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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.  Police 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 […]

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 […]

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