for fleeing…

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Two hurt in wreck on Fort Hall Reservation

By Journal Staff Two people suffered minor injuries Monday night in a one-vehicle wreck on a muddy rural road in the mountains southeast of Blackfoot. The crash happened around 10…

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4 dead in 8 hours on East Idaho roads; Blackfoot High School student among deceased

By Journal Staff Four wrecks on East Idaho roads led to the deaths of a Blackfoot High School student and three other people during an eight-hour period starting early Saturday…


Special weather alert calling for mountain snow issued for East Idaho

By Journal Staff East Idaho is expected to have a rainy and snowy week in what could be winter’s last gasp. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather…

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Dirt swirls as Blackfoot's Rhys Pope slides to third base and Pocatello's Connor Breding snatches the ball in their game Saturday at Halliwell Park.

Pocatello sweeps Blackfoot in momentum-swinging doubleheader

By Jeff Papworth, jpapworth@journalnet.com POCATELLO – Pocatello entered a critical weekend against a formidable foe in Blackfoot and came out a winner because of stifling performances by its pitching staff…

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Blackfoot senior Daniel Pelayo, center, signs to play soccer at Western Wyoming Community College on Friday at Blackfoot High School.

Blackfoot’s Pope, Pelayo sign to play college baseball, soccer

By Madison Guernsey, mguernsey@journalnet.com BLACKFOOT — Liam Pope had to quickly change shirts. He shed his Broncos baseball cap and hoodie for a soccer pullover between signings on a prideful…

Lt. Gov. Brad Little to visit Pocatello, Blackfoot on Thursday

By Journal Staff POCATELLO – Lt. Gov. Brad Little will be in Pocatello and Blackfoot Thursday, April 20. Lt. Gov. Little schedule will include the following stops on Thursday: 8…