Biologists hopeful for Tex Creek winter

Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area was among the areas hardest hit by the Henry’s Creek Fire last year. Some 22,000 acres in the management area burned. John Roark /

As mule deer, elk and moose make their way back to Tex Creek Wildlife Management area to spend the winter, they will find an ecosystem that’s on its way to recovery but still has along way to go.

Hundreds fed at Community Thanksgiving Meal

Sharla Turville, in red, takes a dessert order from Heavenly Grace Packard, 11, during the Community Thanksgiving Meal put on by the Salvation Army and hosted by the Elks Lodge on Thursday. “Too many people are ungrateful,” said Carla Packard, Heavenly’s mother, “it’s a blessing to be alive to be thankful for every little thing. Just be happy.” Roughly 700 dinners were served during the dinner. The local Salvation Army has been putting on the Community Thanksgiving Meal locally for 28 years but the tradition started in 1898. John Roark/

The Salvation Army’s Community Thanksgiving Meal fed hundreds of local residents on Thursday at the Idaho Falls Elks Lodge. Now in its 28th year in Idaho Falls, the annual dinner featuring traditional holiday fare was the result of hundreds of hours of work put in by scores of volunteers.

County, city reach zoo deal

Bonneville County Commissioner Bryon Reed, left, shakes hands with Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper after the city and the county reached a deal that will result in the expansion of the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park. Also pictured is Bonneville County Commission Chairman Roger Christensen. courtesy city of Idaho Falls

The city of Idaho Falls and the Bonneville County Commission have struck a deal that will resultin the expansion of the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park.



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