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Softball roundup from Bear Lake tourney

On June 16-18, the city of Montpelier was flooded with girls’ softball players. Forty-nine teams participated in the 24th annual Bear Lake Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament. Teams traveled to the valley from locations throughout Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Bear Lake had six local teams participate in the tournament, including...
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Minnetonka Cave open for the summer

Minnetonka Cave in Caribou National Forest has opened for its summer season. Dellene Rigby, area cave manager at Minnetonka Cave, explained the cave was first discovered in the early 1900s by a man who shot a grouse that fell into the cave. “As he went down to get the grouse, he felt the cold air coming up from the cave,” she said. ...

Jason Christensen of KM Ranch gives back with music

This year’s Music in the Park in Paris is slated to be a high-talent affair, says organizer and sponsor Jason Christensen. The show’s lineup features bluegrass whizzes Gibbsarippin’, and headliner Jordan Matthew Young. “Getting Jordan here is a big deal,” said Christensen (no relation to Phillip on...

Family and VFW honor Spanish War vet Robinson

Several generations of descendants gathered in the Montpelier cemetery on June 23, to honor the gravesite of George G. Robinson. Robinson fought in the Spanish American War, and was laid to rest in Montpelier in 1946. Robinson was born in Wanship, UT, in 1877. After his service in the war,...

Out of the Past

Thomas Jones the father of Mr. A.W. Jones of this city died at his home in Logan, Utah, last week after a long and useful life. He was born in Halesoweh, England, on the 16th of September, 1822, and accordingly had passed the 74th mile stone of his life some months ago. It is 55 years since he joined the Mormon Church and those years have been spent in faithful, honest efforts to please his Creator, and to fulfil his mission on earth in a way that would win God’s smile and approbation.

From the Editor

This is a big week and weekend in the valley, with the various Fourth of July festivities and a crowd descending to enjoy them. A large portion of these events are possible only with the time and generosity of a large number of donors, volunteers, and community organizations. Montpelier Rotary...
Gephardt Daily

3.0 magnitude earthquake shakes southeast Idaho

BEAR LAKE COUNTY, Idaho, June 22, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A 3.0 magnitude earthquake rattled southeast Idaho on Tuesday. The quake happened at 10:22 a.m. eight miles north northwest of Georgetown, according to data from the U.S Geological Survey website. Georgetown is a farming community of about 600 residents. It is located about 18 miles northeast of Logan.

Amasa McKay Rich

Amasa McKay Rich 10/29/1925 - 06/15/2022 Amasa McKay Rich, or Kay since he never cared that much for his given name, passed away on June 15, 2022. The cause of death was a stroke and his age. Kay was born October 29, 1925 in Paris, Idaho to Daniel C. Rich and Annie Stucki Rich, one of ten children. Kay grew up in the Bear Lake Valley working on the family farm, attending school, and developing an abiding affection for his place of birth.

Bear Lake's low water levels may limit boat ramp access

While recent rains and cool weather have lessened the impacts of drought across Utah, boat launch accessibility at Bear Lake still remains a concern. Bear Lake water levels have been declining, due to extended drought and water allocation from the lake for crop irrigation. As Bear Lake water levels continue to drop through the summer, the Idaho Bear Lake State Park said in a recent Facebook post that the park may have to close all boat ramps on Idaho’s side of the lake.

Elene Clara Orr Monroe – Cache Valley Daily

Elene Clara Orr Monroe, 73, of Bulhl Idaho, passed away at home on June 19, 2022. She was born on April 20,1949 in Montpelier Idaho, to Vyrin King Orr and Dora Josephine Lewis Orr. In 1967, she married Terry Humpherys and together they had 4 children; Todd, Jeff, Michelle and...

Idaho driver crashes into river at Logan Canyon, authorities say

An 18-year-old piloted a pickup into the Logan River while driving in Logan Canyon on Monday morning, authorities say. According to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cade Brenchley, the Bloomington woman was driving northbound in the canyon when she failed to effectively navigate a turn. She drove onto the shoulder, over-corrected twice and drove upright in the river, Brenchley said.

BLSD Board report

Bear Lake School District business manager Joey Probst reported to board members at their regular meeting on June 15 that the 2022-2023 school district budget is “in the realm where it should be.” He explained that there is a small surplus going into the upcoming school year, whereas the budget for the 2021-2022 began with a deficit.

Milestone birthdays for Wayne Keetch and Vaughn Pugmire

All are invited to the birthday events of two of Bear Lake’s finest. Wayne Keetch is turning 80 and will have a celebration at St. Charles Bowery, the picnic area just south of the church, on Friday, July 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open-house style, relaxed and informal.

Montpelier City Council minutes, June 1

Councilmember Dan Fisher moved to approve and pay bills in the amount of $41,893.27, with $28,833.65 being payroll and $13,005.62 being miscellaneous bills. Councilmember Bobb Leonhardt seconded. The voting was unanimous in the affirmative. Steve Sparks – Beautification. Steve Sparks, along with several of his neighbors, was present to...

The Cokeville Miracle: A Must Watch

What is the Cokeville Miracle? Amazon Prime recently ran a movie on the miracle in Cokeville. This is a true story and very inspiring. If you have not seen it, I would recommend you do. This article was reproduced with permission from Credits can be found at By:...
Idaho State Journal

Virgil and Cheryl Johnson celebrate 50th anniversary

Virgil and Cheryl Johnson met at Fielding High School where Cheryl kept hitting Virg on the head with books to get his attention, as his locker was below hers. After graduation, Virg went into the Air Force and Cheryl went to college at Cedar City and Utah State, where she graduated with a degree in home economics education. When Virg got back from the Air Force, they reunited outside of the Montpelier Pool Hall, where they ran into each other.