Veterans Day calendar

A field of hundreds of American flags. Commemorating veteran's day, memorial day or 9/11.

To commemorate the men and women who have served our nation, the area offers ceremonies, services and meals. Please call for promotion specifics.

Blackfoot couple raising conjoined twins

Nick Torres hugs his daughters, conjoined twins, Carter, left, and Callie at the Utah Center For Assistive Technology in Salt Lake City, on Monday. The Utah Center for Assistive Technology is having a fitting for a specialized jumper made for conjoined twins. The device is the first to help the girls into a standing position with no assistance. Adam Fondren / The Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — When Nick Torres learned his wife was carrying conjoined twins, one of the many earth-shattering realizations that swept over him was that buying basic necessities for his daughters — from clothing, to car seats, to toys — would become exponentially more complex.

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.

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