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Unclear if Monarch building can be saved

Unclear if Monarch building can be saved

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A fire official in eastern Idaho says it’s too soon to know if a 105-year-old building on the National Register of Historic Places can be restored following a fire. Pocatello Fire Chief David Gates tells the Idaho State Journal in a story on Tuesday that a structural engineer will have to […]

Bingham County Levy Drops Slightly

Bingham County Levy Drops Slightly

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The 2015 budget and levy for Bingham County are lower than the current fiscal year. Commissioners approved a $28 million budget that includes a two percent raise for county employees and $200,000 for a public defender payment system. Commissioner Mark Bair says the overall budget is about two percent smaller than it […]

Luxury Resort Coming to Huntsman Springs

Luxury Resort Coming to Huntsman Springs

(DRIGGS, ID) – A luxury resort is coming to Huntsman Springs near Driggs. The plan also calls for a business class hotel near the Teton County Courthouse. Mayor Hyrum Johnson tells Local News 8 that the hotel and resort will bring about 100 jobs to the valley. An estimated 30 percent of the county’s residents […]

Jackson Restaurants on Food Network

Jackson Restaurants on Food Network

  (JACKSON, WY) – Several Jackson Hole restaurants have seen a spike in business after being featured on the Food Network. KIDK reports that Food Network host Guy Fieri covered six restaurants including Cafe Genevieve and Sidewinder’s Tavern. Managers say film crews spent up to three days in each restaurant, just to get the right […]

Boise State Changes Policies after Gun-Rights Flap

Boise State Changes Policies after Gun-Rights Flap

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Boise State University officials say they will change their on-campus event policies after private legal organizations said the school violated the First Amendment by charging a student organization security fees for a gun-rights event. University officials had already reimbursed the students $465, but say they will now suspend the policies that […]

Stolen Vehicle Located in Canal

Stolen Vehicle Located in Canal

(POCATELLO, ID) – A stolen vehicle was found in a canal in Power County Monday. Idaho State Journal reports that a Chevy Blazer, which was taken from a Pocatello residence, was located at around 7 p.m. near I-86 just east of the Pocatello Regional Airport. No one was found in the vehicle when it was […]

Exit 93 a “Magnet” for Accidents

Exit 93 a “Magnet” for Accidents

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The number of accidents near exit 93 along I-15 in Blackfoot has skyrocketed. Idaho State Police tell KIDK that it’s due in large part to inattentive drivers failing to recognize the traffic slowing down in front of them. Authorities say several of the accidents have resulted in people being hospitalized, many of […]

Blackfoot Man Presumed Drowned

Blackfoot Man Presumed Drowned

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A 52-year-old eastern Idaho man is missing and presumed drowned at Blackfoot Reservoir.  Richard Lee Sherbel of Blackfoot has been missing since Monday afternoon. Family members reported finding his swamped boat at around noon. Sherbel is a skilled fisherman and boater who knows the reservoir well. Search and rescue teams from three counties […]

Petition Challenges Yellowstone Bison Slaughters

Petition Challenges Yellowstone Bison Slaughters

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during their winter migration. Friends of Animals and the Buffalo Field Campaign filed Monday’s petition with agencies including the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, which manages lands adjacent […]

Boa Constrictor Captured After Escaping Idaho Cage

Boa Constrictor Captured After Escaping Idaho Cage

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) – A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose. Trinity didn’t appear to have traveled far after being spotted Sunday in the garage that holds the snake’s cage. Jittery neighbors with small pets and children went on alert […]

Yellowstone Seeks Volunteers for Maintenance

Yellowstone Seeks Volunteers for Maintenance

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – Yellowstone National Park is looking for volunteers to help with two projects in Lamar Valley on Sept. 27, which is National Public Lands Day. The two projects are trailhead restoration work at the Lamar River Trailhead and fence construction at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch. The National Park Service […]

Kayaker’s Body Recovered in Rupert

Kayaker’s Body Recovered in Rupert

RUPERT, Idaho (AP) – The body of a kayaker has been recovered from the Snake River below Minidoka Dam in south-central Idaho. Authorities tell The Times-News that rescue workers on Sunday recovered the body of 56-year-old Steven Andrew of Rupert. Cassia County Undersheriff George Warrell says authorities received a report at 3:45 p.m. of a […]

Idaho Task Force Discusses Teacher Salary

Idaho Task Force Discusses Teacher Salary

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A state task force says reforming Idaho’s teaching certification must be tied to increasing salaries in order to attract and retain quality teachers in public schools. The 15-member committee spent most of Monday discussing details of implementing a new teacher pay system commonly known as the career ladder. However, some members […]

Bujak Speaks Out on Same-Sex Marriage

Bujak Speaks Out on Same-Sex Marriage

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Libertarian gubernatorial candidate John Bujak says Idaho is wasting taxpayer money by defending its gay marriage ban in federal court. KIDK reports that he doesn’t “think [the] government should be in the business of telling people how to make choices in their [lives].” Bujak thinks the estimated $1 million in legal […]

ISU Receives Major Research Grant

ISU Receives Major Research Grant

(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State University has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant came out of the Nuclear Energy University Program, and about two-thirds of that money will go directly into ISU’s Nuclear Engineering department. Professor Chad Pope tells Local News 8 that the grant was extremely difficult […]

Utah Man Killed in Bear Attack

Utah Man Killed in Bear Attack

(RIVERTON, WY) – A Utah man was killed in a bear attack in western Wyoming earlier this month. Adam Stewart of Virgin was conducting research in a remote area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Riverton. After failing to return home, officials launched a search for the  31-year-old Sept. 8. Fremont County officials say Stewart’s […]

“Cold Justice” Detectives Aided Jones Murder Case

“Cold Justice” Detectives Aided Jones Murder Case

(POCATELLO, ID) – Technology experts from the TNT series “Cold Justice” helped identify the suspected murderer of Nori Jones in 2004. The Idaho State Journal reports that the detectives were in Pocatello for about ten days, and that the information they provided was sufficient to link the murder to 39-year-old Brad Scott Compher. Jones was […]

Miss Idaho Voted ‘America’s Choice’

Miss Idaho Voted ‘America’s Choice’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison, of Twin Falls, was chosen by social media voters as America’s Choice Sunday night at the Miss America Pageant.  She also made it to the semifinals, a feat that a Miss Idaho had not done since the 1970’s. Sandison was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two years […]

Groups Eye Lawsuit Against Predator Control Agency

Groups Eye Lawsuit Against Predator Control Agency

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Four conservation groups that contend federal officials in Idaho are violating environmental laws by killing predators and other wildlife to protect livestock and crops have taken the first step to file a lawsuit. Idaho-based Western Watersheds Project and three other groups sent a letter to the Idaho office of the U.S. […]

GOP, Dems, trade shots over Balukoff bookkeeping

GOP, Dems, trade shots over Balukoff bookkeeping

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Republican Party says the Democratic candidate for governor might be violating campaign finance law by having the Idaho Democratic Party pay for his staff. A spokesman for Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff says they’re only doing the same thing Idaho Republican campaigns have done in the past. GOP campaign finance […]

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