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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho development and construction company will pay the federal government more than $14,000 for failing to prevent pollution in storm water runoffs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Jayo Development and Jayo Construction Inc. reached a settlement Tuesday after an inspector observed 14 violations during construction at a Boise subdivision in 2012. EPA inspector Pat Stoll says the company did not install the anti-pollutants measures it promised when applying for the necessary permits for the construction project.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tamarack Resort could take a significant step toward a clearer financial picture Thursday when Idaho officials decide whether to transfer a ski area lease to a new company that emerged after a sheriff's bankruptcy sale last spring. But first a majority of the five-member Idaho Land Board will have to be persuaded at the special meeting that Tamarack can afford about $278,000 annually to use the 2,100 acres of state-owned land the ski area is built on. The lease represents one of the state's more lucrative deals.
BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — An outside agency is investigating the death of a 29-year-old man who died in the presence of eastern Idaho police and probation officers. Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis tells the Post Register in a story on Tuesday that the Blackfoot Police Department immediately asked an outside entity to assist following the Aug. 2 death of Kyle Eddington at Bingham Memorial Hospital. Loomis declined to say whether Eddington was in custody, why he died, or what outside agency is investigating.
GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — A north-central Idaho woman's request to withdraw her voluntary manslaughter guilty plea has been rejected. Twenty-eight-year-old Tara R. Mendenhall also yesterday received the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, and a fine of $5,000. The Lewiston Tribune reports that 2nd District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin told Mendenhall that it will take a long time for her to change considering her prior felony violence convictions, alcohol abuse and lack of education.