BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Record-breaking heat hammered the northern Rockies on Tuesday and smoke from dozens of large wildfires drove pollution to unhealthy levels — a grim but increasingly familiar situation for a region racked by drought.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — At least three people were on a twin-engine jet that crashed near a golf course in the Lake Tahoe area, killing all aboard, authorities said Tuesday.
Police did not immediately release the names of the people who died on the Bombardier CL 600 that crashed and burned in Truckee, California.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 15-year-old girl who went missing while swimming near a southern Idaho waterfall was recovered Monday morning.
The Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office said the Twin Falls girl, whose name was not released, went underwater and did not resurface on Thursday evening while swimming near Pillar Falls on the Snake River.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal court has temporarily halted a northern Idaho logging project in grizzly bear habitat following a lawsuit contending the U.S. Forest Service violated environmental laws.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials are working on a hemp plan to submit to federal officials this fall so that farmers can grow it next year.
State Department of Agriculture Deputy Director Chanel Tewalt told the Capital Press in a story last week that the state intends to submit its plan to the U.S.
LEWISTON, Idaho. (AP) — One person died when a single-engine airplane crashed and started on fire at an airport in western Idaho.
Lewiston Fire Department Chief Travis Myklebust said the department responded at 12:11 p.m.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ordered an Idaho woman to pay over $5,800 for leaving trash out that attracted a grizzly bear to her campsite in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
Wildlife officials had to tranquilize the bear and move it by boat elsewhere in the park in the hope that tasting human food won't make the animal a recurring danger to people, the U.S.
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.
KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — A multiyear project to improve forest health in and around one of the nation’s top ski destinations has begun in central Idaho.
The 10-year Bald Mountain Stewardship Project is intended in part to reduce the chances of a wildfire at Sun Valley Resort’s Bald Mountain ski area that operates on U.S.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A pot shop opening in northern Nevada is raising concerns just across the border in Idaho where marijuana is illegal.
Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in mid-September is opening a dispensary in Jackpot, Nevada, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Twin Falls, Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker who publicized the name of a 19-year-old intern who accused another state lawmaker of rape will face a legislative ethics hearing over her actions next month.
The House Ethics and Policy Committee found probable cause that Rep.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, acting governor with Gov. Brad Little out of the state, on Tuesday sent what she called a formal inquiry to the director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare concerning private health care businesses requiring their employees get COVID-19 vaccines.
KAMIAH, Idaho (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that left three people dead at a rural motel in north-central Idaho on Monday evening.
The Lewis County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post late Tuesday morning that the shooting in Kamiah is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide, and that there is no ongoing threat.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Grazing fees for cattle and sheep on state-owned land in Idaho could rise about 50% next year.
The Idaho Department of Lands on Tuesday presented a draft proposal to Republican Gov.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups have notified Idaho Gov. Brad Little and other state officials of their intent to file a lawsuit over an expanded wolf-killing law they believe will result in the illegal killing of federally protected grizzly bear and lynx.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Press Club is suing Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin after several journalists said they were wrongly denied access to public records.
The statewide press association filed the lawsuit in 4th District Court on Monday, asking a judge to order McGeachin to fully release the records about her Education Task Force and comply with the timelines set under the state’s Public Records Act.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A Utah energy cooperative said it will reduce the number of small modular nuclear reactors it will build in Idaho from 12 to six for a first-of-a-kind project that is part of a federal effort to reduce greenhouse gasses that cause climate change.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republicans in the Idaho Senate are declining to reconvene the Legislature amid calls for legislation to prevent employers from requiring workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations, lawmakers said Friday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy has asked a judge to throw out his conviction for trespassing at the Idaho Capitol and acquit him instead because he says the state's trespassing law should not be applied to public property.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko city councilman has died from COVID-19.
William Hance, 55, tested positive for the coronavirus and died at a lodge in Lowman, Idaho on Wednesday, Boise County Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Johnson told the Elko Daily Free Press. He was elected to the council in 2018.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental regulators have filed a motion to dismiss a legal case that sought to block the president of an Idaho-based company from being involved in proposed mines in northwestern Montana under a state law that punishes companies and their executives who don't clean up mining pollution.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State lawmakers and Republican Gov. Brad Little are failing Idaho residents by not preventing employers from requiring workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, GOP Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin said Thursday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prisons in Idaho are so understaffed that correctional officers often end up working mandatory 16-hour shifts, leaving them just eight hours to sleep, eat and see their families before returning to duty, a prison official said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fire restrictions were implemented in Idaho due to hot and dry weather as 14 large wildfires burned throughout the state on Wednesday, state and federal public land managers said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has pleaded guilty to a felony for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by loyalists of then-President Donald Trump.
In the plea hearing Wednesday, Josiah Colt admitted that he brought weapons and other tactical equipment to Washington, D.C.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho residents and visitors need to help prevent wildfires in what could be a challenging season with continued high temperatures and most of the state in drought, Gov. Brad Little said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season, potentially endangering surrounding communities.
GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — A former participant in an armed occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016 has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection with his role in a police shootout in Idaho last year.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican state senators plan to meet this week to discuss the possibility of a special session after three large health care providers announced policies requiring employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations, the top Senate Republican said Monday.
BUHL, Idaho (AP) — A far-right extremist group whose members took part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol participated with a float in a July 3 parade in the south-central Idaho town of Buhl.
ROSE LAKE, Idaho (AP) — Searchers are looking for a man who went missing in the Coeur d'Alene River while trying to retrieve a set of boat keys that had fallen into the water.
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says the man and a woman were boating on the river in northern Idaho on Saturday afternoon, and both entered the water to find the keys.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday mobilized the Idaho National Guard to help fight wildfires amid an ongoing drought and extreme heat.
The Republican governor issued an emergency declaration allowing soldiers to help fight fires on the 9,700 square miles (25,000 square kilometers) in mostly northern Idaho where the state provides fire protection.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Falls woman has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison in connection with a kidnapping and torture case, a judge said.
Sasha Dee Martinez, 34, will be eligible for parole after serving at least five years, Judge Bruce Pickett said Wednesday.
ISLAND PARK, Idaho (AP) — Idaho state wildlife officials say a man was injured after he was attacked by a grizzly bear in eastern Idaho on Friday morning.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game spokesman Roger Phillips said in a prepared statement that the man was running on a trail in the Kilgore area near Island Park around 6:30 a.m.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power customers in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon used a record amount of electricity last week, the company said.
The utility company told KIVI-TV in a story on Friday that electricity use peaked at 3,745 megawatts on the evening of June 30.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Idaho man accused along with his wife of conspiring to commit murder in the killings of her two children will not face criminal charges in Arizona in the earlier shooting death of his wife’s former husband.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has a new online tool to resolve disputes between tenants and landlords that could help renters avoid becoming homeless.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three of Idaho's largest medical care providers announced Thursday that they would require COVID-19 vaccines for eligible employees.
The mandates from Primary Health Group, Saint Alphonsus Health System and St.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Residents of the small, remote community of Dixie are being evacuated as a wildfire threatens the area, the Idaho County sheriff’s office said.
The fire, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Grangeville, had burned about 11 square miles (28 square kilometers) early Wednesday afternoon.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — High housing prices in northern Idaho are making it difficult to attract police officers, law enforcement officials say.
Coeur d’Alene Police Capt. Dave Hagar tells the Coeur d’Alene Press that low crime rates and an outdoor lifestyle are big draws but that skyrocketing housing prices are turning people away.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Eleven candidates have now filed paperwork with the state indicating they will run for Idaho governor in 2022, creating a crowded Republican primary.
The Idaho Press reports the Republican incumbent, Gov.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials and a sheep industry group have filed notices to appeal a federal court ruling involving an eastern Idaho sheep research facility long targeted by environmental groups concerned about the potential harm to grizzly bears and other wildlife.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Sockeye salmon at risk from high water temperatures will be captured at an eastern Washington dam to save as many of the endangered fish headed for Idaho as possible, wildlife managers said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-government activist and agitator Ammon Bundy has been found guilty of misdemeanor trespassing and misdemeanor resisting or obstructing officers.
Bundy was found guilty Thursday evening after a four-day jury trial and brief jury deliberations, the Idaho Statesman reported.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Five Idaho State Police troopers will go to Arizona for 21 days to help with border security, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday.
The Republican governor said the troopers will will start a 21-day mission on Tuesday to help Arizona law enforcement officials with intelligence gathering and investigative work to prevent illicit drugs from crossing the border.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The percentage of Idaho students in kindergarten to third grade reading at their grade levels this year fell nearly 5% compared to 2019, state education officials said.
The State Department of Education told the Idaho Statesman in a story published Thursday that testing results show a drop from 69.7% to 65.1%.
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A man charged in connection with the Fourth of July shootings at a Coeur d'Alene park two years ago has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
Tyler Rambo was sentenced Wednesday for three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, the Coeur d'Alene Press reported.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has slightly increased the income limits for people to qualify for a food assistance program aimed at ensuring pregnant women and children have adequate nutrition.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced Wednesday that the new income guidelines for the state's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children will go into effect July 1.