Reservoirs full; La Niña likely again this winter

Bill Bradshaw / Farm & Ranch
At 43 percent of capacity, Ririe Reservoir was one of the lower reservoirs in the Upper Snake River system Tuesday, but still held more than last year thanks to last year's healthy snowpack, an early start on this winter's snowpack and lower-than-usual irrigation requirements by eastern Idaho farmers.

The new irrigation water year is shaping up to be excellent.

Record 1,400-pound pumpkin dazzles festival fans

In this x, farmer Jim Lowe stands behind a 1,400-pound pumpkin in Meridian, Idaho. The biggest pumpkin ever grown in Idaho is being seen by tens of thousands of Treasure Valley residents this fall. The previous state record, set in 2012, was 1,219 pounds and the world record is 2,624 pounds, said D.J. Steffler, who grew it in nearby Nampa. (Sean Ellis/The Capital Press via AP)

MERIDIAN— The biggest pumpkin ever grown in Idaho is being seen by tens of thousands of Treasure Valley residents this fall.

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