Idaho Falls, IDPost Register

Take a hike at Hell's Half Acre

Not so long ago — 4,100 years give or take — 20 miles west of Idaho Falls along the Snake River Plain the Earth creaked, cracked, and began to bubble. Lava, burning at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, made its way to the surface. Native American tribes would have been able to watch as flows of lava moved up to 30 miles per hour shaping an already rugged landscape.
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Take advantage of Sunday sun in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) The forecast is calling for sun today in Idaho Falls. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: Especially in the era of COVID-19 restrictions, a novel way to safely engage in the beloved pastime of a shared meal can be hard to find. Why not get creative and meet a friend somewhere pretty with a basketful of snacks and a blanket? Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
Fort Hall, IDPost Register

Sho-Ban Casino Hotel announces Treaty Day fireworks

FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel is pleased to announce it will sponsor the 2021 Treaty Day fireworks celebration on July 2. While the majority of folks will be able to view the fireworks from the surrounding area, the best viewing will be at the Fort Hall Rodeo Grounds.
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This is the cheapest gas in Idaho Falls right now

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Idaho Falls area offering savings of $0.35 per gallon. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Sam's Club at 700 E 17Th St. Regular there was listed at $2.84 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $3.19 at Chevron at 1670 E 17Th St, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.
Idaho Falls,

Local girl recycling cans to raise money to see her siblings

IDAHO FALLS — A local girl with a big wish is asking community members to think twice before throwing away their next soda or beer can. Tasha Holmstead is a 10-year-old living in Idaho Falls, but she has three older step-siblings who live over 1,000 miles away in Oklahoma. Tasha is the only child from her mom’s second marriage, and early on in her life, she grew close to the kids from her mom’s first marriage. But due to the distance and the financial costs it takes to visit her siblings, Holmstead hasn’t seen them in person as much as she would like.
Blackfoot, IDPost Register

Used book sale making big return

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County is big on books. That is clear to see with the number of items that have been donated to the Blackfoot Friends of the Library’s next used book sale, coming up Thursday in the basement of the Blackfoot Public Library. The group conducts the sale twice...

UPDATE: Woman thrown from vehicle during crash near St. Anthony dies

ST. ANTHONY — Air ambulances took two women to the hospital after a rollover crash along U.S. Highway 20 Friday afternoon. The Idaho State Police report in a news release that the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. near mile marker 343 near St. Anthony. At least one of the passengers was ejected in the crash and another taken to the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Idaho Falls,

UPDATE: Man killed after being run over by a pickup truck

IDAHO FALLS — A man is dead after trying to get out of a moving vehicle and being run over Friday afternoon. Idaho Falls Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon said the incident occurred at around 12:15 p.m. near the intersection of Micro Street and Canyon Avenue. Authorities say it appears...
Blackfoot, IDPost Register

Blackfoot summer reading program to begin

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Public Library will be starting its “in-person” summer reading program and story time with registration taking place Monday through Friday, June 14-18, with a fairy tale theme. Magical summer reading fun is planned with story times, adventure days, crafts, prizes, and fun awaiting those who participate....
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Looking back: This week in eastern Idaho history

The numbers for May were in this week in June 1921, and Leo S. Twitchell took honors as the government’s top hunter of predatory animals. Of the state’s five hunters, who killed 143 coyotes, three gray wolves and eight bobcats, Twitchell led the scoreboard with three big wolves, 16 coyotes and a bobcat. “He succeeded in taking a coyote which was making nightly inroads on the flocks of the Blackfoot section,” the newspaper reported. “It is these old ‘killers’ we are especially anxious to get. He also found the carcass of an old male wolf which had been killed with poison earlier in the season. Stockmen report that following his poisoning operations they have seen on the ranges more than 50 dead coyotes.” All was not well, however. “Many men who in the past have been engaged in this work are quitting for the fact that the bounty on furs is not enough to keep them interested and unless more men are engaged, Idaho, it is feared, will again become infested with predatory animals, creating a loss to the stock industry.”
Idaho Falls,

Nonprofit hosting summer movie series at local drive-in theater

IDAHO FALLS – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho is holding movie double features throughout the summer in support of a good cause. The charity is hosting monthly movie nights at the Motor Vu Drive-In in Idaho Falls throughout the summer. These events will feature popular animated films and will be a night of entertainment for the entire family.
Blackfoot, IDPost Register

Plein air art contest takes place

BLACKFOOT – The Bingham Arts Council has started its Plein Air Contest with plans of exceeding last year’s submissions. Members of the community have been invited to share in the festivities. Last year, the amount of submissions was enough to blanket the walls in The Candy Jar’s art gallery. Pieces...

Birds rarely seen in eastern Idaho visit my front yard for the first time in 3 years

After three years of being absent, a flock of about 14 Red crossbills showed up in the four large, cone-laden mixed evergreens in my front yard, with their soft “clip-clip-chip” calls. It did not take them long to discover the sunflower seed feeders in the backyard for an easier meal than breaking open the fir, spruce and pine cones.