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Growing demand on services and perceived need for a consolidation of manpower in a single location has prompted Gem County Fire District #1 to bring a bond levy request to the voters in November. The proposed $5.1 million twenty-year bond would finance the construction of a new facility that…

Emmett business woman Marta Henry will fill a six-year term on the Emmett’s Joint Planning Commission beginning this month. Henry was sworn into the position at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting by Mayor Gordon Petrie. Henry fills a recently resigned position.

The student sharing arrangement between the Emmett School District and the Payette River Technical Academy has been extended for one year. Action taken by the boards of both Emmett education entities last week has revived the professional services agreement that expired on June 30 through Ju…

A new addition to the 2019 Gem/Boise County Rodeo was the introduction of a Sweethearts of the Rodeo event that was designed to encourage future participation in the Rodeo Royalty program. The non-horse competition was for young girls, ages four to nine.

In April, three Emmett firefighters attended a car seat installation class offered in Meridian. The training, three days of intensive classes taught the techs how to properly install and verify the proper installation of children’s car seats. Currently, we have four certified Car Seat Techs …

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It has been nearly four years since the Emmett girls soccer team has tasted victory. Since rejoining the 4A classification three years ago the Huskies have gone 0-49-1 on the pitch with a scoreless tie against Skyview on Sept. 15, 2016.

The Emmett American Legion baseball program is giving back to Emmett High School for years of being able to use Pat Daniels Memorial Field for its summer program. With the help of local businesses and Legion baseball supporters, and some of its alumni, the program is currently funding improv…

It’s been a few seasons in its development, but the Emmett High boys soccer team is starting to feel some momentum and the potential to return to levels of success it has enjoyed in the past.

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The Emmett American Legion baseball team concluded its season last weekend with a top-four finish at the State Legion ‘A’ Division Championship in Burley. The team celebrated with a photo posing with the family and supporters who traveled to Burley for the five days of competition. The Blue …

If the first two years are any indication, the Cory Holm Memorial Heart and Hustle Softball Tournament may be looking for additional space to play in the future. The second annual event concluded August 4 with an increased field of teams, playing at three locations in Emmett, and crowning a …

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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…

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 …

“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…

Enjoy a special night out with this rare opportunity to meet and hear from a WWII veteran who is also passionate about horses. Hidden Hollow Horse Rescue invites you to savor a locally-sourced, gourmet dinner, play the raffle or bid in their auction to win firearms, an African Safari, origin…

“Well that about tears it!” said Steve, twitching his walrus moustache. “How do they expect a guy to get by when they tell him what to do and to send money and re-up every dang thing in your billfold. It ain’t right!”

My son called out from the back of the van, “Dad, you need to go faster. Everyone is passing us.”

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 …

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Growing demand on services and perceived need for a consolidation of manpower in a single location has prompted Gem County Fire District #1 to bring a bond levy request to the voters in November. The proposed $5.1 million twenty-year bond would finance the construction of a new facility that…

Emmett business woman Marta Henry will fill a six-year term on the Emmett’s Joint Planning Commission beginning this month. Henry was sworn into the position at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting by Mayor Gordon Petrie. Henry fills a recently resigned position.

The student sharing arrangement between the Emmett School District and the Payette River Technical Academy has been extended for one year. Action taken by the boards of both Emmett education entities last week has revived the professional services agreement that expired on June 30 through Ju…

A new addition to the 2019 Gem/Boise County Rodeo was the introduction of a Sweethearts of the Rodeo event that was designed to encourage future participation in the Rodeo Royalty program. The non-horse competition was for young girls, ages four to nine.

In April, three Emmett firefighters attended a car seat installation class offered in Meridian. The training, three days of intensive classes taught the techs how to properly install and verify the proper installation of children’s car seats. Currently, we have four certified Car Seat Techs …