Museum of Idaho begins expansion

The planned expansion of the Museum of Idaho, projected for completion in mid-2019, will roughly double the size of the museum. Courtesy of the Museum of Idaho

City elected officials, philanthropists and other prominent local figures gathered Thursday for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off a major expansion of the Museum of Idaho.

A mile in their combat boots

Students play on a Howitzer from the Idaho National Guard during Veterans Day services at Eagle Rock Middle School, on Thursday. John Roark/

On Thursday, the seventh- and eighth-grade students at Eagle Rock Middle School participated in what has quickly become a beloved annual tradition while honoring those who served in the armed forces.

Firth students, community celebrate Veterans Day

Bob Reinich, president of the Veterans Mobility Corporation, speaks to audience members during Veterans Day services at Firth High School on Thursday. The Veterans Mobility Corporation provides free power wheelchairs to veterans.

FIRTH — Col. Dwight Richins stood in front of hundreds of people Thursday — a crowd of young and old, dotted with military uniforms — and hesitated before speaking into the microphone.

Chobani CEO announces Idaho expansion

In this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya speaks during the grand opening of the company's new plant in Twin Falls, Idaho. Greek yogurt giant Chobani announced Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 a $20 million expansion of its world's largest yogurt plant in south-central Idaho to serve as the company's global research and development center. Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he's thrilled to begin building a 70,000-square-foot innovation facility in a region he's dubbed the "Silicon Valley of food."(Ashley Smith/Times-News via AP, File)

TWIN FALLS — The founder and CEO of Chobani has no regrets about moving his Greek yogurt company to southern Idaho, a region embroiled in the national debate over refugee resettlement that spread to company boycotts by far-right bloggers and conspiracy theorists.

I.F. District 91 considers path forward on bond

Idaho Falls residents prepare to cast their vote during Tuesday’s election at the 4-H Hamilton Building in Idaho Falls. A $110 million bond initiative from Idaho Falls School District 91 failed to secure the needed supermajority to pass. The bond would’ve paid for a new Idaho Falls High School and a modernization of Skyline High School.

Idaho Falls School District 91 officials have some work to do following Tuesday’s bond failure. 

Bingham County won’t join CEI

Voters in Bingham County overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to join the College of Eastern Idaho on Tuesday. About 61 percent of voters there opposed the measure, which only needed a majority to pass, unlike the earlier vote in Bonneville County, which required a two-thirds majority.

Bond to rebuild Idaho Falls High School fails

Gym members leave Apple Athletics in Idaho Falls during Tuesday’s local elections. Idaho Falls voters went to the polls to cast ballots in a number of city races as well as to vote on an Idaho Falls School District 91 bond proposal. John Roark /

A $110 million Idaho Falls School District 91 bond initiative failed to garner the supermajority of votes necessary for approval.



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