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Boat Fatality: One dead, two injured in boating accident A4

Cha-Ching

3 biggest money decisions
you’ll ever make: B1

Tuesday

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Cashing in
Bryan Zollinger
‘doubles down’ on
Charlottesville A5

August 22, 2017

Trumpets of war

Bee’s buzz
Bonneville’s QB
aims to dice up
defenses A12

President Trump renews Afghan war
commitment, sees no speedy exit A11

Totality
Awesome

River Walk visitors stunned by eclipse
n Rare event brings
in visitors from
around the world

B y JOHNATHAN HOGAN
jhogan@postregister.com

B y BRYAN CLARK
bclark@postregister.com

As the last of the sun’s
blinding rays were blocked
out by the moon’s shadow,
the sun’s silver-blue corona
became visible and a whoop
rang out along Idaho Falls’
River Walk. The cheers were
heard nearly a mile away.
Pim Jansen and Joanna
Govers traveled to Idaho Falls
all the way from their home
in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
They had been planning the
trip for nearly a decade.
“You watch the first part
with your glasses, and then
I took them off and said,
‘Wooo!’” Jansen said. “It’s
n The River Walk and
nearby areas were crowded
Crowds, Continued on Page A4

Eclipse exodus
clogs major
roadways

John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Diana Alanis, left, and Mario Alanis, of San Jose, Calif.,
watch the final moments of the total solar eclipse over
Idaho Falls on Monday.

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n Visitors enjoy museum eclipse events A3
n Hundreds gathered at Melaleuca Field
to watch Monday’s total solar eclipse A10

As the sun returned and
the city lit up, thousands of
visitors began the drive home,
leaving many of Idaho Falls’
busiest streets with bumperto-bumper traffic.
A city of Idaho Falls news
release sent out at 3:45 p.m.
said there was still heavy
traffic heading south from
Idaho Falls on Interstate 15
and north toward Rexburg on
U.S. Highway 20. The busiest
traffic in the city was on Yellowstone Avenue and West
Broadway Street.
The Idaho Transportation Department reported the
18-mile drive from Idaho Falls
to Roberts, which normally
n Phones rang in the Eclipse
Call Center early Monday
Traffic, Continued on Page A4

Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

This series of photos, starting at 10:15 a.m. Monday, shows the stages of the solar eclipse in Idaho Falls. Totality
occured at 11:33 a.m. and lasted 107 seconds. The moon finished its journey across the sun at 12:58 p.m.

Get your eclipse gear ahead of the rush!

www.eieclipse.com
Try It On!

Some items also available
at 333 Northgate Mile, Idaho Falls
& The Jefferson Star, Rigby

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Breakfast Briefing............. A2 Commentary.................... A6 Games............................. B5 Stocks............................. A7
Business News.......... B1, B2 Commodities................... A7 Obituaries........................ A8 Weather........................... A2
Classified......................... B4 Fundraisers...................... A8 Sports............................ A12

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Vol. 86, No. 295 © 2017 Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho