Idaho State Highway 55 between Smiths Ferry and Round Valley Road will remain closed another 7-10 days, depending on weather. Construction crews made significant progress Sunday, November 29 shoring up the rockslide area near the Rainbow Bridge about 20 miles south of Cascade, Idaho.

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“It’s been a long time coming,” said Emmett Mayor Gordon Petrie last Wednesday as he participated in a ribbon cutting to mark the official reopening of S. Johns Avenue in Emmett.

Exactly where Gem County will be assigned in the pending legislative district realignments appears to be in the hands of the Idaho Supreme Court. To date two legal suits have been filed challenging the reapportionment plan adopted by the citizen redistricting commission on November 12. 

BOISE — The two legal challenges to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan that have been filed in the Idaho Supreme Court thus far both focus on the fact that the plan splits eight counties, arguing that that’s unconstitutional because it would be possible to split just seven.

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Five Emmett Huskies took up six spots on the 4A All Southern Idaho Conference football team named last week. The repeat SIC champions garnered two of the top three awards for the second year in a row. Emmett placed eight players in ten positions on the First and Second teams determined in vo…

The Emmett High girls basketball team got its season off to a quick start last week, romping past visiting Homedale, 60-23. Two subsequent games during the week, however, resulted in a reversal of fortunes.

The Emmett High football team gathered for a season ending banquet last week, perhaps a week or two earlier than they had intended, but still with full celebration of a second consecutive 4A SIC Championship.

Since returning to the 4A ranks for competition in 2017, the Emmett girls basketball team has been knocking on the door of the top level of the Southern Idaho Conference but have been unable to break through.

At its November meeting the Gem County Fair Board surprised three teams of 4-H Livestock judging teams with custom made buckles to mark their accomplishments this year at the State 4-H Livestock judging competition. The three teams — a Senior, Junior and Mixed team — each won their divisions…

Several years ago Ida Church had a vision of seeing a Festival of Trees in Emmett. Despite declining health she and some of her friends kept the dream alive until it came to fruition in 2019. Last Saturday evening the second Emmett Festival of Trees wrapped up with a gala dinner that would h…

The Emmett High School drama team will be sending seven teams or acts to the IHSAA State Drama Championships, Dec. 3 and 4 at Centennial High School in Boise.

The 11th annual Emmett Women’s Choir benefit Christmas concert, “The Music of Christmas” – singing for joy and for a great local cause will be performed 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Emmett High. The public is invited to come to the E.H.S. Atrium (inside the first dome) for a selection of Chris…

Special Olympics Idaho is excited to announce a donation has been made by Anderson Reserve in the amount of $14,007, raised by Gem County Sheriff’s Department at the Anderson Reserve Tip-A-Cop on November 13th, benefitting the athletes of Special Olympics Idaho.

It has become a rather trendy habit for many people to whine and complain on social media — complaints without any hint of solution — just pure self-pity whining.

As Idahoans, we have a stronger incentive than anyone to preserve, maintain and enhance the land we call home—like reducing wildfire threats, improving soil health, restoring waterways and enhancing wildlife habitat. A far more productive path than President Biden’s vague call to put 30 perc…

If you’re an investor, you probably enjoy the convenience of managing your accounts online. But you’ll also want to make sure that you’re not making it convenient for hackers, “phishers” and others with bad intentions to gain the same access.

Editor’s Note: Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, last week released the following statement marking twenty years since the September 11 th terrorist attacks on our homeland.

Finding team chemistry and consistency is what second-year EHS boys basketball coach Scott Kern points to as the key component in whatever success the Huskies find this season. Emmett returns four at least part-time starters from last season’s team but will be without leading scorer and rebo…

Five Emmett Huskies took up six spots on the 4A All Southern Idaho Conference football team named last week. The repeat SIC champions garnered two of the top three awards for the second year in a row. Emmett placed eight players in ten positions on the First and Second teams determined in vo…

Idaho State Highway 55 between Smiths Ferry and Round Valley Road will remain closed another 7-10 days, depending on weather. Construction crews made significant progress Sunday, November 29 shoring up the rockslide area near the Rainbow Bridge about 20 miles south of Cascade, Idaho.

At its November meeting the Gem County Fair Board surprised three teams of 4-H Livestock judging teams with custom made buckles to mark their accomplishments this year at the State 4-H Livestock judging competition. The three teams — a Senior, Junior and Mixed team — each won their divisions…

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“It’s been a long time coming,” said Emmett Mayor Gordon Petrie last Wednesday as he participated in a ribbon cutting to mark the official reopening of S. Johns Avenue in Emmett.