The future of the Gem County Recreation District swimming pool in the Emmett City Park became a little more clear at the June 19 meeting of the GCRD Board. Architect Bill Slabaugh presented more definitive designs for the pool replacements and cost estimates for the pools and the new pool house.

The Emmett Independent School District with the assistance of the Idaho School Board Association is accelerating its search for a new superintendent. The ISBA, under contract with the Emmett Board, opened its search process last week advertising the open position and setting a deadline of Ju…

For more than a decade, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards has been producing grapes for award winning wines at its hillside location in the southeast corner of Gem County. This fall, the vineyard and tasting room will add the dimensions of being a producing winery as well.

On June 1, the 2018-2019 Cub Scout Bear Den of Troop 323 completed a Community Service Project for the Emmett Public Library through the instruction of their Den Leader Kristen Seitz, Webelos Den Leader Tim Seitz and Cub Scout Mom Mrs. Romero. The scouts removed an area of grass in front of …

We’re lucky here in the west to have so many acres of public land. Southern Gem County is made up by hundreds of acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. Recently some local groups have been cleaning up messes left on those public lands. Thank you, to those who helped and volunteered t…

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After a month-long search, a new camp host is now in residence on Horsethief Reservoir’s east side. For campers, this means the three east side campgrounds – Horsethief Creek, Trout Landing and Beaver Tail – are open for business just in time for the July 4th holiday.

With June here and lots of sunny days ahead, it is a good time to begin planning extended fishing trips to your favorite summer fishing destinations. One backcountry destination that has grown popular in recent years, particularly with kokanee salmon anglers, is Deadwood Reservoir in Central…

Racing has been in Jerry Davis’s blood for a long time. It was apparently contagious as he has passed it on to his two boys.

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Emmett freshman Landon Helms continued collecting gold medals last week, this time at the national level. Helms won both the 110 meter hurdles and the pole vault in the freshman division at the New Balance National Outdoors track and field in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Valley of Plenty Quilters 36th annual Quilt Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Emmett Middle School, 301 E 4th St. The Starburst Raffle Quilt is currently being displayed at Key Bank in Emmett. You can purchase raffle tickets at the bank as well as from club members. The S…

The Emmett Masonic Lodge recently presented $30 vouchers to the upcoming Cherry Festival carnival to a number of Emmett youth for excelling in a reading contest. Students from Shadow Butte, Carberry and Sweet elementary schools booked thousands of verified hours of reading with top readers r…

We are so excited to see everyone again! The Emmett Farmers Market opening day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 1.  Josephine Spicer will entertain us with her lovely singing voice as you do your shopping at the market.

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) in Emmett will hold a fundraiser at the Gem Artisans and Treasures Affair, 10 a.m. — 5 p.m., Gem County Fairgrounds in the Commercial Building. The Emmett chapter P.E.O. will be among the booths at the monthly bazaar, featuring grapevine wreath…

You have to look for the schism, Jasper said to himself out at the woodpile. He put another chunk of firewood up on the splitting block and took a look at the checking cracks that ran part way through the circles of age rings.

This coming Saturday, I’ll probably be right here in New Mexico. Well, most of me will. But my heart and my wishes and part of my soul will be many miles from here, up in Anchorage, Alaska.

We were in New York one summer, a long way from our home in Idaho, when it happened. Our little four-year-old daughter, Elliana, broke her arm on a trampoline. Doctors often say that trampolines are one of the most dangerous inventions ever made, at least for children. But in this case, she …

It had been a long day of work, and it was late and dark on a winter evening, when I left my office. When I got to my little pickup, I found it covered with snow and ice. I unlocked it and started it so it would warm up while I scraped the windows. I chipped away the snow and ice, then stepp…

The last of the geese went by the other day. The late ones. The big dark geese. Headed south noisily.

The future of the Gem County Recreation District swimming pool in the Emmett City Park became a little more clear at the June 19 meeting of the GCRD Board. Architect Bill Slabaugh presented more definitive designs for the pool replacements and cost estimates for the pools and the new pool house.

The Emmett Independent School District with the assistance of the Idaho School Board Association is accelerating its search for a new superintendent. The ISBA, under contract with the Emmett Board, opened its search process last week advertising the open position and setting a deadline of Ju…

For more than a decade, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards has been producing grapes for award winning wines at its hillside location in the southeast corner of Gem County. This fall, the vineyard and tasting room will add the dimensions of being a producing winery as well.

On June 1, the 2018-2019 Cub Scout Bear Den of Troop 323 completed a Community Service Project for the Emmett Public Library through the instruction of their Den Leader Kristen Seitz, Webelos Den Leader Tim Seitz and Cub Scout Mom Mrs. Romero. The scouts removed an area of grass in front of …

Significant February snowstorms coupled with a cool, wet spring resulted in below-average survival rates for radio collared mule deer fawns, but it had less effect on collared elk calves, according to the final survival estimates for the 2018-19 winter.