Four hospitalized, one jailed after car hits pole

Rexburg Police officers were called to 75 North 2nd East at about 8:53 p.m. Monday when a 2008 Saturn VUE hit a light pole. Four people were taken to the hospital, including two in critical condition. The driver was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence. courtesy Rexburg Police Department

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct information on the conditions of the crash victims and the hospitals where they are hospitalized. An earlier version of this article contained wrong information supplied by a police spokesman.

Many regional ski resorts open Thanksgiving weekend

Jason Walleser, left, and Johana Henne ski toward Mary’s Nipple at Grand Targhee Ski Resort on Nov. 5. Grand Targhee Resort claims to be the first resort in the country to be 100 percent open. John Roark /

While many plan to focus on family and a big meal this Thanksgiving weekend, others will head for skiing opportunities throughout the region.

Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

FILE - In this May 9, 2008, file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of a female southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking sage grouse protection plans in six Western states after a federal court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some protections in Nevada. (Jerret Raffety/Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)

BOISE — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies and others that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada.

Ahlquist pledges to reduce Idaho’s opioid deaths

Tommy Ahlquist speaks to audience members during a governor candidates forum, sponsored by the Idaho Falls City Club, at the Tingey Administration Building in Idaho Falls on Aug. 24. A former emergency room doctor, Ahlquist on Monday unveiled a plan to fight opioid drug abuse. John Roark /

Working as an emergency room doctor for more than 18 years, Tommy Ahlquist says he saw first-hand the “devastating effects” of opioid overdoses and deaths.

T-giving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone pardoned

President Donald Trump, center, with first lady Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump, pardons Drumstick at the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. This is the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using his pardon power to keep a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster.



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