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Eclipse 2017 - Watching from ‘downtown Lowell’ were Free Press correspondent Marie Smith and her husband, Mike.

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‘Fun to be a part’ - Solar eclipse brings out locals, visitors to region

A celestial rarity turned eyes skyward Monday morning, Aug. 21, as the region took in a solar eclipse. While not in total eclipse, Idaho County experienced about a 94 percent totality, enough for darkened skies around 10:27 a.m. to create a temporary dusk, enough to activate streetlights.


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