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Storm Floods Rexburg

Storm Floods Rexburg

(REXBURG, ID) – Several Rexburg homes and businesses were flooded during heavy rains Tuesday evening. Police say nearly two inches of rain fell on the city, with extensive flood damage reported along Main Street and Pioneer Road. A natural floodplain cuts diagonally through the city, and dozens of basement apartments adjacent to the BYU-Idaho campus […]

Burley Idaho airport fails FAA standards

Burley Idaho airport fails FAA standards

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration says a small southern Idaho airport doesn’t meet federal standards, and some locals fear the facility could close. The Times-News reports the FAA has agreed to fund a new study to look at possible relocation sites for the J.R. “Jack” Simplot Airport in Burley. But the federal […]

Man Jumps from Car Before Crash

Man Jumps from Car Before Crash

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – A Soda Springs man is recovering after jumping from a moving vehicle along I-15 Monday night. The Idaho State Journal reports that 26-year-old Dean Ozburn was headed northbound near the Chubbuck Road underpass when he jumped out of his vehicle and into the right lane of traffic. The vehicle continue driving until […]

Evacuation Order Issued in Central Idaho

Evacuation Order Issued in Central Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Officials are asking residents of about 60 homes in a small central Idaho town to voluntarily evacuate as fire crews battle a nearby wildfire. The Boise County Sheriff’s Office said Monday afternoon that residents living east of Alder Creek in Garden Valley should consider evacuating because of the danger posed by […]

Fremont County Offers Island Park Ballot Measure

Fremont County Offers Island Park Ballot Measure

  (ISLAND PARK, ID) – Fremont County commissioners have voted to put an advisory question on the Nov. 4 ballot. The non-binding question is meant to gauge public opinion about the possibility of Island Park becoming a national monument. KIDK reports that county administrators are overwhelmingly opposed to the proposal, and are seeking the help […]

Melted Yellowstone Road Reopens

Melted Yellowstone Road Reopens

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – A road in Yellowstone National Park has reopened after it was melted by a hot spot in the ground. Last week, park officials had to close Firehole Lake Drive when the hot ground turned the asphalt into a sticky mess. Warm weather didn’t help matters any. July is the […]

Humanitarian Center Expanding

Humanitarian Center Expanding

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho Falls Humanitarian Center is expanding. Local News 8 reports that the inter-faith agency works with over 80 eastern Idaho organizations and will move into a 20,000-square-foot facility in the Fred Meyer shopping complex on Yellowstone. The building is being renovated and could be open next month. The center will […]

Climber Killed in Grand Teton

Climber Killed in Grand Teton

(JACKSON, WY) – A climber was killed in a fall on the Grand Teton Monday morning. Officials say the unidentified female, who was with a professional guide, fell at around 8 a.m. Knowing that the woman had died, recovery efforts were postponed when another climber slid about 150 feet on Paintbrush Divide nearby. The second […]

Jackson Woman Dies in Rafting Accident

Jackson Woman Dies in Rafting Accident

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) – A rafting accident has killed a Jackson woman on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials say 63-year-old Donna Viehman was in a raft with five other people when the raft hit an obstruction and overturned Sunday evening. Park officials say all six people fell into the water […]

Idaho Falls Woman Murdered in Utah

Idaho Falls Woman Murdered in Utah

(LOGAN, UT) -A Utah State University student from eastern Idaho was one of two people murdered early Monday in Logan. ┬áPolice say 19-year-old McKenzie Madden and 25-year-old Jacob Sadler were fatally shot multiple times. The shooter, who authorities identified as 23-year-old Jared Tolman, committed suicide less than an hour later at a home on the […]

Improvement Plan for Yellowstone Ranger Station

Improvement Plan for Yellowstone Ranger Station

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – The National Park Service has approved a plan to make improvements to a remote ranger station in the southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. Since 1910, the Bechler Administrative Area has served as the major checkpoint near the Wyoming-Idaho state line. It is the only entrance fee collection point […]

Future of East Idaho Sheep Research Station Unclear

Future of East Idaho Sheep Research Station Unclear

] BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to begin shutting down a sheep research facility on the Idaho-Montana border that has operated for nearly a century if it doesn’t hear objections from lawmakers by Friday. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on June 17 sent letters to two U.S. senators and two […]

Idaho Fish and Game Opposes Monument

Idaho Fish and Game Opposes Monument

SALMON, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is opposing the proposed Boulder-White Clouds National Monument for fear of losing control of wildlife management in the 592,000-acre area. The decision last week during a meeting in Salmon was unanimous. The Times-News reports that the commission approved a letter opposing the monument to Gov. […]

BYU-Idaho Students Involved in Farm Research

BYU-Idaho Students Involved in Farm Research

REXBURG, Idaho (AP) – Brigham Young University-Idaho agronomy students participate in a wide range of crops studies to make farming easier and more cost-effective for growers. Their studies are conducted in cooperation with agribusinesses or research universities such as the University of Idaho. The goal of the studies is to provide a service for Idaho’s […]

Bowe Bergdahl Returned to Active Duty

Bowe Bergdahl Returned to Active Duty

  WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior defense official says Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, has been returned to regular Army duty. As of Monday he is assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas. That is the same […]

Search is on for Missing Jackson man

Search is on for Missing Jackson man

(JACKSON, WY) – The search is on for a Jackson man who went missing July 3. Twenty-six-year-old Christian Polly is white, approximately 5’10″ and 270 pounds. Polly has red hair and a beard. The man’s father, Kevin Polly, suspects that Christian may have passed away. Polly was last seen walking along East Broadway and Macleod […]

Blackfoot Boy Remains Critical After Crash

Blackfoot Boy Remains Critical After Crash

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Blackfoot boy remains in critical condition after a head-on collision near Montpelier Saturday afternoon. Idaho State Police say nineteen-year-old Josh Teeples of Bloomington fell asleep at the wheel and struck a pickup driven by the family of Nick and Lacie Hirschi of Blackfoot. Their son Preston, who was riding in […]

Man Sentenced for Murdering Wyoming Missionary

Man Sentenced for Murdering Wyoming Missionary

(JACKSON, WY) – A Nicaraguan man has been sentenced to 39 years in prison for the murder of a woman from Jackson Hole. Thirty-seven-year-old Karen Coclough was robbed, raped, and murdered in April while volunteering for a mission trip with her church. Investigators believe Coclough had ventured out to a secluded beach near her hotel […]

Body of Missing Man Found in Snake River

Body of Missing Man Found in Snake River

  (RIGBY, ID) – The body of a missing Idaho Falls man was found along the Snake River Sunday morning. Twenty-one-year-old Mason Empey drowned June 29 on the South Fork near the Lorenzo boat dock. He was found in debris near a canal headgate in Roberts, about 20 miles where was last seen. Investigators say […]

Colorado Man Identified as Pilot Killed in Collision

Colorado Man Identified as Pilot Killed in Collision

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a Colorado pilot killed in a midair collision involving two small private planes in central Idaho. Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess on Thursday told the Idaho Statesman that 45-year-old Michael A. Bond died in the Monday morning crash about 30 miles east of Cascade. Authorities […]

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