Mount Vernon, Wash. (March 2014) — Students will once again get a place in the spelling spotlight this spring. After a three-year hiatus, Skagit County’s regional spelling bee is set to return to Bay View Elementary School on March 23. Years after financial difficulties and a tough economic climate had halted the regional bee usually […]
Eric Johnston has been named Chief Operating Officer for the Pioneer News Group, a family-owned media company based out of Seattle, WA that’s comprised of 23 small and medium-sized community newspapers in Washington, Utah, Oregon, Montana and Idaho. Previously, he was publisher of the Modesto Bee with oversight responsibilities for the Merced Sun and four weekly […]
Nampa, Idaho (February 2014) — The Idaho Press-Tribune will have a new managing editor beginning Feb. 12, and he doesn’t have far to travel to get here. Scott McIntosh, currently the managing editor of the Argus Observer in Ontario, took the job last week. McIntosh, 43, lives in the Treasure Valley with his wife, Nicola, […]
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View this story on its original site Standing 5-foot, 5-inches and weighing 155 pounds, Vallivue boys basketball player Nick Fitts is usually the smallest player on the court. And with that small frame came the critics. “A lot of people doubted me as a player because of my size,” Fitts said. “I had plenty of […]
View this story on its original site A man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg early Friday evening while reportedly target shooting in Blackrock Canyon between Pocatello and Inkom. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. and the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office said the wounded man apparently was struck by a bullet that ricocheted. The […]
View this story on its original site WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and […]