Farming workshop helps small farms

Tiffany Maughan, from Utah State University, right, speaks with Rodney Nef about creating a high tunnel during a small farming class held at the Bonneville County Extension Office on Friday. Nef said he’s interested in learning about high tunnel construction because it’d allow him to extend his growing season. John Roark /

High tunnels aren’t quite a greenhouse, but they’re close and employing one can yield crops hundreds of times larger than in the field. 

I.F. juniors to visit Minidoka camp

Genesis Cortez, left, and Faith Katseanes read about the history of the Minidoka National Historic Site after a talk by Hanako Wakatsuki, the site’s chief of interpretation, Monday at Idaho Falls High School. Cortez and Katseanes will be going on the field trip to the site. “It’ll be a good opportunity,” Cortez said. “It’s important to know and remember it.” John Roark /

As part of their year’s lesson on World War II, Idaho Falls High School juniors are learning about a dark chapter in our local history that hasn’t always gotten much attention.

Wyoming mule deer migrates almost 250 miles

University of Wyoming graduate student Rhiannon Jakopak works with mule deer doe 255, the deer with the longest-distance migration route ever recorded, in March 2018 in the Red Desert. Biologists use blindfolds to keep deer calm during captures. (Benjamin Kraushaar, Wyoming Migration Initiative)

The longest recorded migratory mule deer herd in the world travels about 150 miles from the Red Desert in southwest Wyoming to a place called the Hoback.

D93 trustees want one more boundary change plan

Scott Woolstenhulme, assistant superintendent at Bonneville Joint School District 93, addresses trustees about possible elementary school boundary changes on Wednesday. The district’s board directed Woolstenhulme to come up with a third proposal to balance student populations in the southern portion of the district. John Roark /

Bonneville school trustees want to see one more elementary school rezoning proposal before they make any decisions about where students will go this fall.

Groundbreaking held for new INL buildings in I.F.

Mark Peters, Idaho National Laboratory director, speaks to audience members Wednesday during the groundbreaking for two new facilities, the Collaborative Computing Center and the Cybercore Integration Center, at Idaho National Laboratory’s Idaho Falls campus. John Roark /

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Wednesday for two new buildings that are expected to play a major role in expanding Idaho National Laboratory’s research and cybersecurity work.



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