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Photo of the week

May 26, 2015

Heather Peterson submitted this photo of a "Memorial Day ride with the POW MIA!"

Coming up this week

May 25, 2015

Monday, May 25
• Memorial Day BBQ at Gem Village Assisted Living from 12-2 p.m. $5 a plate. There will be a bouncy house for kids.
• Memorial Day ceremony at Grove City Cemetery that will include a presentation of wreaths by community organizations. The presentation begins with a special speaker and raising of the flag, then the presentation of the wreath on the tombstone representing the unknown soldier. The American Legion will conclude the ceremony with 21 gun salute. There will be a BBQ afterward at the American Legion Hall at 436 N. Fisher in Blackfoot.

Wednesday, May 27

Popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now

May 23, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being because of weather damage and maintenance.
In Yellowstone, the iconic Brink of the Lower Falls trail is closed in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone because of a mud and rock slide that deposited a 7-by-8-foot boulder on the route, effectively blocking the path.

Zipline course coming to Idaho's Beauty Bay

May 23, 2015

COEUR D'ALENE (AP) — For $95, almost anyone can zip through the trees in the steep hills overlooking Lake Coeur d'Alene's Beauty Bay.
Timberline Adventures, of Coeur d'Alene, is finishing up a "tree canopy" style zipline course there, where customers can travel from platforms built high in towering Ponderosa pine trees, Douglas fir and tamarack. Tours will be available Mondays through Saturdays during the season.

Crank your lemonade cred with 5 easy sweet-tart infusions

May 23, 2015

Associated Press

We're going to come at this one a little backward, and you're going to love us for it.

Straight up fresh lemonade is, of course, delicious. It's the classic summer refreshment. And we're going to walk you through making a truly wonderful basic lemonade, as well as some terrific infused lemonades that doctor up that basic batch with some fantastic complementary flavors.

BLM offers tips for holiday weekend

May 22, 2015

BOISE — A wide range of recreational opportunities abounds for individuals of all ages and interests in Idaho. As Memorial Day approaches, BLM offers the following tips for safe enjoyment of the outdoors:
Camping: Most BLM campgrounds throughout Idaho are open and ready for the weekend. Please keep these tips in mind:
• BLM campsites in Idaho are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis; online reservations are not offered.
• Recreation use fees are in effect for many established BLM sites; please be responsible.

VIDEO: Homemade Basic BBQ Sauce

May 22, 2015

Pet talk: Dealing with fleas and ticks

May 21, 2015

Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Stories can be viewed on the Web at
Summer’s long, warm days make for perfect outdoor playtime for the whole family, especially our pets. However, with this abundance of outdoor activity comes an increased risk for our pets to carry fleas and ticks into our homes. Not only are these pests a nuisance, but they can also bring with them a variety of diseases harmful to both humans and animals. 

VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"

May 21, 2015

Weekend calendar

May 20, 2015

Saturday, may 23
• Dessert auction fundraiser at the Elks Lodge at 7 p.m. Chocolate Buffet:$5 Sweets Buffet:$5. Desserts will be auctioned all night.
• Snake River High School Greenhouse is open from 12-4 p.m. On sale are flowers and vegetables started and grown by Snake River High School students.

Monday, may 25
• Memorial day BBQ at Gem Village Assisted Living from 12-2 p.m. $5 a plate. There will be a bouncy house for kids.

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