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Harvest Hoedown for a Cause

Rigby High School hosts an even to benefit two families in the area.

Published October 17, 2016

Story by Myles Primm

When people look for support they often look to their neighbors for help. But what if a whole community contributed to help out some families in need?

That is the purpose behind the Rigby High Harvest Hoedown. All of the money will go to the families of Shalese Martin and Hadley Larsen. Shalese has recently underwent a heart transplant as well as multiple heart surgeries and Hadley has brittle bone disease.

The event features a live band, dinner, silent auction, and activities for children. Tickets are purchased at the door and are $10 per person or $40 per family.

For more information you can visit the I Love Rigby Facebook Page.

Evan McMullin Visits Idaho

Evan McMullin will visit Southeastern Idaho this weekend to meet supporters in the area.

Published October 14, 2016

Story by Myles Primm

Presidential candidate Evan McMullin will make his forst trip up to Southeastern Idaho this weekend to answer questions about his campaign.

According to his website, McMullin will be in Idaho Falls tonight at the Boy Scouts of America — Grand Teton Council, 3910 S Yellowstone Hwy from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tomorrow October 15th, He will be in Rexburg at Madison County Library from 10 a.m until 12 p.m. to meet supporters and answer questions.

If you are interested in attending the event you can RSVP on the website.



New Rexburg Night Club Opens

Published October 3, 2016

Story: Nicholas Ruiz-O’Donnal


Nighttime entertainment has returned to Rexburg with a new business called “The Shed Night Club.”

Cydnie Leishman the owner of The Shed says her idea came when she was in high school, “When I was in high school and college here it was Retrix, so Rexburg used to have a dance club and it was fun.  It was good fun, it gave us somewhere to be so when it closed we all thought, ‘oh that would be so fun to having something back and we employ a lot of college kids and there always looking for something to do.’”

Leishman understands the weather is not always cooperative and it could affect Rexburg events, so she wanted to create a place that’s indoors as well as reliable and consistent.

Leishman’s father has lived here for 40 years and after retiring from his western wear store called Curt’s Corral, she bought the building on 2nd East near Highway 33.

“Friends came in one day when we were in there and said you should do a country night here and I thought ‘Oh ya, that’s a cool idea,’ and then couple weeks later we were to do dinner with some friends and we were running some business ideas together,” said Leishman. “We had the empty building and she said you should do a dance club and so that’s where it came from.”

Not only will this be a place for fun and excitement, but also an opportunity.

“We also wanted to get new DJ’s  that are up and coming, we want them to open give them a chance for somewhere to play cause there are not a lot of places in Rexburg.”

The Shed has many hopes and expectations of fun, live and safe entertainment.

Thursday night is country night from 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday night is College Night for 18 and above from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  and Saturday night is High School Night for 16 and above from 9 p.m. to midnight.

This Friday night is a “Get Down and Nerdy” theme, beginning at 9 p.m. and with the opportunity of winning tickets to see Maroon 5 in Salt Lake City October 8th. Check out their Facebook Page for more details. If you have any questions call (208) 727-7979.


Brake for Breakfast

A new initiative made to help women get checked for breast cancer in Idaho.

published September 30, 2016

Story by Myles Primm

downloadCancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States and most of the cancers when caught early can be treated.

So what keeps women from going to get a check up for breast cancer? Southeastern Idaho hospitals are hoping to change that with their initiative called “Brake for Breakfast.”

Student reporters Bryce and Nina Janne spoke with some survivors about their experiences with breast cancer with the hopes they will encourage women not only to attend the event but take the time to get checked.

Their podcast will be passed out to those waiting to be checked for a mammogram so they can receive more information.

The event will go from 7 A.M. to 9 A.M.

First Naturalization Ceremony in Grand Teton National Park’s History

17 new American citizens swear the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.

17 new American citizens swear the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, Grand Teton National Park hosted a ceremony to naturalize 17 new United States citizens. The ceremony was the first of its kind to take place in the park, and is one of more than 100 taking place in national park sites across the country this year in celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary.

Kelly H. Rankin, Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Wyoming, presided over the ceremony in the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose. The ceremony got underway with the Pledge of Allegiance and The Star Spangled Banner, sung a cappella by Jackson Hole High School students Emma Detrick and Mila Centrella. Judge Rankin then recognized each of the 17 naturalizing citizens and administered the Oath of Allegiance.

“National parks aren’t just about scenic beauty, but they represent sites of conscience, sites of commemoration, these sites are the storybook of America,” Acting Deputy Superintendent Vickie Mates told the new citizens. “As you contemplate what it means to be an American citizen and these places that you now own, I would ask you to also play a role in protecting them and preserving them. Get out and explore.”

Lori Scialabba, Deputy Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Judge Rankin also addressed the new citizens.

The 17 naturalized citizens originate from 11 countries including Brazil, Canada, China, Iran, Italy, Guatemala, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand and the Philippines. Each of them left the ceremony with a passport to their national parks courtesy of the Grand Teton Association.

The National Park Service has partnered with US Citizenship and Immigration Services to promote awareness and understanding of citizenship since 2006. Since the launch of the partnership, national parks have hosted naturalization ceremonies for thousands of new Americans. To learn more about the naturalization process, visit


Source: Grand Teton National Park Media Release

Fire Meteorologist is Optimistic about Fire Season

REXBURG, Idaho – This year’s wildfire season is looking to be much calmer this year.

by Dale Spaulding 

published June 30, 2016 

With summer in full swing, and counties like Bannock enacting fire bans, southeastern Idahoans may wonder if this year’s threat of wildfires is growing. But this season as a whole doesn’t look particularly exciting.

According to Bafil Newmerzhycki, a fire meteorologist with the US Forest Service, we have had a very wet winter. That means, with the runoff from mountain tops still coming through SE Idaho’s valleys, the dangers of wildfire won’t effect the area that strongly.

Bafil explained that the phenomenon of El Niño, which normally brings much drier weather in winter, actually brought more moisture to Idaho than normal. As La Niña approaches, Bafil seemed intrigued with what the new weather patterns might mean.

You can hear the full interview with him, as well as the research he’s been doing on our area’s rare El Niño event, on our Soundcloud page, here.

Young BYU-Idaho Entrepreneurs

Three students from BYU-Idaho are preparing a website that will give professional experience to college students. Co-founders Ben Orchard and Jared Nygren, and web designer Daniel Hang Ho, started a website called “Talent Cloud”.