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One year after renovation, McCammon Hotel stays busy

Jul 15th, 2015 | By
Aaron and Arianne Hunsaker and their children at the front desk of the Harkness Hotel. Photo by Greg Eichelberger

By Greg Eichelberger For the Journal MCCAMMON — In simple historical terms, the year that the building which houses the Harkness Hotel was constructed — 1906 — was a very interesting time, indeed. Theodore Roosevelt was the President of the United States, Pius X was the Pope, Mahatma Gandhi introduces non-violent protest in South Africa
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AAA expects near record number of Idahoans to travel on Fourth of July

Jul 2nd, 2015 | By

Idahoans can expect hot temperatures, higher gas prices and near record travel levels this July 4, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).    AAA projects that 207,000 Idahoans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday weekend, most of them by car. Unexpected vehicle breakdowns can put passengers at risk as the temperature
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Huntsman Springs moves forward

Jun 11th, 2015 | By

By Stephen Henderson Teton Valley News Only 255 acres of the approximately 1,347 total Huntsman Springs planned development are within Driggs city limits, but a recent city council hearing brought those acres into even more focus. A proposed subdivision will allow the city to more clearly differentiate 30 acres for the recently-approved 80-room lodge site
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Eastern Idaho State Fair announces upcoming acts

Jun 11th, 2015 | By

By Journal Staff    BLACKFOOT — Find Your Happy at this year’s Eastern Idaho State Fair. Fair Manager Brandon Bird announces the 2015 encouraging fairgoers to “Find Your Happy” through everything the fair has to offer. A component of this theme is Happy himself, a red-furry mascot who spreads joy wherever he goes. Tickets go
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Good Sams to meet in Blackfoot May 28-30

May 23rd, 2015 | By

   BLACKFOOT — The Good Sams are having a regional open house gathering May 28 through 30 at the Blackfoot RV park at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds in Blackfoot for anyone who would like to come. You are invited to stop by the fairgrounds starting around 10 a.m. May 28, and the open house
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Tribes plan new casino at Fort Hall complex

May 15th, 2015 | By

By Journal Staff FORT HALL — Tribal members discussed the next phase of construction at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino during the tribe’s annual meeting last week.    Randy L’ Teton, spokeswoman for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, said the casino will be built onto the hotel and events center, with plans to include a bar.    The current
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BLM issues fire prevention order

May 11th, 2015 | By

IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho State Office of the Bureau of Land Management has issued its annual fire prevention order. Signed by the state director, it is effective from May 10 to Oct. 20 and prohibits the following acts on BLMadministered public lands. You cannot discharge, use or possess fireworks, you can’t discharge a firearm
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Antique Tractor Show coming to East Idaho during June

May 6th, 2015 | By

PRESTON — The second annual Antique Tractor Show will be coming this June to the communities of Preston, Rexburg and Rupert, Menan, Salmon and Nyssa. The show is sponsored by Valley Wide Home and Ranch. If you have an antique tractor or know someone who does, this is your chance to show off your farm
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Safeguards put in place to avoid spread of viral disease among horses, other animals

May 6th, 2015 | By

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com Because of confirmed cases of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus, or VSV, in horses in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah within the last week, the Idaho State Racing Commission and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture have put some safeguards in place for Live Race Meets in Idaho. Any livestock — equine, bovine,
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ISU in planning stages of building new $20 million basketball stadium

May 5th, 2015 | By

By Kyle Franko kfranko@journalnet.com Jeff Tingey believes the timing is right to make a major move. Idaho State University’s director of athletics has spent the past eight years improving the athletic program’s facilities. From a renovated weight room, to an outdoor practice facility and Miller Ranch Stadium, Tingey and ISU have done their best to
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