Memorial Day

Memorial Day, Buhl, Idaho
My maternal grandmother called it Decoration Day until her death 20 years ago.  Memorial Day didn’t become enshrined by the federal government until 1971.
We Long for a Place & Not a Past (Opinion)
I think most people have a longing for the past.  This morning, I saw a post at Crisis related to our yearning for security.  The writer says we aren’t looking at a time we’re thinking of a place.  Two events this week have me longing for my hometown so…
Bittersweet Memorial Day (Opinion)
Memorial Day brings bittersweet emotions.  I remember the holiday from my days as a kid and am filled with pride because of the stories I heard of heroism and the sound of flags flapping in the breeze and the quiet parade where the boots of the color guard tapped the pavement along Main Street.…
Commentary: Memorial Day, Remember None Died in Vain
“Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  John 15:13
 
 
I’m more than perplexed and downright annoyed mainstream media is replaying arguments about the Iraq War.  Republican candidates for Presid…
Top Story Podcast 5/25/12 Memorial Day Program
Friday, 5/25/12, we took calls from listeners who shared their stories of loved one, family and friends who have served and are serving our country in the U.S. Military. There are some very moving stories in this program and we thank all who participated from the bottom of our hearts
...
Be Fire Safe On Public Lands
Twin Falls- Fire officials want people to have fun this weekend, but they also want Memorial Day goers to be fire safe. The Bureau of Land Management want people to be cautious as the fire season gets closer. Kyli Gough, with B-L-M says should be mindful when they are out driving...
10 Hilarious Barbecue ‘Fails’ for Memorial Day
As Memorial Day opens the gate to summer, we all begin to plan our outdoor activities. Most of us will find a reason to get outside for the long weekend and enjoy food, friends, family and some delicious beverages. And really, it wouldn’t be a summer holiday without some grilling.
Sawtooth Forest Ready for Holiday Campers
Twin Falls- The Sawtooth National Forest is ready to take visitors for this Memorial Day Weekend. Most of the forests campsites will be open, however, in some places you can expect some road closures due to snowpack. Sawtooth spokesperson Julie Thomas says people need to be prepared to pack water in…
Gas Prices May Hinder Travel In Idaho For Memorial Day
Gas prices may keep Idahoans from heading out Memorial Day weekend.  Triple-A of Idaho says consumer apprehension and significantly higher fuel prices may limit travel growth.  Triple-A expects 34.8 million Americans will go 50 miles or more during the holiday...
Memorial Day Closures
With this being the Memorial Day weekend there will be some closures.  Most city, county, state and federal offices will be closed Monday as will the banks and there will be no mail delivery.