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Picture of the week: Small relief


Water streams over the what used to be part of the forebay below the American Falls Dam. Early season worries of a drastically short water year have been eased by recent rainfall, but the full effect of recent precipitation is not known yet. Bureau of Reclamation estimates place the American Falls Reservoir at 74 percent full while Jackson Lake is at 27 percent and Palisades Reservoir is at 31 percent full.

Students charged in stun-gun incident

by Kurtis Workman Press Staff Writer   Two William Thomas Middle School students have been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery each for playing with a stun-gun. The two 14 year-old males charged in the case are accused of…

No interest shown to run Willow Bay

Golf course attracts two bids by Daniel Moore Press staff writer No bids were submitted to lease the Willow Bay Marina Cafe and Campground before the bid opening date of Wednesday, Feb. 12. The City of American Falls owns the…

Picture of the week: Playing some bingo


Two girls fill out their bingo cards at the Hillcrest Parent/Teacher Organization bingo night on Thursday, Jan. 30. Nearly 250 people attended, and the PTO raised $200. The event was not to raise money though, PTO President Shannon Ethington said, but was to provide a fun activity for families.

Lance Earl seeks seat in Idaho Legislature

Lance Earl of Rockland has announced that he is running for the Idaho State Legislature as a representative for District 28B, which includes all of Power County. Earl describes himself as a student of the Constitution and remains firmly dedicated…

Magnida execs highlight plant progress

Respond to questions during A.F. open house by Kurtis Workman Press Staff Writer   Leaders of a proposed project to build a fertilizer plant told members of the public the project, that is anticipated to cost at least $1.5 billion,…