Man who pleaded guilty to string of burglaries sentenced to probation, community service
PARIS — A man who pleaded guilty to one felony charge has been ordered to serve probation and complete community service. Kenny Neil Hansen, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary after reaching a plea agreement with the Bear Lake County Prosecutor’s Office, court records show. In exchange, two additional counts of the same charge were dismissed.
Police: Drunken driver arrested after hitting pedestrian with vehicle in local town
MONTPELIER — A 50-year-old local woman was recently arrested after police say she struck a pedestrian with her vehicle in Montpelier while driving drunk. Shelley Taunia Epstein of Montpelier has been charged with one count of felony aggravated driving under the influence following a Montpelier Police Department investigation, according to police and court records the Idaho State Journal recently obtained. Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Washington Street...
Bear Lake girls basketball ends years of struggles with first state title in a quarter century
NAMPA — Saydee Shaul had been waiting years for the moment. The Bear Lake High junior guard was far from the only one. The once long-struggling program ended a 25-year state championship drought with a 41-35 win over North Fremont Saturday in the Class 2A final at the Ford Idaho Center. It’s the second state title in program history and the first since 1999. ...
Local wrestlers vie for state tournament bids
This last Wednesday, seven teams made up of nearly one hundred wrestlers gathered at Bear Lake High School to compete in the 2A/1A District V wrestling tournament. Wrestlers from Aberdeen, Bear Lake, Grace, Malad, North Gem, Soda Springs and West Side high schools would put their seasons on the line in an effort to qualify for the 2024 Idaho State Wrestling Tournament.
Something bugging you? Bear Lake Mosquito Control can help
Since 2013, Rich and Amy Kearl have owned and operated Bear Lake Mosquito Control LLC. They specialize in spiders, insects and rodent treatments as well as being the local authority on mosquito abatement and control.
Lip Sync Contest better than ever at Bear Lake High School
MONTPELIER — Every year, the students and staff at Bear Lake High School take time out of their busy schedules to practice, perform and compete in a lip sync contest. This year’s contest happened in the middle of BLHS’s Winter Fest, a week of dress-up days, fun activities and mental health awareness.
Dayton, February 20 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Bear Lake High School basketball team will have a game with West Side High School on February 20, 2024, 20:00:00 CST.
STATE CHAMPIONS: Grace, Bear Lake and Snake River girls basketball teams prove they're best in Idaho with state title victories
NAMPA — The Grace, Bear Lake and Snake River girls basketball teams made Southeast Idaho proud on Saturday by all winning state championships in their respective classifications at the Ford Idaho Center. It’s the first time District V has had multiple state champions in three years and the third time since 2019. The three state champs are the most the area has had since 1986. The Grace Grizzlies defeated Lapwai...
TJ's Appliance finds success serving customers in Montpelier and beyond
MONTPELIER — A well-known Montpelier appliance store has found success in helping people from as far away as Utah with their appliance needs. TJ Chaffin, the owner of TJ's Appliance, said his business has been well received by people in Montpelier and beyond. "I've had people like my work enough that they refer me to people in Salt Lake City," he said. "I'm just trying to provide a good service." ...
Bear Lake sending 10 wrestlers to state tournament in Pocatello
Bear Lake High School is sending a total of 10 wrestlers to this weekend’s Idaho State Wrestling Tournament in Pocatello. On the boys’ side, seniors Titan Earley (182) and Matthew Goosetrey (220) wrestled their way to 2A 5th District championships last Wednesday, while sophomore Jayce Farmer (285) placed second at districts.
(Video) – Bear Lake boys hosting Soda Springs
The Bear Lake boys will be trying to shake off a lopsided loss to the West Side Pirates as they host the Soda Springs Cardinals as part of the district tournament on Saturday night. Join the SVI-4 Crew for a 7 p.m. tip-time as they bring you the game both...
Shelley, Snake River, Bear Lake, and Grace Celebrate Girls Basketball State Championships
NAMPA, Idaho (KIFI) - It was a weekend to remember for four local girls basketball teams in the Boise area, because Shelley, Snake River, Bear Lake, and Grace all brought home state titles. Shelley was dominant all season, completing a perfect 25-0 season Saturday night to win its first 4A...
Today the gas price is close to $2.88 in Montpelier as of 2024-02-17. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.282, a week ago the price is $3.183 , according to AAA.
Bear Lake cheerleaders named academic state champions
It’s been quite a year for the Bear Lake cheerleaders. Not only did they earn three spots at the state cheer competition as well as winning the district cheer champion title, but they also earned the 2A 2023-2024 Winter Sports Academic State Champions Award.
Bear Lake boys basketball team vying for district title
The Bear Lake boys basketball team went into the 2A 5th District Tournament as the No. 1 seed with a 6-2 conference record. Their two conference losses were to West Side, losing in OT and then losing by 5. The first game for the Bears was Feb. 13 against Malad....
STATE ROUNDUP: Grace and Bear Lake girls basketball teams both move on to the next round
The Grace High School girls basketball team sent a message on the first day of the state tournament. That it is the team to beat.
Playlist for the GOP caucus – Cache Valley Daily
A couple years ago, when the Ukraine/Russia conflict/war broke out, I composed a playlist for Putin (ISJ April 15, 2022). I get the feeling he did not bother to read it. For me, music answers just about every question, conflict or need for motivation and inspiration. So, why not put together a playlist for the upcoming Idaho Republican Presidential Caucus. It is to be held across the state on March 2, 2024 at various locations, sponsored by your local county central committees with support from the IDGOP.
Bear Lake Watch announces new executive director
ST. CHARLES, Idaho — A new leader has been named for the organization overseeing Utah's "Caribbean of the Rockies" — Bear Lake. Bear Lake Watch, which was founded in 1994 as a nonprofit community organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the lake, has announced Bear Lake resident Brady Long will serve as executive director.
Savor the Flavor: 4 Must-Try Burgers in Garden City
In this article, we're exploring four must-try burgers in Garden City. Have you had the chance to taste any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
(Video) – Bear Lake Bears host Malad for post-season action
The journey to the State Tournament begins as the Bear Lake Bears host the Malad Dragons on Tuesday night. Join the SVI-4 Crew as they bring you the game scheduled for 7 p.m. right here and via the radio in The Wave in the Montpelier, Idaho area. Online audio of...