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Outdoor Recreation Still Going Strong

Outdoor Recreation Still Going Strong(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  Outdoor recreation jobs are a growing industry across the state. The Gem State has nearly 77,000 jobs directly impacting the outdoor recreation industry, compared to only 25,000 in agriculture. The Outdoor Industry Association says that Idaho residents and visitors spend $6.3 billion on recreation each year, translating to around $470 million […]

New Business Ideas Wanted in Idaho Falls

New Business Ideas Wanted in Idaho Falls(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  BIG, which is the Business + Innovation + Growth Competition, will be held on March 28, 2013 at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), adjacent to the Idaho National Laboratory campus.  The competition is an opportunity for those in the eastern Idaho community to showcase their innovative, novel business idea […]

Blackfoot Man Charged With Child Porn

Blackfoot Man Charged With Child Porn(POCATELLO, ID)  — A Blackfoot man will likely face prison time on felony child pornography charges.  Gary Lee Reed was arrested by federal officials while on a cruise off the Florida coast in December. Investigators say Reed had nearly 1,200 explicit images and videos of children stored on his laptop, including abusive depictions of toddlers […]

Two Men Attacked in “Hate Crime”

Two Men Attacked in “Hate Crime”(POCATELLO, ID)  —  Pocatello Police are investigating what may be a hate crime.  Officials say two gay men were walking home from a bar early Sunday when they were assaulted on the corner of 9th Ave. and Center Street. A man reportedly pulled up behind them, got out of his vehicle, and attacked the couple, […]

Lawmakers Seek Bill to Limit Gun Control

Lawmakers Seek Bill to Limit Gun Control(BOISE, ID)  — An alliance of Republican lawmakers is backing two state measures meant to bolster gun rights. The bills come in response to President Barack Obama’s calls for more background checks on gun buyers and bans on high-capacity magazines. Rep. Judy Moyle of Midvale says one bill could strengthen the power of local law […]

Bonneville Teachers Getting Pay-for-Performance Bonuses

Bonneville Teachers Getting Pay-for-Performance Bonuses(AMMON, ID)  —   Bonneville School District 93 has voted to give pay-for-performance bonuses to a small number of teachers who worked last year but were unable to finish the school year because of illnesses. The bonus will be allotted based on the average compensation awarded to other teachers in the district. Idaho voters rejected Superintendent […]

Marvin Lewis Named Distinguished Alumnus, Visits Pocatello

Marvin Lewis Named Distinguished Alumnus, Visits Pocatello(POCATELLO, ID)  — Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was at Idaho State University in Pocatello Thursday to be honored by his alma mater.  Lewis came to accept his Distinguished Alumni award, which was announced last September during ISU’s Homecoming Week.  Lewis says he’s happy to remain a Bengal in the NFL and even fielded […]

BYU-Idaho Displays Art of Sufi Islam

BYU-Idaho Displays Art of Sufi Islam(REXBURG, ID)  —  BYU-Idaho is hosting a new art exhibit showcasing Sufi Islamic art. History professor David Peck says many Americans still view Islam negatively because of extremism in the Middle East, but art is a healthy way to connect the Western World with the World of Islam. The exhibit is open to the public […]

Pocatello Woman Arrested Following Disturbance

Pocatello Woman Arrested Following Disturbance(POCATELLO, ID)  —  A Pocatello woman was arrested Thursday following a report of a domestic disturbance. Police say two adult females, who are also sisters, were fighting at a home along McKinley Ave. around 11:30 a.m. When police arrived, their mother, Julia Hudson, fled the scene. Officials later determined that Hudson had a warrant out […]

Man Indicted for Stealing ISU ATMs

Man Indicted for Stealing ISU ATMs(POCATELLO, ID)  —  A Las Vegas man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing from two ATMs on the Idaho State University campus.  Fifty-seven-year-old Clarence Lancaster allegedly took $9,000 from ISU and an additional $40,000 from an ATM at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. The two counts of felony […]

House Lifts Ban on Telecom Cold Calls

House Lifts Ban on Telecom Cold Calls(BOISE, ID)  —  The Idaho House of Representatives has approved a measure that will now allow telecommunications companies to cold call their customers offering more products. Most lawmakers agreed that the 13-year ban on calls from cable and Internet companies offering new services should be lifted. The companies were singled out in 2000 on grounds […]

Dogs Left in Overnight Drop Boxes

Dogs Left in Overnight Drop Boxes(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  The Idaho Falls Animal Shelter has seen an influx of sick or dying animals being left in overnight drop boxes in recent weeks. Puppies and dogs infected with Parvo were dropped off.  Officials believe many of the animals were personal pets, not just strays. They say the disease is preventable with […]

Economists: Minimum Wage Will Impact Local Businesses

Economists: Minimum Wage Will Impact Local Businesses(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  — Make no mistake, President Obama’s call to raise minimum wage to $9 an hour will have a major impact on local businesses. Experts say it’s difficult, especially for small businesses to pay $9 an hour for entry-level jobs. In order to keep up, many retailers and restaurants will raise their prices […]

BYU-Idaho Offering Online Genealogy Degree

BYU-Idaho Offering Online Genealogy Degree(REXBURG, ID)  —  BYU-Idaho has announced the addition of a new online degree to their curriculum. Students can now receive an associates degree in family history research. Administrators say the degree, which consists of about 60 credits, would enable graduates to do genealogy work either through a home-based business or professionally. The university is also […]

Bidding Has Begun for Detention Center Expansion

Bidding Has Begun for Detention Center Expansion(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  Bidding has started for sub-contracting jobs that will build a new addition onto the 3B Juvenile Detention Center in Idaho Falls. Ormond Builders will manage the project, but sub-contractors from around the region are being asked to submit their bids. Commissioner Roger Christensen says he wants the work to be done […]

Museum of Idaho Announces Sustainability Plan

Museum of Idaho Announces Sustainability Plan(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  On Monday, the 18th, the Museum of Idaho will celebrate its 10-year anniversary.  For ten years the MOI has enjoyed double the patrons than other comparable-size museums in similar-size cities.   The Museum enjoys triple the school kids who enjoy the exhibits annually.   However, the Museum is now facing considerable growing pains […]

Idaho Congressman Responds to State of the Union Address

Idaho Congressman Responds to State of the Union Address(WASHINGTON D.C.)  —  Idaho First District Congressman Raúl Labrador  released this statement following the State of the Union address: “President Obama again laid out a vision of government where Washington, D.C. has the solutions to all of Idaho’s problems. Over the last four years, the Obama administration spent nearly $1 trillion of taxpayer money on […]

Shots Fired in Pocatello Neighborhood

Shots Fired in Pocatello Neighborhood(POCATELLO, ID)  — Pocatello Police responded to a report of a drive-by shooting Monday night.  Police say at least two shots were fired along the 400-block of Willard Ave. shortly after 11:30 p.m. Witnesses reported seeing a white, four-door vehicle speeding north on Willard, eventually turning east on Poplar. Officers recovered two 9 mm shell […]

Handgun Recovered at Scene of Woman’s Death

Handgun Recovered at Scene of Woman’s Death(POCATELLO, ID)  —  A handgun has been recovered at the scene of what Pocatello Police are calling a “suspicious” death.  Investigators say the gun was a .38 caliber revolver. Forensic evidence has been collected from the pistol, which will then be tested to determine if it was linked to anyone known to be at the […]

Soda Springs Police Make Record-Shattering Drug Bust

Soda Springs Police Make Record-Shattering Drug Bust(SODA SPRINGS, ID)  — The Soda Springs Police Department made its biggest marijuana drug bust in history last week. A Washington state man reportedly failed to signal a turn, which prompted police to pull him over Friday night. When the officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, he found 41 pounds of marijuana stuffed into dozens […]

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