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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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The Patriot Bull Run set for July 4 at Idaho Falls

Apr 28th, 2015 | By

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com IDAHO FALLS — Those who have running with the bulls on their bucket list will have a chance to check off that goal this July — without even having to go to Spain. The Patriot Bull Run is modeled after the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, according to organizers, but
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Senate fails to override veto of ban on instant racing

Apr 7th, 2015 | By

By Kimberlee Krusei Associated Press BOISE — The Idaho Senate has failed to override Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto on legislation that would have made roughly 250 slot-like betting machines in Idaho illegal. However, senators passed three letters questioning the legality of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s notification actions. The Senate voted 19-16 on Monday, just
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Lava Hot Springs KOA Campground opens for season today

Apr 1st, 2015 | By

LAVA HOT SPRINGS — The Lava Hot Springs KOA Campground, located at 100 Bristol Park Lane in Lava Hot Springs will be opening for the 2015 camping season today. The Lava Hot Springs KOA is one of 485 open-to-the-public KOA campgrounds in the Kampgrounds of America system in the U.S. and Canada. To celebrate 53
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Some Yellowstone roads open to bicycle use

Mar 17th, 2015 | By

   YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Bicyclists now are able to ride across part of Yellowstone National Park for the first time this year.   The roads between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs now are plowed.  On Monday, the route opened to non-motorized travel.   Bike-riding the 49-mile route can be a challenge this time of
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Warm weather causes Pebble Creek to close early

Mar 17th, 2015 | By
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   Anders Johnson, of Pocatello, cuts through a gate during the Telemark Festival on Saturday at the Pebble Creek Ski Area. The snow is competing with the dry patches for dominance during this unseasonably warm winter.

By Debbie Bryce For the Journal    INKOM — The 2014-2015 ski season at Pebble Creek Ski Area has come to an end.   The ski area announced it would be closing early this year due to warmer than usual weather.   The winter in Pocatello this past year has been the warmest in recorded history, and keeping adequate
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Brewfest brings good cheer to Old Town

Mar 17th, 2015 | By
Sarah, Joni and Wayne Hofeldt, in the foreground from left, show off their 2015 Gate City Brewfest mugs outside the Flipside Lounge in Pocatello on Saturday. View a photo gallery at idahostatejournal.com .
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By Michael H. O’Donnell modonnell@journalnet.com      POCATELLO — Hundreds of happy beer drinkers sampled cold ones at 14 different locations in Old Town Pocatello Saturday during the 5th annual Gate City Brewfest.  A veteran of past brewfests in the Gate City, Jeff Trudick was mixing with old friends and new at Villano’s Italian restaurant on North
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Handball championships come to Pocatello

Mar 14th, 2015 | By
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By Debbie Bryce For the Journal POCATELLO — For the next two days, about 40 of the best handball players in Idaho will be in Pocatello for the state championship tournament. The 2015 Idaho State Handball Tournament is hosted by the Pocatello Handball Association and will be held at Fitness Inc. in the old Westwood
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