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Fish and Game Commission Appointee Faces Opposition

Fish and Game Commission Appointee Faces Opposition(BOISE, ID)  —   A woman appointed as a member of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission encountered stiff opposition during her Senate confirmation hearing Monday.  Joan Hurlock of Buhl was named to the seven-member panel last June.  However, Doug Palmer, a Twin Falls resident, voiced opposition to Hurlock’s appointment on grounds that she wasn’t a […]

Blackfoot Schools Chairman Reese Resigns

Blackfoot Schools Chairman Reese Resigns(BLACKFOOT, ID)  —  Blackfoot School District 55 Board Chairman Scott Reese is stepping down amid pressure from a recall petition.  Reese fears staying on the board would keep voters from passing a supplemental levy he believes is crucial for the well-being of the district. Reese and Trustee Jenny Hong were being targeted by petitioners for […]

Pocatello Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

Pocatello Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday(POCATELLO, ID)  —  A Pocatello woman celebrated her 100th birthday over the weekend. Fern Lloyd, a resident at Quail Ridge retirement center, was born on a farm in Mendon, Utah and eventually settled in southeast Idaho. Lloyd’s family members say she’s still active and lighting up the lives of her friends and neighbors. She says […]

Group Shows Parents Signs of Youth Rx Drug Abuse

Group Shows Parents Signs of Youth Rx Drug Abuse(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   An area non-profit group is working with parents to educate them about the warning signs of prescription drug abuse among local youth. Officials with the Bonneville Youth Development Council say many parents aren’t aware of their teen’s substance abuse problems until they’ve been using for over a year. They recommend turning […]

Sho-Ban Kids Participate in Buffalo Hunt

Sho-Ban Kids Participate in Buffalo Hunt(FORT HALL, ID)  —   A group of Fort Hall residents are working to ensure that tribal traditions stay alive for generations to come. Members of the Shoshone-Bannock tribes staged a buffalo hunt last month. Organizers shot and killed one of the nearly 400 bison on the reservation to teach youth the basics of skinning, cutting, […]

Most Rocky Mountain Power Customers to Avoid Rate Hike

Most Rocky Mountain Power Customers to Avoid Rate Hike(BOISE, ID)  — Rocky Mountain Power authorities say most eastern Idahoans won’t face a rate increase this spring. Current projections don’t propose any increases for residential, commercial, or irrigation customers, though two industrial customers will see increases because of a rate adjustment made in 2011. If approved, adjustments will take effect April 1.

Idaho Democratic Chairman Resigns

Idaho Democratic Chairman Resigns(BOISE, ID)  —   The chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party has announced his resignation. Larry Grant, who has held the post since 2011, says he didn’t accomplish what he’d set out to do, though he’s proud of the few competitive candidates his party was able to muster in the 2012 election. The party will elect […]

Two Semi-Trailers Crash on Icy Highway

Two Semi-Trailers Crash on Icy Highway(MENAN, ID)  — Two Semi-trailers and a two truck were involved in an accident early Monday morning on the Lorenzo bridge on Highway 20.   State Police closed down the highway at mile post 326, two miles east of the Rigby area.  Authorities indicated that the Highway was very slick around the Madison and Jefferson County […]

Super Bowl 47 on Newstalk 690/1260

Super Bowl 47 on Newstalk 690/1260(NEW ORLEANS, LA)   —   The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers can get down to business of deciding the NFL championship in Super Bowl 47.         Super Bowl 47 may also decide a few other questions leading up to the game: – Can Baltimore coach John Harbaugh continue his mastery over brother Jim? John’s Ravens […]

Accused Murderer In Court Friday

Accused Murderer In Court Friday  (IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   The attorney for 22-year old Adan Arroyo, Justin Oleson, told the court on Friday that he has not received all the necessary reports from the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s office and asked for the preliminary hearing to be rescheduled.   Arroyo is in jail on charges of first degree murder in the […]

Idaho Senate Debates Use of Drones

Idaho Senate Debates Use of Drones(BOISE, ID)  — The Idaho Senate is considering a bill that would allow local law enforcement to use unmanned drones in criminal investigations. Republican Sen. Chuck Winder of Eagle, himself a former military pilot, says drones have a wide variety of potential uses for law enforcement. However, he wants to ensure that any drafted legislation […]

Check Scam Hits Rexburg

Check Scam Hits Rexburg(REXBURG, ID)  —   A Craigslist scam using bad checks is now targeting Rexburg residents. Officials say the criminals purchase items on Craigslist and then overpay the sellers with a bad check, instructing them to send back the difference in cash. Since it can take a few days for checks to process, sellers are left with […]

Concealed Carry Applications on the Rise in East Idaho

Concealed Carry Applications on the Rise in East Idaho(POCATELLO, ID)  —   Fear of the unknown is a likely factor in the recent spike in firearm sales, and applications for concealed carry permits are on the rise as well. Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen says applications have gone up throughout southeast Idaho. Because of high demand and increasing state fees, Bannock County is being […]

LDS Church Announces New MTC in Mexico

LDS Church Announces New MTC in Mexico(SALT LAKE CITY, UT)  —   Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have announced a plan for a new missionary training center in Mexico City, the second-largest of its kind worldwide. The facility will be converted from a church-owned high school and will hold approximately 1,500 trainees at a time. Applications for […]

Man Claims Self Defense in Monkey Death

Man Claims Self Defense in Monkey Death(BOISE, ID)  —  A Weiser man has pleaded not guilty to breaking into Zoo Boise two months ago and killing a monkey. 22-year-old Michael Watkins claimed he was defending himself when the monkey attacked him. Watkins’ attorney maintains that his client was trying to set the animal free as a practical joke. Watkins faces several […]

Bonneville County Sheriff Seeking the Public’s Help

Bonneville County Sheriff Seeking the Public’s Help(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the shooting death of Kristy Aschliman on Lincoln Road earlier this month.   As the investigation began that day she was shot, two adults in a green pickup stopped and told a uniformed deputy about a man hiding near a tree.   The deputy was […]

Idaho Falls Convenience Store Robbed

Idaho Falls Convenience Store Robbed(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —    Idaho Falls Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Common Cents on West Broadway late Wednesday night.    The suspect is believed to be a male, 25 to 30 years of age with a thin build.  He was wearing all black with a hoodie and mask covering his face.    […]

Pocatello Fire Was Intentionally Set

Pocatello Fire Was Intentionally Set(POCATELLO, ID)  — An early morning fire at a Pocatello apartment complex was intentionally set.  Officials say the blaze started Wednesday morning at a complex on the 1000-block of McKinley Ave. A neighbor said the apartment was frequented by squatters and believes the fire may have been drug-related, which officials could not confirm. Three apartments […]

Armed Man in Capitol Meant “No Harm”

Armed Man in Capitol Meant “No Harm”(BOISE, ID)  —   An armed man caught on Capitol security cameras inspecting the desks of Idaho lawmakers has come forward to say he meant no harm. 47-year-old Bryan Carter of Meridian attached himself to a Boy Scout troop touring the House chamber and was seen rummaging through the waste baskets of state representatives. In spite […]

Researchers Say More Hunting Leads to Smaller Antlers

Researchers Say More Hunting Leads to Smaller Antlers(POCATELLO, ID)  —  A team of researchers from across the Intermountain West, including Idaho State University, has determined that increased hunting pressure has reduced antler sizes in big game animals over the past century. They say an intensive harvest of males has allowed fewer animals to reach trophy status. The researchers, all of whom are […]

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