Officials: Plenty of water to go around

Scott Stevens, Mike Lanier, and Rick Williams check snow conditions Jan. 21 on Lionhead Peak near Henry’s Lake. Water officials report that eastern Idaho irrigators should have an adequate water supply this season thanks to above-average snowpack near the Snake River headwaters. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Farmers and other eastern Idaho irrigators should have an adequate water supply this season thanks to above-average snowpack near the Snake River headwaters and strong storage carryover from the prior year, experts say.

Jenson, Johnson ready to represent at Olympics

Jessika Jenson signs helmets for members of the Johnson family during a meet and greet with the Olympian on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Selected to the U.S. Olympic team 18 hours apart in late January, Rigby snowboarder Jessika Jenson and Victor alpine skier Breezy Johnson are a few days away from competing in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Jenson made her second Olympic team while Johnson made her first.

Skyline students gather 57K cans in “Soup”er Bowl

Maricruz Mendoza, left, and Payton Bird, center, along with other Skyline students, move boxes of canned goods Wednesday. The school collected roughly 57,000 cans. Over the last 14 years District 91 has donated roughly a million meals according to Heidi Guza, student government adviser and English teacher at Skyline High School. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Both teams won the “Soup”er Bowl this year.

Ellwood gets 40 years for child sexual abuse

Defendant William Ellwood listens to Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Dewey during his October trial. Ellwood was sentenced Tuesday to 10 to 40 years in prison for each of the seven convictions for lewd conduct and 10 to 25 years for one count of child sexual abuse by making an electronic recording or photograph. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

An Idaho Falls man accused of sexually abusing a child for five years was sentenced Tuesday.

Article V convention considered

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The perennial consideration of a resolution that would call for an Article V convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution saw nearly three hours of public testimony Tuesday, but that wasn’t enough for all members of the public who attended to make their case. So the hearing will resume tomorrow.

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