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Idaho Republican US Sen. Jim Risch Wins 2nd Term

Idaho Republican US Sen. Jim Risch Wins 2nd TermBOISE, Idaho (AP) – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch has been elected to represent Idaho for a second term the same night Republicans claimed the Senate majority for the first time in eight years. Risch, an attorney and longtime state senator who briefly served as Idaho governor before he was first elected to Congress in 2008, […]

Republican Idaho Gov. Otter Wins Rare 3rd Term

Republican Idaho Gov. Otter Wins Rare 3rd TermBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has won a rare third term leading the state. Otter, a long-time politician who served in both the state legislature and Congress before he first won the governor’s post in 2006, faced a difficult race against his Democrat challenger, Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff. Another challenger, Libertarian […]

Idaho Rodeo Queen Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft

Idaho Rodeo Queen Pleads Guilty to Felony TheftBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Miss Caldwell Night Rodeo Queen and former Boise State University Bronco girl has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1,000 from her former employer. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 23-year-old Chelsi Ann Horton on Monday in 4th District Court pleaded guilty to felony grand theft. Prosecutors as part of the […]

ISU Seeking People for Sleep Study

ISU Seeking People for Sleep StudyPOCATELLO, Idaho — Idaho State University is looking for families with children 8 to 12 years old for a sleep study. Researchers are investigating the link between the amount of sleep pre-teens get with their decision making. The school will pay up to $240 to those who are picked for the full study. Those interested can […]

New Science Wing Unveiled at Skyline

New Science Wing Unveiled at SkylineIDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Skyline High School showed off it’s new $1.6 million science wing to the public Monday night. The renovations included the addition of three new lab classrooms and more space for experiments. The project was paid for courtesy of a $53 million bond passed in 2012.

Police: Threats Against Meridian School a Joke

Police: Threats Against Meridian School a JokeMERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) – Police in southwestern Idaho say social networking posts on Sunday about “shooting up” a high school on Monday is a joke and there’s no threat. But police in Meridian say the identity of the two students involved in the posting on Twitter that included an Internet photo of a handgun in […]

Idaho Secretary of State: Voter Turnout Declining

Idaho Secretary of State: Voter Turnout DecliningBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa predicts 58 percent of Idaho’s registered voters will turn out in Tuesday’s general election. The Spokesman-Review reports the amount is equal to almost 40 percent of Idaho’s voting-age population. Ysursa says he’s disturbed by the consistent decline in voter participation despite the removal of voter […]

Republicans Face Competitors Going into Election

Republicans Face Competitors Going into ElectionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is seeking to secure a rare third term, but he’s facing competition from Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff and Libertarian candidate John Bujak. As the Republican incumbent in a red-leaning state, the threat of Otter being ousted from office isn’t strong. However, Otter is running for office after […]

Police Station Evacuated after Bomb Found

Police Station Evacuated after Bomb FoundPocatello, Idaho – The Pocatello Police station had to be evacuated after police found a pipe bomb in the car of suspected bank robber Randy Jordan. Jordan was arrested on Saturday and police were searching his car for evidence when they discovered the explosive device. The Idaho Falls Police Explosive Ordinance Detail was called in to […]

Jefferson Prosecutor, Commissioners to be Investigated

Jefferson Prosecutor, Commissioners to be InvestigatedRIGBY, Idaho — Jefferson County Prosecutor Robin Dunn and Commissioners Brian Farnsworth, Tad Hegsted, and Jerald Raymond will be investigated for using county funds for private use. Bruce Baxter, with the Restoring Integrity Project, told Jolyn Thomas on Monday’s Idaho’s Midday News that he had received a letter from Paul Panther, Deputy Attorney General of the Idaho Criminal […]

Machete Attack Leads to Arrest

Machete Attack Leads to ArrestIDAHO FALLS, Id —  An Idaho Falls man is in custody after he threatened another man with a machete on Sunday. Idaho Falls Police arrested 49‐year‐old Armando Ruiz‐Cota for aggravated assault and booked him into the Bonneville County Jail. Ruiz reportedly followed the 43 year old victim to his home at around 11 p.m. where […]

Another Company to Provide Air Tours in Jackson

Another Company to Provide Air Tours in JacksonJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A second commercial operation has been permitted to conduct scenic air tours based out of the Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park. For years the commercial activity was absent from the airport, but Fly Jackson Hole and now New Flight Charters are authorized to do business.

Biologists Use Electricity to Save Trout

Biologists Use Electricity to Save TroutJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout. The treatment is being done to kill off lake trout that have invaded Yellowstone Lake when the unwanted fish is still spawning and in the […]

Record Rain hits Boise

Record Rain hits BoiseBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The National Weather Service is reporting a record rainfall at the Boise airport. The Idaho Statesman reports a weather system passing through the Treasure Valley dumped 1.15 inches on the airport Saturday. That’s a record not only for Nov. 1 but also for any single day in November. The previous record […]

Boo at the Zoo Brings in Record Numbers

Boo at the Zoo Brings in Record NumbersIDAHO FALLS, Id — The Boo at the Zoo event at the Tauthpaus Park Zoo brought in a record number of visitors this year. More than 9,800 guests attended the annual event.  That beats the previous record of about 8,500 in 2011. The Zoo will be closed for the remainder of the season, except for six […]

Power Outage Affects 2,400 Customers

Power Outage Affects 2,400 CustomersPocatello, Id — The power is back on in Pocatello after two different incidents left about 2,400 Idaho Power Customers in the dark Sunday night. One of the outages was caused when a power line went down in the south part of town. The other happened in the old town area when a transformer caught on […]

Fatal Accident Claims Two Lives

Fatal Accident Claims Two LivesIDAHO FALLS, Id — A fatal accident involving three vehicles in the early morning hours Sunday takes the life of two people. Cindy Nicholls, 29, of Rigby and Jalene Evans, 67, of Idaho Falls were both pronounced dead at the scene of the three vehicle accident on I-15 ten miles south of Idaho Falls. The third […]

Chubbuck Bank Robber in Custody

Chubbuck Bank Robber in CustodyCHUBBUCK, Id — A bank robber is in custody Monday after he tried to rob the same bank he did three months ago. Randy Jordan was arrested Saturday after the 44-year-old tried to rob the same ISU Credit Union in Chubbuck he hit back in July. Johnson is also accused of bank robberies in Coeur d’Alene and […]

The Dave Ramsey Show Joins Newstalk 97.7FM

The Dave Ramsey Show Joins Newstalk 97.7FMIdaho Falls, ID – Riverbend Communications’ news and talk stations, NewsTalk 97.7FM, KEIR-AM (1260 AM) and KEII-AM (690 AM) are pleased to announce the addition of The Dave Ramsey Show to their weekday line up beginning Monday, November 3, 2014.  Now, The Dave Ramsey Show can be heard live weekdays from Noon to 3:00 p.m. in […]

Salt Lake City Optimistic about Future Olympic Bid

Salt Lake City Optimistic about Future Olympic BidKEARNS, Utah (AP) – Salt Lake City officials don’t know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 Games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance. Several prominent figures gathered Thursday at the Olympic Oval speed skating facility […]

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