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Annen and Packer move forward after primary

Jensen’s bid for superintendent comes to an end by Kurtis Workman Press Staff Writer The 2014 Idaho primary election saw two races of strong interest to Power County voters. William Thomas Middle School Principal Randy Jensen was facing three opponents…

ConAgra Foods/Lamb Weston remains firm

Potato processor insists Magnida should move by Kurtis Workman Press Staff Writer Local potato processor ConAgra Foods/Lamb Weston is taking a firm stance that the proposed Magnida fertilizer plant should be moved. ConAgra Foods/Lamb Weston spokesperson Shelby Stoolman summarized the…

Livestock-at-large ordinance discussion draws crowd

by Kurtis Workman Press Staff Writer Power County’s livestock-at-large is still causing discussion more than a week after courtroom comments by Power County Prosecutor Ryan Petersen caused heated discussion between Petersen and Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries. The conversation has…

Picture of the week: Straight to the moon


An Hillcrest third grade student inspects a rock from the moon during a special presentation hosted by Erika Kettl’s class. Kettl had to take special training form NASA to be a certified moon-rock handler. Each night the rocks are in town they must be locked in a combination safe. When the rocks are out for display Kettl must accompany the rocks everywhere. “I even have to take them to the bathroom with me,” said Kettl. Kettl’s students prepared several different lesson about the moon and served as teachers as other classes visited to view the rocks from space.

Picture of the week: Replacing the new stuff


City crews work to remove substandard concrete from around the barbecue pit at the American Falls City Park. Power County Search and Rescue members have been working with city crews to remodel the aging pit so that it can continue to be the site of their annual salmon barbecue event.