Idaho Falls recruits two female firefighters

Idaho Falls firefighter Angela Corry, left, participates in a training drill earlier this year. The Idaho Falls Fire Department recently hired Corry and Mack Morgan among a group of seven new recruits. Corry and Mack are the first female firefighters to serve with the department in nearly a decade.

The Idaho Falls Fire Department recently hired seven new recruits, including two women — the first female firefighters to serve with the department in nearly a decade.

Farming workshop helps small farms

Tiffany Maughan, from Utah State University, right, speaks with Rodney Nef about creating a high tunnel during a small farming class held at the Bonneville County Extension Office on Friday. Nef said he’s interested in learning about high tunnel construction because it’d allow him to extend his growing season. John Roark /

High tunnels aren’t quite a greenhouse, but they’re close and employing one can yield crops hundreds of times larger than in the field. 

Idaho E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reports that eight Idahoans have been sickened by E. coli linked to pre-chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz., growing region. The pre-chopped romaine lettuce has been consumed at restaurants and at people’s homes. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Idaho public health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that are linked to a national outbreak affecting at least 10 other states.

I.F. juniors to visit Minidoka camp

Genesis Cortez, left, and Faith Katseanes read about the history of the Minidoka National Historic Site after a talk by Hanako Wakatsuki, the site’s chief of interpretation, Monday at Idaho Falls High School. Cortez and Katseanes will be going on the field trip to the site. “It’ll be a good opportunity,” Cortez said. “It’s important to know and remember it.” John Roark /

As part of their year’s lesson on World War II, Idaho Falls High School juniors are learning about a dark chapter in our local history that hasn’t always gotten much attention.

Wyoming mule deer migrates almost 250 miles

University of Wyoming graduate student Rhiannon Jakopak works with mule deer doe 255, the deer with the longest-distance migration route ever recorded, in March 2018 in the Red Desert. Biologists use blindfolds to keep deer calm during captures. (Benjamin Kraushaar, Wyoming Migration Initiative)

The longest recorded migratory mule deer herd in the world travels about 150 miles from the Red Desert in southwest Wyoming to a place called the Hoback.



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