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Mackay graduation set for May 16

Mackay High School's 19 graduates receive their diplomas at commencement on Monday, May 19. Graduation begins at 7 p.m. in the gym. Valedictorian Trinity Seefried and Salutatorian Kaytlyn Winters address their classmates during the celebration. Teacher Kerry Simmons, who has been the class of 2022's adviser since they were in...
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Mackay gets grant for new trees at business park

Three more trees will be planted at the Oscar Worneck Business Park in Mackay with money the city was awarded for an Arbor Day grant from the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association. Mackay received a $300 grant and had to provide a $75 match, according to Ann Bates with the...
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CONNELLY: Frenchman’s Cabin a relic of the Old West

The Big Desert generally encompasses an area stretching from Blackfoot to Arco, extending west to Craters of the Moon and east towards Roberts. The area has a remarkable history, featuring stories of stage robberies, horse rustling, immigrant camps, and a variety of historical places. One of the few well preserved...
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Obituary: Arlo Lott JR

Arlo Garth Lott, Jr, 41, also known as JR, returned to his final home on Easter Sunday after a fall while rappelling in Southern Utah. He was born in Arco, Idaho, the youngest child of Arlo, Sr and Kathi Bybee Lott. He was a unique spirit filled with an unquenchable thirst for life. He is survived by his 3 children; Waylon Drake, Abigail Joy and Emily Kathryn, his parents and 4 siblings; Andy, Michelle, Eric, and Spencer.
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Prototype mobile nuclear reactor OKd for INL

BOISE — The U.S. Department of Defense plans to build an advanced mobile nuclear microreactor prototype at the Idaho National Laboratory near Arco. The Project Pele plan calls for building the reactor and reactor fuel outside of Idaho and assembling and operating the reactor at the lab in Idaho. The decision follows a two-volume, 600-page environmental impact statement that includes public comments evaluating alternatives for building and operating a gas-cooled microreactor that could produce 1 to 5 megawatts of power.

Wilma Peck Mays

Wilma Irene Peck Mays, 102, passed away peacefully at the Homestead Assisted Living Center in Rexburg, Idaho, on Friday, April 29, 2022. She was born on October 22, 1919, in Clyde, Idaho to Charles LaRoy Peck and May Belle Burton Peck Higgins. Wilma was raised in Clyde where she attended school in a one-room schoolhouse before attending high school in Arco. She spent all but the last few years in the Little Lost River Valley that she loved.
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Custer County Coroner: Charlotte Wells

Studying anthropology as an undergraduate got Charlotte Wells interested in identifying remains and learning about faunal analysis of bones, which is how bones are determined to be human or animal. Those anthropology classes at Idaho State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and then a master’s degree...
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Forest Service offices reopen to public

Salmon-Challis Forest offices reopened to the public on April 25, about two years after closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lobbies of the offices in Challis, Mackay, Salmon, North Fork and Leadore are again open for walk-in visitors weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. With Arbor Day falling...

Mackay Fish Hatchery Pole Building

Sealed proposals will be received by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 600 South Walnut, PO Box 25, Boise, Idaho 83707, until 2:00 p.m., prevailing local time, on May 10, 2022 for DFG Project No. 2022-112, Mackay Hatchery Pole Building. Bids mailed to the PO Box must arrive before 7:00 a.m. on the above date.
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Jensen, Darlene

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Moore Stake Center, 3100 N 3350 W, Moore, ID. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93, Arco, ID and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Darlene 8/27/1932 - 4/15/2022Jensen.
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Sheriff's report

12:41 p.m. Challis ambulance volunteers assisted an injured person on River Run Road. 11:22 a.m. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office received a report that property in Moore was damaged. 11:38 a.m. A disturbance was reported on U.S. Highway 93 near Mackay. 1:30 p.m. Challis ambulance volunteers responded to a...
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Nuclear planes and wiener roasts

There is a persistent urban myth that there exists an airstrip four miles long in the Arco desert. While that strip does not exist, it is understandable why people think it does given that the project it was intended for seems so insane — a nuclear-powered airplane. Just about anyone with even a passing knowledge of the INL site knows about the two large reactors parked south of US-26 next to EBR-1. They are vestiges of the failed 1950s Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion (ANP) Program.
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Blattner, Stanley

Funeral Services have been changed to Butte County High School in Arco and will be held Friday, April 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the school. Interment will be in the Arco Cemetery. Stanley 1/28/1965 - 4/9/2022Blattner.

7 Idaho Locations With A Crazy History Behind Them

Idaho has some interesting history. We found some places around Idaho that have some interesting, some of them horrific, stories associated with them. These camps were housing for Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was one of the largest ones in the country. You can still go and check them out. There is a lot of history behind it and it is crazy that it wasn't that long ago something like that happened here.

ISP investigating weekend fatality crash near Arco

ARCO, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Idaho State Police are investigating a fatality crash that happened early Saturday morning near the town of Arco. ISP says a 57-year-old man was driving southbound when he crossed over the center line and went off the left shoulder, struck a stop sign and rolled the vehicle before coming to rest upright on the left shoulder.