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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 […]

Idaho Treasurer Audited for Money Transfer

Idaho Treasurer Audited for Money Transfer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Auditors with the Idaho Legislature say State Treasurer Ron Crane has not provided enough evidence that a full review was conducted following an inappropriate money transfer. The auditors found earlier this year Crane’s office overrode internal controls meant to contain financial risk and the transfer resulted in a loss of at […]

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Stealing Neighbor’s Electricity

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Stealing Neighbor’s Electricity

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was arrested this week for allegedly stealing his neighbor’s electricity. Twenty-six-year-old Curtis Evans was taken into custody for felony grand theft. His landlord reported seeing suspicious wiring at Evans’ home on the 100-block of Seventh Street, and immediately notified police. Investigators say Evans illegally connected to the […]

Jefferson County Dairy Could be Expanding

Jefferson County Dairy Could be Expanding

(ROBERTS, ID) – A dairy near Roberts has plans for a massive expansion. Local News 8 reports that Kettle Butte Dairy wants to expand its operation from 5,000 to 18,000 animals. Roberts Mayor B.J. Berlin supports the move, saying it will help provide more jobs for the area. It remains the only confined feedlot in […]

Body Found in Snake River

Body Found in Snake River

HANSEN, Idaho (AP) – Authorities in south-central Idaho say a body spotted Thursday morning in the Snake River Canyon is the fisherman swept away in the current late last month. Jerome County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Capt. Jack Johnson tells The Times-News that crews recovered the body that’s on some rocks about a mile downstream from […]

Jefferson County Gets New Public Works Admin

Jefferson County Gets New Public Works Admin

(RIGBY, ID) – Jefferson County has a new Public Works Administrator. Paul Snarr will oversee the county’s road, bridge, and solid waste operations. KIDK reports that Snarr has worked for several eastern Idaho counties, and will also work with the city of Rigby to expand economic development. Snarr says he’s committed to seeing Jefferson County […]

Roads Close in Yellowstone

Roads Close in Yellowstone

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The ever-changing geology of Yellowstone National Park has melted an asphalt road, blocking access to several popular geysers and other thermal features at the height of tourist season. Park officials said Thursday they’re evaluating how to address the problem. Meanwhile, they’re telling visitors not to hike into the affected area. They […]

BYU-Idaho Students Moved to Shelters in Jerusalem

BYU-Idaho Students Moved to Shelters in Jerusalem

  (REXBURG, ID) – At least ten BYU-Idaho students had to be moved to a bomb shelter in Jerusalem during Palestinian rocket attacks against Israel this week. The BYU Jerusalem Center on Mount Scopus is only a few hundred yards from the Dome of the Rock in a Palestinian-controlled section of the city. Over 70 […]

Idaho Falls Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Bust

Idaho Falls Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Bust

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Two people were arrested during a drug bust in Idaho Falls Thursday morning. Idaho State Police initiated a routine traffic stop along I-15 just before 10 a.m. The officer had probable cause to search the vehicle with a K-9 unit, which yielded over three pounds of methamphetamine, small amounts of marijuana, […]

Dozens Injured in Tour Bus Crash

Dozens Injured in Tour Bus Crash

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – Authorities say a tour bus flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park, and seven passengers were hospitalized. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the other 19 people aboard were taken to a hospital for evaluation and released after the Thursday crash. Two of […]

Idaho Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Injuring Son

Idaho Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Injuring Son

  IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – An Idaho Falls man who intentionally drove his vehicle off the road with his wife and infant child inside has pleaded guilty to felony injury to a child. The Post Register reports that 19-year-old Nathan Ward made the plea Wednesday in 7th District Court. Police say that Ward in […]

Funeral Arrangements Made for Former Governor Evans

Funeral Arrangements Made for Former Governor Evans

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Former Gov. John Victor Evans Sr. will lie in state Friday at the Idaho Capitol. Evans died at his home in Boise on Tuesday at age 89. The Idaho Statesman reports that a public viewing is planned for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held starting at […]

Police Investigating Burglary at Civic Auditorium

Police Investigating Burglary at Civic Auditorium

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) —  The Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls was broken into sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to Idaho Falls Police.  There are no suspects at this time.  According to reports, the suspect(s) entered the building through a door that is accessible from the roof.  An iPad is reported as possibly stolen. […]

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