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Eastern Idaho Schools Receive Funds for Wellness Program

Eastern Idaho Schools Receive Funds for Wellness Program

(Meridian, ID) — The Idaho Dairy Council announced Tuesday that five Eastern Idaho Schools have been chosen from among hundreds of schools across the country to receive funding to support their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives. The list includes: * Rigby High School (Jefferson City School District)* Lincoln Elementary-Rexburg School (Madison School District)* Madison Middle School […]

Park Service Sets Lottery for YNP Snowmobile Tags

Park Service Sets Lottery for YNP Snowmobile Tags

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – The National Park Service is running a lottery to hand out a limited number of permits to allow snowmobilers to take self-guided trips in Yellowstone National Park this winter for the first time in more than a decade. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the re-emergence of private riding […]

Former Idaho First Lady Dies

Former Idaho First Lady Dies

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Former Idaho First Lady Jacque Batt has died. She was married to former Republican Gov. Phil Batt for 66 years. The Spokesman-Review reports that 88-year-old Batt died Sunday of natural causes in a southwestern Idaho hospital. She is survived by her husband, who was Idaho’s governor for one term starting from […]

Tribal Leader Dies

Tribal Leader Dies

(FORT HALL, ID) – A former Shoshone-Bannock tribal leader has died. Delbert Farmer passed away on Sunday. Farmer served as a chairman and council member on the tribal council, as well as a Shoshone-Bannock festival coordinator. Tribal officials described the 72-year-old as a prominent member of the Fort Hall community and a “dear friend to many.” […]

A&E Documentary Covers Stoddart Murder

A&E Documentary Covers Stoddart Murder

(POCATELLO, ID) – A production team from A&E Television was in Pocatello last week, conducting interviews for a documentary on the 2006 murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart. The Idaho State Journal reports that the three-person crew spent time with several people connected to the case, as well as the prosecution of Torey Adamcik and Brian […]

Yellowstone Elk Entering Rut

Yellowstone Elk Entering Rut

(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Yellowstone National Park officials are cautioning visitors about aggressive bull elk. The animals are entering their annual mating season, which makes visitors especially vulnerable to attacks if they venture too close. Local News 8 reports that attacks are common in the Mammoth Hot Springs area during the rut. Rangers say visitors […]

Highland Apologizes for Violent Pep Rally

Highland Apologizes for Violent Pep Rally

(POCATELLO, ID) – Highland High School is apologizing to Pocatello High School for a violence-themed pep rally last week. KPVI reports that Highland students put a Pocatello football helmet on a skeleton, ran around with it, then threw it in a coffin. Once the skit was posted online, Highland administrators reached out to Pocatello, offering […]

Idaho Falls Man Hurt in Boise Crash

Idaho Falls Man Hurt in Boise Crash

(BOISE, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was hurt in a crash along I-84 in East Boise early Monday. John Mathieson was headed westbound in his 2014 Ford Mustang when the 43-year-old  crashed into the back end of a semi-trailer. He then lost control of his vehicle and struck a guardrail. Mathieson’s vehicle was on […]

Pocatello Police Seeking Vader-Masked Vandal

Pocatello Police Seeking Vader-Masked Vandal

  (POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Police are on the lookout for a man who vandalized two businesses while wearing a Darth Vader mask. It happened at the K&B Kwik Stop on Hawthorne and at the Stinker Store on U.S. Highway 30 on Saturday and Sunday. The suspect reportedly threw rocks through the glass-paneled front doors […]

Fatal Crash Near West Yellowstone

Fatal Crash Near West Yellowstone

(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – A Utah man was killed in a crash near West Yellowstone early Saturday. Joseph Morelli of Park City lost control of his vehicle along U.S. Highway 287 and rolled it several times. The 20-year-old Montana State University student was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. A passenger escaped […]

Another Marijuana Field Found in Burley

Another Marijuana Field Found in Burley

  BURLEY, Idaho (AP) – Police have seized another 1,200 marijuana plants in south-central Idaho after initially finding more than 4,600 plants in three corn fields. Cassia County Sheriff Jay Heward says the additional plants were in the same farmer’s fields where the 4,600 plants were found and destroyed on Wednesday.

Blackfoot Boy Receives Hometown Hero Award

Blackfoot Boy Receives Hometown Hero Award

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – An 11-year-old Idaho boy has been named a “Hometown Hero” for his work helping his mother, who is blind. Alec Carlson was the youngest of three youngsters to receive the award at the fourth annual event sponsored by the JRM Foundation on Saturday in Pocatello. The Idaho State Journal reports that […]

Idaho Gay Marriage Case in Court

Idaho Gay Marriage Case in Court

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal appeals court is set to consider gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled two hours of arguments Monday on whether such bans should be struck down in Idaho and Nevada. Hawaii legalized gay marriage in December so that […]

Fish and Game to Track Wolves, Grizzlies

Fish and Game to Track Wolves, Grizzlies

  IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – With the number of wolves and grizzly bears increasing in Idaho, the state game department is calling on hunters and outdoorsmen to help track them. The Post Register reports that Fish and Game must document 15 breeding pair of wolves with pups by Dec. 31 each year until 2016. […]

ERA Mortgage Donates to Cancer Center

ERA Mortgage Donates to Cancer Center

(POCATELLO, ID) – ERA Brokerage made a major donation to Portneuf Medical Center last week. KIDK reports that the company donated $2,500 to the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, which helps cover the patients’ costs associated with fuel and transportation. Broker Darsi Johnson says the company held a fun run last month to support the cancer […]

Rexburg Finalizes Flood Mitigation Plan

Rexburg Finalizes Flood Mitigation Plan

(REXBURG, ID) – The city of Rexburg has approved a new flood mitigation plan. Local News 8 reports that the city will raise the Rodney Street lift station by about two feet, and clean out the drainage ditch near the Ricks-Palmer subdivision. Earlier this summer, heavy rains caused extensive damage to several homes and rental […]

Metal Detectors Slow Lines at Albertson’s Stadium

Metal Detectors Slow Lines at Albertson’s Stadium

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Fans entering Albertsons Stadium for Saturday’s Boise State game faced long lines as the university used metal detectors for the first time. The Idaho Statesman reports that many fans felt the extra security measures were irksome, but that nearly all fans were in their seats by the kick-off. Boise State beat […]

Bomb Threat Suspect Located

Bomb Threat Suspect Located

(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Police have a suspect in connection to last week’s bomb threat at Dollar Tree. The Idaho State Journal reports that detectives were able to locate a suspect who was subsequently interviewed. They believe their is probable cause to charge the man with making a false bomb threat, which is a felony. […]

Anti-Gun Group Targeting Fred Meyer, Smith’s

Anti-Gun Group Targeting Fred Meyer, Smith’s

(POCATELLO, ID) – A national gun control group wants to ban guns in Fred Meyer and other local stores. The Idaho chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is calling on Kroger-affiliated grocery stores to prohibit customers from carrying firearms. The group, which is funded by former New York City Mayor Michael […]

Same Language on Idaho’s Schools Chief Sites

Same Language on Idaho’s Schools Chief Sites

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Campaign websites for Idaho’s two candidates running for state schools chief contain nearly the exact same language. As first reported by Idaho Education News on Wednesday, Democratic candidate Jana Jones says her site was published almost two months before Republican candidate Sherri Ybarra announced her candidacy. The similar language appears in […]

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