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Over 10,000 pounds of elk antlers sold at annual auction

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 20th - 11:00am

Over 10,000 pounds of elk antlers were sold Saturday at the 52nd annual National Elk Refuge public auction on Jackson’s Town Square.

US attempt to improve wildland firefighter shelters fails

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 3:04pm

An effort to develop a better fire shelter following the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in Arizona six years ago has failed.

Wolf's comeback in US triggers debate on protection levels

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 2:10pm

The gray wolf is on track for a remarkable comeback after being almost exterminated in the contiguous United States, but a Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states.

Appeals court to decide surgery for Idaho transgender inmate

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 1:28pm

Attorneys for Idaho prison officials argued Thursday that a transgender inmate who is suing for access to gender confirmation surgery is too mentally unstable to receive the irreversible medical procedure.

The Latest: Lawmaker pans tribes' push to protect bears

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 2:03pm

The Latest on a proposal to give grizzly bears permanent protections regardless of their population size (all times local):

Idaho prison leaders tighten public record exemptions

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 4:12pm

The Idaho Board of Correction has tightened and clarified some restrictions on what documents can be released under the Idaho Public Records Act, including security camera information and inmate visitor logs.

2 Idaho brothers accused of illegally killing deer in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:59pm

Authorities have filed a total of 27 charges against two Idaho brothers accused of illegally killing a pair of mule deer bucks in northeast Nevada.

Officials identify pilot killed in southwestern Idaho crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:37pm

Authorities in southwestern Idaho say 71-year-old Craig Wolter died when his single-engine aircraft crashed on Sunday.

Decommissioned Eastern Idaho nuclear reactor opens for tours

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:20pm

The Idaho National Laboratory's Experimental Breeder Reactor-I will open for tours on Friday.

Boise city council president announces she'll run for mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:50pm

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean has announced she'll challenge longtime Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in the November election.

Professor pursues DNA test to identify body in Idaho cave

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 12:28pm

A former Idaho State University professor wants to solve a 1970s east Idaho death mystery and is raising money to find additional clues.

Police: Man arrested for using bank card of missing woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 12:11pm

Police say a northern Idaho man has been arrested for using the bank card of a woman who hasn't been seen since early March.

Yellowstone proposes more housing for summer workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:53am

Yellowstone National Park is proposing to add more housing for seasonal workers employed by private companies operating inside the park.

S. Idaho grazing plan that destroyed sagebrush is rejected

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 1:31pm

A federal administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments in south-central Idaho that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in favor of non-native plants to increase forage for cattle and sheep.

Wild horses to return to southwest Idaho following wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 12:45pm

Federal officials plan to release 45 wild horses in southwestern Idaho later this month in an event that's open to the public.

Investment group plans redevelopment of Idaho mall

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 10:59am

A California-based investment group is planning to spend more than $30 million to redevelop an Idaho mall, adding multifamily housing and a hotel to the site.

Caldwell man arrested as suspect in 1996 rape, murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 4:43pm

Police have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a young Idaho Falls woman more than two decades ago with the help of DNA.

Chicago woman sentenced for defrauding Kmart in 11 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 11:30am

A 40-year-old Chicago woman faces nearly four years in federal prison for using fraudulent federal nutrition benefit checks to purchase nearly $220,000 worth of items at Kmart stores in 11 states during a four-month crime spree.

Oregon wildlife head backs delisting of wolves as endangered

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 4:09pm

The director of Oregon's wildlife department has told the federal government the state agency supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list, drawing fire from conservation groups and an Oregon congressman.

WSU President says lower freshman enrollment is a good thing

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 11:09am

Washington State University is predicting lower freshman enrollment next fall, and school president Kirk Schulz says that's a good thing.