East Idaho

Bonneville grapples with overcrowding, again

About 75 parents, patrons and teachers turned out for a two-hour meeting at Sandcreek Middle School Tuesday to provide feedback and ask questions about a variety of multimillion-dollar options aimed at curbing the problem — and to see if the district will turn to local taxpayers to help fund the fix.

New group opposes measure for East Idaho community college

“We don’t need this,” said Larry Lyon, a Bonneville County resident and member of the newly formed East Idaho-based conservative group “Idahope.” “There are many local and online educational offerings and dozens of associates degrees offered within 50 miles of Idaho Falls.”