The Gem County Sheriff’s Office has determined that on Thanksgiving morning a murder-suicide took the lives of a couple in their home in western Gem County. Tuesday afternoon the GCSO reported evidence indicates that John Polk, 79, shot his wife Gloria, 82, and then shot himself.

Twenty-five years of celebrating Christmas with a musical crescendo has created a history of favorites for the many Emmett churches that come together each December for a combined concert. Many of those favorites will be revisited during the 2019 version of the multi-church musical when it c…

Last weekend’s Stuff the Ambulance and Fill the Firetruck brought a great response from the community. Food and toys donated will be used for the Christmas Cheer Basket program. Donations will help fill the need — 3,457 items of food were donated along with 901 toys.

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Bogus Basin’s investment in snowmaking machinery is paying off. The nonprofit recreation area opened for top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding last weekend.

Four new wild turkey Landowner Permission hunts (LPH) are now on the books and slated to begin December 1 in southwest Idaho areas with chronic turkey depredations. The hunts will give landowners, hunters and Fish and Game staff another tool to deal more effectively with private property dam…

The Emmett girls basketball team jumped out in front of Nampa in the first quarter Thursday evening and then held off several Bulldog rallies with solid defense to post a 47-40 win at home. The win evened the Huskies season record at 2-2 and leveled its conference record at 1-1.

The Emmett girls basketball team only starts a pair of seniors but it will feature experience on the perimeter and fast developing youth on the interior.

Anglers may be overlooking one of Idaho’s abundant and fun-to-catch stream fish – mountain whitefish – and late fall and winter are some of the best times to catch them.

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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.

The Gem County Sheriff’s Office has determined that on Thanksgiving morning a murder-suicide took the lives of a couple in their home in western Gem County. Tuesday afternoon the GCSO reported evidence indicates that John Polk, 79, shot his wife Gloria, 82, and then shot himself.

Twenty-five years of celebrating Christmas with a musical crescendo has created a history of favorites for the many Emmett churches that come together each December for a combined concert. Many of those favorites will be revisited during the 2019 version of the multi-church musical when it c…

Emmett boys basketball rode the scoring bursts of Brett Kern and the above the rim play of Carter Fletcher a year ago. The pair accounted for nearly 70 percent of the points the Huskies scored last year on the way to a 3-18 season record in the formidable 4A Southern Idaho Conference.