Adjusting Visions

The document that sets the guidelines for many of the planning and zoning changes that take place in Gem County is facing scrutiny. In fact, through the Joint Planning Commission, the Gem County Comprehensive Plan is constantly under review, discussion and even amendment.

Emmett will begin a conversion to a uniform trash receptacle container system in about three months as the result of a split-vote of the City Council at its Jan. 14 meeting. Following additional public testimony regarding the proposed changes, the Council approved 4-2 to move ahead with the …

Two Emmett Middle School students were struck by a car in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, Jan. 4 while on the way to school. While both students will recover from their injuries, a number of issues that may have been involved in the accident are being responded to by local officials.

For the second year in a row, an Emmett school teacher has taken home the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award for the State of Idaho. This year, Cindy Barrie, Music Teacher at Carberry Elementary School took the top award for grades K through 5. Last year…

Over 200 Emmett students and chaperones caravanned to the Idaho State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 15 to take part in the STEM Matters Day. The event at the State Capitol Building brought students from across the state for a free hands on education event that showcases students, community memb…

The document that sets the guidelines for many of the planning and zoning changes that take place in Gem County is facing scrutiny. In fact, through the Joint Planning Commission, the Gem County Comprehensive Plan is constantly under review, discussion and even amendment.

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Helms breaks vault record again

Emmett sophomore pole vaulter Landon Helms shattered his own personal record with a 16'10” effort Saturday in Reno, Nevada. Helms placed third in the top flight of the high school vaulters from across the country at the National Pole Vault Summit – an event that drew over 1,500 pole vault at…

With some of the challenge removed by a crisp but clear day and a dry running track, a large field of distance runners turned out Saturday for the 10th Freezeout Challenge.

Huskie boys break through for conference win

The Emmett boys and girls basketball team are playing a Super Saturday marathon with Caldwell on Jan. 18. All six teams from freshman through varsity will see action at the Huskie Gymnasium. The original schedule had the teams alternative girl-boy-girl-boy-girl-boy but a schedule conflict fo…

Emmett’s two top hopes for All-State honors this wrestling season continue to lead the Huskies’ mat efforts this winter. Layne Feasel Dalton and Jake Johnson are currently the top-ranked 4A competitors in their respective weight divisions in the Southern Idaho Conference. Each added to those…

Second quarters have been an enigma for the Emmett boys basketball team. In a series of recent games the Huskies have seen their opponents dominate second quarters and then hold off any rallies. Emmett will try to overcome that pattern when it hits the road this week.

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The Boise Art Museum (BAM) opened a new exhibit this month that takes an artistic look at one of life’s essential elements: Ann Gardner — The Shape of Air.

Feeding birds is enjoyable and mutually beneficial because you can watch nature from the warmth of your home, and birds get much-needed nutrients.

The Gem County Sheriff’s Office is excited to introduce our newest patrol officer Ted Shaver. Ted was initially hired in July, 2018 as a detention deputy. He attended POST training as a detention deputy and served at the Gem County Jail from July, 2018 through August, 2019. He applied for an…

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At the Jan. 9 meeting of the Southwest Idaho Birders Association, David Hille, an assistant professor of biology at Northwest Nazarene University will be presenting a program regarding the changing parrot populations in Nicaragua, its causes and concerns.

At the start of the new year, I was determined to lose weight. I worked out every morning for quite a while and barely saw the weight drop. But I could tell I was putting on more muscle. Then, as usually happens, there came a week when I was burning the candle at both ends, and trying to squ…

When I lived in Buffalo, New York, in the early 1980s, some of us young men that were there made friends with an old bachelor. His last name was Hatzenbuler, so we all called him Hatz. He was the ultimate collector, and to me, his house was stacked from one end to the other with useless junk.

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…

Emmett will begin a conversion to a uniform trash receptacle container system in about three months as the result of a split-vote of the City Council at its Jan. 14 meeting. Following additional public testimony regarding the proposed changes, the Council approved 4-2 to move ahead with the …

The Boise Art Museum (BAM) opened a new exhibit this month that takes an artistic look at one of life’s essential elements: Ann Gardner — The Shape of Air.

Two Emmett Middle School students were struck by a car in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, Jan. 4 while on the way to school. While both students will recover from their injuries, a number of issues that may have been involved in the accident are being responded to by local officials.

Feeding birds is enjoyable and mutually beneficial because you can watch nature from the warmth of your home, and birds get much-needed nutrients.

For the second year in a row, an Emmett school teacher has taken home the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award for the State of Idaho. This year, Cindy Barrie, Music Teacher at Carberry Elementary School took the top award for grades K through 5. Last year…