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Yates Enters Race for State GOP Chair

Yates Enters Race for State GOP Chair

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Idaho Falls businessman Steve Yates announced Wednesday that he will be a candidate for Idaho Republican Party Chairman.  In a release, Yates pointed out three areas of priority as a candidate and chairman: focus forward, linking grassroots and governance, and “coming home.” Yates has spent 24 years working public policy issues […]

Tree Thinning Started on Ski Area at Bald Mountain

Tree Thinning Started on Ski Area at Bald Mountain

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service and Sun Valley Resort have started a tree-thinning project at the ski area on Bald Mountain. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that 25 acres are being thinned in one area this year and that about 182 acres will be thinned during the next three to five years. […]

Ban on Exploding Targets Expands

Ban on Exploding Targets Expands

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has banned exploding targets in southern Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and a small portion of eastern California because of wildfire and public safety concerns. Intermountain Region Forester Nora Rasure issued the ban that started Wednesday and runs through July 22, 2015, on national forest lands. Some […]

Occupy Group Wants Idaho to Pay Legal Fees

Occupy Group Wants Idaho to Pay Legal Fees

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Members of Occupy Boise are asking a federal judge to order the state of Idaho to pay more than $175,000 in attorney costs and legal fees after the group won a lawsuit over rules designed to curb protests and rallies around the Capitol. Under federal law, the winner of a lawsuit […]

Farmers Consider Peas as Spud Alternative

Farmers Consider Peas as Spud Alternative

  (RIRIE, ID) – Some eastern Idaho farmers are considering alternatives to potatoes as spud prices plummet. Logan Hamilton of Ririe tells KIDK that his family planted 110 acres of peas this year. Experts say peas used to be a popular cash crop in eastern Idaho, and are still a mainstay in the Palouse Hills […]

Snake River Teacher Fails to Renew Contract Amid Dispute

Snake River Teacher Fails to Renew Contract Amid Dispute

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Embattled Snake River High School science teacher Elaine Asmus won’t be teaching during the upcoming school year. The school board required Asmus to sign a new contract by June 30, which Asmus failed to do. Instead, Asmus filed a grievance with the district. Asmus had been placed on probation following a dispute […]

Pocatello Changes School Lunch Rules

Pocatello Changes School Lunch Rules

(POCATELLO, ID) – The Pocatello School District is changing the way it handles overdue lunch tabs. Administrators are capping the overdue limit at $11, giving parents a week to pay past due bills. All owed funds will accumulate on each student’s record, and they won’t receive their high school diploma until the lunch money is […]

Idaho Senator Jim Risch on IMN

Idaho Senator Jim Risch on IMN

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  –  Idaho Senator Jim Risch joined Tim Lewis on Idaho’s Morning News for his bi-monthly discussion.  The two discussed the Idaho GOP divide, federal funds for highways, and of course the Border issue and Israel and Russia. Hear the conversations Here:

Body Found at American Falls Reservoir

Body Found at American Falls Reservoir

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A body has been recovered from the shore of American Falls Reservoir in eastern Idaho. The Power County Sheriff’s Office in a statement on Wednesday says U.S. Bureau of Reclamation workers found the body Monday. Chief Deputy Sheriff Jackie Morris says the body was recovered Monday, but an identification hasn’t […]

Shooting at Gem Lake

Shooting at Gem Lake

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A shooting was reported at Gem Lake south of Idaho Falls Wednesday afternoon.  Deputies say someone or a group of people shot out the windows of two minivans parked near the lake. Witness Jonathan Delon, who was swimming at the beach, told Local News 8 that he heard a bullet fly […]

Bonneville County Deputies Investigate Shooting

Bonneville County Deputies Investigate Shooting

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting at an Idaho Falls trailer park. Officials say 36-year-old Travis Best was shot in the arm at about 9:30 Tuesday night in a residence on the 1400-block of Carson Street. Witnesses reported seeing two men and a woman enter the home, then leave […]

Talking Foreign Events with Steve Yates

Talking Foreign Events with Steve Yates

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  –  Steve Yates is the CEO of DC International Advisory.  The analytical and advisory practice assesses political risk and opportunity and provides situational awareness of developments in Washington and select foreign capitals.   Steve joins Tim Lewis on Idaho’s Morning News on most Wednesdays.   This week the discussion was pointed to the Russian/Ukrainian […]

Naked Man Arrested at Freeman Park

Naked Man Arrested at Freeman Park

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  – Idaho Falls Police arrested 50-year-old Marvin C. Locke for indecent exposure Tuesday night after he was found naked in Freeman Park. Locke of Twin Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail. According to reports, officers responded to Freeman Park after receiving a complaint about Locke around 9 p.m. Officers located […]

Hot Springs Kill Dog

Hot Springs Kill Dog

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A border collie mix named Jasper finishing up a walk with his owners in the Boise foothills died after jumping into an unmarked ditch containing geothermal water. Paul Whitworth and Carrie Semmelroth say Jasper yelped after leaping into the 170-degree water on Sunday and died quickly after. The exposed hot springs […]

St. Anthony Approves Rotary Park

St. Anthony Approves Rotary Park

(ST. ANTHONY, ID) – The St. Anthony city council has voted to approve the creation of a Rotary Park. KIDK reports that the city is working directly with the Rotary Club to create a park with a flag pole, benches, a walking path, and new landscaping just outside the city offices. Funds will be provided […]

Fundraiser to Help Rexburg Flood Victims

Fundraiser to Help Rexburg Flood Victims

(REXBURG, ID) – A fundraiser is being held Wednesday to help support the victims of last week’s flood damage in Rexburg. All ticket proceeds from movie showings at the Paramount 5 and the Teton View drive-in theater will go to support those who have petitioned for help from the city. Employees will also be donating […]

Mud Lake Rallies for Disabled Man

Mud Lake Rallies for Disabled Man

(MUD LAKE, ID) – Residents in the small town of Mud Lake are rallying behind one of their own. Local News 8 reports that Chris Caudle was paralyzed from the neck down following a car accident seven years ago. His family hopes to purchase an Ekso-Bionic suit to help him walk again, and with a […]

California Man Dies on Grand Teton

California Man Dies on Grand Teton

(JACKSON, WY) – A hiker was killed in a fall in Grand Teton National Park over the weekend.  Officials say the body of 36-year-old Will Cornyn was found near the mouth of Cascade Canyon Tuesday afternoon. Cornyn, of San Francisco, California, left his campsite at Jenny Lake Sunday afternoon on a hike to Lake Solitude, […]

Man Denies Sex Abuse Charges

Man Denies Sex Abuse Charges

  (PINGREE, ID) – An eastern Idaho man has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing a child.  Bingham County prosecutors say Jose Sanchez of Pingree also pleaded not guilty to felony lewd conduct with a minor. Sanchez, who has been in custody for nearly a month, remains held on a $1 million bond. The alleged […]

New Miss Idaho Proudly Wears Insulin Pump

New Miss Idaho Proudly Wears Insulin Pump

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Sierra Sandison has become a role model for many ever since she took the Miss Idaho crown after learning to embrace her diabetes diagnosis with pride. Sandison, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012, wore her insulin pump clipped to her clothing at last week’s Miss Idaho pageant, including […]

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