At the end of the year it’s common to reflect on the past 12 months. We decided, though, to look back a little further — like, over the past 50 years.

Star Photo Editor Rick Wiley combed through the newspaper’s archives and dug up fun and interesting images of areas where the Star’s regional editions are delivered — the foothills, the northwest side and the east side.

Time marches on, but it’s important to remember our home’s roots.

Whether you’re new to the area or an old-timer, we hope you find these photos as terrific as we do.

Contact Star Regional Editor Tiffany Kjos at or 807-7776.