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Auditions for Madagascar Jr will be December 19 & 20 4:30-6 pm at the Nuart. Be prepared to sing 30 seconds of a song. 18 and under only.

IDAHO FALLS– Tarot reading has become more mainstream in the last few years and there are a lot of people who are grateful it is becoming more accepted. Heather Frederick is the proprietor of Awakening in You on Facebook and Instagram. She is a magic inclined tarot reader who reads where a p…

BLACKFOOT– Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" opened Friday at the Nuart. This production was co-directed by Philip and Megan Bucklein, who have always wanted to directed and their dream has now become a reality. Broadway Bound is about two brothers who are trying to bring their comedy writers to…

Originally started as a spin-off from the hit television show JAG (Judge Advocate General) which followed the life of US Navy Commander Harmon Rabb and Major Sarah Mackenzie, NCIS was an instant hit. JAG shined light on the lives of attorneys working to carry out the justice system inside th…

RIGBY– This coming weekend the Snake River Renaissance Faire will be opening their doors for the public. The faire is veteran owned and the administrators will be donating their proceeds from the raffle to local veterans groups. 


Snake River School/Community Library has had an amazing reading workshop this June.  The last one will take place today, June 26 at 10:00 A.M. and 1 P.M. Their theme this year for summer reading is "A Universe of Stories" giving them the opportunity to talk about all things space.


Bingham county band “Under Western Skies” slated to perform in Blackfoot‘s park this August and in American Falls for the salmon feeding July 13. The group can be found on gigsalad.com

Buckles like this will be given to sponsors as a “thank you“ from EISF. Many board members agree that this is the best buckle the fair has given out.  They’ve been giving away these buckles for over nine years. 

Entertainment seems to go through cycles. The major form of entertainment for the children and found adults now follows a new platform: Streaming. Not streaming in the sense of flipping on Netflix or Hulu to binge watch a TV series, but rather logging into Twitch or Mixer and being able to i…

Cinderella, the high school play, shows for the last time tonight (4/13) in Shelley. Before the play, Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother, two stepsisters, and the prince all trained darling little girls how to be princesses.


Ashlee Jenkins, Lead Zoo Keeper at ZIZS, said this is the largest turnout she’s seen for “Free Day at the Zoo” in quite some time. The zoo is currently working on a new wetland exhibit and a petting zoo playground.

Elisa Magagna I recently had the privilege of watching the movie premier of “Unplanned,” the story of Abby Johnson who was the youngest director (in history) of a Planned Parenthood clinic.Before getting into my opinion and experience, which I’m sure will offend someone (unfortunately), I wo…


Left to right: Mary Martin, Sue Goodman, Don Kelly, Elisa Magagna, Duane Leiseth, And Max Martin. The band, named Gospel Connection, let Elisa Magagna, Manager of the Morning News, jam with them on Tuesday, March 26. The group belongs to Christ‘s Country Cowboy Church which gathers every Sat…

The Snake River Public Library held their family night Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. The theme was all about the circus. Families gathered and participated in the fun activities put on by those who work for the library.

After only getting to peruse the open beta for Tom Clancy's Division 2 during their open beta weekend, the problems that plagued the initial title have been fixed, seamlessly.

POCATELLO -- It's that time of year again to polish up those hot rods and hogs and make the trip to the Holt Arena. Friday starts the 13th annual Chrome in the Dome, and the show kicks off at 2 p.m. and goes till 9 p.m. Then on Saturday, the doors open at 9 a.m. and will stay open till 7 p.m.

The Snake River Library is all decorated for St. Patrick’s Day. There’s even a special tree with charms hanging from it, and a leprechaun trap! Also go check out the amazing women’s history display where you  and your family can learn about first ladies and some other amazing facts For women…

The Blackfoot High School drama class started the night off with a wonderful performance. The audience appeared captivated the moment the young men and women took stage. Backstage before the show, the students were practicing, getting dressed in their costumes, and socializing with their cas…

BLACKFOOT – The Nuart Theater has made major renovations over the last year, and the end of the project is planned for the end of June.

BLACKFOOT – When it comes to video games, every company is trying to build a bigger, better mouse trap. The recent craze of battle royale games has taken every platform by storm, with ones like Fortnite being multi-platform, meaning that no matter the preference, gaming with friends with dif…


Anne Hall is excited to announce that her vintage clothing store will be hosting a fashion show at the convention center in Fort Hall on March 2 at 11 a.m. 40 different local models will wear amazing vintage clothes Hall  selected for them to showcase. 

Every Friday at 10 a.m. Blackfoot Livestock Auction in Blackfoot, Idaho will be auctioning off some amazing cattle. It‘s said to be quite entertaining. Plus, there’s a café that ranchers say serves some of the best burgers in southeastern Idaho. 

In October I found out I had stage 2 cancer. Although cancer-free now, the consequent surgery left me unable to play the violin for months. When Ron and Dottie Barrett read a story I’d written for the Morning News in January, they reached out to me and asked if I’d come “jam” with them. I wa…