Passing lightning storms have caused a fire near the Sawtell Peak. The Yale Fire, as it is being called, was located by fire crews Thursday morning about one mile southwest of Sawtell Peak. The fire is burning in a small group of whitebark pine and subalpine fir trees.
Southwest Idaho authorities say a young girl waiting with her family for fireworks to start at a nearby festival was shot in the shoulder by a stray bullet when two men opened fire on each other in a parking lot.
Researchers plan to start trapping grizzly bears in parts of Montana's Gallatin National Forest over the next month as part of a project to monitor the bear population in and around Yellowstone National Park.
April Carillo, 42, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court to preparing false income tax returns for clients of her business, Carillo’s Tax Service, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.