Six local teams begin state playoffs Thursday

The Idaho high school football playoffs begin Thursday with a handful of local teams in action. On Thursday, Blackfoot (6-3) hosts Minico (4-5) at 6 p.m. 2A rivals Firth (7-1)…

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Shelley's Mason Price (2) attempts to catch a pass in the team's 27-17 win against Snow Canyon, Utah, on Aug. 26 at Holt Arena.

Bear Lake joins Shelley, Firth and North Gem as locally ranked teams

By Journal Staff Shelley was voted the unanimous No. 1 team in 3A for the second consecutive week in the high school football media poll, which was released Tuesday. In…

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Man pleads guilty after crashing car into home, killing Blackfoot man

By Journal Staff BLACKFOOT — A man charged in connection to the death of Blackfoot restaurateur William Hong has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter. Dillon Grant Gibson, of Blackfoot, was…

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Pocatello's Bryant Kimbrough (5) breaks up a pass to Blackfoot's Konner Robinson (12) with an assist from Christian Dayley (10) in first-half action at their game Friday at Holt Arena.

Pocatello eliminated from playoff contention after loss to Blackfoot

By Michael Guise, POCATELLO — Dave Spillett stood with his hands on his hips as Blackfoot took its final kneel down before time expired. Broncos quarterback Pacen Hayes handed…

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Blackfoot man charged with 21 sex crimes against a child

By Nate Eaton, BLACKFOOT — An undocumented immigrant living in Blackfoot is facing 21 charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under the age of 16. Oscar…

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ISU enrolls more Idaho students

By Kendra Evensen, POCATELLO — While Idaho State University saw a significant loss in the number of international students this fall, gains in other student populations, including Idaho residents,…

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East Idaho teen reported missing; Gage Larson has not been seen since Thursday

  Journal Staff The family of a missing East Idaho teen is asking for the public’s help in locating him. Gage Anthony Larson, 15, of Moore, was last seen on…

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Rigby running back Braden Youngstrom (25) is wrapped up by Highland's Aren Manu (41) during their game Oct. 14 at Holt Arena.

Breaking down playoff seeding scenarios heading into final week of regular season

  By Journal Staff Entering the final week of the regular season for all football classifications except 1A DI, many playoff seeds remain unclaimed. Below are playoff seeding scenarios for…

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Shelley quarterback Bryon Leckington works to get outside of Snow Canyon's Parker Ence in their game Aug. 26 at Holt Arena during the Rocky Mountain Rumble.

Russets unanimous No. 1 in 3A media poll

By Journal Staff Shelley was the unanimous No. 1 3A team in the high school football media poll released Tuesday. The Russets (7-0) clinched the District 5 championship and end…

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Nick Muckerman votes early on Tuesday afternoon at the Bannock County Elections Office in Pocatello. The number of early voters has been high in some Southeast Idaho counties this year.

Early voter turnout balloons in some Southeast Idaho counties

By Josh Friesen, The 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is generating plenty of buzz in Southeast Idaho, and several residents are casting their ballots early,…