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Court sets trial dates for man accused in horses' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:30am

A southwestern Idaho man who was charged with misdemeanor animal abuse after four of his horses were found dead in a pasture earlier this year will go to trial in January.

VIDEO: Man cited after walking on cone of Yellowstone's Old Faithful

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:28am

“This is the park service. Get on the boardwalk!,” said an official with Yellowstone National Park after witnessing a man walking on the cone of Old Faithful last Friday.

What’s in the Snake River? Slot machines, cars, bodies, tractor wheels and a whole lot more

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:11pm

The Snake River is a wonderful place to boat, play, take a walk and enjoy the beauty of eastern Idaho. But hidden beneath the surface of calm water and the incredible falls is a different world full of unique, unusual items.

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:45pm

Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory fish afloat in Pacific waters.

Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:23am

The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015.

Grizzlies suspected in fatal Wyoming attack trapped, killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:16am

Wyoming officials have trapped and killed two grizzly bears they believe killed a hunting outfitter and injured his client.

Boise files appeal in homeless camping ban case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:02pm

City officials in Boise, Idaho have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling overturning a city ordinance that makes it largely illegal for homeless people to sleep on the streets.

Idaho's firefighting bills come to $17 million for season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:33am

The state of Idaho's bills for this year's wildfire season has come in at about $17 million, in line with averages from recent years.

Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:05am

Idaho utility regulators have set a new schedule for a hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One.

Another video shows man dangerously near Yellowstone spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:38pm

A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser may also have broken the rules by sitting next to a different thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park.

Historic Idaho home to float to new location

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:30pm

A 115-year-old home in northern Idaho will be moved to a new location and restored as part of a collaboration with the Museum of North Idaho.

Judge to consider suspending Idaho's abortion reporting law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:04am

Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information to the state about women who have had abortions.

Family still waiting for son 8 months after disappearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:43am

It's been 8 months since 16-year-old Matthew Jedediah "Jed" Hall disappeared from his eastern Idaho home, and investigators have still found no sign of the teen.

Man arrested in Washington State University fraternity arson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:52am

Authorities say alcohol caused a 19-year-old man from out of town to start a fire at a Washington State University fraternity house.

Judge invalidates Wyoming elk feedground permit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:54pm

A federal judge has invalidated a 2015 U.S. Forest Service decision that reauthorized a state of Wyoming elk feedground permit in the Jackson Hole area.

Idaho judge: Lethal injection drug source is secret for now

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 2:57pm

An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter.

WSU making good progress is reducing budget deficit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:13am

Washington State University is making a good start on its three-year plan to erase a $30 million annual operating deficit.

Southwestern Idaho contractors seeing spike in thefts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:10am

Building contractors in the Boise region say workplace thefts are on the rise, with plumbing fixtures, wood boards and even landscaping plants stolen from building sites in southwestern Idaho.

Report: Yellowstone's bison population down from last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:54am

Yellowstone park officials say bison numbers are down from last year, but still remain in a healthy range.