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Skier dies nearly 3 months after fall in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:47am

A 30-year-old professional skier severely injured last March in fall down a northwest Wyoming mountain has died.

Washington eyes dog to detect invasive mussels on boats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 11:34am

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife says it plans to use a dog to help check boats and prevent invasive mussels from entering the state.

Idaho officials approve railroad's plan for second bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:01am

Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway's application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint.

Idaho officials opt to replace bridge damage by fiery crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:24am

Idaho officials have decided to replace rather than repair a bridge over Interstate 84 near Boise damaged during a fiery, seven-vehicle crash below the bridge that killed four people.

Central Idaho city eyes avalanche-zone rental homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:01am

Officials in the central Idaho town of Ketchum have approved doing an inventory of homes within avalanche zones not engineered to withstand avalanches and discussing the appropriate restrictions as rentals.

S. Idaho company that makes food containers is expanding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:59am

A south-central Idaho company that makes food containers out of wheat straw has started work to double the size of its plant.

Officials identify truck driver killed in Idaho crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:08pm

Officials in southwestern Idaho have identified the driver of a commercial truck killed in a fiery, chain-reaction crash near Boise that also killed three airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.

'Historical horse racing' expected to qualify for ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:46am

Election officials say a proposal to legalize so-called "historical horse racing" in Idaho appears to have secured enough verifiable signatures to qualify for the November ballot. It's now up to the state's election office to determine if the signatures meet legislative district requirements.

Federal agency approves Idaho field burning rules

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:08am

Federal officials have approved Idaho's request to loosen field burning rules that backers say offer more flexibility to disperse smoke away from people but that health advocates say will lead to breathing problems for some area residents.

Nuclear waste treatment plant hopes to work next spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:44am

Officials say a treatment plant designed to treat radioactive waste stored in eastern Idaho could start operating next spring.

Gov. Mead signs off on Wyoming's 1st griz hunt in 44 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:28pm

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed off on the state's first hunt for grizzly bears in 44 years.

Boise police: Man dies after being placed under arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:01pm

Authorities in Boise say they're investigating the death of a 45-year-old man who appeared to suffer a medical emergency after being placed under arrest by police.

Idaho Democrats ask governor to denounce family separation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:39pm

Democratic lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature are asking Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter to join other governors and call for the reunification of families who were separated from their children while crossing the U.S. border illegally.

Search in southwestern Idaho for man missing in Snake River

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:37pm

Authorities in southwestern Idaho are searching for an18-year-old man who was in a boat that capsized on the Snake River.

Otter, lawmakers talk concerns over health provider contract

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:40pm

Idaho lawmakers are raising concerns about possible state law violations after receiving a request from Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to delay finding a new provider for state employee health care benefits.

Experts underwhelmed by downtown Boise architecture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:39pm

Prominent Boise architects and a local materials expert say they're not impressed with many of the buildings in the city's downtown that were built after World War II and continue to be constructed today.

Officials seek cause of die-off at stocked fishing pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:20pm

Officials in south-central Idaho are trying to figure out what caused most, if not all, of the fish in a fishing pond to die.

Canadian company ready to start process for silicon smelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:16am

A Canadian company that wants to build a silicon smelter near the northeastern Washington town of Newport says it's ready to start the environmental review process.

Woman killed, 6 juveniles injured in Idaho collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:31am

A woman died and six juveniles were taken to hospitals with minor injuries following a collision in central Idaho between a car and a passenger van that was part of a youth rafting trip.