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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 […]

Students Clean Animal Shelter

Students Clean Animal Shelter(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A group of volunteers cleaned the Blackfoot Animal Shelter Friday. KIDK reports that “Dogs R Us,” which consists of local students, picked up trash around the shelter as part of its monthly service project. Volunteer Catrina Rodriguez says she’d like to see more animals adopted by families that can properly care for […]

Garbage Dumped on Private Land in Ammon

Garbage Dumped on Private Land in Ammon(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A recent Gallup poll shows that most Idaho residents have a favorable opinion of their elected state leaders. An estimated 65 percent of Idahoans trust state leaders, while nearly 76 percent of Wyoming residents felt the same way about their own legislators and executives. Political analysts say the study is good […]

Gallup: Idaho, Wyoming Residents Trust State Government

Gallup: Idaho, Wyoming Residents Trust State Government(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A recent Gallup poll shows that most Idaho residents have a favorable opinion of their elected state leaders. An estimated 65 percent of Idahoans trust state leaders, while nearly 76 percent of Wyoming residents felt the same way about their own legislators and executives. Political analysts say the study is good […]

ISU Preparing for NCAA Meal Changes

ISU Preparing for NCAA Meal Changes(POCATELLO, ID) – Athletic coaches at Idaho State University are preparing for possible changes to the way student athletes receive meals. The NCAA is considering a plan to allow unlimited meals for athletes following a claim from a University of Connecticut basketball player that he and his teammates were going to bed hungry at night. […]

Board to Decide Fate of Embattled Teacher

Board to Decide Fate of Embattled Teacher(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The Snake River School District has four days to make a decision regarding an embattled high school science teacher. Elaine Asmus, who has spent nearly 30 years at the school, is accused of harassing a co-worker. The alleged victim, who is married to the superintendent, bypassed standard mediation procedures and allegedly pressured […]

No Poker for Fort Hall Casino

No Poker for Fort Hall Casino(FORT HALL, ID) – The Coeur d’Alene tribe of northern Idaho wants poker rooms in their casinos, but it may not have much of an impact on local Indian gaming. Nathan Small of the Fort Hall Business Council says the Shoshone-Bannock tribes already have a gaming compact with the state of Idaho that prohibits poker. […]

Gravel Slides Cause Delays to Buttressing

Gravel Slides Cause Delays to Buttressing(JACKSON, WY) – Efforts to stabilize an eroding hillside in Jackson were delayed Thursday. Multiple gravel slides prompted evacuations of personnel working along Budge Drive. Portions of the slumping East Gros Ventre Butte moved as much as three feet in less than 24 hours. Residents in the Walgreens apartment complex and other homes in the […]

Senator Jim Risch on IMN

Senator Jim Risch on IMN(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  Senator Jim Risch joined Tim Lewis on Idaho’s Morning News Thursday for his bi-monthly discussion on all things on the current news radar.  From Russian aggression toward the Ukraine, to the Nevada Ranch dispute, the Senator and Tim go through it all. Listen to the Interview, HERE: 

Man Arrested for Murdering Wilson Woman

Man Arrested for Murdering Wilson Woman(JACKSON, WY) – Nicaraguan authorities have arrested a man for the murder of a Presbyterian missionary from Jackson Hole.  Fernando Aburto has confessed to strangling 37-year-old Karen Colclough of Wilson last week, then stealing her camera. Her body was found on Monday. Colclough was taking pictures on a beach at the time the assault happened. […]

Rexburg Kmart Closing

Rexburg Kmart Closing(REXBURG, ID) – The Kmart in Rexburg is closing its doors.  The store has 63 employees, and some will be eligible for severance pay. Managers are working to help them apply at other Kmart and Sears locations in the region. The store will start a liquidation sale May 4, before shutting down completely in mid-July. […]

ISU Hikes Tuition

ISU Hikes Tuition(POCATELLO, ID) – The Idaho Board of Education has approved tuition hikes at the state’s largest public universities. Starting this fall, students at Idaho State University will pay $6,566 in tuition and fees, an overall increase of 3.5%. Non-residents will pay nearly double that amount at $12,760 per year. Administrators are also expanding scholarship opportunities […]

Early Voting Popular in Bannock County

Early Voting Popular in Bannock County(POCATELLO, ID) – Early voting is now open in Bannock County, and people are already hitting the polls in large numbers. Officials say they’ve never seen this many people come out for a primary election. There is also a great deal of interest in the referendum on the controversial non-discrimination ordinance, which passed last summer. […]

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