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Domestic Elk Escape from East Idaho Ranch

Domestic Elk Escape from East Idaho RanchFIRTH, Idaho (AP) – State officials say 28 domestic elk escaped from a hunting ranch in eastern Idaho near Yellowstone National Park, but the ranch owner says all are accounted for. Veterinarian Scott Leibsle of the Idaho Department of Agriculture says Broadmouth Canyon Ranch near Firth reported within 24 hours the Sunday escape. Ranch owner […]

Idaho Asks for Reconsideration on Broadband Ruling

Idaho Asks for Reconsideration on Broadband RulingBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho officials are asking a judge to reconsider and clarify his ruling that voided the state’s $60 million contract that provides broadband in public schools. Attorneys with the Idaho Department of Administration filed the 12-page motion Tuesday. Fourth District Judge Patrick Owen ruled last week that Idaho violated its procurement law […]

Idaho State Eyes New House for School President

Idaho State Eyes New House for School PresidentPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Idaho State University wants to spend about $600,000 to buy a new house for the school’s president. The Idaho State Journal reports that the State Board of Education will vote on whether or not to spend the money on Monday during a special teleconference meeting with school officials. The 6,000-square-foot house […]

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Begins Thursday

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Begins Thursday  Idaho Falls, Idaho — As motorists hit the road to begin holiday travel, the Idaho Falls Police Department wants to remind everyone to buckle up. Multiple law enforcement agencies are participating in the national “Buckle Up America. Every Trip. Every time” campaign that begins Thursday and runs through the end of the month. The IFPD […]

‘Unguided’ Snowmobiles Return to Yellowstone

‘Unguided’ Snowmobiles Return to YellowstonePOWELL, Wyo. (AP) – This winter snowmobilers again will be allowed to enter Yellowstone National Park without a paid guide. However, snowmobilers on their own have to meet various requirements set up by the National Park Service. Visitors can drive their own snowmobiles into Yellowstone only if their sleds meet the detailed “Best Available Technology” […]

Former Idaho Senator Named State GOP Finance Chair

Former Idaho Senator Named State GOP Finance ChairBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Republican Party has named former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig as its financial chair of its executive committee. Party officials said Wednesday that Craig fills an empty volunteer fundraising position. Craig was arrested in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting. He was accused of soliciting sex in a men’s bathroom […]

Police: BYU-Idaho Student Altered Transcript

Police: BYU-Idaho Student Altered TranscriptREXBURG, Idaho (AP) – A former Brigham Young University-Idaho student authorities say altered his college transcript to go from being a failing student to obtaining $7,000 in academic scholarships is facing charges. Twenty-four-year-old Jacob Mahonri Espinal is charged with two counts of computer fraud and one count of grand theft. Police in Rexburg started investigating […]

Snow King Looks to Add Coaster

Snow King Looks to Add Coaster  JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Snow King Ski Resort is looking to install an alpine coaster to give tourists and recreation enthusiasts another way down the mountain. Coasters are gravity powered rides where people can zip down a mountain on curved, twisting tracks all year long. The Jackson Town Council decided Monday that a coaster […]

Police: Man Stole from Likely Murder-Suicide House

Police: Man Stole from Likely Murder-Suicide HouseTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho man cleaning human remains from a home that police believe is the scene of a double homicide and suicide is accused of stealing items from the home. The Times-News reports that 65-year-old William C. Green was charged Monday in 5th District Court with felony burglary and misdemeanor […]

Police: Officer, Pedestrian Struck by Drunk Driver

Police: Officer, Pedestrian Struck by Drunk DriverBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A southwest Idaho woman police say drove drunk and hit a Boise police sergeant and another pedestrian is facing two felony counts of driving under the influence. Twenty-five-year-old Margaret Sciales of Boise was taken into custody Sunday outside a Boise nightclub. Police say the sergeant was standing outside his patrol car […]

Unauthorized Immigrants Growing in Idaho

Unauthorized Immigrants Growing in IdahoSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Idaho was among seven states where the number of unauthorized immigrants increased between 2009 and 2012. That’s according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. The report also found the number of unauthorized immigrants decreased in 14 states, including Oregon, in that time period. The number stayed relatively […]

Idaho Group Amends Medicaid Expansion Proposal

Idaho Group Amends Medicaid Expansion ProposalBOISE, Idaho (AP) – An Idaho work group has tweaked its recommendations on expanding Medicaid eligibility in a last-minute effort to make their plan more politically palatable to lawmakers. Work group facilitator Corey Surber says the 15-member group approved a hybrid model Friday. The group had finalized a proposal to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter back […]

E. Idaho Man Pleads Guilty after Machete Threat

E. Idaho Man Pleads Guilty after Machete ThreatPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A southeastern Idaho man who entered an apartment and threatened two people with a machete has pleaded guilty to one count of second degree attempted murder. KIFI-TV reports in a story on Tuesday that 54-year-old Twain Thomas of Pocatello also last week pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault. Police […]

Yellowstone Seeks Comment on Trail Project

Yellowstone Seeks Comment on Trail ProjectYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – The National Park Service is seeking public comment on improving a trail in Yellowstone National Park. The proposed project involves the Mist Creek Pass Trail in the area around Mist Creek Meadows in the Lamar River drainage. The main intent of the project will be to harden sections of […]

Another Delay in Getting State Christmas Tree

Another Delay in Getting State Christmas TreeBOISE, Idaho (AP) – State officials have again delayed cutting down and transporting the state Christmas tree to the Statehouse in Boise due to weather conditions. Idaho Department of Administration spokeswoman Jennifer Pike says Monday’s planned tree cutting has been postponed due to unsafe harvest conditions. A new date and time wasn’t provided. The 50-foot […]

Police Searching for Man who Drove off with Boy

Police Searching for Man who Drove off with BoyBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Police in southwest Idaho are looking for a man who acted suspiciously after picking up a teenager. Eagle police officers report that a 14-year-old boy was running alone on Saturday after finishing a cross country meet when he was picked up by a man in a red pickup truck. According to […]

Police Investigating 3 Deaths in S. Idaho

Police Investigating 3 Deaths in S. IdahoTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Police in south-central Idaho say the deaths of three people appear to be a double homicide and a suicide. Police say 36-year-old George Salinas of Twin Falls is suspected of killing 38-year-old LeAnn Schuldies and her 17-year-old daughter. Their bodies were found in a Twin Falls County home at about […]

Wildlife Groups Sue over Imperiled Lynx’s Habitat

Wildlife Groups Sue over Imperiled Lynx’s HabitatBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Wildlife advocates have sued the federal government after it declined to designate some areas in the West as critical habitat for the imperiled Canada lynx. Two coalitions of advocacy groups filed separate lawsuits over lynx on Monday in U.S. District Court in Missoula, Montana. They assert the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

Minor Flooding at Henry’s Fork

Minor Flooding at Henry’s ForkSt. Anthony, Idaho — Parts of the Snake River on Henry’s Fork near St. Anthony flooded Monday. The minor flooding affected mostly low lying pasture land and no structures are threatened. Authorities are asking people to not go near the river and to stay off the ice.

Indoor Shooting Range Set to Open in Idaho Falls

Indoor Shooting Range Set to Open in Idaho FallsIdaho Falls, Idaho — Local law enforcement got in some training Monday night at a new indoor shooting range that will soon be opening in Idaho Falls. Guns n Gear Sports features 15 shooting lanes, a gun shop, and training space. The facility, located at 1315 S. Crane Drive, will open its doors to the public […]

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