CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has set a record in 2015 with its total number of visitors surpassing 4 million. The Cody Enterprise reports that the total is up more than 16 percent from 2014, putting last year at the highest visitation year on record. Yellowstone says the park is making improvements to be able to accommodate the growing number of visitors.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are starting the 2016 legislative session with a lesson in civility. Legislative leaders invited members of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, based in Arizona, to host a voluntary workshop. The organization's executive director says the event will focus solely on how lawmakers interact with each other and not the media or the public.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Court of Appeals has overturned a woman's possession of drugs conviction after find the Nampa police detained her based on a "hunch" that she committed a crime. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the court ruled in favor of Natasha Bly, whose appeal stated that the drug was discovered as a result of unlawful detainment.
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A Nampa woman accused of trying to "baptize" her baby in an irrigation canal has pleaded guilty to injury to a child. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Regina Dilworth was arrested in August after a passerby reported seeing her holding the infant down in the water. The witness jumped into the water and rescued the baby.