Gem County Election results

Mayor Gordon Petrie appears to have been re-elected in Emmett for a second four-year term. Petrie outpolled current City Councilman Steve Nebeker 728 to 653 in unofficial final results posted on the Gem County Clerk website Tuesday evening. Petrie was appointed to the office of Mayor in Janu…

Cowboys Chophouse in Emmett is one of twenty-five businesses nationally to make the quarterfinals for the 2019 Independent Small Business of the Year Award — “The Indie.” The local restaurant is the only business in Idaho included in the honor competition conducted by Independent We Stand, a…

Idaho’s First Lady Teresa Little, of Emmett, was the guest speaker at the Gem County Chamber of Commerce Mid-Day Mingle last week. She talked to the group about new events she has experienced as First Lady including cannons and the fly over at the Governor’s inauguration, her dress at the Id…

During a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 26, the former Boise Cascade Mill property was officially renamed the Mitchell Industrial Complex. While the name comes from Sam Mitchell, a 50-year employee of the mill, he serves as a personification of the hard-hat culture and historic im…

Open Enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage began Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 16. During this time, Idahoans can shop, compare, and enroll in a plan through the state health insurance exchange, Your Health Idaho.

The annual Veterans’ Day assembly at the Emmett High School, 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 is open to the public. The students and staff at Emmett High are inviting the community to attend the event. All veterans and their families are invited to attend as honored guests.

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Fall weather is fine for fishing, and anglers’ odds of taking home a stringer full of trout from the Snake River are a lot better this month, thanks to Idaho Power. They are also better throughout the area as the Idaho Department of Fish and Game made trout additions this week to several are…

A number of the Emmett boys soccer team members and some fans carry a screen shot on their cell phones of the pre-season coaches poll for this year’s soccer prospects. The Huskies were picked to finish ninth out of nine teams in the Southern Idaho Conference in August.

The Gem County Fairgrounds will be coming “alive” on Oct. 31, Halloween evening, as the first Day of Demolition will be staged in the rodeo arena.

Four years of running cross country for Emmett High has come full circle for senior Gemma LaVergne. This Saturday she will be the lone Huskie harrier challenging the Portneuf Wellness Center course in Pocatello at the 4A State Championships. It’s the site of her first entry into the State ra…

The Emmett football team could have cashed in its season when Nampa quarterback Donavan Estrada raced around the left end on a third and 24 play and scampered 83 yards for a touchdown Friday night.

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For 21 years, the Gem County Historical Museum has held the “River Through Time.” Come and celebrate our history with a chronological live re-enactment camp of those who settled the Payette River.

Local career and technical students won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 26-27. More than 6,500 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest ski…

“Faith of Our Fathers” a Community Pioneer Celebration will be offered Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Activities begin at 6 p.m. and the skits at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center and the Gem County Historical Society. It will i…

Over the years Emmett’s band shell at the Emmett City Park has hosted hundreds of events. Many involved fundraising. Yet perhaps one of the most successful in terms of societal impact occurred on Monday night, July 8. Tenney Kunka, daughter of Steve and Amy Kunka, put together and hosted the…

The University of Idaho Extension office serving Gem and Boise counties, welcomed a new 4-H Program Coordinator on June 24, 2019. Chane’ Nelson comes to the position with several years of 4-H experience as both a member and a volunteer in the Canyon and Ada County 4-H programs. She has also …

Rachel's family had moved west in the 1800s, along with many other pioneers. Life in the rugged land was challenging. Food was often scarce, as were many other important items. But no matter how little they had as a family, Rachel's father always insisted that if Native Americans came and ne…

When you have a teenage relative, and the minimum age is 21 to go to a rock concert, and this relative has to go to the concert or die. Seriously. Die. Because life isn’t worth living if she misses it. And, if someone under 21 can go to the concert only if an adult accompanies them. And … if…

My roommate, David, was dating a girl named Annie. She was beautiful, with blonde hair that hung down past her shoulders, and she had big blue eyes. But what made her especially beautiful was her kindness. David would invite her to join us in games of UNO. She never got upset when she lost, …

Have you ever had reason to wonder how useful you are? Recently, one of my daughters came home, saw me, and asked if I had suddenly gotten gray. I had to admit it was because I hadn't used Grecian in a while. With that grayness, some people think I can't do anything, and I feel old and useless.

Rachel's family had moved west in the 1800s, along with many other pioneers. Life in the rugged land was challenging. Food was often scarce, as were many other important items. But no matter how little they had as a family, Rachel's father always insisted that if Native Americans came and ne…

Cowboys Chophouse in Emmett is one of twenty-five businesses nationally to make the quarterfinals for the 2019 Independent Small Business of the Year Award — “The Indie.” The local restaurant is the only business in Idaho included in the honor competition conducted by Independent We Stand, a…

Idaho’s First Lady Teresa Little, of Emmett, was the guest speaker at the Gem County Chamber of Commerce Mid-Day Mingle last week. She talked to the group about new events she has experienced as First Lady including cannons and the fly over at the Governor’s inauguration, her dress at the Id…

During a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 26, the former Boise Cascade Mill property was officially renamed the Mitchell Industrial Complex. While the name comes from Sam Mitchell, a 50-year employee of the mill, he serves as a personification of the hard-hat culture and historic im…

Open Enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage began Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 16. During this time, Idahoans can shop, compare, and enroll in a plan through the state health insurance exchange, Your Health Idaho.