I.F. war hero’s remains identified after 68 years

courtesy of the Columbus (Neb.) Telegram Randy Chinn, pictured at age 66 in 2014, holds a picture of the father he never knew. Master Sgt. Leonard Chinn of Idaho Falls was killed in Korea in 1950. His remains were identified last week. courtesy of the Columbus (Neb.) Telegram

Army Master Sgt. Leonard Chinn was a hero from Idaho Falls. After 68 years missing in action, his remains have been identified. “It’s overwhelming,” said Randy Chinn, his son, on hearing the news. “I never knew him. He’s never had a burial or a memorial.”

New Idaho Falls Power director takes the reins

Bear Prairie, Idaho Falls Power general manager, poses for a photo at the upper hydro power dam on the Snake River on July 7. Priaries first day as director is Friday after eight years with the utility and more than 20 years in the industry. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

The recent story about Bear Prairie’s foresight saving the city about $500,000 in electricity and repairs is a key example that explains why he was promoted to the position of general manager at Idaho Falls Power.

Housing study shows city, county lacking inventory

Homes undergo construction in Carriage Gate on May 31. An affordable housing study for Idaho Falls and Bonneville County conducted by the Idaho Policy Center at Boise State University found that the county must add 1,000 housing units over the next five years to keep up with population growth. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Bonneville County needs another 1,000 housing units over the next five years to keep up with population growth.

3 wolves killed near Stanley after sheep attacks

In this Jan. 14, 1995, photo, a wolf leaps across a road into the wilds of Central Idaho north of Salom, Idaho. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, said it killed the wolves earlier this month near Stanley at the request of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game after confirming wolves killed six sheep. (AP Photo/Douglas Pizac, file)

Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group.

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