Fireworks kept responders busy July 4th weekend

It was a busier than usual Independence Day weekend in Bannock County this year as officers took on the extra challenge of enforcing the county's fireworks ban.

Water diversion project concerns homeowners along Snake River

Irrigation district proposal to divert water has some concer

Idaho Irrigation District and New Sweden Irrigation District want to use canals year round to generate hydroelectric power, but some people living along the Snake River worry about winter time water flow. 

Program offers businesses a refundable tax credit

Program offers businesses a refundable tax credit

After its first year, the Idaho Tax Reimbursement Incentive program has approved 16 business expansion programs.

This year's weather raises problems for gardeners

This year s weather raises problems for gardeners

Keeping a garden healthy may be a little more challenging this summer because of the fluctuating weather.

People in Idaho community threatened by wildfire urged to flee homes

Upscale Idaho town threatened by fire urged to flee homes

Idaho fire managers are urging hundreds of residents to leave their homes in an upscale lakeside community threatened by wildfire.

Power pole fire leads to outage in Shelley

Power outage in Shelley

Rain led to a power outage in Shelley and some smoke in City Hall on Monday afternoon.

Police: 6 hurt after driver doesn't stop for red light

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Six people were hurt in a two-vehicle collision at U.S. Highway 20 and Old Butte Road.


Local teen launches nationwide campaign

Local teen launches nationwide campaign

Miss Idaho Outstanding Teen Abigail Kunz is launching a campaign to bridge the generation gap between millennials and older generations as well as raise money for Alzheimer's research.

Wyoming doesn't report mental-health data to FBI database

A new report shows that Wyoming is one of only eight states that does not routinely submit mental-health data to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Wyoming faces certified nursing assistant shortage

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State Department of Health Director Tom Forslund says the shortage of certified nursing assistants, especially in nursing homes, in Wyoming is reaching crisis stage.

Report: Fewer workers able to live in Jackson Hole

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A report says the percentage of workers who live in Teton County, Wyoming, continues to decline.

Evacuations ordered due to northern Idaho wildfire

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A fast-moving wildfire in northern Idaho has prompted authorities to issue mandatory evacuation orders.

Idaho state parks draw crowds despite budget cuts

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Attendance at Idaho state parks have has reached record numbers this summer just five years after Gov. Butch Otter proposed shutting down the parks department.

Idaho opens boat inspections to spot invasive mussels

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Idaho agricultural officials say they have opened inspection stations along the state's borders to catch invasive mussels found on incoming boats.

Excommunicated founder of Mormon women's group steps down

Kate Kelly

The founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated last year is stepping down from the organization.

Sears worker accused of stealing from employer

Jimmy R. Williams

An Idaho Falls man is accused of stealing about $1,800 from his employer.

Fireworks mishap delays celebration in Montpelier

Fireworks mishap delays celebration in Montpelier

A mortar went off without launching into the air, sending sparks into surrounding weeds and igniting more fireworks.

Local WWII veteran recalls storming Normandy Beach

Local WWII veteran remebers storming Normandy Beach

As many Americans fire up the grill, head to the freedom parades and wave the American flag this Fourth of July Weekend, many may want to salute the servicemen and women who have made many sacrifices for American independence.

Blackfoot prepares for Fourth of July

Blackfoot prepares for Fourth of July

City of Blackfoot prepares for the Fourth of July, but one firework stand is working for a good cause. 

Anglers enjoy ideal conditions early in Jackson Hole

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Streams and rivers in Jackson Hole have steadily declined and fishing guides report ideal conditions for anglers.

Labor officials: Idaho's population gets more diverse

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Idaho labor officials say Idaho's population of ethnic minorities and people of color is on the rise.

Fire burns shop storing ammunition

Fire burns garage

A fire engulfed a garage filled with ammunition in Jefferson County on Friday around 1:30 p.m.

LDS leader Packer dies after 45 years as apostle

Boyd K. Packer

Boyd K. Packer, president of the LDS church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, died Friday afternoon.


Power back on for 2,000 customers in Bonneville County

Power Outage

Lights are back on for about 2,000 power customers who were without electricity in the Ammon and Idaho Falls area for about two hours Friday.


Jackson mayor says she's pushing anti-discrimination measure

Sara Flitner

The mayor of Jackson says she's pushing an ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expects to have a public hearing on it in coming weeks.

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