Members of the Emmett community turned out at noon on Monday, June 14, for what has quickly become a tradition in Gem County. With the Emmett Fire Department Honor Guard, an honor troop from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and representatives of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a Pa…

May and June often see the banks of the Payette River straining to keep within its channel and not flood low lying lands. This year it appears that the annual flood watch can ease off a bit. While hot days may be accelerating the melt of high elevation snow packs, the storage capacity on the…

Much like the welcomed transition from season to season, we are entering a new season of demand for COVID-19 vaccines. We are moving from a time where demand outpaced supply to a much more comfortable time of plentiful vaccine inventories. Now COVID-19 vaccines have become readily available,…

Governor Brad Little has been involved in Idaho politics too long to be quick to pass definitive judgement on the recently completed session of the Idaho Legislature. A session which was the longest in State history and has been termed the “worst ever” by detractors on both sides of the poli…

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In her first year as head boys track coach, Molly Yates is being honored as the 4A SIC Boys Coach of the Year. The Huskies boys track team placed fourth in the State 4A track meet May 22 with seven boys contributing to the point totals.

First impressions aren’t always spot on. Axel Sanchez and Lacy Yates may initially come across as quiet, respectful and even shy. The respectful stands up – those other traits may be just the curtain that cloaks a tenacious, unrelenting desire to do better every day.

Bogus Basin announced Wednesday that weekend-only summer operations will begin at the area this Saturday, May 29th. Due to unseasonably wet conditions, activities will be limited to the Glade Runner Mountain Coaster, scenic chairlift rides, and gem panning. Food and beverage offerings, featu…

You can always count on unsettled weather and lots of twists and turns at the Idaho High School Track and Field championships each spring. This year was no different, and despite some stunning disappointments, the Emmett High rallied to post one of its strongest performances at the 4A level …

The District III Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday in Boise saw ten different Emmett High athletes qualify to participate in the Idaho High School State Championships this weekend at Eagle High.

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This past Armed Forces Day, May 15th, Marty and Barbara Huguenin, founders of Emmett’s famous Pop-Up Restaurant on Main Street known as the “Emmett Yacht Club” decided they wanted to do something special for our local veterans. Since Barbara has developed a special taste for a particular sty…

Members of the Emmett VFW Post and the American Legion Post led an honor ceremony Memorial Day morning at the Emmett Cemetary. Full military rites including playing of Taps was presented. VFW Post Commander Muggy Hafen spoke to those assembled about the sacrifice and committed service provid…

Warmer weather is coming and bringing the need to keep hydrated. Every cell in the body depends on water to survive. Water makes up 50 to 70 percent of body weight and is the body’s primary chemical component. For your body to function healthfully water is a necessity. Water plays a role in …

For the third consecutive year, the Emmett Kiwanis Club is hosting a Kids Only Bazaar at the Roy Bowman Memorial Park in downtown Emmett. The event is not just a sale — its a learning experience offered to area youth to learn more about various aspects of business.

I stood on this stage exactly ten years ago giving my high school graduation speech to the class of 2011, and after I finished, I remember feeling a sense of relief knowing that I would never have to stand and speak on this stage again. And here I am today…

Extraordinarily challenging is an understatement for the events of the past year. While we all hope the pandemic is in our rearview mirror, the impacts will be felt for some time. We must turn our focus to academic recovery and how to address the social-emotional impacts of the past several months.

Recently while I was shopping, I noticed a couple that was intently checking the Nutrition Facts Label on items they were considering to purchase and comparing brands to get the best nutritional value. It was encouraging to see the information being put to its intended use.

It’s nice to be getting back to normal life again, even though that normal still feels strange. I am still teaching most of my classes online this semester, but I do have the privilege of teaching one computer science class face-to-face. We have had to social distance and wear masks, but the…

There is a television commercial that is using the tag line: “It’s Your Health” to promote a product with claims to improve well being. There are plenty of accurate sources of information to get healthy and to stay healthy; but in the end, it is each individual’s choice. Covid 19 has been a …

Members of the Emmett community turned out at noon on Monday, June 14, for what has quickly become a tradition in Gem County. With the Emmett Fire Department Honor Guard, an honor troop from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and representatives of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a Pa…

This past Armed Forces Day, May 15th, Marty and Barbara Huguenin, founders of Emmett’s famous Pop-Up Restaurant on Main Street known as the “Emmett Yacht Club” decided they wanted to do something special for our local veterans. Since Barbara has developed a special taste for a particular sty…

In the first year that David Lileks had a girls golf team, he was named top coach in the 4A Souhern Idaho Conference and he’s looking forward to more success with his athletes in the years to come.

Members of the Emmett VFW Post and the American Legion Post led an honor ceremony Memorial Day morning at the Emmett Cemetary. Full military rites including playing of Taps was presented. VFW Post Commander Muggy Hafen spoke to those assembled about the sacrifice and committed service provid…