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American Falls Reservoir Body Identified

American Falls Reservoir Body Identified

(AMERICAN FALLS, ID) – Authorities have identified the body of a man found on a beach at American Falls Reservoir earlier this week. On Thursday, detectives identified the body of 30-year-old Ernesto “Gibby” Galvan. The man disappeared in early January, and for a time was listed as one of Bannock County’s Most Wanted. The Power […]

Chubbuck Man Dies in Arizona Jail

Chubbuck Man Dies in Arizona Jail

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say a Coconino County jail inmate is dead from an apparent suicide. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says 49-year-old Clinton Lee Davis, of Chubbuck, Idaho, was discovered hanging from a ladder in his cell late Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff’s spokesman Gerry Blair says detention officers and a registered nurse tried to […]

Gem Lake Shooting Accidental

Gem Lake Shooting Accidental

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A shooting at Gem Lake in Idaho Falls on Wednesday has been ruled an accident. Detectives with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office believe the bullet may have been fired from a long distance, as far as two miles away. Swimmers heard the bullet fly over their heads just before hearing the […]

Bonneville County Workers Want Raises

Bonneville County Workers Want Raises

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Bonneville County employees want a raise. KIDK reports that commissioners are working on next year’s budget, and have agreed to implement a three percent cost-of-living wage increase for about 400 workers. The county will take public comments at a hearing on Aug. 26, and will likely made a final decision following […]

Car Burglaries Up in Eastern Idaho

Car Burglaries Up in Eastern Idaho

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Car burglaries are on the rise around eastern Idaho. Idaho Falls Police say there were several vehicle break-ins at the Belmont Estates subdivision Tuesday night. In Pocatello, burglars are prowling car dealerships at night looking for unlocked doors. At Phil Meador Toyota, a suspect reportedly tore out a center console and […]

Jackson Ends Ban on Sleeping in Cars

Jackson Ends Ban on Sleeping in Cars

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – The town of Jackson is ending its ban on people sleeping in their cars. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the town council decided this week to change its rules to allow people to spend one night in their vehicle anywhere within city limits. Councilor Jim Stanford suggested repealing […]

Naked Man in Idaho Falls Park Gets Week in Jail

Naked Man in Idaho Falls Park Gets Week in Jail

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A Twin Falls man taken into custody after being found naked in an eastern Idaho city park has pleaded guilty to indecent exposure. The Post Register reports that 50-year-old Marvin Locke made the plea Wednesday following his arrest on Tuesday in Freeman Park in Idaho Falls. Authorities say Locke was […]

Joint Paving Could be Illegal

Joint Paving Could be Illegal

(MCCAMMON, ID) – The city of Pocatello is paving parking lots and streets in McCammon, and the project could violate Idaho laws. KPVI reports that in unusual cases, cities will sometimes share the costs of roadwork. The project was bid by a private contractor at $18,000, but the city of Pocatello outbid them at $4,000. […]

Otter: Don’t Send Migrant Kids to Idaho

Otter: Don’t Send Migrant Kids to Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has sent a letter to federal officials telling them not to send any of the unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to Idaho. Otter on Wednesday sent the letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and […]

Another Tribe Cancels Ted Nugent Concert

Another Tribe Cancels Ted Nugent Concert

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A second Northwest Indian tribe says it doesn’t want right-wing rocker Ted Nugent performing at its casino. The News Tribune reports the Puyallup  Tribe said Thursday it’s canceling Nugent’s concerts scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. The news came three days after Idaho’s […]

Yates Enters Race for State GOP Chair

Yates Enters Race for State GOP Chair

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Idaho Falls businessman Steve Yates announced Wednesday that he will be a candidate for Idaho Republican Party Chairman.  In a release, Yates pointed out three areas of priority as a candidate and chairman: focus forward, linking grassroots and governance, and “coming home.” Yates has spent 24 years working public policy issues […]

Tree Thinning Started on Ski Area at Bald Mountain

Tree Thinning Started on Ski Area at Bald Mountain

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service and Sun Valley Resort have started a tree-thinning project at the ski area on Bald Mountain. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that 25 acres are being thinned in one area this year and that about 182 acres will be thinned during the next three to five years. […]

Ban on Exploding Targets Expands

Ban on Exploding Targets Expands

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has banned exploding targets in southern Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and a small portion of eastern California because of wildfire and public safety concerns. Intermountain Region Forester Nora Rasure issued the ban that started Wednesday and runs through July 22, 2015, on national forest lands. Some […]

Occupy Group Wants Idaho to Pay Legal Fees

Occupy Group Wants Idaho to Pay Legal Fees

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Members of Occupy Boise are asking a federal judge to order the state of Idaho to pay more than $175,000 in attorney costs and legal fees after the group won a lawsuit over rules designed to curb protests and rallies around the Capitol. Under federal law, the winner of a lawsuit […]

Farmers Consider Peas as Spud Alternative

Farmers Consider Peas as Spud Alternative

  (RIRIE, ID) – Some eastern Idaho farmers are considering alternatives to potatoes as spud prices plummet. Logan Hamilton of Ririe tells KIDK that his family planted 110 acres of peas this year. Experts say peas used to be a popular cash crop in eastern Idaho, and are still a mainstay in the Palouse Hills […]

Snake River Teacher Fails to Renew Contract Amid Dispute

Snake River Teacher Fails to Renew Contract Amid Dispute

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Embattled Snake River High School science teacher Elaine Asmus won’t be teaching during the upcoming school year. The school board required Asmus to sign a new contract by June 30, which Asmus failed to do. Instead, Asmus filed a grievance with the district. Asmus had been placed on probation following a dispute […]

Pocatello Changes School Lunch Rules

Pocatello Changes School Lunch Rules

(POCATELLO, ID) – The Pocatello School District is changing the way it handles overdue lunch tabs. Administrators are capping the overdue limit at $11, giving parents a week to pay past due bills. All owed funds will accumulate on each student’s record, and they won’t receive their high school diploma until the lunch money is […]

Idaho Senator Jim Risch on IMN

Idaho Senator Jim Risch on IMN

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  –  Idaho Senator Jim Risch joined Tim Lewis on Idaho’s Morning News for his bi-monthly discussion.  The two discussed the Idaho GOP divide, federal funds for highways, and of course the Border issue and Israel and Russia. Hear the conversations Here:

Body Found at American Falls Reservoir

Body Found at American Falls Reservoir

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A body has been recovered from the shore of American Falls Reservoir in eastern Idaho. The Power County Sheriff’s Office in a statement on Wednesday says U.S. Bureau of Reclamation workers found the body Monday. Chief Deputy Sheriff Jackie Morris says the body was recovered Monday, but an identification hasn’t […]

Shooting at Gem Lake

Shooting at Gem Lake

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A shooting was reported at Gem Lake south of Idaho Falls Wednesday afternoon.  Deputies say someone or a group of people shot out the windows of two minivans parked near the lake. Witness Jonathan Delon, who was swimming at the beach, told Local News 8 that he heard a bullet fly […]

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