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While the Idaho legislature continues to talk about property tax relief, most measures actually brought to the table as potential fixes have focused on limiting local governments in how they can access those funds for their operations.

Patrons of the Emmett Independent School District will have two separate levy measures facing them on ballots, March 9. The two measures have separate purposes and separate requirements to obtain passage.

While the Idaho legislature continues to talk about property tax relief, most measures actually brought to the table as potential fixes have focused on limiting local governments in how they can access those funds for their operations.

Weather delays from the previous week appear to have lessened and the flow of COVID-19 vaccines has improved to Idaho, and as a result expected delivery of supplies into Gem County has increased.

The Gem County Sheriff’s Office has issued a felony warrant alleging grand theft charges against a Ridgefield, Wash., man in connection with an incident in which three livestock guardian puppies were picked up by a person driving by the Soulen sheep ranch in Letha, west of Emmett, took the d…

As of last week, all six counties in the District 3 jurisdiction of Southwest District Health are now classified in the yellow health alert level. Gem County was moved to that designation last week, joining the other five counties. SWDH reports that while COVID-19 continues to spread through…

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The Gem County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its annual ‘Boat Idaho Safety Class’ on Saturday, March 13. The free course offered in conjunction with Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) provides details on Idaho boating laws, general boating information, safety and boat operato…

Emmett High came home from the District III 4A wrestling championships on Saturday with two individual district champions and the largest contingent of State qualifiers in a number of years.

The COVID Pandemic and the subsequent slowing of the economy have produced at least one silver lining for southern Idaho anglers: more trout to catch.

The Emmett High girls basketball team did not make the State tournament field this season but they rode team balance to advance to within a single game of that elusive goal. With an upset win over second-seeded Bishop Kelly in a third-round elimination game the Huskies made it as deep into t…

The Emmett boys basketball team has made runs at most of its competition this year, only to come up short. Friday night, however, the Huskies picked up the pace and ran away from Caldwell, 64-46, to pick up their first Southern Idaho conference win of the season.

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Students at Emmett High have been working on science projects since September and last week their efforts were rewarded with the announcements of the winners of the 2021 EHS Science Fair Competition. Winners advance toward the Idaho State competition.

Local men and women accepted a special invitation to participate in a new awareness campaign that the district is calling Principal for the Day.

A little snow flurry won’t stop a Cub Scout. It certainly didn’t keep Cub Scout Webelows 2 Den of Pack 323 from completing a Community Service Project at the Gem County Fairgrounds on February 13.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and every year over 147,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease. The good news is that colorectal cancer is highly preventable …

The appearance of Girl Scouts with cases of iconic cookies in late winter each year is a traditional indication that Spring is on its way. Despite blustery cold weather on Friday, local Girl Scout Troop 850 kicked off its public sales at the Emmett Albertsons. The open sales will continue on…

I’m writing to make you aware of a piece of legislation currently working its way through the state Legislature. The bill is being pushed by Idaho’s gas retailers and, if approved, would make it easier for these businesses to price gouge during declared emergencies.

March 13, 2020, was the date we held our kick-off event for the Idaho Women 100 yearlong celebration of women’s suffrage on our State Capitol steps. It was a large gathering with people hugging, greeting each other warmly and in tight groups for photos. It was also the date our governor, my …

It was a crazy year. We had eight children of our own and had taken in three foster children. We also had two little girls who lived down the road that came over for breakfast every morning. How that started was interesting, too. One freezing cold morning at the beginning of the school year,…

I always love hearing how married couples met. Recently, some neighbors shared their story.

Our state has again topped the list as the fastest growing state in America. People are moving here because we offer a brighter future and a way of life, they could not find in the cities they left. These folks are moving to Idaho because we offer more, not less.

Students at Emmett High have been working on science projects since September and last week their efforts were rewarded with the announcements of the winners of the 2021 EHS Science Fair Competition. Winners advance toward the Idaho State competition.

Patrons of the Emmett Independent School District will have two separate levy measures facing them on ballots, March 9. The two measures have separate purposes and separate requirements to obtain passage.

Local men and women accepted a special invitation to participate in a new awareness campaign that the district is calling Principal for the Day.

A little snow flurry won’t stop a Cub Scout. It certainly didn’t keep Cub Scout Webelows 2 Den of Pack 323 from completing a Community Service Project at the Gem County Fairgrounds on February 13.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and every year over 147,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease. The good news is that colorectal cancer is highly preventable …