Statesman file photo The wilderness around Idaho’s Sawtooths range, the state’s best-known mountains, is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Views of the Sawtooths and its dozens of 10,000-plus-foot peaks are spectacular no matter how a visitor arrives in the valley. Statesman file photo

GOSPEL-HUMP WILDERNESS — The trail to Lower Gospel Lake is steep, unmaintained and poorly marked. Hikers drop 700 feet in less than a mile into a thick forest of pine and fir... More >>

Josh Thompson of the Boogie Boys won the first heat of the Indian Relay Races at the Eastern Idaho State Fair on Monday afternoon. The races filled the grandstand on Monday of Labor Day weekend. Monte LaOrange /

BLACKFOOT — Ask Josh Thompson to describe his passion, the sport of Indian relay racing, and he hardly has to think. “Adrenaline. It’s pure adrenaline,” said a... More >>

The Boise Police Department also has a lighter Lenco Bearcat armored car, bought for $253,000 using an Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security grant and money from criminal seizures. It is used for officer transport and hostage rescue. JOHN SOWELL / Idaho Statesman

When police and federal agents investigated reports last November that more than 100 pounds of explosives were stored under a home on Dorian Street, the Boise Police Department sent a mine-... More >>

John Evans Jr. and son John Evans III at their bank’s Burley home. Katherine Jones / Photo courtesy of D.L. Evans Bank

Chapter 1: A widow drives an ox cart west Sometime in the 1850s, Winifred Evans sailed from her native Wales across the Atlantic Ocean. A widow, she drove an ox cart as part of a train... More >>

Phil Sandlin / Associated Press Lightning strikes near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field during a weather delay before Saturday’s game between Florida and Idaho in Gainesville, Fla.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida expects to know what will happen with Saturday’s postponed season opener against Idaho in the next two days. Florida Field became unplayable... More >>
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