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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NAMPA — In at least a few schools around the Treasure Valley, open-source educational tool Khan Academy is achieving a teacher’s dream: It’s getting students excited about math. Khan Academy is an online math tool for supplemental use in the classroom, launched by educator Salman Khan in 2006. Six years later, the J.A. and Kathryn […]
With tales of an overflowing evidence room and a meeting room that’s also used to process evidence such as soiled clothing, Bozeman police made their case Monday night for a new city law and justice center. “You have the complete support of rank and file of the police department,” officer Joe Swanson told Bozeman City […]
Around 40 people volunteered Saturday at Stokes Nature Center in Logan Canyon to do trail maintenance and enhance recreational areas where children play. Nature Preschool director Sadie Enright oversaw the projects and said she was surprised and pleased with the turn out. “We have way more people than I was expecting today,” Enright said. “We […]