• Alexis Heath and Cannon Anderson perform in the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” SUBMITTED PHOTOS
    December 16, 2014

    Christmas play benefits family following...

    By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com SHELLEY — The plot of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” is all about learning to help th...
  • Roughly 120 people, including Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other government leaders, attended a ribbon cutting for the Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho in Idaho Falls on Monday morning. Photo Courtesy of the Governor's Office.
    December 15, 2014

    ‘A place to go’

    New center opens to help people facing a behavioral health crisis By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com IDAHO FALLS — Roughly 120 people, includ...
  • Pocatello firefighter and author Kirby Jonas is pictured here with his son, Matthew Morgan Jonas. The main character in his latest book, “Drygulch to Destiny,” is named after his son.
    December 11, 2014

    Firefighter writer

    Pocatello firefighter publishes 18th novel, book signing set in Blackfoot By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Pocatello firefighte...
  • Former Snake River High School science teacher Elaine Asmus, left, listens to Paul Stark, her attorney from the Idaho Education Association, cross-examine a witness during a lengthy due process hearing attended by more than 200 people earlier this year. FILE PHOTO
    December 10, 2014

    Former Snake River High School teacher s...

    By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com A former Snake River High School science teacher has filed a lawsuit against School District 52 and its offi...
  • Stock Exchange photo
    December 10, 2014

    Teen dies after train versus vehicle cra...

    By Journal Staff SHELLEY — An 18-year-old male died following a train versus vehicle crash in the area of 1450 N. and U.S. 91 in Shelley on Wednesda...

It’s official: Idaho Falls temple will close March 16 through October 2016

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday officially announced its plans to close the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple early next year for “extensive renovation.” The temple will…

Alexis Heath and Cannon Anderson perform in the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Christmas play benefits family following teen’s death

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com SHELLEY — The plot of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” is all about learning to help those in need and remembering what’s really important…

Roughly 120 people, including Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other government leaders, attended a ribbon cutting for the Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho in Idaho Falls on Monday morning. Photo Courtesy of the Governor's Office.

‘A place to go’

New center opens to help people facing a behavioral health crisis By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com IDAHO FALLS — Roughly 120 people, including Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other government leaders,…

Reports indicate Idaho Falls Idaho Temple to close for more than a year and a half

By Journal Staff It appears that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planning to close the 69-year-old Idaho Falls Idaho Temple for more than a year and…

Blackfoot man convicted of sex crimes

BLACKFOOT — A Bingham County jury Wednesday convicted 42-year-old Jose Luis Lopez Sanchez of five counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 16 and two counts of…

‘A Christmas Carol’ playing in Shelley

The Virginia Theater presents “A Christmas Carol” today, Saturday and Dec. 15, 19, 20, 22 at the Virginia Theater in Shelley, 186 S. State St. The show is at 7:30…

Law enforcement to hold ‘Officer On A Train’ and ‘Adopt A Crossing’

IDAHO FALLS — On Tuesday, Dec. 16, city, county and state law enforcement officers will be conducting an “Officer On A Train” and “Adopt A Crossing” enforcement operation in east…

Snake River Community Orchestra concert set Dec. 12

BLACKFOOT — The Snake River Community Orchestra will perform its annual Christmas concert today, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Snake River High School, 922 W. Highway 39 in…

Bannock Development nixes merger

BY SARAH GLENN For the Journal While merger discussions continue to move forward between Bingham Development and Grow Idaho Falls, Bannock Development’s board decided Tuesday against a merger. “The Bannock…

Pocatello firefighter and author Kirby Jonas is pictured here with his son, Matthew Morgan Jonas. The main character in his latest book, “Drygulch to Destiny,” is named after his son.

Firefighter writer

Pocatello firefighter publishes 18th novel, book signing set in Blackfoot By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Pocatello firefighter Kirby Jonas enjoys fighting fires and helping people in the modern West,…