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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Same Sex Marriage in Idaho

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Same Sex Marriage in Idaho

(BOISE, ID) (AP) –  Gay and lesbian couples in Idaho could start getting married as soon as Friday, after a judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale wrote in her decision that Idaho’s laws barring same-sex marriage unconstitutionally deny gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right […]

Camping World Eyes Idaho Falls

Camping World Eyes Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  –  Camping World, a company that started in Bowling Green, Ky., in 1966, is proposing to develop 12 acres on Idaho Falls’ west side that is presently designated for high-density residential development. The city of Idaho Falls Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending a change in the comprehensive plan to allow commercial […]

Noodles & Co. Coming to Idaho Falls

Noodles & Co. Coming to Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  –  Noodles & Company has filed a site plan with the city of Idaho Falls to build a 2,812-square-foot restaurant on a pad in the Grand Teton Mall parking lot facing Hitt Road, east of the main mall structure. The Broomfield, Colo.-based chain has hundreds of restaurants spread out over 30 states. […]

Crane Falls Through Parking Lot

Crane Falls Through Parking Lot

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A section of Yellowstone between “A” Street and Broadway in Idaho Falls was closed Tuesday. A crane fell through the Bank of Commerce parking lot. Police say the crane was trying to lift a heavy object from off the top of a building, but the pavement beneath the crane couldn’t support […]

Country Music Festival Coming to East Idaho

Country Music Festival Coming to East Idaho

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  –  Our sister station 105-5 The Hawk announced a HUGE country music festival will be landing in Idaho Falls this summer.   Here is the official release: Idaho Falls, ID, April 28, 2014: 105-5 The Hawk and Riverbend Productions are pleased to announce Hawkfest 2014, east Idaho’s largest country music festival, on Saturday, […]

INL Opens New Building

INL Opens New Building

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A new building opened this week at the Idaho National Laboratory.  The 148,000-square-foot Energy Innovation Lab hosted a dedication ceremony on Tuesday. Featured guests included Congressman Mike Simpson, who secured the funding for the facility, as well as Governor Butch Otter. The lab will be used to bring together experts from […]

Water Lines Shut Off Near Jackson Landslide

Water Lines Shut Off Near Jackson Landslide

(JACKSON, WY) – Water, gas, and electricity have been intermittent for Jackson residents living near a slow-moving landslide. The eroding hillside has caused significant damage to sewer lines along Budge Drive, which had to be repaired Tuesday. Crews are drilling into the crest of the hill to determine the composition of the soil, which can […]

High Winds Cause Power Outages, Close I-15

High Winds Cause Power Outages, Close I-15

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Severe weather caused more than 3,000 area families to lose power Tuesday. High winds knocked out nearly a dozen power poles between Rexburg and Rigby, while blowing dust prompted a temporary closure along I-15 between Idaho Falls and Roberts.  The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 9 o’clock […]

Studded Tires Must Be Removed

Studded Tires Must Be Removed

(POCATELLO, ID) – Studded snow tires must be removed on all vehicles by April 30. Official with the Idaho Transportation Department say that drivers caught on roadways with studded tires after the deadline could face a $67 fine. The specialized tires are effective on icy roads, but are dangerous in normal conditions because they reduce […]

New Apartment Complex Nears Completion

New Apartment Complex Nears Completion

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – A new, 150-unit apartment complex in Chubbuck is nearing completion. Property Manager Jared Barton says Hawthorne Gardens just west of the Pine Ridge Mall will feature a 24-hour fitness center and a swimming pool. The pet-friendly complex already has a waiting list and should be finished by mid-July.

Blackfoot Could Build New Airport

Blackfoot Could Build New Airport

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The city of Blackfoot is considering a proposal to build a new airport. Mayor Paul Loomis says that if planes weighing more than 12,500 pounds continue to use the runway, they’ll have to relocate it to another place in the county. Area pilots say they’d rather see Blackfoot keep its smaller airport […]

Payday Loans Are Big Business in Gem State

Payday Loans Are Big Business in Gem State

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho leads the nation in its average annual interest for payday loans. Idahoans who take out unsecured advances pay an average of 582 percent on their loans if the money isn’t paid back within a short amount of time. Utah and Nevada also have comparable interest rates. Experts say payday loaning […]

Brush Fire Reported Near McCammon

Brush Fire Reported Near McCammon

(MCCAMMON, ID) – A small brush fire started along I-15 in Marsh Valley Monday. Officials say the blaze ignited in a median between McCammon and Inkom. The McCammon Fire Department and Idaho State Police were able to extinguish the fire within a short time. BLM agents say fire danger for most of eastern Idaho is […]

Dairy Lobbying Group Wants to Join Lawsuit

Dairy Lobbying Group Wants to Join Lawsuit

(BOISE, ID) – The Idaho Dairymen’s Association is asking a federal judge to add the group as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging the so-called “ag gag” law. The group contends that animal rights activists do not have the right to secretly film alleged abuse on private farms, which they believe harms the dairy industry. […]

Snake River Schools Renews Asmus’ Contract

Snake River Schools Renews Asmus’ Contract

(BLACKFOOT, ID)  –  Embattled teacher Elaine Asmus will teach again.  Monday, the Snake River School District board decided that the longtime biology teacher’s contract will be renewed, provided she will be placed on probation for one school year.  The meetings filled with testomony have been well-attended by faculty, current and former students and patrons in […]

An Idaho Falls Woman stabs Another

An Idaho Falls Woman stabs Another

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  –  One woman stabs another during a heated argument last Friday.   The victim, a 20-year old Idaho Falls woman, told police she and 29-year old Talis Tunteri began to argue which then escalated into a physical confrontation.   According to the victim, Tunteri grabbed a steak knife and stabbed her.  The victim’s wounds […]

Jackson Officials to Drill Into Landslide

Jackson Officials to Drill Into Landslide

(JACKSON, WY) – Town officials in Jackson have announced plans to drill into a slow-moving landslide.  Authorities will drill holes at the crest of the hill. Samples will then be taken to determine the composition of the slide. Crews hope to use that information to develop new stabilization plans. The slide along Budge Drive has […]

AF Principal: Donate to Schools, Not Me

AF Principal: Donate to Schools, Not Me

(AMERICAN FALLS, ID) – A local principal running for public office is asking constituents to donate to schools instead of his campaign. American Falls Middle School Principal Randy Jensen is one of four GOP candidates for state superintendent of public instruction. Jensen says he’d like to see the funds help schools even if he doesn’t […]

Jensen’s Grove Stocked With Fish

Jensen’s Grove Stocked With Fish

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Jensen’s Grove in Blackfoot has plenty of fish for aspiring anglers. On Friday, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game stocked the lake with more than 2,700 rainbow trout. Biologists say that since the lake is allowed to drain each year, it’s necessary to bring in more fish so it can be […]

Poachers Wreak Havoc in N. Idaho

Poachers Wreak Havoc in N. Idaho

(LEWISTON, ID) – Northern Idaho poachers are wreaking havoc on big game animals. State wildlife officials say poachers could be killing as many as 600 elk, 80 moose, and 1,200 deer in the Panhandle alone. Wildlife numbers in the region have plummeted due in large part to the introduction of Canadian gray wolves, but the […]

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