Governor Brad Little has chosen to hold his first “Capital for a Day” event since becoming Idaho’s 33rd Governor in his hometown of Emmett.

Lillie Payne, owner and operator of Tom’s Cabin Cafe, presented a check of $1,400 to the Emmett VFW Post 4900. The check represents the profit made from the St. Patrick’s Day Annual Fundraiser.

The Emmett Women’s Choir will present its annual Spring Concert, 7 p.m., April 30 in the atrium at Emmett High School. With an emphasis on the “Melodies of Spring” the concert is also serving as a charitable fund raiser. This year the proceeds will be directed to The Guest House, a free clot…

Warmer weather means that could potentially see more flood conditions along the Payette River. Please remember that rivers are dangerous particularly during spring runoff and flooding conditions. With the speed, volume and temperature of water coming down the river, even shallow water can be…

In March 2019, 24 homes sold in Gem County, up 33.0 percent from March 2018. This left 39 new and existing/resale homes available for sale at the end of the month, down 4.9 percent from a year ago.

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They may be underclassmen but sophomore Lacy Yates and freshman Landon Helms led the Emmett Huskies efforts in an elite field Saturday at the Nike Boise Relays at Dona Larsen Park. Each not only won their specialties, they each also erased Emmett High records in their respective events.

When Rich Hargitt decided about a year ago to accept the head football coaching position at Emmett High, moving his young family across country from South Carolina, he felt he was making a decision for his family and not just for football.

Nearly 400 Emmett youngsters are currently playing spring soccer on the fields at the Gem Island Sports Complex. While the soccer program is underway, registrations for tball, kickball, baseball and softball are continuing through this week.

The Huskies took only five athletes to the Idaho State 4A track and field championships last spring. Four of those elite performers return this season for coach Jim Hines and they will be joined on the track and in the pits by an infusion of young talent that has the veteran coach excited.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is using “green” power, but not where you might expect it. Mule deer bucks currently roaming the backcountry are sporting solar-powered ear tags that allow biologists to track their movements without worrying about draining a battery in a telemetry collar.

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Thirty-two Emmett High students were inducted into the EHS Honor Society in March. The latest induction ceremony brings membership in the organization to 79.

Emmett senior Monte Zufelt took home the coveted title of Mr. Marvelous in the annual fundraiser for Project Graduation last Tuesday in a pageant held at the Emmett Middle School. Zufelt is flanked here by (on the left) Prince award winner Kimball Helms and Duke award recipient Eric Cruz. Na…

One of Gem County’s older seniors who still loves to paint is 99-year old Grace Tilley. She loves birds and loves to paint horses. Many of the residents of Apple Valley have her horse paintings on their walls.

The Valley of Plenty Quilters presented a $ 500 charity donation to Rose Advocates on Valentine’s day, Feb. 14. Pictured left are Toni Judy, Rose Advocates; Nancy Puccio, current President of Valley of Plenty Quilters; and Ellie Alsoufi also of Rose Advocates.

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.

Justin, a young man who was a friend with our daughter, learned that we had a pond stocked with fish. In the fall, the water is cut out of the canal that feeds the pond, so we have to catch all the fish out of it. Justin asked if he could come help with that task. I told my daughter it would…

Governor Brad Little has chosen to hold his first “Capital for a Day” event since becoming Idaho’s 33rd Governor in his hometown of Emmett.

Lillie Payne, owner and operator of Tom’s Cabin Cafe, presented a check of $1,400 to the Emmett VFW Post 4900. The check represents the profit made from the St. Patrick’s Day Annual Fundraiser.

The Emmett Women’s Choir will present its annual Spring Concert, 7 p.m., April 30 in the atrium at Emmett High School. With an emphasis on the “Melodies of Spring” the concert is also serving as a charitable fund raiser. This year the proceeds will be directed to The Guest House, a free clot…

Two soon-to-be graduates, who each etched their name in the EHS sports record books during their high school careers, signed national Letters of Intent last week to continue their educations in college.

Warmer weather means that could potentially see more flood conditions along the Payette River. Please remember that rivers are dangerous particularly during spring runoff and flooding conditions. With the speed, volume and temperature of water coming down the river, even shallow water can be…