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  • REVIEW: ‘Me, Myself and I’ captures some of that ‘Wonder Years’ magicREVIEW: ‘Me, Myself and I’ captures some of that ‘Wonder Years’ magic

    Kevin Arnold was one of my first role models. The protagonist of “The Wonder Years”, a show I grew up watching and still love to this day, was a kid not unlike myself. Sometimes he was cool. Other times, painfully awkward. But mostly, he was just trying to navigate the stream of life without getting washed away by the current. Kevin’s travails made me hope that I could best my own struggles and successfully woo my own Winnie Cooper. I felt that familiar hopeful, inspired feeling watching the new show “Me, Myself and I”. This series follows Alex, a nerdy kid who grows up to be an inventor, as he navigates the rises and falls of life. The show drops in at three points in his life, in junior high school (played by Jack Dylan Grazer), at forty years old (Bobby Moynihan), and in his sixties (John Larroquette). The show is at times funny, touching and inspiring. And it’s always relatable. Like “The Wonder Years”, “Me. Myself and I” revolves around Alex’s relationships with women. The show opens with current-day Alex walking in on his wife cheating on him. The revelation leaves him reeling, and living with his long-time best friend, Darryl (Jaleel White). This brings up memories of Nori, the girl he loved in junior high, and whom he crosses paths again at 65. This relationship leavens the show with romance and nostalgia. In the premiere episode, Alex upchucks a mint into Nori’s mouth. Despite that, they remain friends, and Alex burns a candle for her his whole life. When they run into one another again, he is immediately smitten again, although she’s involved with someone else. This element provides the show with laughs and a need to see these two crazy kids end up together. Courtesy CBS There’s also Alex’s relationship with his daughter, Abby (Kelen Coleman), who grows up to be her father’s handler. It’s more like that of a manager and client, although young Abby and 40-year-old Alex enjoy a loving father/daughter relationship. And there’s the adversarial thing going on between Alex and Darryl’s wife, Wendy (Tia Mowry-Hardrict). The frustrate each other, but the obviously love each other, too. To make all these relationships work and have weight, the actor have to be spot-on. And they are. Highlights are Grazer, who is outstanding as young Alex. White is also a blast as Darryl.And all the scenes featuring Larroquette and Sharon Lawrence (who play older Nori) are delightful. Moynihan also shines, as a guy looking for inspiration and trying to find himself. It’s a relatable, likable character who you can’t help but cheer for. Moynihan is goofy, funny, and just arrogant enough to make you believe that he seems over his head. And the fact that he’s likable yet struggling makes you pull for him. Kinda like Kevin Arnold on “The Wonder Years.” Bottom line: “Me, Myself and I” is my favorite new show of the Fall 2017 TV season. It’s a perfect mix of funny, nostalgic, bittersweet and hopeful. It hits you right in that sweet spot where you long to laugh and cry with the characters you’re watching. If you give this show a chance, you may find yourself caught up in its magic. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. The post REVIEW: ‘Me, Myself and I’ captures some of that ‘Wonder Years’ magic appeared first on East Idaho News.

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  • Clark Gilbert formally installed as president of BYU-PathwayClark Gilbert formally installed as president of BYU-Pathway

    Courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The following is a news release from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. SALT LAKE CITY — Inauguration ceremonies were held in Salt Lake City Thursday night for the first president of BYU–Pathway Worldwide. It’s the newest institution of higher education owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hundreds of people gathered in the Conference Center Theater on Temple Square in Salt Lake City as Clark G. Gilbert was formally installed as the first president of BYU–Pathway by President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. President Nelson said, “I formally install you as president of BYU–Pathway Worldwide and confer upon you the authority, the prerogatives, the responsibility and the challenges associated with this high office and charge you to go forward in leading this new organization to heights of honor, achievement and recognition.” The inauguration was also carried on a live feed to hundreds of BYU–Pathway locations in 77 nations to give the thousands of students who have taken BYU–Pathway-related courses this year an opportunity to participate in the event. Courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Nelson said, “The creation of BYU‒Pathway Worldwide brings an innovative approach to education — one unique to the Church Educational System and to the world. Because many students cannot go to CES campuses, PathwayConnect has found a way to take the CES experience to the students.” As president of Brigham Young University–Idaho, President Gilbert was instrumental in the creation of the Pathway program that began in 2009 with 50 students at pilot sites in Idaho, Arizona and New York. “It is altogether fitting that Clark Gilbert should lead the people of BYU–Pathway Worldwide as their first president,” said Elder Kim B. Clark of the Seventy, Church Commissioner of Education. More than 38,000 students have been enrolled in programs affiliated with BYU–Pathway Worldwide in 2017. Leaders of the Church announced the creation of BYU–Pathway in February, making it the Church’s fifth institution of higher education. The other schools owned and operated by the Church include Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah; Brigham Young University–Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho; Brigham Young University–Hawaii in Laie, Hawaii; and LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. The presidents of those schools attended the inauguration. President Gilbert said the core of BYU–Pathway will continue to be the PathwayConnect program, which provides a one-year, affordable on-ramp to college education for students who are unable to attend a Church school. In addition, the school coordinates the Church Educational System online higher education certificate and degree programs. “I encourage each person, regardless of age, to continue to learn,” said President Nelson. “Pursue whatever path will be most valuable to you and your family. You will be blessed as you do this. You will grow academically, professionally and spiritually as you seek to enhance your education.” The post Clark Gilbert formally installed as president of BYU-Pathway appeared first on East Idaho News.

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  • SCHIESS: The Trumpeters return to eastern IdahoSCHIESS: The Trumpeters return to eastern Idaho

    Bill Schiess, EastIdahoNews.com Making my way out to the wood pile for some fuel to take the chill off the house took almost an hour as the night sounds coming from the sky turned my attention upwards. The temptation to sit in the lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of migrating large flocks of waterfowl was too hard to resist. The trips to the wood pile has become more of an excuse rather than a necessity during late October and early November especially just before or after a storm. Sandhill cranes were the first of the big birds to head south. Then came the high flying and non-stopping snow geese and Tundra swans. Bill Schiess, EastIdahoNews.com But my favorite are the non-political trumpeting of the Trumpeter swan as they migrate from above the Arctic Circle and Yellowstone National Park to winter in the Upper Snake River Valley. Unlike the other big birds, Trumpeters do not migrate in large flocks, but in family or extended family groups. Over the last three weeks the Trumpeters have been seen gathering on area ponds while others have been going out in area fields to eat their favorite winter food – frozen rotten potatoes. From 30 to 100 have been coming into a field along Poleline Road on the hill just south of Rexburg. Adults and cygnets (gray bodied birds) can be observed digging and eating their Thanksgiving delicacies a little early. Last week on a trip to some ponds west of Roberts, I watched a mixed bag of waterfowl on a pond half covered with thin ice. Lounging on the ice was an interesting pair of Trumpeters; one with normal black feet and the other with yellow feet – a rare case of leucism. Bill Schiess, EastIdahoNews.com Leucism is an abnormal condition in some birds and animals that prevent pigment being deposited in parts of the skin of the individual. Leucistic trumpeters are hatched white with pink feet and bill instead of the usual gray plumage, feet and bill. The rare color phase causes the swan to remain white their entire life while the legs and bills turn yellow at adulthood. Several studies have indicated that the Trumpeters that summer in Yellowstone Park area have a higher degree of leucism than the ones from Alaska and Canada. Trumpeters have a long life span, living between 15 to 25 years. In captivity they can live up to 32 years. Bill Schiess, EastIdahoNews.com The Upper Snake River Valley hosts a large population of Trumpeter swans during the winter. The Teton River west of Driggs, the Henrys Fork of the Snake River from St. Anthony to Island Park and the fields around Rexburg hold about a 1000 Trumpeters each winter. Deer Parks Wildlife Management fields and private fields near the “R” Mountain have had from 1,000 to 1,500 feed on the unharvested grain and corn there as well as the potatoes. A day trip to these areas could reward you with sights and sounds of these beautiful graceful birds or an excuse to get outside after dark may treat you to a sound that would rival a symphony. Just before the rain storm invaded the area this week, while sitting in the dark I listened to snow geese, Tundra and Trumpeter swans flying over while a Great-horned owl joined the chorus. It sure beat the political battles on TV. Bill Schiess, EastIdahoNews.com The post SCHIESS: The Trumpeters return to eastern Idaho appeared first on East Idaho News.

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  • WEATHER & ROADS: It’s a sunny fall dayWEATHER & ROADS: It’s a sunny fall day

    The Pine Creek area on Idaho Highway 31 IDAHO FALLS — No major weather advisories are being reported in eastern Idaho as of noon Saturday, Nov. 18. Saturday’s Forecast: Idaho Falls, Rigby and Rexburg It’ll be mostly sunny today with highs of 33 to 40 degrees and light winds of 10 to 15 mph. The winds will decrease slightly at night with lows of 14 to 21 degrees. Pocatello, Chubbuck and Blackfoot It’ll be sunny today with highs of 33 to 42 degrees and light winds of 10 to 15 mph. It’ll be clear at night with lows of 17 to 24 degrees and decreasing winds. Dubois, St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs, and Victor It’ll be mostly sunny today with highs of 27 to 34 degrees. It’ll be cloudy at night with lows of 11 to 18 degrees. Arco, Challis, and Mackay It’ll be mostly sunny today with highs of 29 to 38 degrees. It’ll be cloudy at night with lows of 11 to 18 degrees. Henry, Soda Springs, Downey, and Lava Hot Springs It’ll be mostly sunny today with highs of 30 to 38 degrees. It’ll be cloudy at night with lows of 10 to 20 mph. Road Report: The following highways are listed in fair condition due to icy patches: U.S. Highway 26 between Ririe and Alpine, Wyoming Idaho Highway 31 between Swan Valley and Victor Idaho Highway 28 between Terreton and Leadore Idaho Highway 29 between Leadore and the Montana border U.S. Highway 93 between Salmon and the Montana border The post WEATHER & ROADS: It’s a sunny fall day appeared first on East Idaho News.

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  • Early voting has begun in Idaho Falls - East Idaho NewsEarly voting has begun in Idaho Falls - East Idaho News

    East Idaho NewsEarly voting has begun in Idaho FallsEast Idaho NewsIDAHO FALLS — Voters have already started casting their votes for the Idaho Falls mayoral runoff election. Early voting, which was scheduled to begin Monday, actually began earlier than expected on Nov. 16. “We actually started early this week.

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  • Early voting has begun in Idaho FallsEarly voting has begun in Idaho Falls

    EastIdahoNews.com file photo IDAHO FALLS — Voters have already started casting their votes for the Idaho Falls mayoral runoff election. Early voting, which was scheduled to begin Monday, actually began earlier than expected on Nov. 16. “We actually started early this week. Even though we had said Monday would be the kickoff, we were ready,” Bonneville County Elections Supervisor Brenda Prudent said. Locals are voting for the second time as none of the candidates running for the mayor of Idaho Falls received the 50 percent plus one vote required to be elected to the seat. Incumbent Mayor Rebecca Casper received 46.54 percent (5,357 votes) of the vote earlier this month. City Councilwoman Barbara Ehardt received 26.57 percent (3,058 votes) while State Rep. Jeff Thompson received 23.17 percent (2,667 votes). Ronald Jorde received 2.27 percent (261 votes) and Kenly Osterhout received 1.46 percent (168 votes). Prudent said 52 people have come into the election office to vote so far, and 394 voters requested a ballot by mail. Early voting ends Dec. 1 and the elections office is closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. Residents can come to 825 Shoup Avenue to vote in person or registered voters can go to the county’s website to fill out an application to request a ballot by mail. The document can be faxed, emailed, dropped off in person, or left in the drop box by the door at the elections office. The cut off time for mail-in requests is Nov. 24 but will be extended to Monday, Nov. 27 because of the holiday weekend. The runoff election will be held Dec. 5. The post Early voting has begun in Idaho Falls appeared first on East Idaho News.

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  • AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

    (CNN) — AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young has died after battling dementia for several years, the band announced Saturday. He was 64. Young died at home with his family at this bedside, the band said in a statement. Young, along with his brother Angus, founded the legendary rock band in 1975 in Australia. “Renowned for his musical prowess Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many,” the statement said. “From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans.” Young played rhythm guitar to Angus’ lead, and his driving riffs and mop-top hair were signatures of the band’s sound and image for decades. Angus Young, in a separate statement added that Malcolm took “great pride in all that he endeavored.” “His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed,” he wrote. “As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.” Young left AC/DC in 2014 after the band said he had been struggling with an undisclosed ailment, later revealed to be dementia. He was replaced by his nephew, Stevie Young, for the band’s world tour in 2015. “He was older than me — I always looked up to him,” Angus Young said of his brother in an interview last year with Rolling Stone Magazine, saying he was “always one to battle through.” “He would look at me in times of crisis and go, ‘We’ll just go in and do some work. We’ll sit and write some songs,'” he said. “He had that drive, and I feel obligated to keep it going, maybe because I was there in the beginning with him.” Rock and roll royalty AC/DC was inducted in 2003 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which described its sound as “scorched-earth, metallic hard rock which has rarely deviated from a template of headbanging-inducing guitar riffs, flashy drums and banshee-yell vocals.” “In the process, AC/DC have carved out a niche somewhere between hard rock and heavy metal that’s been an inspiration to aspiring musicians — and given us crank-up-the-volume radio staples ‘Back In Black,’ ‘Highway to Hell’ and ‘You Shook Me All Night Long,'” the hall of fame notes on its website. The band is also one of the best-selling in music history, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, having sold more than 70 million albums in the US. Young’s fellow musicians, as well as rock n’ roll fans, voiced their condolences Saturday on Twitter. “RIP Malcolm Young,” wrote singer-songwriter Ryan Adams. “He was the founding member of AC/DC & the engine that roared behind the most powerful band in the world.” AC/DC plans to create a memorial website at which fans can send messages to Malcolm Young’s survivors, including his wife, O’Linda; children, Cara and Ross; son-in-law, Josh; three grandchildren; and his sister and brother. The family has also asked that in lieu of flowers, fans donate to The Salvation Army. The post AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64 appeared first on East Idaho News.

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  • Man hospitalized after pickup truck collides with school busMan hospitalized after pickup truck collides with school bus

    Courtesy Aaron Thayer IDAHO FALLS — A man was rushed to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Saturday morning after a school bus and a green pickup truck collided. Witnesses told police the Teton School District 401 bus ran a red light at the intersection of Skyline Drive and Broadway Street before impacting the truck, according to Idaho Falls spokeswoman Kerry Hammon. The bus was full of kids, however, none of them were injured or transported. The driver of the pickup was another story though. He needed to be extricated from his vehicle due to the severe damage. The pickup initially caught on fire, however, it was put out before the Idaho Falls Fire Department arrived thanks to five citizens that jumped in to help the man. The extent of the man’s injuries are unknown at this time. CORRECTION: A previous version of this story indicated the bus struck the truck. Authorities have confirmed it was the other way around. Courtesy Aaron Thayer The post Man hospitalized after pickup truck collides with school bus appeared first on East Idaho News.

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  • Massive fire guts Safe Haven Care Center in PocatelloMassive fire guts Safe Haven Care Center in Pocatello

    Courtesy Chris Sedlmayr POCATELLO — A large fire destroyed the Safe Haven Care Center on Saturday morning — and the fire is still burning. The fire was reported by a fire detection alarm at Safe Haven around 12:10 a.m. Saturday, according to the the Idaho State Journal. Firefighters arrived, saw smoke and Safe Haven staff members began evacuating patients to the parking lot. All 47 of Safe Haven’s patients were evacuated from the facility when the fire started and were transported to Portneuf Medical Center via Pocatello Fire Department ambulances and city buses. Some individuals were treated for some inhalation. Portneuf Medical Center spokesman Todd Blackington said the hospital used all available resources in preparing to treat any potential patients, but ultimately there were no injuries from the residents or staff of Safe Haven as a result of the fire. “Our staff worked closely with the Safe Haven staff to care for their residents and make them comfortable with food and blankets while waiting for transportation to other facilities,” Blackington said in a news release. “The residents are currently at Portneuf but we expect them to be in new location by Saturday afternoon.” As of 4 a.m. Saturday, dozens of firefighters from the Pocatello and Chubbuck fire departments were still battling the blaze at Safe Haven, located on the city’s east side, according to the Journal. It’s unclear at this time what caused the fire. Fire officials told the Idaho State Journal that the fire might not be fully extinguished until Sunday morning. The post Massive fire guts Safe Haven Care Center in Pocatello appeared first on East Idaho News.

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  • Garden Wise: 6 houseplant mistakes to avoidGarden Wise: 6 houseplant mistakes to avoid

    When it comes to keeping houseplants, some people believe they have a reverse Midas touch. “Don’t give me a houseplant,” they say. “I’d kill it.” When they look at their thumb, they see no green.

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  • Blackfoot girls win at HillcrestBlackfoot girls win at Hillcrest

    The Blackfoot Lady Broncos took to the road for the second straight game and took on their third straight 5A opponent when they travelled to Idaho Falls to tackle the Lady Knights of Hillcrest on Friday night. The tenacious Broncos battled tooth and nail with the Knights and rode the fourth quarter scoring of freshman Tenleigh Smith to an impressive win 47-39 over the home standing Knights.

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  • I.F. man given 47 days in jail for fatal crashI.F. man given 47 days in jail for fatal crash

    By JOHNATHAN HOGAN jhogan@postregister.comAn Idaho Falls man was sentenced to 47 days in jail Thursday for a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge from a June accident that left a woman dead.  Dirk Johnson, 59, was driving north in an empty gravel truck on Interstate 15 when traffic began to slow. Unable to stop in time to avoid a collision, Johnson veered into oncoming traffic, hitting Shirley Williams, 65, head on. Williams later died of her injuries at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Johnson originally was sentenced to 365 days in jail, but 317 of those were suspended, and he was given credit for one day served. He was also charged $1,000 in fines, had his driver’s license suspended for five years, and must serve 100 hours of community service. A restitution hearing is scheduled for Feb. 8. Reporter Johnathan Hogan can be reached at 208-542-6746. Rate this article:  Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5 No votes yet

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  • REVIEW: ‘Justice League’ starts slow, ends heroicREVIEW: ‘Justice League’ starts slow, ends heroic

    Let’s get it out of the way right from the jump: The first 45 minutes or so “Justice League” may put you to sleep. But if you can hang on through that, “League” ends up being surprisingly entertaining, funny and thrilling. “League”, the latest entry in the D.C. Comics movie universe, finds the world under the threat of Steppenwolf (voiced by Ciaran Hinds), an otherworldly demon bent on wiping out all life on Earth. His motivations are a little murky. But he’d a bad dude wanting to do some bad stuff. To defend the planet, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) gather a superteam that includes Aquaman (Jason Mamoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller). They need to kick Steppenwolf’s booty, but first they have to figure out how to get along and work together. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it’s basically the same plot we got in the first “Avengers” movie. It’s a well-worn scenario, basically a comic book version of “Seven Samurai”. But the plot of this kind of movie isn’t as important as watching the characters together. We want to see them interact, bicker and learn to coexist. Unfortunately, “Justice League” makes us wait to get to the good stuff, and the wait is pretty bumpy. The movie needs to establish Cyborg, Aquaman and The Flash as characters while we watch Batman and Wonder Woman assemble the team. Along with that, “League” also has to introduce the villain and set up what he’s trying to accomplish. That means we get a bunch of scenes that jump from location to location, sometimes in jarring fashion. It goes without saying that a lot of this setup could have been taken care of if the new characters had been given solo movies leasing into “League”. But DC chose cram all that stuff into one movie, and “League” suffers for it. Still, once Batman and Wonder Woman pull their team together, things really take off. And that’s where the acting shines, too. Gadot is once again excellent as Wonder Woman, and her role takes on more maternal qualities this time around. Gadot pulls it all off while also fostering a friendly back and forth with Batman. Affleck’s take on Batman is a lot less angry this time around, but he’s also more guilt-ridden, which is a nice touch. Miller has several very funny moment, although he plays Flash as a nerdy twerp which gets old. It’s always nice to see J.K. Simmons, Billy Crudup and Joe Morton on screen. But if I’m honest, Mamoa steals this movie. He plays Aquaman as a gruff, brusque loner who drinks hard and fights harder. He also gets most of the funniest lines. Now, I can’t wait for the Aquaman movie. Thank you, Jason Mamoa! There are other chinks in this movie’s armor. Steppenwolf is a fairly forgettable villain and the computer-generated effects used to bring him to life look phony. It’s also well-known that director Zack Snyder dropped out back in March, replaced by Joss Whedon, and a lot of the scenes that Whedon filmed really stick out. And the musical score is fairly unimpressive, although there are a couple of moments where composer Danny Elfman nicks a few few highlights from his past work that really stand out. And the less that’s said about how Cyborg looks in the movie, the better. In spite of all that, “Justice League” is a pretty good time and worth seeing on a big screen. It’s a blast watching these iconic D.C. characters fight together. It left me excited to see these characters together again. It took its time hooking me, but by the end I was smiling. 3 ½ Indy Fedoras out of 5 MPAA Rating: PG-13 The post REVIEW: ‘Justice League’ starts slow, ends heroic appeared first on East Idaho News.

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  • Science-fiction inspires inventions, young scientistsScience-fiction inspires inventions, young scientists

    By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.comMaybe it isn’t so strange that a child who grew up watching robot maids assist people on “The Jetsons” would eventually research artificial intelligence. Victor Walker is a research scientist at Idaho National Laboratory’s advanced vehicles and robotics division. Previously an IBM engineer, he studies the “future of transportation,” including in relation to autonomous vehicles. Walker said shows such as “Stranger Things,” and science-fiction in general, are intimately tied to the work he does at INL. “You can’t do science without some kind imagination. It’s about taking an idea or theory — a story — and seeing how much of it is real. The whole idea around science-fiction is the same thing: taking what we see and saying ‘What if this happened?’” he said. “They feed each other. Science-fiction inspires imagination and makes us want to create a different world, and the way to do that is science.” Though “Stranger Things’s” recently released second season is still on Walker’s Netflix queue, he did enjoy the first season. Growing up, he spent time watching “Superman,” “Back to the Future,” “War Games” and “Star Trek.” Though many of the ideas from decades-old sci-fi now seems like almost comic predictions of the future — including “Star Trek’s” large dials and monitors — some of the technology appears prescient, including Captain Kirk’s cellphone-style communicator, or the tablet computers in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Regardless of how much the present actually matches a future envisioned by sci-fi, Walker said those movies and TV shows influenced his choice of profession. “Stories have talked about artificial intelligence for decades, and that’s something that inspired me for sure,” he said. “Watching ‘The Jetsons,’ I loved that idea of them having robots as helpers. Those were things that made me want to see the future world.” Weaving fictional science into popular culture commands attention better than formulas in a textbook, Walker said. “What really makes us human is the combination of science and art, though science is an art all by itself,” he said. “I believe stories are the foundation of how we process the world and learn, so it’s essential science enters the fabric of our stories.” Like Idaho Falls, the fictional Hawkins, Ind., found in “Stranger Things” hosts a U.S. Department of Energy lab. A group of kids try to figure out what’s happening at the Hawkins lab, which features a subterranean gate to the “Upside Down,” an alternate reality where monsters live. It’s pretty far removed from the work INL conducts, as far as we know. “They asked me not to talk about that,” Walker joked. Walker is sometimes dismayed by fictional labs portrayed conducting science without “heart or purpose” in popular culture, but he said it’s a natural byproduct of a fear of the unknown. “Rightfully so, the unknown can be a pretty scary thing, but science gives us an understanding or knowledge of how to control or harness what we’ve learned for our benefit,” Walker said. Scientists’ stories are often lost behind the numbers. Walker said researchers need to do a better job expressing how their work affects people and their future, especially given the current technological climate. “The ‘Stranger Things’ kids are almost more so the scientists in the first season; they try to explore what they can to make the unknown known,” Walker said. “For people to be able to trust and find interest in science, they need to see the story behind it. And in the computer age we’re at an amazing historical tipping point that’s both exciting and scary — we don’t know what the future will look like.” Reporter Kevin Trevellyan can be reached at 208-542-6762. Rate this article:  Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5 No votes yet

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  • Children in foster care after Wendell accidental shootingChildren in foster care after Wendell accidental shooting

    WENDELL — Four children were removed from their home Wednesday after authorities found them living in filth, the Gooding County sheriff said.

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  • Woman arrested for DUI after crashing into ditchWoman arrested for DUI after crashing into ditch

    Lori Bybee | Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office BONNEVILLE COUNTY — An Idaho Falls woman crashed into a ditch Thursday evening and was then arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence. Bonneville County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Bryan Lovell confirmed Lori Bybee, 60, crashed her car into a ditch near E 97th South and South 1st East in Bonneville County at around 6 p.m. The car landed upside down in the ditch and had to be pulled out. One other person was in the vehicle with Bybee. Minor injuries were reported, but no one was transported to the hospital. Bybee was booked into the Bonneville County Jail Thursday night, but was released after posting a $1,000 bond. This was Bybee’s second DUI arrest. The first arrest was in 2015. The post Woman arrested for DUI after crashing into ditch appeared first on East Idaho News.

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  • Gallery: Life Inside Twin Falls Schools, 2017-18Gallery: Life Inside Twin Falls Schools, 2017-18

    See any young faces you know? Here's a look inside various Twin Falls schools, in photos provided by the school district.

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  • Police seize 12 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop near Idaho Falls - KMVTPolice seize 12 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop near Idaho Falls - KMVT

    KMVTPolice seize 12 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop near Idaho FallsKMVTIDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) A routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust near Idaho Falls on Friday. An Idaho State Police trooper stopped two people heading north on Interstate 15 near milepost 125, just north of Idaho Falls. The trooper, Jared ...and more »

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  • Experts: An Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is actually killing themExperts: An Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is actually killing them

    BOISE — A relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean, and fisheries biologists in Idaho think they know why.

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  • Mannheim Steamroller bringing its Christmas show to Idaho Falls, SLC, Boise - Idaho State JournalMannheim Steamroller bringing its Christmas show to Idaho Falls, SLC, Boise - Idaho State Journal

    Idaho State JournalMannheim Steamroller bringing its Christmas show to Idaho Falls, SLC, BoiseIdaho State JournalAnd of course, there is the Christmas tour, which will be coming to several venues throughout the region, including the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium on Dec. 20, Boise's Morrison Center on Dec. 21 and Salt Lake City's Eccles Theater on Dec. 22. The ...

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  • INL capitalizes on popular sci-fi series to tout its workINL capitalizes on popular sci-fi series to tout its work

    POST REGISTER Count Idaho National Laboratory employees among the fans of Netflix’s hit science-fiction series “Stranger Things,” which launched its second season last month. The series, set in the fictional Hawkins, Ind., features the equally fictional Hawkins National Laboratory as a key setting. Capitalizing on the show’s popularity, INL Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives last month released a “science fact vs. science-fiction” news release highlighting the differences between INL’s real work and the imaginary activities at the fictional Indiana lab. Idaho National Laboratory’s tongue-in-cheek news release, which has been edited for length, is as follows: We are all fans of “Stranger Things,” and we’re counting down to the second season. While Hawkins National Laboratory is a fictional Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory, real scientists, engineers and technicians at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) work to resolve our nation’s big energy and security challenges. Here are some science facts to set the record straight about the people and research here at INL, because what we do is anything but Science-Fiction. • • • Science Fact: Idaho National Laboratory is a real DOE national lab solving real-world energy issues. Science-Fiction: Hawkins National Laboratory is a fictional DOE national lab, and doesn’t actually exist. • • • Science Fact: At Idaho National Laboratory, we have “rad” scientists changing the world’s energy future. Science-Fiction: Hawkins Lab scientists are “mad scientists.” • • • Science Fact: The CAVE at Idaho National Laboratory (Center for Advanced Energy Studies) allows researchers to virtually explore large 3-D data sets to gain insight. Science-Fiction: Hawkins National Lab has a creepy, cavelike entrance to the “Upside Down.” • • • Science Fact: At INL, we keep vehicles moving with our advanced vehicle and battery research. Science-Fiction: Eleven is able to move a vehicle with her mind. • • • Science Fact: TREAT, a transient test reactor at Idaho National Laboratory, “came back to life” this fall, resuming operations for the first time since 1994. Science-Fiction: Will was referred to as the “boy who came back to life.” • • • Science Fact: INL Human Factors researchers study how operators respond to emergencies and stressful situations in a virtual control room simulator as part of efforts to design systems that help people work smarter and safer. Science-Fiction: Hawkins National Lab did paranormal research on live human subjects. • • • Science Fact: At Idaho National Laboratory, we research the dynamic use of spectrum to ensure resilient real-world communications. Science-Fiction: Eleven uses a HAM radio to communicate with Will when he is stranded in the the “Upside Down.” • • • Science Fact: The canal at the Advanced Test Reactor at INL shields and cools nuclear fuel and experiments, as well as stores cobalt 60 destined for medical applications. Science-Fiction: Barb is taken by the monster near a swimming pool. • • • Science Fact: In the desert of southeastern Idaho, another long and barren road leads to Experimental Breeder Reactor-I. In 1951, an enigmatic conclave of scientists activated the reactor for the first time, and gave birth to a new form of energy known as nuclear power. Today, EBR-I is a museum open to the public during the summer. Science-Fiction: The road to Hawkins National Laboratory is long and barren. Rate this article:  Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5 No votes yet

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  • Water compatibility affects hatchery salmon survivalWater compatibility affects hatchery salmon survival

    Idaho Fish and Game workers assemble egg trays in 2013 at the then-new Springfield Hatchery near Blackfoot. Provided by Idaho Fish and Game Full text available to premium subscribers only. Please click here to read the entire story. Get today's digital edition for 99 cents.

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  • Longtime Idaho Falls bakery saying goodbye after Thanksgiving - East Idaho NewsLongtime Idaho Falls bakery saying goodbye after Thanksgiving - East Idaho News

    East Idaho NewsLongtime Idaho Falls bakery saying goodbye after ThanksgivingEast Idaho NewsIDAHO FALLS — After announcing they'd be closing down after Thanksgiving, longtime Idaho Falls business Babe's Bakery & Croissanterie has been mobbed with more customers than ever. Owner Edith Morris has had the business since 1987. She said ...

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  • Drug bust quantities releasedDrug bust quantities released

    By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.comOfficers seized 19.2 grams of marijuana, 29.5 grams of methamphetamine and “quite a bit” of paraphernalia during a Monday bust in Blackfoot, Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland said. There are about 28 grams in an ounce. The drug investigation began in February and resulted in 11 arrests through three search warrants and multiple arrest warrants. The bust is one of the largest recently conducted by local agencies, Rowland said. “It’s probably one of our bigger ones we’ve done on our own without any outside agency help,” he said. “This was all our doing.” Rowland’s office and a handful of other local agencies also executed search warrants in July in Bingham County, Idaho Falls and Ririe with the assistance of Idaho State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The majority of drugs were seized Monday from a house on Doud Street, Rowland said. Searches were also conducted at Blackfoot residences at Tabor Road and Lilac Street. Rowland said there were a large number of syringes, meth pipes and marijuana pipes, as well as “a lot of residue.” Six people face felony charges in the case, as reported in Tuesday’s Post Register. Another five were charged with misdemeanors. The investigation leading up to the arrest was carried out by the Bear River Task Force, Bingham County Sheriff’s Office, Blackfoot Police Department, Caribou County Sheriff’s Office, Chubbuck Police Department, Pocatello Police Department, Power County Sheriff’s Office, Shelley Police Department and the U.S. Forest Service. The Southeast Idaho Special Tactics And Response, or STAR Team, also was dispatched during the raid. Reporter Kevin Trevellyan can be reached at 208-542-6762. Rate this article:  Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5 No votes yet

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  • Idaho Falls parks close for winter - LocalNews8.comIdaho Falls parks close for winter - LocalNews8.com

    Idaho Falls parks close for winterLocalNews8.comIDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Two areas around the Idaho Falls River Walk trail are closed for the winter; however, the majority of the River Walk will remain open and accessible. One area that is closed is the floating bridge at Johns' Hole which ...and more »

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  • Wind AdvisoryWind Advisory

    IDZ017-020-021-172200- /O.NEW.KPIH.WI.Y.0027.171117T1800Z-171118T0200Z/ Eastern Magic Valley-Upper Snake River Plain- Lower Snake River Plain- Including the cities of Burley, Rupert, Heyburn, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, and Pocatello 320 AM MST Fri Nov 17 2017 ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS/TIMING...Strong winds will develop this afternoon which will create difficult driving conditions.

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    TWIN FALLS — Twin Falls County may decide to raise fees for RVers at Rock Creek Park after private businesses have complained about unfair competition.

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  • Be an 'Educator for a Day' in HaileyBe an 'Educator for a Day' in Hailey

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  • Idaho mayors take over 16 million stepsIdaho mayors take over 16 million steps

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  • Man sentenced for vehicular manslaughterMan sentenced for vehicular manslaughter

    Dirk Glen Johnson, 60, of Idaho Falls, was sentenced on the charge of vehicular manslaughter. He appeared on Thursday before Seventh Judicial District Magistrate Judge Scott Hansen.

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  • Infant’s adoption 
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  • Small cities often struggle to find candidatesSmall cities often struggle to find candidates

    Mayor George Judd sits for a photo in his home office in Lewisville on Wednesday. The city of Lewisville, with a population of 481, has a hard time filling government seats such as mayor or city council. The city will be appointing a member to the city council after there weren’t enough residents who ran in the past election. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com Full text available to premium subscribers only. Please click here to read the entire story. Get today's digital edition for 99 cents.

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  • Lt. Gov. candidates Yates, McGeachin debateLt. Gov. candidates Yates, McGeachin debate

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  • Hayden girl erasing lunch debtHayden girl erasing lunch debt

    By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.comA 6-year-old Hayden second-grader was featured in stories by ABC, the Los Angeles Times and Huffington Post after raising thousands of dollars to erase lunch debt in the Coeur d’Alene School District. But she’s not done yet. Amiah Van Hill started a new GoFundMe page Nov. 8 to erase all of the Gem State’s public school lunch debt — roughly $100,000. “She knows this isn’t just a problem in Coeur d’Alene, so she wants to keep going,” mother Rachel Van Hill said. “It’s hard for a 6-year-old to say ‘I’m done’ when she knows there are other kids who need help.” “GoFundMe Kid Hero” Amiah started the page, “LEMONADE 4 LUNCH,” after completing fundraisers for her school and district. Amiah initially raised $40 selling lemonade to erase lunch debt at her elementary school, then decided to extend the fundraiser to her entire district. With help from a previous GoFundMe page she raised the $23,000 necessary to eradicate the district’s lunch debt in two months. The initial lemonade stand was born after Rachel told her daughter about a Seattle man who raised money to erase his district’s lunch debt as well. “It opened the conversation about what lunch debt is, how some kids are effected, and she started asking questions: ‘Is that happening at my school?’” Rachel said. The lunch debt issue has made headlines in eastern Idaho in recent years. In 2014, Jefferson Joint School District 251 revised its school lunch accounts policy to give students a longer grace period to refill their accounts. That move came after parents questioned the treatment of a Rigby Middle School student, whose lunch was taken away and thrown out in front of other students in the cafeteria. In 2015, a school cafeteria worker in Pocatello was reportedly fired after she gave a hungry student a free lunch. That story received coverage nationwide. Rachel said GoFundMe is working on a short documentary about her daughter. If Amiah reaches the goal, funds will be disbursed through the nonprofit World Impact Network. Amiah still intends to hustle money for her current goal — a nearby bank offered her some space to sell lemonade during winter days off school — but she hopes the page will catch on. With only a few hundred dollars counted so far, there’s quite a ways to go. “I try to put it in perspective that it’s a bigger goal that will take longer,” Rachel said. “But she knows there’s a continued need and she wants to do her part. She wants every kid to have a hot lunch at school.” Reporter Kevin Trevellyan can be reached at 208-542-6762. Rate this article:  Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5 No votes yet

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  • CSI satellite campus to closeCSI satellite campus to close

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  • Idaho Falls man sentenced for part in fatal accident - LocalNews8.comIdaho Falls man sentenced for part in fatal accident - LocalNews8.com

    Blackfoot Morning NewsIdaho Falls man sentenced for part in fatal accidentLocalNews8.comI-15 crash near exit 113 in Idaho... BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A 59-year-old Idaho Falls man has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for his part in a traffic accident June 28, 2017. Dirk Johnson was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter ...Man sentenced for vehicular manslaughterBlackfoot Morning Newsall 5 news articles »

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  • CEI announces four president finalistsCEI announces four president finalists

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  • Volunteers conduct projects in recreation areaVolunteers conduct projects in recreation area

    STANLEY — In the 2017 summer season, the Sawtooth Society’s volunteer stewardship program conducted 31 maintenance and construction projects with 277 volunteers providing over 2,900 hours of labor on key projects within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. As part of…

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  • At least 4 vehicles, school bus involved in Idaho Falls crash - East Idaho NewsAt least 4 vehicles, school bus involved in Idaho Falls crash - East Idaho News

    East Idaho NewsAt least 4 vehicles, school bus involved in Idaho Falls crashEast Idaho NewsA Ford F250, a blue minivan, a Nissan Murano and one other vehicle were all damaged, according to Idaho Falls city spokeswoman Kerry Hammon. A school bus also received minor damage. It's unknown if drivers or passengers in the other vehicles were ...

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  • Shooting the bull: Make that lifeless decoy shimmy and shakeShooting the bull: Make that lifeless decoy shimmy and shake

    If you’ve been following the waterfowl ‘Migration Map’ on Ducks Unlimited’s website (www.ducks.org), then you’ve noticed that increasingly colder temperatures to the north are starting to send more birds scooting southward. That’s great news, because the battle-weary local mallards have…

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  • Anatomy of a Canyon: Dissecting the PanoramaAnatomy of a Canyon: Dissecting the Panorama

    At the north end of Twin Falls, a fascinating mixture of industry and recreation shares the Snake River Canyon bottom. An observer on the canyon rim also looks down on a wildlife haven, historical remnants of mining and homesteading and…

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  • Police offer help to address security at Magic Valley churchesPolice offer help to address security at Magic Valley churches

    TWIN FALLS — Police urged religious leaders to be cautious when discussing whether to allow or encourage parishioners to carry concealed weapons at church.

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  • Report: Idaho counties had rising wages, employment in the first quarter of 2017Report: Idaho counties had rising wages, employment in the first quarter of 2017

    TWIN FALLS — As south-central Idaho welcomes business expansions, with historically low unemployment, employers are stepping up their recruiting efforts — and their wages. In some cases, the wage growth in the region’s counties is surpassing both state and national…

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  • Hidden History: How Oakley beat the influenza pandemicHidden History: How Oakley beat the influenza pandemic

    The influenza pandemic of 1918-19 killed up to 50 million people worldwide. To keep the population of Oakley healthy, town doctor A.F.O. Nielson quarantined the entire Oakley Valley.

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  • Free Thanksgiving fun at the Herrett CenterFree Thanksgiving fun at the Herrett Center

    TWIN FALLS — The public is invited to make holiday-themed archaeological crafts at a free event at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science after Thanksgiving.

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  • She watched us bleed and never, ever let up'She watched us bleed and never, ever let up'

    An Idaho Falls woman was sentenced Wednesday to prison for grand theft by embezzlement and ordered to pay restitution for the money she took from her former employer. Charlotte Pottorff, 65, embezzled millions while working as a bookkeeper for Dura-Bilt Transmissions by cooking the company's books to make the price of parts seem higher than the actual cost.

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  • Car ends up in dry canal in Idaho Falls - East Idaho NewsCar ends up in dry canal in Idaho Falls - East Idaho News

    East Idaho NewsCar ends up in dry canal in Idaho FallsEast Idaho NewsIDAHO FALLS — A vehicle was significantly damaged Wednesday evening after it ended up in a dry canal along St. Clair Road. The crash, involving a Volkswagen Jetta, occurred just after 5 p.m., according to Idaho Falls Police spokeswoman Kerry Hammon.

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  • Planet Fitness to open in Idaho Falls before the new year - LocalNews8.comPlanet Fitness to open in Idaho Falls before the new year - LocalNews8.com

    Planet Fitness to open in Idaho Falls before the new yearLocalNews8.com"We decided we would like to bring a Planet to Idaho Falls -- in fact, we've been looking for approximately three to four years. We just couldn't find the right property," said Vucovich. Aside from other fitness facilities in the area already, Planet ...and more »

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  • US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 yearsUS restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years

    This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 photo provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy says the facility at the Idaho National Laboratory began operating Tuesday for the first time since it went on standby status in 1994.

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  • Rising costs force shut down of Idaho Falls swim team - East Idaho NewsRising costs force shut down of Idaho Falls swim team - East Idaho News

    East Idaho NewsRising costs force shut down of Idaho Falls swim teamEast Idaho NewsRising costs were a big part of the equation, but the legacy the team leaves behind will be felt for years to come. The goal of the IFST was to provide a positive healthy environment for all swimmers to grow and develop in swimming and in life. The ...

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  • Three charged for August armed robberyThree charged for August armed robbery

    Zachary Hilde, Christian Sanchez, and Taylor McConeghy, all 19, were arrested and charged after they reportedly threatened a man with an AR-15 rifle and robbed him. According to an affidavit by Idaho Falls Police Department officer Sage Albright, the victim and a friend who was visiting saw the three men approach the victim's home Aug. 12. Sanchez told the victims to empty their pockets.

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  • Car found in Snake River was stolenCar found in Snake River was stolen

    According to a city of Idaho Falls news release, the SUV was spotted by a fisherman who reported it to police around 2:20 p.m. Sunday. The Idaho Falls Police Department and Idaho Falls Fire Department responded and had the vehicle towed out of the river.

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  • Clean, reclaim and sanctifyClean, reclaim and sanctify

    Located along the Snake River in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is Freeman Park - an area with acres of green grass, miles of walking paths and many amenities for visitors to enjoy. Whether it is the view of a baseball diamond, swing sets for children or places for families to picnic, the area is a beautiful space that benefits the community.

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  • Firth High School honors veterans at assembly on ThursdayFirth High School honors veterans at assembly on Thursday

    Under the leadership of military teacher Stewart Portela and student directors Gunner Vasquez and Sadie Morrell, the Firth student body welcomed veterans and community to its veterans' assembly on Thursday at Firth High School . Patriotic prelude music was performed by the Community Orchestra of Firth, directed by Angela Carlson.

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  • Suspect arrested in Holmes Ave. hit and runSuspect arrested in Holmes Ave. hit and run

    An Idaho Falls man with a history of driving under the influence was arrested Thursday for his role in multi-vehicle crash on South Holmes Avenue on Thursday evening. Jeffrey Melgaard, 57, was driving north on Holmes in a pickup truck when he hit a car stopped at the light near the intersection with Eighth Street.

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  • Ski sale returns to Idaho FallsSki sale returns to Idaho Falls

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  • Not much definitionNot much definition

    The Tuesday elections nationally were a wonderland for analysts trying to draw Large Conclusions and Sweeping Messages. In Idaho, there wasn't a lot to see apart from local concerns.

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  • I.F. men arrested for sex crimes against childrenI.F. men arrested for sex crimes against children

    Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Thursday in a news release that two Idaho Falls men have been arrested for alleged sexual crimes against children. Bryon Lee Moore, 35, was arrested for sexual exploitation of a child and lewd conduct with a minor child under 16. Brandon Jay Rydalch, 33, was arrested for sexual exploitation of a child.

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