The idaho Enterprise/Caribou County | June 20, 2024

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4th of July Parade Grand Marshal Linda Anderson

The rotary club of Soda Springs announced that it had named Linda Anderson as this year’s 4th of July Parade.

Linda has been a lifelong Idaho native living in Lund, Bancroft, Grace, and Pocatello until finally settling in Soda Springs in 1958 with her husband Dewey to manage her family’s store, Sanders Furniture.

Linda and Dewey were married March 28, 1958. When Linda and Dewey met, he was working as a tire recapper in Pocatello while Linda was working at a music store. Linda was supposed to have a date with someone else, but Dewey had other plans. He showed up to get her instead, and the rest is history. Dewey and Linda were happily married for 58 years until Dewey’s passing on October 14, 2016. They have a long legacy of love with six children plus one, thirty-four grandchildren and an amazing seventy-one and a half great grandchildren.

Linda is an avid read-

er and loves going to the library. She and Dewey loved taking long Sunday drives and traveling to rodeos all over the country. She lights up when she talks about traveling around to the rodeos with a mattress in the back of their van, stopping for the night wherever they could find a tree to park under. She has been a tremendous asset to out community by being involved in many, many organizations over the years including Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Red Hats, Booster Club, and Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She’s an avid sports fan and is often seen at high school sporting events cheering on the kids. She loved being on stage and participated in the community theater every year and was always willing to sing at funerals and play the piano at church along with many other callings. She says some of her favorite things about living in Soda Springs are that there are different things going on all the time, the people here, and the many friends

over the years. Thank you, Linda and her family, for your years

Last weekend, one of the city of Soda Springs’ most anticipated events of the summer for many people took place in its traditional spot in the City Park. Over the course of a Saturday that saw fantastic weather, the Pizza Run Car Show brought in thousands of people to view over a hundred cars from Model A’s to modern marvels, eat a range of food, participate in fun, games, and raffles, and spend time together in a tradition that now spans over a quarter century.

As one of the event organizers Jennifer Squires explained, there have been and are countless people responsible for putting the show together and running it, so we can’t cover them all here. The Enterprise was able to catch up

with Ryan Carpenter however, who is a core member of the car show team. He offered some insight into how it came about, and what it means to the community.

In terms of how the show started, it began with humbler roots in the Lallatin’s parking lot. As Carpenter tells it: “In 1997 Matthew “Pizza” Lindsay passed away in an auto accident, at the age of 20. Matt was a friend to many. A group of his friends got together in a celebration of his life, drove hot rods and gathered in the Lallatins’ grocery store parking lot. After a couple of years of these gatherings (that started to get a little rowdy with encouragement from law enforcement), a number of them decided to legitimize things and hold an official car show.

The first car show was held in 1999 with around 50 cars.

From those humble beginnings, the car show has expanded to well over 100 cars each year with more than 2,000 spectators gathering to enjoy the show. The Main Street Cruisers car club was formed, and through the years has branched out to include the Caribou County Angel Tree at Christmas time for

low income families and also providing college scholarships for high school graduates. These charitable benefits are funded through generous donations and proceeds from the car show.”

As the history suggests, the event began as something of an outsider event but has evolved into a featured spot on the city’s calendar. Again, in the words of Carpenter: “The car show has evolved from a bunch of early 20 somethings, with some generous adult supervision and help, to now the kids of that young group being actively involved with a hope of continuing well into the future. The car show started with participants paying an entry fee and is now a sponsored show, with participants being free to enter. Sponsors are able to award a trophy to the car they have selected. By making a free show, it has encouraged people to not only try this show, but to keep coming back, year after year.”

Over time, the scope of the show has evolved as well, as more and more people and local volunteers and businesses have become involved. The show started as a way to memorialize Matt, but has now added two additional memorial awards for individuals who were integral in the success of this show, brothers Travis Hopkins and Tysen Hopkins. Food and entertainment have also changed over time. “In the beginning

George Strait breaks concert record set by the Dead (CNN) The country music star performed at Kyle Field at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas over the weekend and set a new record for the largest US ticketed show in history. The crowd topped at 110,905 people, which broke an all-time attendance record set by the Grateful Dead at New Jersey’s Raceway Park in 1977. A little over 107,000 concertgoers were in attendance at that Dead show. According to Billboard, Straight told the crowd, “We got some Aggie’s out there? Oh yeah! I’m ashamed to say this, but this is my first time to ever be in Kyle Field… damn. Just invite me back, I’ll come!”

Surgeon General calls for warnings on Social Media

(AP) The U.S. surgeon general has called on Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms similar to those now mandatory on cigarette boxes. In a Monday opinion piece in The New York Times, Dr. Vivek Murthy said that social media is a contributing factor in the mental health crisis among young people. “It is time to require a surgeon general’s warning label on social media platforms, stating that social media is associated with significant mental health harms for adolescents. A surgeon general’s warning label, which requires congressional action, would regularly remind parents and adolescents that social media has not been proved safe,” Murthy said. “Evidence from tobacco studies show that warning labels can increase awareness and change behavior.” Murthy said that the use of just a warning label wouldn’t make social media safe for young people, but would be a part of the steps needed. Social media use is prevalent among young people, with up to 95% of youth ages 13 to 17 saying that they use a social media platform, and more than a third saying that they use social media “almost constantly,” according to 2022 data from the Pew Research Center.

Grizzly shot in Island Park

On the night of June 6, an Island Park resident shot and killed a yearling male grizzly as it charged the man’s girlfriend in front of their home near Last Chance. The man said he and his girlfriend were exiting their vehicle and heading into the house when she screamed, drawing his attention to a bear running in her direction. The man was removing items from the vehicle, which included a shotgun that he was able to raise and fire toward the bear, causing it to turn and run away. Idaho Department of Fish and Game responded to the scene upon receiving a call about a dead bear near the roadway. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the homeowner acted in defense-of-life during a surprise encounter with the bear from a short distance. Grizzly bears are protected under state and federal law, and Fish and Game would like to remind people that grizzly bears may be encountered in the Greater Yellowstone area as well as in north Idaho.

Caribou County, Idaho June 20, 2024 | Vol. 1 No. 20 $1.50 IN THIS EDITION NEWS IN BRIEF Looking Back Pg. 7 Obituaries. Pg. 10 State Rodeo Finals Results. Pg. 12 Tom's Trains at the Historical Museum Pg. 3 Cindy Erickson Retires Pg. 4 Soda Springs 4th Event Schedule Pg. 6 Caribou C ounty
26th annual Pizza Run Car Show hits town over the weekend
she has made at the store of dedication and service to our community. It’s people like you that make small town Idaho so great! Linda Anderson, this year's Parade Grand Marshal While the lines never really got any shorter over the afternoon, the taste was worth it at the Main Street Cruisers grill. CAR SHOW On Page 2

Car Show

the only concessions were soda pop in a cooler and a table with snacks. Main Street Cruisers now has a custom cooking trailer, built by Custom Iron, where they serve up burgers, hot dogs, navajo tacos, scones, chili and all the fixings,” Carpenter says. “They offer t-shirt sales and raffle prizes too. Main Street Cruisers like to think their raffle is the best in all the car shows of Idaho. There is routinely more than $5,000 in raffle prizes. In the early shows, there was live music and local bands playing throughout the day for musical entertainment. A live DJ/announcer is now a staple to the show, providing hours of musical entertainment and fun for all. Over time, and in an effort to include the community, we have added family friendly activities. There have been dance parties, bounce houses, sand art and glitter tattoos. We have involved local vendors and other charitable organization to be a part of the day.”

It has been a family affair over the years, which tracks with an event started by a small group of friends in the nineties. As happens to everyone, things change and families grow over time, and participation in the show has come to include the children of the original founders. “Because we have been doing this for 26 years, we have been able to see young families who started coming with children, to now see those children come and bring their families,” Carpenter says. “Hearing people say this is their favorite show is always a motivating factor to keep doing the show year after year. The community involvement in the show has always been amazing. What started as a bunch of young punk kids, with their old cars has turned into the second largest event in Soda Springs and the

community has rallied to support that.”

As the afternoon rolls on, the items which are given away by way of raffles are nearly constant. In addition to the raffle prizes, prizes for cars are also contributed by sponsors. At this point, the list of sponsors is substantial, and included at the end of this article. On behalf of the organizers, Carpenter adds, “Main Street Cruisers hold each sponsor in high esteem. Their generous donation allow this show to happen, without them, this show would not be possible. Their donation allows the entire community to come enjoy the day of classic cars, good food and great people.”

As you’d expect, there are no plans for the future other than to continue to grow the show every year, hopefully preparing it for the grandkids of the original founders. “Main Street Cruisers hopes to continue to expand and grow the show as the second and third generations become more involved. A tradition has been laid and we hope it evolves into a bigger and better show each year,” as Carpenter says.

As a great way to kick off the hotter portion of the summer, the show brings a lot of attention to the downtown city center, and gives everyone a chance to meet up outside in the sun. As Carpenter summarizes it, “In addition to funding scholarships and the Angel Tree program at Christmastime, the show attracts visitors from all the surrounding states, allowing people to experience what Soda Springs is really about. A day of fun, laughter, memories and nostalgia. The Main Street Cruisers would like to thank the community for being gracious hosts of this show for these past 26 years.”

Sponsors: A+ Contractors, Advantage Plus Federal Credit Union, Alan Brown Bee Company, Alaula Tan and Nails, Alliance Title and Escrow, Associated Tow-

ing, Associated Towing and Repair, BILLY, LLC, Barnes Family, Broulim’s, Bryant Smith Projects, Caribou Ford, Caribou Medical Center, Cobblestone Inn and Suites, Cole Automotive, Cole Farms, Craig’s Backhoe Service, Custom Iron Work, D&D Machines, Danger Boy Carquest, Davis Repair, Dirt Bag Ranch, Divine Dance Studio, Driven Rides, Dunford Mountain Muffler and Repair, Gate City Real Estate, Henesh Construction, Idan-Ha Indoor Theatre, Ireland Bank, Jason Ashley Family, Jeff’s Body Repair, Lakey Farms, Lallatin Food Town, Lester Customs and Repair, M&R Sports, Main Street Diner, Mocha Man’s Espresso, Mountain States Insurance Group, Mountain View Dental, NAPA Auto Parts, Patterson Quik Stop, Perk’s Electric, Point S Tire and Auto Service, Reid’s Plumbing and Heating, Rindlisbaker Farms, Rosie Scott, Royster’s Welding Services, Sanders Furniture and Appliance, Shane’s Service Station, Simmons Family Farms, Soda Sip, Soda Smiles, Soda Springs Fire Chief, Soda Springs Phosphate, Soda Suds, Soils Alive, Somsen Lumber, Star Physical Therapy, Sweet Grass Cattle Company, The Flower Box, Torgesen Family, Torgesen Farms, Trail Canyon Lodge, Vaughan Smith Construction, Windy Point Lumber.

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Ryan Carpenter talks to Doug Hofelt, who custom built “Old Stinky” from
a 1995
Cummins 12 Valve and a 1941 military WC-12.
The name
comes from the orginal
of the vehicle, which had been stored in a feedlot for many years.
Tyler Shelton and Jake Hirsbrunner were on hand to sell raffle tickets for a rifle to be auctioned by the American Legion after the parade on the 4th. Everyone was welcome at the car show, from restored tractors to hot rods. Dozens of prizes were raffled off throughout the afternoon, thanks to donations from many sponsors. Jackson Burnett of Preston won the Matt “Pizza” Lindsay Memorial Award with his 1972 Chevy. Ryan Burnett’s 1936 Chevy Pickup was awarded the Tysen Hopkins Memorial Prize.

Tom’s Trains

Tom Stoor grew up in the same building where his parents operated Stoor’s Grocery on the ground floor with the family occupying an apartment upstairs. Being the youngest of three boys by several years his older brothers shared a bedroom in the front next to their parents and Tom got the bedroom with the low ceiling in the back of the building. The ceiling was not an issue for the youngster and the positive was that the room was actually two small rooms, one for his sleeping and the other housing a good sized model train layout complete with a tunnel built in the back corner.

When we took possession of the building at 100 E. Hooper back in 2018 Jerry Stoor told us about play-

ing with his cousin Tommy’s train along with most of the other kids in the neighborhood. It was a popular hangout. The trains and track were long gone, but the table and tunnel were still there and we discussed at some point it might be fun to set it up again, but then the idea was put on the back burner and other more pressing needs were tackled. That is until early last winter when Carol Goodsell’s sister-in-law informed Carol’s brother, Blaine Anderson it was time for him to find a new home for his model trains. With a train and tracks available the restoration of Tommy’s railroad was now a possibility and Jerry and Carol went to work cleaning out the space we had been using for storage for the last five years. With the rooms cleared it was determined the old tables were too rickety and the tunnel too deteriorated for

use, so they were also removed, and they started from scratch.

To dress up the project Jerry recruited Diane Olson to share her talents and she painted murals depicting Chester Hill and the geyser on one wall, Caribou Mountain, and Mt. Sherman on two other walls.

Gus Greene added authenticity by building a scale model of the Soda Springs Depot. The end result is a pretty eye-catching display and was a big hit with the third-grade field trip this May. Usually, we spend about 30 minutes touring the museum with each class, but it took about an extra 15 minutes per class this year because we had to coax them out of the train room. Stop by and check it out some Saturday and prepare to duck unless you’re a kid!

Fund Raiser for Family in Grace

Bryan and Valerie lost their home in Grace, ID this past winter from a fire that destroyed their home, ALL their belongings as well as their precious dogs who were unable to escape. The family is now facing this unimaginable tragedy. They are now left with the daunting task of rebuilding their lives from scratch.

We are creating this fundraiser to rally support for our friends during this difficult time. Your generous contributions will be more than just financial support, your kindness and compassion will remind them that they are not alone in their struggle. Together, let's show our friends that we stand with them in their time of need. Thank you for your generosity and for being a source of strength and support for our friends during this challenging period.

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Gus Greene's Depot replica. Diane Olson and Jerry Stoor in the middle of all the work. Tommy Stoor about age seven or eight.

After an amazing career, Cindy Erickson retires as library director

It is difficult to imagine the Soda Springs Library without Cindy Erickson, who has been at the helm of the local institution for over two decades. During that time, she has seen all manner of things change, from the kinds of materials that the library keeps on its shelves, to the way libraries are viewed in the state and country. As she reflects on many years spent trying to make the Soda Springs library the best of its kind in the area (and succeeding admirably!), it is with both pride and a bit of wistful trepidation about actually stepping down. Which is to say, it’s unlikely that she won’t continue to be a large part of the library’s operations and success going forward, from all indications.

“It feels humbling,” Erickson says, clearly somewhat surprised at the impromptu retirement party planned by the library staff. “Twenty-three years. So many things have changed.”

One of the major changes Erickson discussed was the types of materials held by the library. “A library used to be thought of as a place where only books are presented to people, and we’ve seen changes in the ways to get information—it’s exploded. From cassette tapes for audio when I first got here, to cd’s that we thought would be the answer to everything until we saw them come back with scratches all over. And now everyone can download through the library, through the internet. It’s amazing how much things have changed. We used to carry more than two thousand audio books when they were the big thing. We used to have people commuting and coming into the community from the big plants and we would give them library cards and they would come in and check out a lot. That part of information gathering is getting smaller and smaller, but still people are hungry for information. They’re hungry for stories, and they have been since the beginning of time.”

It’s important to point out that Cindy is a big believer in the communal role of libraries, but she is also a big believer in the fundamental importance of storytelling and information itself. “The power of a story can’t be overstated. I see children come in that are voracious readers, and they light up when they see that the next book in their series came in, and they’re excited to tell me about a series they’ve heard of at school and ask me if I could get it. And honestly, a lot of credit goes to our city council and mayors over the years. Because they have allowed us enough of a budget— it’s not exorbitant, by any means—but when our patrons come in and need information you should see them when we tell them we can purchase that and add it to our collection.”

Erickson sees the library as a reflection of the community it serves, and feels that those who are critical of libraries across the country are missing a major part of the picture. “So, book by book and request by request our collection gets built, and it reflects the interests of the people in our community. All libraries are that way. I wish people could understand that. When we see things attacking library collections and librarians as people who push things on others, that isn’t how it is. It is much more community built, from the outside in. We’ve been advocating that for a long time.”

The library truly is one of the last community public squares that exist in the twenty-first century. With the dispersion of centralized public areas and the competing virtual forums many people occupy instead of realtime locations, libraries are a solid and physical reminder of the kind of face to face bazaars of information, conversation, and colloquy that characterized most of civilized history.

The library functions as much as a public sphere as a repository of writing. “We are able to help in ways most people wouldn’t think about. We have families and moms bringing their kids in just to play. We are not a quiet library,” Erickson laughs. “I’ll say that right now. And I’ve gotten in trouble a few times for that, but we are a gathering place for the community.”

During our discussion, Mayor Austin Robinson stopped by to wish Erickson well. She explained that she was still going to be around as a Friends of the Library member. The Friends was started by Erickson about twenty years ago. “I always had this dream that someone would leave the library a million dollars, and we’d do an expansion. But as a department of the city, it would go through them, of course. So we needed a 501 (c3) to take donations. We can write grants through it and it has helped a lot. We’ve had a small group of amazing people work on it for a lot of years. It’s very much alive and running.”

Before she took the position, Erickson had come from Arizona, where she was an artist and realtor. “I was afraid we had moved to the edge of the civilized world, but I came to find out that Soda Springs is the world. Just as all politics is local, everything good is local. She was an avid library user, but when she first got the position she did not have much experience in the specifics of the job. When Mayor Hansen talked to her after she had first been hired, she remembers him saying, “’I’m going to trust you to learn how to become a great librarian, but what I want you to do most is bring people back to

the library.’ So that’s been my whole mission. That night, I knew that ‘You Have a Friend at the Library,’ so we put a big sign on the door and slowly built bonds with the community. But it’s not me, it’s hundreds of people.”

“I’m just so thankful. It’s the most rewarding job I have ever done. And I hate the thought of leaving, but I’m getting older. Pretty soon they’d be saying ‘aren’t you leaving yet?’

I’d better leave while I still can do my job right. I’d like to do my own art, and dink around and build up my garden. I have nine grandchildren, and I’d like to be free to help them, and travel around to all the things that they are interested in doing. My mother is 96, and my sister and I take care of her. She has recently fallen, and the rest of the summer is going to be in a rehab place with my mom.”

Erickson reassures those who ask that she has no plans of leaving the area. “My life is here, and my interests are here. My family is here. Inside these walls is a very special place to me. It’s been an absolute honor to be the librarian,” she says. A new librarian will be hired by the Library Board under the direction of the mayor, and should be ready to take their position soon after Erickson’s retirement is official. “I have no doubt that we’re in good hands. It’s going to be better than fine. They’re going to be better than me, and keep it going. And I can go and play the backup.”

She also has no fears for the future of the library. “My staff is so strong, and so good. All of them love the library like I do, and that’s what you need. And then the rest happens, and people come. And our children’s programming has grown from very small to where now we’re serving over 500 kids. We have one of the largest summer reading programs in the state, and we’re just a little town with a couple stoplights. But we’re doing something right—we just love our neighbors, and they love us back.”

Erickson will officially stay in her position through June to oversee her final summer reading session. June 28 is her last day, and the Slip n Slide day is scheduled for June 26. She would not commit to sliding, though she always has in the past. The tradition started about fourteen years ago, and has been the official closing activity for summer reading ever since. “They have a great time—they can slip and slide, and run around the park and get their summer reading prizes, and it’s pretty darn fun. And usually, whether inadvertently or on purpose, I end up slipping a few times!”

Erickson was clear to express her gratitude for the support of all three mayors that she has worked with—

Kirk Hansen, Jim Smith, and Austin Robinson. “They’ve all brought their own personalities to things, but they were just amazing to work with. And we couldn’t have done what we’ve done without them and the council.” Mayor Hansen made sure that the kids room had carpet, instead of the originally budgeted cement. Mayor Smith was largely responsible for pushing for the library expansion during his tenure. And Mayor Robinson has worked closely with Erickson on a number of projects over the years. “They’ve all just been fantastic to work with!”

Despite the end of her term approaching, Erickson is still a nonstop blur of activity. She has a number of recently completed, still underway, and soon to begin projects she is still juggling. One of Erickson’s most recent projects has been the freeze drier, which she purchased for the library after loving her personal one. “It thought it was kind of a silly idea, but that things is used twenty-four seven.” The Friends of the Library was able to fund the addition of a kitchen area to a small downstairs bathroom, and now the freeze drier is a community gathering spot of sorts. “People can share with us how they did what they did, and we can share it with other people, and there’s been a lot of information shared through that wonderful, silly project. I didn’t see that coming!”

The Bayer Fund grant has recently allowed for the installation of a storage shed that will be used to store tables and chairs, and materials for a lot of seasonal activities. “This is a game changer, for sure.” “The Bayer Fund has been amazing to the library. They have been consistent friends and partners.”

Down the road, Erickson would like to see the back of the library have a full patio and steps leading down to the park. “We’re so lucky that we’re in a park! Most libraries don’t get to be in a beautiful, charming little park.”

An amphitheater was also started by Erickson and her husband, and she hopes down the road to expand that project as well. We start the summer reading early, and there was dew on the ground, so we thought we should get the kids off the ground. A grant helped us get the stones for it.

Cindy will undoubtedly still be around as those projects move forward, and as part of the Friends of the Library, it’s likely she’ll spearhead many more. Based on the outpouring of love and support as she retires, the residents of Soda Springs certainly hope so.

“I’ve made friends I won’t ever forget. And I hope I’ll remain as much a part of the community as I have been,” Erickson says.

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While she plans to remain around as much as possible, Cindy will officially step down as director on June 28. The entrance to the library was recently adorned with a carved cactus in honor of Erickson’s Arizona roots. A plaque will soon be mounted to the wall near the door. She joined her staff for the unveiling of the statue. This storage shed will allow for a lot of storage, clearing up space inside the building. It was purchased with a grant from Bayer. Erickson credits Mayor Austin Robinson with being a huge supporter of the library and its community mission.



June 20 – Thursday

Catholic Daily Mass (6:30pm)


June 21 – Friday Caribou County Senior Dinner

Bridge @ The Senior Center

Catholic Daily Mass (9am)


June 22 – Saturday


June 23 – Sunday

Presbyterian Services

Caribou Bible Church Services

Catholic Mass (8:30am)

Open Arms Church Services

LDS Services

June 24 – Monday

Catholic Daily Mass (9am) Movie in the Park (Dusk)

County Commissioner (9am)

June 25 – Tuesday

IDAH-HA Matinee Summer Movie

June 26 – Wednesday

Caribou County Senior Dinner

Pinochle @ The Senior Center

Catholic Daily Mass (9am)

Children Story Time @ Library

10:30am or 11:30am


June 27 – Thursday

Catholic Daily Mass (6:30pm)



June 23 – Sunday

LDS Services

June 24 – Monday

Preschool Story Hour @ Library 10:30am


June 23 – Sunday LDS Services


River Jorgensen, June 8

Chad Allred, June 15

Jay Allred, June 21

If you would like to add yourself, your kids, loved one, friend or family member to our weekly birthday list, contact Sherrie at 208-766-4773 or email


1782 Congress approves Great Seal of the United States of America with the bald eagle as its symbol

1819 The SS Savannah reaches Cork in Ireland after a 29 day and 11 hour voyage from Savannah, Georgia to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic or any other ocean

1840 American inventor Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

1867 U.S. President Andrew Johnson announces the Alaska Purchase

1893 Lizzy Borden acquitted of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts

1960 "The Huckleberry Hound Show" by Hanna-Barbera becomes the first animated program to win an Emmy

1975 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released

1990 Asteroid Eureka is discovered

1994 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

2015 1000 humanoid robots named "Pepper" sell out in under a minute ($1,600 each) in Japan, according to its creator SoftBank Robotics Corp.

2017 U.S. toymaker Mattel releases 15 new body types for their Ken doll, including one with a man bun

2023 Site of Julius Caesar's assassination in Rome, Largo Argentina square, dating back to third century BC, opens to the public for the first time



Kathleen Marie Beidinger, Altaville, speeding (16 mph or over), $98.50, costs $56.50

Julia Claire Brodie, Goodspring, fail to use safety restraint, $10.00

Laura P. Camacho-Garcia, Arlington, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Ruth Irene Covert Decker, Denver, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Matthew Todd Ebling, Mechanicsburg, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Chelese Worthen Hunt, Layton, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Daegen Jason Keller, Rigby, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Jerodi Maxleni Lalopau, Magna, speeding (16 mph or over), $98.50, costs $56.50

Rahul Shashikant, Evensville, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Nicole N. Panttaja, Pocatello, speeding (16 mph or over), $98.50, costs $56.50

Ramakrishnan Ravikumar, Union


Every meal served with Juice/Milk/ Coffee

June 21 - Birthday Dinner, Hamburgers, Potato Salad, Watermelon, Potato Chips, Birthday Cake & Ice Cream (In-House Only)

June 26 - Spaghetti, Green Salad, Apricots, Breadstick, Spice Cake

City, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Juan Camilo Rios Suarez, NA, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

William C. Scott, Port St. Lucie, speeding (16 mph or over), $98.50, costs $56.50

Jiling Wang, Flushing, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Jessica Marie Yost, Bancroft, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50SODA SPRINGS POLICE

Mekhrojiddin J. Bobomurotov, Brooklyn, speeding (16 mph or over), $98.50, costs $56.50

Michael L. Buchoiz, Lewistown, fail to use safety restraint, $10.00

Ryan Reece Carter, McCammon, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Ivonne S. Wilkes, Paris, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50


Zane Earl Rust, North Logan, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Jordan J. Wong, San Diego, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50

Extension Office Offering Three Exciting Camps

The Caribou Extension Office is excited to be offering three camps at no charge. The first is the Big Fish Camp. This camp will be taking place over a three day period June 24-26th. Participants will meet at the Extension office each day at 8:30 a.m. On the first day there will be an activity in the office. The second day participants will be bussed to the Black Canyon Fish Farm in Grace for a tour of the facility. The final day of this camp participants will be fishing at Tingey’s Pond followed by a fish fry of their catch.

The next camp will focus on Geology. This will be a two day camp on July 8th and 9th. Day one will be an activity at the Extension Of -

fice. Day two participants will be transported to Minnetonka Cave for a tour. Lunch will be provided on the 9th.

The final camp will be their Farm to Table Tour. This is just a one day activity that is taking place on July 17th. Participants will meet at the Extension Office at 8:30 a.m. Participants will then load the bus and travel to Cache Valley. Students will get to visit Gossners Foods, IFA and Theuer’s Meats. They will plan on returning to the office by 2 p.m. that same day.

For further information on these and other summer activities for your kids contact the Extension Office at 208-547-3205.

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Rotary Club Schedule of Events

“Made in the USA” Traditional county-wide Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, July 3

2-4 p.m. City Park FOAM PARTY! The Soda Springs Fire Department will spray foam that is fun (and safe) for everyone. You may want to bring a swim suit, towels, lawn chairs, etc. Clean water will be available to wash off.

3-5 p.m. Soda Springs Library Friends of the Library Annual Books Sale and Plant Sale. Inside the Library. 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. Culpepper and Merriweather Circus “Under the Big Top” at Kelly Park. Tickets are available at US Bank, City Hall, and Caribou Jacks.

Thursday, July 4

6:30 a.m. Octagon Park. Rotary Club’s 5K Fun Run/Walk and registration 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Run starts


Soda Springs Jt. School District No. 150 Caribou, Bonneville, and Bear Lake Counties, Idaho

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Trustees of Soda Springs Jt. School District No. 150, Caribou, Bonneville, and Bear Lake Counties, Idaho, for general contractor/construction manager services in the scope of a proposed bond for repairs and renovations at Thirkill Elementary School and new construction at Soda Springs High School. Request for Qualifica-

at 7:30 a.m. Fee $20 until morning of race and a $5 fee may be included with no promise of a race day shirt. Register at https://register.chronotrack. com/r/80753

7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. City Park. Lions Club Breakfast. $8 adults, $5 children 6-12, under 6 free.

9:40 a.m. Chevron station start. Kids Mile fun run for ages 12 and under. No registration or fee required. Those under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. More information can be found at City Hall. Sponsored by Ireland Bank.

10:00 a.m. Highway 30. Traditional July 4th Parade. Theme “Made in the USA!” Grand Marshal: Mrs. Linda Anderson. Parade starts by Dave’s Tackle, lineup at Presbyterian Church. Registration forms at City Hall or by contacting Amanda Larsen at 307-6796193 or Katie Muir at 208-650-1150. The email address is

tions (RFQ) forms can be obtained by emailing facilities@sodaschools. org, picking them up at the District Office, 250 East 2nd South, Soda Springs, Idaho 83276, or by calling 208-547-3371 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

RFQ forms must be submitted to the District Office at 250 East 2nd South, Soda Springs, Idaho 83276 until 4:00 p.m. Thursday July 11th, 2024 at which time proposals will be opened and publicly read aloud. Qualifications received after the stated date and time for the opening will not be considered.

The Board of Trustees will


Road Apple Roulette—Parade course is marked off in grids. Tickets have corresponding numbers. The winners are based on where horses drop “apples.” Participants don’t need to be present to win. Winners will be announced before the fireworks. Tickets can be purchased from any Rotarian, Caribou Medical Center and Clinics, and various local businesses. 1 ticket for $5 or 5 for $20. Big prizes include $1,000 cash from Itafos Husky/North Dry Ridge Project, $350 worth of garden products from Bayer and Caribou Jack’s; five $200 gift certificates from Lallatin Food Town; $150 gift certificate from Broulim’s Grocery/Ace Hardware; three $50 gift certificate from Patterson Quick Stop, and a Blackstone Griddle from Caribou Medical Center.

After the Parade—City Park. Free Carnival, bounce house, 4 on 4 volleyball, 3 on 3 basketball, and

make the final decision and reserves the right to reject any and all RFQs.

Alexa Allen – Business Manager

Soda Springs Jt. School

District No. 150 Caribou, Bonneville, and Bear Lake Counties, Idaho

Published June 20th, 2024 and June 27th, 2024 in the Idaho State Journal, and Idaho Enterprise.





Corn Hole tournament; $20 per team. Call Nikki Hansen at the rec department for team entries at 208-360-0980.

To register for a concession booth ($25), call Debbie Dumont with the Chamber of Commerce at 208-5634821. Forms can be picked up at City Hall. Space will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

6:00 p.m. Kelly Park play fields. Come hang out and relax. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray. 8:00 p.m. Kelly Park. Listen to free, live music entertainment by Cherry Peak Resort. Food trucks will be available.

10:00 p.m. Kelly Park. Spectacular Fireworks. Free entrance to Kelly Park, donations gratefully accepted. Sponsored by Caribou Medical Center, Itafos Bayer, Caribou Ford.

THAT the Bancroft City Council will conduct a public hearing on July 8, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bancroft City Hall, 95 S. Main, Bancroft, Idaho, to consider a request by Brandon Wistisen, applicant and property owner, for approval of a zone change from I-1 Industrial to A-1 Agricultural. The site that is the subject of the request i9s 223 North 100 West, parcel number: 035402006010 and a portion of parcel 030000156601

Description 8, 39, 15. Both parcels located west of Equity Avenue.

Said request is on file at Bancroft City Hall, 95 S. Main and can be inspected during regular business

hours. Such file will contain materials relevant to the request, the contents of which may change prior to the date of the hearing.

All persons desiring to be heard should appear at this hearing. Written testimony may be sent to the City of Bancroft, P.O. Box 39, Bancroft, ID 83217. Written testimony after July 1, 2024 will not be entered into the record of read at the public hearing.

Individuals requesting special accommodations should contact the city office 24 hours in advance of the meeting 208-648-7648.


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The following stories are summarized from past issues of the Caribou County Sun over the last fifty plus years. The Enterprise thanks Mark Steele for permission to use the contents, and the Grace Public Library for access to the archives.

5 Years ago, 2019

Katy Bergholm of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee presented an update to the Soda Springs city council and mayor. The committee will be putting out a survey during the 4th of July week, to gather input from the community about various aspects of the plan. Because the response rate to surveys is often very low, the city was planning to add incentives to responses such as gift cards to be received by those who completed the survey. The comprehensive plan lays out the city’s short, medium, and long term goals for development and growth, as well as resource management for the city looking forward. A typical response rate for this kind of survey is generally from 3 to 5 percent.

It was reported that the Soda Springs Summer Reading program grew from 115 to 153 children, with funding by Monsanto, Bayer, and grants, which paid entirely for the program.

Soda Springs disc gold enthusiasts formed a disc golf league beginning in June, which will continue through the fall. All ages and abilities were welcomed into the league. UItimately, the league will help to “unify the community” and “help revitalize the course at Arthur Kelly Park.

George Parker of General Crop Aviation and the Idaho Agricultural Aviation Association discussed the importance of aircraft to the success of the ag industry across the county, especially in Idaho. Wildfire spotting, herbicide application, emergency medical assistance and other points were highlighted as part of the discussion.

It was reported that local truck hauling a livestock trailer had crashed just west of US 30 outside McCammon, carrying cattle, which became loose as a result. The driver was not injured, but several cows reportedly died as a result of the crash.

Editor Mark Steele took a rare moment to praise the machine of local government as after attending a recent city council meeting, which he characterized as efficient, productive, and useful. He also admitted to an inability to control his “flip phone,” and a resulting barrage of muttered cursing.

The 21st annual Main Street Cruisers Pizza Run Car Show was held on June 15 at the City Park. The event includes a $500 scholarship to a Caribou County student. In addition, the event handed out over $5,000 in raffle prizes, and supported the local Angel Tree project.

Rocky Mountain Power kicked off Energy Vision 2020, which included three new windfarms in Wyoming t bring 1,150 MW of power to the system, which represented a 60 percent increase of the total available to customers throughout the line. Longer blades and other improvements were also being made to the existing wind infrastructure to increase efficiency.

The Grace High School music program received a donated from the book sale proceeds of the book “Gentile Valley: The first 100 Years.” The committee responsible for putting out the book felt that the GH music program has been outstanding under the direction of Beth Buxton, and they wished to support its growth. The committee inculded Ted and Willadene Smith, Dean and Dorothy Hogan, Robert and Relda McGregor, Dee and Ethleen Andreason, Eddie and Sandra Jensen, Maxine Wilker. The book itself is a combined effort, and seeks to preserve the history of the local area.

Plans for the 2019 4th of July parade and surrounding events were announced, and included multiple grand marshals, all of whom were 100 years or older in accordance with the theme “100 Years of Caribou County.” The grand marshals

include Merrill Hulse, Norma Bennett, and Eva Sorensen. The Culpepper and Meriweather Circus will be coming to town beginning the 3rd of July, and the Fireworks at Foam were scheduled for the 5th, with the day itself given over to the traditional parade events. Skeeter the Circus Clown will also be in town and residents are advised to watch for her.

Training for public officials, educators, and others at identifying alcohol or drug-impaired students was held in Chubbuck for the southeast Idaho region. The training was sponsored by Southeastern Idaho Public Health and the Idaho State Police, and was designed to help create a safer learning environment by given faculty the ability to evaluate any drug use on campus as a first line of defense.

10 years ago, 2014

A tour of Fairview Cemetery hosted by the Caribou Historical Society was held over the weekend. The tour visited nine graves of “infamous” people from Soda Springs history, including Laura Alice “Six-Shooter Sal” Mecham, Jesse “Cariboo Jack” Fairchild, Frank E. “Denver” Smith, Dr. Ellis Kackley, a Morrisite Family (Neils, Mary, and Abe Anderson), and Wagon Box Grave, Judge Landis Eastman, and Thomas Corrigan.

Local dentists Doctors Jerry Walker and Gary Lemarr were among the many who donated to the Caribou County Food Bank. The Food Bank holds an annual food drive during the year, but takes donations at any time during the year. This is especially true of personal hygiene items, paper products, and food for freezer storage. During the summer, local gardeners are welcome to donate produce to the SEICAA office. Volunteers from the Beta Sigma Phi sorority help to collect, distribute and organize the donations.

The 12th annual Caribou Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Scramble took place over the weekend, with 18 teams signed up to support the fundraiser for the hospital. A Ford Fusion was offered as the grand prize to the first player to score a hole in one on the infamous 204 8th hole, which bears the original wagon ruts of the Oregon Trail.

The Idaho State Police responded to a call at milepost 374 east of Lava Hot Springs. A westbound semi pulling a tanker full of liquid hydrogen had become stuck in the soft groun d on the shoulder where it had pulled over. The trailer was listing to the side and in danger of becoming a hazard. Eventually, it was righted and put back on the road, which was reopened.

The Idaho delegation responded to Bowe Bergdahl’s release as a POW this week. Senator Mike Crapo said “we celebrate with Bowe, Bob, and Jani Bergdahl as this wonderful news brings an end to their five year ordeal.” Senator Jim Risch echoed the sentiment, sitting, “Bowe has been held for five years against his will by the Taliban and Haqqani network. I can only imagine the joy and relief Bowe and his family are feeling at this moment.” Representative Mike Simpson thanked the State and Defense departments for their efforts at obtaining Bergdahl’s release, and wished him the best as he returned home to his family in Hailey, Idaho.

With the theme of “Agriculture—America’s Lifeblood,” the Soda Springs Rotary Club selected 98 year old Wilda Phelps as the grand marshal for the 4th of July parade. Mrs. Phelps was born Wilda Holbrook in the pioneer town of Chesterfield alongside her twin sister Elaine in 1915. She has lived in Caribou County all her life. She married Christopher Henry Phelps in 1937, and took over a family farm in the Ten Mile Pass area, raising barley and wheat. Chris Phelps served as the mayor of Soda Springs, and Wilda served on the board of the Famer’s Home Administration.

20 years ago, 2004

Grace resident Larry Brethauer

woke up at 4 a.m. by what sounded like thunder. The noise turned out to be his roof being lifted off by an isolated microburst, and hitting a power pole nearby. The mini-tornado also knocked down several trees and scattered yard items. By Friday evening, neighbors gathered to put a new roof on for Brethauer who lives east of Grace on Harwood road and help clean up.

Recently members of the North Gem High School choir and band, in conjunction with the Grace High School choir and mock trial traveled to Hawaii to perform and tour. A total of 65 people including students and adults flew to Honolulu where they were welcomed with flower leis and transferred to the Ohana Waikiki Towers Hotel. The group visited the Polynesian cultural center, snorkeled in Hanauma Bay, and visited Pearl Harbor.

Hundreds of items were picked up by the Soda springs Post Office employees as part of a drive for personal hygiene items. These are items that cannot be purchased with food stamps, ranging from toilet paper to shampoo. The items will be given to SEICAA for distribution at the Caribou County Food Bank.

Major vandalism was reported at Ledge Creek, which amounted to $600. Juveniles had torn the roofs off the spring houses and used them for fire wood. Soda Springs police reported that several juveniles were involved in the incident, and several had been arrested in connection with it. They were charged with trespass, destruction of public property, and other misdemeanors.

A building south of the geyser was purchased by the city of Soda Springs for the Christensen family. The property was sold for $8,500, and the city hoped to use it as a location for restroom facilities and a visitors’ information stand.

Betty Miller of Soda Springs, Nancy Newey of Grace, and Arlene Sorensen of Bancroft attended the annual Vocational Teacher Education Conference of the State Department of Vocational Education in Pocatello. The theme of the meeting was “The Conceptual Methods of Teaching.” Gayle Ormond, a former resident of Soda Springs who will be teaching in American Falls, also attended the session.

30 years ago, 1994

The Soda Springs Post Office hosted a customer appreciation day on Friday. Prizes were given away, and refreshments were served. The public was invited to come and let the Post Office employees show their appreciation to their customers. The Bancroft Post Office also held its customer appreciation day. Leola Casperson, Post Master, sent out information to inform people of the special event. Drawings were held during the day. Coloring books were given out to kids, and cake and soda were consumed.

“The Basques in Idaho” is a traveling exhibit on one of the state’s most interesting and important ethnic groups. The exhibit will be at the South Bannock County Histor-

ical Center in Lava Hot Springs, with a presentation by Idaho State Historical Society President Arthur Hart.

Idaho has one of the largest Basque populations outside of Spain, but even so Dr. Hart found it interesting that not many residents were familiar with Basque culture, which he hoped that the traveling exhibit would go some way toward remedying.

Three students from southeast Idaho received scholarships from Boise State University. Corky Hansen of Grace received the Sunrise Award for creative activity for his work with the Spanish language. He also received a second place award from the Idaho Press Club for investigative journalism. He is the son of Alan and Julie Hansen of Grace.

Lions Club president Mark Krall presented mayor Kirk Hansen and Director of City Services Lee Godfrey with a $5,000 check. The money paid for the materials, and the city provided the labor to rebuild the Hooper pavilion. The old cinder blocks were removed, and new sliding panels were installed, similar to those at Kelly Park. The Lions Club had built the original pavilion years ago, and wanted to make sure they were part of the reconstruction efforts. Lions Randy Prescott and Hal Snell were project chairmen.

40 years ago, 1984

A sample of the classified section includes “1.2 acres in country with 14 x 70, three bedroom, wood burner and new carpet, garage and workshop, landscaped yard and orchard, large garden, close to Grace, asking $22,000.” One bedroom furnished apartments in Soda Springs were letting at $150 a month.

Darrell Lindsay retired from the Union Pacific railroad after 37 years of service, mostly spent in Soda Springs. Darrell planned to spend a lor of time fishing and hunting after his retirement. His wife Gwen will continue working at the Caribou County Courthouse. Bess Weaver of Grace has been appointed the 1984 Arthritis Foundation House-to-House Campaign head for the city. The Idaho Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation is a source of information about rheumatic diseases, and hopes to guide those who need information or assistance to clinics, specialists, and other personnel and agencies who can help with issues related to the condition.


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Friday, June 21

Saturday, June 22

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IDAN-HA THEATRE -INDOORTuesday, June 25 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (PG) Sweet and awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman is desperate to fit in at school, but she mostly just feels invisible. She's prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective mom forbids her from getting in the water. 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (All seats FREE) 208-547-3282 Thank you to our Sponsors: • Alaula Tan & Nails Salon • CJ Skinner • MR&E • Dan & Lisa Wild • Enders Events Kids Free Summer Matinee Every Tuesday DEADLINE to submit items for THE IDAHO ENTERPRISE IS FRIDAY AT 4:00 P.M.

Soda Springs 2023 Consumer Confidence Report

We are pleased to present this year's Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year's water quality as well as additional information on our drinking water.

The City of Soda Springs routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water in accordance with federal and state regulations. At low levels, these substances are generally not harmful in our drinking water. The following table pictured on the next page shows the detection of the following contaminants in your drinking water for the period of January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023.

Units of Measurement

Units of Measurement

Micrograms per Liter (ug/L): Equivalent to one part per billion

Micrograms per Liter (ug/L): Equivalent to one part per billion P icocuries per Liter (pCi/L): A measurement of radioactive substance per Liter

The City of Soda Springs provides drinking water from six groundwater wells (Ledge Creek Springs A, 1, 2, 4, 5, and Formation Well).

As water travels through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. The EPA prescribes regulations that limit the number of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems, ensuring its safety to public health.

These regulations are the health and safety standards to which your drinking water is held:

• AL (Action Level): The concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

• MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

• MCLG (Maximum Contaminant Level Goal): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.

• MRDL (Maximum Residual Disinfection Level): The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water.

• MRDLG (Maximum Residual Disinfection Level Goal): The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.

Some people may be more vulnerable to drinking water contaminants than others. These individuals can include:

• People undergoing chemotherapy

• Persons who have undergone organ transplants

• People with HIV/AIDS, immune system disorders

• Elderly individuals

• Infants and young children

These individuals should seek advice about drinking water from their healthcare providers.

Additional Information for Lead: If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. You can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for up to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.

Parts per bil lion (ppb ): One part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years

Picocuries per Liter (pCi/L): A measurement of radioactive substance per Liter

Parts per mill ion ( ppm): One part per million corresponds to one penny in $10,000

Parts per billion (ppb): One part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years

Parts per million (ppm): One part per million corresponds to one penny in $10,000

Contaminants that may be present in source water can include:

• Inorganic contaminants: Salts and metals that can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or agriculture.

• Pesticides and herbicides: May come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.

• Microbial contaminants: Viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.

• Organic chemical contaminants: By-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.

• Radioactive contaminants: Naturally occurring or the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-479 or at its website,

Reduce Your Water Bill! Tips for Conserving Water in Your Home

• Take short showers - 5-minute showers use 5 gallons of water rather than 50 gallons for a bath.

• Shut off the water while brushing your teeth, washing your hair, and shaving. Use a water efficient showerhead to save you up to 750 gallons a month.

• Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.

• Fix leaky toilets and faucets. Fixing it or replacing it with a new, more efficient model can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.

• Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it and during the cooler parts of the day to reduce evaporation.

• Visit for more information.

For additional information, please contact your water operator. Daniel Squires at 208-540-2436;

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Farmer’s Market in Soda Springs

There are many places around the region to get fresh produce and unique handcrafted items, but on Thursdays there is no need to go any farther than City Park in Soda Springs, where from 11 to 5 every week vendors will be on hand with a wide and interesting variety of items. Vendors are likely to vary somewhat from week to week, but there’s a good chance that if you need fresh bakery items, art, soap, furniture, antique pocket knives, and possibly even kittens, the Farmer’s Market might have what you’re looking for.

Suzanne Weeks can be contacted by anyone interested in reserving space at the Famer’s Market, or caught in person on Thursdays. Last week, those on had included David and Teresa Eastman, with fresh baked goods, Suzanne and Dan Weeks, Lara Richardson with

coconut oil soap, Della Perlsen and Andrea Wilkins with handcrafted items, Becky Rasmussen with Vintage furniture, Dean Gentry with a collection of vintage pocket knives, Jessica Price with sour dough bread and other deliciousness, and Daphne Allen with a range of art work.

Allen is pioneering the art of “barn quilts,” which are painted geometric pattern designs for decorating outbuildings, and are becoming quite popular across the country. She will be hosting a workshop on the art on June 22 at the American Legion/Veterans building across from the City Park, starting at 9 a.m. and going until afternoon.

Make sure to find a reason to head downtown on Thursdays to see what’s new at the Farmer’s Market.

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Lara Richardson sells handmade soaps and related items at the farmer's market. Dan Weeks mans the booth at the entrance to the market with his wife Suzanne who was on break at the time.. Della Perlsen and Andrea Wilkins have created a wide range of fun textile items. Briefly on break, Dean "The Stick Man" Gundry sells antique pocket knives and other items. Daphne Allen is bringing barn quilts to Caribou County! She is hosting a class at the Veterans Building across from the park on June 22. Jessica Price sells sourdough bread products and other amazing organic wares. David and Teresa Eastman were almost sold out of baked treats by the time the afternoon rolled around. Becky Rasmussen sells a fun variety of antiques and vintage furniture.


Neil B. Fullmer

June 21, 1943 – June 16, 2024

Neil B. Fullmer, beloved husband, devoted father, and faithful servant of God, peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father in the early morning of June 16th, 2024.

Born on June 21, 1943, in Driggs, ID, to Garmount and Lorna Fullmer, Neil was the second of five children. He was blessed to grow up at the base of the Teton mountains surrounded by cherished grandparents, loving parents, siblings, and extended family.

After graduating high school, Neil moved to Provo UT, where he attended BYU and met his sweetheart, Susan. They were married on July 17, 1964 in the Idaho Falls Temple. Neil joined the Army and served in Vietnam before finishing his degree at Idaho State University. He worked as an accountant at the INEL before taking a job with Monsanto, which led them to Soda Springs ID, where they would raise their family and later retire in the summer of 1999.

Neil had a love of people and never hesitated to talk to everyone and make new friends. He was blessed with a quick wit and sharp sense of humor. He never missed an opportunity to deliver a punchline or make others laugh.

Neil is preceded in death by his parents Garmount and Lorna Fullmer, brothers Reid Fullmer, and Cordell Fullmer, and great grand -

son Scotty Lovejoy. He is survived by his loving wife Susan Fullmer, children Douglas (Darcy) Fullmer, Jeffrey (Melissa) Fullmer, Gregory (Summer) Fullmer, Lori (Aaron) Driggs, Michael (Emilee) Fullmer, siblings LaDonna (Butch) Henman, Rex (Konda) Fullmer, 17 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday June 22nd at 11a.m. at the Soda Springs LDS Stake Center, 290 3rd West Soda Springs Idaho, with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and a viewing Friday evening from 7-8 p.m. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery following the service.

Rabies reported in Lemhi County

The following is a news release from Eastern Idaho Public Health.

SALMON — A bat found in the yard of a residence in Lemhi County has been identified as having rabies.

While most bats are harmless and do not carry rabies, they are the only animal in Idaho that is a natural reservoir for the virus. Rabies is a fatal viral illness in humans and other animals. Household pets and other animals can be exposed to the virus by playing with sick bats that can no longer fly normally. This is why it is important for people to make sure that their animals are vaccinated against rabies.

Ken Anderson, epidemiologist at Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) says, “It is important if you have been bitten, scratched, or have come in close contact with a bat to contact your health care provider immediately.”

Rabies is fatal once symptoms appear, but it can be prevented almost 100% of the time when the rabies vaccine and other medical therapies are administered soon after the exposure occurs.”

For all Eastern Idaho Community members, to protect yourself and your pets, EIPH offers the following tips:

• Do not touch a bat with your bare hands. If you have had contact with a bat or wake up to find a bat in your room, seek medical advice

immediately. The teeth of a bat are very small and people are sometimes bitten in their sleep without feeling it. Any bat found in a home should be tested for rabies if there is any suspicion that an exposure to a person or pet might have occurred.

• Parents should teach their children to avoid bats, never bring them to school for show-and-tell, and to let an adult know if they find one.

• Only if you or your pet has had contact or may have had contact with a bat, save it in a non-breakable container if it is alive, or sealed and double-bagged in clear plastic bags. Only do this while wearing thick gloves. Call EIPH at (208) 533-3152 to determine whether testing the bat for rabies is indicated. If it is determined that you or your pet may be at risk of exposure to rabies, testing of the bat is a free service.

• Rabies is deadly for pets, too. Always vaccinate your dogs, cats, ferrets, and horses — even indoor pets could be exposed to rabies if a bat gets into a home.

• Bat-proof your home or cabin by plugging all holes in the siding and maintaining tight-fitting screens on windows. For information about bat proofing your home, go to the CDC’s page on rabies prevention.

Bancroft Budget Hearings

The Bancroft City Council will meet for a series of Public Hearings on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, at the normal location in City Hall. The public is invited to attend and provide feedback or concerns about budget allocation in the city.

Dorothy Moon Reelected as GOP Chair

Idaho Republican Party Chairwoman Dorothy Moon was reelected to a second two-year term at North Idaho College during the final day of the 2024 Republican State Convention.

On Saturday, the Idaho Republican Party Secretary Maria Nate announced that Moon, who lives outside of Stanley, defeated challenger Mary Souza. Souza, of Coeur d’Alene, a former member of the Idaho Senate who announced her campaign for party chairperson last week.

The leadership election brought to a close the most secretive Idaho Republican State Convention in at least a decade. Reporters were not allowed to attend any committee meetings, business meetings or attend the convention’s general session on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. This is a departure from recent Idaho GOP state conventions, when reporters were allowed to attend and cover the general sessions, which is where delegates vote on the party platform, rules and resolutions. All of those votes happened behind closed doors.

A Republican official led four reporters into the convention’s general session at about 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time Saturday, shortly before Moon was nominated for a second term as party chairwoman. Moon received a loud standing ovation from many of the hundreds of GOP delegates, alternates and guests at the general session. Many of them chanted “Dorothy! Dorothy! Dorothy!” after Moon delivered a short speech.

Moon won by a vote of 376 to 228, Nate announced.

In other leadership races, Nate announced that Mark Fuller of Bonneville County was elected first vice chair of the Idaho Republican Party, defeating Wayne Hurst of Cassia County by 382 votes to Hurst’s 223.

Other Idaho GOP leadership race outcomes include:

Second vice chair: 403 votes for Viki Purdy, 186 votes for Billy Knopp

Secretary: 387 votes for Maria Nate, 212 votes for Charlene Matheson

Treasurer: 412 votes for Steve Bender, 187 votes for Brian Garrett National committeeman: 390 votes for Bryan Smith, 200 votes for Tom Luna National committeewoman: 396 votes for Vicki Keen, 191 votes for Shelley Blanchard Moon was first elected chairwoman of the Idaho Republican Party in 2022, defeating former Idaho GOP Chairman Tom Luna. Moon will continue to lead the party for the next two years.

In an interview with the Idaho Capital Sun on Thursday, Moon described herself as a hard-worker and rule-follower, which she said are two traits that help her succeed in leading the party. Moon told the Sun she works about 120 hours a week and has been averaging three hours of sleep recently as she prepared for the GOP convention.

“People have told me they have never seen anybody work harder in this position, and I believe that,” Moon told the Sun on Thursday. “My vision has always been clear – just follow the rules, honor the platform,” Moon added. “That’s what I’ve always espoused.”

Delegates from counties across Idaho voted in the leadership races, which were conducted by written ballots, Nate said. Nate announced the vote at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The leadership election was the final item on the agenda for the secretive, three-day convention that played out behind closed doors. Reporters were blocked from attending all GOP Committee meetings Thursday and Friday and blocked from attending the convention’s general session on Friday afternoon at North Idaho College, a publicly funded institution of higher education that the Idaho GOP rented space at.

This year’s restrictions on media access were a departure from previous Idaho Republican state conventions, where reporters were allowed to attend and cover the general sessions.

Idaho Democratic Party Chairwoman Lauren Necochea issued a written statement shortly after Moon’s reelection on Saturday. “Today’s reelection of Dorothy Moon further entrenched the extremists who have taken over the Idaho Republican Party,” Necochea wrote. “If my grandmother – a Reagan Republican born and raised in Idaho — were alive today, she would not believe what has become of the party. While the Idaho GOP becomes unrecognizable to traditional Republicans, I invite voters of all political stripes to get to know their local Democratic candidates.”

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County Commission Meeting, Caribou County June 10

Kevin McClain

One of the summer workers for the city ended up breaking both of her wrists.

One of the six wheel drive plow trucks is having suspension problems. It’s an old army truck. Should be about 2,300 to rebush the whole suspension in house.

$14,073 will be needed for a replacement engine on one of the county’s trucks. A new Tradesman is $57k. Dwight Lloyd—Weed Control

Dyers Woad month was reported to be going well. The weed department is combating the problem, and has been commended for its work abating the problem so far. Some areas near the train tracks were reported as potentially problematic with the effort. Across southeast Idaho counties, DW is a massive problem as the invasive weed is easily spread by birds, wind, and other vectors.

Mosquito Abatement was also discussed. The abatement district for the city was voted out during a bond election, and the county is looking into starting it up. The topic was added to the agenda for the upcoming 4 county meeting in Malad.

Rowdy Larkins

$32,150 for the back half of the cinderblock building at the Fairgrounds was requested. With county providing some work. This will make the building into shape hopefully for the summer. Insurance will recoup the costs. Hamilton masonry will be putting walls back up on the cinderblock building at the fairgrounds. $5,800 for other preparation for the building. Both motions approved.

Quotes for paint and potentially replacing doors on the ends will be forthcoming. Insulated doors were suggested by the commissioners.

Event Center

Reactions to the concrete is taking a little longer. Should be starting right before the fair. Larkins proposes starting the project right after the fair.

Main Street project starting July 8th. Hookups for the courthouse may have to be redone during the process.

Eric Hobson

ICRMP insurance increase this year has been proposed to be around 20%. The projected total was $264,000, and the year before was $218K. Insurance is increasing in cost across the board.

This is for county emergency workers. Radios need to be upgraded for the county. Motorola and Kenwood were up for discussion.

Everyone is working turaround this month.

Moving into fire season, the year is projected to be busy. A hotter and drier summer is predicted, starting in July. Although this specific region is not predicted to be as bad as other places, Hobson is skeptical that it won’t be a bad one, especially if there are a lot of lightning strikes.

Tyler Kelsey

Kelsey and his father run Intermountain Insurance Services, which brokers health plans. They are affiliated with carriers such as Blue Cross, and wanted to show the County some bids for plans. They currently carry the city’s insurance.

The County is on the Gem plan.

Bryce Somsen and the commissioners all think the Gem plan has been quite good. Somsen is on the board.

Kelsey says that there is no cost for taking a look. He can’t answer specific questions about pharmacy plans without knowing exactly what is involved. Kelsey works with mostly cities, though he does cover some counties in Utah, such as Morgan.

Aaron Cook, Assessor Assessor Aaron Cook reported that mailing out assessment notices through a third party saved the county around $1500 in postage.

Due to a reappraisal of the value of property owned by Lumen, the county is required to remit the difference in the collected taxes against the reappraised value.

Bryan Fuell

Caribou-Targhee National Forest timber sale is scheduled. The Forest Service is in need of 10K yards of crushed gravel, and offering the county funds for it. Looking at 2025 as the start to the project. Timber Creek is currently closed. Stewart Road will be closed through June. An agreement will be put in place for the Forest Service to pay for a gravel supply for the project, which will be given to the county for future projects after completion.

Nellie Askew, Planning and Zoning

An Alexander Reservoir Grant has been received for $137,399. An archaeologist needs to be scheduled for July

Idaho Water Curtailment

Allison Eliason, Ag Writer for the Idaho Enterprise

“I wouldn't be surprised if somebody doesn’t end up dead before this water fight is over.” You could easily imagine that sentence to be quoted from some old western John Wayne movie, set in a time of the wild and uncivilized West that settled water disputes with hangings, rustled cattle and stolen lands. But the truth is, a friend knee deep in the current Idaho water curtailment shared that grim sentiment with me just days ago.

Whether your source for headlines in the 10 o’clock news or Facebook, the plight of thousands of farmers and ranchers across Idaho has come to the forefront. Their plea- Don’t turn off our water.

It’s simple to understand what they are asking. Just months into their growing season, their water supply is threatened to be turned off, meaning that the crops they have already heavily invested so much in will yield next to nothing. It means that there won’t be a product to contract and sell this season. It means no income for their operations, many that are only hanging on by a thread. It means that bank loan payments, power bills and so on will go unpaid and overdue. It’s a terrifying prospect.

What isn’t so easy to understand is why so many farms’ water use is being curtailed. Like any water dispute, it is complicated, emotional and difficult to quantify all of the moving and changing parts of the matter.

At the heart of the issue is the fact that the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) has deemed senior water holders of the Twin Falls Canal Company (TFCC) short 74,100 shares. To right the shortfall, junior water users are being told to curtail or shut off their water until the senior shares have been satisfied. Idaho water share turns are fulfilled

before moving forward to survey the site. Matching shares $54K in hours. The major expense is a new bathroom for $110K with ADA approved. Picnic Tables and a new park with 12 or so spots for camps will be created. The grant is strictly for RVs.

Aly Schwulst

Schwulst raised the question of what would happen if the licensing agreement switches software ESRI part way through. If the county switches, it will cost $10K for this year, and $16K next year. The server is too slow to function, and the IT support is not available, so a switch will be necessary. Software renewal up to $11K was approved.

Schwulst reported that she felt the county needed more IT support than is currently available. She requested hiring a full-time IT person. The commission suggested contracting two days a week as a possibility. The IT employee is only available on Tuesdays. Outside of then, the cost is $85 an hour. The employee is contracted in order to save money over keeping an in-house IT person. Schwulst stated that there are a number of people in the county who have concerns about needed IT support. The commissioners advised department employees to keep track of issues they are experiencing, and there attempts to arrange IT support.

Some potential methods for making the process more transparent and responsive were discussed by the commissioners and members of the county departments, including Rowdy Larkins, and Nellie Askew. The bottom line was that county employees feel that they need more time and availability from IT.

Doug Wood, County Attorney Wood will be using Morgan Hill as an intern for a semester. Hill is a student at ISU currently. This fall she will be assisting Wood.

The issue of incentives for PZ members was discussed. Fire and ambulances are staffed by volunteers.

Jill Stoor, County Clerk Stoor reported that two certificates of residency needed approval. These were approved. Century Link Volume Line plan was approved.

Tina Turner has been selected to be the deputy coroner. IAC will send Casey Batterton to Las Vegas for the IACME conference.

A webinar about the US Census of Agriculture has been scheduled. IAC conference is in Sept. 23-25. June 19, 4-county meeting.

DPS/BPS has been contacted about line agreement.

Event Center. If it’s starting in August, it should be completed in the spring time. Jill wonders when it will need to be dealt with in the budget in terms of employees. Will someone be fulltime? Scheduling and Maintenance. Things like cleaning deposits, event rentals, etc. need to be discussed. Stoor wanted more details about what the future intent of the building was. Will it be used daily? The issue was scheduled for discussion at the 4county meeting. Where will the EC be placed in the budget? Will it be a line item for the FB under PILT?

Alexander Park. Some funding will need to be added to budget for maintenance. What about a camp host? Chairman Mathews says it can go under Parks and Rec. Mark Sternberg—PacifiCorp

Alexander Reservoir Shore Erosion. Sternberg spoke to the commission about erosion on the shore of Alexander Reservoir. Since 2007, the shoreline has been improving. But now wakeboats have become an issue. The boats throw a 3-4 foot wake that impacts the shoreline. 15 feet or more of shoreline have been lost in some areas. Sternberg suggested that he would continue speaking with people and begin working on a proposed ordinance for the county to deal with these sorts of motorized vehicles. Somsen suggested that in order to determine what the effect of the wakes were on the shoreline, the commission needed a “before” image. He asked Sternberg to attempt to locate an image displaying what the shoreline had looked like before. The commissioners weighed in on various observations about the shore around the reservoir, and other locations in the county with regard to erosion.

Sheriff Mabey stated that he had been told by the state that it was worth looking at feasibility for enforcement of any ordinances. The sheriff explained that he would need to have a boat on the water in order to effectively monitor the situation.

based on the “first in time, first in right” doctrine. This simply states that land with water rights established earlier in time has first rights to use it. Most senior water right holders have surface water rights that were established in the early 1900s when irrigation canals were developed.

As irrigation technology advanced through the decades, farmers began tapping into groundwater resources with wheel lines and pivots with their own more junior water rights being doled out.

The two different users of water, the surface water irrigators that pulled water from the ditches and canals and the water pumpers that pulled water from the deep aquifers, seemed to be a great way to utilize the water sources Idaho had to provide, namely the Snake River and the Eastern Snake Plain aquifer (ESPA). Although navigating the same lands in different ways, the water was considered two different sources with the division designated at the Milner dam eleven miles west of Burley, Idaho. Waters at and below the dam were primarily used as surface waters for irrigation, electricity via several hydroelectric dams, and city waters. Above the dam, the water shares draw more from the aquifer accessed by wells for nearly every farm, city and dwelling.

Over time, however, it was easy to see that the aquifer and the water flowing in the Snake River were much more connected than believed.

As cities continued to develop, food processing establishments came in, and a greater boom in various farming operations occurred, the demand for subsurface water began to take its toll on the surface waters.

Not only was more water being pumped from the aquifer, but less was being put back in to renew it. In their attempt to be more efficient with their water use, pipelines, cement canals,

and advanced irrigation technology, unknowingly reduced the amount of water that could be leached back into the aquifer. This, coupled with years of low snowpack and drought, began depleting the underground water system. The springs fed by the ESPA that would eventually empty into the Snake River in turn were also being depleted and turning up dry.

And with that problem arose another- the senior water holders downstream were being shorted their shares.

It's hard to fathom that a potato farm pumping their water hundreds of miles away from a sugar beet farm tapping into the canal waters was affecting their irrigation. But with a water resource as massive as the ESPA, that is exactly what was happening.

As soon as the problem was identified, the IDWR, various canal companies, resource managers, water users and everyone in between began meeting to find a solution. The task was enormous. They had to find a way to recharge the aquifer to a sustainable level all the while satisfying as many water shares as possible, starting with those senior water holders downstream.

In 2016, an agreement was settled upon where junior water users (anyone with rights dating after March 31, 1954) would reduce their water use by 13% while also returning 240,000 acre feet of water back to the ESPA. The agreement seemed feasible. Farmers had the flexibility to cut back water however would best suit their operations. They could leave certain pivots fallow, grow crops that required less water usage or simply put as little on their crops as possible. In addition, they were instructed that they could average the amount of water returned to the aquifer across the years, meaning that in high water years they could pour more back in

so that in leaner years they could give back less.

The plan seemed to be working and all parties were feeling satisfied. The senior water holders had their water, the aquifer was being recharged and the junior shareholders still had enough to keep their operations running. But it only worked until it didn’t.

The dry spell of 2021 and 2022 left water managers unsure if the 2016 agreement was sufficient. Amending the settlement, the IDWR instructed that an average across years was no longer adequate. In fact, beginning in 2024, an additional 1,200 acre feet of water was to be ran back into the ESPA, with the amount continuing to rise each subsequent year until the aquifer reaches the desired levels.

The plan no longer seemed feasible.

Simultaneously, senior water holders were calling that they weren’t receiving their full shares. That is when IDWR identified the TFCC shortfall and the current battle broke out. Whether it was intentional or not, Bingham Ground Water District, Bonneville-Jefferson Ground Water District, Jefferson-Clark Ground Water District, Magic Valley Ground Water District, Carey Valley Ground Water District and North Snake Ground Water District were found in non-compliance to the agreement.

And their instructions were simple. Get in line or their water would be turned off. Some began slowing their water use, but most did not and the May 30 curtailment deadline rolled in. Suddenly pumps were being red tagged and fines were being threatened and the loss of water wasn’t just a possibility but an eventuality.

The thought of thousands of acres without water and hundreds of crops not being harvested isn’t just a doom-


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Slimy, Gooey, Gross 4-H Camp Grace High School Honor Roll 2024

Yet another successful 4-H summer camp took place last week. Caribou County was once again joined by neighboring counties Bear Lake, Franklin, Oneida and Power who all traveled to the 4-H campsite in Alpine Wyoming. Originally the site was set aside for a Civil Conservation Corp camp in the 1930’s. Later Extension educators envisioned a camp where 4-H youth could go to learn skills and lessons in a variety of fields. In the early days the camp consisted of just one commissary building while the campers stayed in tents. Over the years improvements have been made and additional buildings built. Today the camp has several cabins for the youth to stay in along with buildings for classes and bathrooms complete with showers.

Camp participants consist of youth ages 8-12 years of age. The campers are accompanied by several adult chaperones as well as youth camp counselors that are typically in jr. high and high school. This year's camp had about 150 youth in attendance from the five counties listed above.

Every year there is a camp theme. This year's theme was Slimy, Gooey, Gross. Kids were able to participate

in traditional classes such as archery and rifle shooting. As well as themed classes such as dirt cups where they learned about the different soil layers and worm dissection. Other fun activities that take place include campfires where this year campers were told the story of the famous grizzly bear Old Ephriam. There is also the counselor hunt where the teen counselors hide throughout the camp while groups of campers search for them. A true game of cat and mouse. And of course no 4-H camp is complete without the carnival. This is where the teen counselors set up different games and challenges for the campers to participate in. As you can guess by now the teen counselors play a large role in the 4-H camps success. This year Caribou County had four teen counselors, Cooper Hamilton, Anna Rose, Brian Egley, and Naomi Crofts. Cooper Hamilton was voted favorite boy teen counselor.

Another traditional activity is the hike to the cross. Above the camp on a nearby mountain is a cross placed on top. The campers and those chaperones that are brave enough make the trek up the steep switchback path that leads to the cross. Those that succeed are rewarded with spectacular views of the camp as well as the town of Alpine and the Palisades Reservoir.

The camp is just three short days but the new friends and memories made by the youth will last them a lifetime. If you missed out on the opportunity to take part in this year's camp do not despair. The camp will undoubtedly take place again next June as the 4-H and the Extension office are always looking for ways to improve both the camp facilities as well as the experience.

Spring semester

Honorable Mention: Brinlee Andersen 3.3, Higly Cayson 3.3, Jospeh Clegg 3.4, Kai Clegg 3.4, Cora Harris 3.4, Wylie Johnson 3.4, Easton Lloyd 3.4, Karlie Christensen 3.33, Aspen Thomas 3.33, Lilly Gilbert 3.38, Carson Welch 3.38, Brett Hobbs 3.39, Derek Hill 3.4, Joslyn Newby 3.4, Alexandra Andrus 3.45, Christian Barrera Madrigal 3.38, Bailey Mickelson 3.384, Wilson Robbins 3.39, Gentrie Carpenter 3.4, Taygen Peck 3.4, Maycen Collins 3.44, Amanda Cooper 3.33, Jeanaelie Shaffer 3.33, Ty Hobbs 3.44,

Honor Roll: Lorrin Tingey 3.5, Alexis Bitton 3.6, Madison Edwards 3.6, Lydia Hamilton 3.6, Riley Wood 3.61, Olivia Lopez Ynzenga 3.66, Bryleigh Walker 3.66, Shaston Lloyd 3.5, Bryant Moss 3.5, Jax Corbett 3.62, Hailey Hall 3.62, Josie Johnson 3.66, Alayna smith 3.66, Jaden Smith 3.66, Valeria Chavez 3.6, Lester Paden 3.61, Jayden Lunt 3.66, Cael Newby 3.66.

High Honor Roll: Bailee Andersen, Sydnee Smith 3.7, Melodie Straatman 3.7, Tayler Yost

Idaho Water

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ing future for Idaho farmers, but for Idahoans as a whole. Idaho is the leading producer of potatoes, barley and alfalfa in the United States, alone. Losing such crops would strike a heavy blow to Idaho's economy.

Fortunately, concessions are beginning to be made. A number of water districts have made the necessary adjustments to appease the IDWR, showing an act of good faith that has put a pause on the curtailment. From the other side, the IDWR and the governor’s office have admitted that the 2016 agreement with its amendments is no longer a feasible plan and should be addressed.

With a new agreement on the horizon, it seems a lot of issues must be faced in order to satisfy the many farmers that feel their operations are being threatened. The greatest concern is how is it possible to be short

3.71, Lydia Andersen 3.8, Kale Burrell 3.8, Jody Carpenter 3.8, Brennon Sorenson 3.8, Jacie Christensen 3.9, Anika Smith 3.9, Koby Rindlisbaker 4, Nathaniel Smith 4, Shadrick Zulu 4, Ellie Robbins 3.72, Aleaha Medina 3.73, Kenna Judd 3.8, Landon Moss 3.89, Trevor Mathews 4, Carson Reeves 4, Kate Williams 4, Jonah Wilkerson 3.7, Tessica Jorgensen 3.72, Chase Smith 3.77, Kayla Rigby 3.8, Paisley Barthlome 3.83, Carter Robinson 3.83, Hayden Ball 4, Eric Draper 4, Brock Johnson 4, Kamryn Mansfield 4, Jaycie Smith 4, Kallie Stiddard 4, Brooklyn Porter 3.88, Brooklyn Wakefield 3.89, Ava Christensen 4, Kylie Humphreys 4, Lakelynn Zulu 4.

Honor Cords: Cayson Higley 3.32; Kale Burrell 3.44, Bailee Andersen 3.48 Zulu Shadrick 3.51, Lloyd Easton 3.52, Brinlee Andersen 3.57, Melodie Straatman 3.6, Tayler Yost 3.62, Madison Edwards 3.66 Anika Smith 3.7, Alexis Bitton 3.72, Sydnee Smith 3.8, Brennon Sorenson 3.8, Jody Carpenter 3.82, Lydia Andersen 3.92, Jacie Christensen 3.92, Koby Rindlisbaker 3.99, Nathaniel Smith 4.

more than 74,000 shares in such a peak water year? Have more shares been given than can actually be fulfilled, even in a good water year? Is the problem really low water resources or is it poor resource management? Is the issue at hand about protecting a valuable resource or is it about satisfying power players?

Personally, I feel like I have no answers and far too many questions. But what I do know is that there is no resource or commodity worth fighting for more than water. For the sake of all farmers, water users, and citizens of Idaho, I hope that a solution can be found before the actions and consequences of those in the fight don’t become so drastic as what my friend fears. We might think we are a more civilized society than the old west days, but when it comes to fighting over water rights, we may still be just as primitive as they were.

Idaho State High School Rodeo Finals Results

Caribou County Short Go Bannock Event Center Pocatello, Idaho

*Results only include completed runs.

Bareback Riding







Barrel Racing








BOTT, TEELY 17.740

















WADE 124.0


Breakaway Roping







Bull Riding ROSS, GEORGE 74.0

Girls Cutting BECKLEY, PAYTON 147.5






Goat Tying























Pole Bending








HATCH, ALI 20.980











SMITH, RYEN 31.125


Reined Cow Horse
























Saddle Bronc MCFARLANE, TREY 63.0

Steer Wrestling TORGERSON, HAZEN 3.700


CADE 16.220

Team Roping









Tie Down Roping CUTLER, WYATT 9.580 CURTIS,

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ALEXIS 3.060
SLOAN 3.140
ROANIE 3.180
SIERRA 3.400
KREED 7.110
IRA 9.420
TATE 10.790
RIGIN 11.190
ZEB 11.600
DUKE 12.250
ARAVE, AUSTIN 11.710 SAUNDERS, SAM 12.780 ZUNINO, AIDAN 13.150 FISHER, SAWYER 13.620 PENROD, CINCH 13.650 MCFARLANE, TREY 13.850 SMITH, JETT 17.380 OLESON, IRA 25.470 SMITH, DUKE 31.410 Full results
for each Go can be found at

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