Idaho Falls prepares for the eclipse

In this Aug. 31, 1932, file photo, eclipse watchers squint through protective film as they view a partial eclipse of the sun from the top deck of New York's Empire State Building in New York. Destinations are hosting festivals, hotels are selling out and travelers are planning trips for the total solar eclipse that will be visible coast to coast on Aug. 21, 2017. A narrow path of the United States 60 to 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina will experience total darkness, also known as totality. (AP Photo, File)

Hundreds of people from across eastern Idaho crowded into the Civic Auditorium on Wednesday night to learn more about Idaho Falls’ plans for the upcoming eclipse.

Finalists named for Idaho Supreme Court opening

The Idaho Judicial Council, chaired by Chief Justice Roger Burdick, interviews 7th District Judge Greg Moeller in the Idaho Supreme Court’s courtroom on Tuesday; he was one of 13 applicants for an opening on the high court, and one of four selected for a short list of finalists Thursday by the council. Betsy Z. Russell / The Spokesman-Review

BOISE — Three state district judges and one Boise attorney were named finalists Thursday for a much-sought-after opening on the Idaho Supreme Court.

Outdoor industry flexes political muscle in US land fight

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks during the Outdoor Retailer show Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Jewell is calling President Donald Trump's review of two dozen national monuments highly problematic and out of step with what Americans want. Jewell said at the nation's largest outdoor recreation trade show that Trump is treating national parks like contestants on a game show when he should be respecting measured decisions made by past presidents. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY — Outdoor recreation industry leaders aren’t going quietly as they stage their last trade show in Utah before moving it to Colorado.

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