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Montpelier News-Examiner

Montpelier News-Examiner The only newspaper in the whole world that cares about the Bear Lake Valley Started in Montpelier in 1895 by Charles Harris as The Montpelier Examiner.

The News-Examiner is the oldest, continuous business in Montpelier and the Bear Lake Valley. In the 1960s, The Montpelier News joined forces with the Bear Lake Valley News, becoming what is known today as The News-Examiner. The News-Examiner has original newspapers dating back to 1896. 1895's newspapers were destroyed in a fire, singing only the edges of the 1896 and 1897 papers. They also have so

The News-Examiner is the oldest, continuous business in Montpelier and the Bear Lake Valley. In the 1960s, The Montpelier News joined forces with the Bear Lake Valley News, becoming what is known today as The News-Examiner. The News-Examiner has original newspapers dating back to 1896. 1895's newspapers were destroyed in a fire, singing only the edges of the 1896 and 1897 papers. They also have so

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Coach Crane writes on Senior Night and the Bears' clinching the district championship in this week's News-Examiner.
10/24/2022

Coach Crane writes on Senior Night and the Bears' clinching the district championship in this week's News-Examiner.

Graduating seniors from the Bear Lake High School cross-country team. If somebody cares to put names to faces, I'll get ...
10/24/2022

Graduating seniors from the Bear Lake High School cross-country team. If somebody cares to put names to faces, I'll get these in the paper next week.

District champions! Bear Lake defeats Aberdeen 16-8, goes into state playoffs as No. 1 seed.
10/22/2022

District champions! Bear Lake defeats Aberdeen 16-8, goes into state playoffs as No. 1 seed.

Firefighters and other emergency personnel from Bear Lake and surrounding counties lined the road to the Bennington ceme...
10/09/2022

Firefighters and other emergency personnel from Bear Lake and surrounding counties lined the road to the Bennington cemetery on Saturday, to pay tribute to one of Bear Lake's finest. Rest in peace, Don Burdick.

Longtime Bear Lake County fire chief Don Burdick passed away Oct. 1.Current chief Mark Parker said, "Don loved the fire ...
10/04/2022

Longtime Bear Lake County fire chief Don Burdick passed away Oct. 1.

Current chief Mark Parker said, "Don loved the fire industry and believed in quick response. He was instrumental in placing fire trucks in about every community in the county. Rain, snow, sunshine, day or night, Don was there to lend a helping hand. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Don's family."

10/04/2022

Chief Parker lifted the burn ban for Bear Lake County, effective immediately.

One for the Bear Lake history books. Catch the write-up from Coach Crane in next Wednesday's paper.
09/24/2022

One for the Bear Lake history books. Catch the write-up from Coach Crane in next Wednesday's paper.

BEARS WIN!!! Overtime thriller at Homecoming versus West Side.
09/24/2022

BEARS WIN!!! Overtime thriller at Homecoming versus West Side.

Lady Bears win another fun one versus Soda Springs. Catch the write-up in next Wednesday's paper.
09/16/2022

Lady Bears win another fun one versus Soda Springs. Catch the write-up in next Wednesday's paper.

Friday evening football: Bear Lake varsity and JV swept versus Firth. Highlights in next week's News-Examiner.
09/10/2022

Friday evening football: Bear Lake varsity and JV swept versus Firth. Highlights in next week's News-Examiner.

Intense finish by BL varsity volleyball. Down 2-1, the girls returned to dominant form in the fourth set, before a nail-...
09/09/2022

Intense finish by BL varsity volleyball. Down 2-1, the girls returned to dominant form in the fourth set, before a nail-biter triumph in the fifth.

Seventh-graders had a character-building game on Tuesday. Catch both BLMS teams today at home, 4:30 p.m.
09/08/2022

Seventh-graders had a character-building game on Tuesday. Catch both BLMS teams today at home, 4:30 p.m.

Guys decided to drive around a closed entrance and got their Tesla stuck in the sand at North Beach. Hate to see it, ver...
09/05/2022

Guys decided to drive around a closed entrance and got their Tesla stuck in the sand at North Beach. Hate to see it, very sad!

BLHS varsity girls lost a tough one against Rich High School, leading the match 2-0 before Rich stormed back to sweep th...
09/02/2022

BLHS varsity girls lost a tough one against Rich High School, leading the match 2-0 before Rich stormed back to sweep the final three.

BLMS football teams opened their seasons on Tuesday. Catch full coverage and a chat with coaches in next week's paper.
08/26/2022

BLMS football teams opened their seasons on Tuesday. Catch full coverage and a chat with coaches in next week's paper.

Few of the photos from the fair...full round-up in next Wednesday's News-Examiner.
08/20/2022

Few of the photos from the fair...full round-up in next Wednesday's News-Examiner.

Montpelier gets a new pickleball court thanks to Steve Portela, Paul Beus, Rotary, and a troop of volunteers. Full write...
08/08/2022

Montpelier gets a new pickleball court thanks to Steve Portela, Paul Beus, Rotary, and a troop of volunteers. Full write-up in this week's News-Examiner.

Aaron and Lori (Bomsta) Stafford atop Denali, celebrating their 20th anniversary. Full write-up in this week's paper.
07/25/2022

Aaron and Lori (Bomsta) Stafford atop Denali, celebrating their 20th anniversary. Full write-up in this week's paper.

07/21/2022

Update on the Ovid ducks: Fish and Game believes the ducks were likely hit by a vehicle on accident, and not related to recent poaching incidents.

Anyone with information on poaching is encouraged to call Fish and Game: (208) 237-6615.

Free truck, with minimum $100 donation to Bear Lake County Fire Department. 1998 Ram 2500 V8, 300k+ miles. At the time i...
07/14/2022

Free truck, with minimum $100 donation to Bear Lake County Fire Department. 1998 Ram 2500 V8, 300k+ miles. At the time it quit: engine runs well, tr**ny not great, an electrical issue put it on ice. You'll need a trailer to take it away. Register your interest at t.me/BearLakeFreeClassifieds/22?single

07/12/2022

Stage 1 Burn Ban now in effect. Per Chief Parker:

No open burns, except small cooking fires less than three feet in diameter and two feet in height. Requirements:

-Minimum of 20 feet barren earth or green grass around the pit.

-Pit liner such as bricks or a metal ring to contain the fire.

-Competent adult monitoring the fire.

-Shovel.

-Water.

-Minimum 5-pound fire extinguisher.

Ban will remain in effect until dry conditions abate.

07/05/2022
You've done it again. Great show, Bear Lake.
07/05/2022

You've done it again. Great show, Bear Lake.

Ellee Arnell sings "God Bless the USA" to a packed house at the Paris Tabernacle.
07/04/2022

Ellee Arnell sings "God Bless the USA" to a packed house at the Paris Tabernacle.

More photos from the Stars and Stripes run available on our Telegram channel: t.me/NewsExaminer
07/03/2022

More photos from the Stars and Stripes run available on our Telegram channel: t.me/NewsExaminer

Stars and Stripes run in Paris at 7 a.m.  Where were you, lazy bones?
07/02/2022

Stars and Stripes run in Paris at 7 a.m. Where were you, lazy bones?

Free for readers this week: Bring your paper into the office and get five targets, 11" x 17".
06/29/2022

Free for readers this week: Bring your paper into the office and get five targets, 11" x 17".

Benefit concert TONIGHT for Jymme Manchester. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the county fairgrounds. $5 per person, $20 for a famil...
06/25/2022

Benefit concert TONIGHT for Jymme Manchester. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the county fairgrounds. $5 per person, $20 for a family.

Fish and Game staff removed two yearling moose from Pocatello, saying, "What are two nice girls like you doing in a town...
06/25/2022

Fish and Game staff removed two yearling moose from Pocatello, saying, "What are two nice girls like you doing in a town like this?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebee8M8jJqo

Photo credit: David Dressel/Idaho Fish and Game

Big congrats to Taylor Smith and Oakley Crane, who have both qualified for rodeo nationals.
06/14/2022

Big congrats to Taylor Smith and Oakley Crane, who have both qualified for rodeo nationals.

Run Bear Lake marathoners tackled the east side of the lake this morning. More photos to come.
06/09/2022

Run Bear Lake marathoners tackled the east side of the lake this morning. More photos to come.

Graduation issue on news stands today.
06/01/2022

Graduation issue on news stands today.

A little birdie just told us Minnetonka Cave is OPEN. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. No masks, muzzles, or other face parap...
05/29/2022

A little birdie just told us Minnetonka Cave is OPEN. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. No masks, muzzles, or other face paraphernalia required. Enjoy!

Vaughn Bloxham, 60, of Williston, ND, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in Watford City, ND. Vaughn w...
05/28/2022
Vaughn Bloxham

Vaughn Bloxham, 60, of Williston, ND, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in Watford City, ND. Vaughn was born March 5, 1962 to Leon and Mary (Beck) Bloxham in Idaho Falls, ID. He was the oldest of six children. He was raised in Shelley, ID until the age of 14. The family then moved to Montpelier, ID where Vaughn attended Bear Lake High School and graduated in 1980.

https://www.hjnews.com/montpelier/obituaries/vaughn-bloxham/article_59d4b5f0-29a3-5bf6-88fd-bcf1536e7ed8.html

Vaughn Bloxham 3/05/1962 - 04/14/2022

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Mr. Trump says our problem is the radical left? First what is the left? Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy. It typically involves a concern for those in society whom its adherents perceive as disadvantaged relative to others as well as a belief that there are unjustified inequalities that need to be reduced or abolished.
So the radical left is those who would force social equality on people. Make them have food, health care and a place to live. Make them be equal under the law. Force them to have whatever religion they want. Make them have the right to speak out without being arrested. Make it the law of the land that everyone will stand in protest to any group who would treat others groups as subservient. Get the idea? Our country was based on radical left ideas. So was Christianity, so when Mr. Trump says our country's problem is the radical left, he is just plain wrong.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."
This was radical at the time.....radical left
Does anyone have any information on a motorcycle accident that happened yesterday in montpelier canyon?
No paper today? Received the shopper but no paper.
The Soda Springs Presbyterian Church will host its 78th annual Harvest Bazaar Nov. 2nd. There is a full turkey dinner--$10 adults, $5 children 3-12. Loads of crafts and decorator items, silent auction, raffle, baked goods and sweet treats. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Dinner served from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., take-outs from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The SS Pres. Church is located across (east of) from the new playground in City Park, at 109 S. 1st East. , a short block north of just off Highway 30. Everyone is most welcome.
Mary Parker passed away last Friday. Her funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday the 10th of August. There will be a graveside service between 4 and 4:30 p.m. in the Lanark Cemetery.
I am probably old fashion but I enjoy the feel of holding a book and the newspaper in my hand. I love the smell of the pages and the black ink on my finger after reading. I enjoy reading the newspaper each week to see what is happening in our area. As a child my mother worked at the Leader and I spent many hours there and saw the time it takes to put an edition together. Thank you for all your long hours. This is a gem I hate to see end.
Are the school supply lists available yet? The district website pages haven’t been loading properly for at least a week now.
An Economy and a Future That Includes All Our Citizens!

As much as we might hate it the 2020 election season started the second the mid-terms were over. Many old hats on the left were surprised that many of the young Democratic candidates won while espousing progressive policies and goals. If this is any indication then to win in 2020 Democrats need to offer the poor and middle class a new, 'New Deal'.
Damaged and disheartened, lied to and taken advantage of by the wealthy and those determined to hold power at any cost, they are yearning for relief and someone to actually do something to better their circumstances, and give them hope for a better future for them and their children. Healthcare for all, Free tuition at public colleges, Social Security at age 50 and some form of a limited Universal Basic Income to lift all our citizens out of abject poverty and give all our children a financial platform with which to begin their lives as productive adults in a thriving economy.
I watched an episode of the business program ‘On the Money’ on Sunday July 30, 2017. The first and main topic was something called Universal Income. The idea that instead of all the poverty programs and such, the Government should just give everybody a check every month for $1000 dollars. When one considers the gap between rich and poor, the rate of automation and the fact that there will never be enough jobs to go around it might be a better way of keeping our folks out of abject poverty. The drawback was the cost. One of the commentators said it would cost upwards of 3 trillion dollars. However there is a way to reach the goal of a Universal Income, eliminating abject poverty, and at a much lower cost. Here’s how.
Start by expanding Social Security. Eliminate the cap on taxable income and raise the tax to 8% from the current rate of 6.2%. Then lower the age of eligibility to 50 years.
Create a stipend that will give a check to all adults and High School Grads of $1000 a month. Those who do not finish High School should have to wait till they are 20 to encourage them to finish school. They can use this fund to support them if they go to college or to help them in getting started in life. Our wealthy students are able to go to college and do well precisely because they have a financial platform to support them. This would give all our students the same support. Every child we shepherd thru College is possibly the guy who will cure cancer or invent star drive or save the planet. Investing in our children is like buying a lottery ticket for humanity! To pay for it, go to the Stock Market and place a tax of 3% on all trades to fund the stipend. The market in 2016 did, according to the World Bank, over 42 trillion in trades and a 3% tax won’t break the bank. The payments should be set up so one gradually loses the stipend as they move up the economic ladder in a way that will encourage advancement, for example one would lose $100 of the stipend for every $10,000 in reported income so that when one is making $100,000 a year they lose the stipend entirely. A basic stipend would allow us to eliminate all those poverty programs conservatives always complain about. Currently we spend a trillion dollars on some 126 anti-poverty programs and their elimination would certainly offset the cost of the stipend.
Imagine the country with no one in abject poverty. Imagine the numbers of kids now being able to go to college because they have the financial support to do so. The economic force of all that spending would drive the economy to new heights and would certainly close the income gap between the rich and poor that is hurting our economy and country.
A basic stipend would free workers from starving or being held in economic servitude, making only enough to pay for enough food to be able to work another 40 hours. Business would have to bid for one’s labor instead of workers begging for a job! We can take back the dignity and value our labor should produce. We can boost the spending power of the poor and middle class and leave behind the failed and greedy policy of ‘trickle down’ economics which has damaged our economy and brought about the latest version of the Great Recession! Employers would benefit too. Not having to spend on unemployment or health insurance would save them money and allow them to pay better wages.
Yep, we can do this if we only have the will. We can make this country live up to the promises articulated by President Roosevelt in his famous ‘Four Freedoms” speech, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear and the last which always seems to be forgotten, Freedom from want! We have the power and wealth to accomplish the last of these. The mechanics are in place. The tools are available to us. Let us make a better country and thereby a better world by finishing the work set out for us by President Roosevelt some 76 years ago.
Democrats can win but not with the same old mid-center or center-left policies and platform. They must offer us an economy and a vision that really works for us all, brings us together and moves the Country and its people forward to a bright future that includes all our citizens!
Pictures from the football game Friday. Go Bears! 🐻🏈

I would encourage all those who will be affected by the closure of the Wells-Fargo branch in Montpelier to call the District Manager Trevor Merrill at 435 227-8040 and voice you opinion /concerns. They apparently don’t expect many calls, show them that they’re wrong. My understanding there won’t even be an ATM machine here locally!
Can anyone tell me when the paper published photos from the 3 on 3 basketball tournament from Saturday?
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbHoMEE
Pictures I took from the State Boys Basketball Game 1 Bears win 60-40 against North Fremont
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