Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

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Agencies prepare for eclipse weekend

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com Just as the number of people projected to visit eastern Idaho during the Great Solar Eclipse is unprecedented for the region, so is the strain local public service agencies likely will feel. Idaho Falls Fire Department Chief Dave Hanneman has been told to […]

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Eclipse-chaser coming from Australia

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com Tens if not hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to eastern Idaho for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21. Few will travel farther than Terry Cuttle of Queensland, Australia. Australia, about 8,000 miles away from eastern Idaho, is nearly […]

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Arco plans festival for eclipse

By BRYAN CLARK bclark@postregister.com On the internet To read the region’s most extensive coverage on the Great American Eclipse, go to postregister.com/2017-solar-eclipse. Throughout the region, residents and businesses are finding ways to capitalize on the expected massive influx of tourist traffic for the Great American Eclipse. In […]

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Megamovie project to crowdsource eclipse images

By ROBERT SANDERS University of California, Berkeley How to take part Amateur astronomers and knowledgeable photographers who want to contribute to the high-resolution movie can sign up at https://eclipsemega.movie/ for project updates and information about the application process. If selected to participate, they will receive an exclusive […]

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Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer’s total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp. Just touch the stamp with your finger, and the heat transforms the image of the blacked-out sun into the moon. Remove your finger, […]

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Wyoming officials plan for big eclipse crowds

By JOEL FUNK Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A celestial phenomenon is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Wyoming this summer in an event unlike anything else seen in the state’s history. People around the world are clearing their calendars for Aug. 21, when the […]

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Solar eclipse mania spurs festivals, tours, sold-out hotels

By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor Get ready for solar eclipse mania. Destinations in the path of the Aug. 21 eclipse, which will be visible in the U.S. along a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, are going wild with plans for festivals, concerts and […]

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Casper’s international airport intrigues eclipse chasers

By ARNO ROSENFELD Casper Star-Tribune CASPER, Wyo. — What ties South Africa, the Bahamas, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia to Casper? People and companies from those and 14 other countries have all inquired with the U.S. Customs office in Casper about flying private jets to Natrona County during […]

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Total eclipse to bring hefty profits for local businesses, residents

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com Pam Allen and her siblings recently planned a trip home in August to watch the solar eclipse and visit their mother in Ammon. The Oregon resident said she checked some hotel prices, as her mom’s place is a little tight to fit everyone. […]

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Wyoming eclipse bill endorsed by House committee

By BOB MOEN Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A state House committee has endorsed a bill to help deal with the expected onslaught of visitors coming to Wyoming to view the total solar eclipse Aug. 21. The House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee endorsed an […]

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Grand Teton, Ketchum land on Times’ travel list

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com Grand Teton Nation Park landed near the top of the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2017” travel list — and a big reason is the total solar eclipse coming to our region Aug. 21. “The eclipse will cut a diagonal […]

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Officials start prep for 2017 eclipse

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com Officials on Wednesday began preparing for the “Great American Eclipse” — an event anticipated to bring an overwhelming influx of visitors to the greater Idaho Falls region. Nearly 50 representatives from cities and counties stretching from Swan Valley to Blackfoot met in the […]

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Eastern Idaho expected to be a top eclipse destination

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com In just over eight months, a crush of people will descend on eastern Idaho — likely more than the region has ever hosted at once. They will come here because it’s expected to be among the best places in the nation to view […]

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2017 eclipse attendance so far anyone’s guess

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com Nobody is sure just how many people will flock to a narrow band of eastern Idaho next summer to view the “Great American Eclipse.” But it will be a lot — enough to cause traffic jams, overrun local businesses and overwhelm emergency services […]

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