Brewers Association recognizes Snow Eagle’s growth

Head Brewer Ty Blacker pours a gose beer called “Easy Goes It” on Wednesday at Snow Eagle Brewing & Grill. Blacker, the restaurant’s only brewer, was pleased with the recent recognition from the Brewers Association. “It’s a lot of hard work making the beer and doing it all myself, so it’s kind of cool,” he said John Roark /

The Brewers Association has ranked an Idaho Falls brewery among the 50 fastest growing small breweries in the United States.

Wastewater plant eyes effluent for groundwater recharge

The outflow channel from the the Eastern Idaho Regional Wastewater Plant in Shelley is seen on Monday. Plant officials are considering a plan to use its treated water for groundwater recharge. John Roark /

SHELLEY Communities served by the Oxbow Wastewater Treatment Facility hope to soon turn their effluent into a revenue stream, while also bolstering the groundwater supply for local irrigators. 

Ybarra lauds latest test scores in Fort Hall stop

Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra speaks to educators at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center in Fort Hall on Tuesday. Ybarra asked the audience how many states outperformed Idaho in eighth-grade math. The answer was six, with 20 other states roughly tied with Idaho’s score and 26 lower. John Roark /

FORT HALL — Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction came out swinging in defense of Idaho’s school system during her post-legislative tour Tuesday.



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